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2:45 PM on 01.20.2010

Some upcoming events for DtoidLosAngeles

Oh herro! It's been awhile since we've put up a blog on what has been going down here in Los Angeles. It is partly because we are lazy, and partly because all of our event planning goes on in our Google Group, and we forget that there are some people out there who either don't know about the group (hint: click that link), or prefer to get their information blog-style.

But if you're one of the people who just wait on the blogs, then you will have missed what we did two weekends ago, which was a birthday party for Destructoid's forum administrator, Technophile. Shame on you for not being there.

As far as this weekend, we've got a party coming up for Alphador AKA Orion AKA Herbert the Pervert AKA Xherbert. You should come and help him forget how old he is becoming with booze and/or games. Details on the where and the when can be found on our aforementioned Google Group.

Down the line, we've got a bigger get-together planned, as ceark, famous for creating the Destructoid graphic novel two years ago, is moving into a new house. His new place is going to be pretty big (for Los Angeles), and we have been promised not only videogame related shenanigans, but also time and space for board games. Tentative date is February 20th, but as always, keep your eyes on the Google Group for late-breaking info.

That's all we've got for you right now. The year is gearing up, and I'm sure you'll hear more from us come E3. It gets crazy here around that time, and if you ever want to not-miss something, it's then. Until then, come hang out and play games with us at our smaller gatherings!

UPDATE: Just got this in today! On Saturday, January 30th, from 2PM to 11PM, at Project Infest, there's gonna be a Street Fighter IV tournament. But not only that, there will apparently be open bar from two to five (after a cover of $10), and cheap bar food. Along with a tournament, there will be a few fighter-related vendors (arcade sticks and otherwise), a non-fighter "casual games" lounge, and some electronic music for maximum groove. Again, check out the Google Group for the full press release. And hopefully, we'll see you there!   read

7:41 PM on 10.21.2009

Halloween is coming up, party with DtoidLosAngeles

You might be aware that October 31st is closing in on us pretty quickly. All Hallow's Eve is a fantastic excuse to dress up as your favorite game character outside of a convention center. Or, you could just put on some lingerie and some cat ears to be a sexy kitty (meow). Regardless, we'd like you to add a new tradition to your Halloween. Come party with DtoidLosAngeles at Kyle and Donna's house down in El Monte.

You would already know about the plans if you were part of our Google Group (and really, if you're in the Los Angeles area, why aren't you in the Google Group yet?). Details for when to show up and the location are in the email thread.

Of note are the usual "party at Kyle & Donna's" fare: food, drinks, giant inflatable slide, and games. Show up in costume or Donna will take you into the back room and possibly embalm you. So then, business as usual.

What is unusual, is that our good friend Keener is in town. It is our duty to show him how good a time DtoidLosAngeles has, so he renounces DtoidNewYork and calls southern California home.

So show up! Bring booze! Don't forget your DS/PSP! Expect Rock Band and/or Street Fighter IV! Games woo oh my goodness!

EDIT: The Honorable Mr. Concelmo has pointed out that this party is going on during Daylight Saving Time clock adjusting, so we get another hour to party! Woo x2!   read

12:49 PM on 10.13.2009

Nerdcore calendar 2010 launch party on Wednesday, October 28th

Hello there DtoidLosAngelinos (and other people reading this, unfortunate enough to not live in Los Angeles). It's been awhile since we've last brought you news of parties/events. Truth is, you ought to join our Google Group if you want to keep totally abreast of goings-on (or to simply partake in the email shenanigans that go on daily). But we still maintain this blog for bigger, more public events, and one is coming up.

The fourth annual Nerdcore Calendar launch event is set to occur on the 28th of this month, at Royal Clayton's English Pub (click for directions). Fitting that it is near Halloween, because this year's theme is horror (those paying attention will know that 2007 was retro games, 2008 was superheroes/villains, and 2009 was science fiction). Several of us went as a group for last year's launch party, and if you need any convincing about it, refresh yourself with this lovely blog by Mr. Chad Concelmo.

Unfortunately, the press release we received made no mention of free drinks for this one as there were in previous years. It is unclear whether this means that there will be no open bar, or if they simply aren't advertising this so people don't just come for the booze. Still, there will be models there for calendar signing, music provided by DJ R-Rated, and ghosts, allegedly.

If you want one of the calendars, you can buy one from, and either have it shipped to you, or if you're in the area, pick it up at the launch party.   read

12:20 AM on 08.10.2009

Pre-PAX shindiggity at bleep's place

Greetings Angelinos. Just about everybody on the site is gearing up for PAX, and lucky for us, that means some people are coming from all over the world just to hang out with us before PAX! Or maybe there are coming for different reasons, but as a side effect, we get to be graced with the likes of FooLiz from Australia and ScottyG from Canada.

So we are thinking about having a party with games and drinks and the usual on Friday, August 28th. Bleep, our resident really-tall-guy, has graciously offered up his house for a party. He has a grill. We can cook meat on it.

So if you're interested in some pre-PAX celebration, or especially if you are unfortunately not coming up to Seattle with us, then keep your calendar open for the 28th. And if you'd like details, or would just like to keep up with our behind-the-scenes conversations, make sure you join our Google Group.

If you don't come to this, and you live in the LA area, you're a terrible person!   read

1:16 PM on 05.29.2009

Los Angeles goings-on for E3

Just in case you've missed all the discussion in our Google Group (unless you're an out-of-towner, you have no excuse), there are some things going on soon! E3 is next week, and a good portion of the editors and others will be in town. Some even get here today.

First up is our "welcome to LA" party. It will be like our typical parties, only with significantly more people. So, you can expect games, drinks, food, and a giant slide. Kyle and Donna are once again our gracious hosts. The party is tomorrow night, it starts at seven, and it goes until whenever. Need to know how to get there? You can find that information in our Google Group.

Next up is the karaoke party on Monday. I've been told that the RSVP list is now closed, as it tops the capacity of the place by some ridiculous amount. If you've RSVP'd make sure you get there early enough to get in.

Ahh, E3. It's like Christmas in June, except you get to hang out with people you actually like.   read

6:11 PM on 05.05.2009

Party this Saturday at Kyle & Donna's

Hello again, fellow Destructoid Los Angelinos. Lately, DtoidLosAngeles has been missing something. What has it been missing? A little thing called Chad Concelmo. Well guess what. He's back, baby.

And to celebrate it, Kyle and Donna are having people over to their place for drinks, games, and of course, their trademark giant slide. It will be good times. You should come over, if you've been lurking around the Los Angeles area. If you're interested, join our Google Group to get information on how to find the place.

Probable games for the evening: Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Rock Band 2, Street Fighter IV, and late into the night when people get loopy, Noby Noby Boy. Sounds great, right? Come join us!   read

11:51 AM on 05.01.2009

DtoidLosAngeles's goings-on

Just a little blog for a little update. DtoidLosAngeles doesn't have any solid plans for anything big right now, but as always, join our Google Group (and make sure you read it!) to keep abreast on our last minute get-togethers.

Some plans for the future: E3 is coming up at the beginning of June. A bunch of Destructoid editors will be in town. There will certainly be stuff going on in downtown LA, and though we have no concrete plans yet, there will likely be a party at either Kyle's or Dexter's place.

Later on down the road, there are a couple of amusement park trips planned for the summer. On June 13th, we are planning on hitting up Six Flags Magic Mountain for some good old fashioned roller coaster action. Some other time in the summer, we're planning a trip to Raging Waters, for some good old fashioned pale nerd sunburn action. Also, waterslides.

If you're in the Los Angeles area, make sure you keep watching this blog, and sign up for our Google Group!   read

4:17 PM on 04.10.2009

Short notice Zombie Jesus Day NARP

If only the above had happened, we would have nothing to celebrate this coming Sunday. Anyway, we have kind of been planning this party in our Google Group for the past week, but Kyle and Donna are having people over to their place tomorrow (Saturday) night at 7PM for games, drinks, giant slides, and Zombie Jesus.

If you're in the LA area, come join us! Sign up for the Google Group to read about more details like where it is, what to bring, and all of that. If you can't make it, sign up for the Google Group anyway, and you can keep up with our latest shenanigans the moment we talk about them. It's probably the best way to keep in touch, especially since we are so lazy about posting these blogs!

P.S. Secret special guest confirmed for the party. You'll have to come to find out who it is! Her Appearance Will Please!   read

12:38 PM on 01.29.2009

Upcoming DtoidLA Events!

Hello friends!

Did you miss us? I know we haven't been around in a while, but we're back with some exciting news about some upcoming parties we're having!

First up, for those of you who don't know, Dexter and KyleGamgee have been actively working on doing something or other in Rock Band so that they can unlock the Endless Setlist. Mostly, they will be playing Rock Band while the rest of us get trashed and heckle them the entire time. It's gonna be hot, and likely broadcast through Stickam! Plus there'll be food and the giant slide. Mark your calendars for February 28th!

Also coming up is the combination Dtoid Anniversary/Pi Day/Dexter will be a Ph.D candidate party on March 14th! It will be people hanging out, playing video games, and drinking, but with the added bonus of there being a lot of pie. Assuming everything goes well, all the regional groups will be broadcasting their Anniversary parties so we can all party together while being so far apart.

If any of these sound like fun to you, and you live in the Los Angeles area, go ahead and join our awesome GoogleGroup to stay updated on all the amazing things we do out here. If you don't live in LA, but you just really love us like Tactix and TopGear, you can join too and hear about all the awesome stuff we do.

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6:40 PM on 10.30.2008

Reminder! DtoidLA Halloween Party THIS SATURDAY!

Hello everyone!

Just a reminder that the DToid LA Halloween party is coming up THIS SATURDAY. If you are in the LA area and want to come, just join our new Google Group and read the Halloween Party thread for details!

When you sign up to join, please list your real name, your age, and where you live.

If you've never been to a Dtoid LA event before, this will be a great one to come to since tons of us are coming. It's a great opportunity to meet people.

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6:19 PM on 10.15.2008

Announcing the new Dtoid Los Angeles Google Group!

Hello everyone!

We just want to announce that, in order to serve you better, we’re shifting Dtoid Los Angeles to Google Groups!

If you want to join and you are not already a member, just type your email address in the box below and it will give you directions on how to apply for membership.

Please include your Dtoid username, your real name, your age, and where you live when you apply.

The group is open to anyone in Southern California, or anyone who is able to travel to SoCal and is interested in attending the many many events we have.

Join up, and we hope to see you at an event soon!

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11:59 PM on 09.09.2008

Give blood, win a game

Just putting this up in case you missed the story on the front page. On October 3rd and 4th, in several locations around the Los Angeles area, the Red Cross will be taking blood and giving it to other people, all the while entering donors into a drawing to win a Dracula adventure game for the PC.

Sure, the game might not be your cup of tea, but if you're in the Los Angeles area, you may as well get in on this action because giving blood saves lives, and it might get some attention as an act of gamers doing something for the greater good.

Plus, free STD check! BONUS!

Check out the full post for locations. I know Dexter345 will be hitting up the Pasadena location, probably on Saturday the 4th.   read

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