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Anyone been to E3?

This doesn't make sense.

http://www.e3expo.com/attendee/1784/attendee-registration-policies/

Tickets are 795$ if you're not in the industry, but free if you are. Yet you need to be in the industry to go?

Contradicting right?
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probably for press
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Originally Posted by juryben View Post

Anyone been to E3?

This doesn't make sense.

http://www.e3expo.com/attendee/1784/attendee-registration-policies/

Tickets are 795$ if you're not in the industry, but free if you are. Yet you need to be in the industry to go?

Contradicting right?

Press, government.... there should be a page defining what is on their industry list and what other companies can attend.
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Press, government.... there should be a page defining what is on their industry list and what other companies can attend.
That means I could purchase tickets as 'press' and go? I understand they have standards for press, but wouldn't that fall under the industry pass instead of an expo pass?
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Many events are like that. I think the National Association of Broadcasters is that way. I've been to 21 of them but I've never been to one aside from with my company. We get so many tickets (badges actually) and we have so many badges that we give to prospective customers that we have to pay for, but I'm not sure that you can just walk up and buy a ticket just because you want to go. You basically have to know someone in the industry to get invited.

[Edit]

Looks like NAB charges $1149 per person for NAB Members, $1349 for non-members, and $1249 for government/military. So I guess technically you can get a pass if you want to fork over nearly $1400 to see the show.

Since we show our products at the show, we are "given" a number of badges as part of our booth space rental. I say "given", but for a 30'x40' booth it ends up costing out company about $45,000 to rent the space for a week, we get like 8 or 10 "free badges".
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 4/19/13 at 10:41am
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Originally Posted by juryben View Post

That means I could purchase tickets as 'press' and go? I understand they have standards for press, but wouldn't that fall under the industry pass instead of an expo pass?

You have to have the website and company to back that up. When I attended some of the Anime cons (as press)we had to have "back ground check" and proof of some things, at least from what i remember.
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