Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 | 2:31 p.m.
Who said nerds don't know how to party?
Numerous after-hours events are being planned in conjunction with this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
Despite sluggish sales, a weakening economy and lower-than-last-year numbers expected at both shows, a wide assortment of happy hours, ballroom fetes, and all-out blow-outs are about to take place.
Unfortunately, most of the after-show CES events are like the show itself: Closed to the public. Still, there are a handful of promising parties that everyone is welcome to attend.
Here is the complete list of the CES-related celebrations going on this week.
- The 60th annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards at the Venetian. 7 p.m.
- Pepcom Digital Experience at the Mirage. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
- TechZone, Futurelooks and Techware Labs’s “Night Before CES Party,” sponsored by Redux and Gigabyte at Palms Place. 8 p.m., invite only.
- G4TV’s “Best of the Best” CES party at the Wynn. 6 – 7:30 p.m., invite only.
- Skype’s “Blue is the New Black” party at Privé. 7 – 10 p.m., invite only.
- Global Media Awards at the Venetian. 6 p.m., $400-plus.
- CNet’s CES party at Simon at the Palms. 9 p.m. - midnight, invite only.
- Support.com’s third annual Rat Pack Party at the Bellagio. 6 - 9:30 p.m., invite only.
- Filter Creative Group and Vtech’s CES party at Beauty Bar. 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. with hosted bar, free for those who RSVP via http://www.uptheantics.com/ces.
- The “It won’t stay in Vegas” blogger party at the Atomic Testing Museum. 5 – 8 p.m., invite only.
- The Hideka Honeywell Party at the Golden Nugget. 4:30 - 8:30 p.m., invite only.
- TWICE China’s 2009 Top Brands from China Awards at the Venetian. 5 – 7 p.m., invite only.
- Intel and PC.com’s CES party at LAX hosted by Brooke Burke, featuring the Counting Crows. 7:30 - 11 p.m., invite only.
- CEA Digital Imaging Division Reception at CES. 5:30 – 7 p.m., invite only.
- Bluetooth SIG dinner at Tao. 5:30 – 8 p.m., invite only.
- Canada Night at Caesar’s Palace. 6 p.m., invite only.
- Monster Cable’s Dealer Awards and Concert at Paris featuring Diana Ross. 7 p.m., invite only.
- D-Link party at Tao. 7 – 10 p.m., invite only.
- Resident Evil 5 cocktail reception at Planet Hollywood. 10 p.m., invite only.
- CES-themed Economic Stimulus party at the residence of Michael Terpin and Maxine Hopkinson. 6:30 – 10 p.m., RSVP required.
- Xtremesystems.org party on Oquendo Dr. near Decatur.