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FEATURED EVENTS FOR GEEK WEEK

Join us as we celebrate the unique Geek Culture in Portland at these unique, special events being held around town.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

TPK Brewing, Board Bard Games, Corvid Creations, and Geek Week PDX Present a celebration of 50 years of D&D that's not to be missed!  This multifaceted celebration of the 50th Anniversary of D&D includes a week-long tournament with an award night and miniature painting night too. Learn all about the fun here!

Passport to the Infinite Staircase

FRIDAY SEPT 6, 12:00pm through SUNDAY SEPT 15, 10:00pm
at TPK Brewing, 5051 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
TPK Brewing Co. will be running multiple sessions of every remastered first edition D&D adventure from the recent Quests from the Infinite Staircase anthology release, along with an original level 20 capstone adventure written by GM Isaac. Sessions will run daily throughout the 9/6-9/15 event, with real-life loot awarded the night of 9/26 based on the number of sessions survived
Book you sessions here!


Infinite Staircase Open Painting Night
MONDAY SEPT 9, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
at TPK Brewing, 5051 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
We're back with another TPK open miniature painting night. We'll be expanding our available free supplies, along with our neighbors Board Bard Games bringing over a full miniature bazaar and Corvid Creations helping with technical painting tips throughout the night.


Passport to the Infinite Staircase Awards Party
THURSDAY SEPT 26, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
at TPK Brewing, 5051 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland

Did you survive the Infinite Staircase? Do you just want to recount your exploits or celebrate those who made it through the gauntlet unscathed? Come join the party!

The award ceremony will kickoff at 6:30; winners do not need to be present to claim their loot, it's just more fun that way.


LOCATION:  TPK Brewing, 5051 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
DATE, TIME:  Fri Sept 6 - Thurs Sept 26
RESERVATIONS:  Book for each campaign here

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STEAMPUMK SOIREE

Sashay in style to the Steampunk Soiree at the Society Hotel.  Where history meets hi-tech, enjoy vintage cocktails and an extraordinary view from the Rooftop Bar.  Show-off your steampunk cosplay and win awards and prizes, including an exceptionally rare Society Hotel Bomber Jacket.

LOCATION:  Rooftop Bar at The Society Hotel, Portland
DATE, TIME:  Saturday, Sept 14, 5pm - 7pm
PRIZES AWARDED FOR BEST STEAMPUNK COSPLAY

BATTLE GROUNDS BOARD GAME FORGE!

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Create your own game and win prizes!

8 teams of 1 or 2 designers will be

tasked to create an original board

game in 5 days.

  • Game must be for 4 players

  • Entry Fee:  $30 per team. 

  • Sign up link coming soon!

MONDAY SEPT 9:   Pick up your Game Kit between 10am and 5pm at Battle Grounds.  When you come in you will be given a blank Game Design Kit from Ad Magic Print & Play.

  • Draw a Random Game Theme.  (You will draw 2, and choose one of the.)

  • Draw 3 Random Game Mechanics rules. Your game will be required to include at least 2 of those mechanics, but you can include others as you like beyond those 2.  

  • Games must be for 4 players. You will have 10 to 15 mins to teach the rules on Saturday Game Sessions.  8 rounds will be held)

 

FRIDAY SEPT 13, 3:00pm  - 5:00pm:  Designers will drop off their finished design.

 

SATURDAY SEPT 14, 10:00 start:  Game play, voting and awards.

  • Game play sessions with 8 sets of 4 players will play each game for a set amount of time in a round robin format.  After each game is played, players will fill out an evaluation form for the game they just finished.

  • Designers must be at the event all day to teach players about each game.

Once all the games have been played and scored, awards will be given for several categories such as Fan Favorite, Most Original Design, Closest to Theme and Mechanics, Best Overall Aesthetic, Best Rules/Teach, Most Fun Overall, etc…


LOCATION:  Battle Grounds Gaming Cafe, 3738 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland
DATE, TIME:  Mon Sept 9 - Sat Sept 14
RESERVATIONS:  Coming early August

WINE & WIZARDS: D&D WITH THE WINEMAKER

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Get ready to delve into a realm where fantasy meets fine wine in an unforgettable Dungeons & Dragons adventure at the exclusive Geek Week event. Picture yourself gathered around a beautifully set table, surrounded by fellow enthusiasts of both mythical realms and exquisite wines.  The host and Dungeon Master for the evening is none other than Winemaker Robert Rothwell, renowned not only for his exceptional wines but also for his storytelling prowess.
Sign up now for a unique, and one-of-a-kind experience. 

  • Your sign up fee will be refunded if you purchase wine


LOCATION:  Aurora Vineyards, Aurora
DATE, TIME:  Thurs, Sept 12, 12pm - 2pm;  2pm - 4pm;  4pm - 6pm
RESERVATIONS:  Limited available, book now

LEARN tO PLAY DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Ever wanted to learn to play Dungeons & Dragons, or possibly just having trouble getting a group together? Come join First Fantasy Books and Legacy Coffee Company in Gresham for a D&D Learn to Play event for the whole family. Come immerse yourself in a quest to discover what happened to the lost city of Ayrith. Join one of three adventuring parties as you explore a foreign landscape, battle mythical monsters, and search for clues to the lost colony's demise.

LOCATION:  Legacy Coffee Company, 112 N Main Ave, Gresham
DATE, TIME:  Friday, Sept 13, 5pm
FAMILY FRIENDLY:  Recommended for 10+ older
RESERVATIONS:  Call (503)489-5056

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