Category Archives: Fun Stuff

W+K Portland Celebrates Halloween 2011 with Kids, Costumes, Reptiles, Haunted Conference Rooms, Bouncy Castles & More

Every year around the end of October, the W+K Portland transforms into a Halloween wonderland for kids, with popcorn machines, pony rides, face painting and more. Each quad on every floor decorates their area according to a theme, which this year included Fractured Fairy Tales, Horror Beauty Parlor, HR/PR ER, Lost in Space 2, Candy Land, the Great Pumpkin, 80s Dance Party, Dia de los Muertos and a Dismembered Dungeon. Check them out below, along with some of the cutest kids’ costumes you’ll ever see.

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W+K Portland Celebrates Launch of New IT Department

Our IT department have been busy beavers this year, setting up all sorts of technological goodies from new phones and wireless systems, to completely redoing the audio/visual wiring in our Atrium and hooking us up with better network connections. We celebrated their hard work and dedication with a party, for which they provided a remote-controlled robot and a surprise party invitation that shocked and delighted everyone in the building; check out a video of the surprise and party pics below.
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Author Steve Almond Reads From His New, Radically Self-Published Books

Author Steve Almond, in town for Wordstock at Powell’s Books, joined us in the W+K Atrium last week to discuss the state of publishing today, options for authors and why he’s decided to become “a drug dealer for books.”
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ROFLCon Summit Attendees Gather at W+K to Explore & Discuss the Impact of Internet Culture, Memes & Communities

This month, Portland’s geek community gathered at W+K for ROFLCon Summit, a spin-off of ROFLCon and an event that “bring[s] together the leading generators, preservers and advancers of online culture so they can talk about where it’s all headed and what it means to everyone else.” See our photos of the event, meme-themed artwork and more, below the jump.

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