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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!

Sunday
Mar062016

GameDevDrinkUp March 2016

Hello, All-

 

Get ready, the March DrinkUp is almost here! Next Thursday, March 10 we will be hosting our monthly mixer, just ahead of GDC 2016. If you're in the LA, SF, Dallas, St. Louis, Raleigh or Tokyo area, come on out for an evening of networking and having a couple drinks with fellow game developers.

 

Unfortunately, NYC and Las Vegas won't be hosting this month. Please check back for updates on when those cities start up again.

 

For those attendees in LA, SF and Dallas, remember to get there on time for a chance at being one of the lucky first 50 to receive a complimentary drink ticket from Twitch. As always, we'll have raffles in select cities. If you'd like to donate to your chapter's raffle, just contact the host to coordinate.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

-Jonathan Hawkins

 

Raleigh - RSVP -  http://on.fb.me/1R26bRx

When: Thurs., 3/10 from 8 - 11PM

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

Contact: @G_Shonk - Grant Shonkwiler

 

LA - RSVP - http://on.fb.me/1QANeDg

When: Thurs., 3/10 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://on.fb.me/1OX82iY

When: Thurs., 3/10 from 8 - 11PM

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

Raffle & 50 free drinks by  Twitch

Contact: @WarrenPrice

 

Dallas - RSVP – http://on.fb.me/1U5Nk73

When: Thurs., 3/10 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://on.fb.me/1QEvOSJ

When: Thurs., 3/10 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 - New Time - RSVP - http://on.fb.me/1TYBFrR

When: Thurs., 3/10 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

 

Las Vegas - ON HOLD

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

 

Sunday
Feb072016

GameDevDrinkUp February 2016

Hi All-

 

It's time for our next DrinkUp! Happening just days before Valentine's Day, let's spend some time with fellow game devs sharing in our love of video games! Join us Thurs., 2/11 for an evening of networking, beverages and meeting new industry fellows at your local chapter.

 

As always, we'll have raffles going on where you can win some cool swag items. Also, if you're in LA, SF or Dallas, get there on time for a complimentary drink ticket (first 50 in the door) from Twitch.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

-Jonathan Hawkins

 

New York City - RSVP -  Facebook: http://on.fb.me/20ivFJh

When: Thurs., 2/11 from 8 - 11PM

Where: Solas Bar NYC - 232 E 9th St, New York, NY

Raffle sponsored by www.VideoGamesNewYork.com & also providing retro games to play at the event.

Note: New York has a new location! Food is not allowed at the venue, but feel free to bring food from some of the great surrounding restaurants.

Contact: @GlennWinters & @SomethingBetter - Katie Better

 

Raleigh - RSVP -  http://on.fb.me/1PuUrAJ

When: Thurs., 2/11 from 8 - 11PM

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

Contact: @G_Shonk - Grant Shonkwiler

 

LA - RSVP - http://on.fb.me/1SXwM0B

When: Thurs., 2/11 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://on.fb.me/1RgiuIw

When: Thurs., 2/11 from 8 - 11PM

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

Raffle & 50 free drinks by  Twitch & MaxPlay

Contact: @WarrenPrice

 

Dallas - RSVPhttp://on.fb.me/1K6TYbm

When: Thurs., 2/11 from 8 - 11PM

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

Raffle & 50 free drinks by  Twitch

Contact: @ChrisHays - Christopher Hays

 

Las Vegas - ON HOLD  -

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

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

 

St. Louis - RSVP  - http://on.fb.me/20PNL7w

When: Thurs., 2/11 from 8 - 11PM

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

Note: Please don’t arrive any earlier than 8 PM, due to a private event.

Raffle & Discounts on buckets of beer and other specials

Contact: @WesleyTE - Wes Ehrlichman

 

New Date/New Time - Tokyo - RSVP - http://on.fb.me/20dy8Vm

When: Thurs., 2/10 from 9:30 - 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