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Events & Activities: Exhibitor "Happenings"

Electronic Entertainment Expo 2005

Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) May 18-20, 2005

To help you prepare for next week's E3Expo, the world's premiere interactive entertainment trade event, we've updated our list of events and activities taking place at this year's show. These "Happenings" are ordered chronologically under three sections - ESA Events, Media Briefings and General Events. New exhibitor events added since the April 27 distribution are labeled "New!" Please note that the list was supplied by E3Expo exhibitors and is not inclusive of all events at the show. All events listed are subject to change without notice.

Happenings information will also be posted on www.e3expo.com later this week and available to media only in the Media Center, onsite in West Hall Room 502.

ESA EVENTS

May 18, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. - ESA (owner of E3Expo) Media Briefing & Breakfast

Led by Entertainment Software Association (ESA) President Douglas Lowenstein, this special event offers media an up-to-date look at the state of the interactive entertainment industry, as well as a first look at the results of the ESA's annual computer and video game consumer survey. Media in attendance will receive a pass for a complimentary breakfast to be served following the briefing. Seating for the breakfast is first-come, first-served.Location: West Hall Theatre, Upper Level, Room 411 Contact: Ehrin Cummings, 310-967-2974, ecummings@e3expo.com

May 18, 5:30 p.m. - "Into the Pixel" Opening Reception

Don't miss the Opening Reception for "Into the Pixel: An Exhibition of the Art of the Videogame," presented by Spike TV. A collaborative effort of E3Expo, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the LA County Museum of Art, Into the Pixel (ITP) will showcase 16 pieces of art from computer and video games, selected from over 140 submissions by a panel of experts representing both the game and art worlds. The Opening Reception will unveil the ITP Gallery -- and celebrate the art and the artists behind these stunning visual works. ITP jury members and selected artists will be on-hand for interviews.

Gallery printed by Epson America.

Location: Concourse Foyer

Contact: Pattie Tobias-Renouard, 503-241-9469, prenouard@e3expo.com

MEDIA BRIEFINGS

On-site news conferences will be held at the News Conference Room (located in LACC Room 515B, West Hall), adjoining the Media Hospitality Suite, unless otherwise specified by exhibitor.

May 17, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Nintendo of America - Media Briefing

Location: Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood

Contact: Julia Roether, 213-623-4200, jroether@golinharris.com, and

Jennifer Archer, 213-623-4200, jarcher@golinharris.com

May 18, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. - Mirinae Corp/Game Infinity Media Briefing

Contact: Frazer Nash, 0044 1296 712522, 0044 7788 971810 (mobile),

fnc@frazer-nash-communications.co.uk

May 18, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Bonus Mobile Media Briefing

The Wayans Bros. will be on hand to demonstrate their latest creation, "The Dozens," a new multiplayer game for mobile phones, launching June 1. The Topps Company will launch "The Dozens" trading card game, which will be available through August 2005 exclusively at Blockbuster.

Contact: John Russel, 818-501-0700, jrussel@ssapr.com

May 18, 2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - German Pavilion Media Briefing

Representatives of two German Associations, the German Game Developer's Association and the German entertainment software association will present market data for the year 2004 and inform the audiences about trends, challenges and developments on the German market.

Nine participating companies from the German Pavilion include:

  • German Game Developer's Association
  • bhv Software GmbH & Co KG (computer games, software)
  • Ascaron Entertainment GmbH (computer games, software, publishing)
  • dtp entertainment AG (computer games, software)
  • rondomedia Marketing & Vertriebs GmbH (computer games, software)
  • Aerosoft GmbH (computer games, computer hardware, flight and train simulation)
  • Exit Games Europe (software, mobile entertainment software, middleware)
  • deset GmbH (software, multimedia)
  • GC 2005, c/o Leipzig Trade Fair (all-inclusive trade fair for digital interactive games)

Contact:Jens Herzog, German American Chamber of Commerce, 415-248-1240, info-ca@gaccny.com

May 18, 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. - WildTangent Media Briefing

Join WildTangent for the official unveiling of "Fate," the first downloadable role player game that caters to both casual and hard core gamers alike. The world of "Fate" features a unique 3-D top-down perspective (requiring only a mouse to navigate), detailed artwork, and an infinite number of playing levels -- all delivered over the Internet. WildTangent founder and gaming visionary Alex St. John will demo this genre breaking game and share his vision on the future of downloadable games.

Contact: Robert Nachbar, 425-201-2061, rnachbar@ssk.com

May 19, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 p.m. - ATI Technologies Media Briefing - NEW!

Contact: John Carvill, 416-560-3646 (mobile), jcarvill@ati.com or

Lucia Giammaria, 416-875-9689, lucia@ati.com

May 19, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - KOEI Corp (Korean) Media Briefing - NEW!

Contact: Jarik R. Sikat, 650-692-9080 x230, jarik@koei.com

May 19, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Soft Trading U.S.A. Media Briefing

Contact: Keith Newman, 650-906-5129 (mobile), kanewman@sbcglobel.net

May 19, 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Global Gaming League Media Briefing - NEW!

Contact: James Little, 310-697-3008, 310-529-9793 (mobile),

jamesl@pacificmediapartners.com

May 20, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Fuzzyeyes Studio Media Briefing

Join Fuzzyeyes Studio for a demonstration of "HotDogs HotGals," a brand new makeover for business strategy games. Discover a whole new dimension to fast food management using gorgeous franchise girls as your secret weapon as you build your own fast food empire in this exciting new title. A playable game demo will be available for all attendees to experience in-person.

Contact: Sonny Lu, +61 7 3277 6699, sonny@fuzzyeyes.

May 18-20, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - Big Red Frog Mock Press Conference - NEW!

Press Conferences will be held each day of the show to promote and exemplify the game, "Escape From Obeeze City." They will be in the spirit of the game with an initial interview of Dr. Bludd by Tony Findlay, Australian fitness expert and operations director of Big Red Frog. Dr. Bludd and Dr. Butch Rosser, the real surgeon who plays Dr. Bludd will all be available for interviews after the initial questioning as well as the rest of the BODY MECHANICS including Glukagon, Insulyn, Sara Bellum and Kortex (all characters from the game).

May 18 - Dr. Bludd, mission specialist at the Ministry of HEALTH will announce the next mission, which is to save Jack DeCayed's life through a fight with obesity.

May 19 - Dr. Bludd will give an update on the mission to save Jack DeCayed by fighting A.G. (the fat cell) and the rest of the CHD (Coalition for Harm and Disease).

May 20 - Dr. Bludd will deem the mission a success after his team, the BODY MECHANICS have defeated the CHD and the fight against obesity.

Dr. Bludd will also announce a new policy initiative to recruit young participants who will be encouraged to live a healthy life with Dr. Bludd's leadership, called The Bludd Club.

Location: Booth #6347 Kentia Hall

Contact: Tim Sullivan, 732-816-0239 (mobile), Tim_Sullivan@dkcnews.com or Heather Muhleman, 914-299-5533 (mobile), Heather_Muhleman@dkcnews.com

May 18, 3:00 p.m., May 19, 10:00 a.m., May 20, 11:00 a.m. - Fogware Publishing's New Learning Systems Media Briefing

Come to the world premier of Fogware's New Learning Systems. These state-of-the-art educational software libraries for students age6-18 are the most comprehensive suites on the market, providing up-to-date core curriculum that is used in schools across America. The Learning Systems incorporate interactive questions, cutting edge graphics and engaging sound effects. Parents are now able to provide the materials needed to help their children meet and exceed their scholastic goals.

Location: Meeting room #6903 Kentia Hall

Contact: Nicole Curry, 650-333-9460, nicole@fog-ware.com

GENERAL EVENTS

Sunday, May 15

May 15, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - MIT Education Arcade Conference

Registration

Location: Outside Room 411 West Hall

Contact: Alex Chisholm, 617-461-4821, alex@MIT.EDU

May 15, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - MIT Education Arcade Conference

Reception & "Sparks Session" - A reception where participants are invited to bring their demos and materials to share with others, bazaar-style!

Location: Room 408 West Hall

Contact: Alex Chisholm, 617-461-4821, alex@MIT.EDU

Monday, May 16

May 16, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - MIT Education Arcade Conference - Registration & Continental Breakfast

Location: Room 411 West Hall

Contact: Alex Chisholm, 617-461-4821, alex@MIT.EDU

May 16, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - MIT Education Arcade Conference

Leading scholars, teachers, designers, marketers and publishers will discuss a wide range of topics, including Emerging Pedagogies, Creative Design, Informal Education, Gender Diversity, Games in the Classroom and Beyond, University Research on Games in K-12 Education, Business Opportunities and Financial Strategies and Case Studies on Civilization and Never Winter Nights. A complete agenda, list of speakers and registration information may be found at http://www.educationarcade.org.

Location: Room 411 West Hall

Contact: Alex Chisholm, 617-461-4821, alex@MIT.EDU

May 16, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Square Enix, Inc. Final Fantasy Concert

A new concert for the popular FINAL FANTASY video game franchise will be performed in Los Angeles at the Universal Amphitheatre. The concert will be conducted by Grammy award winner Arnie Roth and performed by the World Festival Symphony Orchestra and the CSUF University Singers, with special appearances by The Black Mages and additional guest performers who will be announced at a later date. Cherished scenes from the video games will be intertwined with live orchestral, rock and pop performances in "More Friends-Music from FINAL FANTASY-With Special Guests."

Location: Universal Amphitheatre (Universal City, CA)

Contact: Kumiko Hakushi, 310-846-0400, kumiko@square-enix-usa.com

TUESDAY, May 17

May 17, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - MIT Education Arcade Conference - Registration & Continental Breakfast

Location: Room 411 West Hall

Contact: Alex Chisholm, 617-461-4821, alex@MIT.EDU

May 17, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - MIT Education Arcade Conference

Room 411, West Hall

Contact: Alex Chisholm, 617-461-4821, alex@MIT.EDU

WEDNESDAY, May 18

May 18, Time TBA - JoWooD - Richard Dean Anderson appearance - NEW!

Location: Booth #724 South Hall

Contact: Tamara Berger, :+43 (0)3614 2966-1049, +43 (0)676 88 611 3068 (mobile), tberger@jowood.com or Udett Schaffrath, +43 (0)3614 2966 1037, +43 (0)676 88 611 3067 (mobile), Udetts@jowood.com

May 18, 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. - U.S. Army - Golden Knights & Special Forces Group - NEW!

The Army will take to the skies Wednesday and Thursday. At 10 a.m. the Army's Golden Knights will conquer the skies by jumping from more than 2000 feet and landing adjacent to the Los Angeles Convention Center at the corner of Pico and Figueroa. At 2 p.m., the 20th Special Forces Group will rappel from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter flown by the 140th General Support Aviation Battalion. E3Expo attendees can meet the Army's experts in verticle envelopment and test their mettle in the Special Forces Adventure Van located in the drop zone at Pico and Figueroa. At the South Hall entrance, attendees can take command of the Army's Convoy Skills Engagement Trainer (CSET) or don Quantum3D's man-wearable dismounted infantry training systems.

Location: Corner of Pico & Figueroa, Outside South Hall

Contact: Lori Mezoff, 410-897-0020, lorimezoff@yahoo.com

May 18, 10:30 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Fatal1ty - "Shootout"/Unreal Tournament with Johnathan Wendel

The world's #1 PC video game player, Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, will take on all corners in a shootout match.

Location: Booth #2228 West Hall

Contact: Rita Tennyson, 310-821-6100 x104, rita@terpin.com

May 18, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Superscape - Evel Knievel

Giveaways, autograph signings and a chance to sit on Evel's bike.

Location: Booth #2100 West Hall

Contact: Maggie Templeman, 011-44-1256-745769,

mtempleman@superscape.com

May 18, 11:00 a.m. - Magma Digital - "Han Dynasty" & "Goddess Saga" Releases

Magma Digital, the largest mobile game publisher of China, will release their flagship products, "Han Dynasty" and "Goddess Saga" at 11:00 a.m. on May 18th. Both are strategy games with great graphic and terrific intellectual systems combined with traditional Chinese history. In celebration of the launch, traditional presents from China will be distributed to attendees.

Location: Wireless Zone Pavilion - Kentia #C

Contact: Selinna Liu, 011-8621-522-80720-807,

liu.yue@magma-digital.com

May 18, 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Fatal1ty - Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel Autograph Signing

Location: Booth #2228 West Hall

Contact: Rita Tennyson, 310-821-6100 x104, rita@terpin.com

May 18, 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m, 4:30 p.m. - Konami - Musical Performance - NEW!

Konami will present a powerful, nationally acclaimed entertainment act combining the dynamic musical flavors of funk, groove and hip hop at E3Expo. Come to the Konami booth and catch this exciting and unique performance.

Location: Booth #800 South Hall

Contact: Marc Franklin, 650-654-5655, mfrankpr@konami.com

May 18, 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - Atlus USA - Prize Drawings and Puyo POP FEVER Tournaments

Enter the drawing by submitting entry forms (found in the Show Daily) for a chance to win an iPod Shuffle! People wanting to participate in the tournament need to bring their Nintendo DS (no game needed) and competitive skills to play for t-shirts, games and other prizes.

Location: Booth #414 West Hall

Contact: Tomm Hulett, tomm@altus.com

May 18, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Gamer Graffix - Hosting Playboy Playmates - NEW!

Miss March 2003 Pennelope Jimenez and Miss February 2001 Lauren Michelle Hill will be at the Gamer Graffix booth. Get a free Xbox or PS2 custom "skin" signed by your favorite Playboy Bunny!

Location: Booth #6053 Kentia Hall

Contact: Lisa Crowell, 401-738-5999 x134, 401/413-0318 (cell),

lcrowell@gamergraffix.com

May 18, 2:00 p.m. - Games For Windows - Autograph Signing - NEW!

RTS kings Bruce Shelley ("Age of Empires") and Brian Reynolds ("Rise of Nations") will strategize with fans and sign autographs.

Location: Booth #1068 South Hall

Contact: Vanessa Whorley, 206-268-2276, Vanessa.whorley@edelman.com

May 18, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - SNK Playmore USA - Falcoon Autograph Session

Come meet award-winning SNK gaming artist Falcoon during his autograph session. Falcoon will be autographing limited edition copies of two posters of "The King of Fighters" character Mai Shiranui, and SNK "Fatal Fury" hats while supplies last.

Location: Booth #646 South Hall

Contact: Michael Meyers, 925-551-8080, michael@mmpr.com

May 18, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Superscape - Harlem Globetrotters

Wun "The Shot" Versher & Anthony Blakes of the Harlem Globetrotters will show ball handling skills and tricks. Lots of giveaways, including balls, t-shirts and autograph signing.

Location: Booth #2100 West Hall

Contact: Maggie Templeman, 011-44-1256-745769,

mtempleman@superscape.com

May 18, 2:00 p.m. - U.S. Army - America's Army: Rise of a Soldier Competition - NEW!

The Frag Dolls, the seven-member girl videogame team sponsored by Ubisoft, will take on all competitors in America's Army: Rise of a Soldier in the Army booth all three days of the show from 2:00 p.m. until the end of each day.

Location: Booth 1608 South Hall

Contact: Lori Mezoff, 410-897-0020, lorimezoff@yahoo.com

May 18, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Bonus Mobile - The Wayan Brothers Autograph Signing

Location: Booth #6553 Kentia Hall

Contact: John Russel, 818-501-0700, jrussel@ssapr.com

May 18, 2:30 p.m. - Track7 - Prize Drawings & Photo Opportunities - NEW!

Track7 will sponsor special daily events where 200 of the first to arrive and fill out a post card will receive custom t-shirts of our upcoming adventure game "Theseis." There will also be a photo opportunity with our sexy Greek goddess and amazing Roman gladiatrix and gladiator during this time. The clock begins countdown every day at 2:30p.m. so be one of the first 200 to arrive and register in the booth to win!

Location: Booth #6559 Kentia Hall

Contact: Vicky Valanos, 011-30210-922-4429, valanos@ath.forthnet.gr

May 18, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Bonus Mobile - The Rap Pack Musical Performance

The Rap Pack features old-school rappers Grand Master Caz, Prince Whipper Whip and Melle Mel, the true pioneers of rap, who laid thegroundwork today's hip-hop scene. The Pack will perform classic rap and play "The Dozens," a new multiplayer game for mobile phones.

Booth #6553 Kentia Hall

Contact: John Russel, 818-501-0700, jrussel@ssapr.com

May 18, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Perpetual Entertainment - Exclusive Event: "Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising"

Party like a god with Perpetual Entertainment! Perpetual announces an exclusive event celebrating the upcoming massively multiplayer game Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising.

Location: Element Hollywood Nightclub

Contact: Kara Japhet, 919-806-4477, kara@tapin.net

THURSDAY, May 19

May 19, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - SNK Playmore USA - Falcoon Autograph Session

Come meet award-winning SNK gaming artist Falcoon during his autograph session. Falcoon will be autographing limited edition copies of two posters of "The King of Fighters" character Mai Shiranui, and SNK "Fatal Fury" hats while supplies last.

Location: Booth #646 South Hall

Contact: Michael Meyers, 925-551-8080, michael@mmpr.com

May 19, 10:00 a.m., 2:00pm - U.S. Army - Golden Knights & Special Forces Group - NEW!

The Army will take to the skies Wednesday and Thursday. At 10am the Army's Golden Knights will conquer the skies by jumping from more than 2000 feet and landing adjacent to the Los Angeles Convention Center at the corner of Pico and Figueroa. At 2pm, the 20th Special Forces Group will rappel from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter flown by the 140th General Support Aviation Battalion. E3 attendees can meet the Army's experts in verticle envelopment and test their mettle in the Special Forces Adventure Van located in the drop zone at Pico and Figueroa. At the South Hall entrance to E3 attendees can take command of the Army's Convoy Skills Engagement Trainer (CSET) or don Quantum3D's man-wearable dismounted infantry training systems.

Location: Corner of Pico & Figueroa, Outside South Hall

Contact: Lori Mezoff, 410-897-0020, lorimezoff@yahoo.com

May 19, 10:30 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fatal1ty - "Shootout"/Unreal Tournament with Johnathan Wendel

The world's #1 PC video game player, Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, will take on all corners in a shootout match.

Location: Booth #2228 West Hall

Contact: Rita Tennyson, 310-821-6100 x104, rita@terpin.com

May 19, 10:30a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30p.m., 4:30 p.m. - Konami - Musical Performance - NEW!

Konami will present a powerful, nationally acclaimed entertainment act combining the dynamic musical flavors of funk, groove and hip hop at E3Expo. Come to the Konami booth and catch this exciting and unique performance.

Location: Booth #800 South Hall

Contact: Marc Franklin, 650-654-5655, mfrankpr@konami.com

May 19, 10:40 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 1:40 p.m. - NCSoft - "City of Heroes" Comic Book Signing - NEW!

Well known comic book artist David Nakayama and writer Mark Waid will be on hand at the NCsoft booth to sign copies of the initial "City of Heroes" comic from major comic industry creator/publisher, Top Cow Productions. The first comic released on May 4 will be sent to all subscribers of the "City of Heroes" game.

Location: Booth #1024 South Hall

Contact: David Swofford, 512-498-4002, dswofford@ncsoft.com

May 19, 11:00 a.m. - 11: 30 a.m., 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Bonus Mobile - Comedy Time

An eclectic group of local stand-up comedians perform original material, much of which will soon be available from Bonus Mobile through their deal with Comedy Time, the first comedy network featuring original programming specifically geared toward wireless handsets. With stand-up comedy as its staple, Comedy Time showcases the most talented stand-up comics in the country.

Location: Booth #6553 Kentia Hall

Contact: John Russel, 818-501-0700, jrussel@ssapr.com

May 19, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Superscape - Evel Knievel

Giveaways, autograph signings and a chance to sit on Evel's bike.

Location: Booth #2100 West Hall

Contact: Maggie Templeman, 011-44-1256-745769,

mtempleman@superscape.com

May 19, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - THQ - WWE Superstars Autograph Signing - NEW!

WWE Superstars will sign autographs for fans. Stacy Keibler will be at the THQ booth from noon to 1:00 p.m. Second Superstar TBD.

Location:Booth #1046, South Hall

Contact: Gretchen Armerding, 818-871-5188, garmerding@thq.com

May 19, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Crave Entertainment - Professor of Poker

See poker superstar Howard Lederer in action playing "Texas Hold 'Em." Known as the Professor of Poker, Lederer is the holder of 10 major poker titles including World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour championships. Pick up valuable pro tips and get a preview of

"World Championship Poker 2."

Location: Booth 996 South Hall

Contact: Michael Meyers, (925) 551-8080, michael@mmpr.com

May 19, 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Fatal1ty - Johnathan "Fatal1ty"

Wendel Autograph Signing

Location: Booth #2228 West Hall

Contact: Rita Tennyson, 310-821-6100 x104, rita@terpin.com

May 19, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - Atlus USA - Prize Drawings and Puyo POP FEVER Tournaments

Enter the drawing by submitting entry forms (found in the Show Daily) for a chance to win an iPod Shuffle! People wanting to participate in the tournament need to bring their Nintendo DS (no game needed) and competitive skills to play for t-shirts, games and other prizes.

Location: Booth #414 West Hall

Contact: Tomm Hulett, tomm@altus.com

May 19, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Fatal1ty - ACON Finals

A major gaming competition, consisting of team and individual finals.

Location: Booth #2228 West Hall

Contact: Rita Tennyson, 310-821-6100 x104, rita@terpin.com

May 19, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Gamer Graffix - Hosting Playboy Playmates - NEW!

Miss March 2003 Pennelope Jimenez and Miss February 2001 Lauren Michelle Hill will be at the Gamer Graffix booth. Get a free Xbox or PS2 custom "skin" signed by your favorite Playboy Bunny!

Location: Booth #6053 Kentia Hall

Contact: Lisa Crowell, 401-738-5999 x134, 401/413-0318 (cell),

lcrowell@gamergraffix.com

May 19, 1:00 p.m. - Namco Hometek - SOULCALIBER III Tournament - NEW!

Can you take the stage to make history? Namco will be hosting the SOULCALIBUR III tournament that could put you in gaming historyand make your wallet a little thicker with some prize money. Take the stage and engage others in this EXCLUSIVE tournament edition at E3Expo that will have playable characters not available on the show floor.

Step up and see if you are worthy of being crowned champion!

Location: Booth #824 South Hall

Contact: Robert Cogburn, 408-235-2138, rcogburn@namco.com

May 19, 2:00 p.m. - Games For Windows - Autograph Signing - NEW!

RPG masters Chris Taylor ("Dungeon Siege") and Brad McQuaid ("EverQuest") will regale you with tales from the dungeon as they sign autographs.

Location: Booth #1068 South Hall

Contact: Vanessa Whorley, 206-268-2276, Vanessa.whorley@edelman.com

May 19, 2:00 p.m. - U.S. Army - America's Army: Rise of a Soldier Competition - NEW!

The Frag Dolls, the seven-member girl videogame team sponsored by Ubisoft, will take on all competitors in America's Army: Rise of a Soldier in the Army booth all three days of the show from 2:00 p.m.

until the end of each day.

Location: Booth 1608 South Hall

Contact: Lori Mezoff, 410-897-0020, lorimezoff@yahoo.com

May 19, 2:30 p.m. - Track7 - Prize Drawings & Photo Opportunities - NEW!

Track7 will sponsor special daily events where 200 of the first to arrive and fill out a post card will receive custom tee shirts of our upcoming adventure game "Theseis." There will also be a photo opportunity with our sexy Greek goddess and amazing Roman gladiatrix and gladiator during this time. The clock begins countdown every day at 2:30 p.m. so be one of the first 200 to arrive and register in the booth to win!

Location: Booth #6559 Kentia Hall

Contact: Vicky Valanos, 011-30210-922-4429, valanos@ath.forthnet.gr

May 19, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Bonus Mobile - The Rap Pack Musical Performance

The Rap Pack features old-school rappers Grand Master Caz, Prince Whipper Whip and Melle Mel, the true pioneers of rap, who laid thegroundwork today's hip-hop scene. The Pack will perform classic rap and play "The Dozens," a new multiplayer game for mobile phones.

Location: Booth #6553 Kentia Hall

Contact: John Russel, 818-501-0700, jrussel@ssapr.com

May 19, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Superscape - Harlem Globetrotters

Wun "The Shot" Versher & Anthony Blakes of the Harlem Globetrotters will show ball handling skills and tricks. Lots of giveaways, including balls, t-shirts and autograph signing.

Location: Booth #2100 West Hall

Contact: Maggie Templeman, 011-44-1256-745769,

mtempleman@superscape.com

FRIDAY, May 20

May 20, 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - Konami - Musical Performance - NEW!

Konami will present a powerful, nationally acclaimed entertainment act combining the dynamic musical flavors of funk, groove and hip hop at E3Expo. Come to the Konami booth and catch this exciting and unique performance.

Location: Booth #800 South Hall

Contact: Marc Franklin, 650-654-5655, mfrankpr@konami.com

May 20, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Fatal1ty - "Shootout"/Unreal Tournament with Johnathan Wendel

The world's #1 PC video game player, Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, will take on all corners in a shootout match.

Location: Booth #2228, West Hall

Contact: Rita Tennyson, 310-821-6100 x104, rita@terpin.com

May 20, 11:00 a.m. - 11: 30 a.m. - Bonus Mobile - Comedy Time

An eclectic group of local stand-up comedians perform original material, much of which will soon be available from Bonus Mobilethrough their deal with Comedy Time, the first comedy network featuring original programming specifically geared toward wirelesshandsets. With stand-up comedy as its staple, Comedy Time showcases the most talented stand-up comics in the country.

Location: Booth #6553 Kentia Hall

Contact: John Russel, 818-501-0700, jrussel@ssapr.com

May 20, 11:40 a.m., 12:40 p.m. & 1:40 p.m. - NCSoft - "City of Heroes" Comic Book Signing - NEW!

Well known comic book artist David Nakayama and writer Mark Waid will be on hand at the NCsoft booth to sign copies of the initial "City of Heroes" comic from major comic industry creator/publisher, Top Cow Productions. The first comic released on May 4 will be sent to all subscribers of the "City of Heroes" game.

Location: Booth 1024 South Hall

Contact: David Swofford, 512-498-4002, dswofford@ncsoft.com

May 20, 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Fatal1ty Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel Autograph Signing

Location: Booth #2228 West Hall

Contact: Rita Tennyson, 310-821-6100 x104, rita@terpin.com

May 20, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - Atlus USA - Prize Drawings and Puyo POP FEVER Tournaments

Enter the drawing by submitting entry forms (found in the Show Daily) for a chance to win an iPod Shuffle! People wanting to participate in the tournament need to bring their Nintendo DS (no game needed) and competitive skills to play for t-shirts, games and other prizes.

Location: Booth #414 West Hall

Contact: Tomm Hulett, tomm@altus.com

May 20, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Fatal1ty - ACON Finals

A major gaming competition, consisting of team and individual finals.

Location: Booth #2228 West Hall

Contact: Rita Tennyson, 310-821-6100 x104, rita@terpin.com

May 20, 2:00 p.m. - Namco Hometek - Pac-Man Raffle - NEW!

Chomp your way over to Namco in celebration of Pac-Man's 25th birthday. To celebrate this momentous event, Namco will be awarding one lucky winner a real arcade icon - an original Pac-Man arcade machine! Be sure to fill out your forms on the belly band on the E3Expo Show Daily and drop one off at the Namco booth throughout the show. Chomp! Chomp!

Location: Booth #824 South Hall

Contact: Robert Cogburn, 408-235-2138, rcogburn@namco.com

May 20, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Superscape - Harlem Globetrotters

Wun "The Shot" Versher & Anthony Blakes of the Harlem Globetrotters will show ball handling skills and tricks. Lots of giveaways, including balls, t-shirts and autograph signing.

Location: Booth #2100 West Hall

Contact: Maggie Templeman, 011-44-1256-745769,

mtempleman@superscape.com

May 20, 2:00 p.m. - U.S. Army - America's Army: Rise of a Soldier Competition - NEW!

The Frag Dolls, the seven-member girl videogame team sponsored by Ubisoft, will take on all competitors in America's Army: Rise of a Soldier in the Army booth all three days of the show from 2:00 p.m. until the end of each day.

Location: Booth 1608 South Hall

Contact: Lori Mezoff, 410-897-0020, lorimezoff@yahoo.com

May 20, 2:30 p.m. - Track7 - Prize Drawings & Photo Opportunities - NEW!

Track7 will sponsor special daily events where 200 of the first to arrive and fill out a post card will receive custom tee shirts ofour upcoming adventure game "Theseis." There will also be a photo opportunity with our sexy Greek goddess and amazing Roman gladiatrix and gladiator during this time. The clock begins countdown every day at 2:30p.m. so be one of the first 200 to arrive and register in the booth to win!

Location: Booth #6559 Kentia Hall

Contact: Vicky Valanos, 011-30210-922-4429, valanos@ath.forthnet.gr

ALL-DAY DAILY EVENTS

May 18-20, All Day - Adrenaline Corp - Time-Trial Race

Set the pole position at E3Expo and race your way to win Adrenaline's $6,000 Pilot Series R-type computer, featuring dual SLI technology and the new GTR race simulator.

Location: Booth #6742 Kentia Hall

Contact: Robert Coulter, (323) 974-0409, robert@adrenalinemachines.com

May 18-20, All Day - Bandai America - Tournament - NEW!

Bandai Games invites fighting game enthusiasts to enjoy an all day tournament at their booth. Go head-to-head to win prizes on anime-inspired games like "Inuyasha: Feudal Combat," "ZatchBell," "DICE" and "One Piece: Grand Battle." Also, Bandai will be runninga trailer for a never-before-seen title every day at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Location: Booth #2216 West Hall

Contact: Rannie Yoo, 415-777-4000, rannie@kohnkecomm.com

May 18-20, All Day - Deep Silver - "Singles 2: Triple Trouble" with Angelica Bridges - NEW!

Angelica Bridges (of "Baywatch" fame) will be hosting the SINGLES 2: TRIPLE TROUBLE apartment on the DEEP SILVER stand. She will be having fun and playing games with the crowd every few hours, inviting them into the SINGLES apartment to try out their romantic chat up lines. Only the smoothest talker will get invited in.

Location: Booth #724 South Hall

Contact: David Blundell@kochmedia.co.uk

May 18-20, All Day - FunCom - NEW!

Ahhhh, it's good to be King! Come by the Funcom booth at 2208 West Hall and experience the royal life. Be seated on the lush Conan throne, wield your mighty sword and pose with gorgeous fantasy creatures from the upcoming Age of Conan title at your side in a unique and memorable photo opportunity you don't want to miss. Exhibit open during show hours Wednesday through Friday and swords available while supplies last.

Location: Booth #2208 West Hall

Contact: Jorgen Tharaldsen or Terri Perkins at pr@funcom.com

May 18-20, All Day - Global Gaming League - All-Star Tournament

The Global Gaming League (GGL), the leading worldwide competitive video gaming league, will be holding its 1st Annual All-Star Tournament at E3 Expo. The 3-day tournament, which is sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, will take place in a special gaming area located at NVIDIA's booth.

Location: Booth #346 South Hall

Contact: James Little, 310-697-3008, jamesl@pacificmediapartners.com

May 18-20, All Day - Namco Hometek - We LOVE Katamari Ball - NEW!

Help the Prince please the King of All Cosmos at this E3Expo with the We LOVE Katamari ball. The King of All Cosmos has requested all attendees to provide items throughout the three days. Items should be lightweight enough to be attached and as nutty and creative as possible. Items should NOT be x-rated in nature or include clothing, books, magazines, papers or garbage. Those representing the Prince also have full right to decline any item.

Location: Booth 824 South Hall

Contact: Robert Cogburn, 408-235-2138, rcogburn@namco.com

May 18-20, All Day - NCSoft - The Mutaytor Circus - NEW!

Visitors to the NCsoft booth will see the high-energy performance art and percussion beat of The Mutaytor, which will interpret the world of Auto Assault in scheduled performances throughout the three-day show. The Mutaytor is a futuristic vaudeville circus that blends multimedia, music and visual performance into an unbelievable stage presentation that completely envelops and surrounds the audience. Performance will begin at 20 past every hour, not including the first and last show hours each day.

Location: Booth #1024 South Hall

Contact: David Swofford, 512-498-4002, dswofford@ncsoft.com

May 18-20, All Day - NCSoft - MMORadio Broadcast - NEW!

MMORadio(http://www.mmoradio.com), an Internet radio station will be broadcasting live from the NCsoft booth (South Hall, #1024) for the duration of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, providing interviews with many developers, designers and musicians attending the show. MMORadio is a webcast station conceived, started and staffed solely by gamers with information and viewpoints on all massively multiplayer games. Listeners get real gamers' views on the hottest new games and peripherals.

Location: Booth #1024 South Hall

Contact: David Swofford, 512-498-4002, dswofford@ncsoft.com

May 18-20, All Day - NCSoft - Guild Wars Battles - NEW!

Guilds from Korea and North America will face off against each other in regularly scheduled PvP showdowns taking place in NCsoft's newly released blockbuster title, "Guild Wars." The battles will take place on center stage at the NCsoft booth. Members of the top Korean guild are flying to E3Expo just to take on their American counterparts. Other battles in the PvP showcase will pitch members of the "Guild Wars" development team against other top established North American guilds, as well as random guilds selected at-large from among players in the live game who think they're hot enough to take on the creators themselves. These special PvP showcases will take place at the top of every hour, not including the first and last show hours each day.

Location: Booth #1024 South Hall

Contact: David Swofford, 512-498-4002, dswofford@ncsoft.com

May 18-20, All Day - Superscape - Reef Girls

Posing for photographs, autographs, calendars and hats.

Location: Booth #2100 West Hall

Contact: Maggie Templeman, 011-44-1256-745769,

mtempleman@superscape.com

May 18-20, All Day - U.S. Army - Shoothouse Simulations - NEW!

Working with Lasershot Shooting Simulations, Inc., the U.S. Army will present E3Expo attendees with the opportunity to don a kevlar vest and helmet and grab a real M4 carbine to enter a virtual combat experience in an Army shoothouse. Players will join real Special Forces Soldiers in a hands-on urban combat exercise featuring real U.S. weapons and America's Army scenarios. Future Warrior and Future Force Warrior Soldiers will be demonstrating next generation technology incorporated into Soldiers' uniforms, helmets, and weapons.

Location: Booth #1608 South Hall

Contact: Lori Mezoff, 410-897-0020, lorimezoff@yahoo.com

May 18-20, All Day - Yahoo! Games - Yahoo! Poker - NEW!

The leading online destination for games will unveil its new look at E3Expo with a comprehensive offering of video game editorial, fun community-based features and innovative PC-to-mobile games. Have a great poker face? Stop by the Yahoo! Games booth to play Yahoo! Poker with world-renown touring poker professionals Phil Hellmuth, Phil "The Unabomber" Laak and Antonio Esfandiari!

Location: Booth #2200 West Hall

Contact: Jaime L. Jensen, 310-694-3110, Jaime_jensen@bhimpact.com

May 18-20, All Day - WEBZEN - Tournaments

WEBZEN welcomes gamers to the next big thing in the massively multiplayer online game space. Immerse yourself in the world of "Sun," the upcoming MMORPG from WEBZEN, and compete in tournaments held daily. Choose what side of the law you'll abide by as you aregreeted by the girls of APB, the upcoming massively multiplayer online freeform combat and driving-based game, designed by the creator of the original Grand Theft Auto (GTA) franchise. Come see how WEBZEN is redefining MMOGs!

Location: Booth #700 South Hall

Contact: Rachel Quizon, 310-694-3109, rachel_quizon@bhimpact.com

May 18-20, All Day - Wizards of the Coast - Gathering Online Pro Gamer Tournament

Gathering Online will be hosting a live pro gamer tournament throughout E3Expo, where pro online gamers from all over the world -- chosen via an online fan vote -- will battle it out. These guys get to play games for a living, travel the world, earn fame -- and some make six-figures doing it. Come interview the players on what it's like to live the pro gamer lifestyle.

Location: Booth #2252 West Hall

Contact: Carrie Williams, 949-642-6112, carrie@tomasettipr.com

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