We are giving away a team registration (up to 5 players) to 2014 Portland Geek Olympathon @ Guardian Games on June 21. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 16.
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2014 Portland Geek Olympathon
June 21, 2014
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. | $20 for Teams of 5 / $5 Individuals |
More info: pgc3.org
345 SE Taylor St, Portland, OR 97214
After delighting Portland for three years with its Geek Olympathon, the Portland Geek Council (PGC) is proud to announce that the city-wide nerd battle will return June 21!
Forming a team of up to five members, participants will compete in geeky contests and events all over Portland in order to win fantastic prizes, including CASH, and 4 all-day passes for five to the world’s premier gaming festival, PAX Prime in Seattle from August 29th – September 1st. Both weekend and single- day passes to this convention always sell out within hours, so you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity! This is an all ages event and teams that include children are encouraged!
The Geek Olympathon will commence Saturday, June 21 at 11 a.m. at Guardian Games (345 SE Taylor St, Portland, OR 97214) with opening ceremonies and distribution of essential materials. The Portland Geek Council will also provide free house coffee and facilities for last-minute team registration. Individual events will run from Noon until 5 p.m. and be hosted in a number of locations in Portland. Entry is $20 for teams of up to five people or $5 per individual, and teams can register online.
This year’s events includes a mix of old favorites and new entries that are designed to utilize a variety of geek skills. Competitors should be prepared to show their superior knowledge of comics, video games, television, movies, and pop culture. Hosted by PGC member organizations across Portland, most competitions will not require five members, which will enable teams to split up and compete in as many events as possible.
After the day’s events are over, participants will face the final competitions and be awarded prizes at the Awardathon, an epic celebration at Mississippi Pizza at 3552 N. Mississippi Ave from 5 p.m. to close. Here, teams will compete in a special edition of Trivia from Portland’s Quizzical Empire before they are awarded prizes for their performance in the Olympathon, as well as bonus awards for overall participation.
In addition to passes for five to PAX Prime, prizes will include cash, gift certificates, toys, games, and more. A full schedule of events and the online form for team registration is available at pgc3.org.
About the Portland Geek Council of Commerce and Culture:
The PGC is a non-profit chamber of commerce formed in late 2010 by a group of like-minded geeks to promote geek culture in the Greater Portland Metro Area. We strive to unite and cultivate the Portland geeky community — those people who are enthusiastic and, perhaps, a little obsessive in the pursuit of their passions. We provide opportunities and resources to facilitate networking, community building, and targeted marketing, especially for our member organizations, but also for Portland’s geek community at large.