You know when a bad time to hold the 2008 E For All would be? During and/or anywhere near this year’s Penny Arcade Expo. Good thing that’s not going to be the case this year, as IDG World Expo has made clear today.
In a statement released to the press today, IDG World Expo CEO Mary Dolaher announced that this year’s E for All would take place on October 3 through October 5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The expo will overlap with the inaugural GreenXchange environmental expo (produced by IDG World Expo and VerdeXchange) on October 1 through October 3.
“We are very excited to be holding the event in October,” says Dolaher, “a decision that reflects the great success of the last year’s event — also held in October — as well as positive feedback from exhibitors and attendees about the Fall timing.”
In other words, everyone and their mother told IDG to stay the heck away from PAX. Good choice. I’m looking forward to this year’s event, which we can hope will be bigger and better than last year. It’s a bit early to say, I’m sure, but does anyone have any interest in attending this year?
You can read the full statement after the jump.
Statement from Mary Dolaher
Chief Executive Officer
IDG World Expo
“While our original intention was to announce the new dates for E for All 2008 with other event announcements that are forthcoming, in response to inquiries from several members of the media today, we are pleased to confirm that the dates for this year’s E for All event will be October 3-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC). We are very excited to be holding the event in October, a decision that reflects the great success of the last year’s event — also held in October — as well as the positive feedback from exhibitors and attendees about the Fall timing. In addition, these dates will overlap with the inaugural GreenXchange environmental event, produced by IDG World Expo and VerdeXchange, scheduled to take place October 1-3 at the LACC, providing efficiencies for some attendees and exhibitors. We sincerely appreciate the ongoing support of the game community, and look forward to another terrific E for All in 2008.”