The BIG PAX East 2018 Party List: Events, fundraisers, after parties and more!

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Enough with the foreplay, we’re here to drop our ginormous list of parties and events for PAX East 2018! Boston will never be the same (we promise) as we deliver to you the best events this side of the Mississippi.

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

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

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

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Listed by Day


Wednesday, April 04


Pre-PAX Board Game Night
4PM-1AM @ Boston Westin Waterfront Hotel, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Penny Arcade Boards | The annual board game night is back! Bring your own games, and have a blast in the Galleria.
Tickets: Free entry, All ages


Annual Pre-PAX Dinner
5-7PM @ Merchant Bar & Kitchen, 60 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110
Info: The tradition continues! We’re looking forward to another great turnout. We’ve reserved the Foley Room for the event.
Tickets: $41 + $2.67 fees via Eventbrite


Pre-PAX East Reception
5-7:30PM @ Lucky’s Lounge, 355 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210
Info: We welcome the nine winning German Indie game studios represented at our Transatlantic Gaming Summit booth at PAX East and look forward to catching up with our friends in the Boston Indie game scene!
Tickets: RSVP free via Eventbrite


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 RSVP on Eventbrite


Thursday, April 05


PAX East Meetup: Drinks, Games, and FashionMade In MA at PAX East 2018 Party
6-8PM @ Boston Westin Birch Bar, 425 Summer St, Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Info: Relax after the first day of the convention with fellow gamers and geek fashion enthusiasts. Come to the Westin Waterfront’s Birch Bar for geeky conversation about games, fashion, and more!
Tickets: No Cover


Made In MA at PAX East 2018 Party
6-11PM @ District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Join friends from across the street or across the world in celebrating games! Featuring college and indie games galore!
Tickets: $10 (Earlybird) on Eventbrite


Not Another PAX Afterparty
7PM @ Good Life Bar, 28 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111
Info: Exclusive cocktail/food menus for folks with PAX badges, great music, and good times await! Don’t miss it!
Tickets: No Cover Before 10PM


Mass Rising Release Party
7-10PM @ City Tap Boston, 10 Boston Wharf Road, Boston, Massachusetts 02210
Info: Join us at City Tap Boston for an event hosted by Pass The Controller, Springdale Beer, and Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers! Giveaways and swag from Boston Uprising, Blizzard, Asmodee, and more!
Tickets: Free Entry


Red Bull Arcade Industry Night, presented by BostonFIG
7-10PM @ Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Red Bull has reached out to the local indie community to invite us to join them for some food and drinks for attendees while they put finishing touches on the Arcade space!
Tickets: Free Entry | Eventbrite


Overwatch League Viewing Party
7PM-1AM @ The Greatest Bar, 262 Friend St, Boston, MA 02114
Info: Website | Stop by to cheer on your favorite Overwatch League team alongside other passionate fans, and you could walk away with Overwatch-themed goodies from one of our many giveaways throughout the night!
Tickets: Free Entry, 21+


Pokécrawl Go 2018 – Episode IX
7:15PM-12:30AM @ Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
Info: The Pokécrawl is a non-profit Pokémon themed bar crawl dedicated to raising money for Child’s Play Charity. Choose a team and go!
Tickets: Register via Eventbrite


Game Over
8PM-2AM @ Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Info: Game Over is part arcade/gaming installation, part synthwave/faux-retro 80s infused nightclub. $1000 cosplay contest with special guest judge Ryuu Lavitz.
Tickets: $33 Ticketfairy


Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen PAX East Meet and Greet
8PM-11PM @ Asgard Irish Pub & Restaurant, 350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
Info: This is an informal meet & greet and a chance for fans and devs to mingle and have fun.
Tickets: Free RSVP via Eventbrite, 21+


PAX East at Laugh Boston
8PM-2AM @ Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: PAX East Afterparties all weekend
Tickets: RSVP Soon


Super Das Nerd Klubb 2
10PM-2AM @ The Attic, 1254 Boylston St, Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Info: Facebook | Come and join us downstairs in the big room for a night of video game/geek fandom remixes and covers to satisfy your nerdly cravings, as well as The Attic’s usual diet of goth/industrial fare.
Tickets: Free to enter, 21+


Friday, April 06


Troy & Skid PAX East GCP Fan Meet-Up
5PM-10PM @ City Tap Boston, 10 Boston Wharf Road, Boston, Massachusetts 02210
Info: Facebook | Hang out with the GCPNation
Tickets: Free entry


Game Over
8PM-2AM @ Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Info: Game Over is part arcade/gaming installation, part synthwave/faux-retro 80s infused nightclub. Live performance by Powerglove.
Tickets: $33 Ticketfairy


Red Bull Arcade
6:30-11:30PM @ Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Red Bull Arcade will feature a selection of award-winning New England-area independent gaming developers and their games.
Tickets: RSVP on Facebook Page


Acer Predator After Party @ PAX East
9PM-2AM @ Royale Nightclub, 279 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Info: Facebook | Continue your PAX experience into the night with the annual Predator After Party on Friday, April 6 to get a close-up look at the latest Predator gaming line up powered by GeForce GTX graphics. 21+
Tickets: Free RSVP | Ticketfly


Saturday, April 07


Bethesda Gameplay Day
April 07, 1:30-9PM @ Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Join us for hands-on gameplay, exclusive swag and giveaways, presentations, and chat with fellow players and members of the Development and Community teams for The Elder Scrolls® Online, The Elder Scrolls®: Legends™, QUAKE® Champions, and Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus™
Tickets: Free, Must RSVP


PAX East 2018 Collegiate Meetup: Powered by Tespa
6-10PM @ District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Facebook | Stop by our Tespa Collegiate Meetup for food, friends, video games, and epic giveaways from our friends at Blizzard, ASUS Republic of Gamers, and Soylent!
Tickets: Free


Guild Wars 2 Community Party
7-10PM @ Lucky’s Lounge, 355 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Spend the evening chatting with ArenaNet devs, enjoying food and drinks, and maybe winning some GW2 raffle prizes!
Tickets: Free


PAX East Bar Citizen 2018
7-11PM @ Brandy Pete’s, 267 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110
Info: Featuring raffles, dev team, and all kinds of great times!
Tickets: $20 Eventbrite


Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque
7:30-10PM @ Royale Nightclub, 279 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Info: The sexiest, smartest, geekiest, and most fun definitive pop culture burlesque show!
Tickets: $25-$135 Ticketfly


RT Community PAX East After Party
7:30-11:30PM @ District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Pizza and snacks will be provided (no outside food permitted). We will also have a private bar at which to order drinks.
Tickets: $20 Eventbrite


TennoVIP 2018: PAX East
8PM-12AM @ Joe’s American Bar & Grill, 2nd floor, 100 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA
Info: Squad up with your fellow Tenno and friends from Digital Extremes for a night of prizes, partying and talking all things Warframe.
Tickets: First Come First Served, must have ticket


PAX East at Laugh Boston
8PM-2AM @ Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: PAX East Afterparties all weekend
Tickets: RSVP Soon


Boston Gaymer Meet up
8PM-2AM @ Cathedral Station, 1222 Washington St, Boston, Massachusetts 02118
Info: LGBT and allies meet up.
Tickets: No cover, 21+


Sunday, April 08


Build-It-Better: CORSAIR Collegiate Workshop @ PAX East
9AM-1PM @ District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Info: If you’re a leader of a collegiate gaming club, CORSAIR will be hosting a workshop for student leaders who will be in Boston during PAX East
Tickets: Register Eventbrite


Other Events


Game Over – Anime Boston Afterparty
March 30 & 31, 8PM-2AM @ Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Info: Game Over is part arcade/gaming installation, part synthwave/faux-retro 80s infused nightclub.
Tickets: $33 Ticketfairy


PAX East Forever Pre-Party
March 31, 7PM-1AM @ Bit Bar Salem, 50 Saint Peter St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970
Info: Eat, Drink, and be Merry! Come play your favorite vintage old school video games!
Tickets: Bring a PAX badge from this or any year and get $5 in tokens


Drinks & Dragons Meetup
April 03, 7PM-10PM @ Location available to RSVP
Info: Come drink and tell your plans for PAX East 2018 with other role-players at The Asgard in Central Square.
Tickets: Free RSVP


Board Game Speed Dating
April 04, 7-9PM @ Down the Road Brewery, 199 Ashland St, Everett, MA 02149
Info: Speed dating through board gaming!
Tickets: $20 Eventbrite, Ages 21-35


Watch the Skies at PAX East
April 05, 10:30AM-6PM @ Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Part RPG and part board game, Watch the Skies brings together 60 players who will play on teams as various nations, journalists and the alien visitors to unravel a mystery.
Tickets: $50 Eventbrite


College Esports Expo
April 05, 11AM-10PM @ Semel Theater at Emerson College, 10 Boylston Pl, Boston, MA 02116
Info: Two giant areas, featuring guest speakers and interactive competitive gaming zone with exhibitions of collegiate competition.
Tickets: Free via EVENTBRITE

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