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
Cost:

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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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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PPF: The Complete PDXYAR Schedule of Performances

As the Portland Pirate Festival is nearly upon us, it is time to make sure you are organized to maximize your time at the event (it is only two days, after all!). Below you will find a complete listing of the scheduled performances from PDXYAR. Remember that no matter the time, the PDXYAR encampment will always be manned by pirates. So stop by to chat, get some photos, shop the merchandise offered by both PDXYAR and The Forge and Thistle or even see if you can score a pirate trading card!

If you have any questions about PDXYAR’s encampment or events feel free to shoot us an email, post something on our Facebook wall over even launch a tweet.

Note: the following schedule is available in a handy downloadable, and printable, format by clicking here.

Saturday 9/3

10:00 AM – 7:00 PM: Epic Scale Pirates & Liar’s Dice: Learn to play these piratical games from our Games Masters! Recommended for children 8+.
Location: Gaming area adjacent to El Tiburon

10:45 AM – Storytelling: Join our crew as we spin a yarn about life on the high seas.
Location: El Tiburon

11:10 AM – Cannon Show: PDXYAR joins forces with our northwest pirate brethren for a round of cannon fire and black powder demonstrations.
Location: Thunder Ridge

12:00 PM – Pirate Duel: A stunning display of swordplay, small arms, whips and the occasional heated verbal exchange. Our crew gives a demonstration of stage combat and how “disagreements” are often resolved at sea.
Location: El Tiburon

1:00 PM – Cannon Show: PDXYAR joins forces with our northwest pirate brethren for a round of cannon fire and black powder demonstrations.
Location: Thunder Ridge

1:45 PM – Storytelling: Join our crew as we spin a yarn about life on the high seas.
Location: El Tiburon

3:00 PM – Pirate Duel: A stunning display of swordplay, small arms, whips and the occasional heated verbal exchange. Our crew gives a demonstration of stage combat and how “disagreements” are often resolved at sea.
Location: El Tiburon

4:00 PM – Storytelling: Join our crew as we spin a yarn about life on the high seas.
Location: El Tiburon

4:15 PM – Cannon Show: PDXYAR joins forces with our northwest pirate brethren for a round of cannon fire and black powder demonstrations.
Location: Thunder Ridge

5:15 PM – Pirate Duel: A stunning display of swordplay, small arms, whips and the occasional heated verbal exchange. Our crew gives a demonstration of stage combat and how “disagreements” are often resolved at sea.
Location: El Tiburon

5:45 PM – Cannon Show: PDXYAR joins forces with our northwest pirate brethren for a round of cannon fire and black powder demonstrations.
Location: Thunder Ridge

6:30 PM – Pirate Duel: A stunning display of swordplay, small arms, whips and the occasional heated verbal exchange. Our crew gives a demonstration of stage combat and how “disagreements” are often resolved at sea.
Location: El Tiburon

8:00 PM – Liar’s Dice Tournament: Challenge your fellow pirates in a game of deception and strategy. The victor wins glorious prizes from our fine mates at ThinkGeek! Sign up throughout the day at El Tiburon.
Location: Oberon’s Pub

9:40 PM – Cannon Show: PDXYAR joins forces with our northwest pirate brethren for a round of cannon fire and black powder demonstrations.
Location: Thunder Ridge

Sunday 9/4

10:00 AM – 7:00 PM: Epic Scale Pirates & Liar’s Dice: Learn to play these piratical games from our Games Masters! Recommended for children 8+.
Location: Gaming area adjacent to El Tiburon

10:45 AM – Storytelling: Join our crew as we spin a yarn about life on the high seas.
Location: El Tiburon

11:10 AM – Cannon Show: PDXYAR joins forces with our northwest pirate brethren for a round of cannon fire and black powder demonstrations.
Location: Thunder Ridge

12:00 PM – Pirate Duel: A stunning display of swordplay, small arms, whips and the occasional heated verbal exchange. Our crew gives a demonstration of stage combat and how “disagreements” are often resolved at sea.
Location: El Tiburon

1:00 PM – Cannon Show: PDXYAR joins forces with our northwest pirate brethren for a round of cannon fire and black powder demonstrations.
Location: Thunder Ridge

1:30 PM – Pirate Duel: A stunning display of swordplay, small arms, whips and the occasional heated verbal exchange. Our crew gives a demonstration of stage combat and how “disagreements” are often resolved at sea.
Location: El Tiburon

1:45 PM – Storytelling: Join our crew as we spin a yarn about life on the high seas.
Location: El Tiburon

2:30 PM – Pirate Duel: A stunning display of swordplay, small arms, whips and the occasional heated verbal exchange. Our crew gives a demonstration of stage combat and how “disagreements” are often resolved at sea.
Location: El Tiburon

4:00 PM – Storytelling: Join our crew as we spin a yarn about life on the high seas.
Location: El Tiburon

4:00 PM – Cannon Show: PDXYAR joins forces with our northwest pirate brethren for a round of cannon fire and black powder demonstrations.
Location: Thunder Ridge

5:15 PM – Pirate Duel: A stunning display of swordplay, small arms, whips and the occasional heated verbal exchange. Our crew gives a demonstration of stage combat and how “disagreements” are often resolved at sea.
Location: El Tiburon

5:45 PM – Pub Raid & Sea Shanties: The PDXYAR Shanty Crew raids the pub for a rousing selection of songs perfect for working, drinking or just being a pirate!
Location: Oberon’s Pub

8:00 PM – Fire Dancing: The PDXYAR Fire Dancers descend for an impressive display of flame and music.
Location: Quarterdeck Stage

9:00 PM – Liar’s Dice Tournament: Challenge your fellow pirates in a game of deception and strategy. The victor wins glorious prizes from our fine mates at ThinkGeek! Sign up throughout the day at El Tiburon.
Location: Oberon’s Pub

10:00 PM – Cannon Show: PDXYAR joins forces with our northwest pirate brethren for a round of cannon fire and black powder demonstrations.
Location: Thunder Ridge

Marian Call and the DoubleClicks Play Bridge City Comics

Tonight will be a special one at Bridge City Comics as they present Geek Girl Awesome with Marian Call and the DoubleClicks. This, Bridge City Comics’ very first Concert in the Courtyard, is a free show (artist donation requested) starting at 7pm.

If you are not familiar with Marian Call, this is the perfect opportunity to see what you are missing. Here is a sample of the glory you are in for this evening:

You can listen to more of Marian’s music and buy CDs here.

As I have already mentioned Portland’s own DoubleClicks share this unique bill with their own wonderful style as you can see below:

You can watch videos and find out more about the DoubleClicks here.

Come out and join us for what shall prove to be a night of musical glory! When you do you will be inspired to give a $15 in donation for artists and even pick up a CD or two.

You can head over to Facebook and let them know you are coming on the event page

Marian Call can also be found on Facebook and Twitter and YouTube
The DoubleClicks are also on Facebook, Twitter and the YouTubes

For more information on the event visit Bridge City Comics

Bridge City Comics is located at 3725 N. Mississippi Ave in North Portland:


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Seafair Pirates Landing

This weekend when Seattle’s Seafair Pirates land at Alki Beach PDXYAR will be there. With the events kicking off at 9:30 this Saturday, the pirates are scheduled to storm the beach between 11:30 and 12:30pm (seriously, did you expect pirates to get up earlier than that?) and mark the official opening of the Seafair Season

PDXYAR will be a part of the street fair again this year. Visit with us at our booth and engage us over a piratical game or two. Besides the Liar’s Dice, this weekend will mark the return of the Epic Scale Pirates game! Of course, you can always expect the possibility of a spontaneous shanty or maybe even random sword fight. We will be there from around 9:30 (or as soon as the Captain manages to shake the crew loose from the racks) and will be there until they kick us out.

Getting there:

Can’t Make It?

Now, we certainly understand if you are not able to follow us up to Seattle for the day, but if you can’t that leaves you no excuses! This weekend also marks the premiere of Trek in the Park. Don’t miss, “Mirror, Mirror,” or the bad, bearded Spock will know…

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!

Rockaway Beach Pirate Festival

Fresh off the fun and excitement of the 2011 Geek Olympaton, PDXYAR will be returning to our regular pirating duties this weekend as we set course for the Rockaway Beach Pirate Festival. This first year of the Rockaway Beach pirate fest will feature not only PDXYAR, but there is also Treasure Hunt, Kids Scavenger Hunt and Sundown Submarine Races.

PDXYAR will be on hand Saturday and Sunday with a full line up pirate offerings. Beyond the PDXYAR Merchandise & Gaming Booths (open 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Sunday) we will be offering the following entertainments:

Saturday:
Black Powder Performance: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Sea Shanty Performance: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Sword Fighting: 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Fire Dancing: 10:00 PM – 10:30 PM

After the Fire Dancing, join us for a raid on Rick’s Roadhouse!

Sunday:
Black Powder Performance: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Sea Shanty Performance: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Sword Fighting: 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Getting there:


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UPDATED: The Geek Olympathon is Nearly Upon Us!

UPDATE: Here is video of this morning’s opening ceremonies!

This weekend, Portland will bear witness to a never before seen event as PGC3 presents the Geek Olympathon!

OLYMPATHON 2011 from Zachary van Buuren on Vimeo.

For two days, at venues all around PDX, geeks will be called upon to demonstrate their prowess in events such as:

Racing the Tubes Alleycat Bicycle Race
Swords From Stones
Costume Contest
Long-Box Long-Jump
Ye Olde Scallywag Hunt
The Great Bagging and Boxing Race
Fruity Oaty Crafty
Left 4 Dead Last Man Standing
Liar’s Dice

PDXYAR will be around all weekend to celebrate everything Geek. Aside from the potential shanty, occasional sword fight and a bit of rum consumption, we will be running the Liar’s Dice competition on both Saturday and Sunday. We are also sponsoring the Ye Olde Scallywag Hunt(Hint: if you follow us on Twitter or “Like” us on Facebook you may be able to receive hints to help you win this event) through out the weekend.

You will definitely be able to find PDXYAR pirates at Saturday night’s Drink-a-thon (I know, shocking isn’t it?). While Music Du Jour (aka Ken Texley, aka Bosun’s Mate Fjørd Porkins) provides music, Captain Redgoat will share the hosting duties with Dawn AM of BookCycle PDX for an evening of Geek themed entertainment and thrills. Just to make sure things are exciting, PDXYAR will be playing with fire… literally. Greta, Main Mast, Pottie and Master Dingo will be doing a fire dancing performance that is sure to amaze and impress.

There is still time to get your team together! Register here and then compete for Glory! and magnificent prizes.

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

[Shhh! Don’t tell anyone we told you this…]Here is an inside tip to share with your child- The Portland Children’s Museum is putting hints about Saturday’s Scavenger Hunt on their Facebook page. Give them a visit to get the upper hand![end secret message]

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

Details:

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

Where:
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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