The BIG E3 2019 Party List: Your guide to after parties, concerts, events and more!

“E3 2019”

I’m terrified to even look at that jumbled string of letters and numbers, for fear that I know what’s coming: The Big One. The One Expo To Rule Them All. The Endgame. The — okay, enough with the metaphors. It’s E3, and it’s baaaaack.

And guess what? So are we. We’re here to get you all the juicy, fun, enjoyable events that make the Expo what it is: a happening good mix of industry and networking. For the umpteenth year in a row, we’re bringing you the BIGGEST list of public events around E3.

We’ll be updating this regularly, so please bookmark & COME BACK OFTEN!

Finally, remember that sharing is caring! Enjoy!

LINKS!

  • 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.
  • And again, MASSIVE thanks to Team E3 Party:
    Dali, BeckyJacquiDanBryannaDuaneAdamBrian!
  • Map coming soon!
  • Check out the great guide by our friends at Venture Beat on planning for E3 week!
  • Thanks to everyone who is sending in links: Ryan Paul Thompson, Yayo Vega, Davide Canavesi, Mario Francisco Salgado Ramirez, Jamie Greene, Christopher F. Arnold, Dru Erridge,

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

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Full List BELOW


Thursday, June 06


Pre-E3 Mixer with IGDA LA
7-10PM @ Butcher’s Dog, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
Info: Join IGDA LA for an evening with game industry friends as the E3 happenings begin to heat up. Mix, mingle, and game the night away over good food and better drinks! In addition to networking and socializing, we will have a table dedicated to playing any tabletop games you care to bring.
Entry: Free Registration Eventbrite


Saturday, June 08


Nintendo E3 Super Smash Bros & Splatoon 2 Finals
Time: 11AM @ The Ace Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Info: Nintendo | Players from around the globe will face off in electrifying Nintendo game tournaments. Who will come out on top? Tune in on Saturday June 8 and find out!
Entry: Information on how to experience it LIVE coming soon!

EA Play
Time: 9AM-7PM @ Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Info: EA | We’re bringing some of our biggest franchises to the Hollywood Palladium on June 8th and 9th, and tickets to EA PLAY 2019 are now available–and completely free*!
Entry: Register Now!

Insomniac Fan and Family Appreciation Day
Time: 11AM-3PM @ Two Bit Circus, 634 Mateo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Info: Come join Insomniac Games and our families as we celebrate our 25th anniversary at the micro-amusement park, Two-Bit Circus in downtown Los Angeles! Kick off E3 weekend in style, as we will offer plenty of free entertainment and food/drinks! Bring your Insomniac memorabilia to get signed, play games with us, and more! Entry is limited to the first 300 fans who sign up here.
Entry: Register Now!

Summoners War: Tour of Americas Los Angeles Meetup Celebration
2PM-7PM @ Tom’s Urban L.A.Live, 1011 South Figueroa Street, #b101, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Info: Come game with us on our fifth stop of the tour AND to celebrate the 5th Year Anniversary of Summoners War! Featuring swag, goodie bags, and more!
Entry: Free Registration Eventbrite

Press PLAY: Game Day & Day Party
2PM-8PM @ Station1640, 1640 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Info: #PRESSPLAYDP is a one of a kind “DAYPARTY” that includes Classic Nintendo, Switch & PS4 systems, drinks specials and more.
Entry: $0-$20 Eventbrite


Sunday, June 09


EA Play
Time: 10AM-7PM @ Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Info: EA | We’re bringing some of our biggest franchises to the Hollywood Palladium on June 8th and 9th, and tickets to EA PLAY 2019 are now available–and completely free*!
Entry:Register Now!

Bethesda E3 2019 Showcase
6PM @ Shrine Auditorium, 665 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Info: It doesn’t matter who you are, or which games of ours you love, we want you to be together with us on Sunday, June 9, for our 2019 E3 Showcase.
Entry: Must register

Final Fantasy VII: A Symphonic Reunion
6PM @ Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Info: FINAL FANTASY VII: A Symphonic Reunion, is a brand-new concert dedicated exclusively to the mythical video game, the most beloved Japanese RPG of all time, and will feature a symphonic orchestra and choir of more than 100 musicians on stage with giant screen HD video projection.
Entry: $72-$164 Ticketmaster

Digital LA – Digital Drinks
6PM-8PM @ Two Bit Circus, 634 Mateo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Info: Play games and get drinks on your own, as we network and get ready for E3 week! Trade notes on best panels, booths, and parties with other digital and games peeps from LA and nationwide. Look for us by the long tables.
Entry: Free, register via Eventbrite


Monday, June 10


PC Gaming Show
10AM @ The Mayan, 1038 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Info: Get ready to see exclusive announcements, trailers and gameplay tips from today’s most anticipated PC gaming developers and projects on the horizon. Back by popular demand, the show will be hosted by PC fan-favorite, Sean “Day[9]” Plott and Frankie Ward.
Tickets: Register Now (Free)

Xbox Ambassadors Meet & Greet
2PM @ Microsoft Store Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd #1045, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Info: Join us for an “Inside Xbox” viewing party, meet your Xbox Ambassadors community team, meet other Xbox Ambassadors, sign our autograph board, and score exclusive E3 swag! This event is open to all, no E3 badge is required.
Tickets: Register Now (Free)

8BitSalute E3 Gathering
4:30-6:30PM @ Lucky Strike, 800 West Olympic Boulevard, 202, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Info: Calling all OSD and 8BitSalute community members and supporters! We are holding our E3 meetup at Lucky Strike at the LA Live ( Xbox Plaza) area from 430pm- 7pm June 10th! Come hang out and celebrate an amazing year helping veterans! Proceeds go towards charity!
Tickets: $0-20 Eventbrite

DGA Blockchain Gaming & Esports Kickoff E3
5PM-10PM @ Near the convention center, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Info: Web | Coinstate is proud to host the DGA Summit focused on blockchain games, digital assets, goods, and NFTs. Featuring panels, dinner, and mixer from 8PM onward.
Entry: $20-$100 per person on Eventbrite

ESports Insider Hall of Fame
5PM-Late @ Nixon Peabody LLP, One California Plaza, 300 S Grand Ave #4100, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Info: We will award the class of 2019 and celebrate the next three inductees’ entrance in style with an evening of drinks, fine food and even finer company all whilst overlooking the city of angels.
Entry: $100 per person

11th 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 the 11th ANNUAL E3 GGP OUTING — join us for an evening of cocktails and revelry!
Entry: 21+, Do not need E3 badge

Digital LA – Games Summit 2019
6PM-9PM, Mixer 8:30-10PM @ Cross Campus, 800 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Info: Attend our Digital LA – Games Summit, featuring leaders in the games industry speaking on several panels including VR/AR, Esports, Music for Games, and Diversity Representation (LGBTQ, etc) in Games. Full agenda in link. Mixer at 8:30.
Entry: $75-$250 Eventbrite

LucidSound E3 Pre-Party
9PM-1AM @ 2025 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Info: [ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN RESERVED. Register for the waitlist.] E3 2019 is almost here! LucidSound E3 Pre-Party presented by Hollywood Gene Int’l LLC with Special Guest DJ, the one and only SNOOP DOGG
Entry: Register for Waitlist on Eventbrite


Tuesday, June 11


Twitter Gaming E3 Party
5:30-8:30PM @ Lucky Strike, 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Info: Twitter | Hey #E3 attendees! Come hang out with the Twitter Gaming team and recharge! We’re taking over the Lucky Strike at 800 W Olympic Blvd today from 530pm to 830pm PT! Tab’s on us! #TweetUpE3
Entry: Free!

Into the Abyss 2019
6-9PM @ Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium, 1000 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Info: Pearl Abyss, the developers behind open-world action MMORPG franchise Black Desert, will feature a presentation to showcase new content coming to Pearl Abyss, as well as making several announcements coupled with demos, light fare, refreshments, and other goodies.
Entry: $10-$15 Eventbrite

Shacknews Champions League E3 After Party
6PM-2AM @ The Mayan, 1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Info: The Shacknews Champions League Afterparty kicks off our over-30 years old esports tour with a tournament following day one of E3 2019. Players will square off in a gauntlet-style tournament featuring different console and PC games. The party will also feature musical guests Blau and Vicetone leading up to headliner and Hero of Time Marc Rebillet.
Entry: Free via Eventbrite | Alternate Link

XR Development Workshop feat. Eye Tracking @ Two Bit Circus
7-9:30PM @ Two Bit Circus, 634 Mateo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Info: Hosted together by LA Unity3D, XRLA, Two Bit Circus, and HTC Vive. Click the link for the full schedule, including networking, gaming, and more.
Entry: Free via Eventbrite

E3 Terminal3 Launch Event
7-10PM @ 71Above, 633 W. 5th Street, 71st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Info: You are invited to celebrate the official launch of the Terminal3’s latest solutions that will be revealed during E3 2019.
Tix: $0-$280 via Eventbrite

AVENUE – Mexican Videogames Networking Event 2019
7PM-12AM @ Las Perlas, 107 East 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Info: What better way to celebrate the Mexican videogame industry and unwind after a great E3 day than joining us at the awesome Mezcal Bar Las Perlas, and try some good Mezcal and special Margaritas from our sponsor El Silencio!
Entry: Register via Eventbrite

Gaymer Night – LAGS E3 Party!
7PM-12AM @ Precinct DTLA, 357 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90013
Info: Facebook | Whether you’re visiting for the E3 2019 or you’re in the area and love to game, we welcome one and all! We’ll have various consoles set up to allow you to game with your friends, meet some other gaming friends, and have fun.
Entry: No Cover

8bitLA Presents – Hack The Multiverse 4.0
7PM-12:30AM @ Los Globos, 3040 Sunset BLVD, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Info: One of the biggest events each year at E3, with a huge line-up featuring minibosses, Mega Ran, Extra Lives and more!
Entry: $15 Eventbrite


Wednesday, June 12


Power Brunch 2019
9:27AM-11:27AM @ (Location emailed after purchasing ticket)
Info: Join us for a chance to MEET + EAT with emerging and established professional leaders in the innovative, interactive + immersive fields before attending #E32019.
Entry: $26-$78 Eventbrite

IndieCade E3 ESports Tournament
10AM-2PM @ LACC West Hall ESports Arena
Info: Good at games? Want to compete for some serious prizes? Enter the inaugural IndieCade ESports Tournament at E3! Tourney is on the official E3 eSports stage as part of the IndieCade Takeover. King of Kings, Winner Takes All, unreleased games and bleeding edge play. Grand Prize provided by Lenovo and other sponsors. Tournament will be streamed on all official E3 channels.
Contact: Free to Enter. Email eSports@indiecade.com to play. Affiliate Badging can be arranged on a case-by-case basis for entrants who can prove industry affiliation but missed the official E3 badge sign up.

NZXT E3 Community Meetup
12-6PM @ LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Info: NZXT is hosting a community meetup during E3 and you’re invited! That’s right, we want you to join us for some free food, fun, and surprises! Come meet the NZXT staff and hang out with other community members!
Entry: Register Here (No E3 ticket needed)

Games Marketing & Community Meet-Up at E3
3-5PM @ barcito, 403 W 12th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Info: Our annual E3 meet-up is back! This is a friendly meetup for fellow games Marketing, PR, and Community Managers! Every kind of game dev or games-adjacent person with an interest in marketing and community management is super welcome!
Entry: Register on Eventbrite

GWU E3 Social
6-10PM @ The Smell, 247 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Info: GWU Orange County and GWU Los Angeles will be joinly hosting an E3 social on June 12th at 6pm. Come join us at the punk rock venue The Smell, we will have food refreshments and great company. Let’s build friendships that will sustain a labor movement and bring economic and social justice to our industry!
Entry: Register on Eventbrite

Microdose E3 Party
6PM-12AM @ Wisdome LA, 1147 Palmetto St, Los Angeles, California 90013
Info: Facebook | If you’re in LA or at E3 this week, come visit our Microdose VR Alpha 1.1 launch party at Wisdome.LA on Wednesday. Come play Microdose, see Samskara, check out multiple live Fulldome performances using Microdose and meet the community at Wisdome.LA.
Entry: Saying the code word “MICRODOSE”, or flashing your E3 pass gets you in the doors for free, a $29 value.

The MIX E3 2019
7PM @ 777 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA
Info: Discover and play some of the most amazing upcoming indie games with the teams that created them! Developers, Press and Industry, please!
Entry: Register Here (Developers, Press, Industry only)

E3 Afterparty – Blockchain Gaming Summit
7-10PM @ Arts District Brewing Company, 828 Traction Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Info: Hosted by Moonpay & Button Wallet. Drinks, Finger Food All Night Long, Skeeball Tournament, Door Prizes: VR Headset + Crypto Prizes
Entry: FREE on Eventbrite

Miller Lite CANtroller Party
7-11PM @ 1147 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Info: But don’t worry! Entrance to the party is first come, first served. If you really want to play the game for a chance to win a Cantroller™ and the opportunity to battle Eric Andre, be one of the first 350 people to show up and register at 7pm in L.A. on Wednesday night.
Entry: FREE, first come first served, 21+

CATHERINE: FULL BODY EXPERIENCE / E3 CELEBRATION
9PM-1AM @ 1827 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Info: Experience a more mature side of the expo as you sip on Catherine-themed libations, take captivating pictures at our photospot, be enticed by the sounds of our live in-house DJ, and get your waiting hands on the game at one of our demo stations. We’ll also have exciting swag (while supplies last).
Entry: Free on Eventbrite


Thursday, June 13


GameDev Mixer (LA) E3 Edition
6-9PM @ District 7 DTLA, 555 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Info: Network with other GameDevs, IndieDevs, Publishers, Programmers, Producers, Animators, and Game Designers!
Entry: 21+, $10-$15 Eventbrite

GameDevDrinkUp E3 Party 2019
7-10PM @ Monty Bar, 1222 W 7th St, Los Angeles, California 90017
Info: Facebook | E3 is right around the corner and we are happy to host our annual GameDevDrinkUp E3 party! Close down the show with your local DrinkUp friends and members in town from other chapters.
Entry: RSVP on Facebook

SELECT START: Harmony, an art show by Thymine
7-10PM @ CAPSULE CORNER, 729 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Info: We can’t wait to present 30 colorful hand painted Gameboy cartridges with custom illustrated game labels from Thymine. She’ll be showing brand new carts as well as revisiting a few favorites from last years, ‘SELECT START To Continue’
Entry: Free Registration via Eventbrite

E3 AFTERPARTY AT HIGH TIDE
8PM-2AM @ High Tide, 605 East 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Info: This E3 Afterparty has some of Los Angeles best in biz annnd you’d absolutely be missing out if you didn’t drop in. Whether you’re a monster, rockstar or red bull, we hope you can find a phoenix down to level up and slide through this special affair.
Entry: Free Registration via Eventbrite


Saturday, June 15


Fortnite Summer Block Party
All Day @ The Forum in Inglewood, 3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305
Info: Website | Introducing the Fortnite Summer Block Party – a two-day event at the Forum in Inglewood, California celebrating the Fortnite community along with some of your favorite creators and celebrities, like Ninja, Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, Dillon Francis, Kitty Plays, Cray and Jordan Fisher.
Entry: $35, pre-register on Ticketmaster

NBE Game Night Glow Party
3PM-12AM @ GlowHouse Gaming & Studios, 25061 Avenue Stanford, #40, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Info: Live DJs, Live Stream Meet & Greet, Glow In The Dark Face & Body Paint, Tournament, Cash Prizes, Silent Disco Dance Contest
Entry: $10-$40 on Eventbrite


Sunday, June 16


Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am & Summer Block Party
All Day @ The Forum in Inglewood, 3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305
Info:Website | Introducing the Fortnite Summer Block Party – a two-day event at the Forum in Inglewood, California celebrating the Fortnite community. On Sunday, June 16, the Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am returns! Find out which team will take home the Victory Royale, LIVE.
Entry: $35, pre-register on Ticketmaster


Other Events


Drinks with Rebellion
Daily after the show @ Rebellion booth at LACC
Info: Come to the Rebellion booth at the close of business hours for free drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), a chat with the team, and most importantly the thickest carpet at the show.
Entry: Email to get invitation: marketing@rebellion.co.uk

The Unreal Garden
Daily at the show @ West Hall Booth 4544, LACC
Info: The Unreal Garden @ E3, a pop-up of the San Francisco based experience, will blend the use of art, entertainment, augmented reality, soundscapes, and technology. E3 attendees are invited to engage in this exclusive opportunity, live on the E3 2019 show floor.
Entry: Must have E3 Badge, Register Here

CGX Mentors & Mojitos
Register for date & location
Info: This event will be a special one with a press, influencer and publisher focus! There will be mentoring in ALL areas of game development as always however there will be many mentors on the press/exposure side to help share information, connect and even check out games (I KNOWRIGHT!) 
Entry: Facebook link for RSVP

Overwatch League
June 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 @ Blizzard Arena, 3000 W Alameda Ave, Burbank, CA 91505
Info: The Overwatch League, the first major global esports league with city-based teams, was designed to celebrate the best of the best in the hit Blizzard Entertainment title Overwatch. Our goal is to create the world’s premier esports league, where teams and players thrive for years to come.
Entry: Tickets via AXS

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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