Thats cool for them but I wish there was an event that is covering entire USA not just Go Fest because I can not go to events.
shiny plusle and minun (with stardust catch bonus), alolan geodude and diglet. Enough to be done during gofest.
If they start implementing the real ticket registry for each event, they can make a market event (USA, some only country or just some selected locations) where people will buy/get the tickets from some store/company/prize and need to go to that place to scan it and get access to the things.
If the July events can happen without glitchs, looks like Niantic will start to promote that way for events. Easy way to control the numbers of people using the same area networks and the servers will be supporting the numbers of tickets delivered.