One of the biggest pop culture conventions in the Pacific Northwest is happening in Portland the weekend of Feb. 22. Wizard World draws in big crowds and big guests every year. Some of this year’s guests include Jason Momoa (Aquaman and Game of Thrones), Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), and many guests from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
What’s the best way to beat the blues after the biggest snowstorm in recent memory? Spending Valentine’s Day playing board games with your special someone, of course. Mox Boarding House, the combo pub and board game store in Bellevue, has some special food on the menu and lots of 2-player board games for you try out and you don’t have to figure out the rules on your own. Mox will have staff on hand to help you learn to play. The special event starts at 11:30 a.m. and goes until closing on Thursday, Feb. 14.
Here are more highlights from the GeekWire Calendar:
- Open Board Game Testing: A chance to meet game designers and give feedback on their latest games at Wayward Coffee House in Seattle; 2 to 6 p.m Sunday, Feb. 17.
- Fundamentals for Startups Friday: Building a Startup in 6 Months: A presentation about the basics of the startup business model at The Univerity of Washington CoMotion Innovation Lab in Seattle; 12 to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb.22.
- Partner Power Hour – Personal Enrichment to Become a Better Developer: A presentation about the benefits of continuing to grow and learn throughout your career at Code Fellows in Seattle; 12:15 to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.
- How Startup Valuation Works: A presentation to help startups figure out their valuation without revenue or profits at WeWork SLU in Seattle; 12 to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25.
- North Seattle Open Source Project Hackathon: An event where beginners and experienced developers can work together on open source projects at North Seattle College in Seattle; 6p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25.
- Founder Talks – PR Strategy for Startups: A presentation about how startups can navigate public relations on a small budget at Galvanize in Seattle; 12 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26.