Who: Portland Geeks
What: The PGC3 Geek Olympathon
Where: Taking place in Portland
When: Saturday, May 19th starting at 9am
Why: Because last year's event was just the beginning?
Where to register?
The Facebook event?
"After delighting Portland with the debut of its Geek Olympathon last June, the Portland Geek Council of Commerce and Culture (PGC3) is proud to announce that the city-wide nerd-fest will return May 19! After 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 tickets and hotel accommodations for five to the world’s premier gaming festival, PAX Prime in Seattle from August 31-September 2. Both weekend and single-day passes to this convention have completely sold out, so you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity!
The Geek Olympathon will commence Saturday, May 19 at 9 a.m. at Backspace (115 NW 5th Ave) with opening ceremonies and a Racing the Tubes bike race sponsored by Old Town Computers. Backspace will also provide free house coffee and facilities for last-minute team registration. Individual events will run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and be hosted in a number of locations in Portland. Entry is $25 for teams of up to five people or $5 per individual, and teams can register online at PGC3.org/Olympathon."
After the day’s events are over, participants will face the final competitions and be awarded prizes at the Awardathon, an epic celebration at the Eagles Lodge at 4904 SE Hawthorne from 8 p.m. to close. Here, teams will compete in a special edition of Things From Another World’s Geek Trivia with Cort Webber and Bobby Roberts of “cortandfatboy” before they are awarded prizes for their performance in the Olympathon, as well as bonus awards for overall participation.