The BIG PAX East 2020 Party List: After Parties, Concerts, Events, and more!

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PAX EAST IS ALMOST HERE, HOLY SHIT.

With just a short time left, we know you’re looking for post-show parties. Well, we’re back AGAIN to get you the party list you want and deserve — and NEED. Jump on in below, and enjoy the daily PAX parties, afterparties, fundraisers, board game nights, concerts, and more!

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

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Listed by Day


Wednesday, February 26


College Esports Expo 2020
9AM-6PM @ Boston Park Plaza, 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
Info: The College Esports Expo is the first conference in North America exclusively for the growth and development of college esports. CEX is an event for everybody, whether you are already in the esports industry, just getting started, or looking to begin your career.
Tickets: $25-$149 on Eventbrite


PREGAMER: Pax East Edition
6-10PM @ Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Kick off PAX East with games and indie game developers as they show off their latest games!
Tickets: RSVP for FREE @ Eventbrite, All ages, Must Show ID


Thursday, February 27


GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit @ PAX East 2020
9:30AM-6PM @ Aloft Boston Seaport District, 401-403 D Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: The GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit is celebrating its tenth year, and this is a real opportunity for you to get your game funded – small-to-medium-sized games companies can discover more about games investment and access to finance in the morning talks, and then meet and pitch to investors, publishers and platform-holders in the afternoon session of the event.
Tickets: $200 @ Eventbrite, includes pass to PAX East


PAX East Community Dinner
4:45PM @ City Tap – Fort Point, 10 Boston Wharf Road, Boston, MA 02210
Info: The PAX East Community Dinner, formally known at the Pre-PAX Dinner has finally returned! Welcome back to this community run event. This year we are looking forward to a good turnout…I have reserved a space to accommodate up to 18 attendees. Tickets are $31.85 + 2.37 fees. Your ticket will cover lite apps, your entree, tax and gratuity. Advance purchase required, tickets may not be available at the door. All drinks and any additional food are available at your own expense.
Tickets: $31.85 via Eventbrite


Twitch Dev Networking Event
6-8:30PM @ Amazon, 27 Melcher Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Come meet fellow game developers and chat with the TwitchDev team at Pax East. We are hosting a casual get together with informative presentations for the developer community. Learn how to integrate Twitch into your game to build the future of live community engagement!
Tickets: RSVP for Free via Eventbrite


Gamers Give Back Mixer
6-9PM @ Microsoft New England Research and Development Center (NERD Center), 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
Info: Come hang with us before you hit the concerts on the opening night of PAX East 2020. We will have food, drinks and door prizes! It’s your chance to learn more about how your donations are impacting patients at our network hospitals. You could walk away with a new XBOX One S! A special thanks to Microsoft for making this mixer possible!
Tickets: RSVP for Free via Eventbrite


Final Fantasy XI Fan Gathering 2020
6-9PM @ Location TBD in Boston
Info: We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a Fan Gathering in Boston during PAX East! This is your chance to meet and talk all things FFXI with like-minded adventurers and old friends in historical Boston. Guests can enjoy drinks, snacks, and fun trivia time with amazing prizes! To make the event extra special, we will be joined by two distinguished guests from the FFXI development team, Director Yoji Fujito and Producer Akihiko Matsui. The duo will be on hand to host a Q&A session and special presentation.
Tickets: You must possess a Final Fantasy XI service account & be 21


LeaguePodcast & Rock On! Concerts Present: Sammus, Mega Ran, Kadesh Flow, Matty Owens, DJ Austin Creed
7PM @ The Cavern Club at Hard Rock Cafe Boston, 22-24 Clinton St, Boston, MA 02109
Info: Join a HUGE lineup of musical artists and special guests as they kick off PAX East with a massive event!
Tickets: $15 Advance / $20 Day Of Show, Ages 21+


Made In MA at PAX East 2020
6-10PM @ District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Info: You’re invited to the annual Made In MA at PAX East Party! Join friends from across the street or across the world in celebrating games!
Tickets: $10 Early Bird, $15 regular on Eventbrite


Red Bull Arcade (Daily)
6-11PM @ D’s Keys Dueling Pianos & Sing Along Bar, 391 D St, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Red Bull Arcade is here to take you back to the days of the 90s arcade. We’ve got all of your favorites for free! Come by to play, network & win prizes!
Tickets: FREE


Annual PokeCrawl!
Evening @ Locations Coming Soon
Info: ANNOUNCEMENT TIME!!! Mark your calendars because tickets will go live for the #PAXEast Pokecrawl benefitting @CPCharity (Child’s Play Charity) February 3rd. And we’ve got a special theme for 2020! Pokecrawl: Lets go Eevee! All the teams are Eeveelutions! See y’all on 2/27/20!
Tickets: Register NOW on Eventbrite


Call of Duty Mobile ESports Tournament
7-10PM @ Golden Temple, 1651 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02445
Info: $1100 Grand Prize Pool! There will be a total of 12 teams x 5 players per team = total of 60 contestants. The team ranked #1 by the end of the night will win The Grand Prize as well as a bonus FREE stretch limousine ride from Golden Temple to The Boston Westin Waterfront or hotel of their choice.
Tickets: $10 – $30 (Entry to play) on Eventbrite


Friday, February 28


WETWIRED in the MEATSPACE Daily Gallery
12-6PM @ Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain Located inside the Green Street T Station on the Orange Line
Info: BOSTON – WETWIRED in the MEATSPACE invites you to dip your toes into the slipstream of reality between screen and substance, between science and superstition-where the beautiful and bizarre are transformed from the digital imagination into fleshy manifestations. In this exhibit, artists conjure alternate realities in which beach trash and aliens are one and the same, microscopic worlds become inhabitable, dream monsters walk the earth, and meat is grown in outer space. Through experimental research methods, these artworks link our perceived environments to unseen social architectures and endeavor to “make sense of it all.” Co-curated by Emily Bright, Kat Jarvinen, and Hannah Suzanna.
Tickets: FREE ENTRY


Bethesda Game Days
1-9PM @ Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Join us for two days full of hands-on gameplay, exciting giveaways and raffle prizes, and a great lineup of panels! Friday Schedule: 2:00pm Fallout 76: Wastelanders Preview, 3:30pm DOOM Eternal: BATTLEMODE, 5:00pm DOOM Eternal with the Celtics
Tickets: Free Admission


Red Bull Arcade (Daily)
1-5PM, 6-11PM @ D’s Keys Dueling Pianos & Sing Along Bar, 391 D St, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Red Bull Arcade is here to take you back to the days of the 90s arcade. We’ve got all of your favorites for free! Come by to play, network & win prizes!
Tickets: FREE


What’s Good Games PAX East Meet Up!
6-8PM @ Lucky’s Lounge, 355 Congress St, Boston, Massachusetts 02210
Info: PAX East is upon us, which means it’s once again time to freeze our butts off in Boston, MA. Join Britt, Andrea and Steimer at Lucky’s Lounge (Sinatra Room) Friday, 2/28 from 6-8pm EST for a What’s Good Games meet up! We’ll have FOOD. Food is always good. You love food. Come for the food. Of *course* there will be a bar so you can purchase adult apple juice (is that what we’re calling it?) in case you’d like to partake in whiskey/wine/cocktail consumption as well. DID WE MENTION GIVEAWAYS?! Those will also be happening. Tickets: FREE RSVP – No PAX Badge Needed


WETWIRED in the MEATSPACE Opening Reception
6-8PM @ Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain Located inside the Green Street T Station on the Orange Line
Info: BOSTON – WETWIRED in the MEATSPACE invites you to dip your toes into the slipstream of reality between screen and substance, between science and superstition-where the beautiful and bizarre are transformed from the digital imagination into fleshy manifestations. In this exhibit, artists conjure alternate realities in which beach trash and aliens are one and the same, microscopic worlds become inhabitable, dream monsters walk the earth, and meat is grown in outer space. Through experimental research methods, these artworks link our perceived environments to unseen social architectures and endeavor to “make sense of it all.” Co-curated by Emily Bright, Kat Jarvinen, and Hannah Suzanna.
Tickets: FREE ENTRY


[CANCELLED] Final Fantasy XIV Fan Gathering 2020
7-10PM @ The Brahmin, 33 Stanhope St., Boston, MA 02116
Info: CANCELLED We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting a fan gathering in Boston on Friday, February 28 for PAX East attendees! Join the NA Community Team for a night of fun, food and drinks, giveaways, and meet with your fellow players to talk all things FFXIV!
Tickets: Must have PAX 2020 pass, PAX East Fan Gathering Application


Standing Stone Games/Adventure Pub Community Meetup
7-10PM @ Adventure Pub, 190 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474
Info: Adventure Pub is a tabletop-focused gastropub, so make sure to bring any games you picked up at PAX East or elsewhere and play them with your group or others! Tabletop RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons or The One Ring RPG are also welcomed and encouraged here.
Tickets: Must fill out Application/Survey to confirm entry


Dead by Daylight PAX Community Get-Together
8-10PM @ Trillium Brewing Company, 50 Thomson Place, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Take a break from PAX and come and have a beer with members of the Dead by Daylight dev team!
Tickets: FREE (RSVP on Eventbrite) 21+


Animaniacs in Concert
8-11PM @ City Winery Boston, 80 Beverly St., Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Info: It’s time for Animaniacs in Concert. The most zany, animany and totally insany Animaniacs are back! Fans of the beloved Warner Bros. animated series, are in for a treat as they get up close and personal with original voice actor — Rob Paulsen — and Emmy Award-winning composer Randy Rogel who created many of the memorable songs you STILL can’t remove from your brain pan. Together they bring the stage to life with comedy, animation, and an unforgettable playlist of Animaniacs hits.
Tickets: $35-$45 City Winery


IMB’s MEGAMixer @ PAX East 2020
8PM-Midnight @ INVITE ONLY
Info: FOR INDIE MEGABOOTH TEAMS. Take the night off to eat some food, celebrate your success and meet other IMB devs, partners and sponsors.
Tickets: INVITE ONLY — MUST present invitation


Wicked Retro Night at The Greatest Bar
9PM-12AM @ The Greatest Bar, 262 Friend St, Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Info: After the show, come down for some drinks & Come play all your favorite Retro Video Games from the 80’s and 90’s. We bring a Full Original Nintendo (NES) and Full Super Nintendo (SNES) library. YES Every Game you can think of. As well as Nintendo 64 and all your favorite 4 player needs including Mario Kart 64, Golden eye, Super Smash bro’s, and more. Come down have a some great beer and of course a great time.
Tickets: RSVP for FREE


Predator Gaming After Party
9PM-2AM @ Royale Boston, 279 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Info: Join us for a night of PC gaming where you’ll see everything you’ve grown to love from a Predator Gaming shindig and much more! Try out the latest and greatest Predator PC gaming products in the demo zones. Win prizes. Take on Team Envy. And listen to music by the great DJ Audien!
Tickets: RSVP for FREE


Saturday, February 29


Red Bull Arcade (Daily)
11AM-5PM, 6-11PM @ D’s Keys Dueling Pianos & Sing Along Bar, 391 D St, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Red Bull Arcade is here to take you back to the days of the 90s arcade. We’ve got all of your favorites for free! Come by to play, network & win prizes!
Tickets: FREE


WETWIRED in the MEATSPACE Daily Gallery
12-6PM @ Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain Located inside the Green Street T Station on the Orange Line
Info: BOSTON – WETWIRED in the MEATSPACE invites you to dip your toes into the slipstream of reality between screen and substance. Gallery open daily.
Tickets: FREE ENTRY


Bethesda Game Days
1-9PM @ Laugh Boston, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Join us for two days full of hands-on gameplay, exciting giveaways and raffle prizes, and a great lineup of panels! 2:00pm ESO Game Show, 3:30pm CHAD: A Fallout 76 Story Podcast LIVE, 5:00pm DOOM Eternal: Master Level Deep Dive
Tickets: Free Admission


Bar Fights ft Justin Wong & K-Brad
5PM @ Legacy Nightclub, 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Info: Come party with us after PAX East in Boston, MA! Celebrate 20 YEARS OF MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2. Come play, come watch, come chill!
Tickets: $10-$20 on Eventbrite


Collegiate Rising Meetup Powered by Twitch Student
5-7PM @ District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Join the official collegiate esports meetup and meet industry veterans for a career panel, as well as fellow and former collegiate leaders during this incredible networking event at District Hall! This is the first part of the TWO PART Collegiate Rising PAX East Event series. With a panel at the Bumblebee Theatre on Sunday, the day after! Make sure to RSVP to both! With food, a career panel, and networking!
Tickets: FREE RSVP via Eventbrite


RAZER AFK @PAX EAST
6-7PM @ Moxy Hotel, 240 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Info: Link with Razer at PAX East for some drinks, snacks and gaming. We are bringing our latest gear and raffling some sweet suites and prizes! RSVP closes on Friday Feb 28 and space is at a premium so arrive early to this event.
Tickets: FREE RSVP via Eventbrite


Megan Lenius and Raquel Lily Live at Sons of Boston
6-9PM @ Sons of Boston, 19 Union Street, Boston, MA 02108
Info: Megan Lenius and Raquel Lily, two partnered Twitch streamers, play a free show on Leap Year Day Feb 29 – a once-in-4-years experience!
Tickets: FREE RSVP via Eventbrite


DayZ PAX East 2020 Party
6-10PM @ Anthem Kitchen & Bar, 101 South Market Street, Boston, MA 02109
Info: Bohemia Interactive will be holding a party at PAX East for fans of DayZ to celebrate the recent release of its first-ever DLC, Livonia. Head over to Anthem Kitchen & Bar, only a 20-minute walk from the convention center, for food, drinks, a photobooth, and fancy-parting gifts for all attendees all for the price of FREE.
Tickets: FREE RSVP via Eventbrite


Adult Swim Actual Reality Party @ PAX East
6-10PM @ The Grand Boston, 58 Seaport Boulevard #300, Boston, MA 02210
Info: Open your third eyes, ears and mouths so you can enjoy our snacks, beats, dancing and free stuff. VR headsets are strictly forbidden. Featuring music by Radlib and James Primate
Tickets: $5 via Eventbrite


New England Bar Citizen: PAX East 2020
7PM @ Brandy Pete’s, 267 Franklin St, Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Info: Join us for the 5th Annual New England Bar Citizen, PAX East edition! Star Citizens from near & far are landing in Boston for PAX East, and we’ll have our own private bar to celebrate!! Every year gets bigger & better: More attendees, more swag, more sponsor prizes, more VIP guests…. come join us in our push towards 100 Star Citizens this year!
Tickets: $20 via Eventbrite


Scary Game Squad at Hard Rock Cafe Boston
7-11PM @ Hard Rock Cafe Boston, 22 Clinton Street, Boston, MA, 02109
Info: Scary Game Squad is a group that plays scary games, it was founded by Jesse Cox, Internet superstar, world-famous lover, and the humblest person he knows.
Tickets: $18 advance, $150 reserved tables on TicketWeb


RT Community PAX East Party
7:30-11:30PM @ District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Info: On Saturday February 29th, the various Rooster Teeth & Let’s Play community groups will once again be hosting our annual Pax East After Party at District Hall. If you’re looking to hangout after the PAX, eat, drink, and get to know other fans please join us. All ages are welcome and we hope to see you there.
Tickets: $20 Eventbrite, All Ages


Monster Hunter Festa: Boston 2020
8-11PM @ Royale Boston, 279 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Info: Website | Gather all hunters near and far to celebrate all things Monster Hunter! Enjoy food, drink, signings and much more. Pre-registration is full. Some space will be reserved for walkups. We hope to see you there!
Tickets: Register via Eventbrite


PAX East Gaymer After Party
8:30PM-2AM @ Alley Bar, 14 PI Alley, Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Info: Facebook | Stop by and have some drinks and socialize with other gaymers after a long day at PAX East. We will also be holding a cosplay contest so bring your best and be crowned our champion
Tickets: 21+ Eventbrite


Sunday, March 1


WETWIRED in the MEATSPACE Daily Gallery
12-6PM @ Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain Located inside the Green Street T Station on the Orange Line
Info: BOSTON – WETWIRED in the MEATSPACE invites you to dip your toes into the slipstream of reality between screen and substance. Gallery open daily.
Tickets: FREE ENTRY


CORSAIR Student PAX East BAPC Workshop 2020
12:30-4PM @ Bill Bordy Theater, 216 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Info: Welcome student leaders to CORSAIR Student’s Build-A-PC Workshop at PAX East 2020! Stop by for an afternoon of learning how to build a PC and how to upgrade your build!
Tickets: FREE Register via Eventbrite


The Runaway Guys and Friends Present: Thrown Controllers Live!
6PM @ The Cavern Club at Hard Rock Cafe Boston, 22-24 Clinton St, Boston, MA 02109
Info: Thrown Controllers Live! sees the Youtube and Twitch group The Runaway Guys (Chuggaaconroy, NintendoCapriSun and Proton Jon) bringing their brand of chaos and fun to the stage with Thrown Controllers, a game show made to test how well you know your video games. Like the classic game show before it, Nick Arcade, Thrown Controllers has you try your luck at answering video game trivia questions, playing video game challenges and even challenging the hosts, all for a chance at some fabulous prizes! Pre-Show Q&A at 5PM.
Tickets: $15 Advance on TicketWeb


PAX East After Party w/ Gehenna Gaming & Adventure Pub
6-10PM @ Adventure Pub, 190 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, Massachusetts 02474
Info: Facebook | Come mourn (or celebrate) the end of PAX East 2020! Gehenna Gaming & Adventure Pub are hosting the tabletop gaming PAX East After Party Sunday, March 1st from 6pm – 10 pm EST. Join us for music, signature cocktails, board games and TTRPGS!
Tickets: Game fees are waived for anyone with a PAX East badge.

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