View Full Version : New "E3" ?

11-03-06, 01:59 PM
From Geek.com

When the Entertainment Software Association decided to retool the E3 Expo into a invitation-only media summit (see our latest coverage), the collective gamer community cried to the heavens that the party in Los Angeles was over ... or is it? Word is that International Data Group (IDG), the tech magazine publisher and trade show producer, wants to fill the E3 gaming void in LA with the new GamePro Expo.

A memo that has been making the rounds to some LA Convention and Visitors Bureau members reads, "IDG has been secured to run the new GamePro Expo show, what we knew as E3." The memo goes on to say that the GamePro Expo will take place October 18-20 next year at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The new expo is exected to combine a trade show with consumer elements and game competitions. IDG is hoping that the GamePro Expo will draw 30,000 attendees, but can it take the place of E3 during its prime? We'll find out next year.

Definetly smaller than E3, but it should still be fun :)