FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IDG World Expo today announced that the acclaimed Video Games Live™ Concert is set to perform on Friday, October 19, 2007, during E for All™ Expo, a new event created for people who are passionate about video games and everything related. E for All’s Video Games Live concert is the performance debut for the new 7000-seat Nokia Theatre – part of downtown’s LA Live development across the street from the Convention Center and Staples Center. E for All is scheduled for October 18 - 21, 2007, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
E for All will bring gamers face-to-face with the creativity, excitement and energy of interactive entertainment, offering unprecedented access to all aspects of the booming video game industry and its latest, hottest products. In addition to trying games on the show floor in advance of their holiday release, E for All will offer game fans opportunities to experience the games they love in entirely new ways through special features such as Video Games Live.
“We’re thrilled to offer Video Games Live at E for All,” said Mary Dolaher, CEO of IDG World Expo. “Our show is about bringing people together in one place to experience for themselves the all the elements –business and creative – that go into games. Video Games Live brilliantly showcases the complexity of the game as an artistic medium. It’s more than just playing games; it’s about how the games touch us on so many levels – both visual and audio.”
“E for All is the show gamers have been waiting for,” said Tommy Tallarico, leading composer and Video Games Live co-creator. “We’re excited and honored to be a part of the inaugural show and to be the very first performance ever in such a new and prominent venue.”
Video Games Live features music from the biggest and most recognized video games of all time performed by a full symphony orchestra and choir along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. Advance ticket-holders to E for All currently have access to a reserved VIP section and an exciting meet and greet following the performance. Further information can be found at www.EforAllExpo.com or www.videogameslive.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public June 1st. Guest performers and other gaming industry special guests will be announced closer to the show. Additional pre-show festivities include a costume contest where audience members can come dressed as their favorite video game characters. Finalists will be judged on stage before the show by the audience.
Video Games Live will be the very first performance in downtown LA’s new Nokia Theatre. LA Live is already being referred to as the "Times Square of the west coast". It is a four million square foot $1.7 billion tourist-oriented “entertainment” hub. The plan features a 55-story convention center and hotel, 7,000-seat theater, ESPN broadcast facilities, Grammy museum, 14-screen movie theater and nearly a dozen restaurants and clubs.
About E for All™ Expo
E for All™ is a new event created for all people who are passionate about video games and everything related. The Expo was launched in response to strong demand for an event that connects all segments of the market – consumers, producers, retailers, media and industry insiders. E for All offers an increasingly diverse consumer marketplace the opportunity to see and try new products before they reach store shelves. Event organizers anticipate its mid-October dates will launch an early and successful holiday shopping season for the industry. For more information about E for All Expo or to register for updates about the event, please visit www.EforAllExpo.com. Companies interested in learning more about exhibit opportunities, please contact Richard Kazarian at (508) 424-4828, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Video Games Live
Created by two industry leading video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, Video Games Live (produced under their company Mystical Stone Entertainment, LLC) is the front runner in the field of live game music performance. Video Games Live is an immersive concert event celebrating music from the biggest video games of all time. Top orchestras and choirs around the world perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. The debut performance launched on July 6th, 2005 at the world famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with the LA Philharmonic with over 11,000 people in attendance making it the largest video game concert in the world. For more details please visit www.videogameslive.com.
About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces tradeshows and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Entertainment for All™ (E for AllTM), Macworld Conference & Expo®, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, LinuxWorld® OpenSolutions Summit™, Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™), and SaaScon™. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.
About International Data Group (IDG)
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.
IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.
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