Normally, a convention like E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) would be outside of what we normally cover for BabbleOn5. However, We have wanted to go for years and finally had a chance. Since I am already crazy for convention experiences, I knew this would serve to inspire me in many ways. While I love video games, I am not an habitual gamer like many of the attendees. This year’s E3 theme was ‘Exceeding imagination’ and that it certainly did. E3 is a ‘professionals only’ video game expo which means all of the displays are designed to impress. There are no rinky dink ‘mom and pop’ booths at this convention. Everyone brings their A game trying to overshadow their competition. It’s estimated that 50k will be in attendance over the course of 3 days. If you are allowed to attend, it costs $500 for the 3 day pass (so you SDCC fans stop complaining!). There are no panels but pretty much every booth is interactive with SWAG-o-plenty. (More of my thoughts after all the pics):
These guys were dying to get in!
Even though I am not a crazy gamer, going to E3 was an incredible experience. The level of excellence did ‘exceed my imagination’ and really did give me a vision for how a showroom could be presented. I was super inspired and look forward to returning next year. It also was good training in preparation for SDCC next month!