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Nerd Camp to benefit SnowCap

SnowCap Community Charities, which provides food, clothing and other services to low-income folks in East Multnomah County, hosts Nerd Camp from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 21, and from noon to 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Analog Café, 720 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland.

The event features "speed friending" by Portland Geek Council, tabletop games by Red Castle Games, comic books by Books with Pictures, a pop-up library hosted by Multnomah County Library, indie video game demos by Intelligame, magic by Matthew Mingus, music by Lucia Fasano, Cosplay fashion show by Raptor Props, and panel discussions focused on inclusiveness and diversity in the geek community. Saturday evening features the bands Megathruster, the PDX Broadsides and The Doubleclicks.

Patrons can collect merit badges throughout the event that can be redeemed for a shot glass, and Nerd Camp also features raffles and door prizes.

Admission is for 21 and over and costs $20. Every $5 raised allows SnowCap to purchase 100 pounds of food.

For tickets, visit holdmyticket.com/event/253700. For information, visit snowcap.org and click on “News & Events.”