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January 6, 2009 at 12:11 PM

CES: The big party list, looking a little skimpy this year

Talk about a downturn.

PR rep Karen Thomas compiles a handy list of parties at the Consumer Electronics Show, but this year’s edition is looking pretty thin.

Here’s her list for Thursday, the first full day of the show:

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Tiger Direct Build Your Own PC Race — Wynn (Invite only)

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM: Support.com 3rd Annual Rat Pack Party — Bellagio Penthouse Suite (Invite only)

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Showstoppers, Wynn, Lafite Ballroom (Invite only)

6:00 PM -11:00 PM: Center Partners VIP Tour — Flamingo, Metropolitan Suite (Invite only)

6:00 PM: G4’s “best of the best 2009” — Wynn (invite only)

This doesn’t include various private events held during CES, but it still pales compared with recent shows. For comparison, here’s her listing for the show’s first full day in 2007:

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Rock-Ola Party — AMG Suite (Invite only)

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Saitek Industries Wine Reception — Bellagio Penthouse suite (Invite only)

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM: SpectroniQ, Hard Rock, Penthouse Suite, 11th Fl (Invite only)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: KEF Press Conference, Hilton, Suite 335 (Invite only)

5:30 PM- 8:00 PM: TigerDirect Build Your Own PC Race, Wynn (Invite only)

5:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Corsair Party, Bellagio (Invite only)

6:00 PM: CES International Reception, LVCC, Room S222

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: CEA Wireless Reception, LVCC, Central Plaza

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: NPD Reception, Bellagio Hotel (Invite only)

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: CEA TechHome Reception, LVCC, South Hall, Room S226 (Invite only)

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Showstoppers — Wynn Hotel (Invite only)

6:00 PM: Technology & Engineering Awards, Venetian (Invite Only)

6:15 PM: Nokia, LVCC, Nokia Pavilion, outside Central Plaza (Invite only)

6:30 PM: Bang & Olufsen Hospitality Suite, Venetian Tower, 30th Fl, Suite 235 (Invite only)

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Verizon, Nobu (Invite only)

8:00 PM – 1:00 AM: Peerless Party, Palms, Ghost Bar (Invite only)

9:00 PM – 12:00 PM: Seagate, Bellagio Hotel (Invite only)

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM: OCZ Technology Overclockerfest, Bellagio Hotel (Invite only)



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