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[Updated] Pocket Gamer's Ultimate E3 2013 Party Guide

[Updated] Pocket Gamer's Ultimate E3 2013 Party Guide

Heading to E3? Pocket Gamer's got you covered with this handy party list complete with RSVP links.More liquor than you could ever consume, more contacts than you have business cards for, E3 this year is shaping up to be an awesome good time.Wicked entertainment by Far East Movement, Anamanaguchi, and world-renowned DJs. Spectacular productions with scientific feats of technical wizardry and laser light shows. Roofdeck raves with spaceship pilots dancing on waterbed pods. Pool parties, ping pong, and a BOOGIE BUS! There's something for everyone on this list.Many of the events are free and some will sell out quickly. All have capacity limits so plan to arrive early to avoid the long queues.We'll be updating it as new parties are announced. If there are any parties you'd like to add, please email them to us at partywatch@pocketgamer.co.uk.While you're out there having fun, be sure to tweet us your party pics @PocketGamer and let us know which one should get PARTY OF SHOW for our E3 recap. Have fun!Sunday, 9 JuneWhat: POLYGON & THE VERGE REVENGE OF THE PARTY MONSTERS
When: Sunday, 9 June, 7-11pm
Where: Tower Theater, 802 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
How: www.polygon.com/2013/5/28/4373874/polygon-e3-party
Cost: FreeMore Info: Those party monsters are at it again. Polygon and The Verge get into town early to get a jump on all the action. Play video games with the editors, chill to beats powered by DJ Trent, and enjoy the open bar.Monday, 10 June

What: WATCH THE E3 (& WWDC) PRESS CONFERENCES
When: Monday, 10 June, 9-8pm
Where: M.Y.O.P (make your own party)
How: http://www.e3insider.com/press-conferences
Cost: FreeMore Info: No press badge, no problem! Get together with friends and watch the pressers here:9:30-11am PT Microsoft http://www.e3insider.com/press-conferences
10am PT, WWDC Keynote, http://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2013/
1-2pm PT EA, http://www.e3insider.com/press-conferences
3-4pm PT Ubisoft, http://www.e3insider.com/press-conferences
6-8pm PT Sony, http://www.e3insider.com/press-conferencesWhat: IGDA SHINDIG
When: Monday, 10 June, 7-Midnight
Where: The Morrison, 3179 Los Feliz Blvd & Bigfoot Lodge, 3172 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
How: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6922965777
Cost: FreeMore Info: The networking at IGDA will be stellar as always as one of the industry's most respected professional societies welcomes everyone to town with their kickoff affair. A party so huge, it now spans two bars!

Tuesday, 11 June
What: WATCH IT LIVE! NINTENDO DIRECT
When: Monday, 10 June, 7am PT
Where: M.Y.O.P (make your own party)
How: http://e3.nintendo.com
Cost: FreeMore Info: From the comforts of bed... Nintendo!What: SOE HAPPY HOUR
When: Tuesday, 11 June, 4-6pm
Where: LACC West Hall Booth #4800
How: RSVP shannon_knepp@bhimpact.com
Cost: FreeMore Info: Kick up your dogs with Sony Online Entertainment and check out the latest from PlanetSide 2, DC Universe Online and Dragon's Prophet.What: MIDNIGHT OIL POOL PARTY
When: Tuesday, 11 June, 6-8pm
Where: Hotel Figueroa Pool, 939 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
How: http://midnightoilcreative.com/invites/e3/sign_up.php
Cost: FreeWhat: SURPRISE ATTACK'S PING PONG PLAYTIME
When: Tuesday, 11 June, 6:30-9:30pm
Where: The Standard, SPIN Room, 550 S Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
How: info@surpriseattack.com.au
Cost: FreeMore Info: The Aussies are in town and up for some rounds of table tennis. Get the evening started with hosted drinks and munchies before heading over to POCKET GAMER!!

What:  POCKET GAMER PARTY @ E3 w iDREAMSKY
When:  Tuesday, 11 June, 7-10pm PT
Where:  Bottle Rock, 1050 S. Flower #167, Los Angeles
How:  http://pge3.eventbrite.co.uk
Cost:  Free with business card
 
More Info:  Always a class affair!  Drinks, noms and more! Get the party started with the Brits and mix it up with the world's gaming press, developers and publishers.  Everyone makes a stop at this party, you never know who you might meet.What: CHECK YO PONYTAIL 2 w ANAMANAGUCHI
When: Tuesday, 11 June, 8pm
Where: The Echoplex, 1822 W Sunset Blvd (enter at 1154 Glendale Blvd), Los Angeles, CA 90026
How: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/243937
Cost: $12-$13What: MACHINIMA RECHARGE3
When: Tuesday, 11 June, 9pm - LATE
Where: Icon Ultra Lounge, 1248 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
How: By Invite Only
Cost: FreeMore Info: Featuring DJs Krewella & Tritonal. Many thanks to Sidequesting @kewlrats for posting the location and DJs on this one!What: HARMONIX
When: Tuesday, 11 June, 9pm - 2am
Where: Hotel Figueroa Tangiers Room, 939 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
How: By Invite Only
Cost: FreeMore Info: Last year all the gaming elite were hunkered down in this 70s flashback den of iniquity. This year it's FANTASIA ... you can just imagine how they'll theme it...Bruno Mars...Mickey ears...magic broomsticks...What: TWITCH's BIRTHDAY BASH sponsored by QUALCOMM
When: Tuesday, 11 June, 9:30pm - 2am
Where: Belasco Theater, 1050 S Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
How: By Invite Only
Cost: FreeMore Info: Dress to impress as Twitch VIPs it up for their 2nd year birthday party! Full open bar with special guest DJ Daedelus at this swanky affair!What:  GAMESRADAR REMIX @ E3
When:  Tuesday, 11 June, 10-2am PT
Where:  Conga Room, LA LIVE, 800 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
How:  http://www.digitalfuture.com/e3party
Cost:  FreeMore Info:  Get thee to the lush lounge of the chic Conga Room, grab a drink at the open bar, then BLOW YOUR MIND with DJ NERVO & FAR EAST MOVEMENT!!Wednesday, 12 JuneWhat: SOE HAPPY HOUR
When: Wednesday, 11 June, 4-6pm
Where: LACC West Hall Booth #4800
How: RSVP shannon_knepp@bhimpact.com
Cost: FreeMore Info: ICYMI - reprise from Tuesday.What: THE LIQUID E3 PARTY BUS!
When: Wednesday, 12 June, 4:45pm - MIDNIGHT
Where: Departs front of LACC South Hall at 4:45pm, follow @liquidbus for party stops
How: http://bus.liquidadvertising.com (RSVP and boogie)
Cost: FreeMore Info: They've already won BEST E3 PARTY INVITE MUSIC! (Click here to experience why). Rock out in Liquid's pimped out motorhome with booze, munchies, and music, and then drift from party to party all night long in their cushy lounge on wheels. Destinations are invite only but there's epic boogie on the bus for party crashers who get bounced at the door.What: ANNUAL IGDA E3 MIXER
When: Wednesday, 12 June, 6-9pm
Where: Hotel Figueroa Tangiers Room, 939 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
How: http://www.facebook.com/igda.org
Cost: FreeMore Info: Meet up with your fellow game developers in the classy Moroccan atmosphere of the Figueroa Hotel. All welcome.What:  E3 PARTYLIST PARTY
When:  Wednesday, 12 June, 6pm PT
Where:  Hotel Figueroa Pool, 939 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
How: https://www.facebook.com/events/379800285472180
Cost:  FreeMore Info:  Meet up with the gang from the E3 PartyList for no-host cocktails before their E3 party crawl, then head over to the Belasco Theatre together for the first stop of the night: WIGI's S.T.E.A.M. Punk Party.What: E3 GGP (GAY GAMING PROFESSIONALS) GATHERING V
When: Wednesday, 12 June, 6-9pm
Where: HERE Lounge, 696 N. Robertson Blvd.,West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90069
How: https://www.facebook.com/groups/6628203394
Cost: FreeWhat:  WIGI S.T.E.A.M. PUNK PARTY @ E3
When:  Wednesday, 12 June, 7pm til midnight PT
Where:  Belasco Theater, 1050 S Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
How:  http://getwigi2013e3party-eanrecb.eventbrite.com
Cost:  Free with E3 badge or RSVPMore Info:  DJs and Live Acts! Scientific feats of technical engineering and artistic mathematics! Laser light show! WIGI is pulling out all the stops for their 5th Annual Women In Games International Party. Over 1000 attended last year. Don't miss it!What: SAINTS ROW IV PARTY
When: Wednesday, 12 June, 6-9pm
Where: Conga Room, LA LIVE, 800 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
How: By invite only
Cost: FreeWhat: WARGAMING!!!!
When: Wednesday, 12 June, 8pm-2am
Where: Exchange LA, 618 S Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
How: By invite only, pick up credentials at Wargaming Booth
Cost: FreeMore Info: Celebrating 15 incredible years, Wargaming will be tearing up Exchange LA with an amazing lineup of DJs, Zedd, Dillon Francis and Destructo. Many of us are still recovering from Wargaming's past events and you know this one will be off the charts as Wargaming marches on toward WORLD DOMINATION.Thursday, June 13

What: DIGITAL LA
When: Thursday, 13 June, 5-7pm
Where: Conga Room, LA LIVE, 800 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
How: http://dlaconga-es2.eventbrite.com
Cost: Free with E3 BadgeMore Info: It's only the beginning of the long goodbye. First up is this gathering of the New Hollywood crew from Digital LA.What: GAME DEV DRINK UP
When: Thursday, 13 June, 6-9pm
Where: Broadway Bar, 830 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
How: https://www.facebook.com/events/380193735423914
Cost: FreeMore Info: Then, have a drink on Twitch with your SF/LA friends drink on Twitch and high-five to a great show.What: CCP DUST 514 PARTY
When: Thursday, 13 June, 9pm-2am
Where: The Standard, 8300 Sunset Boulevard, Pool Deck & Cactus Lounge, Los Angeles, CA 90069
How: http://ccpsetsthestandard.eventbrite.com
Cost: FreeMore Info: Mix it up with the CCP devs, their spaceship pilots and hardy DUST mercs as they close out E3 on one of the most spectacular roofdecks in LA. Bump it it to the sounds of DJ Platurn and Einar from Steed Lord, then refuel on dreamy waterbed pods and gaze up at the stars with friends. Open bar and good times await!What: BEYOND 33
When: Thursday, 13 June, 9pm-2am
Where: 333 Live, 333 S Bolyston Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
How: http://beyond33.eventbrite.com
Cost: $15 before 10:30pm, E3 Badge & Cosplayers get $5 offMore Info: Pro Gamer Robert "Prod1gyX" Paz hosts Hip Hop Gamer, DJ Orbit, Frosty, and Fezhead to keep you dancing all night long with artwork by 8-bit Cubist and GAEMS.MEANWHILE IN SAN FRANCISCO!Monday, 10 JuneWhat: POCKET GAMER PARTY w NATIVEX @ WWDC
When: Monday, 10 June, 6-11:30pm
Where: Vessel, 85 Campton Place, San Francisco
How: http://pgwwdc.eventbrite.co.uk
Cost: Free, bring your business cardMore Info: The week of June 10th will be a manic one as E3 and WWDC go head-to-head. For those of you staying in San Francisco or not yet E3 bound, drop by for hosted drinks and tasty treats and talk all things Apple (while perhaps sneaking a peek at the E3 livestream).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pocket Gamer's events editor Martine Paris has you covered with yet another action-packed party list.

Keep up with her as she blogs the E3 & WWDC afterhours scene
@contentnow.Email her party tips at martine.paris@pocketgamer.co.uk.


Tech reporter Martine Paris covers trends across mobile, games, AR VR, wearables and IoT, the intersection of emerging tech, music, video and culture, and how to get featured, funded and monetized. You can typically find her at shows with a mic in her hand interviewing industry's leading voices. Follow her @contentnow.

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