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[East] PAX East Parties

RevGutterRevGutter Registered User regular
edited April 2012 in PAX Archive
For some reason this post from last year got moved to this thread. DO NOT go by any of the schedules i posted, used Krissta's fabulous schedule posted right under this one!
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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    PLEASE IGNORE THE POST ABOVE THIS ONE AS IT IS FROM 2011 NOT 2012!!!!

    So last year, I was able to attend two PAX parties by two gaming companies; the Rift party, then the Irrational get-together. I figured this would be a nice thread for any information on upcoming parties! Does anyone know of any, and when and where they are? :)

    Updated list of PAX parties! (Now with linky goodness.)

    Thursday:
    Harmonix and The Brattle - Scott Pilgrim vs The World 6:00 pm (The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138) tickets $6.75–$9.75
    Harmonix and The Brattle - Rock Band Night 9:00 pm (The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138) A combo ticket for ROCK BAND NIGHT & SCOTT PILGRIM together is $15 gen pub / $13 members & students. Admission to RBN only $7. No passes.

    Friday:
    World of Tanks One Year Anniversary Party (21+, OPEN BAR) 9:00 pm - 2:00 am (Rumor/Venu, 100 Warrenton Street, Boston, MA 02116)
    #VS - The PAX East 2012 Party & Mixer (RSVP via FB invite or bring a flyer from PAX) 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm (McFadden's Boston, 148 State Street, Boston, MA 02109)
    Square Enix: HITMAN: ABSOLUTION and Sleeping Dogs themed event (21+ and PAX badge required) Unknown time and unknown specific location (Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA)
    NAMCO BANDAI Games Presents ShiftyLook x Destructoid Party at PAX East (all ages, RSVP via Facebook invite) 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Commonwealth Ballroom, Westin Boston Waterfront)
    Gamers Gone Wild (21+) 8:00 pm - 2:00 am (Felt, 533 Washington St, Boston) Cover: $5 with PAX badge, $15 without PAX badge Gamers Gone Wild is canceled, as Felt has closed their doors. :(
    GLBTQA Gamer Meetup (all ages!) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Bocoup, 355 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210)
    Hawken PAX Party (invite only, sold out ) 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Jillian's Boston)

    Saturday:
    The Secret World Party (18+ until 11:30, 21+ thereafter; all guests must have received a reservation from the booth to enter the party) 8:30 pm - close (The District, 180 Lincoln Street, Boston, MA)
    Epic Games Cosplay Meetup 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (booth #1123 on the Expo floor)
    Sanshee: The Boston Tee Party (21+, via invite or PAX badge) 8:00 pm - 2:00 am (Vintage Lounge, 72 Broad Street, Boston, MA)
    Extra Credits (all ages featuring James Portnow, $5 cover charge) 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm (Atlantic Beer Garden, 146 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02210)
    Gay Gamer Meetup at Fritz (not sure about ages, call Fritz if interested to be sure!) 9:00 pm - ??? (Fritz, 26 Chandler St., Boston, MA)
    XMG Ghostbusters Party (21+) 9:30 pm - 1:30 am (MJ O'Connor's, 27 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA) "Swing by our booth (#134) and grab a wrist-band to get in since there’s a limited space."
    PAX East 2012 Cosplay Meet-up (www.irrationalgames.com/insider/pax-east-2012-cosplay-meet-up) unknown times (unknown location) Wear your Bioshock- or Bioshock: Infinite-themed costume on the floor on Saturday and hope that someone from Irrational thinks you look awesome to get an invite!
    Curse PAX East Party (18+, OPEN BAR for those who are 21+) 8:00 pm - 2:00 am, RSVP link
    Turbine Player Party (21+, invite only) 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Jillian’s Boston, directly across the street from Historic Fenway Park) Follow the directions on the webpage and hope you get picked!

    Sunday:
    Barcraft Boston (IPL 4; 18+) 2:30 pm - 11:30 pm (Good Life, 28 Kingston Street, Boston, MA)

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  • TheAggroCraigTheAggroCraig Ultimate Lucky Douchebag MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    Not sure if this qualifies as a party but:

    http://brattlefilm.org/2012/04/05/scott-pilgrim-vs-the-world-8/

    Harmonix is hosting an event at a movie theater nearby on the Thursday night. Scott Pilgrim showing followed by a Rock Band party basically.

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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    Awesome! And yes, to me, that counts as a party! ;)

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  • sillyzombie666sillyzombie666 massRegistered User regular
    yeah i would love to get to a few parties, last year i cam in Saturday and sundae morning to see every one with tons of odd swag and i was like ... wtf where did they get that .... the parties

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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    Yeah, I got two awesome posters from the Irrational party based on Bioshock: Infinite. Which reminds me, I still have to get those framed...

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  • FruhmannFruhmann Registered User regular
    Krissta wrote: »
    Yeah, I got two awesome posters from the Irrational party based on Bioshock: Infinite. Which reminds me, I still have to get those framed...

    i have those posters flattened in my garage!

    At Prime last year, the awesome parties were MTG Innistrad premiere party and the XCOM party. I didn't get out to the xcom one, but it sounded very appealing. Open bar, food, music, nerds.

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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Damn, the Irrational Games party was a ton of fun! Awesome food, awesome people, and free flowing Guinness.

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  • zombiechronzombiechron Registered User regular
    This all sounds fun, I would like to know more

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    Not sure if this qualifies as a party but:

    http://brattlefilm.org/2012/04/05/scott-pilgrim-vs-the-world-8/

    Harmonix is hosting an event at a movie theater nearby on the Thursday night. Scott Pilgrim showing followed by a Rock Band party basically.

    If this was any other night I would've went. I love Scott Pilgrim.

    Yea, any parties with an open bar...I would love to learn more. Ha.

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  • StrangeStaticStrangeStatic Registered User
    Last year there was a Brink preview party. That was pretty cool.

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  • lucazzolucazzo Registered User regular
    Your truly and the peeps of DigitalNoob.com (formerly SFX-360.com) are once again doing Gamers Gone Wild on Friday. Most info is here http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/155355

    Hoping to see the lot of you!

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  • FrugusFrugus Podcaster Registered User regular
    Damn... that Rock Band party would be worth the trip alone I bet!

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  • FrugusFrugus Podcaster Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Damn accidental redoublepost-ings

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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    lucazzo wrote: »
    Your truly and the peeps of DigitalNoob.com (formerly SFX-360.com) are once again doing Gamers Gone Wild on Friday. Most info is here http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/155355

    Hoping to see the lot of you!
    Nice! Thanks for the info! :)

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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    I bet that 38 Studios will have a party now that Kingdoms of Amular: Reckoning is out.

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  • JerYnkFanJerYnkFan Registered User regular
    I wonder if Turbine is going to host another party as well

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  • ThemiscyraThemiscyra Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Well, hell, if we're not just talking about corporate parties here, the GLBTQA gamer meetup is running from 6 to 9 pm on Friday over at Bocoup. You can find out more at the event homepage and there's a discussion thread here as well.

    We're pretty close to our original cap, but I have a LITTLE wiggle room, so I may release a few more tickets before all is said and done. (And if anyone contacts me to cancel, I'll definitely put those tickets back in the pool.)

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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    Themiscyra wrote: »
    Well, hell, if we're not just talking about corporate parties here, the GLBTQA gamer meetup is running from 6 to 9 pm over at Bocoup. You can find out more at the event homepage and there's a discussion thread here as well.

    We're pretty close to our original cap, but I have a LITTLE wiggle room, so I may release a few more tickets before all is said and done. (And if anyone contacts me to cancel, I'll definitely put those tickets back in the pool.)
    Fantastic! Thanks for posting this! :)

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  • JohnnyciscoJohnnycisco Registered User regular
    IGNs parties are usual quite awesome! i have not missed one at East yet and the one at NYCC was also great. they have not said anything yet but im sure its coming

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  • MrGone1980MrGone1980 Registered User regular
    @Themiscyra: the GLBTQA thing sounds pretty cool (I'd be an "A") but kinda bummed that there's no drinking, it's why I didn't bite. What's happening at the gathering aside from Rock Band?

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  • ThemiscyraThemiscyra Registered User regular
    MrGone1980 wrote: »
    @Themiscyra: the GLBTQA thing sounds pretty cool (I'd be an "A") but kinda bummed that there's no drinking, it's why I didn't bite. What's happening at the gathering aside from Rock Band?
    Unfortunately I'm just not up for handling the logistics of an all-ages event with booze. It's something I'll try to keep in mind for next year, but I organized this event after seeing too many friends and colleagues turned away from 21+ parties at PAX East and other cons. I just didn't want to leave anyone out. Last year, of course, we were at an actual restaurant, and it was on them to check IDs and such...but that's just not how things worked out this year.

    Aside from Rock Band, though, the real draw here is the chance to meet and mingle with gamers, press and industry pros - including some locals who won't be at the con. I'm still working on the event, and I'd urge you to keep an eye on the homepage and my Twitter feed for further developments - I'm hoping to have some more news soon. Regardless, I think it'll be a fun time even without booze - and there's always the possibility of an afterparty if anyone is so inclined.

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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    MrGone1980 wrote: »
    @Themiscyra: the GLBTQA thing sounds pretty cool (I'd be an "A") but kinda bummed that there's no drinking, it's why I didn't bite. What's happening at the gathering aside from Rock Band?

    Yeah, I hate to say it, but ditto. I don't drink very often, but I specifically make it a point to at PAX. :) haha

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  • ukiyo eukiyo e Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    A word of warning: the bigger industry parties will fill up fast. Treat them like a popular panel and show up early. A lot of people were turned away from the Brink party last year.

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  • MMMigMMMig Registered User regular
    Informative thread.
    Party-related thread.


    Best thread.

    Witty signature comment goes here...

    wra
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  • DeathJest3rDeathJest3r Registered User regular
    I still think of this strip whenever anyone mentions a PAX Party.

    http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/08/27

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  • ukiyo eukiyo e Registered User regular
    I still think of this strip whenever anyone mentions a PAX Party.

    http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/08/27

    My minor claim to fame: I made the spoof craigslist ad about mariokart that they mention in the news post for that comic.

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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    ukiyo e wrote: »
    A word of warning: the bigger industry parties will fill up fast. Treat them like a popular panel and show up early. A lot of people were turned away from the Brink party last year.
    Totally agree. I like to go early, anyways, so it's not a huge deal for me. :)

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  • ThreefiddieThreefiddie Registered User
    Was at the Rift party last year, insane! Drinking free patron margaritas all night.

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  • FruhmannFruhmann Registered User regular
    lets be sure to get some days, times and locations on here.

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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    Was at the Rift party last year, insane! Drinking free patron margaritas all night.

    I agree, the Rift party will be hard to beat! I ordered a cosmo, and I almost choked when he picked up a bottle of Grey Goose vodka. Open top-shelf bar FTW! (As you can tell by my avatar, I had a good time that night.)

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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Fruhmann wrote: »
    lets be sure to get some days, times and locations on here.

    Exactly what I'm hoping for. Updated the OP with specific-info goodness!

    Krissta on
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  • gfishgfish Registered User regular
    Some of you hooligans show up in all my favourite threads. I shall give unto you boozy goodness anon we encounter each other.

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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    WHOAAAA! Holy awesomeness. Just announced:

    Cosplay meet-up. "Irrational Games's staff will be ealking the show floor all day Saturday in search of Bioshock- and Bioshock: Infinite-themed cosplayers. If we spot you--and we think your costume is awesome--you'll be given a wristband with instructions on how to attend the meet-up. This is your chance to become immortalized in our costume hall of fame. As an added bonus, G4's X-Play will be there with their cameras to capture the festivities so make sure you're TV ready!"

    irrationalgames.com/insider/pax-east-2012-cosplay-meet-up/

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  • tvethiopiatvethiopia Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Krissta wrote: »
    WHOAAAA! Holy awesomeness. Just announced:

    Cosplay meet-up. "Irrational Games's staff will be ealking the show floor all day Saturday in search of Bioshock- and Bioshock: Infinite-themed cosplayers. If we spot you--and we think your costume is awesome--you'll be given a wristband with instructions on how to attend the meet-up. This is your chance to become immortalized in our costume hall of fame. As an added bonus, G4's X-Play will be there with their cameras to capture the festivities so make sure you're TV ready!"

    irrationalgames.com/insider/pax-east-2012-cosplay-meet-up/

    NO WAY. i will be attending with a friend who is cosplaying a big daddy from bioshock 2 with his 9-yr-old daughter dressed as a little sister. they are a total shoe-in.

    edit: also, saturday is his daughter's birthday. best birthday EVER!

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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    Oh my goodness! That is so wonderful! :)

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  • KailKail Registered User
    This list is great thanks!

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  • FruhmannFruhmann Registered User regular
    is there any way to list which parties and open bar/buffet? a girls got to eat and get her swagger on, nah mean?

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  • dalaamprincedalaamprince Registered User regular
    Namco Bandai has a mobile game coming out (Rocket Fox) that will be demo'ed at East. Destructoid is teaming up with them to throw a party someplace at some time (descriptive, I know). Hamza from Dtoid says more details are coming soon.
    http://www.destructoid.com/new-alien-confidential-rocket-fox-games-comics-coming-223228.phtml

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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    Fruhmann wrote: »
    is there any way to list which parties and open bar/buffet? a girls got to eat and get her swagger on, nah mean?

    I hear ya! I'll specifically put "OPEN BAR" for those that are. :) (Yeah, those will be high on my list.)

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