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April 26, 2013

The BIG E3 2013 Party List: Parties, Events, Fundraisers and more

E3 Party List 2013

E3 is going to be super busy this year. A new Xbox. A new Playstation. Tons of new games. But there’s still a need to relax and enjoy a break or two.

Well, scratch one to-do off of your list: SideQuesting’s annual Big E3 Party List is back for 2013 to help you find the best parties around during the expo week. Sit back, scroll down, and pick and choose your adventures.

There are more events being announced all the time. If you know of one, please let us know and we will add it to the list. Mention it in the comments or contact us. Or, feel free to tweet me with your info: @kewlrats

Join the unofficial E3 2013 Parties group on Facebook! CLICK HERE Also, follow @E3_PartyGuide on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news

Listed by Day

Friday, June 7
Sunday, June 9
Monday, June 10
Tuesday, June 11
Wednesday, June 12
Thursday, June 13

Listed by Day (Abridged)

Friday, June 7

Sunday, June 9

Monday, June 10th

Tuesday, June 11th

Wednesday, June 12th

Thursday, June 13th

Friday, June 7

iam8bit-entertainment-system-e3-party

iam8bit Entertainment System

InformationFacebook
Time: 7-11PM opening night, ongoing until June 30th
Locationiam8bit, 2147 W. Sunset Blvd., LA
Tickets: Free Admission, RSVP on Facebook

We’re calling this evolution iam8bit Entertainment System, and it will feature over 80 of the world’s most incredible talent fulfilling their retro gaming fantasies. We believe, wholeheartedly, that this is the strongest lineup we’ve ever had for an iam8bit show.

It’s going to be wild.

Sunday, June 9

Polygon The Verge E3 Party

Polygon & The Verge present Revenge of the Party Monsters

InformationWEB PAGE
Time: 7-11PM
Location: The Tower Theater, 802 South Broadway, LA
Tickets: 21+, Free Admission

Polygon and our friends at The Verge welcome all of you to join us in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 9th for Revenge of the Party Monsters, a free, open-to-the-public event with music, video games, and normal, non-monster human beings. Featuring music by DJ Trent. Sponsored by VOX Media and Ford.

The Swedish Affair

The Swedish Affair – Day 1

InformationWeb Page
Time: 12PM-10PM (Day 1)
Location: Rockstar Mansion, 2260 Sunset Plaza Drive, West Hollywood Hills
TicketsRequest Invitation

We are once more bringing on The Swedish Affär because we just love it. The meeting among creatives, peers and strangers alike, cross-cultural and cross-industry, is a great (and suave!) way to network and develop new ideas.

With this two-day event we want to deepen the love affair between creative Sweden and Los Angeles with smart people getting together, sharing knowledge and thoughts. There will be short intensive panels, visionary keynotes, brilliant artists and the best of innovative companies out of the Swedish creative scene in a laid-back setting that allows relations to be built and affairs to spire.

Monday, June 10

IGDA LA Pre-E3 Shindig

IGDA LA Pre-E3 Shindig

InformationEventbrite
Time: 7PM-12AM
Location: The Morrison, 3179 Los Feliz Blvd, LA, also at the Bigfoot Lodge, 3172 Feliz Blvd
TicketsRSVP on Eventbrite

The response for this event has been so enthusiastic we’ve added a second location, just across the street – one party, two bars!!
Join IGDA LA at The Morrision in Atwater Village & The Bigfoot Lodge for some pre-E3 networking, conference strategizing and party planning.

The Swedish Affair

The Swedish Affair – Day 2

InformationWeb Page
Time: 12-10PM (Day 1)
Location: Rockstar Mansion, 2260 Sunset Plaza Drive, West Hollywood Hills
TicketsRequest Invitation

We are once more bringing on The Swedish Affär because we just love it. The meeting among creatives, peers and strangers alike, cross-cultural and cross-industry, is a great (and suave!) way to network and develop new ideas.

With this two-day event we want to deepen the love affair between creative Sweden and Los Angeles with smart people getting together, sharing knowledge and thoughts. There will be short intensive panels, visionary keynotes, brilliant artists and the best of innovative companies out of the Swedish creative scene in a laid-back setting that allows relations to be built and affairs to spire.

Company3 E3 Party

Company3 and CAA E3 Pre-Party

InformationWEB PAGE
Time: TBD
Location: The Soho House West Hollywood, 9200 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood
Tickets: INVITATION ONLY

Xbox Community Meetup E3 2013

Xbox LA Community Meetup

InformationWEB PAGE
Time: 7:30 – 9PM
Location: Century City Microsoft Store, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, LA
Tickets: Free

Come meet members of the Xbox team and see the Xbox One with your own eyes, plus take the Xbox One controller for a spin and see (and feel) for yourself the improvements we’ve made to one of the best controllers in gaming.

The event is free and open to the public but we expect a crowd, so I recommend getting there there early.

Tuesday, June 11th

E3 Party 2013 CYP2

Check Yo Ponytail 2

An Evening With Anamanaguchi, Juiceboxxx, Chrome Sparks, and D/A/D

InformationWEB PAGE
Time: 8PM
Location: The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale BLVD, LA
Tickets: $12 Ticketfly

To kick off the Summer, we are enlisting some elite talent to make sure fun levels are at maximum peak. On June 11th, Check Yo Ponytail is proud to present an evening with digipunks,Anamanaguchi!!! If that weren’t enough, our man Juiceboxxx will be on hand to pump it up as well, with additional performances from Chrome Sparks and D/A/D.

e3 party bash

E3 Party List PARTY

InformationFacebook
Time: 8PM
Location: The Rabat Room @ the Figueroa Hotel, 939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets: $35 IndiGoGo

Partying in LA isn’t cheap, but we’re going to make damn sure we put on an event well worth the coin it costs to fund.  We’re currently looking at one of the most unique, trendy venues in the downtown scene, the one of a kind Figueroa hotel.  And whaddya know, conveniently located walking distance from the convention center!

We’ve also got amazing LA local DJ xPoint on board spinning game-themed tunes all party long!

Not to mention tasty food and of course…FREE DRINKS!  All in the luxurious Rabat room of the Figueroa hotel!

Surprise Attack E3 party

Surprise Attack Presents: Pre-Party Ping-Pong Playtime – An Indie Showcase

InformationTwitter
Time: 6:30-9:30PM
Location: SPiN Lounge @ the Standard Hotel, 550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
TicketsMedia/Industry-only, please contact info@surpriseattack.com.au

Surprise Attack is proud to be hosting Pre-Party Ping-Pong Playtime – a chance for everyone to kick back, have a few drinks, and check out some stellar indie games from Australia and around the globe. Taking place in the SPiN Lounge at the Standard Downtown, you’ll be well located to head out to other parties afterwards.

Beer, games, food and ping-pong. What more could you ask for after a hard day on the floor of the L.A Convention Centre?

Confirmed games: Black Annex, Dungeon Dashers, BlastPoints, Wolfdozer, Animus, more!

This event is for Media and Games Industry only, please.

Pocketgamer E3 Party

Pocketgamer’s E3 Party sponsored by iDreamSky

InformationEventbrite
Time: 7PM – 9PM
Location: Location TBD
Tickets: Free, EventBrite 

Gamesradar E3 2012 Remix Party

Gamesradar Remix @ E3

InformationWebsite
Time: 10PM – 2AM
LocationThe Conga Room at LA Live, 800 W Olympic Blvd, LA
TicketsGamesradar

With DJ set by Nervo and live performance by Far East Movement.

Midnight Oil Creative E3 2013 Party

Midnight Oil Creative’s E3 Pool Party Drinkup

InformationWebsite
Time: 6-8PM
LocationThe Figueroa Hotel Pool, 939 Figueroa St, LA
TicketsRSVP

Come join Midnight Oil Creative, Plastic Wax, and Hammer Creative as they ring in E3 with an epic pool party drink-up

SOE E3 2013 Happy Hour

SOE Happy Hour

Information: Flyer
Time: 4-6PM
Location: LACC West Hall Booth #4800
Tickets: Contact Shannon Knepp

Join SOE and the team in the annual E3 tradition. Take a break from the long day, without needing to go too far.

machinima-E3-2013-party

Machinima RechargE3

Information: Machinima
Time: 9PM-???
Location: Icon Ultra Lounge, 1248 South Figueroa Street, LA
Tickets: Invitation Only

Featuring DJs Krewella & Tritonal

Wednesday, June 12th

WIGI E3 2013 Party

The WIGI S.T.E.A.M. Punk Party

InformationFacebook
Time: 7PM – Midnight
LocationBelasco Theater, 1050 S. Hill Street, LA 90015
TicketsEventBrite

We’re happy to be back at Belasco Theatre again this year for our annual E3 party.  More info to come, but save the date and time because, like always, you won’t want to miss it!

We are actively looking for partners and sponsors for the event.  Please visit www.getWIGI.com to contact us with sponsorship opportunities.

Wargaming E3 2013 Party

WARGAMING E3 Party

InformationWargaming
Time: 8PM-2AM
Location: Exchange LA, 618 S Spring Street, LA
Tickets: INVITATION ONLY

Gay Game Industry Professionals E3 Gathering V

E3 GGP Gathering V

InformationGGP: Gay Game Industry Professionals
Time: 9 PM
Location: HERE Lounge, 696 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood
Tickets: For group members

This year, the Gay Game Industry Professionals group is organizing its event for a fifth year in a row, and now at a brand new location — Here Lounge in West Hollywood!

Saints Row IV E3 2013 Party

Saints Row IV E3 Party

Information: Invite Only
Time: 6PM – 9PM
LocationThe Conga Room at LA Live, 800 W Olympic Blvd, LA
Tickets: Invitation Only

IGDA LA Pre-E3 Shindig

IGDA Networking Event

InformationFacebook
Time: 6PM – 9PM
Location: Tangiers Room at the Figueroa Hotel
Tickets: Free

Tired and stressed out after a long day of intense meetings and/or wandering the E3 show floor? Plan on joining us on Wednesday, 12 June, 2013 at our annual IGDA mixer and enjoy a great networking opportunity with your fellow game developers! We’ll be gathering in the classy atmosphere of the Tangiers Room at the Figueroa Hotel, very conveniently located just 1 block north of Staples Center.

The event runs 18:00-21:00 and you are welcome to come and go as you please.

E3 Pre-WIGI Tweetup

E3 Party Group Pre-WIGI Tweetup

InformationFacebook
Time: 6PM – 7PM
Location:  The Figueroa Hotel
Tickets: Free

A casual E3 2013 Tweetup at the Fig before the WIGI party. Use #E3PreWIGI on Twitter to chat with others during the party, OR join us all at the Fig!

SOE E3 2013 Happy Hour

SOE Happy Hour

Information: Flyer
Time: 4-6PM
Location: LACC West Hall Booth #4800
Tickets: Contact Shannon Knepp

Join SOE and the team in the annual E3 tradition. Take a break from the long day, without needing to go too far.

Thursday, June 13th

Horizone E3 2013

Horizon

InformationWebsite
Time: 10 AM
LocationMOCA, 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
Tickets: Free – MEDIA ONLY

Thursday, June 13th, concurrent with this year’s E3 expo, the site will be partnering with MOCAtv, the video channel of Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art, to present HORIZON, a press conference that will highlight a lineup of beautiful games as an alternative to what we’ve come to expect from standard E3 fare.

Digital LA E3 Party

InformationWebsite
Time: 5-7PM
LocationThe Conga Room at LA Live, 800 W Olympic Blvd, LA
TicketsTickets

We’re rallying game peeps and friends for our annual E3 Digital Drinks downtown at the Conga Room. Free for E3 badge holders, or register for $10

GameDevDrinkUp E3

GameDevDrinkUp E3 Party 2013

InformationWebsite
Time: 6-9PM
Location:  Broadway Bar, 830 S Broadway, LA
Tickets: Free, RSVP on Facebook

Who’s ready for E3 week and the start of the new generation of consoles?! We are, and we’re bringing the DrinkUp with us as we celebrate the biggest industry event of the year! LA and SF will join forces immediately after the show at Broadway Bar in DTLA starting at 6 p.m. on Thurs., 6/13 (see details below). Our friends and sponsors, Twitch.tv will be providing free drinks to the first 100 in the door, so get there on time! We love meeting new faces, so bring your out of town friends for some post-E3 DrinkUp fun!

Contact: @JonathanHawkins

CCP Party E3 2013

CCP Party

InformationWebsite
Time: 9PM – 2AM
Location: The Standard Hotel, 8300 West Sunset Boulevard, Pool Deck
TicketsFree

CCP Developers will be at E3 in force and want to party with important space ship pilots, hardy DUST mercs and other special friends on the pool deck of the Standard Hollywood hotel in Los Angeles.

Drinks, music and good times with everyone we love.

  • Important: Please don’t reserve a ticket unless you really intend to join us. Show up early to avoid queues
  • Full open bar from 9pm – 2am :P
  • Iceland born, Oakland raised DJ Platurn and Einar from Steed Lord will entertain you

Beyond 33 E3 2013 Party

Beyond 33

InformationFacebook
Time: 9PM – 2AM
Location: 333 Live, 333 S. Boylston St., LA
Tickets: 21 yrs old & up. $15 before 10:30PM, $20 after - Pre-purchase here - 1/3 (33%) goes towards Operation Supply Drop

Beyond Limits Interactive (the people who co-hosted Shifted2Reality last year) is throwing a party on the last day of E3 that’s open to the public! With special host and pro gamer, Robert “Prod1gy X” Paz, a live performance by HipHopGamer, and music provided by DJ Orbit, Frosty, and Fezhead, it’ll be the best way to bring the convention to a close! E3 badge holders and Cosplayers get $5 off at door if tickets are still available (Maximum $5 off)

But wait there’s more! We’ll be having a gaming related art gallery by 8-bit Cubist to enjoy and GAEMS to play when you’re tired of dancing! Avoid the line and contact guestlist @ beyondlimitsinteractive.com or a BLI team member to head straight to the party!



About the Author

Dalibor Dimovski
Dali is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of SideQuesting, as well as the co-Founder of CarDesignFetish and the founder of MakLink. Dali is also a car designer, deejay, and introductory beer-brewer.




  • neverpaused

    fyi Horizon is press only, and they have very limited space.

  • alwayspaused

    It’s a big list, but doesn’t have all the biggest parties. Never go to an open-invite party because it’s just too packed. There’s Bethesda’s annual party, Harmonix’s party and the Saints Row 4 party.