Now never miss another digital media event be it social, mobile, gaming, film, tv or music. With Content NOW’s comprehensive industry events calendar, quickly find dates and locations of all the places you need to be to get your business done. Whether its GDC, E3, PAX, Comic-Con or SXSW, it’s all here with an ever-current analysis of the ecosystem for the production, distribution and monetization of entertainment across all connected devices.

Martine Paris
Editor, Content NOW

GAMING
GDC 2014
SXSW 2014
PAX Prime/Halo Fest
Google+
Comic-Con
Best of E3 2011
PAX Recap
GDC 2011 SXSWi
PAXEast
C2E2
Game Release Calendar
RIP Guitar Hero
#PAX Prime 2010
#AGDC/PlaySpan Monetization ForumGuide
Engage! Expo, Virtual GoodsEngage! Toy Fair
Social Gaming Summit
Virtual Goods Summit
LA Games ConferenceII
SDForum Games Conference
DMLF GamesLaw
GDCDICE 2010

VIDEO
WonderCon 2011
What Hollywood Needs To Know To Get In The Game
NATPE LATV10 VidCon
WonderCon 2010 Disney
TVOT Platform Smackdown
Beet by the Bay:  Online Video Distribution, Analytics, Monetization
NATPE Market Guide, I, II, III, IV
Digital Living Room Guide, PlayStation/The Next HBO
HRTS Hitmakers Guide
SD Forum Business of New Media Guide
Streaming Media West, IIGuide, Roku
NewTeeVee Live
Digital Media Conference West 2010
Digital HollywoodThe Guide
Easy to Assemble Premiere
Battle of the Network Stars
NYTVF, IFP, ADWK
Guide
Westdoc
HRTS Digital Chiefs
NATPE LATV Fest
PGA Produced By
Connections
CES IIIIIIIVV
Boxee Dev
AO Hollywood
NAB Show

Mediaweek’s Upfronts

Future Of Television West
Digital Media Summit, Pathway To Fame
Cable Show, SXSW/MIPTV, Media Summit
DMLF/YouTube-Veoh, YouTube Live
OTTcon
Hollywood Factory:  You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger
Future of Film Guide, Summary
AFM Thinking Outside The Box OfficeGuide
Animation of Disney Pixar’s Up
Epix Debuts
IFP Filmmaker Conference
New Video: When Do We Eat
BAWIFM Women of Pixar
San Francisco Film Society
RiP Remix Manifesto
Wondercon, II, Comic-Con to CES/Thoughts on 3D
Oscar.com, Sundance

MUSIC

SF MusicTech 11
SXSW 2011 SXSW 11 Recap
SXSW 2010
Bandwidth, II
SanFranMusicTech, Fall 09 Guide, Press Panel
DMLF Rock Star
Industry Noise, Midem, NAMM
MIDEM Guide

MOBILE
CTIA
DiscoveryBeat Guide
Mobilize
MobileBeat
Mobile Monday
Art Institute Mobile Marketing
Commonwealth Club Mobile World
VLAB Mobile Ecosystem
iPhoneDevCamp
Verizon Developers Conference
PayPal Platform Preview
EconSMCrunchies
WWDC

SOCIAL
SXSW 11 Recap
Social Media Week
Ypulse
TWTRCON
140 Characters
TeenTechTitans
CrunchUp
WOMMA
UGCX

FUNDING
Future of Money & Technology
Sheppard Mullin VC Outlook:  Draper, Chang, Lasky, Hornik
AlwaysOn Summit at StanfordII
AlwaysOn Venture Summit Guide

TECH
PayPalX
Supernova, Summary
SD Forum Business of New Media
Apple/Rock n Roll/Steve Jobs is Back in Black
Macworld
IIIIIIVVVIVII, 2010, I, iPad
Churchill Club/Browsers
Maker Faire
TiECONTEDCES, D7
SF Auto Show


My POCKET GAMER ULTIMATE GDC 2014 PARTY GUIDE is now updated, by me!  Messy notes below just in case you’re not able to clickthrough, but click anyway so my article gets good stats :D  Follw me @contentnow and find me here:

Monday
– POCKET GAMER!!!
– then UNWINNABLE
– Tapjoy, Kongregate, etc

Tuesday
– DTOID/TWITCH/SEGA!!!
– Cut the Rope 2
– NativeX, etc

Wednesday
– WARGAMING!!!
– Klubnacht 
– Ballpark
– Google Play, Kiip (The Jane Doze), Kabam, Zynga, Unity

Thursday
– GAME INSIGHT!
– .party ()
– Blizzard
– BIP > IMGAs (PR hotspot, ahem! where all the mobile gaming press will be)

Friday
– VIDEOGAME KARAOKE!

MONDAY

What: Bavarian Happy Hour

When: Monday, March 17, 5pm-LATE

Where: Rocketspace, 225 Bush, SF CA

How: https://www.facebook.com/events/627094627362317

Cost: FREE

What: Tapjoy GDC Happy Hour

When:  Monday, March 17, 5-8pm

Where:  swanky speakeasy

How: Invite only

Cost: FREE

What: POCKET GAMER AWARDS with Chukong & Kamcord

When: Monday, March 17, 6-8pm

Where: ROE, 651 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

How: http://pgawards2014.eventbrite.com

Cost: Free

More Info: The bubbly will be pouring at the Fifth Annual Pocket Gamer Awards where the mobile game industry gathers to celebrate the very best mobile and handheld releases from 2013 with 14 special categories. It will be an all VIP crowd. Come early to join the fun!

What:  Talking Data Chinese Game Market Dinner
When: Monday, March 17, 6-9pm
Where: Yetizen, 540 Howard, 2nd Floor
How: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/talkingdata-hosts-chinese-game-market-analysis-dinner-tickets-10929661913?err=29
Cost: FREE

What: LaunchFEST

When:  Monday, March 17, 6-9pm

Where:  Mars Bars, 798 Brannan, SF CA 94102

How:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/angel-launch-networking-mixer-tickets-10554722459www.facebook.com/angellaunchevents

Cost: Like them on Facebook for free entry

What: Mobile UA Fellowship Dinner

When: 6-10pm

Where: Jillian’s, 175 Fourth Street, SF CA 94103

How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mobile-ua-fellowship-dinner-gdc-tickets-10496490285

Cost: FREE

More Info: A panel presenting an overview of Facebook’s 2014 Mobile Strategy panel featuring Stephanie Shrum, Product Manager, Mobile App Ads, Facebook, Yousuf Bhaijee, Senior Director of Growth, Zynga, Sho MAsuda, VP Marketing & UA, GREE, Eric Seufert, Head of Marketing, Wooga, Christian Limon, VP Growth, Glu, Daniel Barnes, Head of UA & Monetization, Natural Motion. Sponsored by InMobi, Fiksu, AdEven, GameGenetics, Eedar.

What: PREE LAUNCH PARTY

When:  Monday, March 17, 6-10pm

Where:  Temple Nightclub, 540 Howard, SF CA

How: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pree-launch-party-tickets-10881413601

Cost: FREE

More Info:  Special performance by Marshall ‘Soulful’ Jones

What: GAMING INTERNATIONAL:  GDC Pitch Night

When:  Monday, March 17, 6:30-9pm

Where:  Swiisnex, 730 Montgomery, SF CA 94111

How: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gaming-international-gdc-pitch-night-tickets-10703252717

Cost: FREE

More Info:  Games from France, Belgium, Canada & Switzerland

What: IGN’s THE MIX SAN FRANCISCO

When:  Monday, March 17, 7pm-LATE

Where:  IGN HQ, 625 2nd Street, SF CA

How: http://www.mediaindieexchange.com

Cost: FREE

More Info:  25 playable indie games and refreshments!

What: GOG Meatspace Meetup

When:  Monday, March 17, 7pm-LATE

Where:  The Social Study, 1795 Geary, SF CA 94115

How: 

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gogcom-meatspace-meetup-at-gdc-tickets-10907479565

Cost: FREE

More Info:  Beer and grub with TheFrenchMonk, iWi, TheEnigmaticT, and w0rma

What: UNWINNABLE’s UNSTOPPABLE GDC PARTY

When:  Monday, March 17, 7pm-LATE

Where:  Hi-Tide Lounge, 600 Geary, SF CA 94102

How: https://www.facebook.com/events/225954527600594

Cost: FREE

More Info:  Unwinnable is back for its third annual GDC party, with all of your favorite game people partying hard. Join them at this Tenderloin dive bar for casual discourse and hugs plus a special announcement from Unwinnable’s Editor-in-Chief Stu Horvath.

What: Kongregate GDC Party

When: Monday, March 17, 7:30-11:30pm

Where: Southside Spirit House, 575 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kongregate-7th-annual-gdc-party-tickets-10785243955

Cost: Free

More Info: Oooh, hunker down with GameStop’s Kongregate crew at the best little hideaway in SF. Taste the long list of libations and enjoy this lo-fi cassette tape hipster haven with its special nooks and crannies to catch up with long lost friends.

What: POCKET GAMER GDC PARTY with FunPlus, Chukong, Everyplay, AppsFlyer & WildTangent
When: Monday, March 17, 8pm – LATE
Where: ROE, 651 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
How: http://www.gdcparty2014.eventbrite.com
Cost: Free
More Info: Three floors of St Paddy’s mayhem as PlayStation’s legendary DJ R3Y bumps the dance floor with his special blend of elektrohouse and VGM. Spot Zelda in the mix as you sink into little nooks to hangout with industry friends you haven’t seen in forever. Crafty cocktails and savory bites. Last year was so over the top, people are still talking about it!

What: AUSSIE’s THAT’s NOT A PARTY, THIS IS A PARTY!

When:  Monday, March 17, 9pm-Midnight

Where: Jillian’s, 175 4th Street

How: https://www.facebook.com/events/501587656628081

Cost: FREE

More Info: Pool tables, pub grub and drinks

TUESDAY

What: PlayPhone’s 5th Annual GDC Happy Hour

When: Tuesday, March 18, 5-8pm

Where: Jillian’s Billiards Club, 175 Fourth Street, SF CA 94103

How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/playphones-5th-annual-gdc-happy-hour-tickets-10740941445

Cost: FREE

More Info: Open bar, bites and billiards

What: Colombian Video Games GDC Happy Hour

When: Tuesday, March 18, 5:30-8:30pm

Where: ROE, 651 Howard, Lower Level

How:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/colombian-video-games-gdc-happy-hour-meet-the-colombian-video-game-studios-tickets-10805295931

Cost: FREE

What: European Mobile Drinks with Natural Motion, Wooga & Zeptolab

When: 6-8pm

Where: Samovar Tea Lounge, Yerga Buena Gardens, 730 Howard, SF CA 94103

How: by invite only

Cost: FREE

More Info: Torsten Reil, CEO, NaturalMotion (CSR Racing), Jens Begemann, CEO, Wooga (Jelly Splash), and Misha Lyalin, CEO, Zeptolab (Cut The Rope 2) discuss their outlook for the mobile games industry over drinks and snacks.

What: GDC Latin American Party

When: Tuesday, March 18, 6-9pm

Where: Local Edition, 691 Market, SF CA

How: https://www.facebook.com/events/602087049884850/?fref=ts

Cost: FREE

More Info: Drinks, MEAT and mingle!

What: IGDA 20th Anniversary Celebration

When: 6-9pm

Where: Children’s Creativity Museum, 221 Fourth Street, SF CA 94103

How: http://www.igda.org/?page=gdc2014

Cost: FREE

More Info: Join IGDA founder Ernest Adams as he cuts the Anniversary cake and celebrates IGDA’s 20 years as the world’s largest professional association for game developers. Drinks, snacks, and stop motion animation fun!

What: STORM8’s GDC PARTY

When: Tuesday, March 18, 6-9pm

Where: ROE, 651 Howard, SF CA 94105

How: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/storm8s-gdc-2014-party-tickets-10421734689

Cost: FREE

More Info: Insider fun with Live105’s Miles the DJ plus drinks and bites to delight!!!

What: iDreamSky Party

When: Tuesday, March 18, 6-9pm

Where: B Bar, 720 Howard

How: http://gdcvip.eventbrite.com, RSVP idreamskygdc@gmail.com

Cost: FREE

What: GWC’s Stir Yacht Party with Sky-Mobi

When: Tuesday, March 18, 6-9pm

Where: On a boat!

How: http://en.gwc.net/stir-yacht-party-gdc/

Cost: FREE

More Info: Sunset cruise around the bay with hors d’oeuvres and drinks

What: Chartboost GDC DevMixer

When: Tuesday, March 18, 6-10pm

Where: Chartboost HQ, 303 2nd, SF CA

How: http://www.eventbrite.nl/e/weheartdevs-gdc-party-tickets-10762305345

Cost: FREE

What: JAGEX GAMES STUDIO GDC PARTY

When: Tuesday, March 18, 6-10pm

Where: Swig Bar, 561 Geary, SF CA

How: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jagex-gdc-celebration-tickets-10685112459

Cost: FREE

More Info:  Indulge in a fantasy-themed celebration of magical cocktails, merriment and mirth!

What: 8bit presents POW POW GDC (21y+)

When: Tuesday, March 18, 7-LATE

Where: DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh, San Francisco, CA 94103

How: https://www.facebook.com/events/1393029287630909

Cost: $8 Advance/$13 door/$5 with GDC Badge, tickets at www.dnalounge.com

More Info: Chiptunes and beyond, performing Live: doseone · Samurai Gunn, Jake “VIRT” Kaufman · Double Dragon Neon, crashfaster · Dragon Fantasy, minusbaby · F.R.E.S.H. Derris-Kharlan · Dungeon Dashers, Danimal Cannon · Wave Wave, Aliceffekt · Oquonie, Space Town Savior · four//four, with special guest, Nidhogg by Messhof!

What: NativeX GDC Party

When: Tuesday, March 18, 8-11pm

Where: 620 Jones, SF, CA

How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nativex-party-gdc-2014-tickets-10752632413

Cost: FREE

More Info: Settle down in the swanky digs of 620 Jones as DJ Iota and Rob Monroy mix it up over cocktails and bites.

What: 13th LAB GDC REALITY RAGER

When: Tuesday, March 18, 8:30-11:30pm

Where: 21st Amendment Brewery, 563 2nd

How: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/13th-lab-gdc-reality-rager-tickets-10946369887?aff=fellowshiplist#

Cost: Invite only, contact karen.blondell@gmail.com, stop by 13th Lab booth (Moscone West 2nd Floor) for invite

More Info:  3D playground with open bar, appetizers, multiplayer gaming and prizes

What: DFAD & RBK GAMES GDC PARTY

When: Tuesday, March 18, 8pm – Midnight

Where: Vitrine Restaurant @ St Regis, 125 Third, 4th floor, , SF CA

How: http://dfadrbk.eventbrite.com

Cost: Invite only

More Info:  Cocktails, bites, gifts

What: DESTRUCTOID presents ROBOT with Twitch & Sega

When: Tuesday, March 18, 8pm-1am

Where: Mighty, 119 Utah SF

How: https://m.facebook.com/events/865782486772342

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/r-o-b-o-t-tickets-10956484139

Cost: FREE

More Info: Over the top shenanigans as only the Dtoid crew can with DJ R3Y, shocking visuals, and more!

What: A Current Circus Event: VideoDreams and AudioMemories

When: 8pm til late

Where: Public Works SF, 161 Erie Street

How: http://musedev.net/gdc-party/

Cost: Tickets between $5-15

More info: Organised by creative collective Current Circus, the idea is to “come play, dance or mingle and enter a new world where the music is transformed by the audience and our international musicians and DJ lineup.” The event will bring together musicians, procedural audio systems, musical video-games and art installations, “blurring the lines between audience, performers and dancers.”

WEDNESDAY

What: NativeX Career Mixer

When: Wednesday, March 19, 4-5pm

Where: W Hotel, 181 3rd, 2nd floor lounge

How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nativex-career-networking-reception-the-w-hotel-tickets-10824563561

Cost: FREE

What: KABAM’s GDC PARTY

When: Wednesday, March 19, 4-6pm (Invite only), 6-8pm (Public)

Where: 111 Minna Gallery

How:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kabam-presents-free2play-forum-mixer-gdc-2014-tickets-10777877923?discount=Kabam2014

Cost: FREE

More Info: Food and libations!

What: Zynga GDC HAPPY HOUR

When: Wednesday, March 19, 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Zynga HQ, 699 8th

How: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202786239291095

Cost: GDC badge

More Info: Free roundtrip shuttles to Zynga’s PlayCafe where Zyngites will be entertaining GDC badge holders with their world class Culinary team’s food, drink, games and music.

What: Sqwiggle Remote Workers Happy Hour

When: Wednesday, March 19, 5-7pm

Where: 620 Jones

How:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/remote-workers-happy-hour-by-sqwiggle-gdc-attendees-welcome-tickets-10934684937

Cost: FREE

More Info:  Beer, cocktails and wine!

What: WIGI GDC PARTY

When: Wednesday, March 19, 6-9pm

Where: Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

How: http://getwigi.com/sign-up.html, https://www.facebook.com/getWIGI/posts/10152276439890070

Cost: FREE

More Info:  Refreshments compliments of OnLive, PlayStation, Game Connection and Indiegogo!

What: Party with Kotangent + PlayHaven & VentureBeat

When: Wednesday, March 19, 6-9pm

Where: Novela, 662 Mission, SF

How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/party-with-kontagentplayhaven-venturebeat-at-gdc-tickets-10813935773

Cost: FREE

More Info: Craft cocktails at its finest!

What: FIFTH COLUMN GAMES GDC PARTY

When: Wednesday, March 19, 6-9pm

Where: Fifth Column HQ, 818 Mission, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fifth-column-games-gdc-war-of-omens-launch-party-tickets-10812395165

Cost: Free

More Info: War of Omens is launching and Fifth Column is going ghoulish. Join the mobs for a monster bash of epic proportions.

What: Paymentwall’s GDC Sausagefest

When: Wednesday, March 19, 6:30pm

Where: Supperclub, 657 Harrison Street, SF CA 94107

How:  http://paymentwall.com/events/e/sausagefest-3

Cost: Stop by Paymentwall booth for MINT card for free entry to the party

More Info:  Looks tasty!

What: SHADERTOY HACKATHON

When: Wednesday, March 19, 6:30-9pm

Where: Adobe Hipster Hall, 410 Townsend Street, SF, CA 94107

How: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/shadertoy-hackathon-tickets-10578908801

Cost: FREE

More Info: For devs who’d rather hack than party this is for you! Swig some beer and learn how to push pixels from code to screen using WebGL. Then compete to write the best shader in 60 minutes. The shader idea will be posted @shadertoy at the start of the event with prizes for the winner!

What: Kiip @ GDC

When: Wednesday, March 19, 7-10pm

Where: Harlot, 46 Minna, SF CA

How: http://kiipgdc.splashthat.com

Cost: FREE

More Info: Booze, beats by DJ Kepik, and things wrapped in bacon including hotdogs, featuring a performance by The Jane Doze.

What: Silicon Studios

When: Wednesday, March 19, 7-10pm

Where: Press Club, 20 Yerba Buena Lane

How: http://reverbinc.com/email_blasts/SiliconGDC

Cost: FREE, print invite and bring your business card!

More Info: Be wined and dined with free food and drink!

What: THAT VENUS PATROL & WILD RUMPUS PARTY with Humble Bundle

When: Wednesday, March 19, 7pm-2am

Where: Public Works, 161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

How: http://thatvenuspatrolwildrumpusparty.com

Cost: $20

More Info: Those videogame romantics are at it again planning everyone’s favorite ticketed event at GDC. The bands are sure to be awesome so keep checking back for the lineup, and this time Humble Bundle is sponsoring so who knows what type of shenanigans they’re up to. You know it’s going to be wicked, check it out. Early bird tickets are already gone!

What: ATT BALLPARK GDC BLOWOUT hosted by Yetizen

When: Wednesday, March 19, 8pm-Midnight

Where: ATT Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, SF CA 94107

How: https://yzgdc2014.eventbrite.com/

Cost: FREE

More Info: Pool tables, ping pong, AIR HOCKEY, a live tournament video games. That’s right – those yetis are getting into eSPORTS!!! Plus selfies with TWO WORLD SERIES TROPHIES!!! Cavalier will be performing amidst an eclectic mix of musical styles, plus bowling alley, game tables, tournaments, and cigars.

What: UNITY’s GDC PARTY

When: Wednesday, March 19, 9pm-1am

Where: The Grand Nightclub, 520 4th Street, SF CA

How: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/unitys-gdc-party-2014-tickets-7145168391

Cost: FREE

What: WARGAMING!!!

When: Wednesday, March 19, 9pm – 2am

Where:  shhh, itsa secret

How: Invite only

Cost: FREE

More Info: Off the charts mayhem with Steve Aoki & The Machine

What: Google Play partay

When: Wednesday, March 19, 9pm-3am

Where: The New Black, 1999 Bryant

How: Invite only

Cost: FREE

What: KLUBNACHT GDC with AppLift, Sponsorpay & Adjust

When: Wednesday, March 19, 10pm-1am

Where: Audio SF, 316 11th, SF CA 94103

How: http://klubnacht.splashthat.com

Cost: FREE

More Info: Pick up wristband on W 3/19 at sponsor booths, then return to sponsor booths on Th 3/20 for hangover cure.

THURSDAY

What: BIG INDIE PITCH @ GDC with Immersion

When: Thursday, March 20, 12-4pm

Where: 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna between 2nd/New Montgomery, San Francisco, CA 94105

How: http://bigindiepitchgdc2014.eventbrite.com

Cost: Free

More Info: Pocket Gamer plays host to this unique event where indies get a shot at pitching dozens of the world’s leading mobile games journalists for a chance at coverage and prizes. Among the editors in the house include: Pocket Gamer’s Jon Jordan, Keith Andrew, Rob Hearn, Matt Diener and Martine Paris, 148Apps’ Jeff Scott and Rob Rich, Touch Arcade’s Eli Hodapp, Slide To Play’s Andrew Podolsky, Cult of Mac’s Rob LeFebvre, Mashable’s Chelsea Stark, Forbes’ Jean Baptiste Su, Mobile Nations’ Paul Acevedo, GamesIndustry.biz’s Steve Peterson, and writers from Machinima, OXM, GamesRadar, GameSpot, Complex and others. Spectators welcome to bring their games and schmooze over drinks and delectables. Probably the most important event for you to attend for your game at GDC!

What: Perforce GDC Happy Hour

When: Thursday, March 20, 5-7pm

Where: ThirstyBear Brewery, 661 Howard St.

How: http://perforcegdc.splashthat.com/

Cost: FREE

More info:  Free beer for thirsty bears…

What: The Official GDC Party hosted by Game Insight

When: Thursday, March 20, 6-7pm Press/VIP, 7-11pm General Admission

Where: Grand Nightclub, 520 4th, San Francisco, CA 94107

How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-official-gdc-party-hosted-by-game-insight-tickets-10665447641

Cost: Free

More Info: Come party with X-Men’s Michael Ironside and the creators of Tank Domination for a decadent night of drinking and tasty delights. Open bar, a plethora of hearty hors d’oevres, SWAG galore, and a custom iPad Air giveaway among other exciting prizes.

What: ONTARIO ROCKS

When: Thursday, March 20, 6-8pm

Where: Annabelle’s Bar & Bistro @ The Mossier Hotel, 68 4th Street

How: rsvpgdc@omdc.ca

Cost: FREE

More Info:  Food and drinks from devs up north.

What: Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Pitch and Demo + GDC Party
When: Thursday, March 20, 6-11pm
Where: @ Horizon SF 498 Broadway St.
Cost: Free!
 

What: PIRATES OF SILICON VALLEY CRUISE PARTY

When: Thursday, March 20, Boarding 6:15pm/7pm departure departure

Where: South Beach Harbor Pier 40

How: http://piratecruise2014.eventbrite.com

Cost: $600

More Info: Get your cosplay on as Peanut Labs and Curse set sail on the bay with their VIP mateys. After you have finished all your wheeling and dealing at W, what better way to end another epic show. Aye aye captain!

What: 10th International Mobile Gaming Awards

When: Thursday, March 20, 7pm-LATE

Where: Harlot, 46 Minna, SF CA 94105

How: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/10th-international-mobile-gaming-awards-tickets-5705637716

Cost: FREE

More Info: IMGAs celebrating the best in mobile gaming voted on by a jury of the top mobile game journalists in the world.

What: 2014 BIG Blacks in Gaming Networking Party sponsored by Microsoft

When: Thursday, March 20, 7-10pm

Where: Roe, 651 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

How: www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-blacks-in-gaming-networking-party-registration-10479501471

Cost: FREE

More Info: Two floors of ROE dedicated to indie game demos, networking, live interviews, food, drinks, and raffle prizes.

What: Blizzard FanFest

When: Thursday, March 20, 7pm-1am

Where: City View @ Metreon, 135 4th Street

How: Invite only

Cost: FREE

More Info: Immerse yourself in Warcraft food, drinks, games and exclusive Hearthstone prizes.

What: Notch’s .party ()

When: Thursday, March 20, 8:30pm-2am

Where: undisclosed

How: http://www.dotparty.net/sanfrancisco/email/email_ga_online.html

Cost: FREE

More Info: ITSA RAVE! featuring Kill The Noise, Feed Me and Nero.

What: GANG Awards Afterparty

When: Thursday, March 20, 9pm – Midnight

Where: Pyramind, 832 Folsom, SF CA 94107

How: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdc-2014-gang-awards-after-party-at-pyramind-studios-tickets-10862968431

Cost: FREE

FRIDAY

What: VIDEOGAME KARAOKE POST-GDC CHILLAX

When: Friday, March 21, 6pm-LATE

Where: Pandora Karaoke, Main Lounge, 177 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

How: https://www.facebook.com/events/661866280541676

Cost: FREE

More Info: The Videogame Karaoke Club is back in black as the SF game community wrecks their special brand of mayhem and debauchery on everyone’s favorite throwdown. GDC ain’t over til everyone gets to sing! Industry madness at its finest.

What: 8bit presents POW POW GDC (all ages)

When: Friday, March 21, 7-LATE

Where: DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh, San Francisco, CA 94103

How: https://www.facebook.com/events/1393029287630909

Cost: $8 Advance/$13 door/$5 with GDC Badge, tickets at www.dnalounge.com

More Info: Chiptunes and beyond, performing live: Metroid Metal, Rekcahdam, An0va, Kozilek

For a handy guide to the GDC party scene, game developer Oded Sharon has created a mobile app of many on this this list and more. Download for iOS at https://itunes.apple.com/app/id829534666?mt=8 and for Android at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.CorbomiteGames.Fellowship


From wrecking ball selfies to 6degrees of Kevin Bacon, SXSW has it all!

SXSW is a fusion of social, mobile, gaming, film, tv and music creative forces coming together for endless days and nights of partying.

So whether you’re seeking to take selfies on a giant wrecking ball, go Mario Karting  with Nicolas Cage, Kevin Bacon, Jason Bateman, Seth Myers, Mark Cuban, Adam Savage, and Geoff Keighley, or boogie til dawn with Soundgarden, Phantogram, Snoop Dogg, Michael Jordan, and Fred Armisen, there’s something for everyone at this festival.

I’ll be teaming up with Machinima’s super diabolical Brett ‘Hundar’ Hundley for the ultimate SXSW Interactive crawl. Follow us @contentnow @hungryhundar for all the shenanigans as we attempt to cover the 77+ events below.

If you go, prepare with my Pocket Gamer SXSW 2014 Survival Guide –  YOLO!

FRIDAY, MARCH 7

What: MASHABLE HOUSE
When: Friday, March 7, 11am-5pm (repeats Saturday and Sunday)
Where: 305 E 5th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://rsvpster.com/party/mashable-house-day-1
Cost:  FREE
More Info:  Take part in a celebration of memes, cutting edge content and viral experiences, from the Doge magnetic wall to Grumpy Cat to selfless on a giant wrecking ball, to exploring Easter Eggs in all of your favorite video games, apps, and websites.

What: OMMA MOBILE @ SXSW DAY ONE
When: Friday, March 7, 11am-5:30pm
Where: ATT Center, Salon ABCDE, 1900 University, Austin TX 78704
How: https://www.mediapost.com/omma-sxsw/register
Cost: SXSW Interactive Badge
More Info:  Programming features the heads of marketing from the world’s leading brands and their agencies including  Coca-Cola VISA, GE, Dell, Whole Foods, McDonald’s, Pandora, Digitas, Havas, Saatchi, and USA Today. #MPOMMA

What: MARIO KARTING
When: 
Friday, March 7, 12-6pm (repeats Sa and Su)
Where: Palmer Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin 78704 North Entrance
How: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paypal-social-media-lounge-hosted-by-techset-tickets-9662830787?ref=plancast
Cost: 
FREE
More Info:  
The custom-built track with a Mario Kart-world feel will be open and free to attendees. The live racing will use RFID technology to communicate between the track and karts to provide the driver and the audience with an interactive, real-life Mario Kart experience.

What: PAYPAL TECHSET LOUNGE
When: Friday, March 7, 12-3pm (through Tuesday 9-6pm)
Where: Austin Convention Center, 500 Cesar Chavez, 4FL, Room 19AB
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paypal-social-media-lounge-hosted-by-techset-tickets-9662830787?ref=plancast
Cost:  FREE
More Info:  Brian Solis’ blogger lounge with book signings, prizes, happy hour and influencer sessions.

What: GAMING EXPO
When: Friday, March 7, 1-9pm
Where: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX 78704
How: http://guestpass.sxsw.com
Cost: Free to the public
More Info: Attractions include the Nintendo Video Game History Museum, a show floor featuring the best of indie gaming including Big Indie Pitch winner, Odin’s Hammer for Revel, and stellar programming including a panel with Oculus Rift, Facebook, King and Kixeye (5:30pm Palmer Center Hall 1) and keynote by EA CEO Andrew Wilson just across the street (5pm, Long Center Dell Hall, 701 W Riverside Drive).

What: FACEBOOK HAPPY HOUR
When: Friday, March 7, 3pm
Where: Belmont, 305 W 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://rsvpster.com/parties/2014-03-07
Cost:  FREE
More Info:  It will be an all House of Cards crowd, as Facebook gathers those in working in politics, government, and non-profits for Fine Liquor Friday Austin-style!

What: ROCKEM SOCKEM ROBOTS
When: Friday, March 7, 3-11pm
Where: 606 E 7th, Austin TX 78725
How: http://rsvpster.com/party/fight-your-friends-at-sx-day-1/
Cost:  FREE
More Info:  Climb inside a robot boxing machine to obliterate your friends in a real life battle to bop each silly.

What: DAILYMOTION HAPPY HOUR
When: Friday, March 7, 5-7pm (repeats daily during SXSW Film)
Where: Hideout, 617 Congress Avenue, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE02957
Cost: SXSW FILM BADGE
More Info:  The DailyMotion team serves up drinks to show off eye candy from their video-sharing website.

What: FUZZROCKET FILM HAPPY HOUR
When: Friday, March 7, 5-7pm (repeats daily during SXSW Film)
Where: Intercontinental Stephen F’s Bar, 701 Congress, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE02947
Cost: SXSW FILM BADGE
More Info:  Pre-screening drinks next door to the Paramount Theatre.

What: ZOHO PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 6-10pm
Where: Minibar, 607 San Jacinto, Austin TX 78701
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoho-at-sxsw-2014-work-smart-play-smart-tickets-10519113953
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Fireball!

What: SXSW INTERACTIVE OPENING PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 8-11pm
Where: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03003
Cost: SXSW INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Official opening SXSW Interactive Party.  Details posting soon.

What: RAPP PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 8pm-11pm
Where: The Citadel at the Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos Street, 78701
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-grand-experience-with-rapp-sxsw-tickets-10581596841
Cost: Invite only
More Info:  Craft cocktails with the tech crowd

What: VOX MEDIA + UMBEL PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 8pm-12am
Where: ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03269
Cost: SXSW INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Live music by Local Natives and dance party hosted by DJ Chicken George.

What: VERIZON PARTY w BIG BOI
When: Friday, March 7, 8pm-12am
Where: Cedar Street Courtyard, 208 W 4th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://powermystartup.eventbrite.com
Cost: Invite only
More Info:  Performance by Grammy winner Big Boi with food and drinks. Rumors are that OutKast will make an appearance.

What: Do512′s EPIC INTERACTIVE SX PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 8pm
Where: Empire Control Room & Garage, 604-606 E 7th, Austin TX
How: http://sx2014.do512.com/do512epicinteractivesx2014
Cost: FREE, open to the public
More Info:  The one everyone goes to, boogie with Robert Delong and The Octopus Project.

What: PARSE + FACEBOOK WELCOME PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 8pm-12am
Where: The Parish, 214 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How:  http://parsefbwelcomeparty.splashthat.com
Cost:  FREE
More Info:  Performances by The Learning Secrets, Black Angels & Holiday Mountain

What: SPAREFOOT PARTY (21y+)
When: Friday, March 7, 8pm-2am
Where: Scoot Inn, 304 E 4th, Austin TX
How: http://www.sparefoot.com/party.html
Cost: FREE, open to the public
More Info:  Legendary dance party that Ryan Gosling made a cameo at last year.  Performances by Jayceeoh, Caleb Mak, Andrei Matei, Stripper Boots, Battle of the Storage Bands winner, and DJ Gatsby.

What: 1776 SXSW PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 8:30pm-11:30pm
Where: Capitol Factory, 701 Brazos St, #1601, Austin TX 78701
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capital-factory-1776-global-sxsw-party-tickets-10594026017
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  Food, drinks and startup brainpower.

What: TECHSET PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 9pm-Midnight
Where: Parkside Restaurant, 301 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03150
Cost: SXSW Interactive Badge
More Info:  They’ve been at it for 7 years! Details posting soon.

What: SXSW FILM OPENING PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 10pm-2am
Where: Buffalo Billiards, 201 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE02962
Cost: SXSW Film Badge
More Info:  A+E Networks presents a taste of their new shows, Bates Motel, Devious Maid and Counting Cars with open bar and hors d’oeuvres.

What: mobi INTERACTIVE PARTY
When: Friday, March 7, 10pm-2apm
Where: One American Center, 600 Congress, Suite 1600, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03218
Cost: SXSW Interactive Badge
More Info:  Ashes of Babylon live music, Deep Eddy Vodka, local beer and BBQ!

SATURDAY, MARCH 8 

What: OMMA MOBILE @ SXSW DAY TWO
When: Saturday, March 8, 9:15am-5:30pm
Where: Textile, 302 Trinity Street, Austin TX
How: https://www.mediapost.com/omma-sxsw/register
Cost: MediaPost members are free
More Info:  Programming features the heads of marketing from the world’s leading brands and agencies including Toyota, Adobe, AOL, Dell, Google, JWT, Saatchi, Y&R, Forbes, and NY Times. #MPOMMA

What: SXSWi PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
When: Saturday, March 8, 11am-6pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez Austin TX
How: http://www.sxsw.com/schedule
Cost: SXSW Interactive Badge
More Info:  Wikileak’s Julian Assange (11am Hall 5), Neil deGrasse Tyson (2pm Hall 5), KEVIN BACON (3:30pm Ballroom D), Inside Late Night with Seth Meyers (2pm 18ABCD), Mark Cuban (5pm Hall 5).

What: DRUPAL DROP-IN
When: Saturday, March 8, 12-3pm
Where: Maggie Mae’s, 323 E 6th, Austin TX
How: http://rsvpster.com/party/the-drupal-drop-in-eat-in-drink-up-nerd-out
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  Lunch and drinks! Live music by Bearstronaut.

What: GAMING EXPO
When: Saturday, March 8, 12-8pm
Where: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX 78704
How: http://www.sxsw.com
Cost: MediaPost members are free
More Info:  11-12pm, Kerbal Space Program with NASA special guests, 12pm Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford, 1:30-2:15pm Marvel: Your Universe, 2:#0-3:15pm World of Minecraft, 5:30-6:15pm Borderlands, 6:30-7:15pm Oculus VR

What: A CONVERSATION WITH JASON BATEMAN
When: Saturday, March 8, 2-3pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB, 500E Cesar Chavez, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_FP990893
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  Bateman in conversation with actor Jeffrey Tambor discussing his directorial debut, Bad Words.

What: CHEVY TWEET HOUSE & BBQ
When: Saturday, March 8, 2-7pm
Where: Mellow Johnnie’s Bike Shop, 400 Nueces, Austin TX
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chevy-tweet-house-at-sxsw-2014-tickets-10633688649
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  Jeremiah Owyang, Robert Scoble and other speakers, tailgate BBQ

What: BEST LITTLE MAGAZINE PARTY IN TEXAS
When: Saturday, March 8, 4-9pm
Where: Sholtz Garden, 1607 San Jacinto, Austin TX
How: http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/best-little-magazine-party-texas
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  Cold beer, hot quasi, BBQ, performances by Thank You A Lot film star James Hand.

What: DOMAIN.COM BASH
When: Saturday, March 8, 4-9pm
Where: East Tent, Brush Square Park, Neches and 5th, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03082
Cost: SXSW INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Drinks, food, swag plus music by The Spazmatics.

What: THE AWESOMEST JOURNALISM PARTY EVER IV
When: Saturday, March 8, 5-8pm
Where: Palm Door, 401 Sabine, Austin TX 78701
How: http://awesomest.journalismparty.com/ever/iv/
Cost: SXSW INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Texas food, beer, and photobooth sponsored by Time and friends

What: DICK’s SPORTS MATTER LAUNCH PARTY
When: Saturday, March 8, 6-10pm
Where: Easy Tiger, 709 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03209
Cost: SXSW INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Exclusive sneak peek at the Tribeca documentary, Sports Matters with Michael Jordan, cocktails, and live music.

What: MOBILE BRANDS PARTY
When: Saturday, March 8, 6-8pm
Where: Wanderlust, 206 E 4th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03088
Cost: SXSW INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Urban Airship hosts drinks mixer

What: MIX AT SIX
When: Saturday, March 8, 6-8pm
Where: Palm Door on Sixth, 508 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://sxsw.com/interactive/connect/evening-events
Cost: SXSW INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Drinks, bites, networking

What: GOOGLE HAPPY HOUR
When: Saturday, March 8, 6-8pm
Where: Upstairs on Trinity, 607 Trinity, Austin TX 78701
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ux-happy-hour-by-google-sxsw-2014-tickets-10559456619
Cost: FREE, open to the public
More Info:  Googler DrinkUp!

What: TECH COCKTAIL STARTUP CELEBRATION
When: Saturday, March 8, 7pm-1am
Where: Old School, 401 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-cocktails-startup-celebration-at-sxswi-2014-sponsored-by-co-cea-tickets-10011098465?utm_campaign=order_confirm&ref=eemailordconf&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventname
Cost: FREE, open to the public

What: SXSW GAMING AWARDS
When: Saturday, March 8, 7-8:30pm (6-7pm Media cocktails/bites by Zenimax)
Where: Long Center Dell Hall, 701 West Riverside Drive, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03064
Cost: FREE, open to the public
More Info:  Hosted by iJustine and Smosh, with entertainment by Cirque du Soleil, the best games of 2013 are honored with awards including Tearaway, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Grand Theft Auto V, Bioshock Infinite, Last of Us, Tomb Raider, Super Mario 3D World

What: KIIP NEVER SLEEPS
When: Saturday, March 8, 7-10pm
Where: The Madison, 307 W 5, Austin TX 78701
How: http://rsvpster.com/party/kiip-never-sleeps/
Cost: FREE, open to the public
More Info:  Music by BizMarkie with drinks and food

What: EFF PARTY
When: Saturday, March 8, 7-11:30pm
Where: Capitol Tower, 19th Floor, 206 E 9th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03079
Cost: FREE, open to the public
More Info:  Featuring Gareth Branwyn, Burce Sterling, Cory Doctorow, William Barker (Schwa) and Jon Lebkowsky.

What: DELOITTE SXSW PARTY
When: Saturday, March 8, 8pm – Midnight
Where: Hangar Lounge, 318 Colorado Street, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03268
Cost: SXSW INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Open bar and live music

What: LUNAR KALEIDOSCOPE: A MIDNIGHT GARDEN PARTY
When: Saturday, March 8, 8:30pm – LATE
Where: CTC House & Gardens, 1102 E Cesar Chavez, Austin TX
How: http://lunar.splashthat.com
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  Sponsored by Dos Equis, Wine Awesomeness and Deep Eddy Vodka, with performances by The Jane Doze, Black Violin, Sean Glass and Brendan Falls.

What: SXSW COMEDY OPENING PARTY with LATE NIGHT’s SETH MEYERS
When: Saturday, March 8, 10:30pm – 1:30am
Where: Buffalo Billiards, 201 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03267
Cost: SXSW FILM & INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Seth Meyers!

SUNDAY, MARCH 9

What: JAVA MONSTER CAFE
When: Sunday, March 9, 7-9am
Where: Registrants Lounge, Neches & 4th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03311
Cost: SXSW FILM & INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  Free breakfast to jumpstart your day!

What: MOBILE MARGARITAS
When: Sunday, March 9, 11am-11pm
Where: Chupacabra, 400 E 6th, Austin TX
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mobile-margaritas-sxsw-2014-tickets-10603065053
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Free margaritas before noon!

What: BROOKLYN BREWERS presents COUNTRYFICATION
When: Sunday, March 8, 2-3pm
Where: The Grackle, 1700 E 6th, Austin TX
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/countryfication-with-food52-tiny-tails-to-you-leo-rondeau-silas-lowe-dj-jester-the-filipino-fist-tickets-10742255375
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Free beer and barnyard animals including a tortoise and hare race, hedgehog petting zoo and cornbread swap.

What: FUNNY OR DIE NEIGHBORS FRAT PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 2:30-5pm
Where: Lustre Pearl, 97 Rainey, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03431
Cost: SXSW FILM & INTERACTIVE BADGE
More Info:  SXSW Comedy presents a screening party for the release of the upcoming film, Neighbors with BBQ.

What: GAMING EXPO
When: Sunday, March 9, 3:30-4:30pm
Where: Long Center Dell Hall 701 W Riverside Drive, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP27126
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  SpikeTV’s Geoff Keighley interviews Microsoft Studios’ Phil Spencer to discuss the future of next gen, PC and mobile gaming.

What: LIBERTARIAN LASER TAG!
When: Sunday, March 9, 4-7pm
Where: Corner of E 7th and Trinity, Austin TX 78701
How: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sxsw-free-laser-tag-freedomland-by-lincolnlabs-tickets-10679577905
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  Free food and political wrangling.

What: LAWN STAR COMEDY & MIXER
When: Sunday, March 9, 4pm and 9pm
Where: 1606 E 9th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://2014.do512.com/events/2414986
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  FREE Beer and outdoor comedy

What: ANIMAL PLANET: THE CAT LIVES HERE PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 5:30pm
Where: Cedar Street Courtyard, 208 W 4th, Austin TX 78701
How: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/animal-planet-presents-cats-live-here-party-at-sxsw-2014-tickets-10664968207
Cost: FREE and open to the public
More Info:  Open bar, cat videos, music by The Spazmatics

What: REEPERBAHN BURGERS
When: Sunday, March 9, 6pm
Where: The German Haus @ Lucille, 77 Rainey, Austin TX 78701
How: http://de.amiando.com/KKUPPQX.html with code: HH-VIP-Interactive
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Legendary SXSW pigout over free drinks and burgers!

What: WILEY’s 5th ANNUAL AUTHOR PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 6:30-9:30pm
Where: Hangar Lounge, 318 Colorado @ 4th Street, Austin TX 78701
How: https://www.facebook.com/events/275347972619894
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Free food and drinks with performances by St. Paul and the Broken Bones.

What: BONUS ROUND CLOSING PARTY by VIDEO GAMER VOTERS NETWORK
When: Sunday, March 9, 7-10pm
Where: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03063
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Live music by Anamanaguchi & Itch!

What: SXSW FILM + INTERACTIVE FUSION PARTY sponsored by the ASSOCIATED PRESS
When: Sunday, March 9, 7-10pm
Where: Palm Door on 6th, 508 E 6th, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03063
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  AP party epicness!

What: TWERK THE REAL TRAP UNDERGRND PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 7pm-2am
Where: Krave, 302 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/twerk-the-real-trap-underground-sxsw-party-tickets-10670653211?err=29
Cost: FREE
More Info:  3 story nightclub with 2 stages of pulsating EDM and progressive electro-pop with cheap booze.

What: TECHWEEK SXSW PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 11am-2am
Where: Nook Amphitheater, 309 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-techweek-party-sxswi-tickets-8876653309?err=29
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Nonstop music, snacks and signature drinks.

What: BRAIN BLAST w SNOOP DOGG & ST LUCIA
When: Sunday, March 9, 8pm-2am
Where: Stubb’s, 801 Red River Street, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03151
Cost: SXSW BADGE
More Info:  Snoop Lion fo’shizzle!

What: FOX SPORTS OVERTIME PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 8-11pm
Where: Buffalo Billiards, 201 E 6th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE02964
Cost: SXSW BADGE
More Info:  Drinks and sports schmoozing.

What: TWO BIT CIRCUS & IEEE for HUMANITY PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 8-11pm
Where: Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03083
Cost: SXSW BADGE
More Info:  Refreshments, games , entertainment

What: CROWDTAP PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 8:30-11pm
Where: Haven, 409 Colorado St, Austin TX 78701
How: http://blog.crowdtap.it/2014/01/its-back-crowdtap-vip-party-sxsw/
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Performances by BizMarkie, White Panda & the Battle of the Food Trucks.

What: SAPIENT NITRO PARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 9-11pm
Where: Summit Lounge, 120 W 5th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03085
Cost: FREE
More Info:  DJ Spider rocks the house.

What: MASHBASH
When: Sunday, March 9, 9pm-2am
Where: The Ranch, 710 W 8th, Austin TX 78701
How: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mashbash-sxswi-2014-tickets-10632340617?err=29
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Dancing, libations, games, music, sponsored by HBO’s SILICON VALLEY.

What: AN ABOVE AVERAGE AFTERPARTY
When: Sunday, March 9, 11:30pm-2am
Where: Blackheart, 86 Rainey Street, Austin TX 78701
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03337
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Featuring Fred Armisen and UCB for a comedy show, live music, drinks and dancing.

MONDAY, MARCH 10

What: SPOTIFY HOUSE
When: Monday, March 10, 11am-7pm
Where: 901 E 6th, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03519
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Phantogram, Dum Dum Girls, in the stellar lineup of bands plus food trucks and drinks.

What: NICOLAS CAGE!
When: Monday, March 10, 12:30pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD, Austin TX
How:  http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_FP990923
Cost: SXSW FILM BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Cage takes the stage to discuss his latest fill, Joe.

What: KEYNOTE: ADAM SAVAGE
When: Monday, March 10, 2pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5, Austin TX
How:  http://sxsw.com/interactive/news/2013/adam-savage-keynote-sxsw-interactive-monday-march-10
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Mythbusters’ star discusses all things DIY

What: SOUTHERN FRIED HAPPY HOUR
When: Monday, March 10, 4-7pm
Where: The Majestic, 419B E 6th, Austin TX
How:  http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03138
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Finger lickin free southern fried goodness!

What: SWEDISH BOOTCAMP
When: Monday, March 10, 4-10pm
Where: Threadgill’s, 301 W Riverside Drive, Austin TX
How:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swedish-boot-camp-invasion-tickets-10680809589
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Live bands with Simian Ghost and more!

What: APPLAUZE PARTY
When: Monday, March 10, 5:30pm
Where: Scoot Inn, E4th @ Navasota, Austin TX
How:  http://www.applauze.com/sxsw/
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Music by MS MR, Robert DeLong, RAC and more plus free tribal face painting.

What: SXSW NUCLEAR TACOS NIGHT
When: Monday, March 10, 6-9pm
Where: East Tent, BRush Square Park, Neches and 5th, Austin TX
How:  http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03240
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Austin’s hottest tradition.

What: PLAYSTATION PARTY w PUSHA T
When: Monday, March 10, 7pm-Midnight
Where: The Vlucan, 418 E 6th, Austin TX
How:  http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/510325
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Bump to Pusha T and play PS4 games for prizes.

What: SXSW COMEDY AFTERPARTY w FUNNY OR DIE!
When: Monday, March 10, 10pm
Where: Lustre Pearl, 97 Rainey, Austin TX
How:  http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03422
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Featuring music from Chromeo.

TUESDAY, MARCH 11

What: KEYNOTE: CHELSEA CLINTON
When: Tuesday, March 11, 2pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5, 500 E Cesar Chavez, Austin TX
How:  http://www.sxsw.com/interactive/news/2014/march-11-keynote-speaker-chelsea-clinton-inspire-sxsw-interactive
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Having grown up in the White House, Chelsea Clinton delivers her insights.

What: PORTLANDIA: BEHIND THE SCENES 

When: Tuesday, March 11, 3:30pm
Where: Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD, 500 E Cesar Chavez, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP27725
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Cast and crew Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Matt Braunger headline this all star panel for a look at IFC’s award-winning series, Portlandia.

What: SXSW INTERACTIVE AWARD PRE-PARTY
When: Tuesday, March 11, 6-8:30pm
Where: Hilton Austin Downtown, 500 E 4th, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03007
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Food, drinks and speculation over the award winners, drumroll please!

What: SXSW INTERACTIVE CLOSING PARTY
When: Tuesday, March 11, 9pm-2am
Where: Stubb’s, 801 Red River Street, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03006
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Celebrate 30 years of Def Jam with 2chainz, Pusha T, Method Man & Redman and Aloe Blacc.

What: iTUNES FESTIVAL
When: Tuesday, March 11
Where: ACL Live at the Moody Theater,310 W 2nd, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE03006
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and London Grammar perform!

What: SXSW FILM INTERMISSION PARTY
When: Tuesday, March 11, 10pm-2am
Where: Palm Door on 6th, 508 E 6th, Austin TX
How: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_OE02966
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Free food and drinks to celebrate the midway point of the Film Festival, the departure of the Interactive crowd, and the arrival of the Music crowd to town.

What: HYPE HOTEL
When: Tuesday, March 11, 8pm-2am (12-6pm/8-2am through 3/15)
Where: Hype Hotel, 505 E 7, Austin TX
How:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hype-hotel-presented-by-taco-bell-day-shows-tickets-5651495776
Cost: SXSW BADGEHOLDERS
More Info:  Taco Bell, vodka shots and live music featuring Tokyp Police Club, Gary Numan, London Grammar and more.  For complete lineup, visit http://hypem.com/hotel.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12

Lastly, for those not staying for SXSW Music, as you head to the airport here’s one to top it off!

What: THE LAWN PARTY sponsored by EVENTBRITE & GOVERNORS BALL
When: Wednesday, March 12, Noon-5pm
Where: Empire Control Room & Garage, 604 E 7th, Austin TX
How:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-lawn-party-sxsw-2014-tickets-10515444979
Cost: FREE
More Info:  Lawn games, drinks, and live music by the Shaters, Rathing, Tourist, Papa, Meg Myers, and Hunter Hunted.

 


For all those seeking a career in gaming, there are two amazing gdocs that list all the available job opportunities.  These were compiled in the wake of the sudden shutdown of Irrational Games and put together to help all those affected by the similar layoffs.  It’s pretty much the best industry in the world to work in when you can get work in it. GL!

THE ULTIMATE GAME JOBS DIRECTORY

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SUv5-tzXt4auxPutXbqdKwErvu2sYZ9npOlNqFqRfSg

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z4qiPuNZgYsyeAmYp_PdkM1XVxFRHI2xpSxznofGIkw/preview?sle=true

2K Marin – Novato, CA – http://www.2kmarin.com/

343 Industries – Kirkland, WA – http://bit.ly/Xykfja

5th Cell – Bellevue, WA – http://www.5thcell.com/jobs/

Airtight Games – Redmond, WA – http://www.airtightgames.com/

Amazon Game Studios, Orange County – Lake Forest, CA – http://a2z.com

Amazon (“game” jobs) – Seattle, WA -http://amzn.to/XyspZ9

ArenaNet – Bellevue, WA – http://www.arena.net/jobs/

Arkane Studios – Austin, TX – http://jobs.zenimax.com/locations/view/3

Atlus – Irvine, CA – http://www.atlus.com/career.php

Atomhawk – Gearshead, England – http://atomhawk.com/working14.html

Aspyr Media – Austin, TX – http://www.aspyr.com/careers

Bethesda Game Studios – Rockland, MD – http://jobs.zenimax.com/

Bioware – Various Locations – http://www.bioware.com/careers/

Blizzard Entertainment – Various Locations – http://bit.ly/9Wcv4u

Bluepoint Games – Austin, TX – www.bluepointgames.com

Bungie – Bellevue, WA – http://www.bungie.net/en-US/View/bungie/index#page=careers

Carbine Studios – Aliso Viejo, CA – http://www.carbinestudios.com/en/jobs/

CCP Games – Various Locations – http://www.ccpgames.com/en/jobs

Certain Affinity – Austin, TX – http://www.certainaffinity.com/jobs/

Cloud Imperium Games – Austin, TX and Los Angeles, CA http://www.robertsspaceindustries.com/jobs/

Creative Assembly – West Sussex, UK – http://www.creative-assembly.com/jobs/

Criterion Games – Surrey, UK – http://blog.criteriongames.com/pages/jobs

Cryptic Studios – Los Gatos, CA – http://crypticstudios.com/openings

Crystal Dynamics – Redwood City, CA – http://www.crystald.com/workforus

Crytek – Various Locations – http://www.crytek.com/career/offers/overview

DDM Northampton, MA – http://www.ddmagency.com/

Deep Silver – Munich, Germany - http://www.deepsilver.com/us/jobs/

Demiurge Studios (MA) http://www.demiurgestudios.com/careers

DICE – Stockholm, Sweden | Los Angeles – http://dice.se/jobs

Disney Interactive – Various Locations – http://di.disneycareers.com/en/default/

Double Fine Productions – San Francisco, CA – http://www.doublefine.com/jobs/

EA / Popcap – Various Locations – https://jobs.ea.com/

Eidos Montreal – Montreal, Canada – http://www.eidosmontreal.com/jobs 

Epic Games – Various Locations – http://epicgames.com/careers

Escalation Studios – Dallas, TX – http://www.escalationstudios.com/escalation-careers

Exato Games – Lynnwood, WA – http://exatogames.com/wp2/?p=157

Firaxis Games – Sparks, MD – http://www.firaxis.com/jobs/openings.php

Fun Bits Interactive – Seattle, WA - http://www.funbits.com/jobs/

Funtactix – LA, CA; NY, NY; - http://www.funtactix.com/careers/

Game Dev Map – Various Locations – http://www.gamedevmap.com/

GameLoft – Various Locations – https://jobs-gameloft.icims.com/jobs/intro?hashed=0

Gazillion Entertainment – San Mateo, CA – http://www.gazillion.com/careers/jobs/

Gearbox Software – Plano, TX – http://www.gearboxsoftware.com/jobs

Giant Sparrow – Santa Monica, CA – http://giantsparrow.com/jobs/

GREE – San Francisco, CA – http://www.gree-corp.com/jobs

GREE Canada – Vancouver, Canada – http://gree-corp.com/jobs/canada

GREE Compton- Compton, CA- http://gree-corp.com/jobs/compton

Guerrilla Games – Amsterdam, The Netherlands - http://www.guerrilla-games.com/jobs

Harmonix – Cambridge, MA – http://bit.ly/Xy5BZv

Havok – Various Locations – http://havok.com/careers

High Voltage Software (Chicago) jobs@high-voltage.com Programmers

HitPoint- Amherst, Ma –  http://www.hitpointstudios.com/careers/

Human Head Studios – Madison, WI – http://www.humanhead.com/careers.html

IDEO –  Various Locations – http://www.ideo.com/careers

Intific, Inc. – Austin, TX – http://www.intific.com/index.php/careers

Infinity Ward – Encino, CA – http://www.infinityward.com/jobs

Insomniac Games – Burbank, CA; Durham, NC – http://bit.ly/10JUQKI

Interceptor Entertainment – Herning, Denmark; Remote – emailhttp://bit.ly/10JX4tA

Intific – Austin, TX – http://www.intific.com/index.php/careers

IO-Interactive – Copenhagen, Denmark – http://www.ioi.dk/?page_id=20

Iron Galaxy Studios – Chicago, CA – http://www.irongalaxystudios.com/

Irrational Games – Quincy, MA – http://irrationalgames.com/studio/careers-at-irrational/

Jellyvision – Chicago, IL – http://jellyvisiongames.com/jobs/

Kabam – Austin, TX; San Francisco, CA; Bejing, China – https://www.kabam.com/careers

KingsIsle – Austin, TX – http://kingsisle.com/jobs (^AR)

Kixeye – San Francisco, CA – http://www.kixeye.com/#/en/jobs

Magic Pixel Games – Los Angeles, CA – http://www.magicpixelgames.com/careers/

Microsoft – Various Locations – http://bit.ly/10JUBzj

Naughty Dog – Santa Monica, CA – http://www.naughtydog.com/work/

NetherRealm Studios – Chicago, IL – http://www.netherrealm.com/careers

Neversoft – Woodland Hills, CA  http://www.neversoft.com/careers.html

Nexon – El Segundo, CA – http://www.nexon.net/corporate/careers/open-positions/

Ninja Theory – Cambridge, England – http://ninjatheory.com/careers.php

NIS America – Santa Ana, CA – http://nisamerica.com/index.php?nav=c#jobs

Obsidian Entertainment – Santa Ana, CA – http://www.obsidian.net/jobs

Organic Motion, Inc. – Various Locations – http://www.organicmotion.com/news/careers

Panic Button Games – Austin, TX – http://www.panicbuttongames.com/jobs.php

Paradox Interactive – Stockholm, Sweden – http://www.paradoxplaza.com/jobs

Raven Software – http://www.ravensoftware.com/job-listing/

Razer – Carlsbad, CA – http://careers.razerzone.com/careers.php?city=1 (^AR)

Red 5 Studios – Irvine, CA – http://bit.ly/10JULXk

Red Storm Entertainment – Cary, NC - http://redstorm.com/jobs/red-storm

Remedy – Finland – http://www.remedygames.com/recruit/

Respawn – Sherman Oaks, CA – email http://www.respawn.com/careers/

Riot Games – Various Locations – http://www.riotgames.com/careers

Robot Entertainment – Plano, TX – http://www.robotentertainment.com/careers

Robotoki – Los Angeles, CA – EMAIL

Rockstar Games – Various Locations – https://www.rockstargames.com/jobs

Riot Games – Santa Monica, CA – http://www.riotgames.com/careers

Ruffian Games – Dundee, Scotland – http://www.ruffiangames.com/jobs

Self Aware Studios – Oakland, CA – http://bit.ly/Wgtc4r – Game Engineer

Serellan LLC. – Woodinville, WA - http://serellan.com/jobs/ – Senior Engineer

Sifteo – Remote and Temporary! – http://sifteo.theresumator.com

Signal Studios – Kirkland, WA – http://www.signalstudios.net/company/jobs.php

Sledgehammer Games – Foster City, CA – http://linkd.in/10JRvvl

Sleepy Giant – Various Locations – http://www.sleepygiant.com/jobs/#

Sony Computer Entertainment – Various Locations http://www.worldwidestudios.net/jobs

Sony Online Entertainment – San Diego / Austin http://www.soe.com/careers/

Stomp Games – Concord, MA – http://tencentboston.com/employment/job_listings.php

Storybricks – San Diego, CA – http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=5486608, rodolfo@storybricks.com

Spark Unlimited – Sherman Oaks, CA – http://sparkunlimited.com/jobs_currentjobs.html

Sucker Punch Productions – Bellevue, WA – http://bit.ly/10JUIem

SuperBot Entertainment – Culver City, CA – http://www.superbotentertainment.com/

Taleworlds Entertainment – Ankara, Turkey – http://www.taleworlds.com/

TellTale Games – San Rafael, CA – http://www.telltalegames.com/company/jobs

The Playforge – San Francisco, CA – http://bit.ly/15UplBb (^AR)

Toys For Bob – Novato, CA  http://www.toysforbob.com/about.html

Trendy Entertainment – Gainsville, FL – http://trendyent.com/jobs/

Treyarch – Santa Monica, CA – http://www.treyarch.com/jobs

Tripwire Interactive – Roswell, GA – http://tripwireinteractive.com/jobs/ (^AR)

TurboSquid – New Orleans, LA – http://www.turbosquid.com/Jobs

Turtle Rock Studios – Lake Forest, CA – http://www.turtlerockstudios.com/careers.aspx

Twisted Pixel – Austin, TX – http://twistedpixelgames.com/careers

TwitchTV – San Francisco, CA – http://bit.ly/rs94vG

U4iA Games – Bellevue, WA – http://u4iagames.com/jobs/

Ubisoft – Various Locations – http://jobs.ubi.com

United Front Games – Vancouver, Canada – http://bit.ly/Xym7Zv

Valve Software – Kirkland, WA – http://valvesoftware.com/jobs/job_postings.html

Vicarious Visions – Albany, NY – http://www.vvisions.com/work_for_us/

Volition – Champaign, IL – http://www.dsvolition.com/careers/

WayForward Technologies – Valencia, CA – http://www.wayforward.com/jobs/

WB Games – Various Locations – http://wbgamesjobs.com/

Wizards of the Coast – Renton, WA – http://bit.ly/1geKPZX

YAGER – Berlin, Germany - http://www.yager.de/career/index.html

Z2Live – Seattle, WA – http://www.z2live.com/jobs/

Zenimax – Various Locations –  http://jobs.zenimax.com/

Zindagi Games – Camarillo, CA – http://www.zindagigames.com/jobs.php

Zombie Studios – Seattle, WA – http://www.zombie.com/jobs

Zynga – Various Locations – http://company.zynga.com/careers

GAME RECRUITERS:

Christeen Pucci:cpucci@aquent.com

Den Johnson: djohnson@aquent.com

RECRUITERS contact Chris Bigelow at 2K if you’re interested in Irrational Games’ talent: chris.bigelow@2k.com


Greetings All,

These days you’ll find most of my posts on Pocket Gamer at http://www.pocketgamer.biz/writer.asp?a=208 but Casual Connect is having such a huge week ahead in SF (3000 expected attendees), I thought I’d post a quick guide to the entire show here , there’s more to it on the Casual Connect site, and expecting to have a slightly updated guide posting on PG.biz.

I’m throwing a massive party tomorrow night at Vessel SF (POCKET GAMER SUPER MIXER & PARTY @ CASUAL CONNECT SF which now has over 1400 RSVPs!) and there is a POCKET GAMER RAVE I’ll be at on Wednesday night as well.  So if you’re in town, tweet me @contentnow and stop by to say hi.  I’ll be at the starred items.  At the end of the week, I’ll be posting a recap of the show and afterscene on Pocket Gamer and will update this post with those links.  Enjoy!

M 7/29  WELCOME TO SF

6-9pm
GREE BADGE PICKUP
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html
Hilton Grand Ballroom, 333 O’Farrell
beer/wine

7-11pm
*POCKET GAMER SUPER MIXER & PARTY with NATIVEX & GRAND CRU*
Vessel SF, 85 Campton Place
(Campton Place Hotel Alley off Stockton/Sutter & Post)
http://casualconnectmixer.eventbrite.co.uk
http://www.pocketgamer.biz/r/PG%2EBiz/Pocket+Gamer+Mobile+Mixer/news.asp?c=52254
Featuring an all-star panel of SUPERCELL, Grand Cru, Pocket Gems, Perfect World & NativeX, the first public reveal of Supernauts, DJ R3Y, drinks, sliders, shooters, the Native Xtasy cocktail, the DeNA recruiters & a mindblowing light show and concert by The Sunrunners!  Over 1400 RSVPs, this will take Party of Show…of course, I’m the producer XD

Tu 7/30 DAY ONE

8am-7pm
Badge Pickup
Hilton Grand Ballroom, 333 O’Farrell

8:30-10am
Playnomics Breakfast
Hilton Grand Ballroom, 333 O’Farrell
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html
*bloody marys/wraps

*9:30 Kixeye (Will Harbin, CEO), Continental Ballroom A
*10 Pocket Gems, Continental Ballroom A
10 Tiny Co, Imperial Ballroom
10 IGT, Golden Gate Room
*10:30 GREE, Continental Ballroom A
10:30 WildTangent, Imperial Ballroom
10:30 Zynga, Golden Gate Room
11 DeNA, Continental Ballroom A
*11 Big Fish, Golden Gate Room
11 Creative Mobile, Imperial Ballroom
*11:30 Telltale Games, Imperial Ballroom
11:30 King, Continental Ballroom A
*12 Lunch, all rooms
*12:30 NBC, Continental Ballroom A
*1 MZ, Continental Ballroom A
*1:30 JR, EA CEO alum, Continental Ballroom A
*2 GSN, Golden Gate Room
*2 Cryptic (Jack Emmert, CEO), Continental Ballroom B
2 Facebook, Continental Ballroom A
*2:30 Perfect World (Fabien), Continental Ballroom B
3 Betable, Golden Gate Room
*3 Playdom, Continental Ballroom B
3 Making Fun, Imperial Ballroom
*3:30 Wormhole/Quark, Imperial Ballroom
4 Playboy, Golden Gate Room
4 MZ, Continental Ballroom B
*4 Z2Live (CEO), Imperial Ballroom

4:30-6pm
*TapJoy HappyHour
Hilton Continental Lobby
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html
beer/wine

4:30-6pm
Game Audio Alliance Dinner Mixer
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html

7pm-Midnight
*Flurry party
Local Edition
691 Market
DJ, drinks, bites (by invite only)

8pm-midnight
SessionM with MCFrontalot & Cartoon Violence
Temple Nightclub
540 Howard Street, SF
Concert, drinks. live painter onstage

http://sessionmparty.eventbrite.com

8pm-Midnight
DISTIMO & Playhaven
City Hall, 1 DR. Carlton B Goodlett Place
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html

W 7/31  DAY TWO

8am-7pm
Badge Pickup
Hilton Grand Ballroom, 333 O’Farrell

8:30-10am
Playnomics Breakfast
Hilton Grand Ballroom, 333 O’Farrell
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html
*bloody marys/wraps

9 Supercell, Continental Ballroom B
9:30 Kabam, Continental Ballroom B
*9:30 EA Chillingo (Levi Buchanan), Imperial Ballroom
*10 Grand Cru (Thorbjorn Warin), Imperial Ballroom
*10 VC All-Stars, Francisco Room
10 Roblox, Continental Ballroom A
10:30 Spacetime, , Imperial Ballroom
10:30 GREE, Continental Ballroom B
11 5th Planet, Continental Ballroom B
11:30 GLoops (CEO), Francisco Room
*12 Lunch, all rooms
*12:30 Amazon/Big Fish panel, Francisco Room
12:30 Zenimax, Golden Gate
12:30 Crowdstar, Continental Ballroom B
1 Signia Ventures (Dan Fiden), Golden Gate
*1 BigFish, Continental Ballroom B
*1:30 EA Mobile, Continental Ballroom B
*2 Facebook (AJ Glasser), Continental Ballroom B
2:30 Playhaven, Continental Ballroom B
*2:30 PlayStation Mobile (Sarah Thomson), Imperial Ballroom
*3 Kakao, Francisco Room
* Playfirst (CEO), Imperial Ballroom
*3:30 Renren, Francisco Room
*3:30 Kongregate, Continental Ballroom B
*4, Applift (Hanno, Founder/GM), Imperial Ballroom
4 DeNA, Continental Ballroom B
*4:30 iDreamSky (Jeff Lyndon, Founder/CEO), Francisco Room
4:30 Reliance, Continental Ballroom B

4:30-6pm
Canada Mingle & Indie Awards
Continental Ballroom
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html

6-8pm
Paymentwall Flying Dim Sum Dinner
Paymentwall Office, 255 9th
buy tickets here w Paymentwall app:  http://paymentwall.com/events/casualconnect-dinner-sanfrancisco

6-9pm
*POCKET GAMER CASUAL CONNECT PARTY w KIIP, CREATIVE MOBILE & IMMERSION*
ROE, 651 Howard
http://pgccusa.eventbrite.co.uk
DJ RAVE, dancing, drinks, food

8pm-Midnight
Pandora/InMobi Party
1015 Folsom
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html
DJ, drinks

Th 8/1  DAY THREE

8am-7pm
Badge Pickup
Hilton Grand Ballroom, 333 O’Farrell

8:30-10am
Playnomics Breakfast
Hilton Grand Ballroom, 333 O’Farrell
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html
*bloody marys/wraps

*9:30 Gamevil, Imperial Ballroom
*10 Reliance/A&E panel, Continental Ballroom B
*10 Kongregate (Emily Greer, Co-founder/COO), Continental Ballroom A
10 AppAnnie (CEO), Imperial Ballroom
10:30 Storm8 (Perry Tam CEO), Imperial Ballroom
*11 Dean Takahashi’s panel w King, Imperial Ballroom
11:30 RockYou, Golden Gate Room
*12 Lunch, all rooms (Qualcomm lunch in Hilton Plaza Room – women only XD)
*1 SGN, Continental Ballroom B
2 HalfBrick, Imperial Ballroom
*4 EA on comparing ad networks, Continental Ballroom A

4-5:30pm
*Microsoft Send Off Party
Hilton Continental Ballroom
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html
beer


Let the mayhem and debauchery begin!

This year I’m heading to E3 as Pocket Gamer’s U.S. Events Editor blogging the epic party scene on a quest for PARTY OF SHOW.  Way back when, I started to pull together the party list for PG.biz below and it’s now live at http://www.pocketgamer.biz/r/PG%2EBiz/PocketGamer%2Ebiz/news.asp?c=51164 – eeeee!!!!). Tweet me adds at @contentnow – see ya there!

GOGOGO!!! :D

Su 6/9 7-11pm
POLYGON REVENGE OF THE PARTY MONSTERS @ E3
Tower Theater
802 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
*Beats powered by DJ Trent with Open Bar*
http://www.polygon.com/2013/5/28/4373874/polygon-e3-party

M 6/10 7-10pm
POCKET GAMER w NATIVEX @ WWDC
Vessel, 85 Campton Place, San Francisco
http://pgwwdc.eventbrite.co.uk

Tu 6/11 6:30-9:30pm
Surprise Attack’s Ping Pong Playtime
The Standard Hotel, SPIN Room, 550 S Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
info@surpriseattack.com.au
*Hosted drinks, munchies and PING PONG w Aussies*

Tu 6/11  7-10pm
POCKET GAMER w iDREAMSKY @ E3
BottleRock, 1050 S Flower St  Los Angeles, CA 90015
http://pge3.eventbrite.co.uk

Tu 6/11 8pm
CHECK YO PONYTAIL 2 with Anamanaguchi
The Echoplex, 1822 W Sunset Blvd, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/243937
$12-$13

Tu 6/11 10-2am
GAMESRADAR REMIX @ E3
*OPEN BAR with FAR EAST MOVEMENT & OMFG NERVO*
Conga Room @ LA LIVE
digitalfuture.com/e3party

W 6/12 6pm
E3 PARTYLIST PARTY
Hotel Figueroa
*Pool meetup before walking up to WIGI*
https://www.facebook.com/events/379800285472180

W 6/12 7-MIDNIGHT
WIGI STEAM Punk Party @ E3
Belasco Theater
1050 S Hill Street, LA 90015
http://getwigi2013e3party-eanrecb.eventbrite.com

W 6/12 TBD
WARGAMING!!!!

Th 6/13 10am
VENUS PATROL INDIE PRESS CONFERENCE & EVENING MIXER
Museum of Contemporary Art
250 South Grand Avenue
http://horizon.venuspatrol.com

http://venuspatrol.com/2013/05/double-fine-media-molecule-capy-participating-in-horizon/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=double-fine-media-molecule-capy-participating-in-horizon

Th 6/13 9pm-2am
CCP
The Standard
*OPEN BAR, DJ PLATURN and EINAR from STEED LORD*
http://ccpsetsthestandard.eventbrite.com

Th 9/13 9pm-2am PT
BEYOND E3
333 S Bolyston Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
http://beyond33.eventbrite.com
$15 before 10:30pm, E3 Badge & Cosplayers get $5 off
*Pro Gamer Robert “Prod1gyX” Paz hosts Hip Hop Gamer, DJ Orbit, Frosty, and Fezhead to keep you bumping all night long with artwork by 8-bit Cubist and GAEMS to play when you need to chill out.*

W 6/26 6-9pm
POCKET GAMER MOBILE MIXER
E3 WWDC RECAP
Philip Yun, CEO, WeMade USA
David Zemke, Director of Mobile Business Development, Sega
Matt Curtis, Senior Director of Project Management, Kabam
*Hosted Cocktails, GrilledCheezGuy, DJ R3Y, Snaps by Avery & Epic Mixing, PG Style!*
Vessel, 85 Campton Place, SF
http://pgmixersfo3.eventbrite.co.uk


Working on my Coachella Weekend 2 schedule with help from friends and this awesome setlist website….http://www.setlist.fm/festival/2013/coachella-festival-2013-43d68f7b.html
For most accurate stage times, check app:

FRIDAY

12-12:30pm, Skinny Lister w Games Publicist, Sam Brace, Main
Stompy Pirate Tunes

3:05-3:45pm Polica, Gobi
Lay Your Cards Out

3:05-3:50pm, Jake Bugg, Mojave
#9 Taste It
#10 Lightning Bolt

4:05-4:35pm, James McCartney, Gobi

4:15-5pm, Johnny Marr, Mojave
#10 How Soon Is Now (The Smiths), http://youtu.be/ojbEWJFF3Dw
#9 Word Starts Attack, http://youtu.be/oOpubqRxvQ4
Love Is The Law (John Squires/The Seahorses)

4:45pm-5:35pm, Metric, Main
#3 Help I’m Alive, http://youtu.be/ZoK63Bk7pgw
#5 Breathing Underwater, http://youtu.be/PZuLsz4yPPM
#8 Gold Guns Girls, http://youtu.be/FRtd8ArvH_s

4:45-6pm, Pete Tong, Yuma?

5:20-6:05pm, Alt-J, Mojave
#1 Intro, http://youtu.be/EAC9Ecf1Xgc

5:45-6:35pm, Of Monsters and Men, Outdoor

6-7:30, Four Tet, Yuma

6:05-6:55pm, Passion Pit, Main
#8 Cry Like A Ghost, http://youtu.be/i380DwcJxxM

7-7:50pm, Local Natives, Outdoor
#5 Airplanes

7:25-8:15pm, Modest Mouse, Main
#10 Float On, http://youtu.be/CTAud5O7Qqk

8:15-9:05pm, Beach House, Outdoor
#3 Norway

8:40-9:30pm, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Main
#1 Sacrilege, http://youtu.be/jmRI3Ew4BvA
#5 Zero, http://youtu.be/pmGNo8RL5kM

9-9:55pm, Wolfgang Gartner, Sahara

9:30-10:20pm, Band of Horses, Outdoor
Everything All The Time, http://youtu.be/dArqHnCq_KM

9:40-10:30, Purity Ring, Gobi
#5 Lofticries, http://youtu.be/8uj07bb6ekU

9:55-11:15pm, The Stone Roses, Main
#1 I Want To Be Adored, http://youtu.be/4D2qcbu26gs
#5 Don’t Stop, http://youtu.be/zDHBA-IV0Ew
#6 Fool’s Gold, http://youtu.be/FuPfbfJm2rc
– Love Spreads
– Standing Here
– Sally Cinnamon
– Mersey Paradise
– Where Angles Play
– How Do You Sleep
– Tightrope
*The Stone Roses album

10:10-11:15pm, Grinderman, Mojave
Bellringer Blues, http://youtu.be/1km7-SEFWP4

10:20-11:15pm, Modestep, Sahara

10:50-11:40pm, Foals, Gobi
#6 Spanish Sahara
Inhaler

11:40-12:50am, Blur, Main
#4 Beetlebum, http://youtu.be/WAXnqjUfal4
#6 Trimm Trabb, http://youtu.be/Me9rv9L79l4
#7 Caramel, http://youtu.be/hd3p5fz7OxU
#11 Song 2, http://youtu.be/SSbBvKaM6sk
#12 This Is A Low, http://youtu.be/otzdBww47XQ
#13 Sing, http://youtu.be/YdrFpPJgxC4
– Blue Jeans
– Star Shaped
– Tracy Jacks
– End of A Century
– Bad Head
– To The End
– This Is A Low
– Out of Time
– Sweet Song
– Tender
– Coffee & TV
– No Distance Left To Run
– Under The Westway
– Strange News From Another Star
– Moving On
– MOR

11:50-12:50am, Bassnectar, Sahara

12-12:50am, How to Destroy Angels, Mojave
#1 The Wake-Up, http://youtu.be/0FZhdzsNbhQ
#3 Parasite, http://youtu.be/j2_Y59HCyhA

SATURDAY

1:20-2pm, Theophilus London, Main

6:25-7:15pm, Major Lazer, Mojave

6:40-7:30pm, Portugal. The Man, Outdoor

7:40-8:30pm, Grizzly Bear, Mojave
Sleeping Ute
Two Weeks
Yet Again

7:55-8:45pm, Yeasayer, Outdoor

8:20-9:10pm, Spiritualized, Gobi
Hey Jane
Electricity
I Think I’m In Love

8:50-9:40pm, The Postal Service, Main

8:55-9:45pm, Simian Mobile DIsco, Mojave

9:55-11:10pm, Moby, Sahara

10:10-11:05pm, The xx, Main

10:15-11:05pm, Franz Ferdinand, Mojave

10:20-11:10pm, Two Door Cinema Club, Outdoor

11:35-12:50am, New Order, Mojave
Crystal
True Faith
Blue Monday
Temptation
Ceremony

11:35-12:50am, Knife Party, Sahara

11:35-12:50am, Phoenix, Main

11:55-12:55am, Sigur Ros, Outdoor

12-12:50am, Booka Shade, Gobi

SUNDAY

1:30-2:10pm, Cloud Nothings, Mojave

3:55-4:45pm, Kurt Vile, Outdoor
Air Bud

4:15-5:05pm, Grimes, Gobi
Genesis
Oblivion

4:45-5:35pm, The Lumineers, Main

4:50-5:35pm, Alex Clare, Mojave

5:10-6pm, Dinosaur Jr, Outdoor
#6 The Wagon,
#8 Start Choppin
#9 Freak Scene

6-6:50pm, James Blake, Mojave
#10 Retrograde

6:25-7:15pm, Tame Impala, Outdoor

6:35-7:15pm, Rodriguez, Gobi*

7:20-8:10pm, Vampire Weekend, Main
Cousins
A Punk
Oxford Comma
Holiday

8:40-9:30pm, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Main
#1 Jubilee Street

8:50-9:40pm, OMD, Gobi

9:15-10:15, Wu-Tang Clan, Outdoor

10:15-11:55pm, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Main
#4 Can’t Stop, http://youtu.be/BfOdWSiyWoc
#5 Snow (Hey Oh), http://youtu.be/o7MhpFF1vv0
#6 Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie, http://youtu.be/RtBbinpK5XI
Aeroplane, http://youtu.be/vV8IAOojoAA

10:40-11:55pm, Eric Prydz, Sahara




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