GDC 2017 Party List List by Nolan Clemmons

GDC 2017 Party List - Ultimate guide to parties at the game developers conference in San Francisco

Ah, the 2017 Game Developers Conference. It’s that time of year again when the entire game industry flocks to San Francisco for a week jam-packed with panels, lectures, meetings, game demo’s, and of course, PARTIES! I’ve gathered a list of 2017 GDC Parties. Let me know if I missed any – it should be updated until the event. Please note that this is an unofficial list, and does not include invite-only events. Some events are either free, paid, will require you to be 21+, will require you to have a GDC Badge and ID, and/or business cards. Check the RSVP pages for information.

Without further ado, here’s the ultimate GDC 2017 Party Guide for you:

Link to Calendar View (Credit to Brandon Boyer): https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=qbi1va78rtqpqlok3jblush6u0@group.calendar.google.com

Link to GDC Party Map View (Compiled by Matthew Anderson)http://www.eventsforgamers.com/map/

Link to Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1i8f_oaam8-Uc6LGfMweTz-32xXEpr0_bi5VEMkNNAN0/edit?usp=sharing

 

Event: 2017 8th Annual Pre-GDC Dinner

Date: Saturday, February 25 Time (PST): 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: SoMa StrEat Food Park
428 11th St, San Francisco, California 94103

 

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/736248129855739/

Event: 6th Annual Pre-GDC Dinner!

Date: Sunday, February 26 Time (PST): 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: Canton
655 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94107
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-pre-gdc-dinner-tickets-31720285227

Event: Dutch Courage 2.0 – Pre GDC Mixer

Date: Sunday, February 26 Time (PST): 7:00 PM

Location: BrewCade SF
2200 MARKET ST #102
San Francisco, California

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dutch-courage-20-pre-gdc-mixer-tickets-30339603571

Event: MIX GDC WEEK 2017

Date: Monday, February 27 Time (PST): 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Location: 981 Mission Street, San Francisco CA

Notes: Media Indie Exchange

RSVP: http://www.mediaindieexchange.com/event/gdc-week-2017/

Event: Pocket Gamer Party @ GDC 2017

Date: Monday, February 27 Time (PST):
8:00 PM – 11:30 PM Location: The Grand
520 4th St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Notes: Bring your business card!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pocket-gamer-party-gdc-2017-in-association-with-kiip-neon-tickets-31394852850

Event: Made In MA at GDC 2017 Party

Date: Tuesday, February 28 Time (PST): 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Johnny Foley’s
243 O’Farrell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/made-in-ma-at-gdc-2017-party-tickets-30889267631

Event: WIGI (Women in Games Intl.) GDC 2017 Networking Party

Date: Tuesday, February 29 Time (PST):
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 Notes: Women in games international

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wigi-gdc-2017-networking-party-tickets-31257780864

Event: Polycount Meetup GDC 2017

Date: Tuesday, February 30 Time (PST): 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: 46 Minna St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Notes: Show this below image for entry:

Polycount GDC 2017 Party

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1737994943183934/

Event: IGDA’s Annual Networking Event

Date: Tuesday, February 31 Time (PST): 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Location: Children’s Creativity Museum – 221 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Notes: International Game Developers Association at GDC 2017

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-igda-networking-event-gdc-tickets-31774759160

Event: GDC Prototype/Playtest Night

Date: Tuesday, February 32 Time (PST): 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location:

Parc 55 Hotel
55 Cyril Magnin St

San Francisco, California 94102

 

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/656538114471394/

Event: Magic the Gathering at GDC

Date: Tuesday, February 33 Time (PST): 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: 135 4th Street #4000, San Francisco, California 94103

Notes: Photo ID and GDC badge required for entry. Limited space available; RSVP required.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/magic-at-gdc-tickets-31762673010

Event: BYO INDIE: A Party w/ Game Jolt and PIGSquad

Date: Tuesday, February 34 Time (PST): 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Location: The Royale
800 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Notes: 21+ only!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/byo-indie-a-party-w-game-jolt-and-pigsquad-gdc-2017-tickets-31497200976

Event: IMGA After Party, hosted by Youzu

Date: Tuesday, February 35 Time (PST): 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Location: 111 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Notes: Open Bar

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imga-after-party-hosted-by-youzu-tickets-31441960751

Event: LGBTQ in Gaming

Date: Wednesday, March 1 Time (PST):
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Hotel Zetta San Francisco
55 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lgbtq-in-gaming-tickets-31169610143

Event: Serious Games Networking Reception

Date: Wednesday, March 2 Time (PST): 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: Google Launchpad
301 Howard Street
4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdc-2017-serious-games-networking-reception-tickets-31735949078

Event: iGameUSA GDC Meet & Greet

Date: Wednesday, March 3 Time (PST): 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: TBD

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/263278620760013/

Event: Celebrating Latinos in Gaming

Date: Wednesday, March 4 Time (PST): 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Hotel Zetta San Francisco
55 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-latinos-in-gaming-tickets-30311878645

Event: GameDev Meetup Networking Mixer

Date: Wednesday, March 5 Time (PST): 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: BuzzWorks
365 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Notes: 21+ Only (Free entrance with GDC Badge; $5 Otherwise)

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdc-2017-gamedev-meetup-networking-mixer-tickets-31960742441

Event: THAT PARTY 2017

Date: Wednesday, March 6 Time (PST): 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Location: 161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Notes: Sold out – join waitlist

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/that-party-2017-tickets-31368271344

Event: 4TH ANNUAL VR MIXER

Date: Wednesday, March 7 Time (PST): 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Premium starts at 5:00 PM)

Location: Temple Nightclub 540 Howard S San Francisco, CA 94105

Notes: $30 General/$99 Premium (Tickets NOT sold at the door!) Live Performance: Android Jones and Evan Bluetech

RSVP: http://www.vrmixer.com/#main

Event: 11th Annual GGP at GDC Party

Date: Wednesday, March 8 Time (PST): 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Location: Codeword
917 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Notes: 21+ only.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/386653845015339/

Event: Murder Palace @ GDC feat. Alanah Pearce

Date: Wednesday, March 9 Time (PST): 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Location:

Love And Propaganda
85 Campton Place
San Francisco, CA 94108

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/murder-palace-gdc-feat-alanah-pearce-tickets-31706524067?

Event: Vungle GDC 2017 Party

Date: Wednesday, March 10 Time (PST): 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Location: Harlot @ 46 Minna
46 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Notes: Open Bar until 10:30 PM

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vungle-gdc-2017-party-registration-31605470814

Event: Big Indie Pitch @ GDC 2017

Date: Thursday, March 2 Time (PST): 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Barbarossa Lounge
714 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

Notes: Pocket Gamer.Biz Big Indie Pitch @ GDC 2017

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-indie-pitch-gdc-2017-tickets-31504646245

Event: Zynga Casino Happy Hour

Date: Thursday, March 3 Time (PST): 5:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Zynga HQ
699 8th Street
(Shuttle Provided from Moscone Center)

Notes: Bring GDC Badge & ID for Entry

Zynga Casino Happy Hour at GDC 2017

Event: Game Night with Kickstarter and Game Jolt

Date: Thursday, March 5 Time (PST): 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Location: The Royale
800 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94109

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/game-night-with-kickstarter-and-game-jolt-tickets-31649941828

Event: Marioke @ GDC 2017

Date: Thursday, March 6 Time (PST): 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Location: Encore Karaoke Lounge
1550 California
#2
San Francisco, CA 94109

Notes: “Tickets Sold Out- But join the waitlist and keep your Thursday night free anyway because we’re expecting to get some tickets back from sponsors. If that doesn’t work out for you we’ll be selling tickets on the door from 10PM”

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/marioke-gdc-2017-tickets-31443558530

Event: The Blacks in Gaming Green Room

Date: Thursday, March 7 Time (PST): 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Hotel Zetta San Francisco
55 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-blacks-in-gaming-green-room-tickets-31145021598

Event: Prizm PlayTable Party

Date: Thursday, March 8 Time (PST): 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Location: Lemnos Labs
1155 Indiana Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prizm-playtable-party-tickets-31807281435

Event: GDC2017 JAPAN PARTY

Date: Friday, March 3 Time (PST): 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Canton Seafood & Dim Sum Restaurant
665 Folsom Street
San Francisco , CA 94017

Notes: $50

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdc2017-japan-party-tickets-30910638552

Event: GDC 2017 Beach Firepit Party!

Date: Friday, March 3 Time (PST): 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA

Location is at Ocean Beach, near Cliff House (closest main street is Geary.)

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/648811578636610/

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