Grab your bat’leth, pocket your hydrospanner and load your team into the Quinjet for it all goes down this weekend.
Yes, the Olypathon is back and it is indeed better than ever. The competitive events list is long and distinguished. With challenges such as the “Super-Grade-A Awesome Photo Challenge”, “Geek Trivia: Olympathon Edition”, “Filk Off! With the PDX Broadsides” and much more (see the full lineup here), there is sure to be something to challenge even the most stalwart Geeks.
PDXYAR will once again be providing our pair of signature events; Liar’s Dice and the Skallywag Hunt.
Between noon and 5pm you will be able to find crew members at the Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven, waiting to take on all comers in a rousing game of Liar’s Dice. One member of your team can challenge them, four or five at a time, in a game with
death Glory! on the line. Each game should last around 20 minutes (if you are lucky).
Think of it as a scavenger hunt where you use clues to find piratical skallywags brazenly hiding somewhere in Portland. We will post first the identity of the target skallywag on Twitter and Facebook and then provide a series of three progressively easier clues to help you locate them. Your objective is to locate the target, take a photo with him or her and then post it to Twitter (hash tagged with #skallywaghunt) or Facebook (tagged with PDXYAR). We will be awarding first, second and third place medals in each of the four rounds that will run between noon and 5pm. Each team can only medal once in this event.