May 25th & 26th, 2013


Crowne Plaza, Portland OR


Were you unable to make it to last year's show? Were you too busy having fun to check out any of the panels? Luckily for you, and thanks to our friends at Galaxy Sailor Productions, we have some of our 2011 panels up online for you to watch at home or on your mobile!

2012 panels coming soon!!

Epidemiologic Methods for Investigating the Zombie Apocalypse     In this unique panel hosted by infectious disease epidemiologist Dr. Sullivan, we will take look at how to apply the principles of infectious disease epidemiology to understanding an impending zombie apocalypse, and think of ways to prevent full-scale devastation.

Boilerplate - presented by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett     Meet the real Boilerplate! Creator Paul Guinan and his co-author/wife, Anina Bennett, will reveal the origin of everyone's favorite steampunk robot, discuss plans for a Boilerplate movie produced by J.J. Abrams, perform excerpts from Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel, and give you a sneak peek at their next book. Featuring an extremely rare appearance by Paul's handmade Boilerplate model.

Gays In Comics: Portland Edition!     Industry insider Andy Mangels hosts a panel of comics professionals and their experiences in the industry.

All You Never Wanted To Know About The Star Wars Holiday Special     All about the most maligned chapter in the Star Wars universe — the Holiday Special. However, we're going to reveal some interesting things you may not know about this unfortunate misstep, including some details that might make it actually worth taking a closer look.

Godzilla A Go-Go     Since 1954, Godzilla has run rampant not only across Japan, but across the silver screen in a grand total of 28 Japanese films. Kaijucast host and Godzilla guru, Kyle Yount will tell you all you need to know about the King Of Monsters' history and what to expect in his next outings.

Kneel Before Pod     Rick Emerson hosts a panel of relevant local podcasters to talk about - what else? Podcasting!

Pirates: Fact & Fiction     The privateers of PDXYAR answer questions and discuss some of the truths, lies, myths, legends, and Hollywood "tall tales" regarding those who sailed the seas during the "Golden Age" of piracy.

Geeking Back to the Community     The focused, obsessive intensity of geeks often translates into an army of maniacally dedicated volunteers. Come hear how geeks with local organizations use their ordinary nerdy powers to save the world. Representatives from these organizations share anecdotes from and personal insight into their personal charity work. Get inspired, be entertained, and find out how to put your own nerdy powers to philanthropic use.br>

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