CES: SONY Pirates of the Burning Sea Party

SONY Pirates of the Burning Sea Party
Originally uploaded by JoeDuck

Thanks to SONY Online and Flying Lab software for a very nice party showcasing the Pirates of the Burning Sea, a new Massively Multiplayer online game or “MMO”.   I’ve been researching the MMORPG topic for the past few weeks and it was great to get a chance to talk to one of the game developers and Flying Lab PR about MMOs in general as well as their experiences with this game.

Also really fun was playing some poker with professional dealers who were very helpful to the many Texas Holdem novices.   One of my dealers has dealt in the world series of Poker, which was cool.  Very nice guy who could track the fast action in remarkable form.    Interestingly, when asked a different dealer said that he makes about $100,000 per year dealing at one of the top casinos here.  I think most of this is from tips.

CES Bloggers

Hey, who else is blogging CES?   300 of you Techno Spartans ?    Put YOUR blog URL in the comments section of this post or twitter me and I’ll put you here.   Also make sure you have RSVPd with the CES Bloggers and Bloghaus folks at Seagate and Podtech.   

A lot of premier tech bloggers are on board the PodTech / Microsoft Blogging Bus heading for Las Vegas and video-live-blogging from the bus when they can – this really is a cool idea!  http://www.mogulus.com/podtech_ces_live

SONY Online looks like they have a great blogging venue at the MGM as well and they are hosting a cool (invitation only) Poker Party Wednesday night at the Hard Rock Cafe. 

CES Bloggers  (bloggers – RSVP with them for the Atomic Testing Museum party!)

Rob from CES


Intel’s CES Blogging Team

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CES Parties

The best CES Party information is at the CES Party List  and  Karen’s List 

Here’s the lineup from CES Party List as of Yesterday:

(I’ll be at the Caesar’s Palace Digital Experience, the Monster Blog Party, CES Blog Party, and hoping to hang out at the Bloghaus fow awhile).  

I’m also trying to get an invitation to the SONY Online Poker Party at Hard Rock on Wednesday, which looks really fun.


4:00 – 7:00 PM: CES Unveiled: Official Press Event – Sands/Venetian, Marco Polo Ballroom (Invite only)

5:30PM – 7:00PM:
Storage Visions Reception – Flamingo Hotel (Invite only)

6:00 PM: Storage Vision Awards – Flamingo Hilton, Sunset Ballroom (Invite only)

7:00PM-10PM: DTS Party – Nobu, Hard Rock Hotel (Invite only)

8:00 AM – 7:30 PM: P2P Media Summit LV North Hall, Convention Center

6:00PM – 9:00PM: BlogHaus – Bellagio
RSVP: bloghaus@podtech.net (Media only)

6-10PM: Digital Experience – Ceasars Palace (Press Invite Only).
Contact Pepcom at: www.pepcom.com

7:00PM – 10:00PM: Asus Party – Palmer Room, Wynn (Invite only)

8:30 PM – 10:30 PM: HD DVD – Wynn, Lafitte Ballroom (Invite only)

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Panasonic – Venetian, Bellini Room


7:30AM-10:00AM: IDC Content Breakfast – The Wynn (Invite only)

7:30AM-10:00AM: MusicIP Media Breakfast – Venetian, Casanova Ballroom (Invite only)

11:30-2:00PM: Lunch at Piero’s – Piero’s Restaurant across the street from the LVCC
RSVP: http://www.lunchat.com/mediaregistration.html (Media only)

Lunch with Yoko Ono – CES Concierge Center (Invite only)

12:00PM: Yahoo Press Lunch – LV Hilton, Room 11-14 (Invite only)

12:00PM-1:00PM: Thiel Press Lunch – Casanonva 505, The Venetian (Media only)

12:30PM-1:30PM: RealNeworks Press Lunch – Venetian, Casanova Ballroom (Media only)

5:00PM–6:00PM: KEF Press Cocktail Hour – Hilton, Suite 330

5:00PM-8:00PM: Saitek Reception – Bellagio Hotel (Invite only)

5:30PM-8:00PM: Tiger Direct Build Your Own PC Race for Charity – Wynn Las Vegas (Invite only)

6:00PM-8:00PM: CEA Accessories Division Reception – LVCC, South Hall Internation Food Market

6:00PM-8:00PM: CEA Mobile Electronics Division Reception- LVCC, Grand Loby, Banner’s Restaurant

6:00PM-9:00PM: BlogHaus- Bellagio
RSVP: bloghaus@podtech.net (Media only)

6:00PM-10:00PM: Showstoppers – Wynn Las Vegas
RSVP: sl@showstoppers.com (Media only)
7:00PM: The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards – Bellini 2101, The Venetian (Invite only)7:00PM-10:00PM: Qualcomm Party – The Opium Room, Venetian (Invite only)

7:00PM-11:00PM: SpectronIQ Party – The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel (Invite only)

8:00PM – 12:00AM:
Intel You Are a Rockstar Party – Rain, Palms (Invite only)

8:00PM – 12:00AM: OCZ Technology Full Throttle – Bellagio Suites (Invite only)

8:00PM – 12:00AM: Monster Blog Bash – Paris Hotel, Louis the Empire Suite (Bloggers, RSVP only)
8:00PM – 1:00AM: Peerless Party – The Palms, Ghost Bar (Invite only)

8:30PM – 10:30PM: HD DVD Promotion Group – The Wynn, Lafitte Ballroom (Invite only)

9:00PM – 12:00AM: Laser TV Party – Palms (Invite only)

9:00PM – 1:00AM: Entropia Universe Hosts Champagne & Caviar – Palms (RSVP)
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Corsair Reception – Wynn Hotel (Press Invite Only RSVP: Karen Thomas kthomas@thomas-pr.com)


7:30AM-10:00AM: IDC Content Breakfast – The Wynn (Invite only)

8AM-10AM: NXT Breakfast Reception – Hilton Hotel, Suite 28102 (Invite only)

8:00AM – IFA/ShowStoppers/CEATEC Press Breakfast – LV Hilton, Conf Room 10 (Invite only)

8:00AM: JVC – Caesar’s (Invite only)

8:30AM – 7:30PM: The Sandbox Summit: A Playdate With Technology (sandbox[at]sandboxsummit.org)11:30-2:00PM: Lunch at Piero’s – Piero’s Restaurant across the street from the LVCC
RSVP: http://www.lunchat.com/mediaregistration.html (Media only)

Table PC/UMPC Meetup – Planet Hollywood (Invite only)
5:00PM-10:00PM: “It Won’t Stay in Vegas” Blogger Party – Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E Flamingo Rd. (Invite only)
5:00PM-8:00PM: Saitek Reception – Bellagio Hotel (Invite only)

5:30PM-7:00PM: CEA Digital Imaging Reception – Renaissance Hotel, Ballroom I

6:00PM: Canada Night 2008 – The Roman Ballroom at Caesars Palace

6:30PM-9:30PM: Band & Olufsen Reception – Venetian (Invite only)

6:00PM-9:00PM: BlogHaus – Bellagio
RSVP: bloghaus@podtech.net (Media only)

6:30PM: AMD SmartHouse Reception – AMD Smart House LVCC (Invite only)

Monster Dealer Awards
Seating: 7:00PM Award Presentation: 9:00PM
Entertainment by Mary J. Blige, Paris Hotel: (Invite only)
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Dell – Venetian, Madame Tussauds (Invite only)

7:00PM-10PM: Future Party – Ghost Bar, Palms (Invite only)

7:00PM-11:30PM: Liteon Party – The Venetian (Invite only)

8:30PM: Digital Media Wire’s inaugural Digital Media Inside – Bellini Room at The Venetian
9:00PM-12:00AM: Shuttle Press Party – Bellagio (Media only)

10:00 PM: Microsoft/Verizon – Palms

(?) ContentNext CES mixer – Quarks Bar (RSVP at advertising AT contentnext.com)

(?) Bluetooth technology member appreciation party – Tao in the Venetian hotel


7:30AM-10:00AM: IDC Content Breakfast – The Wynn (Invite only)

5:00PM-8:00PM: Saitek Reception – Bellagio Hotel (Invite only)

6:00PM-9:00PM: BlogHaus – Bellagio
RSVP: bloghaus@podtech.net (Media only)

6:00PM-9:00PM: Super Talent Reception – Monet One & Patio, Bellagio (invite only)

6:00PM-9:00PM: TTZ Media Affiliate Dinner – TBA (Invited affiliates only)

7:00PM-10:00PM: AVS Forum Party – Sahara Hotel (Invite only)

Cisco Party – Venetian (Invite only)

9PM-1AM: Sony Online Entertainment Poker Party – Hard Rock Hotel (Invite only)