In 2017, the largest video game trade show in North America, Electronic Entertainment Expo, opened it’s doors to the public. Video game fanatics who didn’t work for a publisher or a GameStop could come and experience the millions of dollars worth of presentation, companies used to garner attention from the gaming world. While there were growing pains about how blending business and casual fandom competed for the same amount of show time, nonetheless E3 2018 is once again opening up to the public.
E3’s governing body, the Entertainment Sofware Association announced that on Monday, February 12 public tickets would once again go on sale for the trade show taking place June 12-14, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Following the same model as last year, the first 1000 to purchase their tickets will pay a special discounted price:
To celebrate another year of must-see video game announcements and never-before-seen products, the first 1,000 gamer passes to E3 2018 are $149 each. Gamer passes sold after the first 1,000 are $249. Registration and pass sales will be available at www.E3Expo.com
E3 is also addressing some of the concerns the business sector had about public participation. 2018 will see some extended show hours with special set times for Media and Industry in the morning then “Gamer Pass” holders will be allowed in during the afternoon and evening.
Also making a return is the E3 Colosseum, curated by Geoff Keighley. This year all three days of the convention will feature talks and presentations from some of the biggest names in the gaming industry. During the Colosseum’s first year in 2017, the Microsoft theater where all this took place across from the convention center saw early morning lines wrap halfway around LA Live. Needless to say, it was a success that demanded a sequel.
As always, we’ll be covering all the media happenings in the lead into E3 and the show itself. After all, this is Spider-Man’s year.
Tickets go on sale Monday @ 12PM EST. Go to E3expo.com to secure yours. May the odds not be against you or whatever the thing we say now is.