How to Get in E3


E3 is the annual trade convention for computer and video game industry insiders and is not open to the general public. However, if you have some connection to the video and computer gaming industry, or if you're a member of the media, a merchant serving the industry or a designer, you may register for the convention. The 2011 convention will be held from June 7-9, 2011, in Los Angeles, California.

  • Visit the E3 Expo website and click on the large "Register Now!" button located halfway down the front page.

  • The first page of the registration process asks you to choose whether you are coming to the convention as an attendee, exhibitor or member of the media. Select the appropriate affiliation for your registration.

  • On the next screen of the registration process, you will be asked to enter specific details for your registration. Attendees are required to verify that they are over 17 years of age and members of the video and computer gaming industry: after registering online, attendees will receive an e-mail with guidelines on how to submit their identification and credentials. Exhibitors will enter their company's registration ID online at the time of registration; members of the media will have to show their IDs at the media registration area during the conference to pick up their admittance badge. Members of the media are give the restricted status of "working journalists only," a status conferred upon registrants working for approved media outlets acceptable to the E3 convention managers. All applicants are required to submit credentials, which may include photo ID, company ID or some form of media press pass credentials; contact the E3 convention organizers to ask which specific credentials will be required for your registration. Applications are approved by the E3 Expo 2011 management on a case-by-case, yearly basis, and prior-year registrants are required to resubmit credentials every year.

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