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.
700 E. Broad St.
Richmond, Va 23219
Capital Ale 8:30-9:15ish
623 E. Main St,
Richmond, VA 23219
Sine Irish Pub 9:30-whenever
1327 E. Cary St.
Richmond, Va 23219
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...
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
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)
Have a pirate name - "beard" is a good choice, especially if you don't have a beard
"Matey/Lass" is how ye address individual men/women (so you don't need to remember their pirate names)
"Me hearties" is how ye needs be addressin' yer fellow pirates collectively
Drink rum or beer - it's PirateCon fer land sakes!
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
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:
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.
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.
Belt - If a large buckle belt be not readily acquired, use a scarf or sash tied in a knot at yer side.
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.
Hat - The tricorn be the hat of choice but provided ye be sportin' a kerchief of some kind, the hat be optional.
Vest - The waistcoat be a recommend piece of atire. Dark solid colors be best.
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!