The Summer Game Fest/Not-E3 2023 Party Guide: All of the networking events, parties and meetups

The Summer Game Fest/Not-E3 2023 Party Guide: All of the networking events, parties and meetups

Let’s get together in this bold new gaming future

I know. I KNOW! There are not a lot of things happening with E3 2023 dead. But, Summer Game Fest is taking place, among other events (check out our list here!) and so there ARE a few little get togethers planned. We’ll try and keep this list updated over the next week, because we do love y’all and hope to see as many people as possible. With a few folks in town we’re sure to see some spontaneous meetups and hotel lobby bar get-togethers. IF YOU COME ACROSS ANYTHING feel free to ping us!

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Have a Time, friends!


Metaverse Mixer at LA Tech Week – 6-10PM – 3025 Airport Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90405 – Tickets: FREE via Eventbrite – INFO: See interactive demos with the latest in social augmented reality and 3D web tech. Come take a tour of our museum of XR hardware.

Smash Wednesday! A Casual, Craft Beer Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tourney – 7:30-10PM – Brews Brothers, 5140 Lankershim Boulevard, LA, CA 91601 – Tickets: FREE via Eventbrite – INFO: One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed brings together comedy, video games and alcohol at a super rad bar in North Hollywood. Join your hosts – Dan Robitzski, Jesse Baldridge and OJ Patterson – as everyone virtually battle amongst themselves while physically battling inebriation and distractions. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd suggest new rules and new gags.


Summer Game Fest – 12PM – YouTube Theater, 1011 Stadium Dr, Inglewood, CA 90305 – Tickets: $35 Ticketmaster – INFO: Website | Taking place LIVE for the first time in the YouTube Theater in LA

Summer Game Fest Cinemark Theater Showing – 12PM PT/3PM ET – Movie theaters in Los Angeles, around the US – Tickets: Free, Must Register – INFO: Twitter | Watch SGF at a theater near you!

The MIX Onsite Showcase – 7PM-11PM – The Wisdome, 1147 Palmetto St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 – Tickets: $5-10 Eventbrite – INFO: Website | Come check out and play some of the most amazing games from developers and publishers of all sizes, presented by The MIX!

Web3 Toga After Party – Presented by CaesarVerse – 8-11:30PM – The Romanesque Room, 50 E Green St Ste 105 Pasadena, CA 91105 – Tickets: $0-$100 via Eventbrite – INFO: Join us for a night where you can party like it’s 45 BC! Dress in your best toga (or don’t, we won’t judge) and enjoy delicious food and drinks as you mingle with fellow gamers and industry professionals. Do you want to feel like an Emperor for a night? Join our VIP Toga-holders to rule your own kingdom. Our VIP Toga-holders receive an exclusive CaesarVerse Gladiator figurine and a golden chalice.


CROSS PLAY: Arcade After Dark – 7PM-close – Native Son LA 832 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90014 – Tickets: Eventbrite – INFO: Surprise! CROSS PLAY is getting a show every single Saturday during PRIDE month!🏳️‍🌈 Showtime starts at 8:30PM

THE FIG Nostalgia Meetup – 8PM-Close – La Casita (The Fig Pool Bar), 939 S. Figueroa Street, LA, California, 90015 – INFO: 21+ Join us as we bring back a classic meetup at The Fig!


XBox Games Showcase + Starfield Direct Theater Showings – 10AM PT/1PM ET – Various movie theaters around the US – Tickets: Fathom Events – INFO: Enter for a chance to get tickets + $10 for snacks for the virtual showing of the event

Final Fantasy XVI Pre-Launch Celebration – 3PM – LA Center Studios, 450 S Bixel St, LA, CA 90017 – Tickets: Must Register – INFO: Join us for the FINAL FANTASY XVI Pre-Launch Celebration! Experience live announcements, panels, and gameplay in anticipation for the launch of the game!


Ambitious Indie Game Night – 6-9:30PM – Ambitious Ales Brewery, 4019 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807 – Tickets: FREE via Eventbrite – INFO: Come play some charming weird indie games made by SoCal locals. Invite your friends/family/neighbors/enemies/dogs. NOTE: Minors must be accompanied by person 21+.

Photo by Rostislav Uzunov