TFAW Hosts Art Opening

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 fictional “historical,” tells the story of a mechanical man/prototype soldier, built during the 1890s and follows his adventures through World War I. The work has not only received the Emperor Norton Award, it has also been recently optioned by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Lost, Fringe).

To add to the evening, the event will also include a sneak preview of artwork from Paul and Anina’s upcoming book, Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention. The intriguing concept of the book promises to be the chronicle of a family of steampunk inventors. As a feature of this exhibit, Paul will present the first public showing of the elaborate model he built of “Valiant”, Frank Reade’s electric battle wagon.

All this and you get to meet Paul and Anina, who will be TFAW’s special guests at this year’s SDCC without the long drive. The event kicks off at 7pm and runs until 10pm. There will be copies of Boilerplate will be available for purchase and signing. Also, you are invited to view an extraordinary collection of pieces while enjoying complimentary food, beer, and wine (with valid ID).

Hope to see you there!

PDXYAR Pirates Land at the Portland Children’s Museum

Calling all young scallywags, powder monkeys and rovers in training, this Saturday the Portland Children’s Museum will play host to the Pirate Celebration. This will be a unique interactive learning event featuring crafts, games, pirate appearances, storytelling, singing and even a touch of sword play.

PDXYAR is proud to be contributing to the full program of activities and interaction for the kids. We will be on hand from 11am until 3pm and beyond the scheduled program, we will be about the museum talking with the kids and posing for pictures.

Here is a list of some of the planned events:

10:00- 12:00 Build your own treasure box- Museum Staff
11:00- 11:30 PDXYAR Story time theater
11:30- 11:45 Sword and weapon demonstrations
12:30- 1:00 Shanties- featuring songs from the start of a sea voyage, their origins and history
1:00- 3:00 Tie Dye (additional cost of $3-$8 depending on item to dye)- Museum Staff
1:15- 1:30 Sword and weapon demonstrations
2:00- 2:30 PDXYAR Story time theater
3:00- 3:30 Shanties- featuring songs from the end of a sea voyage, their origins and history

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So, gather up your little ones, grab your camera and we will see you at the Portland Children’s Museum this Saturday!


What: The Pirate Celebration
When: starting at 10am
Museum members: FREE (for membership information click here)
Under age 1: FREE
Age 1-54: $9 (buy online, $8)
Ages 55+/Military: $8

Portland Children’s Museum
4015 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221

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UPDATED: See Pirates of the Caribbean IV with Pirates!

UPDATES for the Tonight’s show:

  • Doors open at 10:30
  • Pre-film entertainment by the Bilge Rats & Pyrettes!
  • Free small popcorn to anyone attending in a pirate costume! (But, ye have to don yer finest piratical attire to qualify fer this special deal. Meanin’, ye need to be wearin’ more than just an eyepatch an’ a plastic hook!)
  • Glorious door prizes, courtesy of PDXYAR and the Roseway Theater!

“Pirates of the Caribbean- on Stranger Tides” hits theaters this weekend and it is time for you to make plans to join PDXYAR at the Roseway Theater. The Privateers of Stumptown will be descending on Portland’s finest digital theater for two shows.

To start with we will, be celebrating the movie’s release by adding our own piratical flair to Friday’s midnight showing. Get there early for the pre show entertainment, provided by PDXYAR and come adorned in your pirate best for chances to win glorious prizes. Tickets are on sale now

If you can’t make it to the Friday night show, you will have another chance to take in the movie with style… errr- class… well, there will be pirates. PDXYAR will be noon showing of the movie on Saturday as well.

Stay tuned to PDXYAR on Twitter and Facebook for more info on the pre-show entertainment.

Getting to the Roseway Theater:

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