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Media FAQ

Welcome to E3 2017. If you have any questions about E3's media credentialing, please contact us:

Double Forte PR and Marketing
EMAIL: media@e3expo.com
PHONE: 415-500-0630

To simplify and expedite the E3 media registration process, media are required to upload all qualifying credentials during the registration process. Registration will not be complete until all documents are uploaded.

E3 badges are not mailed. Members of the press can pick up their badge at the on-site media registration area in Petree Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center. A government issued photo ID must be presented to receive a badge and badge holder. Please see media registration hours below:

Date Hours
Sunday, June 11, 2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Monday, June 12, 2017 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 8:00AM - 6:00PM*
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 8:00AM - 6:00PM*
Thursday, June 15, 2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM*

(*= Newsroom remains open one hour after show closes)

E3 takes place June 13-15, 2017.

Exhibit Hours:

Date Hours
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday, June 15, 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Second Floor Meeting Room Hours:

Date Hours
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Members of the press and industry analysts can enjoy the complimentary Media Center in Petree Hall.

E3 2017 media registration is open only to working journalists who are 17 years of age or older with an accredited media outlet.

No one under the age of 17 will be permitted, including infants. This policy is strictly enforced.

Qualifications of all media outlets will be determined by the E3 2017 media registration staff.

Employees of media outlets who do not work in an editorial capacity will not qualify for a media badge including: Art Directors, District Managers, Graphic Designers, Publishers, Managers, Social Media Managers, Marketing Representatives, Public Relations Personnel, Sales Representatives and Senior Level Managerial staff.

Yes. If you were qualified as media for previous E3 shows, you are not automatically guaranteed a media badge for E3 2017. You are required to submit new credentials each year to be considered for a media badge.

Please click here to register. If you have any questions about E3's media registration, please contact us:

Double Forte PR and Marketing
EMAIL: media@e3expo.com
PHONE: 415-500-0630

Once you have completed your registration and submitted your credentials you can log onto your E3 Media registration dashboard, using the username and password that you created during the registration process to check your status.

Working journalists, 17 years old or older, that fall under one of the below categories may register for a media badge:

Print Media (Newspapers, Magazines, Newsletters, etc.):

To qualify as media, print journalists must provide ALL of the following:

  • A copy of your business card with name, editorial title and media outlet's logo, and
  • A copy of your driver's license or government issued photo identification clearly showing your name and date of birth (no one under 17 will be admitted)
    • International media must submit a copy of your passport, and
  • A bylined article from your publication written by you and published within the past three months (the copy must clearly show the name of your publication and your byline).
    • If possible, the E3 media team encourages all applicants to submit links to articles that appear online as well as in print.

*Note: For onsite registration please bring at least one complete issue, published within the past three months.

Freelance Journalists:

Freelance writers from unqualified media outlets will not be admitted. In order to qualify as media, we require that you provide ALL of the following:

  • A copy of your driver's license or government issued photo identification clearly showing your name and date of birth (no one under 17 will be admitted)
    • International media must submit a copy of your passport, and
  • A letter from a publisher, editor or producer (on their letterhead) stating that you are covering E3 2017 on assignment, and
  • A bylined interactive entertainment industry-related article from your publication (above) written by you and published within the past three months (the copy must clearly show the name of the publication and your byline).

Online Reporters:

Web sites and podcasts must be previously established (fully launched and operational for at least six months) and updated regularly with original and current interactive entertainment industry news. To qualify as online media, please provide ALL of the following:

  • A copy of your driver's license or government issued photo identification clearly showing your name and date of birth (no one under 17 will be admitted)
    • International media must submit a copy of your passport, and
  • A copy of your business card with name, editorial title and media outlet's logo, and
  • URLs to your articles with your name and title appearing in an editorial capacity. Your articles must have been published within the past three months.

* Note: all online outlets must meet minimum site traffic requirements that vary from year to year depending on attendance. The E3 media team will use measurement sites including Similarweb.com, Quantcast.com and Alexa.com to evaluate each site's traffic. The E3 media team cannot accept first party analytics.

Broadcast Journalists and Photographers:

Each member of a broadcast crew must register separately. To qualify as media, please provide ALL of the following:

  • A copy of your driver's license or government issued photo identification clearly showing your name and date of birth (no one under 17 will be admitted)
    • International media must submit a copy of your passport, and
  • A copy of your business card with name, editorial title and media outlet's logo, and
  • A letter from a producer/editor (on company letterhead) stating that you are covering E3 2017 on assignment.

Industry and Financial Analysts:

Please provide ALL of the following:

  • A copy of your driver's license or government issued photo identification clearly showing your name and date of birth (no one under 17 will be admitted)
    • International media must submit a copy of your passport, and
  • A copy of your business card with name, title and company logo, and
  • A recent report or bulletin on interactive entertainment with your byline written within the past three months.

YouTube/Twitch Channels:

Please provide ALL of the following:

  • A copy of your driver's license or government issued photo identification clearly showing your name and date of birth (no one under 17 will be admitted)
    • International media must submit a copy of your passport, and
  • A copy of your business card with name, title and company logo, and
  • Links to your channel/videos with your face clearly present. If you are a producer, director, or part of the production team, please proide a link where you are credited within the video or on the channel page.

*Note: All channels must meet a minimum number of subscribers and views per video to be considered for an E3 2017 media badge. The media team will also evaluate channels based on content produced, which should include original and current (within the past three months)interactive entertainment industry news (tips, cheats and walkthroughs are acceptable).

Production Companies:

Please provide ALL of the following:

  • A copy of your driver's license or government issued photo identification clearly showing your name and date of birth (no one under 17 will be admitted)
    • International media must submit a copy of your passport, and
  • A copy of your business card with name, title and company logo, and
  • A letter (on company letterhead) from an editor/producer at a broadcast or editorial outlet stating that your company has been hired to cover E3 2017 on assignment and where coverage will appear, and
  • Links to three pieces of work you have previously produced.

*Note: Production companies MUST be hired by a broadcast or editorial outlet in order to be issued E3 2017 media badges. The E3 media team will not issue badges to companies who have not been hired by a broadcast or editorial outlet. If your company has been hired by an exhibitor at E3, please contact the E3 media team at media@e3expo.com for more information.

During the E3 online registration process, you will be prompted to upload electronic versions of your media credentials. Registration will not be complete until all documents have been uploaded. The deadline for uploading your media credentials is Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Show management will contact you if your credential documents are approved or denied, or if additional information is required.

No. E3 Media badges will NOT be mailed prior to the show. All Media must pick up their badge on site at the Los Angeles Convention Center in the Media Center located in Petree Hall. Confirmed Media registrants will receive a confirmation email with a barcode when their registration is finalized. Registrants should print the confirmation and bring it with them to the Media Center located in Petree Hall where their barcode will be scanned and they will receive their printed badge and badge holder. Confirmation bar codes can also be scanned from mobile devices. All Media must present a valid government issued photo ID (driver's license or passport) when picking up their badge/badge holder. On-site media registration hours are listed below.

Date Hours
Sunday, June 11, 2017 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Monday, June 12, 2017 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 8:00AM - 6:00PM*
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 8:00AM - 6:00PM*
Thursday, June 15, 2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM*

*=Newsroom remains open one hour after show closes

No one under the age of 17 is permitted, including infants. This policy is strictly enforced.

Possibly. If the Los Angeles Convention Center hasn't reached its maximum capacity and on-site registration is still open, you may register at E3 2017 on-site. You must bring photo identification and meet the appropriate credentials detailed above.

Qualifications of all media outlets will be determined by the E3 2017 media registration staff.

The E3 2017 Media Center, in Petree Hall, offers convenient support for journalists covering the show free of charge. It features a fully equipped, large working newsroom including:

  • Mac and PC computers
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Wi-Fi network access
  • Standard office equipment
  • Photocopy machine
  • Media-only hospitality suite
  • Lockers

Please contact the E3 2017 media relations team at media@e3expo.com.

Your media badge will allow you access to the show floor, meeting rooms, media center, media hospitality suite, morning refreshments and lunch. Please note, morning refreshments and lunch is first come, first served.

No. Off-site press conferences are by invitation only as determined by the individual companies. Please contact those companies directly.

E3 2017 floor plans will be available in May. Please continue to check back.

To make changes to your registration information for the show , please email the E3 media relations team at media@e3expo.com.

For more information about E3, please contact the E3 media relations team at media@e3expo.com.

For more information about the computer and video game industry, please visit the Entertainment Software Association online at www.theesa.com.

E3 is owned and operated by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The ESA is the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet.

If you require special services, please contact Show Management at 508-834-6201 to identify your special needs. All requests should be received by May 15, 2017, in order to ensure the availability of services.

Participating Companies