|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
CONTACT: Dan Hewitt – dhewitt@theESA.com or 202-223-2400
Registration Now Open; Show Floor Space Selling Fast
Washington, DC February 2, 2009 The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today released additional details about the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo), including opening attendee registration and media credentialing. Individuals seeking to determine their eligibility or requesting media credentialing can now do so at www.e3expo.com. The 2009 E3 Expo is open to all credentialed international and U.S.-based media, industry analysts, retailers, developers and business partners.
The 2009 E3 Expo will be the preeminent North American computer and video game event, said Michael D. Gallagher, CEO of the ESA, which represents U.S. computer and video game publishers and owner of the Electronic Entertainment Exposition. With robust exhibitor sales, high attendee interest, and strong commitments from multiple industry sectors, we are going to ensure the full excitement and energy of this industry is on display.
To be admitted as an industry professional, attendees must submit two pieces of direct and current industry identification such as a company credit card, paycheck stub or W-2 form. Individuals who cannot provide such documentation will not be permitted to attend.
Exhibit space is available for both ESA members and non-members alike. Companies involved in console, PC, online, and mobile game publishing and developing, qualified business partners, as well as makers of video game hardware and peripherals can exhibit. The 2009 event is being produced by IDG World Expo; companies interested in exhibiting should contact IDG World Expo at (877) 216-6264.
Exhibit floor space is selling quickly with a number of major video game industry and business partners already reserving space. A full list of current exhibitors is located on www.e3expo.com, but it includes:
Atlus U.S.A., Inc.
Bethesda Softworks LLC
Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Disney Interactive Studios, Inc.
Electronic Arts, Inc.
Epic Games, Inc.
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC
Majesco Entertainment Company
Midway Games Inc.
Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Nintendo of America, Inc.
Sega of America, Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Sony Online Entertainment LLC
Square Enix, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.
Additional details, including hotel and travel accommodations, will be forthcoming in the next few weeks and will be available at www.e3expo.com. If you are a member of the press and interested in attending, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
The Entertainment Software Association is the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet. The ESA offers services to interactive entertainment software publishers including a global anti-piracy program, owning the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo), business and consumer research, federal and state government relations, First Amendment and intellectual property protection efforts. For more information, please visit www.theESA.com.