PGC3 Presents the Epic WINter Formal

On Friday the 16th, the The Portland Geek Councll of Commerce and Culture is throwing their second annual holiday gala. After last year’s incredibly successful “Geeky Wonderland”, the PGC3 returns this year with the “Epic WINter Formal.” Join PDXYAR and other PGC3 member organizations at the Someday Lounge for this free event, with special performances, activities and door prizes.

This will be an evening of music, games, dancing and entertainment to remember. From 10pm until 1am, gloriously geeky sets will be featured onstage from Critical Hlt Burlesque, Cognition:The Robot Uprlse, The Unscriptables, Sock Dreams and yes, PDXYAR. There will also be the musical stylings of Reverend Mrs., with DJ sets provided by Mr. Romo and Michael Grimes between 6 and 10pm. Throughout the night you can partake in some free-play classic video game cabinets, provided by Ground Kontrol.

Costumes are not required at this open to the public event, but they are encouraged.

Lest I forget to mention- there will also be great door prizes donated by Geek in the City, Guardian Games, Ground Kontrol, Backspace, Jupiter Hotel and many others.

Lastly, while this is a free event, a $5 donation at the door will gain you access to the VIP Area. Here you will enjoy a private cash bar and retro game consoles. All proceeds will go to benefit the Children’s Healing Art Project

When: Friday, December 16th from 6pm to 2am
Cost: FREE (with the option of a $5 donation to enter the VIP area)
Where: Someday Lounge

125 NW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

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UPDATED: The BooYah Strikes Back – This Saturday!

UPDATE: As discussed on this week’s episode of Geek in the City, if ye be brave enough and you have ten dollars you can challenge a pirate to Toblero at the Boo-Yah Strikes Back. GLORY is not the only thing on the line either. If you should buck the insurmountable odds and defeat a pirate, a fabulous prize will be yours for the taking. So, count your duckets, screw your courage to the sticking point and see if you can take down a pirate!

After two very long years, the crew of Geek in the City Radio have finally decided to save us from the unrelenting toil we must endure in our lives (because we are not Scott Dally) and bring back the Boo-Yah awards. This momentous event has been dubbed “The BooYah Strikes Back – Listener Party” and will be held this very Saturday from 8 until 11pm at Guardian Games. make plans now to join your hosts, Aaron Duran, Scott Dally, Dan Clark, Kielen King and Kaebel Hashitani as they bring you “greatest damn listeners party about geeks and 3D explosions of all time!”

What can you look forward to? How does a very special, live, “Fun with Race,” sound? Not enough? Then let’s toss in new categories to the Boo-Yah Awards such as like “Most Gratuitous Ass-Shot”, “Michael Bay Award of Explosion Awesomeness,” and more.

But, wait. We’re still not done. Join us for contests, beer and even Scott Dally!

Can you believe we’re still not done? If you attend the Boy-Yah Strikes Back you will even be able to play pirate games with PDXYAR.

What more could you ask for? How about NO COVER? That’s right, there is no cost to attend this 21 and over event. That said, Guardian Games will be selling beer, (hence this being a 21 and over event) so open your wallets and help support this great business.

Now that you have the details, go forth, tell your friends and warp on over to the Facebook event to joyously click the “I’m Attending Button!”

What: The Boo-Yah Strikes Back
When: Saturday, September 17 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Cost: FREE to enter- Booze for purchase.
Where: Guardian Games

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D&D Camp!

There have been very few times in my life that I have wished I was 12 years-old again. One such rare occurrence came recently when I learned that Guardian Games is offering a learn-to-play Dungeons and Dragons summer camp for kids 12 to 15.

Guardian Games will have two camps to offer this summer. The first camp will be July 11th – 15th, 2011, with the second coming August 15th – 19th, 2011. For both sessions, camp will run from 1:00pm to 5:00pm each day.

With a cost of $125 for five days camp which is sure to afford many amazing adventures in roleplaying. Players/Campers will receive everything they need to roleplay including the official Dungeons and Dragons Player Handbook, their very own D&D dice set of their choice, a mini-figure to represent their character, character sheets, power cards and much… MUCH more.

There is no experience required and imagination is the only limit.

Space is limited to the first 16 players to sign up for each camp, so pull on your Boots of Speed, click your heels and get down to Guardian Games to gather more information and sign up (Note: sign up is only available in the store)

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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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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Pirates League Scenario: Monday, July 19

We’ve been sailing to so many different shores over the past few weeks that this latest League night was completely off me map!  We’re reachin’ back into the annals of history fer this game and have pulled a scenario that hasn’t been seen since Season 2!

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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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