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

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 (please let us know if we’ve fucked up). 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!


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

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

Fortnite at E3: Celebrity Pro-Am
Info: Join us this E3 for the ultimate Fortnite Pro-AM, pairing some of the world’s greatest athletes and entertainers with top Fortnite Battle Royale players from across the globe.
Entry: Tickets $10, sent to players in LA in waves

Machinima’s E3 Party
4-10PM @ Tom’s Urban, 1011 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Info: Machinima is hosting Sacramento Kings De’Aaron Fox and former NFL all-star wide receiver Terrell Owens in a LIVE, IN PERSON head to head in Dragon Ball FighterZ exhibition at Machinima’s E3 party @ Tom’s Uban.
Entry: Register via Eventbrite

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

Glitch City Demo Night
7:30-12AM @ Glitch City L.A., 3733 S Robertson Blvd, Culver City, California 90232
Info: Facebook | Glitch City Demo Night is a series of 5-minute micro talks, from both Glitch City and local creators. The subjects are about anything and everything, to inspire, teach, and entertain. Stay with us afterwards for the annual Indiecade E3 after-party!
Entry: Free

Fortnite Party Royale
Time & Location TBD
Info: Website | As a thank you to Fortnite fans, players and partners, on the evening of June 12 we’re hosting a celebration: Party Royale.
Entry: Invite Only. Tickets available at Fortnite booth 2723 at E3.

Wednesday, June 13

E3: Mentors and Mojitos
12-2PM @ Don Chente Bar-Grill & Lounge, 1248 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles
Info: Join us in LA on June 13th, 12pm – 2pm, but grab your spots quick, as this will be a small, intimate event to get you the most time with each mentor!
Entry: Free via Meetup

Games Marketing and More!
3-5PM @ barcito, 403 W 12th St, Los Angeles, California 90015
Info: A friendly meetup for drinks and snacks with 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: Free Meetup

The BIG Indie Pitch in LA 2018
5-11PM @ Shoo Shoo, Baby, 717 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA
Info: The Big Indie Pitch is on its way to Los Angeles for E3 week, once again sponsored by indieSky. So, come join us as we once again focus the spotlight on some of the world’s best indie developers in one of the year’s biggest weeks for gaming.
Entry: Developers Submit Game Here | Attendees via Eventbrite

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

SEGA x PUMA Launch Party
6-10PM @ Nice Kicks LA, 862 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Info: Belly and Crush 40 will both be performing with a meet and greet with Takashi Iizuka also taking place.
Entry: Free

E-Coliseum x UMV E3 After-Party
7-11PM @ E-Coliseum, 1006 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Info: Come party the night away with various members of the game, fashion, and music industry; all in LA’s hippest esports center!
Entry: Free | Eventbrite

WIGI E3 ’18 Party! Magic, Music and Art!
7PM-12AM @ Exchange LA, 618 S Spring St, Los Angeles, California 90014
Info: Explore a huge 4‐level nightclub. Chat with friends as you peruse the stunning art show. Mingle on the main dance floor. Be amazed by The Magic Castle’s talented magician tricks and shows!
Entry: Free | RSVP via 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

Keita Takashi’s Never Ever Quest Opening Reception
8-11PM @ iam8bit Gallery, 2147 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Info: Facebook |We’re proud to announce the very first solo exhibition by legendary artist, KEITA TAKAHASHI – creator of Katamari Damacy + Noby Noby Boy + Wattam. It’s called NEVER EVER QUEST, an RPG adventure in the form of an art show.
Entry: RSVP/Register via Eventbrite

Thursday, June 14

GameDevDrinkUp E3 Edition
6-9PM @ The Slipper Clutch, 351 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90013
Info: Facebook | Our annual E3 party will be held at The Slipper Clutch and Bar Clacson in downtown Los Angeles! It’s a great way to close down the show and meet up with your developer friends from across all the DrinkUps!
Entry: RSVP on Facebook. RSVP does not guarantee entry. First, come, first serve.

Subnation LIVE ft deadmaus
7:30PM-12AM @ The Novo, 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015
Info: Facebook | This is a private event, tickets are only available to E3 passholders and not general public. The password for this event will be sent to E3 ticketholders via the official E3 newsletter on Friday, June 8.
Entry: RSVP/Register via Eventbrite

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

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+

E3 Coliseum
June 12-14 @ The Novo at L.A. Live (next to LACC)
Info: Website | Three days of panels, concerts and more!
Entry: Register ahead

Nintendo’s Splatoon 2 & Smash Bros Invitationals
June 11 & 12 @ The Belasco Theater, 1050 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Info: Website | Splatoon 2 World Championships begin 3:30PM on June 11, with finals at 1PM on June 12. Smash Bros Invitational starts  immediately after ward on June 12.
Entry: Line up outside the Belasco Theater at 12:30PM for a chance to receive wristbands.

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