The Portland Geek Council of Commerce and Culture (PGC3), the same organization that brought you the 2011 Geek Olympathon, is throwing their second annual holiday party on December 16th. Last year’s Geeky Wonderland was an incredible success, so this year the PGC3 returns with the Epic WINter Formal! This FREE event is open to the public, with special performances, activities and door prizes provided by many of the PGC3 organizations.
Several of the member organizations will be performing onstage, including gloriously geeky sets from Critical Hit Burlesque, Cognition: The Robot Uprise, PDXYAR, The Unscriptables and Sock Dreams. Plus, you’ll be able to practice your epic dance moves to the musical stylings of Reverend Mrs. and DJ sets provided by Mr. Romo and Michael Grimes. You can also spend your time time enjoying some free-play classic video game cabinets (thanks to member organization Ground Kontrol), or just chat with any number of pirates, trekkies, browncoats, wallflowers and ninjas that are certain to be in attendance. Costumes are encouraged, so don your geek-inspired yule tide garb and join the fun!
Door prizes will also be awarded, donated by Geek in the City, Guardian Games, Ground Kontrol, Backspace, Jupiter Hotel and many others. A special VIP section, featuring retro game consoles (provided by Ground Kontrol) and a private cash bar, will be reserved for any attendee who donates $5 at the door. All proceeds will go to benefit the Children’s Healing Art Project.
The PGC3 Epic WINter Formal starts at 6pm and goes until 2am. DJ’s will be spinning music between 6pm – 10pm, with stage performance running from 10pm – 1am. It will be held at the Someday Lounge (21+) in beautiful Old Town Portland. There is no cover charge.