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[Updated] PocketGamer.biz's Ultimate Party Guide to Casual Connect SF

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[Updated] PocketGamer.biz's Ultimate Party Guide to Casual Connect SF
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Thousands are about to descend upon San Francisco to experience Casual Connect's debut event in the City by the Bay.

The conference offers attendees something to do from dusk until dawn every night including Bloody Mary breakfasts, a packed program featuring industry visionaries, hosted lunches, and an extensive open afterparty list that seems to have with something for everyone.

Party with PG

Pocket Gamer is a media partner at Casual Connect and hosting two spectacular events destined to win Party of Show.

The first is the POCKET GAMER SUPER MIXER & PARTY sponsored by NativeX and Grand Cru featuring an all-star panel of Supercell, Grand Cru, Pocket Gems, Perfect World and NativeX, the first public reveal for Supernauts, the DeNA recruiters, DJ R3Y, drinks, sliders, shooters, swag, a glowing NativeXtasy cocktail, and a mindblowing light show and concert by the radio-ready Ustream band, The Sunrunners.

We'll also be announcing Pocket Gamer's thrilling Fall lineup of progamming.

This event takes place tonight, Monday 29 July from 7 to 11pm at Vessel nightclub. There are close to 1,500 RSVPs so come early, RSVP here and bring your business card.

Party with PG again

The second Pocket Gamer event is the POCKET GAMER CASUAL CONNECT PARTY with Kiip, Creative Mobile and Immersion taking place on Wednesday 31 July at ROE.

It promises to be an all-out-rave as DJ R3Y spins the house out of control with his own special brand of elektro.

This one has over 1,000 RSVPs too, so bring your business cards and RSVP for this event here.

And there's more...

Below is a handy guide of the show highlights.

Popular sessions will include the Fireside Chat with John Riccitiello as many might be wondering what's next for EA's former CEO.

More details and tons more sessions on the Casual Connect site can be found here.

Gaming icon Don Daglow, along with a long list of industry notables, will also be taking the stage at the concurrent IGDA Summit which is free to Casual Connect badge holders.

It's going to be an epic week.

Monday 29 July: Welcome to SF

6-9pm
PRE-FUNK MIXER & BADGE PICKUP with GREE

http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html
Hilton Grand Ballroom, 333 O’Farrell
Beer and wine

7-11pm
POCKET GAMER SUPER MIXER & PARTY with NATIVEX & GRAND CRU

Vessel SF
85 Campton Place (Campton Place Hotel Alley off Stockton/Sutter & Post)
http://casualconnectmixer.eventbrite.co.uk
*All-star panel, DJ, drinks, sliders, shooters, swag plus Sunrunners concert!

Tuesday 30 July

8:30-10am
Playnomics Breakfast

Hilton Grand Ballroom, 333 O’Farrell
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html
Bloody Marys and wraps

4:30-6pm
TapJoy HappyHour

Hilton Continental Lobby
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html
Beer and wine

4:30-6pm
Game Audio Alliance Dinner Mixer

http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html

7pm-midnight
Flurry party

Local Edition, 691 Market
DJ, drinks, bites (by invite only)

8pm-midnight
DISTIMO & Playhaven
San Francisco City Hall
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html

8pm-midnight
SessionM with MCFrontalot & Cartoon Violence
Temple Nightclub
540 Howard Street, SF
Concert, drinks. live painter onstage
http://sessionmparty.eventbrite.com

Wednesday 31 July

8:30-10am
Playnomics Breakfast

Hilton Grand Ballroom, 333 O’Farrell
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html?
Bloody Marys and wraps

4:30-6pm
Canada Mingle & Indie Awards

Continental Ballroom
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html 6-8pm
Flying Dim Sum Dinner

Paymentwall Office, 255 9th
http://paymentwall.com/events/casualconnect-dinner-sanfrancisco

6-9pm
POCKET GAMER CASUAL CONNECT PARTY w KIIP, CREATIVE MOBILE & IMMERSION

ROE, 651 Howard
http://pgccusa.eventbrite.co.uk
*DJ RAVE, dancing, drinks, food

8pm-midnight
Pandora/InMobi Party

1015 Folsom
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html
DJ, drinks

Thursday 1 August

8:30-10am
Playnomics Breakfast

Hilton Grand Ballroom, 333 O’Farrell
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html
Bloody Marys and wraps

4-5:30pm
Microsoft Send Off Party

Hilton Continental Ballroom
http://usa.casualconnect.org/special.html
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Martine Paris is Pocket Gamer's US Events Editor blogging and producing the industry's hottest events. Follow her show escapades on Twitter @contentnow.