The BIG E3 2014 Party List: Parties, Events, Fundraisers and more

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Guess what’s back, back again. E3’s back, tell a friend.

Okay, they and you already know it’s just a month away. And that means it’s time for The Internet’s Best Collection of E3 2014 Parties, Events, And Fundraisers list! Since 2011 we’ve been giving you info on the best events, and the drunken tradition continues. <3 <3 <3 HEART HEART HEART

As parties are announced, we’ll post them. Do you have one to announce? Email me at dali @ sidequesting.com, contact us, leave a comment below, or Tweet me @dalidimovski. No private parties will be listed. We’re doing our best to let promoters keep their events as planned, since it ruins the experience for them *and* all of us. We will not condone crashing private events.

[box_light]Special Thanks to Adam Nelson and his @E3_PartyGuide account for constantly supplying us with events. E3 Party Map located here! [/box_light]

Aaaaand, much like our PAX Party List Facebook Groups, we also have one for E3! Join us and we can meet and greet and repeat at E3 each year!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/e3partylist

GIANT thank you to Dan Hevia for helping admin the Facebook group. FOLLOW HIM!

That’s it. Nothing more to say. IT BEGINS.

Listed by Day

Saturday, June 7
Sunday, June 8
Monday, June 9
Tuesday, June 10
Wednesday, June 11
Thursday, June 12

Listed by Day (Abridged)

Saturday, June 7

Sunday, June 8

Monday, June 9

Tuesday, June 10

Wednesday, June 11

Thursday, June 12

[box_dark]Saturday, June 07[/box_dark]

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GAME OVER: Art Inspired By Games [Reception]

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Time: 6:30-10PM
Location: Giant Robot, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025
RSVP: Facebook

GiantRobotAngryBananas.comDESTRUCTOID & Meat Bun are proud to present GAME OVER – Art Inspired by Games.

It’s not just an art exhibition, it’s also a Game Night.

Imagine seeing art but also trying out some of the games made by equally talented designers! It’s happening.

Experience, KYOTO WILD by Teddy Diefenbach is a 4 player weapons battle, SCRATCH RACE by Messhof is a one button velodrome racing game, and experience Ben Vancee’s THE PACK with Art by Rob Sato Works.

Game Over June 7 – June 18th, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 7, 6:30-10 PM[/box_light][box_light]

NinjaCon

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Time: 10AM-10PM
Location: Little Tokyo district of LA (JACC & Miyako Hotel), 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Our mission at Ninja-con is to bring together a network of those who appreciate Asian culture, from various topics ranging from anime, cosplay, video games, and fashion.[/box_light][box_light]

LA Cosplay Con

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Time: 10AM-10PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Century City Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Tix: $10-$20

LA Cosplay Con is a one day event with a huge costume competition that focuses on craftsmanship and stage presence. The event will have panels on costuming, film and also some gaming competitions going on, along with prizes and other fun items.[/box_light]

[box_dark]Sunday, June 08[/box_dark]

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GAME OVER: Art Inspired By Games

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Time: Open Daily
Location: Giant Robot, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025
RSVP: Facebook

GiantRobotAngryBananas.comDESTRUCTOID & Meat Bun are proud to present GAME OVER – Art Inspired by Games.[/box_light][box_light]

Astro Gaming Pre-E3 Party

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Time: 9PM-1AM
Location: The Line Hotel Lobby, 3515 Wilshire BLVD, Los Angeles
RSVP: KnowFun

Music by Vashtie and Troublemaker[/box_light]

[box_dark]Monday, June 09[/box_dark]

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Uplay Lounge

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Time: Daily from June 9-12
Location: The Standard LA, 550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
RSVP: Uplay Members

Are you a true gamer ? Are you absolutely passionate about Ubisoft games? The Uplay lounge is back this year with an even more immersive Ubisoft experience with more games, more demos, more goodies, more exclusive interviews… Live E3 from backstage with the Uplay lounge!

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GAME OVER: Art Inspired By Games

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Time: Open Daily
Location: Giant Robot, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025
RSVP: Facebook

GiantRobotAngryBananas.comDESTRUCTOID & Meat Bun are proud to present GAME OVER – Art Inspired by Games.

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Retro Game Gauntlet

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Time: 8PM-12AM
Location: Pehrspace, 325 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
RSVP: Facebook

THE RULES
FIVE RANDOM GAMES: We will choose five random games ranging from NES to PSX era consoles. Anything goes so be prepared.

ONE ROUND EACH: You will get one shot at each game to rack up a high score, fast lap time, quick knockout, or anything the game might require.

RANK UP: Each score will be recorded and ranked against the other competitors. High placements earn more points in the Gauntlet.

WINNERS DON’T USE DRUGS: We’ll have some prizes available for the top placers, duh!

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Music provided all night by Parallax Scroll! https://soundcloud.com/parallaxscroll

Delicious Game-theme desserts provided by Digimunch Desserts –https://www.facebook.com/digimunchdesserts

Open stations available! Bring your own consoles or your cartridges and we’ll hook them up!

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FUTURE CREW presented by Devolver Digital

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Time: 8:30PM-2AM
Location: The Well, 1006 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, California 90015
Information: Attract Mode
Tix: Eventbrite ($15+)

ALL AGES! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
$18 Presale Discount / $20 at the Door
DJ sets by Daedelus × Chrome Canyon × Arcane Kids × Grimecraft

Performance by Doseone

Visuals by Sam Newell • Johnny Woods • Daniel Rehn • Evan Shamoon

Official Screenings of legendary demoscene works by The Future Crew!

Playable Videogames from Devolver Digital!

An Unwinnable Event / Food by Starry Kitchen / Hardware provided byAngryBananas.com / Proceeds benefit LA Game Space!

Doors at 8:30 / First set at 9:00[/box_light]

[box_dark]Tuesday, June 10[/box_dark]

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Legend of Heroes XIII Global Launch Party

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Time: 5-9PM
Location: The Honeycut, 819 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, Entrance in Alley
Tix: RSVP Free on Eventbrite

One lucky attendee will WIN a trip to Hong Kong for the HEROES XIII WORLD TOURNAMENT grand finals in July!

Open bar ** Taco buffet ** DJ Morse Code

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Pocket Gamer’s Big Indie Pitch at E3 with ZQGame, Gree, and Samsung US

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Time: 5-8PM
Location: Bottle Rock, 1050 S. Flower St, Los Angeles
Information: Pocket Gamer
Tix: Eventbrite (Free)

The legendary Pocket Gamer Big Indie Pitch is back on the 10th June kindly sponsored by ZQGameGREE and Samsung US!

Taking place in the trendy Bottle Rock venue in the heart of the city, the pitch is the perfect chance to get your game into the hands of leading journalists from across the world. Handing you 3 minutes with each journalist, attendees will get to sell the strength of their game as well as receiving invaluable feedback on how to take their idea further.

To get involved, all you have to do is RSVP to the event by CLICKING HERE and let us know all about your game. We’ll then go through the entries, pick out our favourites and invite them along to be shown off in front of the assembled media dignitaries. One word of warning though: you only have until the 30th May to get your entries in so get entering while you can.

And if you’re not a developer simply want to come along and enjoy the show, then you’ll be pleased to know that you’re more than welcome to come along too. Simply RSVP as a spectator below, bring along a business card and we’ll let you in. There’ll be food, drink and excellent company so you really would be mad to miss out.

Sign up to the Big Indie Pitch in  now and come take a swing at gaming super stardom![/box_light][box_light]

★ Pocket Gamer Mobile Mixer at E3 ★

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Time: 8:30PM-12AM
Location: Bottle Rock, 1050 S. Flower St, Los Angeles
Information: Pocket Gamer
Tix: Eventbrite (Free)

The Pocket Gamer team are back in luscious Los Angeles for E3 and we’re hosting another one of our legendary mixers.
Taking place on Tuesday 10th June at Bottle Rock our latest mobile mixer will be the perfect place to catch up with all the attendees at LA’s hottest conference.

As per usual, we’ll be hosting a fun and informative panel to help you get the conversation started. With the help of one of the Pocket Gamer team and our wonderful sponsors from ZQGame and Everyplay our panellists will be coming together to talk about a hot topic in the mobile gaming world.

But that’s not all, of course. After the constructive arguing has died down, we’ll be settling in to an evening full of fantastic conversation and brilliant beverages to help you turn those casual connections into brilliant business contacts. And of course, we’ll have some of our team around to chat to in case you think you’ve got the next major story in mobile gaming on your hands.

As with all our events, we welcome all individuals working in the games industry – so please bring along your business card to gain entry at the door. Mixers are always popular, so sign up now and avoid the queue![/box_light][box_light]

Gay Game Industry Professionals: SIXTH Annual E3 Party

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Time: 9PM-???
Location: Revolver Video Bar, 8851 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90069
Information: GGP: Gay Game Industry Professionals
RSVP: Facebook

It’s Time to Kick Off our 6th ANNUAL GGP OUTING — join us for an evening of cocktail and revelry![/box_light][box_light]

The MIX 5 LA

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Time: 7PM-???
Location: Ten Ten Wilshire, 1010 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Information: The MIX 5 LA
RSVP: Website

Presented by Media Indie Exchange and IndieCade

The Media Indie Exchange (MIX) is all about the games. It was designed by indies and indie game enthusiasts with the primary focus of providing a casual yet professional setting for indie developers to demo their unreleased projects exclusively to the media and industry leaders behind closed doors.

This platform gives the press the opportunity to make connections with a diverse group of indies and get to the root of why we are passionate about great gaming experiences without distractions or filler.

The MIX 5 LA is being organized by MIX co-founders Interabang Entertainment and John Polson, with help from Indie Press Day, and held just a block away from the Los Angeles Convention Center during the first night of E3. The event is differentiated from others by being one of the only evening happenings where playing fresh games is the main attraction.[/box_light][box_light]

The Video Game Show Comedy Show @UCBTLA

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Time: 7PM-???
Location: Upright Citizens Brigade LA, 5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Information: Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
RSVP: $5 at door, First Come First Serve

In honor of E3, join your favorite comedians and fellow gamer brethren in a conversation about consoles, save files and Joust… oh sweet, JOUST!

THERE WILL BE AWARDS FOR BEST VIDEO GAME COSPLAY (HINT: SAMUS).[/box_light][box_light]

8bitLA Presents FREE E3 PARTY AT EIGHTY TWO BARCADE

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Time: 6PM
Location: Eighty Two, 707 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, California 90013
Information: Facebook
RSVP: Facebook (Free, 21+)

Featuring live chiptune music from…
Chibi-Tech http://chibitech.bandcamp.com/)
Legendary chiptune / videogame composer from Japan performing in Los Angeles for her first time ever!!!

Space Boyfriend (http://spaceboyfriend.bandcamp.com/)
Timon Marmex (http://timon.bandcamp.com/)
Wizwars (http://wizwars.bandcamp.com/)
MEISHI SMILE (http://meishismile.bandcamp.com/)
Space Town Savior (http://spacetownsavior.bandcamp.com/)
and DJ SysOp!!!

8bitLA, SoftEgg, and EightyTwo present the first ever E3 Chiptune Party featuring live chiptune music from Japan’s legendary chiptune / videogame composer Chibi-Tech in her first ever show in Los Angeles! Also performing are the amazing Meishi Smile, Space Town Savior, WizWars, Space Boyfriend, Timon Marmex, and DJ Sysop!

The event is going to be held at Eighty Two, a new retro video game arcade and bar located in the Los Angeles Arts District, just on the edge of Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles. Eighty Two f eatures the best of vintage 80’s video arcade games in perfect condition, as well as vintage pinball machines of all eras in perfect working order, as well as a full bar with an excellent assortment of cocktails!

Come for the music, stay for the games! This is an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime event that you will not want to miss![/box_light][box_light]

Twitch Bootie Mashup Party @ E3: Featuring DJ’s A+D!

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Time: 9:30PM-2AM
Location: The Exchange, 618 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Information/RSVP: Eventbrite (Free)

Your favorite party, every year! Age 21+. Dress Code Enforced. Sponsored by Turtle Beach.

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Uplay Lounge

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Time: Daily from June 9-12
Location: The Standard LA, 550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
RSVP: Uplay Members

Are you a true gamer ? Are you absolutely passionate about Ubisoft games? The Uplay lounge is back this year with an even more immersive Ubisoft experience with more games, more demos, more goodies, more exclusive interviews… Live E3 from backstage with the Uplay lounge!

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GAME OVER: Art Inspired By Games

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Time: Open Daily
Location: Giant Robot, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025
RSVP: Facebook

GiantRobotAngryBananas.comDESTRUCTOID & Meat Bun are proud to present GAME OVER – Art Inspired by Games.[/box_light][box_light]

iAm8Bit’s The Future of Gaming Opening Reception

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Time: 6PM
Location: iAm8Bit, 2147 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
Information/RSVP: Facebook (Free)

Industry Luminaries and Renowned Artists Conceptualize The Future of Videogames.

Featuring Theories from:
* David Smith * Keiji Inafune * Kim Swift * Jesse Schell * Kellee Santiago * Lorne Lanning * Meggan Scavio * Nolan Bushnell * Seamus Blackley * Seth Killian * Ted Price * Tim Schafer * Warren Spector *

…and Art by:
* Boneface * Eden Soto * Henrik Johansson * Jude Buffum * Kelice Penney * Ken Garduno * Kevin Stanton * Mitch Ansara * Naomi White * Nicole Gustafsson * Theresa Huarte * Timothy J. Reynolds * Travis Chen *[/box_light]

[box_dark]Wednesday, June 11[/box_dark]

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Video Games Live

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Time: 8PM
Location: Nokia Theater at LA Live, 777 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Information: Video Games Live
Tix: $25.95-$75.95

THIS SPECIAL PERFORMANCE WILL BE TAKING PLACE RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET AND DURING THE BIG E3 VIDEO GAME CONVENTION! EXPECT MANY SPECIAL GUESTS AND WORLD PREMIERES FROM AROUND THE WORLD!!

ULTIMATE GAMER V.I.P. EXPERIENCE PACKAGE (http://www.videogameslive.com/index.php?s=vip)

PRE-CONCERT ACTIVITIES
– Guitar Hero competition starts 1 hour prior to concert; winner plays on stage with the Symphony.
– Costume contest with winner selected from the stage just prior to the concert.

POST-CONCERT ACTIVITIES
– Meet and greet reception with game industry luminaries (open to all ticketholders)

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Digital LA – E3 Digital Drinks @ Continental Club

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Time: 7-9PM
Location: Continental, 116 W 4th Street, Los Angeles
Information: Eventbrite
Tix: Free with E3 Badge

Join us for our Digital Drinks during E3 at the new Continental Club in downtown LA. Catch up with friends u didn’t get a chance to find / meet on the show floor. Trade notes with fellow attendees and friends on your fave E3 news, parties, etc. Cash bar.  Drink specials available for our group when you like the Continental Club facebook page.

FREE to attend when you flash your E3 pass, just register so you’re on our list.

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WIGI Wonderland: Breaking Through The Looking Glass Ceiling

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Time: 7PM-12AM
Location: Belasco Theater, 1050 S. Hill Street, LA 90015 
Information: Event PDFWebsite
Tix: Free with E3 Badge, please donate to the cause

Visit WIGI and help sponsor this great event!

A mash up of two current topics. Busting out the political topic of women and minority’s struggles to “break through the glass ceiling” inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and “Through the Looking Glass”.

Get it??…. glass ceiling…. looking glass.

This year’s EXTRAVAGANZA will be extra meaningful, and even more fun to explore! Interactive displays and installment featuring high‐tech attractions and entertainment to inspire a creative audience. Bringing the core values of WIGI upfront by highlighting a diverse environment and the strength of the game industry as it pushes for a Breaking of the Glass Ceiling!

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PocketGamer’s E3 Party with Gamevil and Chukong

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Time: 7PM-11PM
Location: Belasco Theater, 1050 S. Hill Street, LA 90015 
Information: PocketGamer
Tix: Eventbrite (Free)

The Pocket Gamer crew are back in Los Angeles for E3! As anyone who attends E3 will know, the only place to be is at the Pocket Gamer party!

Our Hawaiian themed party is on the 11th June and sponsored by the almighty Gamevil and Chukong. We’ll be opening up LA’s Belasco Theatre’s Ballroom to your weary E3 bodies so you can party your pains away.
All you have to do is sign up to the event on this page, bring a business card and your best Hawaiian outfit…It’s that easy!

We’ll have a photobooth in action with genuine Hawaiian props to go crazy with as well as a DJ who’ll be settling us all into a lovely Luau before things go loco later on.

So come say aloha to Pocket Gamer at our Hawaiian E3 party – we’re going to be bringing the spirit of the 50th state into town!

RSVP below and come early to avoid the long queues outside! As with all our events they are FREE to attend for anyone working in the games industry.

***Please note RSVP’s are limited to the 4 attendees per company (this does not apply to the event sponsors!) A current business card MUST be presented on entry***

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IGDA E3 Networking Mixer

IGDA LA Pre-E3 Shindig

Time: 6PM-9PM
Location: Figueroa Hotel, Tangier Room, 939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Information: IGDA
Tix: Eventbrite (Free or Donation)

Once again the IGDA will be hosting a professional networking event at E3 2014! This event provides a casual atmosphere designed for networking, discussion and relaxing after a busy day on the show floor (or in constant meetings) – and without needing to shouting over really loud music! Snacks are provided and IGDA members receive two free drink tickets while tickets last. (Not a member? Join today!)

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend what some attendees in 2013 called “the best evening event at E3.”
Please note that RSVP is requested for planning purposes only. An RSVP is not required to attend and does not guarantee admittance should the event reach capacity.[/box_light][box_light]

Sunset Overdrive Event at Century City Microsoft Store hosted by Major Nelson

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Time: 6PM-9PM
Location: Century City Microsoft Store, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Information: Major Nelson Blog
Tix: Free Admission

Insomniac Games is taking the Sunset Overdrive E3 show floor experience outside of the LA Convention Center for one night only! Join us at the Century City Microsoft store to be among the first gamers to go hands on with this upcoming Xbox One exclusive. Attendees will also have the chance to meet the Insomniacs that make Sunset Overdrive and Xbox Live’s Major Nelson. Ice cold Overcharge Delirium XT awaits! (Yes, seriously)[/box_light][box_light]

VRLA Mixer

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Time: 7-10PM
Location: Ace Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tix: Eventbrite (Waitlist)
You’re invited to the first annual Virtual Reality Los Angeles E3 Mixer! Join us for a night of VR fun in downtown LA, just a few blocks from E3. Mix and mingle with fellow VR enthusiasts and discover VR games you won’t find on the show floor.

The party will be hosted at the Ace Hotel in Segovia Hall (2nd floor) and will transition to the roof, where DJ Chrome Canyon will be spinning some extra fresh beats. First 100 drinks are on us!

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GAME OVER: Art Inspired By Games

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Time: Open Daily
Location: Giant Robot, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025
RSVP: Facebook

GiantRobotAngryBananas.comDESTRUCTOID & Meat Bun are proud to present GAME OVER – Art Inspired by Games.

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Uplay Lounge

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Time: Daily from June 9-12
Location: The Standard LA, 550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
RSVP: Uplay Members

Are you a true gamer ? Are you absolutely passionate about Ubisoft games? The Uplay lounge is back this year with an even more immersive Ubisoft experience with more games, more demos, more goodies, more exclusive interviews… Live E3 from backstage with the Uplay lounge!

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[box_dark]Thursday, June 12[/box_dark]

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GAME OVER: Art Inspired By Games

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Time: Open Daily
Location: Giant Robot, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025
RSVP: Facebook

GiantRobotAngryBananas.comDESTRUCTOID & Meat Bun are proud to present GAME OVER – Art Inspired by Games.[/box_light][box_light]

Uplay Lounge

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Time: Daily from June 9-12
Location: The Standard LA, 550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
RSVP: Uplay Members

Are you a true gamer ? Are you absolutely passionate about Ubisoft games? The Uplay lounge is back this year with an even more immersive Ubisoft experience with more games, more demos, more goodies, more exclusive interviews… Live E3 from backstage with the Uplay lounge!

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8BitLA & CIA’s E3 Afterparty ft Radioactive Chicken Heads, Mega Ran, Space Boyfriend and Wizwars

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Time: 8PM
Location: California Institute of Abnormalarts, 11334 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA
TIX: $10 at Door

Thursday, June 12th – The ultimate E3 at the WEIRDEST venue in Los Angeles! Check it:

THE RADIOACTIVE CHICKEN HEADS
RANDOM aka MEGA RAN
SPACE BOYFRIEND
WIZWARS
with VISUALS BY VJ TIM ABAD

Doors at 8pm
All Ages
$10
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Annual GameDev E3 Drinkup

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Time: 6-9PM
Location: Broadway Bar, 830 S Broadway, LA
RSVP: Facebook

This month we celebrate E3 with our annual DrinkUp in Downtown LA. If you’ll be attending E3 this year, we encourage you to join us for a special evening of free drinks from Twitch [first 50 in the door], raffles and a special DJ set with chiptune and nerdcore hip-hop artist, MegaRan!

E3 – Los Angeles – RSVP
50 free drinks by Twitch
Contact: @JonathanHawkins – Jonathan Hawkins[/box_light]

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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