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Dungeons & Dragons event goes international

The Worldwide Dungeons&Dragons Game Day will unite fans of the fantasy game from around the world Saturday as they sit in their local gaming venues.

"Adventurers will have the chance to journey to Icewind Dale, one of D&D's most iconic settings, in a special WWDDGD adventure available only at participating locations," a news release says.

The event also offers the opportunity for participants to get special gear and discounted Dungeons&Dragons products.

For more information about event hosts, visit rgweb.registerguard.com/ticketfiles. Locally, the all-day event will be held at VJ Games in Coos Bay and Glenwood Comics&Cards, Mad Fool Games and Mystical Mayhem in Eugene.

Ismail Azeem featured at Eugene Poetry Slam

The featured performer at this month's poetry slam is Ismail Azeem.

Azeem has performed on the Lollapalooza Tour and shared the stage with George Clinton, A Tribe Called Quest and the Beastie Boys, according to a news release. He has co-written with Michael Franti and toured with Spearhead.

As a solo touring artist, Azeem released "Garage Opera" and "Craft Classic." He's also done a PBS special, been named third-best performance poet in the country and released an album, "Rise Up."

After the slam, he will perform with DJ Zeph at John Henry's. His set starts at about 10 p.m.

The poetry slam at Fenario Gallery each month features locals competing for a spot on the traveling team, plus an open mike. Sign up beginning at 7:30 p.m. The performance starts at 8 p.m. at 881 Willamette St. for a $5 cover.

John Henry's is at 77 W. Broadway; the show starts at 9 p.m. with Apostle and DJ Quest. After Zeph and Azeem perform, 3 Blind Mics, the Reward System and Anomoli finish the night off for a $5 cover.

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