E3 2009 will take place June 2-4 next year, at the LA Convention Center. It won't be open to the public or anything, but the list of people who can attend will be less restrictive than the previous two years, says the ESA. They'll be opening the doors to all "international and US-based media, analysts, retailers, developers and business partners." So, attendance will increase and this move should hopefully help E3
get back to what it used to be: loud, smelly, and oh-so-fun!
And while we're on the subject, be sure to check out Joystiq's interview with ESA president and CEO Mike Gallagher right here