GamePro Expo is E for All

New gaming convention from IDG renamed "E for All Expo"; open-to-public exposition christened through contest.

In November, trade show producers IDG World Expo announced that it would be holding a contest to name its upcoming gaming convention, originally dubbed GamePro Expo. The group received more than 3,000 submissions from contestants, all vying for the grand prize of winning a trip to the show.

Less than two months later, we have a winner.

California resident Dante Padre submitted the winning entry, "Entertainment for All Expo," and will win a trip to Los Angeles to attend the show, which runs October 18-20. As the Electronic Entertainment Expo was typically shortened to E3, the Entertainment for All Expo will be known as E for All Expo.

"This show seems to be about inviting everyone to participate; they even asked gamers to create the name," said Padre on his winning entry.

The consumer event will be open to the public and held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. IDG is currently working on the show's program, which it expects to include tournaments, a job fair, "family-friendly offerings," and the Video Games Live concert. For more information, visit the show's official Web site.

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ling_am
ling_am

E4 better because we got E3, little change:)

riggs_riggler
riggs_riggler

If the intent is to show that everyone can participate...they should have named it E for Everyone...flows better...

_Sam_
_Sam_

I don't love the name

gcsnlgar
gcsnlgar

I'll give it five more seconds before people start shortening its name to "E4". That's obviously what the promoters intended us to do all along.

SolidusHo
SolidusHo

how did they come to a decision to name it that? it must have been one guy that reached his hand into a hat and picked a name

Red_RAmar
Red_RAmar

Yeah, EAE is a better nick-name for it than E for All.

Swifty_Magee
Swifty_Magee

Just shorten "Entertainment for All Expo" to "EAE". I'm sure that's what will happen sooner or later, anyway.

thomasonfa
thomasonfa

because maybe there are only two 'E's'

GrgSpunk
GrgSpunk

How about we just rename it to E4?

MadGamer132
MadGamer132

perfect and good name, i can't wait.

Kingsnake976
Kingsnake976

Awful Name.... Were there even any other entries? Or was it drawn from a tumbling barrell like a lottery number? Oh, I got it. Maybe this was like one of those wishes that they give away to children dying from terrible and rare disorders....

casshern
casshern

Is the name E for All Expo a little misleading? E can be considered a drug used in clubs. A lot of people will disappointed when visiting the event.

shizwill03
shizwill03

Oh well. At least some shread of E3 is still alive in this. MAN I WISH I WOULD HAVE SAVED UP AND WENT TO PREVIOUS E3s....:(

anastasios_d
anastasios_d

that is the worst name I could have thought of

AL13NK1LL3R
AL13NK1LL3R

i'll still miss e3.. its was da bomb and i really wanted go there but i guess not

undox
undox

I like the new name. It sort of reminds me of the Nintendo Wii.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

i still miss e3. it's not like the wii where people got over the name i will never get over them changing e3's name:(. e3 is like a religous day for gaming. changing it with would be like changing halloween to free candy day

kamicolo
kamicolo

awesome, good $h!t GamePro

Striker426
Striker426

What's wrong with you people, who cares about the name?! Its open to the public and VGL is gonna be there. Plus we still get E3, just a smaller more personal version.

ftjx
ftjx

how about big bang bonanza?

VengenceZero
VengenceZero

These topics about E3 and its many names, changes, etc is driving me crazy. I wish they just hurry up and fugure out what the hell they wanna do.

DrKill09
DrKill09

more like "RE Tarded for All".

LoWpS
LoWpS

now we internet folk need to decide on an official abbreviation for it... options: E4AE EFAE E4A EFA just E4 or EF any more?

LoWpS
LoWpS

i actually like E4All for more than Gamepro... makes it sound more open to the public, not confined to "pro gamers". w00t

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

That's just a weak name. Oh, well. I wasn't planning on attending anyway.

jhon316
jhon316

give me e3 or give me nothing. :)

Staryoshi87
Staryoshi87

Entertainment for all Expo....I miss E3

Alf
Alf

now that it will be open to the general public the number of people inside will be considerable reduced :) hehe.

Ansem_Rev
Ansem_Rev

Not everyone is a gamer that plays games. You should only be called a Gamer if you breathe games

esbshalo
esbshalo

I like the new name, everyone is a gamer

CheddarLimbo
CheddarLimbo

Well, this is a much better direction than the E3 trend of excluding the gamers and only catering to the investors and industry types. I think I'd still rather go to PAX, though...

jenoke
jenoke

Why not EA? A game publisher is like to support it, isn't it?

Deiuos
Deiuos

... just name it "Gamepro Expo."

stlthriot
stlthriot

not sure what to think of the name yet...

Xrm150
Xrm150

They went with that because now it can be called EAX. That way it may come off sound like EA expo (EAXpo). Electronic arts strikes again!

pompomboy
pompomboy

they should have one for london here in the uk