The Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 as it’s more commonly known is the video game industry’s biggest trade show and it’s coming to LA on June 10th.
Though the show is only open to industry professionals and members of the media, E3 has an impact on the entire city of Los Angeles. In 2013 the conference brought in over 48,000 attendees from 200 countries.
E3 mainly provides a platform for industry professionals to network, but it’s also an exciting time for consumers and the media as they prepare for the many announcements that coincide with the show including new products, games, software and hardware.
Some of the major announcements and releases will come in the form of pre-show press conferences. On June 9th several of the larger companies will be hosting press events including:
Microsoft 9am (PDT)
Electronic Arts 12pm (PDT)
Ubisoft 3pm (PDT)
Sony 6pm (PDT)
Though most attendees are already registered, you can still sign up to attend E3 if you are affiliated with the video game industry, or are part of the media.
Attending the event is just one side of E3. The conference couldn’t happen without the multitude of exhibitors who show off exciting new products each year. Some of this year’s notable exhibitors include:
Don’t worry if you can’t actually attend E3, the event is extremely well covered by news outlets. Many technology and gaming news companies feature priority coverage of the conference including IGN, Gamespot, GamesRadar and TWiT . Another great source of coverage is e3insider.com.
The first Electronic Entertainment Expo happened in 1995 and the show has been an annual event ever since. Come out to LA and experience the fun atmosphere that this unique trade show brings to the city.
Where: LA Convention Center
Date: June 10 – 12
WHERE TO STAY
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