E3 is is a big deal in the gaming world to say the least.

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And, it is quickly approaching! E3 2018 will be held June 12-14, so you are probably getting ready by this point! E3 is owned by Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the American association that serves 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.

ESA offers a handful of services to interactive entertainment software companies. These services include conducting business and consumer research; providing legal and policy analysis and advocacy on First Amendment; intellectual property, and technology/e-commerce issues; managing a global content protection program; owning and operating E3; and, finally, representing video game industry interests in federal and state government relations.

If you are an avid gamer, you probably want to make sure you’re there to experience the event. On the other hand, if you’ve never heard of E3, you’re in the perfect place to find out all of the information you need to know about it!

Continue reading for an overview on E3. In this preview of the event, you will find information about ticket pricing and availability, conference schedules, who will be attending the event, and the location.

Location & Conference Schedules

This year, E3 will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. E3 exhibit hall and second-floor meeting room access hours can be found below:

  • Tuesday, June 12th
    • Industry Pass: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    • Gamer Pass: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 13th
    • Industry Pass: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    • Gamer Pass: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 14th
    • Industry Pass: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    • Gamer Pass: 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM

The industry pass includes industry-qualified attendees, media, exhibitors, VIP buyers, and business pass holders. The gamer pass includes everyday gamers.

Who Will Be In Attendance?

E3 hosts some of the leading video game experts in the nation every year. In 2018, leading computer and video game companies, business partners, media, industry analysts, and gamers from over 100 countries will be attending E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. E3 2018 will welcome software developers, buyers, retailers, programmers, distributors, entertainment industry representatives, gamers, financiers and venture capitalists, importers and exporters, manufacturers, resellers, researchers, educators, financial analysts, industry analysts, and worldwide electronic and print media.

In specific, the following companies will be there:

  • 1More
  • 5-Hour ENERGY
  • 505 Games
  • Activision
  • Aksys Games Localization, Inc.
  • Andaseat
  • ArenaNet, LLC
  • ASTRO Gaming
  • Atlus
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
  • Bethesda
  • Big Ben Interactive
  • Bionik
  • Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
  • CaptoGlove
  • Click Entertainment
  • DC Games Group
  • Deep Silver, Inc.
  • Dell Gaming
  • DisplayLink
  • DXRacer
  • Epic Games Inc.
  • Fandom
  • Focus Home Interactive
  • Funko & GameStop
  • Game Informer
  • GameSpot
  • Gameworld Distributors
  • Gearbox Publishing
  • Grey Box/Six Foot
  • GungHo Online Entertainment
  • Hori
  • Hyperkin, Inc.
  • InComm
  • Kalypso Media Group
  • Konami Digital Entertainment Inc.
  • LF Gaming
  • Little Buddy, LLC
  • Mayflash Limited
  • Mecca Electronics
  • Microsoft
  • MomoCon/Dragon Con
  • Natsume Inc.
  • NDreams Ltd
  • Next Level Racing
  • Nintendo of America Inc.
  • Noblechairs
  • NVIDIA Corporation
  • Performance Designed Products
  • PowerA
  • Psyonix Inc.
  • R.D.S. Industries
  • Rebellion
  • Scarecrow Studio
  • SCUF Gaming
  • SEGA
  • Shenzhen Sades Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
  • Sony Interactive Entertaiment Europe Limited
  • Splash Damage
  • Square Enix, Inc.
  • Starbreeze Publishing AB
  • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
  • Team 17
  • Techland Publishing
  • Tencent America LLC
  • THQ Nordic
  • Thrustmaster
  • Tobii
  • Turtle Beach
  • Ubisoft Entertainment SA
  • UCC Distributing Inc.
  • Virtuosos
  • Volante Design
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Xsens

E3 has a packed slate of things going on! Make sure you get out there and see the new and upcoming developments in the gaming business!

Enjoy your time at E3!

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