Set Yer Course for Adventure this Weekend in Muppet Style

Today may be the last day of 2014 and you are wrapped up in your planning of the perfect night out to ring in the new year, but I urge you to consider your weekend plans as well. This weekend will be the first of the year 2015. It will set the standard for all the weekends that follow it. You don’t want to open the year weak, do you? Nay! You want to come out hard and show the Fates you will make this coming year one of GLORY!

Believe me, it isn’t as difficult as one might think- especially with the Portland Geek Council, PDXYAR and Kermit the Frog are here to save the day.


This Sunday, January 4th, 2015 , The PGC presents “Muppet Treasure Island” a Sing-a-long featuring the Swashbucklers of Stumptown- PDXYAR.. So pack up family, load up your mates and set a your course for the Hollywood Theatre.

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When: Saturday, January 4th at 2pm
Cost: General Admission- $8, Students/Seniors- $6, Kids (under 12) $6
Where: The Hollywood Theatre

4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97212

The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition

After an eight-teen year hiatus, The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition is returning to Pioneer Courthouse Square this Friday night. Starting at 6pm, rain or shine, you will find carolers at select corners along SW Yamhill & Morrison Streets. These groups will be listened to by roaming judges and the best of them will be invited on stage for a “carol-off.”

As one might imagine the opportunity for fame and glory, not to mention a cashy money first prize, has captured the attention of Portland’s Premiere Privateers. Thus, the PDXYAR crew will be garbing up to enter the fray.

Now this is where you come in. This is audience participation event and we need you to come out and cheer us on.

Seriously, do you want some stuffy team singing traditional carols to win? Worse yet, what if there is an evil cabal of hipsters conspiring to ensnare the minds of the judges with a dark sorceries, win the competition and ruin Christmas for all time!

This is PDX, it is far more appropriate to have a bunch of pirates singing ditties such as “God Rest Ye Merry Privateers,” “Deck the Ships” and of course the perennial favorite “Cannon Balls” to walk away with the trophy.

So, fill your favorite flask with Christmas Cheer and come out to lend us your acclaim this Friday night!


The Glory of the Rose City Comic Con once again returns to Portland this weekend and we have been sharpening our cutlasses and pouring powder bags in anticipation. PDXYAR is going to be all over the RCCC from our booth (#117), to helping man the Portland Geek Council Booth (#318) to hitting the RCCC Wrap Party hosted by Sock Dreams

The lineup at this year’s RCCC is looks to be best ever. With seven rooms for panels and over 70 hours of programing your choices extend from comics, through movies and television, Cosplay, creator spotlights and more. If for some reason you can’t find a panel you want to attend, head down to the show floor where you will find find exhibitors, artists , special guests and celebrities signing autographs and posing for photos.


Speaking of posing for photos, make it a point to visit it the PDXYAR booth for your very own pirate portrait. We will have garb on hand to get you into the spirit and a plethora of piratical stand-ins to make your photo something special. We will be encamped in booth #117 right next to crew of Geek in the City Radio.

When: Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21st. Gates open at 10am both days.
Cost: 2-day Pass $40.00 / Saturday Only $25.00 / Sunday Only $20.00 / Child (3-10) $5.00

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232

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UPDATED: PDXYAR Raids the 16th Century

Now before you become racked with worry that the crew has stumbled upon an unlocked Tardis, let me qualify that title. This very weekend the Oregon Renaissance Festival of Hillsboro will hosting a pirate-themed weekend and PDXYAR shall indeed be a part of their re-creation of a 16th century European village. Luckily for you, you can join us in Hillsboro at the Washington County Fairgrounds.


PDXYAR will be working out of our own encampment (mostly likely annoying the neighbors) and will be up to our usual frivolity. Come by for a game of Liar’s Dice, some rousing sea shanties and one, or more, of the pair of black powder shows we’ll be doing each day.


Here is the schedule of events for this weekend.


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When: September 7th and 8th
Tickets: Click here for discounted tickets!
Where: Washington County Fair Complex, Hillsboro

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Set Your Sails for the Rockaway Beach Pirate Festival

This very weekend the crew of PDXYAR is laying in a course for what could just be the zenith of the summer’s pirating season. Of course, we are talking about the Rockaway Beach Pirate Festival.

Now in it’s fourth year, this pirate fest is one of our favorites. With something for all ages, there will be pirate music, pirates roving about, festival rides and lots of vendors. The three day event also offers succulent foods and hearty libations, the chance to purchase exotic wares, musical acts, performances, a scavenger treasure hunt and even fire dancing shows. Of course all of this will be served up in an atmosphere that would make the pirates of old feel right at home. In short, our kind of weekend.

If you haven’t been to the RBPF here is a taste of what you have been missing…

When: June 28th, 29th and 30th
Where: Downtown/Beach Front Rockaway Beach, Oregon.

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Come One, Come All to the Portland Pirate Festival!

Yes, it is that time once again for the Portland Pirate Festival to raid the unsuspecting town of St. Helens.

PDXYAR will, as always, be a part of that happy band to wash ashore for a weekend of piratical fun and frivolity. Make sure to come by and visit out encampment, visit with the crew and see if you can’t score yourself some of the Series 2 PDXYAR Collectible Trading cards.

This year our schedule of performances is as follows:

2:00 PM – Liar’s Dice Tournament at Oberon’s Tavern
4:45 PM – Shanties at Oberon’s Tavern
8:00 PM – Liar’s Dice Tournament at Oberon’s Tavern

2:00 PM – Liar’s Dice Tournament at Oberon’s Tavern
5:45 PM – Shanties at Oberon’s Tavern
6:30 PM – Liar’s Dice Tournament at Oberon’s Tavern
8:15 PM – Fire Show on the Main Stage

For more information about the Portland Pirate Festival visit their website.

The Swashbuckler’s Ball Returns!

Break open the weapons locker and roll out the guns, the Swashbuckler’s Ball is returning for it’s third year! This time around SwashBall will be making port Saturday, November 17th at the Melody Ballroom and it promises to be the biggest ball yet!

Many of you have been asking, so we will start off with revealing this year’s beneficiary. As you know, last year SwashBall was a benefit for the Oregon Human Society and we found doing something to help our furry friends may have possibly, and we are not admitting that it did, warmed our black hearts. So, this year we have decided to do something similar. We are proud to annouce that 2012 Swashbuckler’s Ball will benefit the DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital.

Now that you know what makes the Swashbuckler’s Ball a good cause, now let’s talk about what makes it a good time.

For entertainment this year we have some great news to report. We have two acts confirmed for the main stage, with more to come. We are extremely excited to announce the following bands:



As well the, the wildly popular Belowdecks Bar returns and will serve as a showcase for the sultry performers of Critical Hit Burlesque.

Now this year the Belowdecks Bar will not only be a place of fine drinks and entertainment, but it is expanding to include a full buffet of grub and ballast for all attendees. That’s right, your ticket to SwashBall includes access to the Belowdecks Bar Buffet all night!

Of course this news is just beginning. Keep a weather eye on this site, Facebook and Twitter for news on more musical acts, details on our fabulous sponsors and of course the specifics of our truly epic raffle. Till then we will leave you with one more tidbit of news… Ticket are on Sale Tomorrow at 10am

Purchase your tickets in advance and save!

~ General Admission ~

$20 in advance. $25 at the door.

– One ticket to The Swashbuckler’s Ball
– Access to the Belowdecks Bar Buffet!

Choose from one of our glorious VIP ticket packages…

~ Preferred Mooring Slip ~

$350 – advance sales only!

Stake your claim in the premiere spot in the Ball to see and be seen! You and your crew will have a reserved table with perfect access to the main stage, dancing, grub & grog!

– 8 tickets to The Swashbuckler’s Ball
– A reserved table on the main ballroom floor
– Reserved food from the Belowdecks Bar Buffet delivered to your table!
– 8 commemorative 2012 SwashBall tankards
– 8 drink tokens
– 16 raffle tickets

~ Belowdecks Berth ~

$150 for a table of 4 or $225 for a table of 6
– advance sales only! –

For those scallywags seeking a quieter and more intimate experience. You and your mates will have a reserved table in the Belowdecks Bar, with an Admiral’s view of a nautical-themed burlesque show.

– 4 or 6 tickets to The Swashbuckler’s Ball
– A reserved table in the downstairs ‘Belowdecks Bar’
– 4 or 6 food & drink tickets
– 4 or 6 commemorative 2012 SwashBall tankards
– 6 or 12 raffle tickets
– Access to the Belowdecks Bar Buffet!

A word of caution, if you are interested in a VIP package do not hesitate. These packages were very popular last year and are sure to go quickly. So, click on over and order your tickets on Saturday, September 1st.

UPDATED- PDXYAR Returns to Maher’s Irish Pub

UPDATE: Avast! This weekend’s raid on Maher’s Pub has been postponed. We’ll let you know when it is re-scheduled.
This weekend set a course for Lake Oswego and join of the PDXYAR crew at Maher’s Irish Pub. If you missed our previous raids at Maher’s you can make up for it with not one, but two upcoming dates! The Jolly Roger will be flying high over Lake O this Saturday and Saturday, August 18th!

Join us for a fine evening of pirates, shanties, fine beverages and sumptuous foods!

What: PDXYAR Invades Maher’s Irish Pub

When: Saturday, August 4th and Saturday, August 18th– 9pm to 11pm

Where: Maher’s Irish Pub- 352 B Ave, Lake Oswego OR 97034

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El Tiburon Makes Port at the Sherwood Fantasy Faire

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 event has something for everyone and that something includes El Tiburon!

Yes, it is true. After months in dry dock the crew will be manning the deck of our vessel El Tiburon this weekend. On top of that we will be doing cannon demonstrations, black powder firing, shanties and general piratical pursuits in only the way we can.

[UPDATED] Speaking of which here is the PDXYAR Performance Schedule for Saturday and Sunday

10-10:15AM Opening Cannon/Small Arms

11-11:30 Black Powder Show

12:00PM Liar’s Dice Tournament

1:30-1:50PM Shantys, Fights & Skullduggery

3:00-3:20 Shantys, Fights & Skullduggery

4:00PM Liar’s Dice Tournament

5:30-6:00PM Black Powder Show

Mark the date and set your course!

When: June 16th and 17th, 10am to 6pm
Where: 28851 SW Baker Road, Sherwood, OR

Day Pass
$15.00 Adults
$ 7.00 Children 5-12
$ 7.00 Seniors

Weekend Pass
$20.00 Adults
$10.00 Children 5-12
$10.00 Seniors

Children under 5 are FREE!!

Onsite Parking: $5.00 per car


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All’s Fair- Now with PDXYAR!

This weekend following Pirates! at the Space Room the crew will be setting a northernly course to All’s Fair in Bonney Lake, Washington. Located between Seattle and Tacoma, this is a seminal event for growing the LARPing community by exposing the different aspects of various clubs though music, merchants, tournaments, questing, games, workshops, and the arts.

PDXYAR will be on hand in the midst of the Rise of Griffin Tournament, gladiatorial games and the epic LARP quest to bring our own brand of glory! We will be offering black powder and cannon demonstrations, shanty performances, a fire dancing show and all manner of piratical entertainment throughout the weekend. Huzzah!

All’s Fair is open from 10am through 6pm on this Saturday and Sunday.

Ticket Prices:
Adult: $10
Kids: $5
Infants: FREE
Veterans admitted free on Sunday

PDXYAR Performance Schedule (For both Saturday and Sunday)

10:00am Cannon Firing for the opening of the gates
1:30pm Black Powder Show
4:00pm Shanty set

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