Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012 - All Day
PGC3 Geek Olympathon
Admission: $25/team, $5/individual
Online registration available here. Registration also available at opening ceremonies
Click here for a list of events
The Portland Geek Council of Commerce and Culture (PGC3) is proud to announce that the city-wide nerd-fest Geek Olympathon returns!
The Geek Olympathon opening ceremonies will commence Saturday, May 19 at 9 a.m. at Backspace (115 NW 5th Ave), including 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.
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 PAX, the world's premier gaming festival in Seattle August 31-September 2.
This year's events includes a mix of old favorites and new entries that are designed to utilize a variety of nerd skills. Competitors should be prepared to show their superior knowledge of comics, video games, television, movies, and pop culture. Hosted by PGC3 member organizations across Portland, not all competitions will 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 Drinkathon, 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 & Fatboy, before they are awarded prizes for their performance in the Olympathon, as well as bonus awards for overall participation.
In addition to a trip for five to PAX, prizes include two Club-level tickets to a Portland Timbers game, as well as generous donations from Cognition the Robot Uprise, Geek Chic Cosmetics, Guardian Games, PDX YAR, Sock Dreams, Things From Another World, and more.
For more information or to register your team online, visit PGC3.org/Olympathon.