Portland Santacon Message From Drunken Rampage | 2009

Santacon, Portland, Oregon, defending the public from santas
Portland Santacon
Jason Quigley Photography

Even though the above picture was taken way back in 2005, it is still one of my favorites. Police and Santa are apparently not BFFs on Satacon day. Because of this, Santacon has been a bit slippery with the event info these days. Last year they gave the famous Hillsboro fake-out. It appears if you want the real deal info this year, you gotta volunteer.

Related from Pipeline:

Message from Drunken Rampage:

Ok, AntiCon (Dec. 5, North Portland) is the rampage we are recommending most people go to. But for those die-hard Santacon enthusiasts who can't go without the strange games, culture jamming, side-events and all the other things that make it more than a pub crawl, the best way to get details is to help.

Yeah, help. See, it's all volunteers running it, and they are chronically short on staff. The thousands of dollars in props, prep, prizes and other stuff just comes out of their pockets. So if you want in, you should at least be willing to help out a tad by hot gluing evil toys together and drinking. (And again, if you don't want to do the full Santacon experience, no problem. There is still AntiCon, which is more public and for those who don't want the extra stuff Santacon does, AntiCon is even more fun.)

Sweatshops are a hell of a lot of fun, only mildly dangerous and are one of the places Santacon is openly discussed. Go to one and you will get clued in on Santacon.


—– details below ———-

Santa's sweatshops are starting on Tuesday 11/24/09. We have a Santa that will be hosting the sweatshop at her house so everyone thank Santa Miranda for being awesome enough to let all us weirdos come over.

Santa Miranda's address is (email drunken rampage for the address: drunkmail @ drunkenrampage dot com)

People can start arriving at 7pm to start making toys.

We will set up her basement, it can hold a few tables down there and has power.

Here are the things that people should bring:
– Glue
– Glue guns
– Toys, toys and more toys
– Other tools to take apart toys if necessary
– Beer
– Snacks
– Tape
– Wrapping Paper
– First Aid Kit (for treating all the horrible burn wounds because they are inevitable)
– Extension cords, power strips, lights and possibly heaters

The next sweatshop will be the following Wednesday at a currently to be determined location.


5 Responses to Portland Santacon Message From Drunken Rampage | 2009

  1. lollyrae November 24, 2009 at 3:34 pm #

    You realize this was probably written in a drunken stupor, and could potentially be a grand lie?

    Regardless, I’ll be there. Extension cord in hand, baby.

    • Julian Chadwick November 24, 2009 at 3:37 pm #

      I realize that there are probably elements of truth and lies within that message as always.

  2. SantaFan November 24, 2009 at 9:44 pm #

    That santa talking on his phone is pretty cute. How do I get in touch with him?

  3. willradik November 25, 2009 at 12:35 pm #

    Is that Tyler? Haah. I can’t wait for this. One of the organizers is a co-worker of mine. She bartends at Chop 3.

  4. here and now November 26, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    Isn’t pipeline a little too mass publicity outlet for this sort of thing?

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