This Might be the Last E3 In Los Angeles

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E3 hasn't always been in LA, but in recent yers it's certainly made the city its home, the exterior of the LA convention centre becoming the most iconic image of the world's biggest video games trade show.

Michael Gallagher, president of the Entertainment Software Association, tells the Los Angeles Times that if problems with the Farmers Field development and plans to rebuilt the centre aren't resolved "imminently", the show may have to look elsewhere.

"We're still in discussions with the city of Los Angeles," Gallagher told the paper over the weekend, "but we have a number of issues that still need to be resolved. If we can't resolve them, we are preparing to go elsewhere."


The building work is a problem because the ESA needs guarantees that E3 can retain its size and access while it's all taking place, guarantees it's obviously not yet received. For reference, the show has previously been held in Atlanta, Santa Monica and, bizarrely, Tokyo.

E3 convention may leave Los Angeles in 2013 [LA Times]

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Come to Chicago. The mid-west is desperately in need of some big name conferences.

We get no love =(