Remember, for those of you in North America, things officially get going at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday and then will progress at a lighting pace from there as bloggers and journos live at the scene inevitably liveblog their little fingers to the bone. For the impatient Yankee, things begin in Japan for you on Wednesday night.
Via Nintendo Buddy’s calculations:
The Japanese Event will be the first, it will begin around 10:00 a.m. on Thursday in Japan, this is 9+5 = 14 (because Japan is +9 GMT/UTC and also EDT is -5 from GMT/UTC), which means the Japanese event will start at:
* 8:00PM EDT / 5:00PM PDT on a Wednesday and 1:00AM GMT/UTC on a Thursday (or 2:00AM for BST (British Summer Time))
The US Event, will begin at 9:00AM on Thurday in the US which means:
* 9:00AM EDT / 6:00AM PDT on a Thursday and 1:00PM GMT/UTC on a Thursday (or 2:00PM BST) and 10:00PM on Thurday in Japan.
The European event, will begin at 12:00PM BST on Friday (15th) in the UK which means:
* 8:00AM EDT / 5:00AM PDT on a Firday and 10:00PM in Japan on Friday.
What follows in the Source link below is an hour by hour account of what’s happening at each event in the three regions. I didn’t check the calculations myself, so be wary.