The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or simply E3, is an event held in Los Angeles each year. This year, we were lucky to have a few of our members make an appearance at the event!
I first got in contact with PMS Texas, manager of the PMS|H2O Pandora Staffing Team.
“I have been to several events in the past, but this year was my first time attending E3! It had always been a dream of mine to be able to attend, and it finally happened.
I was recently promoted to Staffing Manager working for the clan’s PMS|H2O Pandora Staffing account. I was sent to be the event manager managing seven other PMS girls working for Wargaming Inc. (PMS Lumos, Flixxy PMS, PMS Vertigo, PMS Ayane Chan, Vballchick PMS, PMS UNFORGIVEN and PMS Ashimosity). We got to see the hall before it was even open and it was very exciting. We were like kids in a candy shop. The booths were bigger and more involved than at other events like Penny Arcade Expo. The companies spare no expense to impress the media. When the doors opened on the first day, it was a madhouse! People filled the hall looking to play all of the demos and get a sneak peak at the new games coming out. After a few hours, we all got into the swing of things and started working like a well-oiled machine.
The girls and I were helping Wargaming with their new game World of Warplanes in addition to World of Tanks. Both of the games got a lot of attention and the Wargaming booth even won best booth of E3! The overall feel of E3 was fun but professional. I enjoyed meeting new people and even seeing a few celebrities like Felicia Day and Sandeep Parikh (Zaboo on The Guild). In general, I really enjoyed E3! Even though our feet were aching, we all had a great time working with Wargaming and representing the PMS name!”
Next, I was able to get in touch with PMS Ayane Chan. Ayane is the PMS|H2O Assistant Streaming Director.
“This past E3, the PMS clan got the wonderful opportunity to work alongside wargaming.net, well known for their game World of Tanks. We helped them promote 3 titles: World of Tanks, World of Warplanes & their upcoming World of Battleships. We also got to interact and get connected with many people and fans of the game. If you wanted swag, guess who got to pass it out. That's right, PMS girls. Everyone loves the swag girls.
The opportunity to go to an event that is exclusive as E3 is really is a 1 in a million feeling. You get to be around your own kind and get that “hands on” feeling before all of your friends. You’re like a kid going to Disneyland for the first time. I did a straight shot to the Gears of War booth as soon as my foot hit the show floor. During the day it’s all about the video games and tech gear but at night it’s time to put on your dancing shoes and hit the gaming parties. No one knows how to party better than a gamer. Plus to top it all off, we get a few extra dollars in our pocket.”
Finally, I contacted H2O Mystakin, Editorial Director for PMS Clan who was at E3 as media for a separate outlet.
“Covering E3 as media can be pretty intense. Fortunately, I was attending with a relatively large staff so my appointments were spread out enough to allow me to see just about everything I wanted to. Like PMS Texas said, the booths are absolutely massive. They make even the largest PAX setups look like phone booths. The Activision booth in particular felt like a behemoth threatening to engulf any neighboring structures that got too close.
I’m not sure if it was the jetlag, my horrendous travel experience, or the lack of sleep, but the event felt incredibly surreal. This was the expo I had watched year after year with bated breath for news to come out of, and I was there. I was the guy writing the previews I used to read and get hyped over less than a decade ago. It’s astonishing to think what has changed in my life over such a small period of time.
Of course, I swung by the Wargaming booth to visit and harass the PMS ladies there. No small feat as they always looked busy whenever I walked past. That reminds me, I never did take those pictures of Borderlands 2 to taunt PMS Flixxy with. Oh well, there’s always next year.”
Written by Chelsea "Harpy PMS" Law. Chelsea is the PMS|H2O Assistant Editorial Director.