The E3 Media and Business Summit (formerly known as Electronic Entertainment Expo) is being held on July 15-17 of this year in Los Angeles, California. The exhibitor list was recently unveiled and looks like its shaping up to be a great convention even though it has been “downsized” from previous years. Another interesting thing to note is that E3 is put on by Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and just recently Vivendi and Activision quit the ESA with LucasArts just leaving this past weekend. Activision will not attend E3, but interestingly enough LucasArts still will. We still have to see how the whole leaving the ESA trend continues to play out, but for now let us see the list of attendees below.
A – M
â€¢Capcom USA Inc.
â€¢D3Publisher of America
â€¢Disney Interactive Studios, Inc.
â€¢Fox Interactive Media
â€¢Konami Digital Entertainment America
â€¢Majesco Entertainment Company
â€¢Midway Games, Inc.
N – Z
â€¢Namco Bandai Games America, Inc.
â€¢Nintendo of America Inc.
â€¢Novint Technologies, Inc.
â€¢SEGA of America, Inc.
â€¢Serious Games Initiative
â€¢Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.
â€¢Sony Online Entertainment Inc.
â€¢Square Enix USA
â€¢Toshiba America Information Systems
â€¢Ubisoft Entertainment Inc.
â€¢Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment Inc.
Organizers said they were also expecting additional companies to sign-on.
“Clearly companies and attendees value what the E3 Summit offers that nobody else can; a professional and efficient experience conducive to getting the business of the video game industry done,” said Micheal Gallagher of the ESA. “This continued support validates the Summit and is a testament to both the high level of interest and the important role it plays in our industry.”