E3 Coliseum - E3 Expo






June 13

June 14

The Experience

We are excited to announce that the ESA and E3 are teaming up with producer Geoff Keighley (The Game Awards) to introduce the E3 COLISEUM, a spectacular main stage that brings video game fans closer to their favorite games and creators. The E3 Coliseum takes place at The Novo at L.A. Live, June 12th, 10AM – 7PM, June 13th, 10AM – 7PM, and June 14th, 10AM – 4PM.

Inside E3 COLISEUM, the world’s top video game developers will take E3 attendees behind the scenes of E3’s biggest new announcements, and special guests will celebrate video games’ role in influencing their work and popular culture. Programming will include appearances by visionary game creators as well as celebrated talent from the film, TV, music, and other entertainment industries. Stay tuned for more to be announced in the coming weeks.

At E3 Coliseum you will experience:

  • Insightful Conversations and Panels
    • The most influential names in gaming take the stage for once-in-a-lifetime conversations with special guests from the world of entertainment.
  • First Looks at Upcoming Games
    • The world’s top developers enter the Coliseum to show fans exclusive new peeks at the biggest games of E3 and answer questions.
  • Influencers Live On Stage
    • The biggest digital influencers join us to interact with their fans and the games industry.
  • Video Game Culture Brought To Life
    • Expect the unexpected with one-time-only demonstrations, performances and special guests that highlight gaming’s preeminent role in entertainment.

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Interactive Magic with Penn Jillette and Randy Pitchford

Penn Jillette, Magician – Penn & Teller

Randy Pitchford, President – Gearbox

Magic and gaming have more in common than you would think! Join magician Penn Jillette (Penn & Teller) and Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford as they discuss the unexpected intersection of illusion, magic, VR, and gaming.


The Future of Narrative

Amy Henning, Writer/Director

A conversation about telling stories in today’s video games – and where it’s going in the future.


Hideo Kojima in Conversation with Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Hideo Kojima, President – Kojima Productions

Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Director – Kong: Skull Island

Last year, Hideo Kojima discussed his deep encyclopedic knowledge of film and the deep influence cinema has had on his work. It was a one-on-one conversation led by Kong: Skull Island director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts. This year they return for a follow up that shifts the focus toward the creative process. We will focus with specificity on how Kojima-san has pushed boundaries in staging action, camera movement, creating mood, writing dialogue and directing performance.


Transference with Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood, Actor

Prepare to lose yourself in Transference, a new game that bridges the gap between movies and games. Join Elijah Wood, SpectreVision and Ubisoft Montreal at E3 Coliseum for an in-depth look at this innovative psychological thriller.


Grim Fandango

Alan Blumenfeld, Actor

Tony Plana, Actor

Jim Ward, Actor

Tim Schaffer, President – Double Fine Productions

Maria Canals-Barrera, Actor

Patrick Dollaghan, Actor

20 years ago Tim Schafer’s Grim Fandango released and became an instant classic of the adventure genre. At E3, the cast reunites for a one-night-only live reading of select scenes, live music from composer Peter McConnell, and more surprises!


Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Jason Blundell, Co-Studio Head – TreyArch

Treyarch discusses the history of Zombies, its ravenous fan community, and what might be lurking around the corner next.


Tomb Raider

Camilla Luddington, Performance Artist for Lara Croft –

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Jill Murray, Lead Writer – Square Enix Montreal

Darryl Purdy, Performance Director – Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Earl Paylon, Performance Artist for Jonah Maiava –

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

The critically acclaimed and world-famous TOMB RAIDER® franchise has sold over 63 million copies globally. Join the creative team and cast behind Shadow of the Tomb Raider as they share new details about Lara Croft’s latest adventure.


Darren Aronofsky in Conversation

Darren Aronofsky, Filmmaker

Oscar-nominated director of Black Swan and the films Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, and mother!, Darren Aronofsky brings his signature creative style to E3 Coliseum for a can’t miss discussion on world building in video games.



James Baxter, Animator

Maya Modelhauer, Executive Producer, Lead Inking Artist – Studio MDHR

Hanna Abi-Hanna, Lead Animator – Studio MDHR

Come see legendary animator of Beauty and the Beast, and the Lion King, James Baxter, and Studio MDHR host an interactive workshop on the animation approach of Cuphead.


What is E3?

E3 is the world’s premier event for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the US association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies developing and publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the internet. For more information, please visit www.E3Expo.com or www.theESA.com.

Is the show open to the public?

Yes.  E3 is open to gamers on a first-come, first-served basis and passes are limited.

Industry professionals who are able to document their direct and current professional affiliation to the interactive entertainment industry may qualify for a complimentary industry pass.

Please note, there are new show hours for 2018.  Click here to view the hours for industry professionals and gamers.

Registration deadlines apply for all attendees.

When and where is E3 2018?

E3 is scheduled to take place June 12-14, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  Click here for show hours.
The Los Angeles Convention Center is located at the intersection of the Santa Monica and Harbor Freeways.

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90015
Phone: 213-741-1151
Fax: 213-765-4266

For directions and additional information visit the Los Angeles Convention Center website.

What are the Registration Hours On-Site?

On-site Registration Hours:

Sunday, June 10, 2018 1:00PM – 6:00PM
Monday, June 11, 2018 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:00AM – 7:00PM
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:00AM – 7:00PM
Thursday, June 14, 2018 7:00AM – 6:00PM

Gamer and Industry registration is located in the South Hall Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Media registration is located on the West side of the Los Angeles Convention Center, Petree Hall.

Exhibitor registration is located on the South side of the Los Angeles Convention Center, Kentia Foyer.

Badge Pick Up Counters are located outside both the South and West side of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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