wwdc-vs-wwdc-150x150As the yearly tradition dictates, we'll be at both WWDC and E3 this year in California. WWDC is Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference and it runs from June 2nd through the 6th in San Francisco. E3, or, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, in Los Angeles from June 10th to Thursday the 12th. Both typically are pretty great for iOS games with WWDC focusing more on the indie side of things and E3 being home to the bigger developers and publishers who have the bankroll for the elaborate booths and spectacle of E3 versus the meeting over coffee at WWDC. They're both a lot of fun, and historically have resulted in some pretty cool stories.

If you're a developer or publisher and you're planning on attending either of these events, please send us an email at meetings@toucharcade.com. Our schedules for both are pretty weird, so I'm sure we'll be able to fit everyone in who wants to show us their games.

1523002_484500591661776_1323592273_oIf you don't have a game to show off but just want to say "Hello!" or otherwise come hang out at WWDC, we're going to be doing our typical mixer thing at Bin 55. It's in the lobby of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. It'll be really similar to what we did at GDC, which basically just amounts to choosing a bar people come hang out at. Super low key, tons of fun, and nixing the whole open bar / drink ticket thing keeps the crowd limited to people who actually want to come chill out instead of people who are just there to pound free beer. (Seriously, our GDC party like this was easily the best we've had.)

Our little get together will be on Wednesday the 4th (one week from today) at 7:00 PM, or whenever you feel like showing up. Typically the way these work is people get there around 7:00, we close out the bar, head to another bar, then for whatever horrible reason end up at the Denny's across the street to guarantee that everyone who stayed out that late truly hates their lives the next day.

It's a ton of fun, I promise... and that Wednesday also happens to be Jared's birthday! We might have to get a huge cake or something, ya'll will have to let me know if you want to go in on some massive iPad cake. Hopefully he doesn't read TouchArcade so it's a surprise.

So, to reiterate, if you're a developer with a new game to show off at WWDC or E3, email us. If you're going to be in San Francisco on the night of the 4th, regardless of whether or not you're a developer, come to Bin 55 and let me shake your hand for reading our web site.

  • ODMay

    It's rumored that Apple suppose to be buying Beats Electronics for 3 million.... seen it trending on twitter. o.O

    • ODMay

      Oh yea, Happy Birthday Jared.

    • Rough-Rider

      Yes, but they're buying it for 3 billion...

      • ODMay


    • Retero

      They did buy Beats. It's on the apple homepage.

  • mycoolroy

    Cute picture 🙂

  • shankarking

    Happy birthday jared

  • one.sixty.four

    Happy birthday Jared!

  • melocoman

    I wish I was 21

  • paulkane

    The underage kids want to hang out too!!

  • TouchMint

    Pretty exciting! Wish I could go to WWDC, E3 or even Jareds bday =(. Hopefully you guys are around WWDC next year I am hoping to save up to be there next time.

    Also where do i send my money for a toucharcade shirt?

  • rezn

    This sounds like 10x the fun I had last time I hit the San Francisco Marriott. Which was for one of BlackBerry's events.

  • Alexythimia23

    Aw man why do i have to be in england, that sounds well cool, haha i bet eli has some stories to tell, would love to be there and talk about it all, u guys should tour to the uk for the uk fanbase! P.s happy born-day to Jared!