The 3D Experience Festival Arrives in New York City
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 3D Experience, New York's first annual 3D entertainment and technology festival, will take place September 24-26 in Times Square with the latest advances in digital theater and home entertainment for industry professionals, consumers and media.
"The 3D industry is booming and we've witnessed overwhelming interest around the world in this fascinating form of entertainment," said Nino Balistreri, managing director for The 3D Experience. "We invite all enthusiasts, industry insiders and curious fans to experience 3D as they've never seen it before—in product innovations, blockbuster films and electronic games. If you work in 3D, enjoy 3D or want to know more about 3D, this is the place for you."
"Our vision as a company is to be at the absolute epicenter of the entertainment business," said Richard D. Beckman, CEO of e5 Global Media, which owns the The 3D Experience. "3D is one of the many areas where we are advancing the game."
The 3D Experience will bring together industry professionals to network and build practical knowledge on the business prospects in the 3D space:
• Thursday, September 23 - NASDAQ Opening Night Reception Presented by LG Electronics USA, at the NASDAQ MarketSite Networking and 3D Festival kick-off.
• Friday, September 24 - The 3D Experience Executive Forum at the AMC Theaters Empire 25 presentations by some of the industry's most respected leaders.
• Saturday, September 25 - 3D Test Drive at the NASDAQ Marketsite*
A special preview of 3D TVs for Executive Forum delegates to compare top brands side-by-side. *A media-only press preview luncheon will take place at the NASDAQ Marketsite on Friday. To register and learn more, visit www.the3DExperience.org.
Enter the Third Dimension at the 3D Showroom
Visitors are invited to interact with a range of 3D technology at a 3D Showroom located at the Discovery Times Square Exposition. Name brands and production companies will be exhibiting and demonstrating their 3D TVs, gaming systems and content during the three-day festival. Best Buy is the official host of the 3D Showroom and will have Geek Squad agents on hand to answer any 3D-related questions. The 3D Showroom is free to the public: Friday, September 24, noon-8pm; Saturday, September 25, 10am to 8pm; and Sunday, September 26, 10am to 6pm.
Visitors can journey to the AMC Theatres Empire 25 for a line-up of classic and recently released 3D films. The theater will feature screenings for two days of the festival, September 25th & 26th. Tickets will be available for purchase at the box office beginning Thursday, Sept. 24. For an up to date schedule of screenings, please visit www.the3DExperience.org.
The 3D Experience is committed to creating large-scale interactive programs that bring together leading minds, leading products and leading experiences. Event Partners for The 3D Experience include NASDAQ OMX, Best Buy, National CineMedia, IMAX, AMC and Discovery TSX. Sponsors include LG Electronics USA, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc., Northern Lights Entertainment, 3D Eye Solutions, BodySound Technologies, Texas Instruments, RealD and Passmore Lab. Supporters include National Geographic Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Red Bull Records, IMS Research and International 3D Society. The 3D Experience is produced by e5 Global Media, a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas. For more information and to register for The 3D Experience visit www.the3DExperience.org.
Posted by Shane Sturgeon, August 16, 2010 8:31 PM
About Shane SturgeonShane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.