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PAX Prime 2013 Parties

adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy WifeKalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
edited August 2013 in PAX Prime
With the forumer events thread going up, that probably means it's time to get a thread up for Prime parties. (Idea 100% stolen borrowed from the East Parties thread just like last year.)

If you know of a party/meetup, post the info below. I will keep the list updated here with time, date, location, cost, etc. so that everyone can have a single point of reference. Also don't forget to follow @paxparties on Twitter.

LAST UPDATED: 8/28/13
Final update 8/28 as we are flying out.

Thursday 8/29:
....♦ 6pm MMO Reporter PAX Prime Meetup
......@ Elephant & Castle Pub - Billiard Room 1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: Free; RSVP
......Age Restriction: 21+ (?)
RSVP Full

....♦ 7pm CHAINSAWSUIT LIVE: TWO IRON THRONES TOUR - KRIS STRAUB & MIKEY NEUMANN
......@ Triple Door 216 Union Street Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: $17 (Buy Online); $20 at door
......Age Restriction: None

....♦ 7:30pm Pre-PAX Sky High Tabletop Play - Benefitting Food Lifeline Charity
......@ The Columbia Tower Club 76th floor, 701 5th Ave Seattle, WA 98104
......Ticket/Cost: $39+; (Buy Online)
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 8pm Pre-PAX Pinball
......@ The Unicorn 1118 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
......Ticket/Cost: Free
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 8pm X360A & PS3T's Pre-PAX Prime Party
......@ Tap House Grill 1506 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: Free
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 8pm The Burl-X-Files: The Truth Is Down There
......@ Theater Off Jackson 409 7th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98104
......Ticket/Cost: $20+ (Buy Online); $25 at Door
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 9pm Mad Catz Unveiled
......@ Trinity Nightclub 111 Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98104
......Ticket/Cost: $20; Buy online
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 9pm Dtoid Pre-PAX Drinking and Arcading
......@ Gameworks 1511 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: Free; RSVP
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 9pm Pokemon Unofficial PAX Pre-Party
......@ Baltic Room 1207 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: Free; Register Online
......Age Restriction: 21+ (?)

....♦ 9:30pm Press Play Thursday Pre-Pax Edition
......@ Contour Seattle 807 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
......Ticket/Cost: Free RSVP Online; $4 at Door
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 10:30pm Pre-PAX Hookah Lounge
......@ The Night Owl 4745 University Way Seattle, WA. 98105
......Ticket/Cost: $5.50 for a year membership + cost of bowls (see thread)
......Age Restriction: 18+




Friday 8/30:
....♦ 3:30pm FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Launch Party
......@ Red Lion Hotel Seattle Ballroom 1415 5th Ave Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: Free
......Age Restriction: None

....♦ 6pm PAX Prime Pink Party
......@ The Raygun Lounge 501 E Pine St Seattle, WA 98122
......Ticket/Cost: Free
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 7pm CHAINSAWSUIT LIVE: TWO IRON THRONES TOUR - KRIS STRAUB & MIKEY NEUMANN
......@ Triple Door 216 Union Street Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: $17 (Buy Online); $20 at door
......Age Restriction: None

....♦ 8pm The Burl-X-Files: The Truth Is Down There
......@ Theater Off Jackson 409 7th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98104
......Ticket/Cost: $20+ (Buy Online); $25 at Door
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 8pm Nerd Nite at the Lo-Fi Friday, 8/30 with Kirby Krackle Danimal Cannon Death*Star Soup or Villainz 9k1
......@ Lo-Fi Performance Gallery 429 Eastlake Ave, Seattle, WA 98109
......Ticket/Cost: Free w/ PAX Badge; $5 at Door
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 9pm Dtoid Day One Stories
......@ Elephant & Castle Pub 1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: Free
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 9pm 5th annual GAMEDEALS PARTY at PAX
......@ Gordon Biersch 600 Pine St #401 (4th Floor), Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: Free
......Age Restriction: None






Saturday 8/31:
....♦ 11:30am The Elder Scrolls Online Food Truck
......@ 802 Pine Street, Seattle, WA
......Ticket/Cost: Free
......Age Restriction: None

....♦ 11:30am FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Launch Party
......@ Red Lion Hotel Seattle Ballroom 1415 5th Ave Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: Free
......Age Restriction: None

....♦ 7pm Fangamer X Attract Mode & Art Show
......@ 1927 Events 1927 3rd Ave Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: $10; buy online or at door
......Age Restriction: None

....♦ 7pm WildStar Party
......@ Hard Rock Cafe 116 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: Free
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 7pm Magic the Gatherings Hero's Path Challenge
......@ Showbox at The Market 1426 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: Invite Only (How To Get An Invite)
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 7pm IGN After Party
......@ Tenatvie - Rock Bottom Brewery 1333 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: Free
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 8pm Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Cantina Tour hosted by EA/Bioware
......@ Garage Billiards 1130 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
......Ticket/Cost: Free; RSVP on Facebook
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 8pm The Burl-X-Files: The Truth Is Down There
......@ Theater Off Jackson 409 7th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98104
......Ticket/Cost: $20+ (Buy Online); $25 at Door
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 8pm BLACKLIGHT: RETRIBUTION PAX PRIME PARTY
......@ The Crocodile 2200 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
......Ticket/Cost: Free; Pax Badge Required
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 8pm Guild Wars 2 Anniversary Party
......@ Renaissance Hotel Madison Ballroom 515 Madison Street Seattle, WA 98104
......Ticket/Cost: Free
......Age Restriction: None

....♦ 8:30pm PAX Prime H.P. Pubcraft Lovecrawl
......@ Cafe Mox 5105 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
......Ticket/Cost: Free (drinks not included); RSVP on Facebook
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 9pm Dtoid Community Drinks
......@ Whiskey Bar 2122 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
......Ticket/Cost: Free
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 9pm 1Up PAX Party
......@ Q Nightclub 1426 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
......Ticket/Cost: Free
......Age Restriction: 21+





Sunday 9/1:
....♦ 10am PAX Prime Girls Meetup
......@ Diller Room 1224 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: TBA
......Age Restriction: None

....♦ 11:30am FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Launch Party
......@ Red Lion Hotel Seattle Ballroom 1415 5th Ave Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: Free
......Age Restriction: None

....♦ 6pm Double Fine Party
......@ Hard Rock Cafe 116 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: Free
......Age Restriction: None (?)

....♦ 6pm World of Tanks Tournament & After Party (GeForce eSports)
......@ Showbox SoDo 1700 1st Ave South Seattle, WA 98134
......Ticket/Cost: Free; RSVP Online
......Age Restriction: 18+

....♦ 6:30pm CAH Live Improv
......@ Triple Door 216 Union Street Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: $20
......Age Restriction: 17+

....♦ 8pm Strife VIP Party
......@ Seattle Daily Grill 629 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: Free; Invite Only from Booth (#352)
......Age Restriction: None (?)

....♦ 9pm The Indie After Party
......@ Baltic Room 1207 Pine Street, Seattle WA. 98101
......Ticket/Cost: Free
......Age Restriction: 21+





Monday 9/2:
....♦ 6pm Post-PAX Pint Throwndown
......@ The Pine Box 1600 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
......Ticket/Cost: $33; Buy Online
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 8pm PAX Prime Post Party (feat Random aka Megaran)
......@ Nectar Lounge 412 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103
......Ticket/Cost: $5 In Advance, $8 Day Of
......Age Restriction: 21+

....♦ 9pm Post-PAX Party
......@ World Sports Grille (formerly Jillian's) 731 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
......Ticket/Cost: $40 pp
......Age Restriction: None

....♦ 9pm Dtoid Community Drinks
......@ Rock Bottom Brewery 1333 Fifth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
......Ticket/Cost: Free
......Age Restriction: 21+

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  • StingrayXStingrayX Redding, CARegistered User regular
    I'm up for something...I'll be there all 4 days!

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  • ratzofftoyaratzofftoya Registered User regular
    My band (coming up from SF) will likely be playing a show one of those nights...Hoping some forum folks can make it! I'll post an update with more info on the venue and such when it's available.

    Here's one of our music videos, for those interested:

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  • Travman93Travman93 Billings, MTRegistered User regular
    In years past, were the vast majority of these 21+? I'll be making the trek to my first con, and I would like to take in as much as possible as a 20 year old.

  • sanovahsanovah Nerd of the West San Diego, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2013
    @travman93 I'd say yes. Last year about 80% of real parties required you be 21. The only notable exceptions I remember from last year were the curse party which should be avoided at all costs, and the Post PAX Party.

    So sadly being 20 means you'll miss the vast majority of real parties, but you'll still be able to attend everything at the actual con and the concerts.

    BTW when I say real party I mean something that happens after PAX hours when the expo hall is closed and there are no panels. There are still plenty of things going on before and during PAX. Last year if I remember correctly there were two breakfast get togethers for different companies Sat and Sun, but because they happened during PAX I kinda justi ignored them.

    TLDR: Vast majority of after hour parties will require you be at least 21, but there are still concerts every night and get togethers during the day that don't have an age requirement.

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  • OrrikOrrik Registered User regular
    @savovah You seem well versed in all things PAX. This will be my first PAX and I'm curious which night of after hours parties would you consider can't miss?

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  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    edited April 2013
    Travman93 wrote: »
    In years past, were the vast majority of these 21+? I'll be making the trek to my first con, and I would like to take in as much as possible as a 20 year old.

    I would say about 50-60% are 21+ but not all. We went to the Double Fine afterparty and the CAH one, both were awesome and no age limits. Don't count yourself out yet, check the thread from last year linked in the OP. If there was an age limit, I made sure to note it.

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  • sanovahsanovah Nerd of the West San Diego, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2013
    Orrik wrote: »
    @savovah You seem well versed in all things PAX. This will be my first PAX and I'm curious which night of after hours parties would you consider can't miss?

    Lol I'm not well versed at all. This will only be my second PAX everything I'm answering is just stuff I asked or experienced last year so I already know the answers. But I think Saturday had the best party pickings last year, but it was also the night where most required you be 21

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    Orrik
  • myxmyx Registered User regular
    The curse party (past midnight) was the sickest party there was last year.

  • OrrikOrrik Registered User regular
    sanovah wrote: »
    Orrik wrote: »
    @savovah You seem well versed in all things PAX. This will be my first PAX and I'm curious which night of after hours parties would you consider can't miss?

    Lol I'm not well versed at all. This will only be my second PAX everything I'm answering is just stuff I asked or experienced last year so I already know the answers. But I think Saturday had the best party pickings last year, but it was also the night where most required you be 21

    Alright good to know.
    myx wrote: »
    The curse party (past midnight) was the sickest party there was last year.

    The Curse Party? Sounds wicked please elaborate.

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  • myxmyx Registered User regular
    It was held (4th or 5th floor) in the Red Lion. Early in the evening it was quite busy, but later on they were handing drinks out like water. Good music, better crowd, lots of people dancing, was a hot mess until it was shut down at 2am. They had a few computers setup for those wanting to game a bit, small vip area out of the way - which is nice as some vip areas are just obnoxious.

    I usually follow @paxparties while I'm there as they will re-tweet all the info that comes in for the parties that weekend. Also don't be afraid to hit up a lot of the smaller parties as those (from my experiences) are usually the most fun.

  • sanovahsanovah Nerd of the West San Diego, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2013
    @myx I think we went to different parties.

    I showed up to it "casually late" and all I saw was them purposefully staggering entry to create a sense of exclusives. I was finally allowed in like an hour later to a dead party that had an empty dance floor, and low quality drinks being handed out in thimbles. I stuck around for half an hour taking to random people before everyone decided the party was crap and left for hotel room parties or the concert.

    The best part of last years curse party was actually leaving it and talking with people as they left too.

    And according to Twitter the East one was just as bad if not worse because in addition to the prime bs they also weren't checking tickets so people that RSVPd weren't getting it period.

    @Orrik unless you're under 21 I'd say avoid the curse party like the plague. If there's the same number of parties as last year there will be so many better options whatever night it ends up being on. But honestly even if you are under 21 I'd still recommend avoiding it like the plague and just go to the concerts or chill in your hotel.

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  • kemikalkemikal Registered User regular
    myx wrote: »
    It was held (4th or 5th floor) in the Red Lion. Early in the evening it was quite busy, but later on they were handing drinks out like water. Good music, better crowd, lots of people dancing, was a hot mess until it was shut down at 2am. They had a few computers setup for those wanting to game a bit, small vip area out of the way - which is nice as some vip areas are just obnoxious.

    I usually follow @paxparties while I'm there as they will re-tweet all the info that comes in for the parties that weekend. Also don't be afraid to hit up a lot of the smaller parties as those (from my experiences) are usually the most fun.

    My BF and I tried to attend the Curse party last year and showed up on-time-ish. There was a mass of people outside the room the party was actually held in, and very few were actually being let in. I was asked if I wanted to skip the "line" and head on in because there was apparently a poor ratio between males and females currently in the party. BF and I agreed I'd go in first and scope things out. It wasn't until I got in that I found out the place was nearly empty despite it being over half an hour past when it was supposed to start. I played a bit of the game they had on the PC's in the back, realized they really weren't going to let more people in until way later, and left.

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  • sanovahsanovah Nerd of the West San Diego, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    I hope TESO does a party this year at PAX.

  • OrrikOrrik Registered User regular
    sanovah wrote: »
    @Orrik unless you're under 21 I'd say avoid the curse party like the plague. If there's the same number of parties as last year there will be so many better options whatever night it ends up being on. But honestly even if you are under 21 I'd still recommend avoiding it like the plague and just go to the concerts or chill in your hotel.

    I am in fact over 21, thanks for the heads up.

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  • sanovahsanovah Nerd of the West San Diego, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Orrik wrote: »
    sanovah wrote: »
    @Orrik unless you're under 21 I'd say avoid the curse party like the plague. If there's the same number of parties as last year there will be so many better options whatever night it ends up being on. But honestly even if you are under 21 I'd still recommend avoiding it like the plague and just go to the concerts or chill in your hotel.

    I am in fact over 21, thanks for the heads up.

    If that's the case then definitely avoid them. Last year during the curse party there was the Turbine, Riot, and Trion Worlds one. I heard they were all pretty good.

    Assuming they do throw parties this year which I assume they will because they all have games coming out or recently did. I'd suggest trying to hit up Turbine, Trion Worlds, and TESO.

    Apparently TESO had one of the best parties at east, Turbines was also supposedly good at Prime last year not sure about East, and Trion has been known to have alcohol rifts open at their parties.

  • myxmyx Registered User regular
    sanovah wrote: »
    @myx I think we went to different parties.
    sanovah wrote: »
    I hope TESO does a party this year at PAX.


    Yeah we were there right in the beginning but hopped around a bit before coming back. The trick must've been 'after midnight' I guess, most parties usually don't pick up until 11ish anyways I find. Did anyone else check out the avicii .party last year? Personally I thought it was terrible, if you had a bad time at curse I can't imagine what you would've thought of that.

    And I heard a lot of good things about the bethesda dishonored party last year so hopefully they'll repeat the success again! Just make sure you pick up/sign up for any invites/rsvps so you don't get left out in the cold!

  • TraitoriousTraitorious Registered User regular
    myx wrote: »
    sanovah wrote: »
    @myx I think we went to different parties.
    sanovah wrote: »
    I hope TESO does a party this year at PAX.


    Yeah we were there right in the beginning but hopped around a bit before coming back. The trick must've been 'after midnight' I guess, most parties usually don't pick up until 11ish anyways I find. Did anyone else check out the avicii .party last year? Personally I thought it was terrible, if you had a bad time at curse I can't imagine what you would've thought of that.

    And I heard a lot of good things about the bethesda dishonored party last year so hopefully they'll repeat the success again! Just make sure you pick up/sign up for any invites/rsvps so you don't get left out in the cold!
    Also get in line crazy early if you're going to something like the Elder Scrolls party Bethesda had at East. I caught a panel from 6-7 and was told there was a 2-3 hour wait when I went to the pickup spot in the BCEC (the shuttles started at like 5:30 or 5:45.)

  • sanovahsanovah Nerd of the West San Diego, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2013
    myx wrote: »
    sanovah wrote: »
    @myx I think we went to different parties.
    sanovah wrote: »
    I hope TESO does a party this year at PAX.


    Yeah we were there right in the beginning but hopped around a bit before coming back. The trick must've been 'after midnight' I guess, most parties usually don't pick up until 11ish anyways I find. Did anyone else check out the avicii .party last year? Personally I thought it was terrible, if you had a bad time at curse I can't imagine what you would've thought of that.

    And I heard a lot of good things about the bethesda dishonored party last year so hopefully they'll repeat the success again! Just make sure you pick up/sign up for any invites/rsvps so you don't get left out in the cold!
    Also get in line crazy early if you're going to something like the Elder Scrolls party Bethesda had at East. I caught a panel from 6-7 and was told there was a 2-3 hour wait when I went to the pickup spot in the BCEC (the shuttles started at like 5:30 or 5:45.)

    @traitorious was the elder scrolls a first come first serve or did they do an RSVP/ticket system?

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  • TraitoriousTraitorious Registered User regular
    edited April 2013
    sanovah wrote: »
    myx wrote: »
    sanovah wrote: »
    @myx I think we went to different parties.
    sanovah wrote: »
    I hope TESO does a party this year at PAX.


    Yeah we were there right in the beginning but hopped around a bit before coming back. The trick must've been 'after midnight' I guess, most parties usually don't pick up until 11ish anyways I find. Did anyone else check out the avicii .party last year? Personally I thought it was terrible, if you had a bad time at curse I can't imagine what you would've thought of that.

    And I heard a lot of good things about the bethesda dishonored party last year so hopefully they'll repeat the success again! Just make sure you pick up/sign up for any invites/rsvps so you don't get left out in the cold!
    Also get in line crazy early if you're going to something like the Elder Scrolls party Bethesda had at East. I caught a panel from 6-7 and was told there was a 2-3 hour wait when I went to the pickup spot in the BCEC (the shuttles started at like 5:30 or 5:45.)

    @traitorious was the elder scrolls a first come first serve or did they do an RSVP/ticket system?
    It was first come, first served. Then one out/one in after it reached capacity (going by what people who went/waited in line said afterwards.)

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  • sanovahsanovah Nerd of the West San Diego, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    sanovah wrote: »
    myx wrote: »
    sanovah wrote: »
    @myx I think we went to different parties.
    sanovah wrote: »
    I hope TESO does a party this year at PAX.


    Yeah we were there right in the beginning but hopped around a bit before coming back. The trick must've been 'after midnight' I guess, most parties usually don't pick up until 11ish anyways I find. Did anyone else check out the avicii .party last year? Personally I thought it was terrible, if you had a bad time at curse I can't imagine what you would've thought of that.

    And I heard a lot of good things about the bethesda dishonored party last year so hopefully they'll repeat the success again! Just make sure you pick up/sign up for any invites/rsvps so you don't get left out in the cold!
    Also get in line crazy early if you're going to something like the Elder Scrolls party Bethesda had at East. I caught a panel from 6-7 and was told there was a 2-3 hour wait when I went to the pickup spot in the BCEC (the shuttles started at like 5:30 or 5:45.)

    @traitorious was the elder scrolls a first come first serve or did they do an RSVP/ticket system?
    It was first come, first served. Then one out/one in after it reached capacity (going by what people who went/waited in line said afterwards.)

    Dang guess I'll have to line up early when they announce it. Hopefully they do it on like Friday or Sunday. MTG usually does theirs on Saturday.

    Speaking of MTG has anyone been to theirs? Was going to go last year but some jerks ruined the under 21 so I ended up not bring e able to go

  • SilvertwinnSilvertwinn Going on 40. "Get off my lawn!"Registered User regular
    sanovah wrote: »
    Dang guess I'll have to line up early when they announce it. Hopefully they do it on like Friday or Sunday. MTG usually does theirs on Saturday.

    Speaking of MTG has anyone been to theirs? Was going to go last year but some jerks ruined the under 21 so I ended up not bring e able to go

    My BF, friend, and I went to the Ravnica one last year. It was AMAZING. Well worth the 1-2 hour wait in line. We got there early so we were near the front(ish) of the line. Definitely planning on going again this year if we can.

  • sanovahsanovah Nerd of the West San Diego, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    sanovah wrote: »
    Dang guess I'll have to line up early when they announce it. Hopefully they do it on like Friday or Sunday. MTG usually does theirs on Saturday.

    Speaking of MTG has anyone been to theirs? Was going to go last year but some jerks ruined the under 21 so I ended up not bring e able to go

    My BF, friend, and I went to the Ravnica one last year. It was AMAZING. Well worth the 1-2 hour wait in line. We got there early so we were near the front(ish) of the line. Definitely planning on going again this year if we can.

    Hope I earn an invitation then this year and hope it's not on the same night as the TESO one because that's just cruel and unusual punishment to make a nerd choose between MTG and Elder Scrolls.

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    sanovah wrote: »
    Hope I earn an invitation then this year and hope it's not on the same night as the TESO one because that's just cruel and unusual punishment to make a nerd choose between MTG and Elder Scrolls.

    By all accounts, the Elder Scrolls party at East this year was outrageous. Generous with tokens, fun, well organized, and I heard nothing but good things from everyone who got in. They'll have a hard time topping that at Prime.

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  • sanovahsanovah Nerd of the West San Diego, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    sanovah wrote: »
    Hope I earn an invitation then this year and hope it's not on the same night as the TESO one because that's just cruel and unusual punishment to make a nerd choose between MTG and Elder Scrolls.

    By all accounts, the Elder Scrolls party at East this year was outrageous. Generous with tokens, fun, well organized, and I heard nothing but good things from everyone who got in. They'll have a hard time topping that at Prime.

    As long as they don't make me choose between them and MTG they already topped it in my book

  • savagehartsavagehart Registered User regular
    sanovah wrote: »
    Apparently TESO had one of the best parties at east, Turbines was also supposedly good at Prime last year not sure about East, and Trion has been known to have alcohol rifts open at their parties.

    Oh great, another Rift to close. Oh Well, Guess I better gear up :)

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  • RidleyDragonRidleyDragon Registered User regular
    Any party won't be as bad of a wait as the TESO party at east, shuttles are a major bottleneck.

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  • Agent00Agent00 Registered User regular
    sanovah wrote: »
    sanovah wrote: »
    Hope I earn an invitation then this year and hope it's not on the same night as the TESO one because that's just cruel and unusual punishment to make a nerd choose between MTG and Elder Scrolls.

    By all accounts, the Elder Scrolls party at East this year was outrageous. Generous with tokens, fun, well organized, and I heard nothing but good things from everyone who got in. They'll have a hard time topping that at Prime.

    As long as they don't make me choose between them and MTG they already topped it in my book

    I would bet they will both fall on the Saturday. The RTR party last year wasn't as good as the Innistrad party the year before, but still a lot of fun. That is, until some asshat decided to pour water on his head on the dance floor, which I promptly slipped on and took out my knee for the night.

  • sanovahsanovah Nerd of the West San Diego, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Agent00 wrote: »
    sanovah wrote: »
    sanovah wrote: »
    Hope I earn an invitation then this year and hope it's not on the same night as the TESO one because that's just cruel and unusual punishment to make a nerd choose between MTG and Elder Scrolls.

    By all accounts, the Elder Scrolls party at East this year was outrageous. Generous with tokens, fun, well organized, and I heard nothing but good things from everyone who got in. They'll have a hard time topping that at Prime.

    As long as they don't make me choose between them and MTG they already topped it in my book

    I would bet they will both fall on the Saturday. The RTR party last year wasn't as good as the Innistrad party the year before, but still a lot of fun. That is, until some asshat decided to pour water on his head on the dance floor, which I promptly slipped on and took out my knee for the night.

    Well there are four days this year so I'd at least hope that the big companies wouldn't try and still cram them all into Saturday night. TBH I'd bet that they will spread them out a little more this year.

  • ShmelioShmelio Registered User regular
    I can't wait for the MtG party. I really hope it's on a different day than ESO. *Fingers crossed*

    sanovah
  • sanovahsanovah Nerd of the West San Diego, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2013
    Wrong post for a different thread.

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  • requinrequin Registered User regular
    myx wrote: »
    sanovah wrote: »
    @myx I think we went to different parties.
    sanovah wrote: »
    I hope TESO does a party this year at PAX.


    Yeah we were there right in the beginning but hopped around a bit before coming back. The trick must've been 'after midnight' I guess, most parties usually don't pick up until 11ish anyways I find. Did anyone else check out the avicii .party last year? Personally I thought it was terrible, if you had a bad time at curse I can't imagine what you would've thought of that.

    And I heard a lot of good things about the bethesda dishonored party last year so hopefully they'll repeat the success again! Just make sure you pick up/sign up for any invites/rsvps so you don't get left out in the cold!

    I was at the Avicii .party last year, and I had a total blast. It was probably the best party I went to last year, imo. Good atmosphere, and good crowd. It was more of a concert than anything though. To be honest, I might be biased because I am actually a fan of Avicii...

    I also attended the Curse party last year as well. THAT was a terrible mess. Lined up at around 11, but didn't get let in until almost 12. My friends and I were only let in because of the poor female:male ratio. But as we got in, all we saw were huge lines at the drink tables, and hardly anyone dancing. Thought maybe the party would get better if we got a drink, but it didn't really because we had to wait about an hour to get anything... Left after getting the drink.

    Missed out on the Dishonored party, heard it was a really awesome one. Won't miss out if they have another party this time!!

    adias.angelKaollasu78
  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    Updated to include the Pre-PAX Hookah Lounge.

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  • Agent00Agent00 Registered User regular
    edited July 2013
    The Indie After Party at PAX Prime 2013

    edit: link removed

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    Kickstarter and similar (indiegogo, etc) links are actually expressly verboten by the overall forum rules.

    I'll link their video here:

    Indie After Party:

    Agent00
  • TheAggroCraigTheAggroCraig MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    $60 almost... open bar... maybe. I just hate to set plans in stone so early when something else awesome could easily pop up (such as last year's Metal Gear party).

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  • Chakaal StarrChakaal Starr Registered User regular
    Weird, no sound even when I go to the vimeo page. My system has other sound though.

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  • xbannorxbannor Registered User regular
    $60 almost... open bar... maybe. I just hate to set plans in stone so early when something else awesome could easily pop up (such as last year's Metal Gear party).

    Hey AggroCraig, this is Bill from The Indie After Party video. You definitely have a valid concern. We know that there will be events, game related or otherwise, that people want to attend.

    It may be a bit early, but our hope is that The Indie After Party is something that you will be excited to commit to because making that commitment isn't just about going to a party, it's about creating something as a community. It's also why we thought that IndieGoGo was the best way to sell tickets. We want it to be clear that anyone who buys a ticket isn't only getting access to the party, they are actually making the party happen. They aren't going to a party, they are going to their party.

    adias.angel
  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    edited July 2013
    Sorry for the delay getting this updated (took a long vacation for the 4th).

    Indie After Party linked in post goes to the video per forum rules. Everyone should be able to easily follow the link from on the vimeo site for pricing.

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  • kcrobinsonkcrobinson Registered User regular
    Hi xbannor,

    I'm impressed with this idea. Way to go. I hope this takes off.

    Here's my concern. Other than that the music is chiptune/nerdcore, and that the attendees will be gamers from PAX, this really isn't a gamer party. It's just a way to dance and have drinks for $60 in a venue that will be too loud to even have a conversation with anyone. I always avoid the corporate parties for the reasons you mention in your indie-go-go video, but I'd still like to go to a party that is about gaming.

    Here's my suggestion. Let indie game developers who don't have the money to throw those big parties help sponsor this party. Now the party isn't about the big name titles, and it's not just about drinking and dancing. Instead, it's about celebrating and supporting the plethora of small names. The sponsorships, which you would have editorial control over, could help keep the costs down while not interfering with the sprit of an indie-gamer-party.

    Again, good luck on your venture either way.

    adias.angel
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