**UPDATE: The ESA has made their official statement regarding the changes to E3 2009 here.
File this under the ‘almost confirmed’ department, but several sources (including one I cannot name within the ESA organization) are hinting around at a possible news release tomorrow from the ESA in which they will detail E3 2009 being both open to the public on certain days as well as media-only for a bit too. This would provide the best of both worlds for both our peoples (media and public). I am sure we can find a way to coexist… Say, June 2nd through the 4th for us media folk and the 5th though 6th for you guys? Maybe?
Actually, this is sounding really familiar. Could it be because I gave this exact solution to E3’s woes in my blog here over a month ago. If this rumor should prove true, I would expect my paycheck in the mail ASAP.