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Ok my brother wants to get E3 tickets (since it will be open to the public) for his birthday and I have no idea where to look, how to buy, etc.... any advice is welcome...
 

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I don't believe there is public access. They expanded the list of companies that can get tickets, but I don't believe general public gets any.
 

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E3 has lost most of its luster. Opening to the public is probably a few years too late. There were plenty of nobody game store employees and other people that could only be called "insiders" by the broadest of definitions during the years I went (2003-2005).
 

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umm the last year they gave tickets to the public it was done online through a website. you'd fill in your info (name, address)


heres the main site
http://www.e3expo.com/


you can try your luck and fill in the attendee info
http://www.e3expo.com/AttendeeFormDB.aspx

wow thanks that was exactly what i was looking for.... thanks again..
 

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keep in mind that E3 is a ESA sponsored show and many publishers have pulled out of the ESA. SO it may in fact be a lack luster show this year.
 

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Fill in any registration forms that come with games - back in 1996/97 Tecmo sent me tickets for Atlanta's E3, thankfully I lived only a couple hours away at the time.
 

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Fill in any registration forms that come with games - back in 1996/97 Tecmo sent me tickets for Atlanta's E3, thankfully I lived only a couple hours away at the time.

Back then it was open to the public.
 

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Good luck. I went to E3 a couple of years ago in LA (the last "big" one). Even if it's 50% of what it was in the past, it'll still be quite a show and madhouse.


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Fill in any registration forms that come with games - back in 1996/97 Tecmo sent me tickets for Atlanta's E3, thankfully I lived only a couple hours away at the time.

that's cool. i went to the first one in LA back in 1995 with a friend of mine, it was actually pretty cool. that was when (don't laugh) Virtual Boy debuted, the "Ultra" 64 was a no show, and the talk of the show was Killer Instinct for the SNES. and yes, i still have my copy of the Killer Cuts CD that came with the game, HUMILIATION!


and not for nothing, but the adult section of the show was pretty good too...
 

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I'd rather go to CES to see the gadgets coming out. Is that open to public?
 

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no



....but there may be a back door...


"CES is open to 18+ and are involved in the industry (its not open to the public) however anyone with a printer can make business cards saying that you are from "Sunny's Home Theaters " and you can get in." -source: a different forum




heres the registration:
http://ces091.experient-inc.com/showces091/Default.aspx

but at this time it would cost $200 to enter.


you may be better off waiting till next year, as registering before the 31st of October is free. here the main site:
http://www.cesweb.org/
 

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pax is only getting bigger and better. now that they will do 2 shows (east coast and west coast) more developers will sign up and it'll be the baddest
 

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I went to E3: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.


It was heartbreaking when they shot it in the head for 2007... I'm going to go back this year and hope it picks up again.


I do agree that PAX would be a much better time for your brother. E3 is where you do business, not so much for the public.
 
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