The BIG E3 2018 Party List: Events, fundraisers, after parties and more!

Fam. Listen up. We made it. We survived through an entire year of non-E3 partying to make it to this moment: E3 partying.

And hey, look at that! It’s SideQuesting’s E3 2018 party list, RIGHT ON SCHEDULE! We want to make sure that you have access to all the events that can fill your heart with music and glee and gaming promotions at the annual BIG WEEK.

But hey, we have some important changes this year. This list will be geared towards the public events, and we will be MAKING SURE to minimize the industry and invite-only events that we post. It’s not difficult to get into these: just become a part of the industry. Develop, blog, write, record, sell things — whatever aspect of the business you do, just do it. Easy peasy pumpkin squeezy.

In the meantime, you want to party. So, here’s the list that we have available THUS FAR. And remember: come back daily because we’ll update it as often as possible!


  • This year, the FACEBOOK GROUP is geared towards INDUSTRY ONLY. We are doing a soft reboot, so make sure you follow the rules when you apply (or reapply) to gain access.
  • Check out the MAP here! (incoming)
  • And again, MASSIVE thanks to BeckyJacquiDanBryannaDuaneAdam, and Brian!
  • Visit our friends at E3 Party Guide on Twitter as the events happen for updates!

If you have a party to share, post it in the comments below, use our Contact Form or shoot me a tweet @DaliDimovski! :)

We are *NOT* affiliated with E3 or the ESA. We just crush a lot.

FYI: Join the Party List Mailing List and stay UP TO DATE as parties are announced! CLICK HERE to join!

Full List BELOW

Saturday, June 09

KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra World Tour Encore
8PM @ Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Info: The acclaimed world-class quality orchestral performances will move tens of thousands more fans around the globe!
Entry: $62 per Ticket

Sunday, June 10

Bethesda E3 Showcase
6:30PM @ Location TBD
Info: The annual Bethesda Showcase is back, presenting new games and experiences for 2018!
Entry: Register NOW

Monday, June 11

PC Gaming Show
3PM @ The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Info: This year’s theme is ‘See the future of PC gaming’ and will showcase exclusive announcements, trailers and discussions from many of the most exciting developers and projects on the platform on the horizon.
RSVP: Free [RSVP Online]

Digital LA Games Mixer
7PM-10PM @ CTRL Collective, 833 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA
Info: FREE for E3 pass holders when you register AND show your E3 badge at the door Non-E3 badge holders can attend by registering $10.
RSVP: Eventbrite | $0-$10

10th Annual GGP at E3! Downtown!
7PM-2AM @ Redline Gay Bar, 131 E 6th St, Los Angeles, California 90014
Info: Facebook | It’s Time to return to LA to KickOff our 10th ANNUAL E3 GGP OUTING — join us for an evening of cocktail and revelry!
Entry: 21+

FACEIT X Monstercat – E3 Pre-Party
8PM-1AM @ Exchange LA, 618 S Spring St, Los Angeles, California 90014
Info: Twitter | Entrance is for Gaming Industry and by Invitation Only – Register now for your invitation! Please note: Registration does not guarantee an invitation.
Entry: Registration Only (does not guarantee entry)

Tuesday, June 12

8bitLA Presents: Hack the Multiverse (An E3 Afterparty)
6:30PM @ Los Globos, 3040 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Info: 19+ | Featuring deejays, dancing and more! The annual event is back!
Entry: $15 Ticketfly

Game Audio E3 2018
6:30-9:30PM @ Big Wangs Downtown, 801 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Info: We’re super happy to bring a game audio meetup for this year’s E3 2018
Entry: Free | Eventbrite

Playstation’s E3 LGBTQ Party
7-11PM @ Precinct DTLA, 357 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90013
Info: Facebook | Please join your friends from PlayStation and the LA Gayming Society (LAGS) for PlayStation’s first E3 LGBTQ Party!
Entry: Free | Donations accepted for Los Angeles LGBTQ Center’s program for Youth gaming

Wednesday, June 13

Into the Abyss
6-9PM @ Regal LA LIVE, Stadium 14, 1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Info: The evening will be filled with surprises, exclusive sneak peeks, hands-on with Black Desert on Xbox, and a chance to meet the minds behind the game.
Entry: Free | Eventbrite

Media Indie Exchange MIX 2018
8-11PM @ 1010 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90017
Info: Twitter | The MIX showcase shines a light on creativity, diversity and innovations from smaller developers.
Entry: Registration for Industry, Developer, Press ONLY

Thursday, June 13


Friday, June 15

Eorzean Symphony FINAL FANTASY XIV Orchestra Concert 2018
8PM @ Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Info: Performed live by an over 100-piece orchestra and choir and synced to HD footage from the game. Click HERE for trailer.
Entry: $59-$134 Ticketmaster

Saturday, June 16

Eorzean Symphony FINAL FANTASY XIV Orchestra Concert 2018
8PM @ Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Info: Performed live by an over 100-piece orchestra and choir and synced to HD footage from the game. Click HERE for trailer.
Entry: $59-$134 Ticketmaster

Other Events

Fortnite at E3: Party Royale Celebrity Pro-Am
Date TBD
Info: Join us this E3 for the ultimate Fortnite Party Royale, pairing some of the world’s greatest athletes and entertainers with top Fortnite Battle Royale players from across the globe.
Entry: TBD

EA Play 2018
June 9-11 @ The Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Info: Website | The massive, free EA PLAY FanFest will feature hands-on gaming stations, demos, live music and more, while a networked experience will connect online players with their favorite games, content creators and each other.
Entry: Preregister Here | Must be 18+

Xbox FanFest 2018
June 9-10 @ The Microsoft Theater, 777 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Info: Website | The ultimate event for Xbox fans during E3.
Entry: Preregister Here | Must be 21+

Indie Heaven at IndiE3
June 12-14 @ Don Chente DTLA, 1248 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
Info: Flyer | Good Shepherd Entertainment and its many gaming partners have announced the latest addition to IndiE3 – Indie Heaven – three full days of meeting, greeting and eating alongside a fantastic gathering of independent games and gamemakers.
Entry: 11AM – 7PM | Open to all E3 attendees 21+, capacity permitting

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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