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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F**K! Hum-Bug!: THE HOLIDAY Variety show SPECTACULAR!

Join PDXYAR for our very last event of the year as we particpate in F**K! Hum-Bug!: THE HOLIDAY Variety show SPECTACULAR!.

What is this show you ask? Let’s just say it is celebrating the season with an utter lack of the gentility found around your archetypal family dinner table. While your family gathering may require a certain level of, often painful, decorum you can join us at the Someday Lounge to become one with your baser side. We’re talking bucket loads of profanity, nudity, (choreographed) fights and more.

Besides PDXYAR, as well as a performance from PDXYAR’s own “Broadsides,” you can look forward to a host of other entertainments including:

Drag Queens
Live music from the Bridge City Underground
Megan Spear from Jared Mees and the Grown Children
Delaney and Paris
The Morals
performances from local pottymouths: Doc Luben, Johnny No Bueno and others
Plus much more.

Head over to the Facebook invite for this invite, get more info and make your mark as attending!

When: Friday, December 23rd
Time: 9pm- 12am
Cost: $5
Where: Someday Lounge
125 NW 5th, Portland, OR 97209

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PDXYAR Invades Salvador Molly’s for International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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 for you, we have the perfect solution!

On Monday, September 19, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, PDXYAR will be invading Salvador Molly’s, Portland’s preeminent purveyors of pirate provisions. Join us for an evening of not only talking like a pirate, but eating, singing and possibly drinking like a pirate s well! Beyond the photos with pirates, shanties being sung and general piratical mischief taking place, there is a rumor that some pirate celebrities may join us for the evening. We are talking Order of the Leviathan pirates such as “The MacKay,” who may swing by to assure period appropriateness of the rum supply.

When: Monday, September 19, from 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Where: Salvador Molly’s- 1523 SW Sunset Blvd. Portland, OR

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Critical Hit Geeklesque!

After a full day piratical gaming with PDXYAR at GameStorm 13 what better way to unwind then a night of Geeklesque? While the expression may be over used, Critical Hit Burlesque’s Geeklesque will be a uniquely Portland event. Where else will you find a mixture of Geek themes and burlesque performances?

If that isn’t enough to get you off the couch and head to Guardian Games Saturday, March 26th at 8pm, then perhaps we can sweeten the pot. Beyond the performances, there will be raffle and trivia, as well. These will be featuring fabulous prizes from event sponsors Floating World Comics, Hot Lips Pizza, Hollywood Vintage, and yes, you guessed it, PDXYAR!

For a full run down of the event, with a list of performers, check out the Geeklesque Facebook page

What: Geeklesque!
When: Saturday, March 26, 2011 8:00 pm
Cost: $8
Guardian Games
303 SE 3rd Ave.
Portland, OR

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GameStorm 13 is Coming!

The Northwest’s premiere social and strategic gaming convention, GameStorm, is set to take over the Vancouver Hilton March 24th through the 27th. Now in it’s thirteenth year, GameStorm has a full scheduled of gaming events. dealers, a swap meet and special appearances.

As one would expect, PDXYAR will be in attendance (just look for the rowdy pirates or listen for a hearty echo of “Yar!”). Not only will we be there, but we have a full on broadside of activities planned. Below you will find a schedule of our offerings:


2:00pm Liar’s Dice
8:00pm Liar’s Dice Epic Throw Down


10:00am Pirate Fluxx
12:00pm Savage Worlds 50 Fathoms
3:00pm Pirates of the Cursed Seas Sealed Pack Game


10:00am Munchkin Booty
1:00pm Pirates of the Cursed Seas Sealed Pack Game

Don’t forget, if you are the sort of rouge to enjoy pirate gaming, check out PDXYAR’s Gaming site by clicking here.

Here are the particulars:

What: GameStorm
When: March 24- 27 For hours click here
Hilton Vancouver Washington
301 W. 6th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
Tel: 360-993-4500

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The Time has Come: The League Season 5 Finale!

Are ye prepared to cross blades and stand in the face of thunderous cannon fire as ye match wits with cagiest pirate captains ever to sail the seas of a constructable strategy game?  Ye had better be, for it is time for the PDXYAR Pirates League Season 5 Finale!

The finale gets underway at 7pm on Saturday, February 26th at Guardian Games.  The event is open to all ages and anyone interested in playing, not just current league players.  Please note that minors will not be allowed entry to “The Critical Slip” bar area, and current league players must play under the current point restrictions (click here for details).  If you are not a league player you may construct any fleet they desire from the three sealed packs they receive for paying the entrance fee.

Speaking of the entry fee, this will be $20.  For your money you will recieve three packs of “Pirates of the Cursed Seas” and five tokens good for a drink or slice of pizza.

You will be playing for first of all glory and the honor to unseat the season 4 defending champion, Seacrest.  As well, we will have glorious prizes for those who compete and the League winner will be awarded the trophy until the next finale.

What: The PDXYAR “Pirates of the Cursed Seas” Season 5 League Finale
When: Saturday, February 26th
Who: Anyone- League players, non League players, all ages
Why: Glory, fun, pirates, prizes, pizza and beer
Where: Guardian Games
303 Southeast 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 238-4000

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[Updated] Bilgerats & Pyrettes to Play the Hawthorne Theatre December 19th

[Update] From Bilgerats & Pyrettes:”Tonight is the night. For you who purchased hard copy tickets from us in advance, you’ll be on the WILL CALL list, just in case you lose that ticket. We will be playing before 9:00 pm, if that helps! See you all tharrrrr!!!!”

[Update] It has been announced that there will be a couple additions to the show. PDXYAR’s own Captain Redgoat will be preforming a special telling of “A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas.” As well, Captain Whitebeard himself will be making an appearance!

Plunderous pirate music is set to take the stage as the Bilgerats and Pyrettes play the Hawthorne Theatre this December 19th. Join this crew of miscreant musicians, which includes some of our very own PDXYAR mates, as they preform a truly unique acoustic collection of pirate themed music in an all ages show. For those not fortunate enough to have experienced Bilgerats & Pyrettes before, you can expect to enjoy music includes traditional sea shanties, along with original compositions and familiar contemporary pieces


For the pirate community, this is more than just another show. Bilgerats & Pyrettes is the very first pirate band booked to play an Afton show at the Hawthorne Theatre. Ticket pre-sales is done in advance and the numbers of tickets sold will determine when they play and if they are invited to ever play the venue again. If this is your kind of music make sure to get your tickets and help expand its reach!

Order Tickets HERE!

For more information on Bilgerats & Pyrettes:

Their downloadable single found here
Connect with the band on Facebook
Enjoy some of their music below:


Concert Details:

When: Decemeber 19th

Time: Doors open at 6:45. Playing order to be determined by ticket sales

What: An all ages concert (cash bar with a valid ID only)

Cost: $10 advanced tickets/ $12 at the door

Where: The Hawthorn Theatre, 1507 SE 39th Ave, Portland (Note: Online maps may place the theatre at 3862 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard)

Why: Because you are a pirate- enough said

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PDXYAR Heads North to Join the Pirate Kings of the Northwest!

Avast, me buckos!  This weekend our ship be pointed north as we sail up to Seattle for the Seafair Pirate Landing!

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Yer Off the Map Mate, Here Thar Be Monsters!

Sign aboard with our undead crew this Memorial Day as we celebrate “Return of the May of the Dead” at Guardian Games!

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