ESA: E3 2017 Is Opening Its Doors To Public

If you’re a fan of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo but can’t go as a member of the press, the Electronic Software Association has the deal for you. The ESA will be selling Consumer Passes for the upcoming E3 expo in Los Angeles beginning Monday, February 13th.

15,000 tickets will be sold, but an allotment of ‘early bird’ passes will be sold for $150 USD. After those sell out, tickets will cost $250 USD. Both passes will allow you to attend the full 3-day run of E3, including its main hall, panels and other assorted events.

E3 2017 runs from June 13th through the 15th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Since its inception in 1995, E3 has been largely a press and retail event for game companies to promote their upcoming wares for the holiday season and beyond. In the last few years, companies such as Activision and EA have broken away from the traditional E3 environment to host their own public, fan-friendly hands-on events. Nintendo itself has eschewed the tradition of press conference presentations beginning in 2013 in favor of their own online broadcasts.

This year’s call for the public to attend lines E3 closer to events such as PAX and Penny Arcade Expo, where persons from around the world attend as fans.

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