The Big 2017 PAX West Party List – Parties, events, concerts and more!

Ayyyyy y’all asked for it, so here it is: the 2017 PAX West Party List!

I still have a hard time calling it “PAX West” instead of just PAX or PAX Prime. Whatever. It continues to be a fantastic gathering for gamers and geeks, and everyone else. As usual, we’re here to throw down with ya and post up a bajillion events.

From afterparties, to fundraisers, to meetups, PAX provides some of the best times for the gaming industry. It’s the final big event before the Fall gaming season kicks into gear, and as usual we’re all super excited for it.

Anyhoo, enough rambling. Here’s the list!

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Wednesday, August 30

Overflow #002 – 7:30-11:30PM @ Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 3C9Tix: $15, EventbriteInfo: Facebook | Featuring Mega Ran + Sammus, Together We Are Robots & MORE! Pre-PAX party in Vancouver!

Thursday, August 31

Fourth Annual ID@Xbox Pre-PAX Open House – 5-9PM @ Microsoft Visitors Center, 15010 NE 36th Street, Building 92, Microsoft Campus, Redmond, WA 98052RSVP: Free | EventbriteInfo: Website | The latest ID@Xbox games, hundreds of gamers, and a special hands-on opportunity with Guest titles: Forza 7, Super Lucky’s Tale, and Forgotten Anne!

The 2017 Pre-PAX Start of Term Feast – 6:30PM @ Barça, 1510 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122Tix: $27.31, EventbriteInfo: The Start-of-Term Feast is a yearly, buffet style, catered dinner held at Barça the night before PAX, in prep for the TWDT.

Dungeons & Drag Queens: A Live Comedy Adventure – 7-10PM @ Timbre Room, 1809 Minor Ave., Seattle, Washington 98101Tix: $10 | Stranger TicketsInfo: Facebook | It’s slay or be slayed in an original adventure, played live on stage for one night only.

The Triwizard Drinking Tournament 2 – 8:30PM @ Capitol Hill, Seattle (See diff routes here) – Register: Free, EventbriteInfo: PAX Forums | The Triwizard Drinking Tournament is a yearly charity pub crawl hosted by the Penny Arcade community in which the four houses of Hogwarts are split into two teams of fifty and unleashed upon Capitol Hill for a night of merrymaking and fund raising

Hyperkin PAX Meetup – 9PM @ Elephant & Castle, 1415 5th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101RSVPFree | GoogleInfo: reddit | We’ll have our SmartBoy and RetroN HD for you all to play, but mostly we want to hang with our fellow con-goers during the “calm before the storm.” First couple of people to show up will get a special gift + some drinks on us!

GarciaBellamy presents: PAX Countdown 2017 – 9PM-1AM @ Kremwerk, 1809 Minor Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101RSVP: FREE, FacebookInfo: 21+, Join us for the largest night before PAX party. Free Pizza, some free drinks, games, and Dance away to the geeky tunes of DJ King of Pants. Hosted by GarciaBellamy/ Queer Geek! Seattle, Pink Party Prime 9, MidBoss (and 2064: Read Only Memories), and Seattle Gaymers & Seattle Geeks.

Friday, September 1

Night of Gaming for Good on Top of the World – 6PM-1AM @ Columbia Tower Club, 701 5th Ave, 76th Floor, Seattle, WA, 98104Tix: $49-$219, ShindiggInfoFTW Events and Calliope Games are proud to present the Night of Gaming for Good on Top of the World, PAX Edition, benefiting The Imagine Guild for Seattle Children’s Hospital!

Guild Wars 2 Fifth Anniversary Party – 7PM @ Hard Rock Cafe, 116 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101RSVP: No Badge Required, Open to All – Info: Website

Trion PaX MiXeR – 7-10PM @ Sole Repair Shop, 1001 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122RSVP: Free, EventbriteInfo: The first 300 people will take home an awesome Trion Worlds Beer Stein!

HuskyCon Official PAX West Meetup Party – 7PM-Midnight @ Elephant & Castle, 1415 5th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101Tix: $0 GA, $40 VIP, EventbriteInfo: Facebook | General Admission is free, $40 gets VIP ticket with exclusive hoodie

The MIX PAX West Indie Game Showcase – 8-11PM @ Block 41, 115 Bell Street, Seattle, WA 98121Tix: $10, EventbriteInfo: The MIX celebrates innovative indie games across many genres and platforms

Indie PAX Party by Game Jolt & DreamHack – 8PM-1AM @ Fred Wildlife Refuge, 127 Boylston Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102Tix: FREE | EventbriteInfo: Facebook | 21+, Come grab a drink and play some indie games with us and their creators at one of Seattle’s coolest venues!

PAX West Afterparty hosted by Riot Games – 8PM-2AM @ Showbox SoDo, 1700 1st Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98134Entry: Require PAX Badge to get in – Info: Facebook | First come, first served entrance into event. Open to all PAX attendees and co-hosted with a collection of your favorite community creators and personalities.

Saturday, September 2

Vainglory PAX West 2017 Halcyon Gathering – 2-6PM @ Raygun Lounge, 501 E Pine St, Seattle, Washington 98122 – RSVP: Free | EventbriteInfoFree FoodUnlock the Newest Hero: RezaRegister for the open registration tournament on Sunday (Max 8 teams)

NPC Collective Presents: The PAX West Nerdcore Showcase – 7:30PM @ Funhouse Seattle, 109 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, Washington 98109Tix: $0-$7, TicketflyInfo: Facebook | Featuring Sammus, Shubzilla, Kadesh Flow, MC Ohm-i, Eye Q with Death*Star & Klopfenpop, Adam Selene & Les One, Mark Dago

NW NERD Podcast after party & cosplay contest – 7:30PM-Midnight @ Raygun Lounge, 501 E Pine St, Seattle, Washington 98122RSVP: Free – Info: Facebook | Come and show off your crafty cosplay skills

Pink Party Prime 9 – 9PM @ Neumos, 925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122Tix: $15, TicketflyInfo: 21 & over | Facebook

The Lenovo Legion Lounge at PAX West in partnership with Intel and PC Gamer – 9PM-2AM @ Hard Rock Cafe, 116 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101 – Tix: Free | TicketleapInfo: Prizes, music and more

Sunday, September 3

Seattle Indies Expo 2017 – 12-9PM @ Motif Seattle, 1415 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101RSVP: Free, EventbriteInfo: Website | SIX (Seattle Indies Expo) is a one-day exhibition for independent game developers to get together, socialize, and show off their stuff.

Vainglory PAX West 2017 Halcyon Gathering – 2-6PM @ Raygun Lounge, 501 E Pine St, Seattle, Washington 98122 – RSVP: Free | EventbriteInfoFree Food! Unlock the Newest Hero: Reza! 2:30pm – Tournament cut off. 3:00pm – 5:30pm – Open Registration 3v3 Tournament(Standard Mode)

Pond/Underdogs PAX West Meetup – 7-10PM @ Flatstick Pub, 240 2nd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104RSVP: Free, EventbriteInfo: 21+, The Pond and Underdogs are meeting up at PAX West! Come hang out and unwind with your favorite Ponderdogs!

Poropalooza PAX After Party – 9PM-2AM @ Q Nightclub, 1426 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122Tix: $15 at door – Info: Facebook | COSPLAYERS AND ENFORCERS GET IN FREE!!!!

Monday, September 4

Info coming soon!

Tuesday, September 5

Revenge of the Nerds ft Mega Ran and MC Lars – 8PM-1:30AM @ Nectar Lounge, 412 North 36th, Street Seattle, WA 98103Tix: $10-13, EventbriteInfo: Feat. MEGARAN & MC LARS, Sammus, & Special Guests

All Weekend

Cosplay, Tech & Beyond – 5:30PM-8:30PM @ 720 Seneca Street Seattle, WA 98101Tix: Donation | EventbriteInfo: Key Tech Labs is teaming up with Seattle’s amazing community of Cosplay Heroes and Cosplay Hubs to bring you events and contests taking place around our amazing city ALL WEEKEND LONG!

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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