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Friday
Jul082016

GameDevDrinkUp July 2016

Hi All,

Summer is here! Come cool off with an ice-cold beer and the game development community.  The DrinkUp starts next Thursday at 8pm in eight cities across the world.  Invite your dev friends for a fun night of networking and drinks.

As always, Twitch will provide the first 50 in the door with a free drink ticket (LA, SF, Dallas only) along with raffle prizes.

We are always on the lookout for donations for the monthly raffle (such as games, books, T-shirts, figures), so if you or your company has anything to donate, please contact the local chapter lead.

Hope to see you there!  

 

-Jonathan Hawkins

 

Montreal - RSVP - http://bit.ly/29rBoK5

When: Thurs., 7/14 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Nexus Smart Bar - 323 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2X 1H7, Canada

Happy Hour drink & food specials from 8 - 11PM

Contact: @gankstrr - Geneviève St-Onge & @mcbourdua - Marie-Christine Bourdua

 

Orlando - RSVP - http://bit.ly/29wGeZd

When: Thurs., 7/14 from 8 - 11PM

Where:  BART Bar + Arcade – 1205 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL 32803

Contact: @SteveEmbr - Steve Emberton & @SamueljMosley - Samuel Mosley

 

Raleigh - RSVP - http://bit.ly/29mXHok
When: Thurs., 7/14 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Hibernian Pub - 311 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

Contact: @G_Shonk - Grant Shonkwiler

 

LA - RSVP - http://bit.ly/29AGya6

When: Thurs., 7/14 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Busby’s West – 3110 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Happy Hour drink & food specials from 8 - 11PM

Raffle & 50 free drinks by Twitch

Contact: @JonathanHawkins

 

San Francisco - RSVP - http://bit.ly/29sns81

When: Thurs., 7/14 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Dear Mom – 2700 16th St., San Francisco 94103

Raffle & 50 free drinks by Twitch

Contact: @WarrenPrice

 

Dallas - RSVP – http://bit.ly/29mY5mI

When: Thurs., 7/14 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Vickery Park - 1011 E. 15th, Plano, TX 75074

Raffle & 50 free drinks by Twitch

Contact: @ChrisHays - Christopher Hays

 

St. Louis - RSVP  - http://bit.ly/29rBoK5

When: Thurs., 7/14 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Orbit Pinball Lounge - 7401 Hazel Ave Saint Louis, MO 63143

Raffle & Discounts on buckets of beer and other specials

If you are participating in the Game Dev Duel Slow Jam (gamedevduel.com) bring your team and plan your next week. If you have something you would like to show, bring a laptop and let people play.

Contact: @WesleyTE - Wes Ehrlichman

 

Tokyo - RSVP - http://bit.ly/29smkB6

When: Thurs., 7/14 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Los Cabos Shinjuku (Pasela Resorts 8F)

1-3-16 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku

5-min walk from JR Shinjuku Station East Exit

2500 yen = All-you-can-drink is limited to 2 hours 8-10pm

(Please pay at the door.)

Upon arrival, please let the staff know that you are there to attend GameDevDrinkUp.

Contact: @AdelleBueno

 

Saturday
Jun042016

GameDevDrinkUp June 2016

Hi All,

Join us Thurs., 6/9 for the monthly DrinkUp in select cities across the U.S. and Tokyo. LA and SF chapters are not meeting next week; they are joining forces on 6/19 for the annual E3 DrinkUp at the LA Biergarten in Downtown. See below for chapter location and additional details. 

Twitch will be providing the Dallas chapter with 50 free drink tickets, so arrive on time to take advantage of a complimentary libation.  We welcome donations for the nightly raffle. Feel free to donate items to your chapter lead such as games, T-shirts, codes, books, etc.

Hope to see you there!  

-Jonathan Hawkins

 

E3 DrinkUp Party - RSVP - http://bit.ly/1U7Y3u4

When: Thurs., 6/16 from 6 - 9PM

Where: Los Angeles Biergarten - 750 S Broadway Ave - Los Angeles, CA 90014

Entertainment: GrimeCraft - Soundcloud & 2ToneDisco - SoundCloud

Specials: $5 well drinks, $5 beers, $5 Jameson/Jack Daniels/Patron shots and food specials.

50 free drinks by Twitch

Contact: @JonathanHawkins

 

Montreal - RSVP - http://bit.ly/1t95QlW

When: Thurs., 6/9 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Nexus Smart Bar - 323 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2X 1H7, Canada

Happy Hour drink & food specials from 8 - 11PM

Contact: @gankstrr - Geneviève St-Onge & @mcbourdua - Marie-Christine Bourdua

 

Orlando - RSVP - http://bit.ly/1UpmLGu

When: Thurs., 6/9 from 8 - 11PM

Where:  BART Bar + Arcade 1205 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL 32803

Contact: @SteveEmbr - Steve Emberton & @SamueljMosley - Samuel Mosley

 

Raleigh - RSVP - http://bit.ly/1UkBe6D

When: Thurs., 6/9 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Hibernian Pub - 311 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

Contact: @G_Shonk - Grant Shonkwiler

 

San Francisco - NO EVENT THIS MONTH

We will be joining forces for the E3 party.  Please check back next month for the DrinkUp on July 14th.

Contact: @WarrenPrice

 

Dallas - RSVP – http://bit.ly/1PvhscG
When: Thurs., 6/9 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Vickery Park - 1011 E. 15th, Plano, TX 75074

Raffle & 50 free drinks by  Twitch

Contact: @ChrisHays - Christopher Hays

 

St. Louis - RSVP  - http://bit.ly/1X4Afxr

When: Thurs., 6/9 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Orbit Pinball Lounge - 7401 Hazel Ave Saint Louis, MO 63143

Raffle & Discounts on buckets of beer and other specials

Contact: @WesleyTE - Wes Ehrlichman

 

Tokyo - RSVP - http://bit.ly/24pD0J1

When: Thurs., 6/9 from 9 - 11PM

Where: Los Cabos Shinjuku (Pasela Resorts 8F)

1-3-16 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku

5-min walk from JR Shinjuku Station East Exit

2500 yen = All-you-can-drink

(Please pay at the door.)

Upon arrival, please let the staff know that you are there to attend GameDevDrinkUp.

Contact: @AdelleBueno

 

Tuesday
May242016

E3 DrinkUp Party

Hi All,

It’s that time of year when we get together and celebrate the biggest and best gaming convention in the industry -- E3 2016! Next month, join us in Los Angeles for the E3 DrinkUp on June 16th from 6-9PM at the Biergarten (details below) for an evening of networking and celebrating.

If you’ll be in Los Angeles for E3, come out for an evening of live music from special guests GrimeCraft and 2ToneDisco. The Biergarten will have plenty of drink and food specials going on throughout the evening, so come thirsty and hungry! As always, our special sponsor Twitch will be providing the first 50 through the door with a complimentary drink ticket. Arrive on time!

Hope to see you there!  

-Jonathan Hawkins

 

E3 DrinkUp Party - RSVP - http://bit.ly/1U7Y3u4

When: Thurs., 6/16 from 6 - 9PM

Where: Los Angeles Biergarten - 750 S Broadway Ave - Los Angeles, CA 90014

Entertainment: GrimeCraft - Soundcloud & 2ToneDisco - SoundCloud

Specials: $5 well drinks, $5 beers, $5 Jameson/Jack Daniels/Patron shots and food specials.

50 free drinks by Twitch

Contact: @JonathanHawkins

 

Monday
May022016

GameDevDrinkUp May 2016

Hi All,

This month we proudly announce the start of two new DrinkUp chapters! Please welcome Montreal, our first Canadian DrinkUp, lead by Geneviève St-Onge, and Orlando, lead by Steve Emberton & Samuel Mosley.  We're continuing to spread the love of games and strengthening our development community throughout the world with the start of new chapters one city at a time.  Please help these two new chapters get off to a great start and spread the word to developers you may know in the area.

As always, Twitch will provide the first 50 in the door with a free drink ticket (LA, SF, Dallas only) along with raffles prizes. We are always on the lookout for donations for the monthly raffle (such as games, books, T-shirts, figures), so if you or your company has anything to donate, please contact the local chapter lead.

Come join us Thursday, May 12th for drinks, developers, and good times!  You can find all the info below.

Hope to see you there!  

 

-Jonathan Hawkins

 

Montreal - RSVP - http://bit.ly/1OczIBD

When: Thurs., 5/12 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Nexus Smart Bar - 323 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2X 1H7, Canada

15% off drinks

Happy Hour drink & food specials from 8 - 11PM

Contact: @gankstrr - Geneviève St-Onge

 

Orlando - RSVP - http://bit.ly/1pXj0Qy

When: Thurs., 5/12 from 8 - 11PM

Where:  BART Bar + Arcade 1205 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL 32803

Contact: @SteveEmbr - Steve Emberton & @SamueljMosley - Samuel Mosley

 

Raleigh - RSVP - http://bit.ly/1pXj0Qy

When: Thurs., 5/12 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Hibernian Pub - 311 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

Contact: @G_Shonk - Grant Shonkwiler

 

LA - RSVP - http://bit.ly/1NQwVDi

When: Thurs., 5/12 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Busby’s West – 3110 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Happy Hour drink & food specials from 8 - 11PM

Raffle & 50 free drinks by Twitch

Contact: @JonathanHawkins

 

San Francisco - RSVP - http://bit.ly/23khEfP

When: Thurs., 5/12 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Dear Mom – 2700 16th St., San Francisco 94103

Raffle & 50 free drinks by  Twitch

Contact: @WarrenPrice

 

Dallas - RSVP – http://bit.ly/1VHxYIp

When: Thurs., 5/12 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Vickery Park - 1011 E. 15th, Plano, TX 75074

Raffle & 50 free drinks by  Twitch

Contact: @ChrisHays - Christopher Hays

 

St. Louis - RSVP  - http://bit.ly/24kk1ox

When: Thurs., 5/12 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Orbit Pinball Lounge - 7401 Hazel Ave Saint Louis, MO 63143

Raffle & Discounts on buckets of beer and other specials

Contact: @WesleyTE - Wes Ehrlichman

 

Tokyo - RSVP - http://bit.ly/23khgxJ

When: Thurs., 4/14 from 8 - 10PM

Where: Los Cabos Shinjuku (Pasela Resorts 8F)

1-3-16 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku

5-min walk from JR Shinjuku Station East Exit

2500 yen = All-you-can-drink

(Please pay at the door.)

Upon arrival, please let the staff know that you are there to attend GameDevDrinkUp.

Contact: @AdelleBueno

 

Friday
Apr082016

5 Year Anniversary - GameDevDrinkUp April 2015

Hello, All-


This month marks our 5 year anniversary for the GameDevDrinkUp!  What started out as a small gathering in Los Angeles has spread to many different game development hubs around the world.  The entire goal was to create a sense of community for developers, something that was lacking at the time.  Throughout the years, we have brought many people together.  This has lead to new friendships, business opportunities, and good times.  I really appreciate all the support that the community has given back to the events.  From their personal donations to the raffles and the support from our different sponsors throughout the years.  Especially Twitch, who has been our long time sponsor, given us tons of prizes and countless drinks.  :)


We don’t run the DrinkUp as a for-profit business.  Each city has volunteers that make these events happen.  Every month they donate their time, energy, and money to hosting their city.  They are the real heroes of the DrinkUp!  Please give special thanks to Warren Price, Grant Shonkwiler, Christopher Hays, Wes Ehrlichman, Adelle Bueno, Katie Better, Glenn Winters, Chris Ainsworth, Manya Susoev, Jim Galis, and Drew Marlowe.  They have taken the initiative to be leaders in their local communities and put in the time each month to make sure we have great events.  Without them, there would be no DrinkUp.  


In the future, we look to continue to bring the event to new cities.  Helping to spread this sense a community between developers and making sure that we see each other more often than a couple conferences a year.  It might not sound like much, but I know personally I have met fantastic people, life long friends, and amazing collaborators to make new games.


So thank you for helping make these events such a great success.  I’ve loved video games my entire life and as a kid ,I knew this is always what I wanted to do.  I feel so fortunate to be apart of this industry and creating joy and fun in the world.  What I never realized when I was a kid, was the amazing people who bring these games to life.  You all are the smartest, most talented and nicest people I’ve ever met.  That’s why it's so important for us to gather and celebrate our craft.


So cheers to another 5 years and hope to see you next Thursday!


-Jonathan Hawkins


Raleigh - RSVP -  http://bit.ly/23jeXAm

When: Thurs., 4/14 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Hibernian Pub - 311 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

Contact: @G_Shonk - Grant Shonkwiler


LA - RSVP - http://bit.ly/1Wj7uMj

When: Thurs., 4/14 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Busby’s West – 3110 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Happy Hour drink & food specials from 8 - 11PM

Raffle & 50 free drinks by  Twitch

Contact: @JonathanHawkins


San Francisco - RSVP - http://bit.ly/1qdh2f5

When: Thurs., 4/14 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Dear Mom – 2700 16th St., San Francisco 94103

Raffle & 50 free drinks by  Twitch

Contact: @WarrenPrice


Dallas - RSVP – http://bit.ly/1MltMuP

When: Thurs., 4/14 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Vickery Park - 1011 E. 15th, Plano, TX 75074

Raffle & 50 free drinks by  Twitch

Contact: @ChrisHays - Christopher Hays


St. Louis - RSVP  - http://bit.ly/22j5Jy4

When: Thurs., 4/14 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Orbit Pinball Lounge - 7401 Hazel Ave Saint Louis, MO 63143

Raffle & Discounts on buckets of beer and other specials

Contact: @WesleyTE - Wes Ehrlichman


Tokyo - RSVP - http://bit.ly/1VbYGJf

When: Thurs., 4/14 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Los Cabos Shinjuku (Pasela Resorts 8F)

1-3-16 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku

5-min walk from JR Shinjuku Station East Exit

2500 yen = All-you-can-drink

(Please pay at the door.)

Upon arrival, please let the staff know that you are there to attend GameDevDrinkUp.

Contact: @AdelleBueno


Las Vegas - ON HOLD

Vegas will be taking a break this month.  Check back in May for more info!

Contact: @driph - Chris Ainsworth & @ecchibat - Manya Susoev


New York City - ON HOLD

New York will be taking a break this month.  Check back in May for more info!