This weekend you should embark in a short cruise down to Sherwood, Oregon for the Sherwood Fantasy Fair. This is a festival designed to combine the fun filled worlds of medieval, fantasy, folklore, fairey, pirate and a tiny bit of steampunk into a family friendly event. Blending blending historical fact, myth and popular fantasy. this  [ Read More ]

PDXYAR Invades Opera Theater Oregon

Posted by Bob Alpi On November 23, 2011 1 COMMENT
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Black Friday is coming and if you really think about the concept, it really is sort of a pirate holiday. PDXYAR will be out in force, but the crew will not be chasing elusive retail booty. Instead we will be raising the black flag over not one, but two events on Friday. The first of  [ Read More ]

PDXYAR Invades Maher’s Irish Pub

Posted by Bob Alpi On September 21, 2011 3 COMMENTS
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Perhaps there is no more fitting way to cap off a week started at Salvador Molly’s for International Talk Like a Pirate Day than to raid a family run restaurant and pub that strives to maintain the traditions of a small Irish Pub. That’s right, this Friday PDXYAR will invade Maher’s Irish Pub! Now, if  [ Read More ]

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When you consider that International Talk Like a Pirate Day falls on a Monday this year, it is exceedingly important for you to choose your night’s entertainments with care. You don’t want to waste your evening on some lame event and then have to wait another 364 days for ITLAPD to come around again. Luckily  [ Read More ]

PPF: The Complete PDXYAR Schedule of Performances

Posted by Bob Alpi On September 2, 2011 ADD COMMENTS
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As the Portland Pirate Festival is nearly upon us, it is time to make sure you are organized to maximize your time at the event (it is only two days, after all!). Below you will find a complete listing of the scheduled performances from PDXYAR. Remember that no matter the time, the PDXYAR encampment will  [ Read More ]

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Tonight will be a special one at Bridge City Comics as they present Geek Girl Awesome with Marian Call and the DoubleClicks. This, Bridge City Comics’ very first Concert in the Courtyard, is a free show (artist donation requested) starting at 7pm. If you are not familiar with Marian Call, this is the perfect opportunity  [ Read More ]

Seafair Pirates Landing

Posted by Bob Alpi On July 7, 2011 ADD COMMENTS
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This weekend when Seattle’s Seafair Pirates land at Alki Beach PDXYAR will be there. With the events kicking off at 9:30 this Saturday, the pirates are scheduled to storm the beach between 11:30 and 12:30pm (seriously, did you expect pirates to get up earlier than that?) and mark the official opening of the Seafair Season  [ Read More ]

TFAW Hosts Art Opening

Posted by Bob Alpi On June 23, 2011 ADD COMMENTS
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On Friday, June 24th, Things From Another World’s Hollywood location will be hosting an art show and book preview with local artist Paul Guinan and writer Anina Bennett. The art show features a selection of prints and a display of rare toys and artifacts from the pair’s book, Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel. This book, a  [ Read More ]

Rockaway Beach Pirate Festival

Posted by Bob Alpi On June 17, 2011 ADD COMMENTS
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Fresh off the fun and excitement of the 2011 Geek Olympaton, PDXYAR will be returning to our regular pirating duties this weekend as we set course for the Rockaway Beach Pirate Festival. This first year of the Rockaway Beach pirate fest will feature not only PDXYAR, but there is also Treasure Hunt, Kids Scavenger Hunt  [ Read More ]

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UPDATE: Here is video of this morning’s opening ceremonies! This weekend, Portland will bear witness to a never before seen event as PGC3 presents the Geek Olympathon! OLYMPATHON 2011 from Zachary van Buuren on Vimeo. For two days, at venues all around PDX, geeks will be called upon to demonstrate their prowess in events such  [ Read More ]