Guide to the best #GDC14 parties around

Posted by | 15/03/2014 | Gaming events | No Comments

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We look at some of the best parties being held at the Game Developers Conference in the Moscone Center, San Francisco throughout this week.

Monday 17 March

What: POCKET GAMER AWARDS with Chukong & Kamcord. When: Monday, March 17, 6-8pm Venue: ROE, 651 Infoard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 Info: http://pgawards2014.eventbrite.com Cost: Free

What: Mobile UA Fellowship Dinner. When: 6-10pm Venue: Jillian’s, 175 Fourth Street, SF CA 94103 Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mobile-ua-fellowship-dinner-gdc-tickets-10496490285 Cost: FREE

What: Kongregate GDC Party. When: Monday, March 17, 7:30-11:30pm Venue: Southside Spirit House, 575 Infoard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kongregate-7th-annual-gdc-party-tickets-10785243955 Cost: Free

What: POCKET GAMER GDC PARTY with FunPlus, Chukong & Applifier. When: Monday, March 17, 8pm – LATE Venue: ROE, 651 Infoard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 Info: http://www.gdcparty2014.eventbrite.com Cost: Free

Tuesday 18 March

What: PlayPhone’s 5th Annual GDC Happy Hour. When: Tuesday, March 18, 5-8pm Venue: Jillian’s Billiards Club, 175 Fourth Street, SF CA 94103 Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/playphones-5th-annual-gdc-happy-hour-tickets-10740941445 Cost: FREE

What: European Mobile Drinks with Natural Motion, Wooga & Zeptolab. When: 6-8pm Venue: Samovar Tea Lounge, Yerga Buena Gardens, 730 Infoard, SF CA 94103 Info: by invite only Cost: FREE

What: IGDA 20th Anniversary Celebration. When: 6-9pm Venue: Children’s Creativity Museum, 221 Fourth Street, SF CA 94103 Info: http://www.igda.org/?page=gdc2014 Cost: FREE

What: 8bit presents POW POW GDC (21y+). When: Tuesday, March 18, 7-LATE Venue: DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh, San Francisco, CA 94103 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1393029287630909 Cost: $8 Advance/$13 door/$5 with GDC Badge, tickets at www.dnalounge.com

What: DESTRUCTOID presents ROBOT. When: Tuesday, March 18, 8pm Venue: Mighty, 119 Utah SF Info: https://m.facebook.com/events/865782486772342 Cost: FREE

What: NativeX GDC Party. When: Tuesday, March 18, 8-11pm Venue: 620 Jones, SF, CA Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nativex-party-gdc-2014-tickets-10752632413 Cost: FREE

What: A Current Circus Event: VideoDreams and AudioMemories. When: 8pm til late Venue: Public Works SF, 161 Erie Street Info: http://musedev.net/gdc-party/ Cost: Tickets between $5-15

Wednesday 19 March

What: Party with Kotangent + PlayHaven & VentureBeat. When: Wednesday, March 19, 6-9pm Venue: Novela, 662 Mission, SF Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/party-with-kontagentplayhaven-venturebeat-at-gdc-tickets-10813935773 Cost: FREE

What: WIGI GDC PARTY. When: Wednesday, March 19, 6-9pm Venue: Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 Info: http://wigievents.tumblr.com/post/73459411478/get-involved-with-wigi-at-gdc2014 Cost: FREE

What: FIFTH COLUMN GAMES GDC PARTY. When: Wednesday, March 19, 6-9pm Venue: Fifth Column HQ, 818 Mission, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105 Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fifth-column-games-gdc-war-of-omens-launch-party-tickets-10812395165 Cost: Free

What: SHADERTOY HACKATHON. When: Wednesday, March 19, 6:30-9pm Venue: Adobe Hipster Hall, 410 Townsend Street, SF, CA 94107 Info: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/shadertoy-hackathon-tickets-10578908801 Cost: FREE

What: Kiip @ GDC. When: Wednesday, March 19, 7-10pm Venue: Harlot, 46 Minna, SF CA Info: http://kiipgdc.splashthat.com Cost: FREE

What: THAT VENUS PATROL & WILD RUMPUS PARTY with Humble Bundle. When: Wednesday, March 19, 7pm-2am Venue: Public Works, 161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Info: http://thatvenuspatrolwildrumpusparty.com Cost: $20

What: ATT BALLPARK GDC BLOWOUT hosted by Yetizen. When: Wednesday, March 19, 8-Midnight Venue: ATT Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, SF CA 94107 Info: https://yzgdc2014.eventbrite.com/ Cost: FREE

Thursday 20 March

What: BIG INDIE PITCH @ GDC with Immersion. When: Thursday, March 20, 12-4pm Venue: 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna between 2nd/New Montgomery, San Francisco, CA 94105 Info: http://bigindiepitchgdc2014.eventbrite.com Cost: Free

What: The Official GDC Party hosted by Game Insight. When: Thursday, March 20, 6-7pm Press/VIP, 7-11pm General Admission Venue: Grand Nightclub, 520 4th, San Francisco, CA 94107 Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-official-gdc-party-hosted-by-game-insight-tickets-10665447641 Cost: Free

What: PIRATES OF SILICON VALLEY CRUISE PARTY. When: Thursday, March 20, Boarding 6:15pm/7pm departure departure Venue: South Beach Harbor Pier 40 Info: http://piratecruise2014.eventbrite.com Cost: $600

What: 2014 BIG Blacks in Gaming Networking Party sponsored by Microsoft. When: Thursday, March 20, 7-10pm Venue: Roe, 651 Infoard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-blacks-in-gaming-networking-party-registration-10479501471 Cost: FREE

Friday 21 March

What: VIDEOGAME KARAOKE POST-GDC CHILLAX. When: Friday, March 21, 6pm-LATE Venue: Pandora Karaoke, Main Lounge, 177 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/661866280541676 Cost: FREE

What: 8bit presents POW POW GDC (all ages). When: Friday, March 21, 7-LATE Venue: DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh, San Francisco, CA 94103 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1393029287630909 Cost: $8 Advance/$13 door/$5 with GDC Badge, tickets at www.dnalounge.com

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