By Mario Wario
Want to go E3 2019? Next week will be your opportunity to try, because the badge sale for gamers/general attendees for this year’s gaming expo will be held on Tuesday, February 12 at 12 p.m. ET. The expo itself will be held June 11-13 in Los Angeles, California. According to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), each gamer badge will cost video game fans $249, yet if you are amongst the first 1,000 to buy a badge, you will get the early bird discount, which will be $149.
Do note that the early bird discount badges have sold out very quickly over the last two years when E3 opened to the public, although the $249 gamer badges usually last longer after the initial sale date. But to play it safe, it is always wise to get a badge as soon as possible. Why play with fire? Lastly, according to the E3 FAQ page, “No one under the age of 17 may purchase a pass to E3.” Likewise, when trying to enter the expo.
Meanwhile, industry registration is already open. Those who sign up by April 25, 2019, will get a complimentary badge. Media attendees have until May 14 to register. The fine folks at E3 will email you, either confirming or denying your registration request; it will take (roughly) three weeks to get a response. If you miss the online deadline for either registration, you can try to register on-site, unless the expo itself is at full capacity. (For more information, click here.)
And finally, a premium badge is $995 which will include many insider perks.
Are you looking forward to this year’s E3? If you are, please post away when visiting the FoCC forums!