UPDATE: NEW LOCATION, NO DRESS CODE, NO COVER (Look at bottom of post for new location) Also: NEW FLIER!
Sorry in advance for the loooong post, but I just wanted to stop by and invite the PAX Community to Gamers Gone Wild.
PAX East 2011 is right around the corner, and with PAX comes the 2nd annual Gamers Gone Wild. It’s going to be a party of epic proportions for gamers of all walks of life (Provided they’re 21+). Running from 8 PM until 2 AM Friday March 11th get ready to dance, game, and otherwise party the night away while three awesome DJ’s spin some of the hottest tracks all night long.
Who are these legends of the turn tables? None other than:
) - His 20 year career in the mix has taken him from New York to California to DC. Bringing his love for music and passion for making people move, he spins genres as diverse as trance, house, reggae, hip-hop, and electro. DJ Spin has opened for such artists as Natasha Beddingfield, T-Pain, Brooke Hogan, Mario Vasquez, Cassie, Kat Deluna, Paul Wall, and Rhianna. Currently obsessed with the deep grooves of electro house ... he is always making noise!
) -- From Woodbridge, VA DJ Xyande spins some of the craziest video game music remixes you can find. A gamer his entire life, he started remixing video game music has a hobby and it took off. When he’s not djing he’s a member of the H2O Clan and plays in MLG Tournaments.
And last but not least, a man who needs no introduction, The Domfather himself will be headlining the event, the one the only, the legendary:
: Best known as the voice of Dominic Santiago in the Gears of Wars Series, he has also done the voice of Leonardo Da Vinci in Assassins Creed 2 and Don Michael Corleone The Godfather 2, and the list goes on and on.
When hes not voice acting in some of the most well known titles in modern gaming he’s also a fantastic DJ. The Domfather will be at Gamers Gone Wild, not just to hang out this year, but to DJ for an hour. So dance the night away and let the Domfather serenade you with the best in music.
Beat The Pros Challenge
While the music plays take a minute to ask yourself “Can I beat fatal1ty and prod1gyx in video games?” then step up to the challenge and be a contender against the two of them in the Beat The Pro Challenge.
Along with challenging those two titans, if you can beat our Mystery Pro in Street Fighter 2 you can take home a Street Fighter 2 arcade cabinet. Be the envy of your friends and neighbors, when you have this classic of the arcade in your living room!
After you’ve played against these three gaming greats, take a minute unwind on the 3rd floor in the Gamers Haven, from Game Underground (http://www.gameunderground.com
). It will be free play area where you can play some of your favorite games while you relax in style.
Along with the kicking beats, thumping bass, and other entertainment we have a giant list of sponsors providing swag, contests, raffles and more. From the big boys to the indie companies, the full list of sponsors includes:
• Epic Games
• 2k Games
• Twisted Pixel
• Astro Gaming
• Mad Catz
• Gunnar Optiks
• Game Helmets
• Omega Case Mods
• Xtend Play
• pdp gaming
• Think Geek
• Project Gaems
• Project Triforce
• Beyond Gaming
• Spirit Hoods
• Game Underground
• Unveil NYC
We’ll be giving away 2 Vaults from Calibur 11 and 2 Customized Helmets from Exomechs. Vaults go around the outside of your console, look generally awesome, and keep it protected in the event of an accidental fall. The helmets, well they go on your head, and allow you to run around in imagination land looking like a badass.
As for swag, we’ll have 1000 swag bags provided by Unveil NYC, filled with assorted swag from Unveil NYC and the rest of our sponsors, so get there early because the swag bags are first come first serve, and will be packed with the coolness.
We’re also going to have three raffles for some amazing stuff, one raffle to benefit Childs Play and one to benefit four different wildlife charities.
The first raffle Is a one of a kind Gamers Gone Wild skinned PS3, from Beyond Gaming. The profits of the raffle will go to Childs Play. Represent SFX while you play, and brag about your luck to everyone, but make sure to mention you got it from SFX-360.
Make sure to check out the amazing Tron Xbox from Omega Case Mods with all of the profits from the raffle going to Childs Play (http://www.childsplaycharity.org
) so support a great cause while you party, and maybe you too can win!
Spirit Hoods has also donated 8 different hoods to raffle off with the proceeds benefiting: Polar Bear International (http://www.polarbearsinternational.org
), Snow Leopard Conservancy (http://www.snowleopardconservancy.org
), Wolf Hollow (http://www.wolfhollowipswich.org
), and Pandas International (http://www.pandasinternational.org
). So if you love animals, the raffle will only run you $5 a ticket, and that can not only win you a sweet Spirit Hood, but help some animals.
So not only is Gamers Gone Wild a place to party, but it’s a place to give back to the world while you do it.
Get there early, because it all kicks off at 8 PM. With four floors of entertainment, industry professionals and gamers partying arm in arm, Gamers Gone Wild is aiming to blow the roof of of The Felt.
How much will this fantastic night of fun cost you? $10? $15? How does free sound, because that’s what it is.
And finally, if you cant make it to Boston this year, you can still watch the festivities. Justin.TV will be streaming Gamers Gone Wild LIVE on their front page the entire night!
You can find the Felt at:
533 Washington Street, Boston, MA
And check it out online, http://www.feltboston.com
Be sure to pay attention to SFX-360.com and 2old2play for more information.
You can find those sites at:
We look forward to seeing you there.
To anyone in a wheelchair, I emailed the Felt about wheelchair accessibility, this was their reply:
Felt does have an elevator that we can use for handicapped customers. We don't really use the elevator regularly for everyone, but we are happy to use it for handicap access