Monday, June 15, 2015

E3 Party and Events Guide 2015 Updated

Once again, here's this week's guide to all the events and parties in LA happening for E3.

Monday, June 15, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
O Dae San
2889 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90006
$30, limited seats left 
All-you-can eat Korean BBQ with fellow E3-goers.

Rock Band 4 Preview Party 
Tuesday, June 16, 5pm - 11:00pm 
The Mayan
1038 S Hill St Los Angeles, CA 90015

Rock Band 4 Preview Party:
  • Be the first fans in the world to play Rock Band 4, including new features we'll be announcing that week!
  • Hang out with Harmonix developers – the people who actually MAKE Rock Band 4!
  • Get quality Rock Band swag right at the front door, just for showing up!
  • Premium hardware giveaways from our publishing partners, Mad Catz!
  • Two drink tickets per person!
The Official Azubu E3 Party
Tuesday, June 16, 8:00pm
The Standard 550 South Flower at 6th St.  Los Angeles, CA  90071
Free, RSVP

The Standard Downtown LA is our spot for a night of fun and excitement. Join headlining act Adventure Club, and partners Loot Crate, G2A, Logitech, HyperX, and Summoner’s Café for an evening you’ll never forget. Prepare yourself, this is going to be epic!

PC Gaming Show After Party
Tuesday, June 16, 10:00pm
Belasco Theater, Downtown LA
1050 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA
21+ Only

Press Start to Party at E3
Tuesday, June 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hudson Loft
1200 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Free, RSVP

You'll get to experience new Amazon Fire TV games, showcase your skills in our Crossy Road challenges, attempt to win prizes and be one of the first to preview Gunsport on Amazon Fire TV. We may also have a trick or two up our sleeves. You can't possibly want more. Except maybe boozy slushy drinks... which we also have.

Mobile Publisher Networking Dinner @ E3
Tuesday, June 16,  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tom's Urban
1011 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015
Free, RSVP

SoCal publisher unite.

Tuesday, June 16 from 8pm to 1am
Five Star Bar DTLA, 2637 S Main St, LA

Wednesday,  June 17, 6:30 - 11:00pm
800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 
Free, RSVP

On June 17th 2015 E3, The Media Indie Exchange (MIX) in conjunction with their sponsor IGN  are showcasing demos for a range of indie games from some of the most talented developers in the indie community. The focus is great Games, Energetic Indies, Press personalities and Industr Pros.

E3 Demo Night
Presented by IndieCade and KO_OP
Wednesday,  June 17, 8pm
Glitch City LA 8714 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

A mix of diverse voices presenting 5-minute talks to inspire, entertain and teach. Featuring: Lisa Brown, Corazon del Sol, Omowale Oniyide, Matt Conn, Paloma Dawkins, Erich Meyr, Casey Hunt, Natalie Sun, Charles Babb, Chrysanthe Oltmann, Alex Preston

Pocket Gamer Party @ E3 with Chukong Technologies & Rovio Stars
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Broadway 830 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014
Free, RSVP
If you’re a developer looking to get coverage for your game, the Rovio Stars team and three prominent Youtubers will be in attendance as they look out for cool stuff to cover. They include:

Wednesday, June 17, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, California 90015
An official StreetpassLA meet up to get those extra Mii's puzzle pieces. Thearhythm Competition
Evolve Proving Grounds Community Pre-Show Event
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT) 
Club Nokia 800 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90015
Free, RSVP

Activities include:
  • Meet & Greet with TRS 
  • Poster Signing
  • Photo Opportunity with TRS Devs & Caira
  • Giveaways
    • Raffling off one Evolve branded Xbox One
    • Four Evolve branded Xbox One controllers
    • Two Art of Evolve books signed by the team at Turtle Rock Studios
  • Arena Mode matches
    • Community* vs. TRS devs
  • A special anouncement (see below)

Wednesday, June 17, 8:00pm
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
777 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, California 90015
$49.95 - $175
Enjoy music from fourteen Final Fantasy games from the Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra. Distant Worlds was a strange name for a Final Fantasy concert series, but what isn't strange is hearing classic melodies from the games right across from E.

*I just want to remind readers not to go to the Final Fantasy concert as I've attended no event at that Theater that didn't bore me and the security wastes your time, is stupid and won't let you leave once you enter the theater for your car or any other reason.

Psychonauts 10th Anniversary
Wednesday, June 17
 7:00pm - 10:00pm

2147 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
It may have helped kill Majesco, but hey...still fun to play back then...
Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the much-beloved video game "Psychonauts."

E3 Unreal Engine Meet & Greet @ GamePipe Labs
Wednesday, June 17, 7pm
USC GamePipe Laboratory
746 W Adams Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90089
Free, RSVP

Please join Epic Games at the USC GamePipe Laboratory to celebrate the LA development scene with an evening of Unreal Engine demos, VR demos, great conversation, La Taquiza's famous taquitos and frosty cold beverages!

PlayStation E3 Community Event
Wednesday, June 17th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
L.A. Convention Center (at Figueroa and Pico)

 Just look for the MLB The Show “Trophy House” tent.
You’ll meet San Diego Studios developers and be among to first to play:
  • MLB 15 The Show
  • Drawn To Death
  • Guns Up!
  • Killstrain

Nintendo Access: Mario Maker at Best Buy
Wednesday, June 17, and Saturday, June 20 noon-5 p.m. local time
Multiple Best Buy Locations

On two days during the week of E3, participating Best Buy locations will open their doors to let fans try out the upcoming Mario Maker game for the Wii U console. Attendees will receive a sweet 30th anniversary Super Mario Bros. pin while supplies last.

iam8bit 10th Anniversary Art Show
Opening Thursday, June 18, 7-11 p.m
June 18 - July 5
2147 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
On the last day of E3 we will see the 10th Anniversary Art Show of iam8bit. I congratulate iam8bit on the years of impressive events that have delighted the fans of LA and abroad. My hats off to the whole crew, you've made something special with terrible parking around a gallery that's near a fire station.
What's in store for  long time fans is a huge collection of art from long time artists of the gallery. 150 new pieces will be on display from 100 artists, including old time fava like Jude Buffum, Gabe Swar, Philip Tseng, Cory Schmitz and more. These pieces will all be in the theme of classic video games.

8bitLA Presents
Friday, June 19, 9pm
The Smell
247 S Main Los Angeles CA

All Ages 


Slime Girls
Paladin Shield
Buried For A Day


You're right next to the Los Angeles Film Festival, showing off some special hard to find films and the only 4DX theater in the US, which has more than just 3D going on.

Hollywood, it's ugly, so step into the beautiful Hollywood Chinese Theater with the only laser projection in the US. Not that far down on Sunset is the Cinerama Dome a fantastic theater part of the aright that has an even wider screen than the Chinese's IMAX.

World 8 
The best indie game store in LA a few miles fro mE3, if you need an older game for some sort of reason, come here.

Even more events here