PirateCon!

We will be walking this route so ladies, alcohol + high heeled boots can make walking this route tricky. 

There is a parking deck next to Gibson's as well as plenty of street parking on Broad St.

if you need a cab: Rocky with Medallion Taxi at (804)[masked] or Dunn with Napoleon Taxi (804)[masked] or one of the bartenders can call one for you.

The Route: 

Gibson's 7:00-8:15ish

700 E. Broad St.

Richmond, Va 23219

http://www.gibsonsgrill.com/menu.php

Capital Ale 8:30-9:15ish

623 E. Main St,

Richmond, VA 23219

http://www.capitalalehouse.com/locations/downtown.php 

Sine Irish Pub 9:30-whenever

1327 E. Cary St.

Richmond, Va 23219

http://www.sineirishpub.com/richmond_home 

Ye PirateCon code

1.Dress up - an eye patch alone will not suffice2.Say "Arrr" - ye can't be sayin' "Arrr" too much3.Be jolly - it be PirateCon so cut loose & 'ave fun4.Don't upset kids - or be measured fer yer chains5.Don't drink & drive - driving be fer lubbers6.Don't be a bilge rat - disgrace not y'self nor us7.No pirate left behind - look out for y'shipmates

if you're attending a PirateCon, some idea of what to expect...

Random image from the 2010 NYC PirateCon - Credit: Kyle Dean Reinford - more at newyork.metromix.com

Crew (this be everyone taking part) - 'ere be some tips fer ye...

1.

Say "Arrr" continuously - no hearty band of seafarin' scoundrels should e'er be silent and "Arrr" should be the constant background sound at every PirateCon

2.

Group "Arrr" - when someone in the crew says "Arrr" loudly everyone in the crew must respond with a loud "Arrr" (this should happen often, especially in bars)

3.

Have a pirate name - "beard" is a good choice, especially if you don't have a beard

4.

"Matey/Lass" is how ye address individual men/women (so you don't need to remember their pirate names)

5.

"Me hearties" is how ye needs be addressin' yer fellow pirates collectively

6.

Drink rum or beer - it's PirateCon fer land sakes!

7.

Pay with cash and tip generously - it saves time and cultivates goodwill so we'll be welcome back next time

"[?]arrr" if ye be wantin' t' say more than "Arrr"'ere be some tips fer ye...

If ye can't be botherin' t'learn authentic pirate sayin's and nautical terminology, simply expand on "Arrr" as follows:

More pirate speak

be on the Lore page

EnglishAuthenticPirateCon... ye gets the ideaYesAyeYarrrNoNayNarrrCar'orseless carriageCarrrFloorDeckFlarrrDoorDoorDarrr

Note that "booty" in authentic pirate speak means money/treasure, but in PirateCon speak it means boot

y.

Okay the short and sweet: PirateCon is an international bar crawl where attendees dress and drink like pirates.

If ye be wantin' to join forces wi' the wildest partying pirates in all of creation at a formally titled "PirateCon" event then ye have much flexibility in yer choice of outfit: Anything pirate-themed will be welcomed and the more imaginative and outrageous the better. But if ye be desirin' to take part simply as a pirate, or if it be fer some other kind pirate gathering, then ye must know how to dress like a pirate.

Purveyors of good quality halloween costumes should be able to provide ye wi' complete solutions fer yer pirate costume needs and as likely ye'll be findin' useful links on this page.

Lads: If ye be wantin' to assemble yer own authentic pirate costume, either in whole or in part, ye needs be payin' attention to th' basic guidelines below so's t'save yer worthless hides from ridicule:

1.

Pants - Ye must definitely wear these! No self respectin' pirate would be caught with his trousers down except in certain situations that we won't be describin' just 'ere. So (whether they be close- or loose-fittin') black or similar solid dark color will stand ye in good stead.

2.

Shirt - This be optional, however, if the sight of yer naked chest be making the lasses faint then ye might want to wear a large, loose-fittin' button-up shirt of a plain linen and in a white or other light solid color.

3.

Belt - If a large buckle belt be not readily acquired, use a scarf or sash tied in a knot at yer side.

4.

Kerchief - This be no more than a piece of cloth fer coverin' yer head. A long scarf or a bandana perform the task wi' equal merit.

5.

Hat - The tricorn be the hat of choice but provided ye be sportin' a kerchief of some kind, the hat be optional.

6.

Vest - The waistcoat be a recommend piece of atire. Dark solid colors be best.

7.

Boots - Buccaneer boots be the order of the day.

Lasses: Ye can certainly be dressin' in accord wi' the above guidelines if ye be of the swashbucklin' disposition and yet ye may also sway yer guise toward the more feminine by replacin' the pants wi' a gypsy-like skirt of some (or little) length, replacin' the vest wi' a lace-up bodice and addin' some frills where ye see fit.

All aboard: These 'ere recommendations are nothin' more than suggestions - a safe harbor, if ye will, from which to be makin' yer first foray. With the likely exceptions of the boots & the hat, ye could do worse than to seek out yer local Goodwill store. Accessories a-plenty (including hats) can be found at yer nearby halloween costume store. And fer th' boots, well, them Internets may be yer best ally!

It is nothing more complicated that an opportunity to have fun with a large group of people dressed as pirates and is not to be taken seriously.

If you don't dress up you can't really join in, but you don't have to go as a pirate - any pirate-related costume will be ok (see the Provisions page)

A PirateCon is for adults only. The sight of a crowd of jolly pirates may be hugely entertaining for children but the midst of it is no place for them

You should try to talk like a pirate (see the Lore page) but for PirateCon you only need to sound like a pirate which mostly means saying "Arrr" a lot

A PirateCon is an informal public gathering and you will be held responsible for your own actions

PirateCon is intended to foster a sense of community and not a case of "every man for himself." Please do your part to help keep the crew together and on course

Note: In the context of PirateCon, a "pirate" is someone who celebrates freedom. This means no actual acts of piracy, plundering, slitting throats etc. However, carousing & wenching are not only acceptable but postively encouraged, arr!

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  • Nancy

    You guys looked awesome!!

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome night guys I had a great time!

    September 21, 2013

  • Terri

    I had a great evening with you guys!! Thanks for the fun!!

    September 21, 2013

  • Erin T.

    Sine where we be. All crew aboard the ship report or walk the plank!!

    September 20, 2013

  • Erin T.

    Ahoy! To sine we go!

    September 20, 2013

    • Joy

      I arrrrrr here

      September 20, 2013

  • Erin T.

    We are now at Cap Ale. Can't wait to see everyone here!

    September 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Too late for cap ale :( are y'all going to sine next ?

      September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Folks, I'm going to the octoberfest. Will join up later in the night , if possible. It's a may be from me. Sorry for the late notice.

    September 20, 2013

    • SuzanneM

      Hey - I'm just getting home and getting ready and will take me about 45 min to get there; - just want to know where to meet all of you . . .I don't want to lose the group . . .please let me know if I should just park near Capital Ale?? . . .don't know anyone. . .thanks Suzanne

      September 20, 2013

    • Erin T.

      Suzanne, we are at cap ale. See you soon!

      September 20, 2013

  • SuzanneM

    Hey - I'm just getting home and getting ready and will take me about 45 min to get there; - just want to know where to meet all of you . . .I don't want to lose the group . . .please let me know if I should just park near Capital Ale?? . . .don't know anyone. . .thanks Suzanne

    September 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I didn't get a chance to get pirate dressed :( but I'll be there in a while.

      September 20, 2013

    • Erin T.

      We are now at Cap Ale in the game room. See you all there!

      September 20, 2013

  • Erika F

    I hope to see a lot of pics from this event :)

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • Casey

    Moving early the next day...I should probably bow out of this one lol

    September 18, 2013

    • Don

      Nay

      September 20, 2013

  • Erin T.

    Cutest pirate in existence: http://www.buzzfeed.com/summera...­

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • Don

    Be seein' ye mateys in the evenin'!!!! :)

    September 20, 2013

  • Casey

    Moving early the next day...I should probably bow out of this one lol

    September 18, 2013

  • nme

    Get your free donut on talk like a pirate hursday!!!!
    http://www.krispykreme.com/pira...­

    I've had one already (today on Tuesday) - cute and delish! :) Talk Like A Pirate Day- September 19

    Thursday, September 19, any buccaneer to enter a participating Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate gets one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut. To the landlubber who dares to wear full pirate attire goes a bounty of one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Offer good on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th, only. At participating US and Canadian locations (excludes Puerto Rico and CT).

    Save the date and join our event on Facebook.

    Here's a quick fix for dressing like a pirate- download an eye patch.

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Huy T.

    On call for that day. :(

    September 17, 2013

  • Erin T.

    Costume is in! Can't wait to see everyone there!

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • Evan K.

    I'm gonna have to bail... :(

    September 13, 2013

    • Erin T.

      Awww! It wont be the same without Evan!

      1 · September 16, 2013

  • Joy

    I rsvp'd with another group (not sure if I'm supposed to rsvp to all i'm joined to). I'll see you there...at the 3rd venue (can't get off work earlier).

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Plans got crossed for the time being and it seems ill have to arrive a bit late to the party (round 8-9ish) Costumes a go and im looking forward to keelhauling all u scallywags!

    September 13, 2013

  • Jeff

    Arrrrrr

    September 13, 2013

  • John B.

    Wanted to go to this, but i will be working out of town that day

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    FREE KRISPY KREME!
    Thursday, September 19, any buccaneer to enter a participating Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate gets one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut. To the landlubber who dares to wear full pirate attire goes a bounty of one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Offer good on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th, only. At participating US and Canadian locations (excludes Puerto Rico and CT).

    3 · September 10, 2013

  • Joseph D.

    Arrrrrrrrr!

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sooo excited!

    September 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Arrrr!! :)

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everybody,

    I'm the organizer for this event through Richmond Nightlife and I want to spread the word and get more RSVP's. Please share this event with organizers of your other groups. Thanks!

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • Evan K.

    UM?! YES PLEASE! I mean ARRRRR

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • Katie

    Sounds like lots of fun!

    August 19, 2013

  • Howard H.

    Will be getting my Pirate on...in Pittsburgh

    August 15, 2013

  • Casey

    I'm totally down for this!!

    August 14, 2013

  • Erin T.

    This is also being put on by Richmond Nightlife and we may be joined by several other MU groups! Dress your pirate best! See everyone there!

    August 14, 2013

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