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.