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, if you are under the age of 17, you will not be able to attend 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, you can visit the E3 FAQ page.)
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!