Events for Gamers’ PAX West 2019 Party List (2nd Update)

All set for the halfway mark of PAX West (from Thursday, August 29 to Friday, August 30? We’ve got plenty more PAX West 2019 events to share!

Saturday, August 31st:

Event: The Informal, Unofficial PAX 5K: Episode Five
Time: 9-10AM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None required
Location: Waterfront Park, 1401 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-informal-unofficial-pax-5k-episode-five-registration-64289785479
Description: “For the 5th year (sorry we skipped 2017) we are running an informal, unofficial 5K at PAX West. We’ll meet at 8:45AM on Saturday, August 31 at the fountain in the Waterfront Park and start the run at 9am. The run (or walk) is a nice flat course along the water.”

Classic games

Classic games are part of the PAX experience too (photo: CC0 license)

Event: Retro Gaming Weekend
Time: 10AM-6PM (August 31st and September 1st)
Cost: $22
Tickets available: None required
Location: Living Computers: Museum + Labs 2245 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134
Link: https://patch.com/washington/seattle/amp/cal/20190831/597588/retro-gaming-weekend
Description: “ATTENTION ALL 80s FANS: Join us during Pax weekend for our retro gaming experience! Check out our very own 80’s themed area, BitZone, located on the first floor that includes all of our 80s games, working old-school Nintendo and more.”

Event: VtM: Bloodlines 2 Fan & Cosplay Meetup at PAXWest
Time: 11AM-2PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location: Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/343929506494920/
Description: “In the lovely gardens of Freeway Park, mingle with Bloodlines 2 community team and like-minded Vampire: the Masquerade fans, exchange about your shared passion and take a short break from the busy convention. Cosplay is encouraged! This’ll be a great opportunity to meet each other, and perhaps some developers from HSL (if we can lure them from their dark dungeon).”

Event: Seattle Black Game Devs Meetup (August) @ PAX
Time: 12PM-2PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-black-game-devs-meetup-august-pax-tickets-70241826193
Description: “Calling all black game developers (designers, artists, writers, etc.) of the African Diaspora in the Seattle area. Join us at our monthly meetup/happy hour! Seattle’s not that big (and not that Black), so let’s build closer connections amongst those of us who work in the gaming industry. Come grab a casual drink with other members of our community, and meet others in our industry, develop relationships so we can collab and support each others work.”

Event: 2019 Stumpt Fan Meetup
Time: 1PM-2:30PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: GameWorks Seattle, 1511 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-stumpt-fan-meetup-tickets-69594969427
Description: “As always, we’ll be meeting at the GameWorks right across the street from the Washington Conventioneer Center (where PAX is held). It’ll be on Saturday Aug 31st at 1pm. Ash, Price, Rik, and Jazzy will be ready to throw down on some arcade games with you nerds.”

Event: Mistwalkers Meetup
Time: 2PM-3PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location: Starbucks Reserve Roastery, 1124 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1393678570782117/
Description: “Meet the cast of Tales from the Mists, a gothic horror D&D series, at PAX West! Dungeon Master TK Johnson and Mistwalkers Hadeel Al-Massari, Kayla Cline, Lysa Penrose, and Ashley Warren will be at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery near the Seattle Convention Center. They will be available to chat with fans, sign books and swag, and share fun Tales from the Mists goodies – such as dice, postcards, matchbooks, pins, and EXCLUSIVE PRINTS – while they last.”

Event: PAX West-COV Borderlands Cosplay Meetup!
Time: 2:30PM-3:30PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location: Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/644854192670075/
Description: “Come meet other borderlands cosplayers, fans and overall lovers of our favorite videogame! You don’t have to be in cosplay to attend, all we want is to see your lovely self to have fun!”

Event: Elder Scrolls Online: Dragonhold Community Event
Time: 5PM-9PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: First & Bell, 2218 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Link: https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/56849
Description: “At the event, you can play ESO: Dragonhold and Update 24 before they hit the Public Test Server and enjoy complimentary food and drink. In addition, we plan to have giveaways, including Elsweyr collectible coins, Moon-Sugar Soda, and codes for this year’s convention-exclusive Hot-Blooded Bantam Guar pet! Finally, members of both the ESO community and dev teams can answer your questions and talk about the game.”

Event: 4th Annual “Enter The Grid” PAX West Party + Chiptunes Concert!
Time: 6PM-2AM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None required
Location: Club Contour, 807 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/728205137600208/
Description: “Join us for a radical 80’s fueled cyberpunk extravaganza, brought to you by some of the most awesome talent in the game & music industry!! What’s in it for you, aside from a fun “family reunion” with fellow industry comrades and an epic chiptunes concert? Why, cosplay prizes and FREE BOOZE, of course! …

Seattle Game Developers Meetup: 6PM-9PM (FREE with PAX badge, industry only)
Chiptune Concert: 9PM-2AM ($5 cover charge, no PAX badge required, open to all 21+)”

Event: Facebook Gaming LEVELS party
Time: 6PM-2AM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Link: https://facebooklevelspaxwest2019.splashthat.com/
Description: “Facebook Gaming LEVELS features a full hosted bar, live music, immersive experiences and activities.”

Event: Double Fine Fan Meetup
Time: 6:30PM-9:39PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None needed
Location: Hard Rock Cafe, 116 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://twitter.com/DoubleFine/status/1167115050227683328
Description: “PAX West: Join us at Hard Rock Seattle on Saturday evening and celebrate the launch of RAD & Knights and Bikes! Meet … the DF team and play 20 player Gang Beasts! It’s free to attend, open to all ages, and you don’t even need a pax badge.”

Event: Extra Credits x Idle Champions Game Design Party – PAX West
Time: 7PM-11PM
Cost: $7
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Optimism Brewing Company, 1158 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/extra-credits-x-idle-champions-game-design-party-pax-west-tickets-68946692413
Description: “Extra Credits and Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms (by Codename Entertainment) are teaming up on hosting a PAX West party this year! Attend interactive, informative panels on game design, network with fellow players and devs, and enjoy delicious drinks! Your ticket comes with 1 included drink.”

Event: HuskyCon PAX West Meetup
Time: 8–11:59PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None required
Location: Redhook, Brewlab, Pike Motorworks Building, 714 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2332290796860468/
Description: “It’s the annual HuskyCon meetup! It’s gonna happen! Let’s all drink beer and hang out. Catch up with your friends, maybe make new ones. I’m sure you’ll find cool new people to follow on Twitch, Instagram, and Twitter.”

Event: Pink Party 11
Time: 9PM – ?
Cost: $15
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Neumos, 925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pink-party-11-tickets-65063343211
Description: “It’s back after more than a decade in the making, and it’s better than ever. It’s Pink Party 11, presented by ArenaNet and brought to you by Queer Geek! Bring your PAX party to our party, the premier queer geek party during PAX West. You don’t even need a PAX badge to come! All the queer gamers, geeks, and nerds will be there. If you only come out of your parents’ basement once a year, then you’d better come out for this!”

Event: Reader Player Hun! A Pax Weekend Gaymer Night at Queer Bar
Time: 9PM – 2AM
Cost: $12
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Queer/Bar, 1518 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Link: https://www.universe.com/events/reader-player-hun-a-pax-weekend-gaymer-night-at-queer-bar-831-tickets-XLYM5N
Description: “Nark Magazine presents two floors of gaming, cosplay gogo butts, performances and strip kombat tournaments in one sleazy PAX weekend gaymer party, so polish your Master Sword, bust your Pokeballs and show us your Princess Peach, cuz this labor day weekend it’s gonna be raining man(a)!”

Event: JK POP! PAX Party
Time: 10PM – ?
Cost: $8 ($10 at the door)
Tickets available: Yes
Location: The Timbre Room, 1809 Minor Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://thestranger.boldtypetickets.com/events/97454100/jk-pop-pax-party
Description: “J/K-pop music videos, dance battles + more!”

Sunday, September 1st:

Event: Good Shepherd Games – PAX West Party
Time: 9AM-12AM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: No
Location: Sodo Park, 3200 1st Avenue, South Seattle, WA 98134
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/good-shepherd-games-pax-west-party-tickets-68189922895
Description: “We’re taking over Sodo Park to bring you this one-of-a-kind event with great local bands like ARCHIE and Chong The Nomad in an atmosphere that’s stunning and unique. Grab your free limited tickets now to be one of the exclusive few to enjoy gaming in cooperation with The Mix and imbibe several quiet drinks with friends from across the street or across the world.”

Event: Seattle Indies Expo 2019
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-2019-registration-60915515948
Description: With a slew of sponsors and game developers involved, 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.

It's not PAX if there's at least some cosplay around

Cosplay will be featured at PAX West and a few parties (photo: CC0 license)

Event: Destiny Cosplay & Community Meetup at PAX West
Time: 1:30PM-2:30PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes
Location: Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, Washington 98101
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/washington-state-convention-center/destiny-cosplay-community-meetup-at-pax-west/559591874573376/
Description: “To get as many Destiny fans & cosplayers together at PAX this year to meet up and grab some photos.”

Event: Mix It Up PAX 2019 Dinner
Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Limited
Location: Tap House Grill, 1506 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mix-it-up-pax-2019-dinner-tickets-70717579183
Description: “A casual dinner to meet the Mix It Up developers and for us to meet you! We’ll be eating at 5:30 at the Tap House Grill, which is one block away from the convention center.”

Event: POLISH GAMEDEV PARTY @ PAX WEST 2018
Time: 8PM-2AM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: Yes (access code required)
Location: Polish Home, 1714 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/polish-party-pax-west-2019-registration-67498801733
Description: “Join us for a night of food, drinks, discussions and lots of networking! We’re bringing developers, publishers, media and partners together to explore the many ways of possible cooperation!”

Monday, September 2nd:

Event: Drinks with WINGS @ PAX
Time: 6PM-8PM
Cost: Free
Tickets available: None required
Location: Rachel’s Ginger Beer, 1610 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drinks-with-wings-pax-registration-70495599235
Description: “Wings is going to find and fund awesome games from creators from underrepresented groups, women and gender minority devs to start with, and we need your help. Maybe you’re in need of funding, know people who are or just want to hang out with some kick-ass developers and have a couple of ginger beers!”

Event:
The 6th Annual MC Frontalot & Friends PAX Party @ The Back Bar
Time: 7PM-?
Cost: $15-18
Tickets available: Yes
Location: The Crocodile Back Bar, 2200 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-6th-annual-mc-frontalot-friends-pax-party-the-back-bar-tickets-65572885265
Description: Nerdcore hip-hop artist MC Frontalot and Miss Eaves and Schaffer The Darklordwill be performing as PAX West approaches wind down. This could be a great chance to get a dose of quality music before the show closes.

UPDATE (8/18/19): Two links fixed, removed one deleted event, added three new events

UPDATE (8/29/19): Removed one event, added 10 events

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