Held at Hollywood's expensive and chic Geisha House was the launch event for Afro Samurai, the new action video game developed by SURGE. The Xbox and Playstation 3 game is based on the Spike TV animated series voiced and produced by actor Samuel L. Jackson, who also provides the voice for the game and thus was in attendance last night along with a lot of pretty people I only sort of recognized. Sam Jackson was of course wearing one of his famous hats, this time a denim colored one, and was looking dressy casual in a blazer, yellow rimmed glasses and shirt. It was surprising seeing him with a beard and a graying one at that, but it looked good. I also spotted Donal Logue (Grounded for Life), Edi Gathegi (Twlight), Julia Ling (Studio 60 and Chuck), Eva Marcille (America's Next Top Model) and Kiely Williams and Adrienne Bailon from The Cheetah Girls, who I had to work with for another project last year.
Inside, the party was packed, open bar, sushi and appetizers being passed around, two dance floors, The RZA from Wu Tang Clan performed (he also did a track for the game and oversaw the musical score), dozens of video monitors and gaming stations set up with the hip-hop/Japanese game being played. My husband isn't a big gamer, but he played for a bit while I watched on. I also got to hang out with fellow bloggers, LA Snark, EStarLA and Pretty Sandy Feet, but I was surely the party pooper when I left at midnight since the party raged on to 1:30 a.m. I had an early morning meeting and was already buzzed, so bowed out early.