Events for Gamers’ PAX West 2018 Party List (Updated)

Saturday, September 1st:

Event: DONUT Miss Out: Free Creator/Media Breakfast with Indie Boost!
Time: 9-10 AM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Avenue Seattle, WA 98121
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/donut-miss-out-free-creatormedia-breakfast-with-indie-boost-tickets-49325185959
Description: If you’re media or an influencer, this is a chance to meet with the Indie Boost team to discuss what they can do to amplify the impact and reach of content, over coffee and donuts.

Event: The Informal, Unofficial PAX 5K: Episode Four
Time: 9-10 AM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Waterfront Park, 1401 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-informal-unofficial-pax-5k-episode-four-registration-48903923953
Description: If partying hard isn’t your scene or you want to recharge during PAX with fresh air and exercise, then this casual, no-badge-needed event with other attendees (and maybe some locals) is for you.

Seattle Waterfront

A sunny view of Seattle’s Waterfront (photo: CC0 license)

Event: Halo Meetup at PAX West
Time: 10 AM-?
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location: Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/269958873825280/
Description: No tickets required for this casual meetup for Halo cosplayers at PAX West, at the nearby Freeway Park. Photographers welcome.

Event: League of Legends NA LCS Viewing Party – PLAYOFFS IN THE PARK
Time: 10 AM-8 PM (9/2)
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/league-of-legends-na-lcs-viewing-party-playoffs-in-the-park-tickets-49499149288
Description: Check out the latest Alienware hardware, have a chance to win some Alienware and Team Liquid giveaways, while seeing how the League of Legends North America LCS summer semifinal tournament plays out.

Event: League of Legends Cosplay Meet up at PAX West 2018
Time: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location: Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/215417959321646/
Description: “This is the official Cosplay meet up for League of Legends at PAX West! Come join your fellow cosplayers at Westlake Park to hang out, take some photos, and celebrate League Cosplay. Unsure where the park is? No worries! It’s only a 5-minute walk from the convention center, on the corner of 4th and Pine.”

Event: PAX West Overwatch Meet Up 2018
Time: 1-2:30 PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location: Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/454170838395331/
Description: If you’re a fan of Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch, you might enjoy this casual meetup near PAX West, where you can meet fellow players and show off your cosplay.

Event: FANDOM Monster Hunter Cafe Food Truck @ PAX West
Time: 12-8PM (9/20)
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location/s:
1469 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (12-2PM 9/1)
866 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 (3-5PM 9/1)
Union St & 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98101 (6-8PM 9/1)
1515 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (12-2PM 9/2)
1469 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (3-5PM 9/2)
866 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 (6-8PM 9/2)
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fandom-monster-hunter-cafe-food-truck-pax-west-tickets-49649760771
Description: FANDOM & Monster Hunter are bringing a special treat to PAX West. Chase the FANDOM Monster Hunter Cafe Food Truck using #FANDOMMonsterHunger to see sneak peaks of the menu & for live updates on locations. We will be traveling around the surrounding area of PAX West handing out themed, free food!

Event: Escape To The City: Super Sonic 90s J-Fashion Juicebox Jam!
Time: 2-6 PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location: Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/250066292293583/
Description: This is a  free-for-all-ages-no-badge-required chiptunes music and fashion event, hosted at the very popular Freeway Park near PAX West.

Event: The MIX Seattle 2018 Presented with Raw Fury
Time: 2-11 PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location:  The Showbox, 1426 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.mediaindieexchange.com/event/the-mix-seattle-2018/
Description: One of the best-known indie game roadshows is presenting some of the latest and greatest games they have to showcase during PAX West: “The MIX Seattle is a full day indie games showcase. Guests can play unreleased amazing indie titles, get involved with prize package opportunities and more!  The 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm press-only reception includes complimentary food and drinks.”

Event: Bethesda Gameplay Days
Time: 1:30-9 PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location: Hard Rock Cafe, 116 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://bethesda.net/en/article/4BzA5CUFO8kk0AGoOae4eQ/bethesda-gameplay-days-coming-to-pax-west
Description: This event is basically day two of PAX West’s Bethesda-Fest. Playable for the event is Elder Scrolls Online: Murkmire, Prey: Mooncrash, and The Elder Scrolls: Legends DLC packs. Attendees can also check out the iPhone’s The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Quake Champions and more. The E3 2018 demo of RAGE 2 is also on tap.  Mix in fellow Bethesda fans, developers, chances to win prizes, and you have a party. The event will also be available on livestream over various channels.

Event: PAX West: Saturday Busk
Time: 4-7 PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location: Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, Washington 98101
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/697917813874111/
Description: What’s a “busk,” you may ask? If you clicked the link, you have an idea; and if you check out these musicians just outside the convention center/PAX West, you can listen in for yourself. Just follow the sound of a bass band.

Event: Red Bull Challenge Mode
Time: 5 PM-10 PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Block 41, 115 Bell St, Seattle, WA 98121
Link: https://redbullchallengemode.splashthat.com/
Description: Day two on deck for the Red Bull indie game extravaganza: “Red Bull invites pop culture lovers and those with a competitive spirit to Red Bull Challenge Mode, a two-day event during PAX West 2018 that will spotlight popular independent games – StudioMDHR’s Cuphead, Boneloaf and Double Fine Productions’ Gang Beasts, as well as the upcoming Due Process from local Seattle developer Giant Enemy Crab and Annapurna Interactive”

Event: PAX-West 2018 GameAudio Dinner
Time: 5:30 PM-9 PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: No
Location: Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria – South Lake Union, 2200 Westlake Avenue, #112, Seattle, WA 98121
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pax-west-2018-gameaudio-dinner-tickets-49076563322
Description: Game audio pros, sound off (I know, that’s a weak pun) if you’re going to the 2nd dinner hosted at PAX as a meetup for folks in the business.

Event: PAX West Dadofarm Meetup
Time: 5:38-10 PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Dick’s Drive-In, 115 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98102
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pax-west-dadofarm-meetup-tickets-49438273206
Description: Unusual start time and easy plays on words about the start point for the meetup aside, this looks like a casual, chill sort of meetup for PAX folks wanting to hop from fast food to beer during PAX weekend.

Event: To Be Determined Twitch Team PAX West Meet Up!
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: The Cheesecake Factory, 700 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/to-be-determined-twitch-team-pax-west-meet-up-tickets-49227984226
Description: Nope, “TBD” doesn’t mean the hosts are uncertain about the details of this meetup, It’s the name of a Twitch team, and they’re excited to meet PAX attendees at this event.

Event: The Crocodile & MAP Theatre Present: Mario Kart N64 Tournament
Time: 7 PM – ?
Cost: $5 – $15
Tickets available: Yes
Location: The Crocodile 2200 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1714239/tfly
Description: As a gamer, you might just want to go retro, after spending time with the cutting edge type of games all day at PAX. If that’s the case, get competitive with the Nintendo 64 classic, Mario Kart 64, either as a spectator or participant.

Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi in fine figure form

Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi on the road (sort of) (Photo: CC0 license)

Event: An Evening with Extra Credits and Puzzle Break
Time: 8 PM-12 AM (9/2)
Cost: $10-25
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Sole Repair Shop, 1001 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-extra-credits-and-puzzle-break-tickets-49239326150
Description: “Come hang out with the crew of Extra Credits and fellow fans of the channel! We are also teaming up with local favorite escape room company Puzzle Break to provide you with additional entertainment.”

Event: FACEBOOK GAMING PRESENTS “LEVELS 2”
Time: 8 PM-12 AM (9/2)
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Link: https://facebookgamingpaxwestpartyga.splashthat.com/
Description: “Facebook Gaming “LEVELS 2″ features full hosted bar + mixology cocktails, a DJ,  light bites and three levels of immersive experiences from Instagram and Facebook Gaming.”

Event: Pink Party X
Time: 9 PM – ?
Cost: $15
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Neumos, 925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pink-party-x-tickets-48430490902
Description: “10 years in the making, it’s Pink Party X!. Bring your PAX party to our party, the biggest and best queer geek party during PAX West. You don’t even need a PAX badge to come! All of the queer gamers, geeks, and nerds will be there.” Also, keep in mind this party is for 21 and over folks.

Event: The DJ Sessions Presents the “On Location Sessions” 4LOCAL unofficial TWITCH PAX After party
Time: 10 PM-2 AM (9/2)
Cost: $15
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Pike Brewing Company, 1415 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dj-sessions-presents-the-on-location-sessions-4local-unofficial-twitch-pax-after-party-tickets-47974174046
Description: “We will have ‘4 LOCAL’ crews playing this special event, with one main stage and three Silent Disco setups!!!”

 

Sunday, September 2nd:

Event: League of Legends Cosplay Meet up at PAX West 2018
Time: 10AM-12 PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location: Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/215417959321646/
Description: “This is the official Cosplay meet up for League of Legends at PAX West! Come join your fellow cosplayers at Westlake Park to hang out, take some photos, and celebrate League Cosplay. Unsure where the park is? No worries! It’s only a 5-minute walk from the convention center, on the corner of 4th and Pine.”

Event: Seattle Indies Expo 2018
Time: 12-9 PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Motif Seattle, 1415 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-indies-expo-2018-registration-48633560288
Description: With a slew of sponsors backing it, this one-day indie games showcase in the heart of downtown Seattle invites PAX attendees to check out the game titles, and even grab an adult beverage while doing it.

Event: Breach Ice Cream Social, Hosted by En Masse Entertainment
Time: 4-5 PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: En Masse Entertainment, 1218 3rd Ave, Floor 5 Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.meetup.com/SeattleOBA/events/254137846/
Description: “Our partners at En Masse Entertainment are throwing an ice cream social to celebrate the announcement of Breach, and give any interested SOBA members an early hands-on. Join us for an exclusive sneak peek at Breach, and to get your hands on your own alpha code, some ice cream, and a chance to relax at the end of a long PAX weekend.” Also, keep in mind this is a limited RSVP event, so you will need to RSVP on the Meetup page it lock it in.

Event: PAX West 2018 – ArenaNet Community Party
Time: 7-10 PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: No
Location: Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 600 Pine St #401, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pax-west-2018-arenanet-community-party-tickets-48847471101
Description: ArenaNet’s throwing their Guild Wars 2community a party at PAX West, with appetizers, drinks and a chance to win some game-related prizes along the way. Under 21 folks looks like they can attend too, but only in the company of someone of age.

Event: Official HuskyCon PAX West Meetup (Definitely Not Sponsored by Twitch)
Time: 7-11 PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Elephant & Castle, 1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/official-huskycon-pax-west-meetup-definitely-not-sponsored-by-twitch-tickets-49486688016
Description: “Come join the Huskycon crew once again at our annual PAX West Meetup. We’ll hang out, we’ll talk, we’ll drink a bunch. This year we’re at the Elephant and Castle again because we can, so stop on by and have a drink or two. Free lanyards and stickers!”

Event: The Messenger PAX West Party!
Time: 8 PM-12 AM (9/3)
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location: Hard Rock Cafe, 116 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/257166494913050/
Description: Celebrate “The Messenger” game launch, with live music, poutine, and drink tickets for the first 100 attendees. Oh, and no PAX West badge needed for entry, but attendees will need to be 21 and over.

Event: POLISH GAMEDEV PARTY @ PAX WEST 2018
Time: 8 PM-2 AM (9/3)
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Polish Home, 1714 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/polish-gamedev-party-pax-west-2018-registration-49211504936
Description: While this event is visible, it also requires a password to sign up. If and when approved, it looks like attendees will be provided with food, drink, and an opportunity to network with pros from the Polish game dev industry.

UPDATE (8/27/18): List updated with a couple new additions to add (even) more awesome stuff to do pre-PAX.

UPDATE (8/30/18): just before PAX West 2018 kicks off, the list has been updated with a couple more fresh additions to fill out the list even more!