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July 16, 2013

The Big PAX Prime 2013 Party List: Events, parties & more

PAX Prime 2013 Party List Insanity. I literally *just* dropped the E3 party list from the front page of the site a couple of weeks ago, and now this… THIS. It’s too early to think PAX Prime, isn’t it?

Nah, it’s not. Not when the event brings together fantastic friends, great games & culture. This year especially will be, uh special, what with the Xbox One and PS4 launching, the Oculus Rift a real goddamn thing, and the Wii U still floating around. Might as well get ready now, circle dates on your calendar, and go stand in line already for the keynote.

We’ve (yet again) graciously curated the biggest gaming party list for you fine readers. This time it’s PAX Prime on deck, ready to swing for the rafters of party heights. Enjoy!

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

Thanks to all those who have send us tips already: Bryanna Lindsey, Dustin Hsu. And visit the PAX Prime Party group! They’ve been filling up the events as they happen as well!

Official PAX Prime 2013 site: CLICK HERE

Listed by Day

Listed by Day (Abridged)

Wednesday, August 28

Thursday, August 29

Friday, August 30

Saturday, August 31

Sunday, September 1

Monday, September 2

Wednesday, August 28

Seattle Cosplay Meetup

Seattle Cosplay Meetup – PAX Prime

Information: Facebook

Time: 6PM

Location: TBD

Seattle CosCon is hosting our first cosplay meetup. Nothing fancy just a chance for cosplayers/photographers/enthusiasts to get together and meet each other before the insanity of a convention. Yes we know lots of you will be in cosplay crunch time pre-convention. But it’s good for you to leave the house, trust us!

People are welcome to come in or out of costume. This event is really just a chance to starting building the awesome cosplay community in Seattle!

Thursday, August 29

Photo courtesy The Night Owl

The Pre-PAX Hookah Get-Together 

InformationPenny Arcade Forum

Time: 8PM-1AM

LocationNight Owl Hookah4745 University Way, Seattle, WA 98105

Tickets: $5.50, 18 yrs & up - RSVP Here

The annual tradition returns! Join us as we smoke a little and enjoy great games and board games. Feel free to bring your own games.

Pre PAX Pinball Party

PRE-PAX Pinball

InformationFacebook page

Time: 8PM-???, 21yrs & Up

Location: The Narwhal (below the Unicorn), 1118 E. Pike st., Seattle, Washington 98122

Hello PAX-ers! I’ve talked with the management at The Narwhal (the pinball arcade on the floor below the Unicorn) and they’re down with hosting us for drinks, pinball and socializing! Let’s ring in PAX the super-fun-awesome way, at one of Seattle’s BEST Bar-cades! See you there!

Pre PAX Board Game Night

Pre-PAX Board Game Night

InformationPAX

Time: 4PM

LocationThe Sheraton Hotel, 2nd Floor in Grand Ballroom B & Willow Room, 1400 6th Ave, Seattle

A coordinated meetup the night before PAX for anyone with board games, or anyone who wants to play board games. It’s a great way to kick off PAX and meet some new friends. This is an All-Ages event. There will be between 375 – 450 seats available.
A Cookie Brigade Station will be available for you to get delicious noms, and Bakers Dropoff!

Mad Catz Unveiled PAX Prime 2013 Party

MadCatz Unveiled PAX Prime 2013

InformationWebsite

Time: 9PM-1AM

LocationTrinity Night Club, 111 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104

Tickets: 21 & up, $20 via Eventbrite

You’re invited to join us in Seattle for Mad Catz Unveiled, an exclusive pre-PAX Prime event! Come out for hands-on time with pre-release titles before they hit store shelves, meet industry insiders, and some one-on-one time with the Mad Catz professional gaming team.

We’re bringing in two of the top fighting game players in the world – Xian, the 2013 EVO World Champion, and fighting game legend Daigo “The Beast” Umehara!

MMO Reporter PAX Prime Meetup

MMO Reporter PAX Prime Meetup

InformationWebsite Info

Time: 6-10PM

LocationElephant & Castle Pub, 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA

Tickets: Email via Website

Chris, Sallennia, Carrie and more will be hanging out to meet with listeners, record our PAX Preview podcast
LIVE, and give away tons of PRIZES!
Come join us for laughs, drink, and a good time!

X360A PS3T PAX Prime Party 2013

X360A & PS3T’s Pre-PAX Prime Party

Information: Website

Time: 8PM-???

LocationTapHouse, 1506 6th Ave, Seattle, WA

As inevitable as rain in England, slow motion breach scenes in Call of Duty and Lindsay Lohan going on a bender, we’re proud to announce this year’s pre-PAX Prime Community party.

You should know the score by now, you know, considering that this is probably the 5th time we’ve done this – admittedly we’ve lost count by now – but we’re taking over one of the Taphouse’s downstairs back rooms again this year for beers, pool and general shenanigans.

There’ll be a few staff members present again this year, with myself, Mr Lee Bradley and Creechy boy attending, as well as PAX Prime veterans and our pre-PAX party usuals, so come along, have a beer, and try and beat us at pool. And FREE BEER!

Pokemon PAX Prime Party 2013

3rd Annual Pokemon Unofficial PAX Pre-Party

Information: Eventbrite

Time: 9PM-1:30AM

LocationBaltic Room1207 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98105

Tickets: Free, Eventbrite

Once a year hundreds of gamers decend on Seattle for PAX. Join us for the 3rd annual Pokemon unofficial PAX Pre-Party. We will have Pokemon shots & drinks, cosplay contest, prizes, giveaways, dancing and Smash Brothers Tournament.

9-9:45pm Smash Bros Registration

All night long Top 40, pop, hip hop, mashups and remixes by Tony Burns and DJ Dirty Bit. With PAX inspired performances by your hosts Olivia LaGarce and DonnaTella Howe

Baltic Room is located 2 blocks from the Convention Center

For Bottle Service/Booth reservations message http://fb.me/alexgarcia or email alexgarcia@gmail.com

Pre-PAX Tabletop Benefit

Pre-PAX Sky High Tabletop Play Benefitting Food Lifeline

Information: Facebook

Time: 7:30PM-2AM

LocationColumbia Tower Club, 701 5th Ave Ste 7500, Seattle, Wa

Tickets$34 Shindigg

This is not just another board game party! Featuring thousands of dollars in prizes from the gaming and food industry, life-sized versions of some of your favorite games, food, drinks and the chance to match wits with some of the nation’s best game designers, this is THE party to be at on the night before PAX! Every cent – that’s EVERY. RED. CENT. – that we raise on this evening will be donated to Food Lifeline, a Charity Navigator 4-star, 97% efficiency charity that provides food for homeless people in Western Washington and across the nation. Oh, and it takes place in a swanky private club atop the tallest building in Seattle.

Destructoid PAX Prime Community Events

Destructoid EPIC Lost Saga PAX Kickoff Party at Gameworks

Information: Destructoid

Time: 9PM

LocationGameworks, 1511 7th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Tickets: Register Here

Get thee to Gameworks this Thursday, August 29, 9-11pm to meet up with your favorite Dtoid editors and community members for a night of pre-PAX drinking, arcading and carousing.

Sponsoring drinks are the cool cats from WeMade USA’s LOST SAGA, the crazy fun free-to-play fighting MMO where players battle as iconic arcade heroes from classics like King of Fighters, BlazBlue and Guilty Gear, while building their world with friends Minecraft-style.

Come early for pics. It’s going to be an awesome good time!

Press Play at Contour PAX prime 2013

2nd Annual PRE PAX party at Press Play Thursday

Information: Facebook

Time: 9:30PM-2:30AM

LocationContour, 807 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA

Tickets: $4 at door after 11

We like a good party, and we especially like a PAX party, because no one parties quite like PAX peeps!

We’re doing it again, and this year we’re bringing you local geek DJs

SKINLAYERS
TOASTERCOOKIE
TBA!

PAX themed drink specials made by the BEST bartender in town!! Shenanigans! Cosplay/costumes yes! More awesomeness to be announced!

Burl-X-Files PAX Prime

The Burl-X-Files Burlesque Show

Information: BPT

Time: 8PM (Doors at 7PM)

LocationTheatre Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98104

TicketsTickets $20+

We invite you to Spooky Mulder and Agent Scully’s basement office from which they investigate sexy alien abductions, salacious paranormal activity and other strange unexplained phenomenon. What chilling monster-of-the-week will they encounter? Will the Lone Gunmen lend a helpful hand? What forces, or cigarette-smoking fiend, will conspire to keep our leads apart?

Come help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of the premier of the landmark television series with acts inspired by the dark, kitschy, campy, and angst-filed sci-fi classic. Remember the 90s? Remember how government cover-ups involving UFOs, implausible myth arcs, and virus carrying bees were all rage? The Burl-X-Files will be one part nostalgia, one part celebration of fandom, and one part indulgence of not-so-secret fantasies with a cast of Seattle’s finest X-Files obsessed burlesque talent.

Chainsawsuit Live

Chainsawsuit Live: Two Iron Thrones Tour

Information: Website

Time: 8PM (Doors at 7PM)

LocationThe Triple Door 216, Union Street, Seattle, Washington 98101

TicketsTickets $17

Watch the metaphorical limbs fly as Kris Straub (Chainsawsuit, Broodhollow, Penny Arcade TV) and Mikey Neumann (Gearbox Creative Champion, The Returners: Season One, The Ending) suit up and hack away at over two hours of talk and comedy live on stage!

Chainsawsuit Live! is so much more than a podcast, it’s like a podcast–with eyes. We are taking the show live on the road for a two-night engagement in beautiful, cloudy-ish Seattle. And it won’t just be Kris and Mikey showing up; no, they’re bringing a whole heap of their extremely talented friends with them to make you laugh so hard you’ll tweet in your seat. (Do not actually have your phone out to tweet during the show.)

There will be interviews, fun, laughter, art–this is a show with guests from the world of video games, gaming, geeks, and web comics.

Chainsawsuit Podcast:  http://podcast.chainsawsuit.com/

Special Guests:
Thursday, August 29th
Abby Howard (http://www.jspowerhour.com)
John T Drake
Nika Harper (http://thisisnika.com)

Friday, August 30th
Abby Howard
Ashly Burch (http://www.ashlyburch.com)
Brad Muir
Bobak Ferdowsi

Indie Power Facebook PAX Prime party

Indie Power Happy Hour

Information: Website

Time: 5-7PM

LocationBrasserie Margaux, 401 Lenora Street, Seattle, WA 98121

TicketsTickets (Free)

Facebook and East Side Games would like to welcome you to Indie Power Happy Hour – PAX Edition.

Located just around the corner from PAXDev, Indie Power wil be your best chance to meet with all the best Indie Devs while eating great food and drinking all the open bar you can handle.

Come party with the cool kids!

Love,
Facebook and East Side Games

Danimal Cannon PAX Prime party

Danimal Cannon LIVE from Echo-Base

InformationFacebook

Time: 8PM-1AM

Location818 NE 104th St Seattle, WA 98125 (House)

Tickets: Donation at Door, RSVP via Facebook

Before the tsunami of craziness that is PAX descends upon us, come celebrate PAX eve with us for a very special performance by Danimal Cannon of Metroid Metal & Armcannon fame. We at Echo-Base have the pleasure of hosting him for the weekend & we wanted to show him our gratitude by filling our humble abode to the brim with VG music enthusiasts to scream our lungs out whilst he shreds. We know that PAX has tightened a few belts & depleted some bank accounts, so door is going to be donation based. That being said, every little bit helps people. We guarantee a face-melting-ly bodacious evening of epic proportions, so what are you WAITING FOR?!

RSVP & prepare for the GLORY!

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Chartboost PAX Prime 2013 party

Chartboost & Z2 Mobile Happy Hour

Information: Website

Time: 6PM-8PM

LocationShorty’s, 2222 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98121

TicketsRegistration (Free)

Chartboost is in Seattle for PAX PRIME and we want to see all our favorite developers while we’re there! We’ll be at Shorty’s with Z2 from 6-8pm on Thursday, August 29th. Come meet us for drinks and good times to be had by all.

Are you a developer with a mid-core, free-to-play game looking for a publisher? Z2 is looking for a small number of titles to work with and will have reps on site, so stop by to chat!

Xbox Meetup in Seattle PAX

Xbox Meetup w/Major Nelson

InformationWebsite

Time: 7:30-9PM

LocationMicrosoft Store, 2624 NE University Vlg, Seattle, WA 98105

Please join me and members of the Xbox team to play a few of the Xbox One games that will be featured at PAX Prime the following day. That’s right, this is a a sneak peek at some of Xbox One titles launching later this year. In addition to the games and demos of the Xbox One controller, we also know that an Xbox Community event wouldn’t be complete without free giveaways.

3-2-1-press-start

321 Battle presents Press Start

InformationFacebook

Time: 9PM-2AM

LocationRe-Bar, 1114 Howell St, Seattle, WA

3-2-1 Battle is back to kick off the second half of Summer, and just in time for PAX weekend! We bring you all the 8-bit video game kicking you could ask for! And if you want more, that’s just kinda greedy! Be there!

Friday, August 30

PAX Prime Pink Party 2013

PAX Prime Pink Party

InformationFacebook

Time: 6PM-Midnight

Location: Raygun Lounge, 501 E. Pine St, Seattle WA, 98122

Tickets: Free Admission, 21 yrs & up - RSVP Here

Queer Geek! presents a night of gayming fun at Raygun Lounge! As always, you DO NOT need to be a PAX attendee to join in the fun! Party-goers are encouraged to bring their friends, favorite board games, card games or handhelds. Invite your friends! It’s a great way to meet, greet and compete! Raygun Lounge serves both alcoholic (beer and wine) and non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks.

Destructoid PAX Prime Community Events

Destructoid Community Meetup at Elephant & Castle

InformationDestructoid

Time: 9PM

LocationElephant & Castle Pub, 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA

Head on over to Elephant & Castle in downtown Seattle to share your PAX Day One stories with other Dtoiders! People will be rolling in all night long, but 9 PM is a good time to arrive to begin the festivities.

5th Annual GAMEDEALS Party at PAX

5th Annual GAMEDEALS Party at PAX

Information: Facebook

Time: 9PM

LocationGordon Biersch, 600 Pine Street, Seattle, WA

Tickets: Free Entry

For the last 5 years, we’ve been hosting a party at PAX Prime, from our humble beginnings in a hotel room, to an overflowing parlour suite, to a rooftop patio, and now in a fantastic brewery/restaurant. If you are going to be at PAX Prime this year, our party is FRIDAY night at Gordon Biersch (top floor of Pacific Place Mall about 2 blocks from PAX). Event officially starts at 9pm and goes until midnight, but if enough of us are there drinking they will stay open later.

This is more of a social gathering in a pub-type environment. Feel free to invite your friends, bring some board/card games, meet new people, re-connect with long-distance friends, and come hang out with us.

Nerdcore Nite at PAX Prime

Games and Gizmo’s Presents: NERDCORE NITE

Information: Facebook

Time: 8PM-1:30AM

LocationThe Lo-Fi, 429 Eastlake Ave East, Seattle, WA 98109

Tickets: Free for PAX attendees w/badge, $5 at Door for non-PAX

An evening with rock gods, Kirby Krackle, the master of shredding combined with bleeps and bloops, Danimal Cannon, the jesters of jovial jocularity, Death*Star, the dynamic duo, Soup or Villainz, and the newest, hottest geeks to make you dance awkwardly, 9k1!

Not only do we have amazing bands, but we have prizes, like REAL prizes provided from the awesome folks at Games and Gizmos. A cosplayer contest, as well as random give-aways, great music, throw in a few arcade machines, a couple bars, and… oh! $2 beers and $3 wells all night long?

Oh! And it is FREE for PAX Attendees. PAX Dev, PAX Prime, Single Day, All Day Passes, Guests of PAX, whoever the hell wants to show up.

Burl-X-Files PAX Prime

The Burl-X-Files Burlesque Show

InformationBPT

Time: 8PM (Doors at 7PM)

LocationTheatre Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98104

TicketsTickets $20+

We invite you to Spooky Mulder and Agent Scully’s basement office from which they investigate sexy alien abductions, salacious paranormal activity and other strange unexplained phenomenon. What chilling monster-of-the-week will they encounter? Will the Lone Gunmen lend a helpful hand? What forces, or cigarette-smoking fiend, will conspire to keep our leads apart?

Come help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of the premier of the landmark television series with acts inspired by the dark, kitschy, campy, and angst-filed sci-fi classic. Remember the 90s? Remember how government cover-ups involving UFOs, implausible myth arcs, and virus carrying bees were all rage? The Burl-X-Files will be one part nostalgia, one part celebration of fandom, and one part indulgence of not-so-secret fantasies with a cast of Seattle’s finest X-Files obsessed burlesque talent.

Chainsawsuit Live

Chainsawsuit Live: Two Iron Thrones Tour

InformationWebsite

Time: 8PM (Doors at 7PM)

LocationThe Triple Door 216, Union Street, Seattle, Washington 98101

TicketsTickets $17

Watch the metaphorical limbs fly as Kris Straub (Chainsawsuit, Broodhollow, Penny Arcade TV) and Mikey Neumann (Gearbox Creative Champion, The Returners: Season One, The Ending) suit up and hack away at over two hours of talk and comedy live on stage!

Chainsawsuit Live! is so much more than a podcast, it’s like a podcast–with eyes. We are taking the show live on the road for a two-night engagement in beautiful, cloudy-ish Seattle. And it won’t just be Kris and Mikey showing up; no, they’re bringing a whole heap of their extremely talented friends with them to make you laugh so hard you’ll tweet in your seat. (Do not actually have your phone out to tweet during the show.)

There will be interviews, fun, laughter, art–this is a show with guests from the world of video games, gaming, geeks, and web comics.

Chainsawsuit Podcast:  http://podcast.chainsawsuit.com/

Special Guests:
Thursday, August 29th
Abby Howard (http://www.jspowerhour.com)
John T Drake
Nika Harper (http://thisisnika.com)

Friday, August 30th
Abby Howard
Ashly Burch (http://www.ashlyburch.com)
Brad Muir
Bobak Ferdowsi

Press-Start-to-continue-PAX-Prime-2013

PRESS START…To Continue: Video Game Art by Video Game Artists

Information: Facebook

Time: 7-11PM

LocationLtd. Art Gallery, 307 E Pike St, Seattle, Washington 98122

As PAX Prime once again descends upon the city of Seattle, we have put together an amazing sequel to our extremely popular PRESS START art show, celebrating the modern era of VIDEO GAMES.

Opening Reception: Friday, August 30th 7pm-11pm
-Enjoy complimentary beverages, sponsored by Jones Soda and Jameson Whiskey
-T2 Pinball Machine loaded with free credits
-XBOX 360 with KINECT set up on the TV
-A Live set from DJ HOJO

This time around, We have over 30 industry artists who have created a unique collection of mash-up art mixing classic and modern games. Together with a selection of artwork inspired by the modern era of gaming.

What would it be like if Link teamed up with the Scythian from Sword & Sorcery? How would Ms. Pac-man handle the world of Uncharted? Could Earthworm Jim team up with the Spartans and take on the galaxy? This collection of artists have a chance to really geek out and explore their love of the characters and worlds of classic and modern video games to create truly original artwork.

This will be an art event you can’t miss!

TVA PAX After Party Just Got Paid

Tva x Complexity PAX After Party

Information: Website

Time: 10:30PM

LocationBarboza, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122

Tickets: Cover $5 before midnight, $10 after

Just Got Paid Fridays comes out with a special PAX Prime event! Featuring DJ Nostalgia B (Graylife, Sea)

MMORPG Meetup PAX Prime 2013 Party

MMORPG Meetup

Information: Facebook

Time: 8-11PM

LocationGordon Biersch, 600 Pine Street, Seattle, WA

RSVP: Facebook

Come hang out with the MMORPG.com staff and mingle with your fellow readers at Gordon Biersch.

Free food will be provided!

Alcoholic drink tickets (x2) will be made available for the first 50 guests in attendance.

Please don’t forget to RSVP if you intend on coming!

Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z Movie Night

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Midnight Movie

Information: Website

Time: 9PM-1:30AM

LocationBig Picture, 2505 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA

Tickets: Free

It has been revealed that in an effort to help promote Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden ZTecmo Koei is going to be bringing some unique promotional entertainment to those who are attending PAX Prime. There will be special Yaiba food trucks placed outside of the PAX Prime venue which is at 2nd Avenue and Pike Street between 11 AM to 2 PM on August 30th and 31st.

All food will be spiced with “Yaiba’s own hot sauce” and players will also have a chance to attend a“midnight zombie movie night” that will be hosted by Dead Ninjaz After Dark. The event is a double feature where the “Miami Connection” and “Zombie vs. Ninja” movies will be shown and attendees can take part at the bar or take photos with the well-known cosplayer Jessica Nigri.

Anyone who attends the event must be 21 or over to attend and will receive gift bags that will include Yaiba branded hot sauce and a special limited edition print by comic book artist Corey Lewis. The event itself will take place between 9 PM to 1:30 AM at The Big Picture, 2505 1st Avenue.

 

Saturday, August 31

SWTOR Bioware PAX Prime Community Cantina Tour party 2013

Star Wars The Old Republic Community Cantina Tour

InformationCommunity Cantina Tour

Time: 8 – 11PM

LocationGarage Billiards, 1130 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

Tickets: 21yrs & up, RSVP on Facebook

We’re happy to announce that the next stop in the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Community Cantina Tour will be happening on Saturday, August 31st, in Seattle! This is your chance to join the Star Wars™: The Old Republic community for a development team Q&A as well as complimentary drinks*, food, and giveaways. Every attendee will be receiving a highly coveted Tauntaun Fawn code. If you’re in the area, make sure to stop by and hang out with us!

Lovecraft PAX Prime 2013 Party

First Annual HP Pubcraft Lovecrawl

InformationFirst Annual HP Pubcraft Lovecrawl

Time: 8:30 PM

LocationCafe Mox, 5105 Leary Ave, Seattle, Washington 98107

Tickets: 21yrs & up, RSVP: PAX

Looking for something to do Saturday night of PAX? Step into the dark and mysterious Seattle borough of Ballard for an inter-dimensional pubcrawl of celestial importance!

Be a part of the first annual PAX Prime H.P. Pubcraft Lovecrawl in Ballard on Saturday night. We will be traversing pubs up and down the cobbled streets of Ballard, gathering clues to prevent the awakening of the Ancient One. Each pub will represent another dimension, where you’ll have to gather clues (and drinks) in order to keep the Elder Gods at bay.

You could be a hero. You could go insane. You could become a cultist. It’s all in how you choose to unravel the mystery!

This fully-baked adventure starts at Cafe Mox in Ballard at 8:30. There, you’ll get your first clue, your starting items, and your sanity and stamina. From there, the night will take you on a harrowing journey of epic importance. Save Seattle! Save the world! (There will be prizes)

Fangamer x attract mode PAX Prime party 2013

Fangamer x Attract Mode

InformationWebsite

Time: 7PM-12AM

Location1927 Events, 1927 3rd Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101

Tickets: 21yrs & up - Tickets $10

It’s going to be everything you loved about Fangamer VERSUS Attract Mode, except bigger, and bolder, and flat out better.

GAMES:
GALAK-Z, by 17-BIT (Skulls of the Showgun).
Synchroma, by CAPY (Sword & Sworcery, Super Time Force).

MUSIC:
Danimal Cannon & Jake Kaufman, aka Virt.

ART:
Taking center stage are the artists who have handpicked to by do what they do best: tap into our collective love for and fascination with video games.

Wildstar at PAX Prime 2013 Party

Wildstar’s PAX Prime Party

Information: Website

Time: 7-11PM

LocationHard Rock Cafe, 116 Pike Street, Seattle, WA

Tickets: Free entry, 21 & Up

Join us on Saturday, August 31st at the Hard Rock Café (116 Pike Street) from 7-11PM. Free drinks, a photobooth, swag, prizes, and more! Hang out with the developers of WildStar and see if you can squeeze any secret details out of us, or hop on an Alienware laptop and play more WildStar.

We’ve got tons of fun stuff planned at the WildStar booth for PAX Prime, so drop by each morning to check out the day’s events. We can’t wait to see you there!

Blacklight Retribution PAX Prime Party 2013

Blacklight Retribution PAX Prime Party 2013

Information: Website

Time: 8PM-3AM

Location: The Crocodile, 2200 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA

Tickets: PAX badge required for entry, 21yrs & up

We are thrilled to announce the Blacklight: Retribution PAX Prime 2013 Party Presented byASTRO Gaming! Last year was such a blast that we quickly planned on doing it this year! We couldn’t be happier to partner with the amazing people at ASTRO Gaming and return to The Crocodile just a short walk from the Convention Center. Through the entire night we will have a number of guest including Mr_Sark being MC and we have some amazing DJs to help you dance your heart out all night long.

As you can see our lineup is crazy and all you need to attend is your PAX badge! No lists. No insiders only. Just a party that anyone who attends PAX Prime is invited to! It starts at 7:00 PM and we will be going until the turn on the lights!

Elder Scrolls Online PAX Prime 2013 food truck

The ESO PAX Prime 2013 Food Truck

Information: Facebook

Time: 11:30AM-3PM

Location: Outside PAX Prime

The Elder Scrolls Online food truck is slated to deliver tasty treats to PAX Prime attendees on Saturday August 31, 2013! Don’t miss this chance to meet up with other fans of The Elder Scrolls Online, grab some free food, and maybe even win some swag. Make sure to show up early; everything is first-come, first-serve!

Guild Wars 2 Anniversary Bash PAX Prime

Guild Wars 2 Anniversary Bash

Information: Website

Time: 8PM-11:00PM

LocationRenaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104

Tickets: Free Admission

Join ArenaNet staff and fellow players for an anniversary party full of music, prizes, and surprises! Mingle with Guild Wars 2 devs, play GW2 on our demo stations, and score free loot as we celebrate an epic first year in the world of Tyria!

Burl-X-Files PAX Prime

The Burl-X-Files Burlesque Show

InformationBPT

Time: 8PM (Doors at 7PM)

LocationTheatre Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98104

TicketsTickets $20+

We invite you to Spooky Mulder and Agent Scully’s basement office from which they investigate sexy alien abductions, salacious paranormal activity and other strange unexplained phenomenon. What chilling monster-of-the-week will they encounter? Will the Lone Gunmen lend a helpful hand? What forces, or cigarette-smoking fiend, will conspire to keep our leads apart?

Come help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of the premier of the landmark television series with acts inspired by the dark, kitschy, campy, and angst-filed sci-fi classic. Remember the 90s? Remember how government cover-ups involving UFOs, implausible myth arcs, and virus carrying bees were all rage? The Burl-X-Files will be one part nostalgia, one part celebration of fandom, and one part indulgence of not-so-secret fantasies with a cast of Seattle’s finest X-Files obsessed burlesque talent.

Magic The Gathering: Theros VIP Party

Magic The Gathering: Theros VIP Party

InformationWebsite

Time: 7-11PM

LocationShowbox at the Market, 1426 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Tickets: Tickets at Booth

Want to attend our exclusive party? Be part of the Hero’s Path Challenge at PAX. There will be three stations around PAX:

  • Heroes – The Polis - This is the hub, start here to pick up your stamp card.
  • Monsters – The Wilds
  • Gods – The Temple

At each station you will have to solve the puzzle themed to the station and receive one of three stamps for your card. When you collect all three stamps, return to the Polis and turn in your card as well as a completed publicity waiver in exchange for an invitation to the party on Saturday night. Turning in your card also gives you an entry to the drawing for an oversized Theros preview card to take home!

For the first time, these puzzle stations will continue to run all four days of PAX! Even though the party is on Saturday you’ll want to check out the stations each day as we reveal new Theros cards.

Engadget GDGT Live Seattle

Engadget+gdgt Live

Information: Website

Time: 7-10PM

LocationShowbox SoDo, 1700 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134

TicketsTickets (Free)

Unlike all the tradeshows and press-only events that don’t let consumers attend, Engadget+gdgt Live is designed specifically to bring gadget lovers and tech brands together in a fun environment where they can get to know each other a little better.

We’ll have a bunch of great tech companies with us at the event ready to show attendees their newest products and get real consumer feedback.

There’ll be tons of great swag and chances to win some awesome gear. To win you have to know how to enter, however, so read the flyer we give you at the door.

1UP PAX Party at Kingdom

1UP PAX Party

InformationWebsite

Time: 9PM-3AM

LocationKingdom, 1426 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

TicketsRSVP

t’s the 1UP Gamer Edition/PAX Afterparty so we’re all going to get back to our video game roots and be whatever character we were in the land of 8bits and joy sticks! Come early, we will be packed and we’ve got a lot of great stuff planned for you! Not to be missed!!!

We’ll have Cosplayers, Stilt Walkers, Aerialists, Grinders, Swords + much much more!

Level UP PAX Party

Level UP PAX Party

InformationWebsite

Time: 10PM-2AM

LocationBaltic Room1207 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98105

Tickets: Free Admission before 11PM, $5 after

Level Up This Saturday! Movin’ 92.5′s DJ Marty Mar and guest Pat Nasty chop it up Party Rock style with the best hip-hop, old school, mash-ups, and top 40 dance music on the planet.

Free before 11pm, $5 afterwards with Badge

IGN PAX Party

IGN’s PAX Party

 

InformationWebsite

Time: 7-11PM

LocationRock Bottom, 1333 Fifth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Tickets: Free Admission

Join IGN at Rock Bottom Brewery in downtown Seattle on Saturday the 31st for a night of drinks, food, games and Greg Miller scaring small children! We’ve partnered up with a brand new indie publishing company from former IGN Editor In Chief Casey Lynch and we’ll be showing off tons of games they’ll be publishing as well. IGN’s own Greg Miller, Daemon Hatfield, Mitch Dyer, Sean Finnegan and Sean Allen will be hanging out all night, drinking, gaming, and partying with the IGN community. (When you see Mitch, make sure to poke him in the eye, he loves it!)

 

Sunday, September 1

Indies After Party PAX Prime 2013

The Indie After Party 2013

InformationWebsite

Time: 9PM-2AM

Location: Baltic Room1207 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98105

Tickets: Free Admission, 21 yrs & up - RSVP Here

“All Premium, No Freemium” The Indie After Party is an all inclusive event, bringing together and celebrating the independent gaming scene. Musical performances include J-Quest and surprise guests. Follow @IndieAfterParty for up-to-date info! If you’ve ever been Hotlined in Miami, or gone Faster than Light, then this event is for you!

PAX Prime Girls Meetup

PAX Prime Girls’ Meetup 

InformationFacebook / Penny Arcade Forums

Time: 10AM-12PM

LocationThe Diller Room, 1224 1st Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101

Tickets: TBD

Welcome ladies, to the fourth annual PAX Prime Women’s Meetup. What is the women’s meetup? You might ask. Well, it is a fantastic event where the ladies of PAX get together for brunch, morning cocktails and nerdy chatter Sunday morning at 10am.

Destructoid PAX Karaoke

Destructoid Community Meetup at Whisky Bar

InformationFacebook

Time: 9PM-2AM

LocationBarboza, 925 E Pike, Seattle, Washington 98122

RSVP: Facebook, but arrive early

Sponsored by Total War: Rome II, Loot Crate, SXSW Gaming, Play-Asia, and Mistr Destructoid

Destructoid understands that some of you like to get drunk and sing together towards the end of PAX. You’re not going to see each other for another year and its good to let some of these feelings out, even if they were written for Steve Perry’s wife. We also understand that there isn’t a large karaoke venue within walking distance of PAX, so we went ahead and erected one. Yes, I said erected. Are you not entertained!?

Huge thanks to our headliner Total War: Rome II, which goes on sale September 3rd. Whoot.

We’re lucky to have great friends in the industry who made this party possible: your drinks and prizes have been graciously donated by SXSW Gaming (happening in Austin early March 7-9), a photo booth provided by Play-Asia (our favorite game import shop), and Loot Crate, who will be parking their amazing 40-foot gaming bus of awesomeness right outside the venue on 10th street. You can’t miss it. Please show those guys some love for making this happen.

Hosted by the Destructoid family (MC’d by Jonathan Holmes in full toga), you’re invited to join us for an evening of bacchanalia with free drinks, costumes, photobooth, and fabulous prizes. It’s gonna be a rager.

RSVP does not guarantee entry, so please do arrive early!

World of Tanks GeForce PAX Prime 2013 Party

World of Tanks/GeForce eSports 100k and Party

Information: Website

Time: 6PM (Party at 9:30)

Location: Showbox SoDo, 1700 1st Ave South, Seattle, WA

Tickets: Free

Doors open at 6PM. Tournament starts at 7PM. Afterparty (w DJ) begins at 9:30PM. First 100 people get free Razer Taipan PC gaming mouse! First 400 people get complimentary food & drink tickets!

Double Fine PAX Prime 2013 Party

Double Fine PAX Prime 2013 Fan Meetup

Information: Website

Time: 6-10PM

Location: Hard Rock Cafe, 116 Pike Street, Seattle, WA

Tickets: Free entry

Our last PAX Prime fan meetup on the upper floor of the Seattle Hard Rock Cafe went so well, we decided to book the same space and do it again! Join us Sunday from 6pm to 10pm at 116 Pike St. It’s a short five-block straight shot down Pike from the convention center. Many excellent memories will be generated!

Strife VIP PAX Party

STRIFE VIP PAX Party

Information: Twitter

Time: 8-10PM

Location: Seattle Daily Grill, 629 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Tickets: Visit Booth 352 for Ticket

EA Popcap PAX Prime Party

Beer, Brats, and Bocce Ball – EA’s PAX Prime Event

Information: Website

Time: 7PM-1:30AM

Location: Von Trapp’s, 912 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Tickets: Tickets (Free)

EA’s exclusive industry networking event during PAX Prime will be at Seattle’s very own Von Trapp’s, a bocce ball lover’s paradise.
Hosted by PopCap, All Play, EA SPORTS and BioWare

Beer, premium cocktails and a sampling of
Von Trapp’s best Bavarian goodies.
Share some laughs, play a game of Bocce Ball,
and network with other game industry professionals.
Plus, cool swag and more!

Sunday, September 1st
6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Von Trapp’s
912 12th Ave.
(206) 325-5409

Space is limited so to guarantee a spot please RSVP as soon as possible.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Speakeasy Party with the Past PAX Prime 2013

Speakeasy’s Party With The Past

Information: Facebook

Time: 9PM-4AM

Location: Electric Tea Garden, 1402 E. Pike Street, Seattle, WA

Tickets: Tix: $7, $5 with PAX badge, $3 with costume

We’re back! And this time we’re getting all historic. Expect to see some of the most famous (and infamous) figures in history.

We are working with our fine friends from Speakeasy Texas as its founder is also the creator of a new video game called History Fighter. We will have prizes, demos, and more from this exciting new IP during our night, and we will be giving a discount for folks all dressed up as any one of the characters from the game. Other full cos-play dress up is encouraged and will also be given a discount as we are bringing the PAX spirit to our event – and those who come dressed up will also receive an awesome-sauce compilation cd of Electro Swing (oh snap!)

https://www.facebook.com/HistoryFighterGame

SPECIAL GUEST – DJ Eliazar! One of the founders of the Speakeasy Network, Eliazar has been around the world and back spreading the Electro Swing gospel. Now we’ve got him!

http://speakeasyelectroswing.com/eliazar.cfm

DJ Everfree will be once again manning the decks with his funky fresh sounds

21+ Sorries under-agers =(
$7 ($5 with PAX badge, $3 if in costume!)
Tickets at the door

Monday, September 2

Post-PAX Prime 2013 party

Post-PAX Prime Party 2013 

InformationPenny Arcade Forum

Time: 9PM-Midnight

LocationWorld Sports Grille (formerly Jillian’s), 731 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

Tickets: $40, 21 yrs & up – Eventbrite

It’s time once again!  This is our fifth year, and the party is sure to be the best ever.  Thank you in advance to everyone who’s supported this party from the beginning.  The party has grown from 100 people in a single room to over 300 people on an entire floor.  It’s been a huge success! This year we’re going to have an even more awesome time than last year, so spread the word, donate to the raffle, and buy your tickets early! For the price of your ticket you get: Pool Darts Ping-Pong 1 Raffle ticket Dinner buffet with lots of delicious food, soda, coffee, tea, etc. 1 drink ticket (21+ for alcohol, folks) Video games (provided by attendees) Rock Band (professionally hosted with ALL THE DLC) Musical guests

Mega Ran PAX Prime 2013 Party

PAX Prime Post Party feat MegaRan

InformationWebsite

Time: 8PM-??, Doors open 7PM

LocationNectar Lounge, 412 N 36th St, Seattle, WA

Tickets$5 in advance, $8 day of

Nectar Presents:
PAX PRIME POST PARTY feat
RANDOM aka MEGARAN
Rotten Musicians
Mark Dago
Death*Star

Post PAX Prime Pint Throwdown

Post PAX Prime Pint Throwdown Charity Event

InformationWebsite

Time: 6-10PM

LocationPine Box Bar, 1600 Melrose Avenue, Seattle, WA

TicketsTix $35

Bring your game face for this first annual beer competition, where you, the beer aficionado will taste from nine local brews and decide who reigns supreme. Both a mini-brewfest and a Child’s Play Charity fundraiser, this tasting event ends with your vote. Chose amongst some of Washington’s finest beers one winner who will become the official beer on tap at the 10th Annual CP Charity Dinner & Auction this coming December 2013. Drink up, enjoy some relaxing post-PAX time with friends, and help raise a chunk of change for a great cause.

Ticket price includes entrance to the event and nine 5-oz beer tastes.

On day of event, additional beer tokens will be available for purchase at $2.00 each and raffle tickets $1.00 each. (CASH ONLY)

100% proceeds from this event will be donated to benefit Child’s Play Charity

Destructoid PAX Prime Community Events

Destructoid Community Meetup at Rock Bottom

InformationDestructoid

Time: 9PM

LocationRock Bottom, 1333 Fifth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

During the day, you can join our Dtoid.TV team for their panel at 3 PM in the Kraken Theater, and at night, plan on meeting up with the staff and community for an evening of tearful goodbyes at Rock Bottom. Plan to arrive at 8 PM, but be warned: you’ll never want to leave :’( 

Protomen After Party PAX 2013

Second Annual Unofficial PAX After Party Featuring The Protomen

Information: Facebook

Time: 8PM

LocationEl Corazon, 109 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, Wa

TicketsTix $15

We partied hard last year, but this year we’re BRINGING THE THUNDER!!!

Monday September 2nd

The Protomen
http://www.protomen.com/

MC Frontalot
http://www.frontalot.com/

Abducted By Sharks (cyberpunk)
http://abductedbysharks.com/

AREA OF DEFECT (nerdcore)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Area-of-Defect/258075667551862

Glooms (dark chiptune)
https://www.facebook.com/gloomsmusic

Visuals by yours truly
https://www.facebook.com/yrstru

EL CORAZON – MAIN STAGE (All Ages/Bar W/ID)

$15 ADV / $17 DOS

Doors at 7:00pm



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.




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