The Portland Geek Council of Commerce and Culture (PGC3) is proud to announce that team registration is now open for the Geek Olympathon, June 11 and 12! Participants will form teams of up to five members and then take part in a weekend full of geeky contests and events held all over Portland. Entry is free and dozens of prizes are up for grabs, including the grand prize: a trip for two to the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, donated by Things From Another World!
In addition to a multitude of geeky contests, there will be two awesome parties: the sure-to-be legendary Drinkathon on June 11, from 6:30 pm to close at Vendetta at 4306 N. Williams Ave., and the Awardathon on June 12, at the Mission Theater at 1624 NW Glisan from 6:30 pm to close. During the Awardathon, teams will be able to compete in a special edition of Geek Trivia with Cort & Fatboy for last-minute points, before they are brought on stage and given awards for their performance in the Olympathon, as well as bonus awards for overall participation and costumes.
The Olympathon will kick off at 9am at Backspace (115 NW 5th Ave) on Saturday, June 11th with opening ceremonies and a Geek Alleycat Bike Race sponsored by Old Town Computers. Backspace will provide free house coffee and facilities for last minute team registration.
"We wanted to create a geek-friendly event that would both include many of the member organizations of the PGC3, and be a heck of a lot of fun for competitors," said Geek Olympathon organizer Joshua Dommermuth. "I'm really excited about the level of enthusiasm this has generated--Portland's been waiting for an event like this."
During the weekend of the Geek Olympathon, member organizations of the PGC3 will host a diverse group of competitions and award tokens to winners. Events thus far include a costume contest by SewPo, a Nintendo Controller Untangling contest by Ground Kontrol, a Left4Dead Last Man Standing tournament at Backspace, and a Comic Book Scramble hosted by Dark Horse Comics! While some contests will require multiple team members, many will only need one, which allows events to happen simultaneously across the city.
Other prizes include a night's stay at the Jupiter Hotel, two Club-level tickets to a Portland Timbers game, and a Nettop PC from Old Town Computers, so get your team together now! A full schedule of events and the online form for team registration are available at http://www.pgc3.org/
About the Portland Geek Council of Commerce and Culture:
The PGC3 was formed in late 2010 by a group of like-minded geeks to promote geek culture in the Greater Portland Metro Area. Since then, we have grown dramatically and now number over 80 geek-centric organizations. 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 will 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.