E3 COLISEUM [Press Release]: Gladiators of Industry.

E3 COLISEUM [Press Release]: Gladiators of Industry.

E3 2018, the world’s most powerful industry showcase for new video game titles and technology, will be held June 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC). For the second year, E3 will open its doors to gamers, giving them access to the show floor and E3 Coliseum.

Coming off the success of its inaugural year in 2017, E3 Coliseum 2018 expands to three full days of panels and presentations from the most compelling, creative voices in entertainment to celebrate how video games shape popular culture. This mainstage event is produced by Geoff Keighley (The Game Awards) and being held at The Novo at L.A. Live, a short walk from the LACC.

E3 Coliseum is open to all E3 2018 badge holders on a first come, first served basis. Fans can line up outside The Novo at L.A. Live beginning on Tuesday, June 12 at 7 a.m. Pacific. Fans can visit Facebook.com/E3Expo during E3 Coliseum to watch on Facebook Live and submit questions.

Most panels from E3 Coliseum will be streamed on Twitch, E3’s official streaming partner, as well as Mixer.com, Twitter, and YouTube. Select panels will also streamed on official PlayStation channels.

Here is the full schedule:

Tuesday, June 12

10:00 a.m. — Revenge of the NPC: Video Gaming’s Influence on Westworld
Jonathan Nolan, Creator/Showrunner/Director — “Westworld”
Lisa Joy, Creator/Showrunner/Director — “Westworld”
Tom Bissell, Author

11:00 a.m. — ‘The Last of Us Part II’
Neil Druckmann, Director/Writer — Naughty Dog
Anthony Newman, Co-Game Director — Naughty Dog
Kurt Margenau, Co-Game Director — Naughty Dog

12:15 p.m. — Interactive Magic with Penn Jillette and Randy Pitchford
Penn Jillette, Magician — Penn & Teller
Randy Pitchford, President — Gearbox

1:00 p.m. — The Music of ‘Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’
Grant Kirkhope, Composer — “Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle”

1:45 p.m. — The Future of Narrative
Amy Hennig, Writer/Director

2:30 p.m. — Bandai Namco Entertainment’s Fighting Game Dojo
Katsuhiro Harada, Franchise Director — “Tekken”
Motohiro Okubo, Producer — “Tekken,” “Soul Calibur”

3:00 p.m. — Hideo Kojima in Conversation with Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Hideo Kojima, President — Kojima Productions
Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Director — “Kong: Skull Island”

4:00 p.m. — The Making of ‘Fallout 76’
Todd Howard, Designer/Director/Producer — Bethesda Game Studios
Danny O’Dwyer, Creator — NoClip

5:00 p.m. — ‘Transference’ with Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood, Actor

6:00 p.m. — ‘Grim Fandango’
Alan Blumenfeld, Actor
Tony Plana, Actor
Jim Ward, Actor
Tim Schafer, President — Double Fine Productions
Maria Canals-Barrera, Actor
Patrick Dollaghan, Actor

Wednesday, June 13

11:30 a.m. — ‘World of Warcraft’ Storytelling: Bringing a Robust Universe to Life Through Different Mediums
Steve Danuser, Sr. Narrative Designer — Blizzard
Terran Gregory, Project Director — Blizzard
Christie Golden, Sr. Writer — Blizzard

12:00 p.m. — ‘LEGO DC Super-Villains’: An Inside Look at the Villain-centric Adventure Game
Arthur Parsons, Head of Design — TT Games
Ames Kirshen, VP, Interactive & Animation — DC Entertainment
Justin Ramsden, Designer, Super Heroes, The LEGO Group
Clancy Brown, Voice of Lex Luthor
Joshua Overnshire — Moderator

1:00 p.m. — ‘Ghost of Tsushima’
Chris Zimmerman, Founder/Programmer — Sucker Punch Productions
Nate Fox, Creative Director — Sucker Punch Productions
Jason Connell, Art/Creative Director — Sucker Punch Productions
Joanna Wang, Environments Lead — Sucker Punch Productions

1:45 p.m. — ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’
Jason Blundell, Co-Studio Head — TreyArch

2:30 p.m. — ILMxLAB: Pioneering Immersive Storytelling
Mohen Leo, Director of Content and Platform Strategy — ILMxLAB
Julie Peng, Sr Manager, Talent Acquisition — ILMxLAB
Matt Martin, Creative Executive — Lucasfilm Story Group

3:00 p.m. — Phil Spencer: Gaming for Everyone
Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox — Microsoft
Tina Summerford, Head of Programming — Xbox

3:30 p.m. — ‘Tomb Raider’
Camilla Luddington, Performance Artist for Lara Croft — “Shadow of the Tomb Raider”
Jill Murray, Lead Writer — Eidos Montreal
Darryl Purdy, Performance Director — “Shadow of the Tomb Raider”
Earl Baylon, Performance Artist for Jonah Maiava — “Shadow of the Tomb Raider”

4:00 p.m. — Inside the Web: A New Look at ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ for PS4
Andrew Reiner, Executive Editor — Game Informer
Bryan Intihar, Creative Director — Insomniac Games
Jon Paquette, Lead Writer — Insomniac Games
Caninda Chew, Animation Director — Insomniac Games
Ryan Smith, Game Director — Insomniac Games
Bill Rosemann, Executive Creative Director — Marvel Games

6:00 p.m. — Worlds Collide
Donald Mustard, Worldwide Creative Director — Epic Games
Joe Russo, Director — “Avengers: Infinity War”
Geoff Keighley, Executive Producer — The Game Awards

6:30 p.m. — Vitamin String Quartet: ‘God of War’

Thursday, June 14

10:00 a.m. — Darren Aronofsky in Conversation
Darren Aronofsky, Filmmaker

10:45 a.m. — ‘Cuphead’
James Baxter, Animator
Maya Modelhauer, Executive Producer, Lead Inking Artist — Studio MDHR
Hanna Abi-Hanna, Lead Animator — Studio MDHR

11:30 a.m. – Accessibility in Games
Sam Thompson, Senior Producer – Sony Worldwide Studios/Naughty Dog
Bryce Johnson, Inclusive Lead, Product Research and Accessibility – Microsoft

12:00 p.m. – Retracing the Journey
Jenova Chen – ThatGameCompany

1:00 p.m. – Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey – History is Your Playground
Geoff Keighley, Executive Producer – The Game Awards

2:00 p.m. – Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment presents a look at a newly announced E3 game.

2:30 p.m. – Sea of Thieves – Talk of the Tavern
Joe Neate, EP – Rare
Mike Chapman, Design Director – Rare
Shelley Preston, Senior Designer – Rare
Moderator:
Adam Park, Senior Brand and Licensing Producer – Rare

3:00 p.m. – Join Square Enix for an in-depth look at an exciting new title revealed for the first time during E3 2018

-From ESA

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