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Events for Gamers’ GDC 2022 Party List (Update 6)

After a two year hiatus, Events for Gamers is curating a list of events in and around the 2022 Game Developers Conference (GDC). As a hybrid event, there are sure to be thousands of physical attendees flocking to San Francisco for this annual gathering of developers, businesspeople and others in and around the gaming space. With them, there’s a return of related events, meetups, and more in and around 2022 GDC.

We recommend keeping a few considerations in mind for this early 2022 version of normal. When these events take place, COVID-19-related guidance on social distancing, mask-wearing, vaccination, and general hygiene will be baked in as a part of the event experience and should be part of your planning. Also, with fewer attendees and companies likely to attend in person with GDC returning with a physical presence after a long pandemic pause, it’s reasonable to expect fewer events this year vs. recent pre-COVID-19 years.

In keeping with past party lists we’ve curated, only public events in and adjacent to GDC’s conference week (generally between Monday, March 21 and Friday, March 25) will be included.

So it’s been a long day or week at GDC. What are your options for extending the networking, learning, and fun outside of the Moscone Convention Center? There are plenty of options that follow to explore. (Image: Official GDC on Flickr)

Have you seen an event posting we should add here, or are you a host of an event you’d like to share with the community? Events for Gamers’ GDC 2022 party list will be periodically updated with new events or updated statuses with events until GDC is underway.

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Saturday, March 19:

Event: SwissGames Pitch
Time: 2:00PM-6:30PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location:  swissnext San Francisco, Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94111
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swissgames-pitch-tickets-260440102357
Description: 
“During the Game Developers Conference, the world’s largest game industry conference held in San Francisco, the SwissGames delegation will pitch their projects at the SwissGames Pitch Welcome at Swissnex in San Francisco at Pier 17.”

Event: 2022 11th Annual Pre-GDC Dinner
Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location:  District Six 428 11th Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/4116286085140395/
Description: 
“It’s that time again! Get ready for the (hopefully) 11th annual Pre-GDC CA dinner! Come on out for food trucks, meeting new and familiar faces, fun times, and did I mention food trucks?”


Sunday, March 20:

Event: Executive Frisbee Golf – Pre-GDC Event / Happy Hour
Time: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Cost: $100
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Golden Gate Park Disc Golf Course, 99 Marx Meadow Dr., San Francisco, CA 94121
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/executive-frisbee-golf-pre-gdc-event-happy-hour-tickets-273721778207
Description: 
“Some people might pop into town from overseas to shake off their jet lag, and wake up Sun morning at 5 am and ask!? What do I want to do today 🙂 How about trying something new, like Frisbee Golf in Golden Gate Park? Don’t have a disc, no worries – one disc will be provided.”

Event: GDC Pre-Conference Networking
Time: 4:00PM-10:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: No
Location: Atlas Cafe, 3049 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdc-pre-conference-networking-tickets-298909655827
Description: 
A casual pre-GDC networking event, attendees are encouraged to grab some good and drink and chat with fellow attendees about blockchain, NFTs, and game development.

Event: Dinner, Games, and Good Vibes @ Yerba Buena Gardens!
Time: 5:00PM-9:30PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Yerba Buena Gardens 760 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-games-and-good-vibes-yerba-buena-gardens-tickets-301975435657
Description: “Looking for a casual, cozy meet-up to start off the GDC week? Join us for a fun meet-up/hangout at Yerba Buena Gardens right outside the Moscone Center! Grab some food at the Metreon right across the street, bring your Switch, a boardgame, etc., and come hangout in the gorgeous park with good jams and vibes!”

Event: Courage XL
Time: 8:00PM-12:00AM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes (some sold out)
Location: The Great Northern 119 Utah Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://courage.events/event/courage-xl/
Description: 
As one of the bigger pre-GDC events, Courage XL offers an opportunity to check out 30 indie games, mix and mingle with an estimated 500+ attendees over drinks.


Monday, March 21:

Event: The Game Executives Cabal 2022: COVID safe edition
Time: 9:30AM-6:00PM
Cost: $299
Tickets available: Invite only
Location: Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna Street San Francisco, CA 94105
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-game-executives-cabal-2022-covid-safe-edition-tickets-289855594887
Description: “This is an invitation-only event for C-level game executives, mostly CEOs and Founders of game studios; attendance is limited and like past years, we expect the event to be at capacity. The press is not allowed, nor are uninvited guests or walk-ins. As past attendees know, we focus on creating a private, exclusive, yet collegial, event for executive networking and knowledge sharing, with three short presentations of topical interest. We will take over the whole 4700 square feet of open space in Minna Gallery for the day.” Editor’s note: Make sure to read the rules on their Eventbrite page regarding attendance and tickets.  

Event: Sweden Game Pitch @ GDC 2022
Time: 2:00PM-3:30PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Sold out
Location: Utopia, 643 Mission St 643 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sweden-game-pitch-gdc-2022-tickets-277575665287
Description: 
For publishers, investors, and platform holders, this event is about checking out Sweden’s latest games. For this event, you can apply to attend, and if accepted, you will be able to attend.


Tuesday, March 22:

Event: GGWP’s Networking Breakfast Picnic
Time: 8:00AM-10:30AM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Yerba Buena Gardens 760 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.meetup.com/gg-women-professionals/events/284595325/
Description: “Bring your snacks, tea/coffee and drinks, food, and friends as we can go over your resumes, network with people in the group and at GDC, and above all, have a fun time chatting with others in the gaming community!
See you all there!”

Event: MMO hangout @ GDC22
Time: 2:00PM-?
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location: Yerba Buena Gardens 760 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/334360718745984
Description: If you’re interested in the art and science that goes into the development of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, this might be the GDC hangout for you.

Event: GDC 2022 Writers / Narrative Design Meetup
Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Yerba Buena Gardens 760 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdc-2022-writers-narrative-design-meetup-tickets-294628480717
Description: “Come hang out and meet other writers at GDC! Open to people of all experience levels and types of game writing (narrative design, AAA/indie/mobile, interactive fiction, procedural narrative, and anything else).”

Event: Lightship Happy Hour
Time: 4:30PM-7:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: No info if tickets are required
Location: Triangle Terrace City View at Metreon, 135 4th St #4000, San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://t.co/noHSIWFyJe
Description: “Join the Lightship crew for Happy Hour at GDC 22 in San Francisco! Meet the team, say hello to other devs, and get inspired for your next AR creation”

Event: Happy Players’ Happy Hour
Time: 5:00PM-8:30PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Peacekeeper, SF, 925 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Link: https://get.unitq.com/gdc-happy-hour-03222022
Description: Hosted by unitQ, Helpshift and Kustomer, this networking and thought leadership event during GDC is intended for sr. managers+, CS/CX, product and engineering leaders. “Enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Learn about innovations in customer retention from leaders in CX, Product, and Engineering. Network in Peacekeeper SF a trendy, new bi-level bar in Lower Nob Hill SF featuring a retractable roof and indoor fireplace. Attend the event for your chance to win a free VR headset.”

Event: Made In MA at GDC 2022 Party!
Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM
Cost: $10
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Johnny Foley’s Irish House, 243 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/made-in-ma-at-gdc-2022-party-tickets-288598214027
Description: 
“Hosted by MassDigi, meet up with developers and other GDC 2022 attendees for networking, and enjoy some snacks as well. It’s a cash bar event, and ID is required. All are welcome, but tickets are limited.

Event: It’s 5 O’Clock again
Time: 5:30PM-8:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: No
Location: Fifth Arrow, 430 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/its-5-oclock-again-tickets-289720661297
Description: 
Due to the tremendous pent up demand to get back to networking parties for all, we are reserving this event for our Sponsors, Sponsor Guests, mobile growth experts, brand agencies, and mobile game developers with an overall limit of 300 guests.” This event features networking, a 360 photo booth, light appetizers, complimentary drinks, and raffle prizes.

Event: Dutch Drinks @ Dutch Lounge
Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Sold out
Location: Utopia, 643 Mission St 643 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dutch-drinks-dutch-lounge-tickets-274228052487
Description: 
“Meet Dutch delegation members, international publishers and investors and other valuable partners during the opening of the Dutch Lounge at 643 Mission Street, the day before the expo starts!”

Event: Metaverse Mixer: presented by BeyondGames.biz & PocketGamer.biz
Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Waitlist
Location: Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna Street San Francisco, CA 94105
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metaverse-mixer-presented-by-beyondgamesbiz-pocketgamerbiz-tickets-289414034167
Description: 
Pocket Gamer is hosting this networking-and-presentation event with a focus on the metaverse at the Minna Gallery venue a few blocks from Moscone Convention Center.

Events such as AIXR’s GDC 2022 party will bring together networking opportunities with libations and new ideas and technology (Image: The Academy of International Extended Reality)

Event: AIXR GDC Party with HP and XR Games
Time: 7:00PM-?
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Waitlist
Location: Bar Fluxus,18 Harlan Place, San Francisco, CA 94108
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aixr-gdc-party-with-hp-and-xr-games-tickets-293260478987
Description: 
“AIXR is hosting the GDC party of the year with HP and XR Games for the VR & AR developer community.
A night of networking, free drinks (Generously sponsored by HP & XR Games) and general celebration are to be expected from developers big and small from across the XR world on Tue 22 March – just 3 blocks away from San Francisco’s Moscone Center!
Tickets are very limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis only and there will be a guest list on the door. Reserve now to avoid disappointment.”

Event: GDC Prototype/Playtest Night
Time: 7:00PM-10:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O’Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/668783480910661/
Description: 
“Got a prototype that needs testing? Bring it. Want to just play some projects in progress? Show up, play, offer your opinion. Wear a mask and keep some distance for the safety and comfort of others. Sponsored this year by DigiPen.”

Event: SausageFest: Fundraising for the Ukrainian Dream
Time: 7:00PM-11:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Waitlist
Location:  255 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://paymentwall.com/events/e/sausagefest-ukrainian-dream
Description: 
“In 2022, Terminal3 and Paymentwall will be hosting SausageFest for the 12th time during GDC. This year, we’ll take you on a trip to Ukraine where our company always had an office.” Donations to Ukrainian humanitarian charities are encouraged. Space is limited and having a GDC pass won’t guarantee entry.

Event: POW x 10 @ GDC: MC Frontalot, Nullsleep, Crashfaster, Janus Rose + More!
Time: 7:00PM-2:30AM (3/23)
Cost: $15 advance; $20 day of show; $10 door with GDC badge.
Tickets available: Yes (some sold out)
Location: DNA Lounge, 375 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2022/03-22.html
Description: 
“In honor of the return of GDC, 8bitSF and Monobomb Records present the epic 10th installment of Pow! Join us for a ginormous night of live chiptune and video game music, lush visuals, and gaming.” Digital or physical proof of full vaccination (including booster shot) and a valid photo ID will required for entry to the event.

Event: Slava Ukraini Charity Comedy Show
Time: 7:00PM-?
Cost: $25-30 (donation optional)
Tickets available: Yes
Location: PianoFight, Cabaret Stage, 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slava-ukraini-charity-comedy-show-tickets-300877220867
Description: 
“Join us at PianoFight to laugh and drink for a good cause at a game-developer produced, nerdy benefit stand-up comedy show for the Ukrainian Humanitarian Fund. Seating is first come first served, with 100% net ticket sales being donated to the fund to help Ukranian refugees as they escape the conflict. Come see comics you’ve seen on Comedy Central, SF Sketchfest, Buzzfeed, the Sporkful podcast, and more!: Panda, Ian Levy, Jeff Dean, Marcus Williams, Emily Van Dyke and Andrew Orofolo. Produced by Brian “Panda” Choi (3D Character Artist, Snap Inc.) @jadeeyepanda”

Event: Substance Days at GDC 2022 After-Party
Time: 7:30PM-10:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Press Club, 20 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/substance-days-at-gdc-2022-after-party-registration-288028861077
Description: 
Following a day of talks and networking during Substance Days at GDC comes an after party: “Don’t miss the Substance Days After-party at the Press Club. Meet and mingle with the Substance 3D team, and the event speakers. Enjoy some food, drinks and special goodies.” Also, attendees must be 21+ and have a completed vaccination to access the venue, with proof and ID checked at the door.


Wednesday, March 23:

Event: Brunch & Learn UA & Ad Monetization Post-iOS 14.5
Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Request to attend
Location: The Veranda San Francisco, 772 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/save-the-date-brunch-learn-ua-ad-monetization-post-ios-145-tickets-269742847117
Description:
 Breakfast and a discussion about “challenges, strategies, and best practices when it comes to growing and monetizing your app in the new world of iOS 14.5+, and beyond, including Android and other emerging channels” are the highlights of this Wednesday morning event. No GDC pass is required to attend. Also, while the event is public, take note from the event page to: “Please contact your Digital Turbine/Fyber/AdColony contact to request an invite.”

Event: GDC Indiecade Meetup!
Time: 1:00PM-3:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Yerba Buena Gardens 760 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdc-indiecade-meetup-tickets-301049094947
Description: For folks interested in indie game development, the IndieCade event, and more, you may want to check out this casual lunchtime meetup.

Event: GDC 2022 Metaverse Meetup
Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Waitlist
Location: Yerba Buena Gardens 760 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdc-2022-metaverse-meetup-tickets-294568170327
Description: “Excited about the Metaverse? Ready for the virtual world to come to life? Just curious about what it is like to work at growing metaverse companies like Meta, Rec Room, and others? Come by Yerba Buena Gardens, where we’ll have a casual hang out in the sun!”

Event: Slug World 2022
Time: 5:00PM-?
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Ohlone Park Baseball Field Delaware Street Berkeley, CA 94702
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slug-world-2022-tickets-294295514807
Description: “This is the “alternative” indie GDC party for queers, punks and anyone at the margins of the industry. If you want to hang out with a bunch of cool artists in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment, this is the event for you.”

Event: Games [4Diversity] Dinner
Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Tickets available: Yes
Location:  District Six 428 11th Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://courage.events/event/games-4diversity-dinner/
Description: 
“Every year we gather at District Six (formerly known as Soma Streat Food Park) to meet game professionals that wish to contribute to improved diversity & inclusion in the game industry. Feel free to join in! Everyone’s welcome!”

Event: Qweerty Gamers GDC Mixer 2022
Time:
 6:00PM-10:00PM
Tickets available: Yes
Location:  Oasis, 298 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.qweertygamers.org/qweerty-gamers-gdc-mixer-2022-signup
Description: 
“This event will take place at Oasis at 298 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 on March 23rd from 6-10 PM PT. The event will be capped at 80 attendees. We encourage LGBTQIA+ & allies in the video game industry to attend, including Content Creators, Game Developers, and more. This event is 21 +. The following will be available: Light snacks, Photobooth, cocktails, and more.”

Event: Tapjoy GDC Party
Time:
 6:00PM-10:00PM
Tickets available: Waitlist
Location: 620 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Link: https://gdcparty2022.splashthat.com/
Description: 
“Tapjoy’s inviting you out for a night of drinks, dancing, and delicious food … Please note, you must show proof of vaccination or a negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours.”

Event: GDC 2022 Industry Mixer
Time: 6:00PM-11:30PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Barbarossa Lounge, 714 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdc-2022-industry-mixer-tickets-300080447697
Description: 
“This is a free networking event and space is limited. Early arrival is highly suggested and Happy Hour prices on food and drinks is available from 6pm-8pm.”

Event: GDC 2022 Party/Meetup feat: Sledgehammer Games, Microsoft & Twilio at DNA Lounge
Time: 6:00PM-11:59PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: DNA Lounge, 375 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.meetup.com/Monthly-SF-Game-Development-Community/events/283657326/
Description: 
“Make sure to RSVP for our event on Meetup for free entry. Pizza will be served at 6pm and drinks will be available for purchase at the bar which will support the venue. We will have live DJs performing at the event, and technical talks starting at 7:30pm from gaming industry professionals. This is a professional networking event for game developers, artists, students, indies, or really anyone interested in game development. You do not need a GDC pass to attend, this is an event open to the public, so please RSVP, attend and show your support.”

Event: The MIX
Time: 7:00PM-11:00PM
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Apply for confirmation with location information
Link: https://www.mediaindieexchange.com/event/mix-10th-anniversary-showcase/
Description: 
“Play games, chat and enjoy complementary food and drinks!  We’re planning for a showcase with fewer guests and games than our most recent events as the world is in this Covid transition phase so guest list passes will be limited.  This will be in a comfortable, spacious venue a short drive / Uber from Moscone.”

Event: TransPerfect Gaming Solutions After Party
Time: 7:00PM-11:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Novela, 662 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Link: https://events.transperfect.com/transperfect-gdc-after-party-2021/
Description: 
TransPerfect Gaming Solutions, which offers dubbing and localization services to the gaming industry, is hosting a afterparty at the nearby Novela venue.

Event: WIGI’s GDC After Party
Time: 7:00PM-11:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Waitlist
Location: Hawthorn SF Lounge & Nightclub. 46 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wigis-gdc-after-party-registration-288183373227
Description: 
“Women in Games International (WIGI) is proud to present our Annual GDC After Party, Powered by Activision Blizzard and Xsolla. Join us for an evening of networking with industry professionals in a safe and inclusive space. Registration is free, but space is limited! Must be 21+ to attend.”

Event: DESTINATION: LUMIA ISLAND
Time: 9:00PM-1:30AM (3/24)
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Emporium San Francisco, 616 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Link: https://lumiaisland.splashthat.com/
Description: 
At this late-night arcade (barcade, really) party, games, music, food, drinks, giveaways, and more will be offered.

Many folks are ready to get back into the “beverages and networking” combo often found at events (Image: Photo by Alex Holyoake on StockSnap)

Thursday, March 24:

Event: GDC 2022 Game Writer’s Social Lunch
Time: 12:30PM-?
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location: Yerba Buena Gardens 760 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdc-2022-game-writers-social-lunch-tickets-298153855207
Description: 
Due to COVID, the number of events for game writer’s will be consolidated to this meetup during GDC 2022. At this meetup, attendees can bring their own lunch and network with other folks in game writing.

Event: GDC Bring Your Own Cafecito Picnic with Latinx in Gaming
Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Sold out
Location: Yerba Buena Gardens 760 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdc-bring-your-own-cafecito-picnic-with-latinx-in-gaming-tickets-291493423677
Description: 
“Join us for a casual get together at Yerba Buena Gardens right near the fountains. Get some snacks, a quick drink or a late lunch at the Metreon and come hang out with us. The Metreon has a Chipotle, Boba, Poke and many more options. The hangout starts at 2pm.” Vaccination is required to attend.

Event: Relentlo x OP Games x Harmony Happy Hour
Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Waitlist
Location: Louie’s Bar, 55 Stevenson Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/relentlo-x-op-games-x-harmony-happy-hour-tickets-294066770627
Description: 
“Two of Silicon Valley’s hottest Web 2.5 gaming startups and a pioneer in the Web 3.0 space invite you to come join their Happy Hour after GDC to discuss all things gaming, monetization, advertising, Web 3.0, and the metaverse. Come debate the future of gaming, NFTs, and Web 3.0 over a free cocktail and get the inside scoop on how to make your game fly off the shelves (or NFT marketplace).”

Event: OnlyPhrens @ GDC: March 24, 2022 (vol6)
Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Waitlist
Location: Oren’s Hummus, 71 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/onlyphrens-gdc-march-24-2022-vol6-tickets-303243799367
Description: 
A chill type of meetup for folks who want some relaxed networking in an open air environment. It seems no GDC badge is required and anyone from the area interested in technologies in and around games can join.

Event: Women GDC2022 Hang out
Time: 5:00PM-6:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Sold out
Location: Yerba Buena Gardens 760 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-gdc2022-hang-out-tickets-288814982387
Description: 
“The girls that are participating in the Latam panel are also going to join us. We come from: Peru, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and more! If you also want to meet more women in the industry, come join our event. It doesn’t matter how much experience you have in the industry or where you come from, we’d love to meet you.”

Event: Axie Infinity at GDC
Time: 6:00PM-11:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Waitlist
Location: Hotel Zetta San Francisco, a Viceroy Urban Retreat, 55 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/axie-infinity-at-gdc-tickets-293008715957
Description: 
“Axie Infinity is hosting an exclusive meetup at GDC! Registration is free, but space is limited, so please register in order to secure a spot on the guest list … for an evening of pool, arcade games, and connecting over signature cocktails.”

Event: GDC 2022 NeuroTechX SF Hacknight Party
Time: 
6:00PM-11:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: 
Noisebridge 272 Capp Street San Francisco, CA 94110
Link: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdc-2022-mixer-after-party-tickets-243559201127
Description:
 “Join us for a special NeuroTechX SF Hacknight to coincide with GDC. Come over to Noisebridge in the heart of the mission for presentations, playtesting, and a fun party night.  More info over the following days.”

Event: GDC 2022 Mixer + After Party
Time: 6:00PM-1:00AM (3/25)
Cost: $10-50
Tickets available: Sold out
Location: Temple Nightclub San Francisco 540 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94105
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdc-2022-mixer-after-party-tickets-243559201127
Description: 
“We are taking over one of the most talked about and biggest successful venue in San Francisco’s nightlife scene – The Temple Nightclub! We are doing a Networking Mixer from 6pm-9pm and the After Party starts at 10pm till 2am. We sold out in mere 4 days from the previous events and expect a high demand for our next event to network with other GameDevs, IndieDevs, Publishers, Executives, Venture Capitalists, Programmers, Producers, Animators, Concept Artists, and more!”

Event: Vicon @ GDC 2022 Party
Time: 6:30PM-10:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location: The Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery, 100 Hooper St, Suite 4, San Francisco, CA 94107
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1347743985692723/
Description: 
“The Vicon team is thrilled to be back in person this year at GDC 2022. Join us Thursday, March 24th for drinks and appetizers in the outdoor Beer Garden at The Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery. Please RSVP so we have a count for food.”

Event: DumplingFest: Hotel Beijing | GDC 2022
Time: 7:00PM-11:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: 255 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dumplingfest-hotel-beijing-gdc-2022-tickets-298905192477
Description: 
After a two-year hiatus, Terminal3 and Leaseweb have joined forces to bring back DumplingFest on Thursday evening during GDC 2022. Expect kicked-back relaxation along with networking, entertainment, plenty of Cantonese-style dumplings, lechon, and unlimited drinks for attendees.


Friday, March 25:

Event: Love, Game Devs – A Game Dev Picnic
Time: 2:00PM-4:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F Kennedy Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-game-devs-a-game-dev-picnic-tickets-301692499387
Description: 
“Come make some crafts, hang out, and meet other industry friends in the park! We will be outside the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. Please bring something to sit on and your own snacks! Non-alcoholic things are preferred.”

Event: GDC2022 Student Indie Game Salon
Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Indie Game Salon, 2948 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdc2022-student-indie-game-salon-tickets-295746494727
Description: 
IndieLight, an organization focusing on helping talented indie and game studios to succeed, has, since 2015, hosted an annual salon event for North American students on the final day of GDC.

Event: GDC 2022 Beach Party
Time: 4:00PM-?
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location: Ocean Beach Fire Pits
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/262943079146602
Description: 
“As per tradition, it is setup towards the end of the conference where everyone wants to GTFO and chill to the other side of the city. We will setup camp at the fire pits like a penguin cluster, and we are allowed to grab snacks/drinks from the nearby Safeway, while pumping some music or bringing instruments (note: alcohol is not allowed on the beach.)”

As GDC 2022 nears, you’ll want to keep an eye on this party list as event information is updated and as more events are added.

UPDATE (2/26/22): The GDC 2022 party list has been updated with a fixed link, two revised listings, and two new events.

UPDATE (3/5/22): The GDC 2022 party list has been updated with two revised listings and four new events.

UPDATE (3/12/22): The GDC 2022 party list has been updated with two revised listings and five new events.

UPDATE (3/19/22): The GDC 2022 party list has been updated with six revised listings (several events now sold out) and twenty-two new events.

UPDATE (3/20/22): The GDC 2022 party list has been updated with four revised listings and two new events.

UPDATE (3/22/22): The GDC 2022 party list has been updated with five revised listings and six new events.

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