It’s that time again! E3, the world’s premier event for computer and video games, will commence on June 12th through 14th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. E3 brings together leading computer and video game companies, business partners, media, industry analysts, and gamers from over 100 countries. E3 2018 also invites experts, visionaries, entrepreneurs, leading streamers, and online influencers within the computer and video game industry that include:
- Software Developers
- Buyers and Retailers
- Entertainment Industry Representatives
- Financiers and Venture Capitalists
- Importers and Exporters
- Researchers & Educators
- Financial and Industry Analysts
- Worldwide Electronic and Print Media
Similar to years in the past we compiled an E3 guide to help you register and get through the massive gaming event, please see below.
Recently announced E3 will host one of the biggest eSports at the E3 ESL Arena, June 12-14 in Los Angeles. Located in the heart of the South Hall, the new E3 ESL Arena stage is a 7,500-square-foot dynamic esports experience that seats over 200 fans. The main stage will feature custom player experiences with analysts and casters, giving the audience up-close VIP access to the world of competitive esports. For the lineup or for more information about eSports at E3 please visit: https://www.e3expo.com/news/uncategorized/e3-feature-esl-sports-arena.
This year ESA and E3 are teaming up with producer Geoff Keighley (The Game Awards) to introduce the E3 COLISEUM which is a main stage that brings video game fans closer to their favorite games and creators. The E3 Coliseum takes place at The Novo at L.A. Live, June 12th, 10AM – 7PM, June 13th, 10AM – 7PM, and June 14th, 10AM – 4PM. For more information please visit: https://www.e3expo.com/coliseum.
The New Product Spotlight is the list of never-seen-before products to be displayed at E3 2018. The new products are supplied by E3 exhibitors and is not inclusive of all the new products expected to be on display at the show. Click here to check out the products on the New Product Spotlight list.
During the three day event there will be live broadcasting located here: https://live.e3expo.com/.
Registration for the E3 “Gamer Pass” is still open and can be purchased here: https://www.e3expo.com/register. The attendee Gamer Pass for the Three-Day Show Floor ticket is $249.00. Please note: Gamer passes are available in limited quantity. All Gamer passes are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Register for a gamer pass before they are sold out here: Registration deadlines apply for all attendees.
This year E3 has new show hours. Below are the E3 Exhibit Hall and Second Floor Meeting Room Access Hours for Holders:
DATE INDUSTRY PASS* GAMER PASS
Tuesday, June 12th 11:00AM – 7:00PM 2:00PM-7:00PM
Wednesday, June 13th 9:00AM – 7:00PM 12:00PM-7:00PM
Thursday, June 14th 9:00AM – 6:00PM 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Click here for more information on the new show hours. Click here to view the hours for industry professionals and gamers. *Industry-Qualified Attendees, Media, Exhibitors, VIP Buyers, and Business Pass.
Utilizing the E3 Mobile app attendees can:
- Stay on schedule with exciting sessions at E3 Coliseum
- Stream Live.E3Expo.com for up-to-the-minute happenings
- Locate exhibitors and get real-time directions with interactive maps
- Publish your profile and network with thousands of attendees
- Receive important, real-time communications from E3
- Join in on social media with #E32018
- See a complete list of the all-new products
The E3 mobile app can be downloaded here: https://www.e3expo.com/e3-mobile-app.
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90015
***For directions and additional information visit the Los Angeles Convention Center website.
The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the US association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies developing and publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the internet.