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Game Developer Parties

Posted by SoundGuy on March 1, 2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments

Updated Feb 29th, most updated list can be found in facebook group :

Please add parties you post here too so they won’t get lost.

Party Template – USE IT!

== Monday ==

From Chile with Love

Location: Need to be confirmed

Time: 7-10pm

Event Link: Soon


The Afterparty by Peanut Labs, CrowdStar and The9 ($45)

Location: Bently Reserve

Event Link:

RSVP/Ticket required.

Pocket Gamer

Location: Vessel

Time: 6-9pm

RSVP required

== Tuesday ==

Verizon’s Feed the Gamers Lunch in SF

Sponsored by Verizon Developer Community, Beintoo, Immersion, Urban Airship, Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Kiip, Magid, Playhaven, TapMe, MocoSpace and Unity 3D

Location: Jillian’s Billiards Club – 101 4th St (right across the street from Moscone) in the Billiards Room

Time: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (PT)

Name: IGDA Party

Location: 1015 Folsom Street

Time: 6-10pm

Event links:

Name: Swiss Game Arcade

Location: Swissnex San Francisco, 730 Montgomery StreetTime: Tuesday, March 6, from 6.30 – 10pm


Name: TouchArcade GDC PartyLocation: Bin 55 in the lobby of the Marriott Marquis at 55 4th StTime: 7PM – ?

More info:

8bitSF presents POW: Indie Music & Developers Collide ($5 w/ GDC badge)

Location: DNA Lounge – 375 Eleventh Street – San Francisco, CA 94103

Time: Tuesday, March 6 – 8pm – 1am

Snapdragon Qualcomm’s Game On Party

Location: Ruby Sky, 420 Mason Street, SF


Pixel Junk’s 4am

Location: 1427 Haight St @ Masonic

Time: 6pm


== Wednesday ==

Yetizen Pitch Competition

Location: Ruby Skye 420 Mason St.

Time: 2-4pm


The earliest Happy Hour in town! : Getting Hooked & Be In There too!

(Sponsored by Hooked Media and Beintoo)

Location: Hooked Media Headquarters

720 Market St., 5th Floor, SF, CA 94102

Time: Wed., Mar07, 4:30 – 6:30pm (no badge required)

Sixth Annual GGP (Gay Gaming Industry Professional) Gathering at GDC (21+)

Location: Pilsner Inn, 225 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Time: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM (PT)

Blacks In Gaming Mixer

Time: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PT)

Location: W Hotel - 181 3rd Street GREAT ROOM 1 & 2

[Beintoo co-sponsoring, will raffle a newest fresh-off-the-oven iPad3 to a lucky gamer!]

Vindicia, Parature & InComm Cocktail Mixer

Location: Minna Gallery – Zappa Room, 111 Minna Street

Time: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 6:00-9:00pm

Event links:

F2P Forum Mixer presented by Aeria Games (sponsored by Kabam, InComm, iddiction, WGT and Super Rewards)

Location: Minna Gallery – 2nd Street Room, 111 Minna StreetTime: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 6:00-9:00pmEvent link:

(If you are in the game industry, please email the organizer for a promo code)

Pillsbury “Party”: Game Changers – Strategic Acquisitions of Game Companies

Location: Pillsbury’s San Francisco office – 50 Fremont Street

Time: 3/7/2012 5:00 pm PT

All Other Parties Are Dull ($10-15, sold out)

Wild Rumpus, One Life Left, Venus Patrol

Location: Public Works – 161 Erie Street

Time: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 8pm


IASIG Audio Mixer

Location: Thirsty Bear – 661 Howard Street

Time: Wednesday, March 7, 2012, from 6-9pm

inMOBI GDC Party

Location: ROE (upstairs)

651 Howard, San Francisco

Time: 6pm to 9pm

YetiZen Party – An EPIC Party to Remember for Years (UPDATED)

Location: Ruby Skye – 420 Mason Street

Time: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 8:00 PM


Location: California Historical Society Museum 678 Mission St

Time: Wed, March 7th 6-9pm (Invite Only)


Location – Supper Club 657 Harrison St San Francisco, California 94107.

Time: Wednesday, 3/7/2012, 8pm.

First come first served

== Thursday ==

Kill Screen <3 NY Party

LOCATION: Public Works, an art and event space at 161 Erie St. on the edge of the Mission District in San Francisco.

TIME: 8pm-midnight

TICKETS: GDC pass not required, but you do need to back the project on kickstarter:

Indie Art Jam

Location: Dennys – 816 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

Time: Thursday, March 8, 8pm – 12am

Digital LA

Location:Vessel – 85 Campton Place San Francisco, CA

Time: Thurs March 8th 10pm

Wolf+Lamb House music at Vessel

Time: Thursday, March 8, 9pm – 3am

Tickets $10 :

Location: Vessel – 85 Campton Place San Francisco, CA 94108 At Stockton, Between Post & Sutter

Xsolla & Bigpoint Party

Location/Time on flyers?

Day: Thurs March 8th

Tickets: Invite + Being handed out at their sessions

G.A.N.G Afterparty

Location: Pyramind 832 Folsom Street

Time: Thurs, March 8, 2012 9:00 PM

== Friday ==

Anyone? anyone? Beuler?

8Bit Dope GDC Edition ($12 GA, $9 w/ GDC Pass)

Location: MIST Ultra Club 316 11th Street

Time: Fri March 9 @ 9pm






Brandon’s calendar: ??????

Misc links to parties that needs to be sorted into the days (feel free to do so)


Unofficial pre GDC Mobile Game Dev Mixer

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Parties in conferences are the best place to network and meet new people form the game industry. Every GDC I find myself asking “What parties are happening tonight?”, so this year I decided to open up his blog. I’m going to list all the parties that I can hear about here in this blog and on our twitter: @GDCParties If you know about any parties, please email me at