Entertainment for All

Entertainment for All

"Entertainment for All Expo" or "E for All" is a public video game trade show, created to allow the general public to see and experience new products from the video game industry. The inaugural "E for All Expo" was open October 18 to October 21 2007, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. [ [http://www.gamespot.com/news/6168302.html?q=e%20for%20all&tag=result;title;0 "E for All detailed"] ] [ [http://www.gamespy.com/articles/753/753398p1.html "Entertainment For All Expo Announced"] ] The Second E For All Convention is currently planned for October 3 through October 5, 2008 and will once again be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


On January 5 2007, IDG World Expo, announced the first annual "E for All Expo", the only video game event to receive the endorsement of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade organization that organized the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).Fact|date=October 2007 E for All was launched in response to ESA's reorganization of the E3 event to the E3 Business and Media Summit, where only invitees from the press and in the industry can attend. The expo offers an opportunity for the general public to see and try new products.

On September 16th 2007, Games Media Properties, announced that they will no longer produce the World Series of Video Games. [citation|url= http://blogs.ign.com/gmbar/2007/09/16/66428/ | accessdate=2007-10-31] This announcement reduced the size of Entertainment for All's show floor by 35%. [citation|url= http://wire.ggl.com/2007/09/14/there-will-be-a-game-tournament-at-e-for-all-but-who-will-run-it/ | accessdate=2007-10-31]

IDG World Expo is also responsible for producing tradeshows, conferences and events such as Macworld, LinuxWorld, and GreenXchange Xpo.Fact|date=October 2007

The 2007 Expo had an attendance of about 18,000. [citation|url= http://www.eforallexpo.com/community/e4webster/blog/18-000-gamers-come-e-all-see-you-next-year+ | accessdate=2007-10-23]

Two highly-anticipated titles, Nintendo's "Super Smash Bros. Brawl" and Konami's "" were present in playable form. Organizers consider the event a success. [citation|url= http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/680206/E_For_All_Floor_Report.html | accessdate=2007-10-23] [citation|url= http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/680228/E_For_All_Draws_Smaller_Crowd.html | accessdate=2007-10-23]

IDG World Expo announced the date for the 2008 Entertainment For All show months before their 2007 took place. They announced that the date would be August 28-30, the same weekend that the annual Penny Arcade Expo video game show falls on. [citation|url= http://www.firingsquad.com/news/newsarticle.asp?searchid=17438 | accessdate=2007-10-31] The date has since been changed to October 3-5.


ee also

*America's VideoGame Expo — VGXPO videogame convention held in Philadelphia
*Consumer Electronics Show
*Game Developers Conference
*Games Convention — held in Leipzig, Germany
*GAMESCom - will be held in Cologne, successor to GC
*Penny Arcade Expo
*SpaceWorldNintendo exclusive game expo
*Tokyo Game Show — Game expo held in Tokyo, Japan
*Video Games Live
*World Series of Video Games

External links

* [http://www.eforallexpo.com Official E for All site]
* [http://www.idgworldexpo.com Official IDG World Expo site]
* [http://www.intothepixel.com Official Into The Pixel site]
* [http://www.videogameslive.com Official Video Games Live site]
* [http://www.thewsvg.com/ Official World Series of Video Games site]

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