PocketGamer.biz's E3 2018 party and networking guide

We list the key parties in town

PocketGamer.biz's E3 2018 party and networking guide

One of the very biggest games industry events of the year is almost upon us: E3.

While it’s still very much a console-centric, blockbuster announcements fare, there’s always the chance of some mobile announcements (Fallout Shelter anyone?).

And of course, Nintendo will be revealing what it has in store for the Switch (we’re looking at you, Fortnite).

Time to party

It’s not all about the big announcements though. At the expo, Chinese games publishing giant will have a presence for the first time with its smash hit mobile MOBA Arena of Valor (Honour of Kings).

And then there’s time for parties and networking opportunities. Lots of them.

To get you the lowdown on the popular destinations, PocketGamer.biz has put together a list of go-to E3 shindigs, which you can view in our list below.

Want more? You can also check out the E3 Networking Group on Facebook right here.

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  • 1 Monday, June 11th

    Loading E3 Party

    When: Monday, June 11th from 5:30pm to Tuesday, June 12th 4am
    Where: Server, 174 Goldhawk Road, London, W12 8HJ (Yes this one is in the UK)
    How: Buy tickets here
    Cost: £10
    More info: Watch the E3 conference keynotes with a beer in the comfort of the UK

    Digital LA - Games Digital Drinks, pre E3 (2018)

    When: 7pm to 10pm
    Where: CTRL Collective, 833 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA
    How: Register here
    Cost: $10
    More info: Trade notes on E3 parties and plans with other game industry and game fans. Check out VR demos, and take pics with our video game related standees.

    10th Annual GGP at E3

    When: 7pm to Tuesday 12th, 2am
    Where: Redline Gay Bar - DTLA, 131 E 6th St, Los Angeles, California, 90014
    Turn up. Details here.
    More info:
    An evening of cocktail and revelry

  • 2 Tuesday, June 12th

    Mixer Industry Mixer: E3 2018

    When: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
    Where: Luxe City Center Hotel, 1020 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
    How: Register here 
    Cost: Access code required
    More info: An evening of Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and excellent conversation

    8bitLA Presents: Hack the Multiverse (An E3 Afterparty)

    When: 6:30pm onwards
    Where: Los Globos, 3040 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California
    How: Register here
    Cost: $15

    Playstation's E3 LGBTQ Party

    When: 7pm to 11pm
    Where: Precinct DTLA, 357 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California, 90013
    How: Details here
    Cost: Free
    More info: PlayStations, raffles, partying, networking. It's all here.

    Fortnite Party Royale

    When and where: Unknown
    How: Invite-only. You can winner ticket by visiting the official Fortnite booth 2723 on the show floor. Details here.
    Cost: Free
    More info: An invite-only party for fans, players and partners.

  • 3 Wednesday, June 13th

    Big Indie Pitch in LA 2018 with indieSky

    When: 5pm to 9pm
    Where: Shoo Shoo, Baby, 717 W 7th St., Los Angeles, California, 90017
    How: Register here
    Cost: Free
    More 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. If you don't get into the competition, you are of course more than welcome to still come along and check out the competition and crowd.

    WIGI E3 '18 Party! Magic, Music and Art!

    When: 7pm to midnight
    Where: Exchange LA, 618 S Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
    How: Register here
    Cost: Free
    More 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!

    E-Coliseum x UMV E3 After-Party

    When: 7pm to 11pm
    Where: E-Coliseum, 1006 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
    How: Register here
    Cost: Free (sold out)
    More info: Come party the night away with various members of the game, fashion, and music industry; all in LA's hippest esports center!

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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.