The BIG PAX East 2017 Party List: Parties, Events, and More!

Ayoooo!

It’s time for PAX East, arguably the best party atmosphere in all of gaming! And this year, 2017, the Year of Luigi +4, we’re sure to have a magnificent time as we celebrate new consoles and a BIG year in gaming.

We’re back again to provide you with the biggest, best guide to partying at PAX on the planet. From parties, to fundraisers, to meetups and more, we can’t wait to hang out with you in Boston! Whoop whoop!

This year’s poster inspiration is classic Texas Instrument game boxes.

Special thanks to everyone in our PAX East Parties group on Facebook, as well as the admins: Becky, JacquiDan, Bryanna, and Brian!

If you have a party you’d like us to add, either post it in the comments, EMAIL US, tweet or post it in the AMAZING FACEBOOK GROUP!

(Not affiliated with PAX Expos, Penny Arcade, or anyone else… just partying people).

Special thanks:

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Listed by Day


Wednesday, March 08


[SOLD OUT] Capcom & iam8bit’s Resident Evil Escape Experience
Several Times Daily @ Location TBD
Info: Several slots open daily through February and March
Tickets: $35 Eventbrite


PAX East 2017 Magical Mystery Tour of Boston!
Several Times Daily @ Schedule in Message Board
Info: Penny Arcade Boards | See something of Boston other than the convention center and your hotel. And do it with cool people!
Tickets: FREE ($21.25 for unlimited rides on Boston’s public transport)


Thursday, March 09


[SOLD OUT] Capcom & iam8bit’s Resident Evil Escape Experience
Several Times Daily @ Location TBD
Info: Several slots open daily through February and March
Tickets: $35 Eventbrite


PAX East 2017 Magical Mystery Tour of Boston!
Several Times Daily @ Schedule in Message Board
Info: Penny Arcade Boards | See something of Boston other than the convention center and your hotel. And do it with cool people!
Tickets: FREE ($21.25 for unlimited rides on Boston’s public transport)


WestinWorld: Pre-Pax Boardgame Night Showdown Extravaganza
4PM @ The Westin, 425 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Message Boards | Bring a board game and have fun!
Tickets: Free, all-ages


2017 Pre-PAX Dinner Gathering
5-7 PM @ Central Wharf Co., 160 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109
Info: This is a really fun dinner held the night before PAX where you can meet and hangout with a whole bunch of your fellow attendees.
Tickets: $41.45 Eventbrite


Pre-Pax East Super Party at Bit Bar Salem
5:30-11PM @ Bit Bar Salem, 50 St Peter St, Salem, MA 01970
Info: Facebook | Get ready for an awesome night at greater Boston’s best video game bar!
Tickets: Free Entry


PREGAMER: Pax East Edition
6-11PM @ Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Kick off PAX East with games, indie game developers, and pizza!
Tickets: Free registration (Eventbrite)


Game Maker’s Guild: Pre-PAX Networking & Playtesting
6-11:30PM @ MIT Gamelab, 32-124, 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02142
Info: Several slots open daily through February and March
Register: MIT Gamelab website


Free Cosplay Workshop: PAX East Prep 2017
6:30-9:30PM @ Artisan’s Asylum, Inc, 10 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Info: This session is held once a week on Thursday nights from 6:30-9:30pm leading up to PAX East 2017
Registration: Free Eventbrite


2nd Annual Pre-Pax Party @ The Castle
7PM @ The Castle Board Game Cafe, 240 Rantoul St, Beverly, MA 01915
Info: Free board gaming with a 2017 PAX Badge


Pokécrawl Go!
7:15PM-12AM @ Faneuil Hall area, 4 South Market Building,, Boston, MA 02109
Info: Penny Arcade | PokéCrawl is a non-profit Pokémon themed bar crawl dedicated to raising money for Child’s Play Charity.
Tickets: Registration goes live on Feb 23, 2017


Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale
8PM @ AMC Somerville | Regal Cinemas Fenway 13
Info: Fathom Events | In Sword Art Online -Ordinal Scale-, Players are about to find the line between the virtual world and reality beginning to blur and their worst nightmares coming true…
Tickets: $12-15 (Click cinema above)


Monstercat AFK PAX East Pre-Party
9PM-2AM @ Royale Nightclub, 279 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Info: Facebook | As a part of Monstercat’s AFK (Away From Keyboard) event series, internationally touring artists Drezo, Unlike Pluto, Robotaki as well as a very special guest are coming to throw down a high octane show giving fans a chance to get their adrenaline pumping along side some of electronic music’s most sought after names.
Tickets: $20 Early Bird, $25 General Admission via Monstercat


The Attic Presents: Das Nerd Klubb (A PAX-East Pre-Party)
10PM-2AM @ The Attic, 1254 Boylston St, Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Info: Facebook | No Dress Code: Creative Attire (Especially Cosplay) Is Encouraged
Tickets: No cover charge, Ages 21+


Friday, March 10


[SOLD OUT] Capcom & iam8bit’s Resident Evil Escape Experience
Several Times Daily @ Location TBD
Info: Several slots open daily through February and March
Tickets: $35 Eventbrite


PAX East Walking Tour: Road to Freedom
5PM @ Begins at Old North Church & Historic Site, 193 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113
Info: Follow in the footsteps of the “Sole Survivor” and explore the real life locations that serve as inspiration for Fallout 4’s Freedom Trail.
Tickets: $15 Eventbrite


Boston CyberArts Opening Reception
6-8PM @ Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 0213
Info: Website | Digital + Media Graduate Student Exhibition, video games and design


PCG and A.G.E presents Battle At PAX East 2017
6PM @ Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Street Fighter V singles & SmashBros Wii U singles tournaments
Register: $20 Smash.GG


DisruptorCon Player Gathering
6PM @ Harpoon Brewery Beer Hall, 306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Join the DisruptorBeam community for a great time
Register: Eventbrite (Password)


AGE’s PAX East Party and Play – Player 1/Player 2
7:30PM @ Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Drinks. food, and LOTS of games.
Tickets: $20 Ticketfly


GeeklyInc Community Meetup
7:30PM @ An Tain, 31 India St., Boston, MA 02110
Info: Many of the fine people of GeeklyInc will be in Boston for PAX East 2017 and we want to say “sup” and drink “2 dozen beers” with you! Yes, you!


Harmonix Rock Band 10th Anniversary PAX East 2017 Party
7:30PM-1AM @ Hard Rock Cafe, 22-24 Clinton Street, Boston, MA 02109
Info: Harmonix | It’s 2017 and Harmonix’s very own Rock Band is turning 10 this year, which is cause for celebration!
Tickets: $15 Eventbrite


Made In MA at PAX East 2017 Party
6:30-10:30PM @ District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Mass DIGI
Tickets: $10 Eventbrite


Acer Predator Gaming Lounge @ PAX East
9PM-2AM @ Royale Nightclub, 279 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Info: The Ultimate PC Gaming Hangout after PAX East
Registration: Free via Ticketfly


Party With Your Friends 2017
10PM-2AM @ Ascend Nightclub, 295 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110
Info: Featuring DJ Cutman, Grimecraft, and more. Join us for a 5-floor adventure of live music, gaming set-ups, drinks, and more.
Tickets: $12 Eventbrite


Saturday, March 11


[SOLD OUT] Capcom & iam8bit’s Resident Evil Escape Experience
Several Times Daily @ Location TBD
Info: Several slots open daily through February and March
Tickets: $35 Eventbrite


#GameAudioPAX Coffee Meetup
8-10AM @ Flour Bakery, 12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02110
Info: Let’s grab coffee and just get together before Saturday at PAX starts.
Register: Eventbrite


NECA (New England Cosplayers Association) at SkyZone
3-6PM @ Liberty Tree Mall, 100 Independence Way, Danvers, MA 01923
Info: Tickets buy you an hour pass to jump, socks to use for the trampolines, and pizza with soda.
Tickets: $20 Eventbrite


Daybreak Games’ H1Z1 PAX East Mixer
5-7PM @ Lucky’s Lounge, 355 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Join Daybreak Games at the H1Z1 Fort Destiny Mixer for drinks, food, and a good time!


CorgiArmy Mixer
6:30-8:30PM @ Dillons, 955 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115
Info: Hello Corgis! This is the official sign up for the Pax East meetup!
Tickets: Eventbrite


Show Against Humanity
7PM @ Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Based on the party game Cards Against Humanity
Tickets: $20 Ticketfly


[SOLD OUT] PAX East Bar Citizen
8-11PM @ Jacob Wirth Restaurant, 31-37 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
Info: New England Bar Citizen would like to invite you to a Star Citizen meetup during PAX East!
Registration: FREE on Eventbrite


RT Community PAX East After Party
8-11PM @District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Info: This event is for people of the RT Community looking to hangout after PAX, chat, snack, drink, and get to know one another.
Tickets: $20 Eventbrite


Nanodisco 2017
8PM-12AM @ Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More, 541 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Info: Facebook | Featuring special musical guests
Tickets: All ages, $10


PAX Megaparty Weekend – The Afterparty
8PM-12AM @ Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Website | Drinks. Food. Games. LOTS of games.
Tickets: $20 Ticketfly


Comic Con Vixens: Nerdy Burlesque
10PM @ The Rockwell, 255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
Info: 21+, Join us on PAX East weekend for an epic showcase starring some of NYC and Bostons most gorgeous geeks, and featuring cosplay’s burlesque queen, STELLA CHUU.
Tickets: $20 Brown Paper Tickets


Sunday, March 12


[SOLD OUT] Capcom & iam8bit’s Resident Evil Escape Experience
Several Times Daily @ Location TBD
Info: Several slots open daily through February and March
Tickets: $35 Eventbrite


The World Turned Upside Down @ PAX East 2017
11AM-4PM @ Boston Convention Center
Info: The World Turns Upside Down is a fast paced megagame of political unrest, international conspiracy, and the American Revolution. 60 Players.
Tickets: $0-$22 Eventbrite


Borderlands Tiny Tina Tea Party at PAX East
12-2PM @ Boston Convention Center
Info: Facebook | All fandoms welcome. Taking place right before Borderlands Cosplay Meetup (& right after the Gearbox panel)


Borderlands Cosplay Meet-Up/Photoshoot at PAX East 2017
2-3PM @ Boston Convention Center
Info: Facebook | Come join the photoshoot!


PAX East Walking Tour: Road to Freedom
5PM @ Begins at Old North Church & Historic Site, 193 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113
Info: Follow in the footsteps of the “Sole Survivor” and explore the real life locations that serve as inspiration for Fallout 4’s Freedom Trail.
Tickets: $15 Eventbrite


PAX East 2017 MEGA Party Closing Night Party
7PM @ Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Come finish up the weekend with a last hurrah at Laugh Boston. We’ll have drinks. food, and LOTS of games.
Tickets: $20 Ticketfly


Show Against Humanity
7PM @ Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Based on the party game Cards Against Humanity
Tickets: $20 Ticketfly


Monday, March 13


The Protomen, MC Frontalot, Bit Brigade
7PM @ Royale Nightclub, 279 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Info: Website | Facebook | League Podcast & Rock On! Concerts are proud to announce The Protomen returning to Boston
Tickets: $20 Ticketweb

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