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E3 convention may leave Los Angeles in 2013
E3 convention may leave Los Angeles in 2013

E3, the video game industry's largest annual trade show, opened Monday in Los Angeles -- but it may relocate in 2013 if issues around the construction of the proposed Farmers Field and rebuilt convention center are not resolved "imminently," said Michael Gallagher, president of the Entertainment Software Assn. The convention draws more than 45,000 attendees from around the world who fill an estimated 30,000 hotel rooms. It is among the city's most lucrative conferences, generating approximately $40 million in direct spending on such things as lodging, restaurants, taxis, temporary construction workers and hundreds of booth attendants during the four-day show,...

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