E3 to be reborn as GamePro Expo

Gaming fans rejoice! It is not the end of booth babes as we know it! And it will be opening it’s doors in October 2007 (hopefully). Gamespot reports:

According to a memo circulated to a short list of LA Convention and Visitors Bureau members this week, International Data Group, publisher of dozens of tech magazines and producer of hundreds of trade shows around the world (including Macworld), will produce a new games show to be held in Los Angeles in mid-October 2007.

“IDG has been secured to run the new GamePro Expo show, what we knew as E3,” the memo reads in part. While IDG owns and publishes GamePro magazine, it is not clear how IDG plans on leveraging the brand.

The event is schedule for the 18th, 19th and 20th of October of the coming year, so that means we have to wait a Summer for the return of the booth babes. But I guess it’s worth it, in the end. And since it will be held much closer to Christmas, I guess we can expect to play more “finished” versions of the games they’re displaying.

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