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Monday, May 26, 2014

E3 Party and Event Guide 2014

Check back at this guide regularly as it will be updated with more events as more info and news comes out on all the amazing events surrounding E3 in LA.

Play Nintendo Tour

June 6-8

Westfield Culver City

6000 Sepulveda Blvd.

Culver City, CA  90230-6482

"Guests will enjoy whimsical-themed gaming zones filled with iconic items like banana-shaped seats in the Donkey Kong area, a giant Poké Ball in the Pokémon section and Yoshi egg chairs in Yoshi’s island. Attendees will also have the chance to meet costumed characters Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong and Kirby."

GAME OVER – Art Inspired by Games
June 7 – June 18th, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 7, 6:30-10 PM

2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025
Giant Robot is having a game art show and game night all in one June 7, just a few days before E3. I guess they're getting the early crowd who are making E3 more than just a business vacation, but also a vacation vacation.

"Experience, KYOTO WILD by Teddy Diefenbach is a 4 player weapons battle, SCRATCH RACE by Messhof is a one button velodrome racing game, and experience Ben Vancee’s THE PACK with Art by Rob Sato Works."

Microsoft Store Pre-E3 Event 
Sunday, June 8 from 1-3pm, line opens at 11am
Century City Microsoft Store

"Have you always wanted to attend the Xbox E3 Media Briefing? This is your chance! One hundred people who attend this event at the Century City Microsoft Store will be granted access (via raffle) to Monday’s Xbox E3 Media Briefing event and Xbox: E3 Briefing Post Show. While you’re at the Microsoft Store, go hands on with ID@Xbox titles as a sneak peek of what’s on the E3 show floor – before E3 even gets underway. W"
Xbox E3 Media Briefing ticket raffle details (read carefully!):
The line for the Xbox E3 Media Briefing ticket raffle opens at 11am in the courtyard on the side of LensCrafters near the Microsoft store at Century City mall (there will be signs directing you from the Microsoft Store). Camping is not allowed (or necessary!). Every person who enters the line beginning at 11am will receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win an Xbox E3 Media Briefing pass.
100 winners will be selected via raffle for a pass to the E3 Media Briefing:
  • We will have a raffle drawings every 15 minutes after the line opens at 11am until 12:45pm.
  • First raffle: 11:15am
  • Last raffle: 12:45pm
IMPORTANT NOTE: You must be 18 to attend the press briefing. No exceptions – ID will be checked!

Astro Gaming Pre-E3 Party
The Line Hotel Lobby, 3515 Wilshire BLVD, Los Angeles

Uplay Lounge
June 9-12
The Standard Hotel
Must Register to be chosen, 1,000+ uPlay members will make it in

"More than a thousand members will be able to, for example, enjoy a hands-on experience of Ubisoft’s E3 line-up and other titles or talk to Ubisoft’s development teams about their favorite games.  The Uplay lounge will be located at The Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. For those not able to be in Los Angeles, a version of the lounge experience will be available via, an immersive website that will feature exclusive content, live streaming on Twitch -- including online chats with Ubisoft’s development teams -- and more"

Monday, June 9 at 7:00pm
The Well 1006 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, California 90015
DJ sets by Daedelus × Chrome Canyon × Arcane Kids •
Performance by Doseone
Visuals by Sam Newell • Johnny Woods • Daniel Rehn
Playable Videogames from Devolver Digital!
An Unwinnable Event / Food by Starry Kitchen / Proceeds benefit LA Game Space

Retro Game Gauntlet
Jun 9 at 8:00pm to Jun 10 at 12:00pm
Pehrspace 325 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

"FIVE RANDOM GAMES: We will choose five random games ranging from NES to PSX era consoles. Anything goes so be prepared.

ONE ROUND EACH: You will get one shot at each game to rack up a high score, fast lap time, quick knockout, or anything the game might require.

RANK UP: Each score will be recorded and ranked against the other competitors. High placements earn more points in the Gauntlet.

WINNERS DON'T USE DRUGS: We'll have some prizes available for the top placers, duh!"

"In honor of E3, join your favorite comedians and fellow gamer brethren in a conversation about consoles, save files and Joust... oh sweet, JOUST!


Iam8bit sets itself up for gamers and developers to come on in during E3 with The Future of Gaming. This exhibit will have "Industry Luminaries and Renowned Artists Conceptualize The Future of Videogames." I'm just glad they didn't use the term "thought leaders".

Opening Reception
Tuesday, June 10
7 to 11pm 
Open throughout E3
2147 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
Visually one wonders how it will look inside and how exactly will the theories of such well known gaming authorities be shown. Old favorites of iam8bit's art pool are back like Nicole Gustafsson and Jude Buffum.

Big Indie Pitch at E3 with ZQGame, GREE & Samsung US 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bottle Rock 1050 S. Flower St Los AngelesCA , US 90015
Free, RSVP

"Taking place in the trendy Bottle Rock venue in the heart of the city, the pitch is the perfect chance to get your game into the hands of leading journalists from across the world. Handing you 3 minutes with each journalist, attendees will get to sell the strength of their game as well as receiving invaluable feedback on how to take their idea further."

★ Pocket Gamer Mobile Mixer at E3 ★ LA ★ ZQGame & Everyplay ★ 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 8:00 PM
Bottle Rock 1050 S. Flower St Los AngelesCA , US 90015
Free, RSVP

Super Smash Bros. Invitational
Tuesday, June 10
9:30am bracelets, 2:30pm entry 4pm event begins
Nokia Theatre
First 3,000 free entry

The newest Super Smash Bros game will take over the Nokia Theatre here in LA. 16 "skilled" players will fight it out, TTDILA assumes they'll be some form of celebrities battling out as these 16 fighters have yet to be announced. This place holds 7,100, so other seats go to E3 peeps only possibly.

E3 2014 reddit meetup!
Tuesday, June 10, 
4:00 PM
Hotel Figueroa Veranda Bar
939 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

"Gotta continue the tradition- this will be our 5th annual official reddit E3 meetup!" 

Digital LA - E3 Digital Drinks @ Continental Club
Wednesday, June 11
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
FREE to attend when you flash your E3 pass, just register so you're on our list.
Or if u don't have an E3 pass: Register with $10.

"Join us for our Digital Drinks during E3 at the new Continental Club in downtown LA. Catch up with friends u didn't get a chance to find / meet on the show floor. Trade notes with fellow attendees and friends on your fave E3 news, parties, etc. Cash bar.  Drink specials available for our group when you like the Continental Club facebook page."

Tuesday, June 10 6:00pm

707 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, California 90013
8BitLA, SoftEgg, & EightyTwo Present
FREE E3 PARTY (no badge required)
Featuring live chiptune music from...
Chibi-Tech (
Legendary chiptune / videogame composer from Japan performing in Los Angeles for her first time ever!!!
Space Boyfriend (
Timon Marmex (
Trash80 (
Space Town Savior (
and DJ SysOp!!! (

Drinks, a fantastic collection of top notch classic arcade and pinball games, and a night of truly incredible chiptune music at the fabulous brand new EightyTwo bar / arcade in Downtown Los Angeles. This is NOT an event to be missed!! 

The Mix LA 5
Tuesday, June 10,  7:00pm - 11:00pm
Ten Ten Wilshire 1010 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Must Register, Free 
IndieCade comes early this year, have a chance to look at indie titles with their creators.

Sunset Overdrive Event hosted by Major Nelson
Wednesday, June 11 from 6 – 9pm
Century City Microsoft store

"Insomniac Games is taking the Sunset Overdrive E3 show floor experience outside of the LA Convention Center for one night only! Join us at the Century City Microsoft store to be among the first gamers to go hands on with this upcoming Xbox One exclusive. Attendees will also have the chance to meet the Insomniacs that make Sunset Overdrive and Xbox Live’s Major Nelson. Ice cold Overcharge Delirium XT awaits! (Yes, seriously)"

PG's E3 Party with Gamevil & Chukong Technologies
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Belasco Theater - The Ballroom
1050 S. Hill Street Los Angeles , CA 90015
Free, RSVP 

Hawaiian-themed party to network at.

Video Games Live:

Bonus Round
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 - 8:00PM 
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
$25.95 - $75.95

Video Games Live has a special concert for LA residents just in time for E3, songs confirmed for the show will be coming from Cave Story and Journey. 

 Omnia Presents #LevelUpE3 After Party
 Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM
 Suede Bar & Lounge
404 S Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA 90071

"Join us after E3 for an exclusive red carpet event at Suede Bar & Lounge! There will be free drinks and food from 8PM-10PM, but the party will rage on until 2AM!"

Wednesday, June 11 from 4 p.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday, June 14 from Noon–5 p.m.
Best Buy
10799 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Phone: 310-204-2147

"The four-player demo of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U lets players battle it out against one another using their favorite characters from fan-favorite video game franchises like Pokémon, Super Mario Bros., Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog and The Legend of Zelda.
In addition to the action-filled demo, the first 70 attendees who pre-order Super Smash Bros. for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS at each event will receive a rare collectible Super Smash Bros. gold coin (one per customer, while supplies last). As a bonus offer, people will get a $5 My Best Buy Rewards Zone certificate when they both pre-order and pick up their game upon release"

VRLA E3 Mixer
Wednesday, June 11, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
929 S BroadwayLos Angeles, CA 90015

"You’re invited to the first annual Virtual Reality Los Angeles E3 Mixer! Join us for a night of VR fun in downtown LA, just a few blocks from E3. Mix and mingle with fellow VR enthusiasts and discover VR games you won’t find on the show floor."

Deep Silver Top Secret Party
Wednesday, June 11, 6-10pm
The Conga Room, 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles 90015

Thursday, June 12
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Los Angeles Convention Center

Streepass LA wants your miis. You want their miis. Come together near E3 and literally connect with other gamers.

Thursday, June 12 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Broadway Bar
830 Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90014
"This month we celebrate E3 with our annual DrinkUp in Downtown LA. If you’ll be attending E3 this year, we encourage you to join us for a special evening of free drinks from Twitch [first 50 in the door], raffles and a special DJ set with chiptune and nerdcore hip-hop artist, MegaRan!"

 EPIC E3 EVENT! The Legend of Heroes XIII Launch Party! sold out 
Twitch Bootie Mashup Party @ E3: Featuring DJ's A+D!sold out
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