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Fan Group Profiles
Thunder Lion Studio/Keep Wars
Thunder Lion Studio is a video game company created to set trends and to work heavily with the gamers that play the games we make. We strive to try new things, look beyond current concepts and create our own. One of our goals is to get players to think in different ways, to be able to win games multiple ways and not a single set path as is the normal for many games today.
Sasquan/Worldcon 2015 In Spokane
Sasquan is the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention (aka Worldcon), to be held in Spokane, Washington August 19-23, 2015. Worldcon is the largest, all-volunteer traveling SF convention and in addition to many people and exhibits not seen elsewhere, is the sponsoring organization of the Hugo Awards for best in SF and these awards are voted on by members of the convention.
D20 Girls Project
The D20 Girls Project aims to break down modeling stereotypes; we are not Barbie™ dolls. We are Anime, Goth, Steampunk, Boudoir, Magic, Zombies, Faeries, Furries, Vampires, and much more. The catch? Well, we look good doing it. We are nerdettes of the highest quality and love it. We believe that spokesmodels within the industry should be able to talk shop and promote fandom and work, as well as embracing beauty in all shapes and sizes.
That being said, we are women united across the US through our shared love for the gaming world. Many of our members are young women with a passion for gaming, a penchant for the artistic and unusual, and brimming with energy and ideas – The D20 Girls offer them a chance to hone and focus their talents and their passion together. By participating in our event services, providing content for our publications, and playing an active role in the project each D20 Girls is building their own personal resume and skill set by embracing the things they enjoy. It’s the best of both worlds.
The USS Wolf 359 is a chapter of the International Star Trek Fan Club, also known as STARFLEET. We are part of Starfleet Region 5, based in the Portland, OR / Vancouver, WA area. We are an active chapter, meeting face to face once a month to share information, ideas, and projects.
Our web site is http://uss-wolf-359.com
- Portland Indie Game Squad: PIGSquad is a game developer and enthusiast community dedicated to providing the area with more game-related events, resources, and networking opportunities. Find out more on our website at www.pigsquad.com or on Facebook by searching “Portland Indie Game Squad!”
- Pixel Arts Game Education: We open source social change through video games. By providing safe, hands-on learning environments and resources to youth and adults invested in maker culture and video games, we serve the belief that shared creation and education provides value to our community. Find out more about our volunteer opportunities and events at www.gameeducationpdx.com!
Trackers Earth: Camps and Outdoor Programs Portland, Oregon
Trackers Earth offers camps and outdoor programs for all ages. We provide innovative education in authentic outdoor skills. Camps and classes include wilderness survival, wild plants, archery, restoration and much more. Our purpose is to inspire a can-do spirit as we build village of real adventure, accountability and common sense, and limitless enthusiasm.
Cascade Writers offers an annual 4-day regional writing workshop with programming featuring editors, agents, and professionals. The workshop track features Milford-style critique sessions with established authors. Concurrent programming offers classes ranging from writing basics to strategies for mid-career authors and publishing through traditional and non-traditional avenues.
Join us at Kumoricon, the Pacific Northwest’s premier fan-based anime convention! Now spanning four entire days, Kumoricon is jam-packed with celebrity guests of honor, industry and fan panels, contests including our famous world-spanning anime music video contest and cosplay contest, and much more! Pre-register quickly at www.kumoricon.org, and we’ll see you between August 29th and September 1st at the Vancouver Hilton and Convention Center and Red Lion at the Quay in the heart of Vancouver, WA!
Loncon 3 – Worldcon In 2014
London calling! Join us in London next August 14-18 for Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention. Loncon 3’s Guests of Honour have contributed to the field through fiction, comics, art, criticism, publishing, and fandom. They are: Iain M Banks (in Memoriam), John Clute, Malcolm Edwards, Chris Foss, Jeanne Gomoll, Robin Hobb and Bryan Talbot. Our site is the International Convention Centre at the ExCeL exhibition centre in East London, east of the Canary Wharf area. Loncon 3 will be a celebration of science fiction in all its forms. We hope to see you there.
Zombie Squad is an elite zombie suppression task force ready to defend your neighborhood from the shambling hordes of the walking dead. We provide trained, motivated, skilled zombie extermination professionals and zombie survival consultants. Our people and our training are the best in the industry.
When the zombie removal business is slow we focus our efforts towards educating ourselves and our community about the importance of disaster preparation. If you are prepared for zombies, you’re prepared for anything.
To satisfy this goal we host disaster relief charity fundraisers, disaster preparation seminars and volunteer our time towards emergency response agencies.
Our goal is to educate the public about the importance of personal preparedness and self reliance, to increase its readiness to respond to disasters such as Earthquakes, Floods, Terrorism or Zombie Outbreaks. We want to make sure you are prepared for any crisis situation that might come along in your daily life which may include having your face eaten by the formerly deceased.
We are your local chapter of Zombie Squad, ZSC011 (Oregon). We have been chartered since 2009. We were part of ZSC005 (Pacific Northwest) but splintered off the state of Oregon a year after 005 was chartered. We have promoted disaster preparedness and suppressed zombie incursions at events like the Portland Zombie Prom.
Lately we have been supporting local charities like Lift UP, Meals on Wheels, and CAT. You can also find us volunteering for community service with NET and the Red Cross. On top of all that we do disaster prep seminars for HOAs, businesses, and other groups.
-Gabe “Ninja-Elbow” Martin
President ZSC011 (Oregon)
Portland Geek Council
The Portland Geek Council is a collaborative of geek-friendly businesses, performers, and interest organizations, committed to working together in an ethical fashion, to nurture and promote the health and interests of the geek culture of Portland, Oregon.
Potlatch is a small, friendly, fannish, literary science-fiction convention that wanders around the Pacific Northwest. Potlatch 23 will be February 21-23 in San Jose, California. Drop by and say hi at our fan table, the party, or at potlatch-sf.org.
Oregon L5 Society
The Oregon L5 Society, Inc., was founded by a cadre of forward-looking members of the Portland Science Fiction Society in the same period that OryCon Science Fiction Convention was born. In October 2013 we marked our 35th Anniversary. Oregon L5 members share the dream of a thriving human civilization off the Earth. We are a free affiliate chapter of the National Space Society. We welcome new members, or just stop by to chat. “ALL THINGS SPACE” is our bailiwick. P.O. Box 86, Oregon City, OR 97045; http://www.OregonL5.org.
The Science Fiction Museum
With your help we’re preserving yesterday’s tomorrow!
The PDX Browncoats are one of the best known and most active Firefly fan groups in the Pacific Northwest. They host fundraisers, shindigs, and volunteer activities throughout the year. Get to know them on Facebook (facebook.com/pdxbrowncoats) or on Twitter (@pdxbrowncoats). Their next big event is Geek the Halls on Sunday, Dec 15th at the Jupiter Hotel. Come out for some a geeky craft fair!
Mind’s Eye Society
Mind’s Eye Society is a non-profit organization that is part of the Camarilla network of authorized fan clubs. Established in 1992 as The Camarilla, Mind’s Eye Society has been hosting Live Action Role Playing games set in White Wolf’s World of Darkness settings, both in Classic settings like Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and in the New World of Darkness, such as Vampire: The Requiem and Changeling: The Lost, with interactions with other players around the world.
Whether you’re a new player or a veteran looking to get involved in a global game, this is the place to find your interest, develop your stories, and watch them come to life, whether at local games or at our many regional and national conventions.
So to you, our new found friend, welcome. Our door is always open.