This account is here to let all of the Los Angeles area Destructoid members know what is going on not just in the world of Destructoid, but specifically in our hometown. Parties, get-togethers, conventions, industry events, whatever. This blog will keep you updated on what be the haps.
All of our party planning and hanging out planning happens on our Google Group! To join, just head on over to the group site and request membership. Please include your real name, Dtoid name, age, and location in your request.
If Google Groups aren't your style, then check out our Facebook group! It serves a similar purpose to that of the Google Group. We will try to keep both updated with goings-on.
If you care to, add DtoidLosAngeles to your Friends List, so that the events show up in your "New stories from friends' blogs" section rather than getting buried.
Additionally, if you add DtoidLosAngeles to your XBox Live Friend List, you can use the "friends of friends" feature to check out other Destructoid members in the area.
Jealous that you don't live in LA? Check out our friends and see if there's a NARP happening near you soon!
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!
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!
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 http://www.totallynerdcore.com, and either have it shipped to you, or if you're in the area, pick it up at the launch party.
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!
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.
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!