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The PAX [PRIME] 2011 party list!

vhallanvhallan Registered User regular
edited August 2011 in PAX Archive
Hey everyone,

I'm keeping tabs on all of the cool parties going on at PAX. I've got a list going and I thought I would share. If you hear about other cool parties or meetups going down at PAX, feel free to post it here and I'll add it to the OP. Sorry to the mods if a thread like this already exists... I couldn't find one so I thought I would start one.

These are all 3rd party meetups/parties *not* officially affiliated with PAX. Some of them are sponsored by game companies, some by PAX attendees wanting to have fun and meet other gamers. I've tried to list the essential info here, with links to the details for interested parties. I'm not listing sold out parties or entirely exclusive parties.... if it's on this thread, as of *right now* you can still get in. If I cross it out then it is sold out.

For those of you who facebook, there is a facebook group with the same list seen here, run by myself: http://www.facebook.com/groups/254263691262980/

Also, a PAX party twitter NOT run by myself where I got a lot of my info: http://twitter.com/#!/paxparties


WHAT: Gamma Ray Game Store's 'PAX Welcome to Seattle'
(partnered with The Capitol Club & The Children of the Atom to bring you gaming, tacos & comedy)
AGES: 21+
COST: Free, drink specials at the bar
WHEN: Thursday Aug 25th, 5pm-12am
WHERE: Capitol Club
WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=249047091801950

WHAT: Pre-PAX community party
AGES: 21+
COST: Free
WHEN: 8pm-12am
WHERE: Taphouse Grill, 1506 6th ave
WEBPAGE: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news-2233-2nd-Annual-Pre-Pax-Community-Party--August-25th--2011.html

WHAT: Super Friends Indie Mixer at PAX Prime!
AGES: Not listed
COST: Free
WHEN: 8pm-12am
WHERE: Gameworks
WEBPAGE: http://www.destructoid.com/join-us-for-the-super-friends-indie-mixer-at-pax-prime--209416.phtml

WHAT: Pre-PAX board game meetup
AGES: All ages
Cost: Free (but please tip that waitresses)
When: 7:30 pm - 2:00 am Thursday
Where: Sheraton near the convention center
Thread : http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/144164/pre-and-post-pax-boardgame-get-together-update-august-8th/p1

WHAT: Pre-PAX dinner
AGES: All ages
Cost: Free (pay for your food)
When: 10:45pm
Where: Hurricane Cafe 2230 7th Ave (between Blanchard St & Bell St)
WEBPAGE: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/146803/prime-a-late-pre-pax-dinner-not-the-pre-pax-dinner

WHAT: Pre Pax Bowling Party
AGES: All ages
BADGE NEEDED? No, but buying a ticket in advance is.
COST: $20
WHEN: 8pm - 1am
WHERE: Garage Bowling and Billiards, 1130 Broadway Ave
WEBPAGE: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=150581841681461

WHAT: Pre PAX Hookah Meetup
AGES: 18+ (it *is* a smoking event)
BADGE NEEDED? Don't think so
COST: 5 dollar lifetime membership for the venue, and the host says that "we'll probably all be pitching in and sharing to cut the costs which will allow us to be there longer"
WHEN: 8pm-2am
WHERE: The Cobra Lounge Seattle 1122 E. Madison St Suite 102
WEBPAGE: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=251568974868533

WHAT: Fear and loathing on the bar crawl 2011
AGES: 21+
COST: Pay for your own booze
WHEN: 9:30pm-2am
WHERE: Unicorn seattle 1118 E Pike St (starting, it will move around)
WEBPAGE: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/comment/20126994


WHAT: City of Heroes Freedom Player Meet & Greet 2011
AGES: 18+
COST: Free
WHEN: Friday, August 26, 6:00pm-10pm
WHERE: Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant (located in the Red Lion Hotel) - 1415 5th Avenue, Seattle
WEBSITE1: http://us.ncsoft.com/en/events/pax-2011.html#cohMeet
WEBSITE2: http://na.cityofheroes.com/en/news/news_archive/city_of_heroes_is_coming_to_pax_prime_2011.php

WHAT: Machinima Party
AGES: 21+
COST: Free
WHEN: 7pm-10pm
WHERE: The Diller room, 1224 1st ave
WEBPAGE: http://blog.machinima.com/insidegaming/2011/08/22/party-with-machinima-at-pax/

WHAT: IGN/1UP Meet and Greet
AGES: All I think
BADGE NEEDED? I don't think so.
COST: Free
WHEN: Friday August 26th 6-10PM
WHERE: The 2nd floor of Gameworks (1511 7th Avenue)
WEBPAGE: http://games.ign.com/articles/118/1188959p1.html

WHAT: Turbine/LOTRO Party
AGES: 21+
BADGE NEEDED? No (rsvp needed)
COST: Free
WHEN: Not listed (said to be on friday)
WHERE: Not listed
WEBPAGE: http://www.casualstrolltomordor.com/2011/08/turbine-party-at-pax-prime/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+cstmfeed+(A+Casual+Stroll+to+Mordor+Blog)

WHAT: Sarcastic Gamer's 4th annual PAXtra Life Party
AGES: 21+ (open bar)
COST: $36 (for charity, includes T-shirt)
WHEN: 9pm-2am (open bar stops at 12)
WHERE: FOX SPORTS GRILL, 1522 6th Avenue
WEBPAGE: http://www.splitreason.com/product/sarcasticgamer/967

WHAT: PAX Afterparty hosted by Fangamer.com w/ The Protomen
AGES: All ages
BADGE NEEDED? If you pay for a ticket, no.
COST: $15 (PAX badges get in free! (If you pay for a ticket you will be guranteed a spot)
WHEN: Friday starting at 8pm
WHERE: El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. East
WEBPAGE: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=183972174995870

WHAT: Alienware Afterparty at Trinity Nightclub
AGES: 21+
COST: Free
WHEN: 8:30pm-2am
WHERE: Trinity Nightclub
WEBPAGE: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/147052/alienware-afterparty-at-trinity-nightclub-friday-82611

WHAT: Trion Community Party
AGES: Not listed
BADGE NEEDED? No, but you must stop by the booth *or* email community@riftgame.com.
COST: Free
WHEN: Not listed
WHERE: Not listed
WEBPAGE: http://forums.riftgame.com/official-rift-news/news-announcements/238128-coming-pax-prime-run-dungeon-your-guild-just-party-us.html


WHAT: Zombie Studios Blacklight: Retribution party
AGES: 21+
BADGE NEEDED? No, but without a badge there is a $5 cover
COST: $5 if you do not have a PAX badge
WHEN: 10pm-2am
WHERE: Temple Billards (deep down lounge) 126 south jackson street
WEBPAGE: http://twitpic.com/6a669y

WHAT: SEGA's PAXtravaganza 2011
AGES: All ages
BADGE NEEDED? No, open to the public. *CAMP EARLY FOR THIS ONE* It's gonna be PACKED
WHEN: 6pm-12am
WHERE: Gameworks!
WEBPAGE: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142689865818807

WHAT: ArenaNet Party at PAX Prime 2011
AGES: 18+
BADGE NEEDED? Yes, tickets given away at the booth

"This is an invitation-only ticketed event. We'll be handing out tickets during PAX to people who know the secret code word! Keep an eye on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitter feed before PAX for the code word, and stop by the Guild Wars 2 booth (#442) for more information!"


WHEN: 6pm-12am
WHERE: Arenanet offices. There will be a shuttle from PAX to Arenanet.
WEBPAGE: http://us.ncsoft.com/en/events/pax-2011.html#ArenanetParty

WHAT: Z2Live Walk for Water & AFTERPARTY (Ipad giveaway)
AGES: 21+ for the after party
BADGE NEEDED? Not listed, but you must attend the charity event to go to the after party.
COST: Free
WHEN: 4pm - 6pm : Walk4Water @ Freeway Park (Charity event)
6pm - 8pm : After Party @ Baltic Room (Party with free food/drinks)
WHERE: Freeway park (near PAX entrance), then Baltic Room (1207 Pine Street)
WEBPAGE: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=249353315086197

WHAT: Ascend into Darkness – The Magic Innistrad Party
DETAILS: This is a 'show up at our booth and you'll get an invite' party, much like the Arenanet Party. Not many details are listed right now, like location, time or age range: just a snippit on the WotC website.
WEBPAGE: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/778

WHAT: EVE online/CCP party
AGES: Not listed but likely 21+
BADGE NEEDED? Need to go to the booth to get info on it so yes *******ONLINE PREREG REQUIRED!!!!*******
WHEN: Not listed (Once you prereg it gives you a time in your emailed ticket)
WHERE: Not listed (Once you prereg it gives you a place in your emailed ticket)
WEBPAGE: http://eve-search.com/thread/1567526/page/1
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1673644917/? (registration required here)

WHAT: Lineage II Meet & Greet Fan Event
AGES: 18+
BADGE NEEDED? Nope!! But you do need a physical copy of this flyer: http://www.lineage2.com/archive/global/uploads/L2Aion_PAX_MnG_Flier.jpg
WHEN: 7pm-10pm
WHERE: Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant 1415 5th Ave
WEBPAGE: http://www.lineage2.com/archive/2011/08/lineage_ii_at_p.html


WHAT: Popcap PAX party
AGES: All ages
BADGE NEEDED? PAX badges are required.
COST? Free
WHEN: Sunday 2-5pm
WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe 116 Pike Street
WEBPAGE: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=137930262965485

WHAT: Post PAX party
AGES: All ages
COST: Free (But please tip the waitresses)
WHEB: 6:30 pm Sunday till next years pre PAX party
WHERE: Sheraton
THREAD: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/144164/pre-and-post-pax-boardgame-get-together-update-august-8th/p1

Monday (yes monday)

WHAT: PAX After Party w/MC Frontalot, MegaRan and Klopfenpop!!!
Ages: All ages
COST? $10 in advance or with PAX badge, $12 without
WHEN: Monday 8pm-11pm
WHERE: Nectar Lounge, 412 N 36th St (In fremont, not close to the convention hall)
WEBPAGE: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=192470184139208

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