Stumptown ComicsFest Shindigs

If you’re not sure what to do with yourself after the Stumptown ComicsFest convention hall closes, PGC3 member organizations are helping bring you the party. There are metric tons of cool geek events on the Stumptown ComicsFest calendar all weekend, but the splashiest bashes are on Saturday night:

First off, the Jupiter Hotel plays host to the Stumptown Comicsfest Fundraising After Party, presented by Oni Press and Stumptown Comics, and hosted by Bobby Roberts of the Cort and Fatboy show.

From their event annoucement:

[Stumptown Comicsfest After Party is] a full night of music, art, beer, and fun inspired by comics and the awesome people who love and make them! All attendees and guests with badges admitted to the party for free, open to the public for $5 Admission. Proceeds benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Independent Publishing Resource Center’s Dylan Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund and Stumptown Comics.

The party features the presentation of the Stumptown Comic Arts Awards, a rare live musical performance by Stumptown special guest Mike Allred and his band The Gear, and the annual Stumptown Comic Art Battle hosted by Paul Guinan! Plus beer by Ninkasi Brewery!

Stumptown ComicsFest Fundraiser After Party
Sat. April 28, 2012
7pm – 11pm
FREE with Stumptown ComicsFest pass, $5 for general public
Jupiter Hotel 

800 E. Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97214

Second, geek burlesque makes its comeback just up the street at the Bossanova Ballroom, when Geeklesque Saves the World brings you a bevy of comics-inspired, tassel-twirling acts.

Assemble your team, light up the burly signal, and charge up your power ring! Critical Hit Burlesque invites you to celebrate comic book superheroes and comic strip classics with Geeklesque Saves the World! Saves the World is an all comics-themed show, with acts based around superheroes and comic adventurers of all sorts.

Presented at the Bossanova Ballroom, Saves the World will be a two show engagement, with performances starting at 7:30pm and 11:00pm on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Hosted by the Mad Marquis, Saves the World will feature a selection of new and familiar Geeklesque performers, including:

Baby Le’Strange
Sophie Maltease
Lizzy O’Boom
Lady Stockholm
with fusion bellydance by Elise
and joining us from Epic Win Burlesque in New York City: Mary Cyn!

We highly recommend checking out both events after you’ve sated your comics cravings, and if you don’t have your ticket to Stumptown ComicsFest yet? DO IT NOW: one-day and weekend passes are available for the convention!

Geeklesque Saves The World!
Sat. April 29, 2012
1st show: doors 6:30pm / show 7:30pm – 2nd show: doors 10pm / show 11pm
General Admission: $12 advance / $15 at the door
Reserved Balcony Seating: $20 (advance sale only)
VIP reserved seating w/2 drink tickets: $35 (advance sale only)
Bossanova Ballroom
722 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97214

CONTRIBUTOR: Sarah Giffrow is the owner of Sarah Giffrow Creative, offering design, photography, and web site geekery for Portland small businesses. She also plays roller derby, knows kung fu, and has quite possibly been to more Star Trek conventions than you. 

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