E3 Party List

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Wednesday June 18, 1997.........

SegaSoft Pre-E3 Press Conference
-- Wednesday, June 18th at 5:00 p.m.
-- SegaSoft reveals its new plans for Electric commerce.
-- SegaSoft. Inc. and PostLinear invite you to witness Code T. See how this "weapon" will open markets and define a whole new entertainment category. -- Atlanta Marriot Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, YUKON ROOM.
-- Cocktail reception immediately following.
-- There will be 3 FREE HEAT shuttle buses provided for all of your E3 event transportation needs. Look for them directly following the press conference, available to shuttle you off to the next party!
-- RSVP: Anne Magor or Christa Hovis, 415/904-7070 ext. 288 or 285 amagor@accesspr.com, chovis@accesspr.com

CUC Software's Party
-- June 18; 5-9pm
-- Atlanta Inforum; 2500 William Street (at Harris & Williams); just three blocks from the E3 site.
-- To introduce press and software buyers to CUC Software's 1997 line-up which includes products from Davidson, Blizzard Entertainment, Knowledge Adventure and Sierra (Papyrus, Berkeley Systems, Impressions, Dynamix, etc.) while serving great food and drinks. Lots of prizes to be had.
-- Cocktails at 5:00pm
-- Private Screening of upcoming CUC titles
-- Media RSVP Contacts:
---- Sierra On-Line - Christi Hicks (206) 649-9800, ext. 5737
---- Blizzard Entertainment - Susan Wooley310-793-0600 ext. 1245
---- Berkeley Systems - DeEtte Christie (510) 540-5535
---- Davidson/Knowledge Adventure - Linda Duttenhaver (310) 793-0600 ext. 1230
---- Buyers RSVP to: Sara Molchan 1-800-545-7677 ext. 1220

GT Interactive's 1997 E3 Software Preview And Cocktail Reception -- Wednesday, June 18, 1997; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
-- Georgia World Congress Center
-- West Side Hall, room 169; 285 International Boulevard
-- Please Rsvp By Friday, June 13, 1997 To: Christina Kerzner 212/726-4241
--Alan B. Lewis

Nintendo of America
-- Wednesday, June 18; 6:00 - ??
-- Fernbach Museum of Natural History
-- RSVP: Michael Puccini or Eileen Harris The Nintendo party is full.

Morningstar Multimedia Ice Skating Performance
-- June 18, 7:00pm - ??
-- Barrington Hall, The Omni Hotel at CNN Center
-- Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi will give an exclusive ice skating performance to unveil the new CD-Rom, Kristi Yamaguchi's Fantasy Ice Skating.
-- Cocktails, Hors D'Oeuvres
-- RSVP to Lois Whitman, 212-355-5049

"Show Me The Party" by Encore Software
-- Wednesday, June 18th, 8 PM to Midnight
-- Otto's Nightclub, 265 East Paces Ferry Road
-- Hottest Spot in Buckhead
-- Food, Drinks and Dancing.
-- Invite Only, Must have pass for entry

SouthPeak Interactive's Inaugural E3 Eve Blow-Out
-- June 18, 8:00 PM - ??
-- At Planet Hollywood, 218 Peachtree Street, NW
-- edutainjc@aol.com. Please leave your name, the organization you represent, and the number of people attending. Or contact Jenni Cooper at 303-444-3700, x.102.

IDSA Pre-Show Media Briefing
-- June 19, 1997, 8:00am Breakfast Buffet
-- Thomas B. Murphy Ballroom, Georgia World Congress Center
-- IDSA President Douglas Lowenstein will offer an in-depth briefing on the state of the interactive entertainment software industry based on recent proprietary IDSA consumer and industry reports.
-- Attendees will be escorted to reserved VIP seating for Tom Brokaw's 9:00 am Opening Keynote immediately following the briefing.

Bethesda Softworks Demos Games Using The Motion Chair
-- Thursday, June 19 - Saturday, June 21, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
-- Bethesda Softworks, Booth #3716, West Concourse
-- The Motion Chair offers six full degrees of movement and a 53 inch screen. Never before available to the public, the motion chairs are used by NASA in their virtuality caves and utilize the same mechanics as aerospace and military simulators.
-- Contact: Lana Kim, KillerApp Communications, (212) 727-1030 or John Lee, Bethesda Softworks, (301) 926-8300

Computer & Net Player and 4CDs Encrypted Software Demonstration & Cocktail Party
-- Thursday June 19; 4:00-6:00 pm
-- Booth #7745 Georgia Dome
-- To introduce a new solution to the age old distribution problem (limited retail shelf space) while serving great food & drink
-- Encryption expert Greg Wible on hand and opportunities to demo this hot, emerging distriubtion channel.
-- RSVP: Danielle Ruggiero (203) 894-3620 or for more information about the encryption program contact Bob Palumbo at (508) 865-7660 or Rick Vandervoorn at (510) 530-9586.

ActionWorld's Official Launch Cocktail Party
-- Thursday, June 19th from 4-7p.m.
-- Omni Hotel (Directly across the street from E3)
-- Take a break from the chaos of the E3 show floor and experience the new game Web site -- ActionWorld Online.
-- ActionWorld has teamed with Digital Equipment Corporation, Newfire, Inc. and Visual Science Laboratory, Inc. to bring you a wireless and multiplayer game and never before seen VRML based 3D games played in a Web Browser.
-- INVITATION ONLY. For more details e-mail info@actionworld.com or RSVP at 212-387-8200.

GameSpot Party
-- Thursday, June 19th from 5:00 - 8:30
-- Leopard Lounge, the Omni Hotel -- cafe
-- It's a birthday bash!

Headland Digital Media netWAR Nitrobrew Mayhem Tournament
-- June 19, 1997 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Room 165 W (in the convention center)
-- Editors, join your fellow editors for a tournament for high-powered multi-player tete-a-tete fought in a real time war zone.
-- This party is for game media only and is INVITATION ONLY.
-- Media members RSVP or call for information: Patrice Paul, pr manager, Headland Digital Media, 415-897-9900 x377 or patrice.paul@headland-media.com

Squaresoft Bash
-- Thursday, June 19, 1997, 6-8pm
-- No other details available

HomeMedia Press Reception
-- Thursday, June 19, 1997 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
-- Georgian Terrace, 659 Peachtree Street
-- Sponsored by group of computer entertainment companies including Active Arts, Advanced Gravis, Berkeley Systems, Houghton Mifflin Interactive, Kaplan Interactive, Legacy Software, Matrox Graphics, Midisoft, Web TV Networks and others.
-- This is a press event only and is by strict invitation only. Must RSVP to be admitted.
--- phone: 503-226-0624 or: homemedia@jpdavis.com

Black Dragon Productions
-- Thursday, June 19, 1997, v6:00PM - 9:00PM
-- Meet the President of Black Dragon, Playboy's Miss April 1996, Gillian Bonner
-- At the Ritz Downtown, Cocktail Reception
-- Must RSVP to attend, call Rita Lencioni, The Terpin Group 310-821-6100 xt. 104

ImagiNation Network Party
-- Thursday, June 19, 1997, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
-- Rutherford Hall, the Omni Hotel in the CNN Center
-- Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, prizes and surprises
-- For more info contact E3Fun@aol.com

Alexander PR Party
-- Thursday, June 19, 1997, 6:00pm-9:00pm
-- The Fox Theater, Grand Salon, 660 Peachtree Street
-- The party is sponsored by a who's who list of entertainment companies: Actual Entertainment, Discovery Channel Online, Herring Communications, MDG, MILIA, Mindspring, Rand McNally New Media, RandomSoft, San Francisco Computer Museum (SFCM), Simutronics, Smart Games, Spotlight, TechCorps & Ziff-Davis
-- This party is INVITATION ONLY
-- RSVP or call for information: Marcy Slater by June 12, 404-897-2300, ext. 342 or mslater@alexander-pr.com

-- Thursday, June 19, 1997, 8:00pm - 12:00pm
-- Sponsored by Bruce Willis and Activision: Prepare for the Sony PlayStation coming of Apocalypse
-- Special performance by: Poe (the people who did that "Angry Johnny" song).
-- At Planet Hollywood, 218 Peachtree Street, NW
-- INVITATION ONLY -- You must have an invitation and picture ID for admission.

Eidos Interactive
-- June 19, 1997, 9:00 - 2:00am
-- The Georgian Terrace, 659 Peachtree Street (across from the Fox Theater) -- Must present invitation to be admitted.
-- Open Bar!
-- Special Mystery Musical Guest
--Gary Keith, 415/616-2022

Friday June 20, 1997......................

Interactive Magic's Technology Breakfast
-- June 20, 9:00am
-- I-Magic's Booth - West Hall 5146
-- Interactive Magic will unveil its new proprietary Demon, MEGAVoice and MEGAPlayer technologies.
-- For more information or to get a pass, go to the I-Magic booth or contact Dave Murray, Lynne Beaman, Angela Lipscomb, or Leigh Cantrell at 1-800-559-0439

Dynamix Plane Rides
-- Guests of Dynamix will soar over Atlanta and the rest of E3
-- June 20, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Friday and Saturday
-- Report to the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant at the Dekalb-Peachtree Airport
-- Fly the classic Boeing PT-17 "Stearman," one of the most widely acclaimed trainers of the Second World War.
-- Plus, both Sierra Pro Pilot and Red Baron II demos will be available.
-- Contact Christa Wendland at (541) 334-4914 or Sandy Muller at (541) 334-4946, or by e-mail: christa.wendland@sierra.com or sandy.muller@sierra.com to schedule.

Laguna3D/Monster Truck Madness Editors' Challenge
-- Friday, June 20 at 11:30 a.m.
-- The Omni Hotel [next to the convention center and Georgia Dome], Penthouse Room #1544 [15th floor]
-- The event is being sponsored by Cirrus Logic and Microsoft and will consist of editors from publications such as GamePen, PC Games, Computer & Net Player, C|NET Gamecenter, GameSpot, etc. racing Microsoft's Monster Truck Madness game head-to-head with the top three finishers winning money for their favorite charity. The prizes will break down as follows:
-- First prize: $1500 for the editor's favorite charity
-- Second prize: $750 for the editor's favorite charity
-- Third prize: $500 for the editor's favorite charity
-- There will be four computers networked together. There will be preliminary races, with four editors racing at a time. The editors with the four best times from the preliminaries will face-off in a final race for the money. [Each race lasts about four to six minutes]
-- All E3 attendees invited to watch the race and have a free lunch, courtesy of Microsoft and Cirrus Logic.
-- Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.
-- Races begin at noon and should last no more than an hour
-- For more information, please contact: Dean Fisk, Tsantes & Associates, dfisk@tsantes.com, 408/452-8700

THQ and World Championship Wrestling Host Rumble-Fest
--June 20,
-- The hottest stars from World Championship Wrestling go head-to-head for hot and heavy, body-slamming wresting action in a multitude of match-ups that will leave fans screaming for more.
-- Matches begin at 6 p.m.
-- CNN Center Atrium (A five minute walk from the convention)
-- The public is invited to attend!
--- Further info, media contact: Aimee Greenholtz, THQ, 818-223-3116

Take 2 Black Dahlia Seance
-- June 20, 6:30pm - ??
-- Meeting Room 165W, Georgia World Congress Center, West Concourse, 1st Level
-- Take 2 will attempt to have Elizabeth Short, aka The Black Dahlia, indentify the murderer in this 50-year-old mystery.
-- A reception held by Take 2 will follow immediately after the seance at the same location.
-- Invitation Only

MicroProse River Raft Excursion
-- June 20, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
-- Wet, wild and wicked. You will definitely need water-soluble clothes, and be prepared for full on water wars while rafting down the Chatahoochi. Transportation pick ups begin at 6:30 with drink service on board and we'll drop you off at the next hot spot or your hotel starting at 9:30 -- of course those who don't want to leave -- no problem, last bus back will be late!
-- This party is by INVITATION ONLY
--Kathy Sanguinetti

-- Friday, June 20th; 7 to 11 pm.
-- Put the baby to bed and get ready to rock, this ain’t no PR party.
-- ion storm and Ritual Entertainment (formerly known as Hipnotic Interactive) present the great Friday night bash: NIGHTFALL
-- At the Sky Lounge, the exclusive rooftop deck of Atlanta’s hottest nightclub, The Chili Pepper.
-- Clothing and Business cards are optional
-- Complimentary cocktails and hors d’ouevres/buffet
-- Party sponsors are: Activision, Ritual Entertainment, ion storm, TSI Communications, Eidos Interactive, and 3Dfx Interactive.
-- Invitation Only

Axcess Magazine and Pixis Interactive Present ://media/4.2k/
--June 20, At The Chili Pepper, 8:00 pm - ?
-- 208 Pharr Road, Shuttle service from omni atlanta hotel begins at 7:45. Look for the axcess/pixis double decker bus
-- No presentations. No press kits.
-- Drinks, hors d'oeuvres
-- Live music provided by none other than GRAVY!
-- Also house dance music spun by Richard Leslie and trip hop grooves by DJ Scary
--- Anyone with an E3 Press or Exhibitor Pass may attend with one guest or call 800.4.AXCESS x22 before June 10th for an invitation or to arrange guest privileges

Sony Party
--June 20, The party is confirmed for Friday and invites have gone out.
-- The party will be at 7:30 PM, 311 Marietta St.
-- Sony is sending out a little slip which has to be redeemed for an actual invite at the PlayStation booth. Quelle Securite'!
-- This will be a super-exclusive party, and calls for invites will not be returned ('natch).
-- BEWARE of scheduling an opposing party. Sony is known for some pretty swingin' shindigs.

SegaSoft and HEAT After Hours House Party
-- Friday, June 20 @ 10:00 p.m. - ?
-- Featuring Hot, New Virgin Recording Artist ---- Silver Jet ----
-- Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points, 1099 Euclid Ave, NE, 404-524-7354
-- HEAT Shuttle Buses will run between major hotels in the downtown area and all parties
-- Editors must come by SegaSoft booth #1546 to pick up special pass for admission

Rumored BMG Party
--June 20, -- Something involving BMG, Cocktails, and Music is likely to occur Friday night.
-- More info when available.

Saturday June 21, 1997................

Dynamix Plane Rides
-- Guests of Dynamix will soar over Atlanta and the rest of E3
-- June 21, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Friday and Saturday
-- Report to the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant at the Dekalb-Peachtree Airport
-- Fly the classic Boeing PT-17 "Stearman," one of the most widely acclaimed trainers of the Second World War.
-- Plus, both Sierra Pro Pilot and Red Baron II demos will be available.
-- Contact Christa Wendland at (541) 334-4914 or Sandy Muller at (541) 334-4946, or by e-mail: christa.wendland@sierra.com or sandy.muller@sierra.com to schedule.

Sunday June 22, 1997....................
-- Reserved.


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