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Blockchain Game Meet-up4:00PM-7:00PMSunday, March 18FreeCoin-Op San Francisco
508 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107 you all to an informal little mixer happening right before the GDC madness begin!
For those who are interested in meeting people in the community working on blockchain based games, we'd love to hear about what you are working on, your experiences and share best practices in this new and exciting space. Everyone's welcome to join!
7th Annual Sunday GDC Kickoff Dinner5:00 PM – 10:00 PMSunday, March 18$25 – $40Canton Seafood & Dim Sum Restaurant
655 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 Sunday GDC Kickoff Dinner is open to any and all Game Development Professionals, students and associates from around the world. Our attendance includes a heavy mix of AAA professionals, Indie Developers, Executives, Business Development, International Publishers, Mobile Companies, and more! You won't want to miss out on the head start for networking opportunities as the GDC curtain unveils!
This year, more than ever, we will have an increased presence of Asian Developers, Publishers and BD Professionals. Yes, our acclaim is going global!
The specialist Works, 8ooBirds Ventures for StartupsXXX(cost)X37
Dutch Courage meets Belgian Beers7:00PM-???Sunday, March 18€75 Registration19 Utah St, San Francisco, CA 94103 concept is simple: Play a game, get a beer.
One hour beforehand VIP’s (press, publishers) get exclusive access to your game. After that, we open the doors for over 500 game enthusiasts from around the world. They will be there to play your game in return for a tasty Belgian beer or Dutch Vaasje.

This is the perfect start of GDC!

You can now apply for the lowlands showcase?
Register before January 19th 2018 through this link.
Registration fee is €75.
For that price, you’ll get a spot in our showcase venue and drink vouchers to offer to the people who play your game.
Dutch Game Garden, Belgian Games, Play Together App, Flanders DC for Gaming, UtomikXXXX (limited)1
GameVibes: GDC Sunday Mixer8:00 PM – 1:00 AMSunday, March 18FreeEmporium SF :: Arcade Bar Venue
616 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA
"GameVibes: GDC Sunday Mixer at Emporium SF" hosted by ShowDown Entertainment takes place at Emporium SF on Divisadero St in San Francisco. GameVibes guests can expect great music, a wide selection of drinks and TONS of video game stations available throughout the entire space! Games available range from classic to new releases on both console and PC.
ShowDown EntertainmentXXX
Visual Novel Developer Meetup1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Monday, March 19FreeYerba Buena Gardens
750 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103 is a casual meetup for visual novel developers! Bring mobile builds, business cards, snacks, and just generally nerd out and make friends with others involved in visual novel (and adjacent) projects.XXX2
LaunchFEST, ICO Fest and Demo Showcase1:00 PM - 9:00 - PMMonday, March 19$30 - $195Upload VR
1535 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States you want to learn how to deals with Silicon Valley and meet angels and VCs?
Are you a developer and want learn about the latest tech trends?
Are you a startup seeking funding from angels and VC investors?
Are you an ICO raising funding and want to pitch bitcoin and ICO investors?
Angel Launch
Polish Party at GDC 20184:00 PM - 12:00 AM Monday, March 19Free1011 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103, yet again, here in San Francisco, together with elite companies from Polish game development scene, we would like to invite you to have a drink and try some of the best dishes of our national cuisine.

This party will provide great networking opportunities with a fine selection of representatives of Polish gaming industry, excellent guests from our Central European partner organizations, publishers, and media.
Robot Gentleman
Anshar Studios
Tate Multimedia
11 bit studios
and with the aid of institutions: Polish Investment & Trade Agency and Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
Mentor Lounge & CGX Bash at GDC5:00 PM - 8:00 PMMonday, March 19Jillian's
175 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 CGX Team is excited to announce that we will be hosting an event kicking off GDC featuring a mentor lounge with 100 simultaneous mentor sessions followed by a party and networking event celebrating Canadian games and development! (all are welcome!)
Intel, Canadian Gaming ExpoXXXXX3
GDC Mobile Masters Meet Up5:00 PM - 8:00 PMMonday, March 19FreeTopsy's Bar
260 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 better way to kick off GDC than with the Masters of Mobile!

We invite you to an evening of drinks, music, and a whole lot of F2P
Gram Games | Mobile Free To Play | Deconstructor of Fun | Mobile Dev Memo
Cryptocurrency Happy Hour at GDC5:30 - 7:30 PMMonday, March 19FreeNatomaCabana
90 Natoma St
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States and Game Developers, have your first drink of the night with us and meet the team fueling mobile growth with CryptoCurrencies.StormXX
CGX Bash at GDC6:30 PM – 8:30 PMMonday, March 19FreeJillian's
175 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 our Mentor Lounge at GDC, we head into a celebration of Canadian games! An exciting networking event with drinks, food, and a chance to play some great Canadian-made games.
Please register here to confirm your attendance!
If you're interested in mentoring, partnering, or showing off your game contact the team:
Jillian Mood & PartnersXX4
VIP Networking Dinner at GDC7:00 PM - 11:00 PMMonday, March 19FreeWaterbar
399 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States the start of 2018 both German games industry associations merged into one and game now represents the whole German games industry.

To celebrate this, we would love to invite you to the Waterbar San Francisco on Monday, March 19 at 7pm to introduce you to some of the finest German games industry experts.

As this is an invite only event, please RSVP until March 16th.
Game - The German Games Industry AssociationXX
LaunchFEST and ICO FEST Showcase Party7:00 PM - 9:00 PMMonday, March 19$0 - $95Upload VR
1335 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105
If you want to attend full program from 1pm to 7pm, including panels, venture pitch, demo showcase and dinner, then you must register.
Angel Launch
Spiel schon!07:00 PM - 09:00 PMMonday, March 19FreeGalvanize - San Francisco (SoMa)
44 Tehama Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 invite you to a special evening, celebrating the beauty of games developed in Austria. Under the motto “Spiel schön” we exhibit recent video games that are not only beautiful in their visual design, but also show that Austrian games deserve attention.

Join us for an evening of games! Explore three examples of contemporary award-winning Austrian games on various platforms and enjoy stellar visuals on canvas in a gallery atmosphere supported by classical Austrian live music. Use the opportunity to exchange ideas and questions with developers on-site and discuss the potential future of games with Austrian academic researcher Johanna Pirker.
Open AustriaXX
HEVGA's (Un)Education Summit Party7:30PM-11:30PMMonday, March 19Free18 Harlan Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108 Higher Education Video Game Alliance is hosting its (Un)Education Summit Party at Bar Fluxus. (Un)Official and (Un)Sanctioned. Art bar. Live music. In an alley. With a food truck.

Announcing our 2018 Fellows & two new board members. Hosted bar. No RSVP required.
Higher Education Video Game Alliance, Entertainment Software Association, iThrive Games, RIT, Carnegie Mellon UniversityXXX
Pocket Gamer Party @ GDC 20188:00 PM – 11:30 PMMonday, March 19FreeThe Grand
520 4th St
San Francisco, California CA 94107 always you can expect the usual mix of grade-A networking activity, plenty of drink, food, and fun as we celebrate the night away.
You need to RSVP and make sure you get there nice and early as RSVPing alone won’t guarantee entry.
Oh, and bring your business card to get in!
Steel Media (Publishers of Pocket Gamer)XXX6
GameVibes: GDC Monday Kickoff Party8:00 PM – 1:00 AMMonday, March 19$10Venue 550- 550 15th St, San Francisco, CA 94103"GameVibes: Monday At Venue 550" is hosted by ShowDown Entertainment at Venue 550 on 550 15th St in San Francisco. GameVibes guests can expect great music, a wide selection of drinks, food, and TONS of video game stations available throughout the entire space! Games available range from classic to new releases on both console and PC.ShowDown EntertainmentXXX
GDC 2018 Unreal Engine Education Summit8:30 AM - 11:30 AMTuesday, March 20FreeFour Seasons Hotel San Francisco
757 Market Street
Yerba Buena A
San Francisco, CA 94103 are invited to attend Epic Games’ annual GDC Unreal Engine Education Summit, which is returning to the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco, and is open to educators for free. This year we are excited to share many new learning resources directly from the Unreal Engine education team, including Unreal Engine teachers’ guides, deep learning courses, and more.

The 2018 summit will feature Epic Games Principal Technical Artist Ryan Brucks on technical art; Senior Developer Relations Technical Artist Zak Parrish on teaching programming with Blueprints, Enterprise Technical Manager Chris Murray presenting Unreal for enterprise use; Senior Recruiter Emily Gabrian on Epic’s internship program; plus, Epic’s evangelism new Unreal Engine learning materials presented by the Evangelism team.
Epic GamesX
18th Annual Women in Gaming Rally12:00 PM – 6:00 PMTuesday, March 20FreeContemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103 us during the day as we host a series of interactive sessions, workshops and discussions by impactful women from across the industry. Later in the evening we will wrap up the day with our keynote address and an evening reception in partnership with our friends from the Gaming & Disability community.XBox7
Serious Games Networking Reception @GDC 20183:00 PM - 06:00 PMTuesday, March 20FreeGoogle Developers Launchpad Space 345 Spear Street
6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105 join us for the second annual IGDA® Serious Games Networking + Awards Reception at GDC! Come network with other practitioners in the field of serious games and celebrate the achievements of peers who have who have made great contributions to the field of serious games through their abilities, talents, and efforts!Serious GamesX
European Game ShowcaseTuesday, March 20The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111 European showcase will take place in an exclusive location in San Francisco where around 30 European developers will be able to show their latest creations to press, publishers and strategic partners in a relaxed and enjoyable way.Swissnex San Fransisco, Creative Industries Fund NL, Interactive Denmark, MeetToMatch, IntegraX8
Glu Mobile GDC Bash!4:30 PM - 7:00 PMTuesday, March 20FreeGlu HQ
875 Howard St.
Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States'd like to invite you to join us in celebrating our rebranding and brand new office during your visit to GDC! Whether you've known us in the past or this is our first meeting, we'd love to show you our new space, chat about current projects and catch up!

Enjoy some light bites and complemantary drinks as the conference ends for the day and before the main parties begin. We'll have a photo booth, some games, and music to get you in the mood prior to the GDC nightlife. Raffle prizes? We've got them as well!

This is a private event, so RSVPs will be enforced. If you have a plus one, we'd be happy to have them as well! Please have them put your name as the referral so we know who to thank :)
Glu MobileXX
Games Data Science Meetup @GDC5:00 PM - 6:30 PMTuesday, March 20Free300 California Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States meetup will feature food, drinks, and five talks from data science and analytics specialists. After the meetup, join us for a hosted happy hour in our new downtown office.

Meet & Greet: 5:00pm - 5:20pm
Presentations: 5:20pm - 6:30pm
Happy Hour: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Made In MA at GDC 2018 Party5:30 PM - 8:30 PMTuesday, March 20$16.62Johnny Foley's Irish House
243 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 your GDC off right and join us for drinks and snacks before another long night of work. Great chance to catch up with old friends and to make new ones. All are welcome. Vivox, Becker College and Petricore GamesXX9
Gaming and Disability Community Reception 20185:00 PM – 8:00 PMTuesday, March 20FreeContemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103 is proud to host the 1st annual Gaming and Disability Reception during the 2018 Game Developer's Conference. Join us to connect & network with other game creators, developers, writers, artists, and more who are striving to make gaming a more accessible medium.Xbox Gaming & Disability Community
WIGI & Aarki GDC 2018 Networking Party6:00 PM – 9:00 PMTuesday, March 20FreeSPUR San Franciso
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 in Games International & Aarki, Big Huge Games, Google Cloud Platform, SonyX11
Israeli Games and Tech at GDC186:00 PM - 9:00 PMTuesday, March 20FreeTBA and Greet with Israeli game publishers, developers, service and tech providers . Mobile publishers, social gaming, education , tech and image processing.GameISX
Polycount Meetup6:00 PM – 10:00 PMTuesday, March 20Free46 Minna St, San Francisco, CA 94105 to get in: Present the flyer at the door: and Marmoset have teamed up to host the annual GDC Meetup for the fourth year running. Join us for cool artwork, free swag, cocktails and conversation with the industry’s most talented artists.
GDC XPerience Mixer + After Party6:00 PM – 12:00 AMTuesday, March 20$0-$10Love And Propaganda
85 Campton Place
San Francisco, CA 94108 regular networking mixers are almost sold out and high in demand. We are now giving you another chance to come join us at this newest hot spot venue in San Francisco on a Tuesday night to network with other GameDevs, IndieDevs, Publishers, Executives, Venture Capitalist, Programmers, Producers, Animators, Concept Artists, and more!
If you are part of the gaming industry or simply who wants to be interested in joining the game development community, this is for YOU!
Level Up EntertainmentXX(cost)13
Game Education Meet-up6:00 PM - 9:00 PMTuesday, March 20FreeTempest
431 Natoma St
United States you at GDC and representing an educational institution? Are you interested in including entrepreneurship in your game development program? Or do you simply need some inspiration?

Join us, buy a drink and mingle with others at a casual meet-up of game educators!
Dutch Game GardenX
GDC Prototype & Playtest Night7:00 PM - 10:00 PMTuesday, March 20Free55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco, CA 94102 your digital or tabletop game-in-progress to get feedback from your peers at GDC. Or even if you don't have a game, stop by anyway and play other people's gamesRITXXX14
GDC 2018: VFX Bootcamp Party7:00 PM - 10:00 PMTuesday, March 20Free360 Ritch St, San Francisco, CA 94107 a day of filling your brain with VFX goodness we have an after day party at Victory Hall in the Parlor room from 7 -10.Real Time VFX15
14th International Mobile Gaming Awards Global Ceremony - General Admission7:00 PM – 11:30 Tuesday, March 20Free111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 14th IMGA Global ceremony will recognize the best mobile games made in 2017 or yet to be published. Held during GDC and Game Connection in San Francisco, the IMGA is where the global industry meets. Come network and meet the creators of the best mobile games of the year!
6pm: Doors Open - Pre-awards reception and happy hour for journalists and nominees
7pm: 14th IMGA Global ceremony presented by Maude Garrett
8pm: Afterparty hosted by Yoozoo
The IMGA Team, YoozooXXX24
GitHub GDC Party: March 207:00 PM - 12:00 PMTuesday, March 20Free"GitHub HQ
88 Colin P Kelly Junior Street
San Francisco, CA 94107" friends from the Global Game Jam will be there celebrating their 10-year anniversary and showcasing a collection of games for you to play. Feel free to bring your laptops and other devices, show off your work, and meet people who love games as much as you do. We’ll supply the drinks, wifi, and Octocat stickers.Github, Global Game JamXXX45
GDC2018 Tech Art Gathering7:30 PM - 9:30 PMTuesday, March 20FreeJillian's
175 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States Tech Art community is invited once again to Jillian's Bar and Grill (conventiently located across the street from the Moscone Convention Center West) for an evening of relaxation and networking after a full day of great Bootcamp content.

Food and non-alcoholic beverages generously provided by Side Effects Software and The Rigging Dojo
Matt OztalayX
POWx7: A Colossal Night of Sound and Vision7:30 PM - 2 AMTuesday, March 20$15 advance / $20 day of show / $10 with GDC badgeDNA Lounge
375 11th St, San Francisco, California 94103 and monobomb records return to DNA Lounge to usher in Game Developers Conference - GDC 2018 in style! A massive night of video game music, chiptunes, indie video games and everything in between.8bitsf and monobomb recordsX
The Other Party8:00 PM - 12:00 PMTuesday, March 20Free715 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94107 only. Come grab a drink and play some indie games with us and their creators at our bigger, better, party venue! We'll have many games on display for gamedevs to show off their creations in person. Sip specialty indie themed cocktails while grooving to DJ-blended retro tunes. Have a game to share? We'll have some open tables where you can bring a laptop and show it off!
Game Jolt, DreamHack, Devolver Digital, Good ShepherdXXX (cost)16
The Anime Party8 PM - 11:30 PMTuesday, March 20Free365 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 Media and Rose City Games bring you a night of anime, indie games, and special guests! We'll have the first public playable demo of The World Next Door, our first original game title currently in development! Do you understand!?
Grab a drink, play games, get free swag, meet developers, and party the night away Angel Style!
VIZ Media and Rose City Games XXXXX17
Unity Technologies GDC 2018 Latin American Brunch9:00 AM – 11:00 AMWednesday, March 21FreeUnity Technologies
30 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 Unity LATAM evangelists and special guests at the Unity Technologies office in San Francisco during GDC 2018. It’s a chance to hang out, network with your peers over breakfast, and learn the latest best practices for developing your game. Hope to see you there!Unity Technologies18
#SwissGames Breakfast10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWednesday, March 21FreeMoscone Center
747 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94111 a coffee, grab some chocolate and discover the latest Swiss projects!

We're welcoming the largest SwissGames contingent ever to attend GDC — 24 games and technologies — during the Game Connection and European Game Showcase (19-23 March 2018) in San Francisco.


Offical GDC Twitch Gamedev Meetup1030 AM - 12:00PMWednesday, March 21FreeWestfieild Mall Food Court
865 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 a small informal meetup for twitch devs to meet each other face to face! Everyone is welcomeStarlightskyesX
LGBTQIA in Gaming 201812:00 PM – 3:00 PMWednesday, March 21FreeMinna Gallery
111 Minna St
San Francisco, CA 94103 is proud to return with the 2nd annual LGBTQ in Gaming event. This gathering during the Game Developer's Conference is a casual get-together that brings together LGBTQIA+ gaming industry professionals. Join us to connect & network with other game creators, developers, writers, artists, and more. Come listen to fireside chats with industry veterans about topics that impact our community. We hope that you can join us!Team Xbox LGBTQ19
Big Indie Pitch & Big Indie Drinks2:00 PM - 9:00 PMWednesday, March 21FreeCourtyard by Marriott
299 2nd St
San Francisco, California 94105 join us for networking and pitching, as we once again put the spotlight on some of the world's best indie developers this March in San Francisco – and stick around to make more connections thanks to the developer drinks after the BIP winners are announced.

The unique speed dating format gives each developer 4 minutes with each panel of experts, meaning entrants will get real feedback from the event. There's editorial coverage in Pocket Gamer, AppSpy and beyond on offer, making this a great chance to get you, your studio and your game played by the world. Alongside the chance to potentially win one of our bespoke Indie Prizes which allow the recipients access to a range of Steel Media's advertorial and consultancy services.
Steel Media (Publishers of Pocket Gamer), IndieSkye

The Blacks in Gaming Green Room 20184:00 PM – 7:00 PMWednesday, March 21FreeMinna Gallery
111 Minna St
San Francisco, CA 94103 is once again proud to host the 13th annual BiG Green Room during the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco. Join us to connect & network with other game creators, developers, writers, artists, and more. Enjoy private listening sessions with industry veterans as they share insights from their work on popular games and gaming technology.Xbox20
ERC-721/NFT Developer Happy Hour at RareBits HQ5:30 PM - 7:30 PMWednesday, March 21FreeSilicon Valley Bank
505 Howard Street
Floor 3
San Francisco, CA 94105 Bits and Silicon Valley Bank are excited to host attendees of GDC 2018 at SVB HQ for drinks and appetizers. We are excited to create partnerships with developers in the NFT space and we will be providing devs with tools to help build their own game.Rarebits, Silicon Valley BankXX
VR Mixer5:30 - Premium Access; 7:30 - 11:00 General AdmissionWednesday, March 21General Admission - $30 +$2.74; Premium Access - $60 + $3.49Temple Nightclub
540 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 the vibrant VR community in our futuristic 20,000 sq. ft venue. Enjoy two floors of VR demos, games, and experiences from our partners and top indie developers from accross the world.

Want a head start on checking out the VR demos with smaller crowds and shorter lines? Skip the lines by getting a Premium Early Access Ticket for entry at 5:30 PM
SVVR, vive studios, sixense
GDC XPerience Networking Mixer6:00 PM – 10:00 PMWednesday, March 21$0-$15: guarunteed admission for $15Hotel VIA
138 King Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 you’re a GameDev or an IndieDev and want to showcase your games or product to the public, let us know and we can give you a special area to demo your project at the venue. We have limited tables and it is a first come first serve basis. The demo VIP table can be aquired and comes with 20 complimentary admission tickets!Level Up EntertainmentXX
Unity Keynote & Party 6:30 PMWednesday, March 21Invite onlyThe Village | 969 Market St, San FranciscoUnity's keynote will kick things off on Monday at 6.30pm with "demos of our new 2018 product technology, presentations from CTO and founder Yoachim [Ante] and CEO John Riccitiello will be on stage and we'll be inviting key partners as well."Unity Technologies5
UK industry Drinks Reception7:00 PM - 9:00 PMWednesday, March 21Free with Pre-RegistrationB Restaurant & Bar
720 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 event is FREE but you must register for tickets beforehand. If you have any queries please contact Lex
Don't forget to visit all of theUK business on the UK stand #1023 on the expo show floor.
Tickets are strictly limited and available subject to approval, Ukie stand exhibitors have priority.Ukie reserves the right to withdraw tickets at any point.
Trion Worlds Defiance 2050 GDC 2018 Preview Party & Mixer7:00 PM - 10:00 PMWednesday, March 21FreeInfusion Lounge
124 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 celebrate Defiance 2050, its recently announced massive online shooter for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Trion Worlds is hosting a GDC 2018 Mixer Party on Wednesday, March 21, and we’d like to invite you to come join us to be among the first to get your hands on the game, indulge in food and drink and meet the developers!XXXX
GDC 2018 Mixer Party7:00 PM - 10:00 PMWednesday, March 21FreeInfusion Lounge
124 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA celebrate Defiance 2050, its recently announced massive online shooter for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Trion Worlds is hosting a GDC 2018 Mixer Party on Wednesday, March 21. The event is open to GDC attendees to indulge in food and drink and meet the developers!Trion WorldsXXX43
Sonic Toad Media's 2018 GDC PARTY: Hopping to New Heights7:00 PM – 11:00 PMWednesday, March 21FreeThe Emporium Arcade Bar
616 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 Toad is proud to host the very first amphibious GDC party!
7PM at The Emporium Arcade Bar
I'm renting out the rooftop which opens up at 7 just for attendees and there will be free food, free classic arcade games, pinball, and more! Non-drinkers welcome as there's plenty of fun things to do and cool people to chat with but heads up for younger game devs that this event is 21+ only (venue's rule, not mine.)
Rachel Presser/Sonic Toad MediaXXX38
That.Party7:00 PM - 2:00 AMWednesday, March 21161 Erie St, San Francisco, CA 94103 will be on sale February 9th on the website.Venus Patrol23
TouchArcade GDC + Jam City7:00 PM - 12:00 AMWednesday, March 21Free55 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 far as our party is concerned, it's happening at the same time and the same place with one minor difference! Jam City was generous enough to sponsor the party, and we'll have a couple hundred drink tickets good for freebies at the bar. The party itself will be hosted at Bin 55, which is the hotel lobby bar of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on 780 Mission Street. We'll kick things off at around 7:00 PM and end when they kick us out (which I think is around midnight). Where things go from there is anyone's guess!Jam City, Touch ArcadeXXX
Digital Raign & Games For Change & Blockchain for Good7:00 PM - 12:00 AMWednesday, March 21FreeJamber
858 Folsom St, San Francisco, California 94107 Raign, Games For Change & Blockchain for Good are bringing our AR/VR/MR, AI, Blockchain/Crypto communities together, in the lead up to our Reality Summit at the Esalen Institute and XR For Change Summit in NYC. This is a meet and greet to bring our people together during Game Developers Conference - GDC. We'd love to see you and if there's connections that come to mind, please put us in touch and/or invite them to the meetup!Digital Raign
BelgianGamesCafe at GDC187:30 PM - 10:00 PMWednesday, March 21FreeTradition
441 Jones Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 by Cronos and Digital Wallonia we invite you to network and chat about #BelgianGamesIndustry and many other exciting topics. We're serving food and drinks. We even have Affligem Blonde beer.

Around 9pm, Flemish minister of Media Sven Gatz and Baudouin de Hemptinne from Digital Wallonia will host a short speech.

Please bring your EventBrite ticket (printed or digital) AND your valid photo ID. Due to Tradition bar license, no one can be permitted entrance without an ID showing you are over 21 years old.
Vungle Party9:00 PM - 12:00 AMWednesday, March 21Free620 Jones
620 Jones Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 us as we host the 'Who's Who' of the gaming industry, for the most anticipated party at GDC. Come hang out with the industry's largest publishers and developers at 620 Jones - complete with an open bar, gif-photo booth fun ...oh, and did we mention we've moved our party to a rooftop? VungleXXX39
12th Annual GGP at GDC9:00 PM - 1:00 AMWednesday, March 21DNA Lounge 375 11th St, San Francisco, California 94103 Annual Social Gathering (Allies super welcome). We come together at GDC to celebrate diversity and inclusion and being kind to each other.25
Murder Palace9:00 PM - 2:00 AMWednesday, March 21$0-$15Love + Propaganda
85 Campton Place
San Francisco, CA 94108
MURDERPALACE.COM Announcement trailer and game reveal
Black White BloodX (11-2am)X (9-11pm)X (9-11pm)26
GDC XPerience After Party10:00 PM - 2:00 AMWednesday, March 21FreeHawthorn
46 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 our Networking Mixer at Hotel VIA has been officially sold out a month in advance, we decided to give everyone an After Party in the Union Square/Financial District area to celebrate after a long day of networking or being around the convention center. It's time to unwind and have some fun in the city!

This event is FREE for everyone and just RSVP so we can keep a head count as space capacity is limited. Early arrival is highly suggested to guarantee yourself an entry to the venue.
Level Up Entertainment

Intel University Games Showcase and Expo 2018
1:00 PM - 8:00 PMThursday, March 22FreeCITY VIEW at METREON
135 4th St
Suite #4000 – 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103 us and a panel of luminary judges at GDC 2018 to see the BEST student game projects from the BEST university game developer programs! Find out which of the talented game development teams will win the 2018 competition. Intel is offering $40,000 in hardware prizes in three categories: Best Gameplay, Best Visual Quality, and Innovation categories. The Showcase runs from 5-7:30 pm. The main stage will feature talks from 2-5 pm on topics including gaming in 2025, key game development tools, graphics hardware, and more.

The event is Free to all but registration is required.
Intel Corporation
Celebrating Latinx in Gaming 20184:00 PM – 7:00 PMThursday, March 22FreeMinna Gallery
111 Minna St
San Francisco, CA 94103 celebrates diversity and recognizes the impact of the Latinx community in the gaming industry. Come share your story during the Game Developer's Conference with other Latinx and Latin American professionals of the gaming industry in this fun-filled and enlightening event. Join us to connect & network with other game creators, developers, writers, artists, and more.Team Xbox Latinx27
Gnomon + Artstation GDC 2018 Mixer5:00 PM – 11:00 PMThursday, March 22FreePianoFight
144 Taylor St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States School of Visual Effects’ annual Industry Mixer returns to PianoFight – and it’s bigger and better than ever! Gnomon and ArtStation are joining forces to bring you not only helpings of the delicious food and drink that you know and love, but also a fantastic line up of live demos by top industry artists.Gnomon School of VFX + ArtStationXXXX44
Women's Dinner at GDC5:30 PM - 8:30 PMThursday, March 22$34Zero Zero
826 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 is an industry where less than 25% of the jobs are held by women. After reaching its peaking in 1991 at 36%, the rate of women in computing roles has been in steady decline. That’s why I’m organizing a Women @ GDC dinner event, where women (and men!) can come together to be more of a community and get to know each other better and work to change the male to female ratio in gaming!

Let’s network, share stories, enjoy some food and drinks! There will be a set menu of appetizers, pizzas, and sundaes. Beverages will be offered off the menu.
Leslie RonaldsX
Zynga --A Night at the Races--5:30PM-8:00PMThursday, March 22Free699 8th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 Checkin: will be provided between Moscone Center and Zynga from 5:15 pm - 8:15 pm. Please see below for more details on where to pick up the shuttle outside of the Moscone Center.
All GDC badge holders and industry partners are invited to attend! Please RSVP to pre-register for the happy hour and save time when checking in upon your arrival. This is an 18+ event and is open to GDC attendees and industry guests only. Don't forget to bring your ID and conference badge.
AdAction & AdGem GDC 2018 HAPPY HOUR6:00PM-8:00PMThursday, March 22Free501 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102 Exclusive GDC Invitation!
To a night out with AdAction and AdGem. Enjoy FREE giggle water and nifty treats. ...You'll even need a password* to get in. * Password to be provided day of event
AdAction & AdGemXXX
GDC XPerience Mixer + After Party6:00 PM – 2:00 AMThursday, March 22$0-$15: guarunteed admission for $15Temple Nightclub
540 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 you’re a GameDev or an IndieDev and want to showcase your games or product to the public, let us know and we can give you a special area to demo your project at the venue. We have limited tables and it is a first come first serve basis. The demo VIP table can be aquired and comes with 20 complimentary admission tickets! Level Up EntertainmentXX (cost)28
GameVibes: GDC Thursday "Indie Night"6:00 PM – 1:00 AMThursday, March 22$101425 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103***We celebrate the Indie community on this special GameVibes night at the Foundry***
"GameVibes: Thursday At The Foundry" is hosted weekly by ShowDown Entertainment at Folsom Street Foundry. GameVibes guests can expect great music, a wide selection of drinks, food, and TONS of video game stations available throughout the entire space! Games available range from classic to new releases on both console and PC.
ShowDown EntertainmentXXX
5th Latin American Gathering6:30 PM – 8:30 PMThursday, March 22$17.89Local Edition
691 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 evento que congrega a la comunidad de videojuegos de Latinoamerica para crear alianzas y fortalizar la industria de la región.
Participan también publishers, desarrolladores y profesionales internacionales, abriendo nuevas oportunidades a los desarrolladores latinos.
Encuentro Latinoamericano29
Godot meetup at GDC6:30 PM – 9:30 PMTuesday, March 20Free
88 Colin P Kelly Junior Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 Engine meetup and networking at Github headquarters! Please bring yourselves and your laptops for a night of talks, demos and conversation. AAA, indie, and hobbyist developers of all levels are welcome!Godot42
Microsoft Mixed Reality Networking Reception6:30 PM – 9:30 PMThursday, March 22Free680 Folsom St
Suite 145
San Francisco, CA 94107 Microsoft Mixed Reality team is coming to GDC and would love to see you! Come join us for networking, hands on demos with HoloLens and our immersive headsets, and great food, beer and wine!MicrosoftXXX30
Esports Industry & Investments SF Meetup @ GDC6:30 PM - 8:30 PMThursday, March 22FreeUpload
1535 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 Industry and Investments is hosting a meetup during GDC in SF this year. The goal is to bring together esports entrepreneurs, industry professionals, and investors and promote collaboration. Previous speakers have included CEOs of esports startups and VCs invested in some of the biggest esports deals.

There will be a few speakers giving 5-10 minute presentations on various esports topics followed by a general networking session. We're excited to bring this event to SF for the first time.

The event will take place at Upload in their SF location. We'll be serving Pizza and cocktails.
Mo HallabaXXX
Killer Queen SF - New-Bee tournament6:30 PM - 11:00 PMThursday, March 22Emporium SF :: Arcade Bar Venue
616 Divisadero St, San Francisco, California 94117 last month's new-bee tournament? In town for the Game Developer's Conference and want to get in on the hype of the bar-oriented esports (*ahem* lower case 's') phenomenon? We're holding our 2nd New-Bee tournament at Emporium next Thursday, 3/22! As always, bring your team, or play as a free agent. KQSF will be help organize free agents. Brian Lee
Paymentwall SausageFest7:00 PM – 11:00 PMThursday, March 22Free255 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103’ll be hosting the event in conjunction with the Paymentwall Clubhouse at 255 9th Street on the first floor and rooftop, with views of the San Francisco skyline. We’ll be serving our traditional German sausages and unlimited beer—but this time around we’ll be going back to 1967 when the hippie movement started in San Francisco and spread around the world. We’ll be requiring gender balance from attendees, because it’s about time there’s love in the industry! PaymentwallXXX41
10th Annual Japan/U.S. Game Professional Mixer Party8:00 PM - 10:00 PMThursday, March 22$35Thirsty Bear Brewing Company (Second Floor)
661 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 are excited to host the 10th Annual Japan/U.S. Game Professional Mixer Party sponsored by DICO!! Join us for a special evening with Japanese game developers!

DICO is sponsoring this event by covering 2 drink tickets for the first 100 tickets, so please purchase the ticket now to reserve the free drink tickets. Feel Free to forward this invite to any other developers. We will be handing out the drink tickets at the venue check-in desk. There will be light foods served in the venue.
The Japan/US Game Mixer Party CommitteeXXX
BYO INDIE w/ Game Jolt and PIGSquad8:00 PM – 11:30 PMThursday, March 22FreeThe Royale
800 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94109 Your Own Indie! Game Jolt and Portland Indie Game Squad are teaming up again this year to host a night of indie games at our favorite bar in San Francisco! 21+
No loud music, No "party/club" vibe.
Expect awesome alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks and indie games!
Game Jolt & PIGSquadXXXX31
AFK by Razer9:00 PM - 11:00 PMThursday, March 22FreeRazerStore San Francisco
865 Market Street
Space 136
San Francisco, CA 94103’re going AFK and we want you there!

Join us at RazerStore San Francisco for an exhilarating experience. Meet gamers from our community, get your hands on exclusive Swag, and try out some of the latest additions to our lineup. In true Razer style, we'll be celebrating with food, drinks, and gaming competitions. You also stand to win awesome prizes in our raffle—you definitely don't want to miss this.
Caffeine presents: MARIOKE9:00PM-2:00AMThursday, March 22$20Public Works
161 Erie Street
San Francisco, CA 94103't know what Marioke is? Imagine 500-ish karaoke pop songs rewritten as dumb jokes about videogames and performed by the best people in the world, i.e. you. This isn't half-hearted background-noise bar room karaoke, either. We run Marioke like the best concert of your life, except you are the singers and the crowd.CaffeineXX32
GDC - Mixie's 2nd Annual Artjam & Potluc in the Park9AM-Noon, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 3PM-6PMFriday, March 23Bring munchies/softdrinks and sidesYerba Buena Gardens
750 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 by for a mellow afternoon to meet, greet, ‘n’ draw together over a nice cup of fresh tea. While this is an artjam, all are welcome! If code, marketing, directing, or any other such things are your digs, feel free to swing by our picnic blanket and get some fresh air with likeminded gaming enthusiasts.
We'll be serving a variety of tea, loose and bagged, made on the spot, which you can take how you prefer. One lump or two? Dash of cream?
There will also be a selection of light pastries, and everyone's encouraged to bring any munchies, softdrinks, sides, etc. to contribute; it's all in the spirit of the potluc. Get a bit, give a bit!
Players Happy Hour - GDC Edition feat5 PM - 10 PMFriday, March 23No Cover-- $10 all night cocktailspin
620 Jones St, San Francisco, California 94102 the Players this Friday for a special GDC version featuring guest DJ Tom Bartlett from Harmonix. Tom brings his unique personal flava of house music to San Francisco for an exclusive appearance.

Players residents Jonathan Hart, Steve Kuzmic and Eli Wilkie will be dropping in the mix.
Players and jones
JAPAN PARTY Powered by Amazon5:30 PM – 9:00 PMFriday, March 23$45Canton Seafood & Dim Sum Restaurant
665 Folsom Street
San Francisco , CA 94017 Japan will hold "GDC 2018 JAPAN PARTY" suponsored by Amazon at the evening on the final day of GDC 2018, March 23rd. It is very good chance to communicate with Japanese developers directly. We are welcome to international guests. Let's enjoy together!IGDAXX34
GameVibes: GDC Friday Closing Party6:00 PM – 1:00 AMMonday, March 19$101425 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103"GameVibes: Friday At The Foundry" is hosted weekly by ShowDown Entertainment at Folsom Street Foundry. GameVibes guests can expect great music, a wide selection of drinks, food, and TONS of video game stations available throughout the entire space! Games available range from classic to new releases on both console and PC.ShowDown EntertainmentXXX
Pow X7 Bonus Round8:00PM -???Friday, March 23$10 advance, $15 at door, $5 with GDC badgeDNA Lounge 375 11th St, San Francisco, California 94103 video game music.8bitSF and Monobomb Records 35
Ongoing Events
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MeetToMatch - San Francisco editionMar 21, 2018, 10:00 AM –
Mar 23, 2018, 3:00 PM
€0 – €126.37 will be working together with country pavillions, that serve as a meeting point if you do not have you own booth. If you do have your own place to meet, we can set this as your default meeting location, so the people come to you. No access to the trade floor? No worries, we are currently scouting locations that will be very nearby the venue.
Unity Lounge9AM to 4PMTuesday, March 20 - Thursday, March 22 Hotel Zetta | 55 5th St, San FranciscoWith 5 days of worth of excitement trying out new games and hardware, everyone could use a little escape. So Unity has taken over the lobby area of the Hotel Zetta to invite folks in to recharge, relax, meet some Unity team members and enjoy the hotel’s “play” space. For your pleasure, Hotel Zetta has a pool table, wall-sized plinko, video games and of course its crowning jewel the Exit Reality room-scale VR cube where you can try out some unreleased VR content. The best part is - you don’t need a GDC pass to attend! Everyone is welcome come hang out the Unity Lounge (drinks and snacks included!)
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