Road to E3: Final day and review

E3 2014 Exhibit hall

E3 2014 Exhibit hall

We got home after day 3 of E3 expo at 2AM Friday morning in San Diego. Me and my friends and colleagues crashed at my small 2 bedroom apartment. I had no time to do my day 3 post since I had work 6 hours later so we all slept.

Fast forward now, we only spent 5 hours on the last day of E3. My sponsors tried to get as much swag they can get from booths and tried out the Disney Infinity line that was giving away the free figurines.

I was able to walk more of the South Exhibit Hall and take pictures of areas I didn’t get to do the day before.  And after a long day me and my colleagues decided to do a recap of our 3 day adventure. Continue reading

Road to E3: The Bad

Badges must be scanned before entering

Badges must be scanned before entering

Fifteen minutes into what would be my 2 hour commute to LA I got the text from my E3 Sponsor ” Something happened.” which is ALWAYS never a good thing.
During the duration of my train ride I got minute to minute updates about the security lockdown at the expo.  He reported that during doors opening, several “Assuies” tried to “bum rush” into E3.  And people working for Game Stop that bought their badges via craigslist or carried forged ones were caught.
By the time I arrived into the Los Angeles Convention center, there was a line on each of the exhibit hall entrances and the whole floor swarmed with security dressed in “Men in Black” get up scanning one by one badges and questioning people, creating a massive backup. Continue reading

E3 side trip: Cosplay ideas Los Angeles Fashion District

Angel wings at Top Trims LA Fashion District

Angel wings at Top Trims LA Fashion District

Since E3 is more of a gamers and media professional tradeshow, you don’t get to see a lot of Cosplayers lurking around…besides its not allowed.
However with Comic Con 2014 in sight the running theme for costumes (besides Batman, Superman, Avengers) will come from the recent blockbuster and deliciously evil Malificent. Angelina Jolie who played the role so well (even though the storyline seemed rushed) donned an amazing set of wings and of course the black drapped and horn getup we all know from our favorite Disney Villain.  And speaking of Disney, I am sure everyone else would love to dress up as Queen Elsa from Frozen. Continue reading

Road to E3: Getting Access

E3 2014 Banner in Los Angeles

One of the main purpose of me creating MsCircumstance was to build a geekout blog for a person like me who is IN to gaming and gadgets but don’t have all the expert level skills or access to all these cool stuff.
I wanted to cover more ground in creating more meaningful and cool articles like the Go Plug Power Bags or blogging in real time an Apple Symposium or the PS3 Reveal. But writing something that is your passion is easier said than done, especially when you have limited access to such great material. I wanted for once to cover a gaming event and get first hand details on a game release rather than waiting on live tweets from other blog sites like IGN or Kotaku. (I love Kotaku btw)

I was hoping that my real time job (which have me work closely with Comic Con) or this Blog will be as many would say my Meal Ticket to being able to attend E3. And the road getting in to one of the most exclusive Entertainment and Electronics Expo has and will always be a difficult especially for someone not directly working in the gaming industry. And things doesn’t always go your way. Continue reading