Knutpunkt 2014 has released information about their sign-up process. Regular tickets will cost 2000 SEK (~220 EUR) and economy tickets will cost 1200 SEK (~135 EUR), both will be released on Monday, 20 January 2014. Early sign up for program contributors will open a week before that on Monday, 13 January 2014. Business class tickets will be released a week before that on Monday, 6 January 2014 and cost 4000 SEK (~450 EUR).
Recently there has pop-up a couple of Tumblr blogs related to the Nordic larp scene. We mostly handle serious stuff here and in the larps of the Nordic scene, so some humor is a welcome break in the gloom.
Bjarke Pedersen is organizing a retreat for experienced larpwrights to exchange experiences and ideas about larp theory. He has this to say about it:
It came to me: If I could gather some of the brightest minds of larp for a weekend of talks, we might all leave the retreat better at understanding our craft, and where it will take us in the coming years. Perhaps it could also help us make Knudepunkt better. We could use this time to think and verbalize new thoughts, try out new ideas and figure out pedagogical ways of inviting people who haven’t been around for decades into the larp design conversation.
UK based video production company Cosmic Joke has produced a mini documentary about the Danish 2013 re-run of the Norwegian 2003 larp PanoptiCorp.
Here is what they had to say about the video:
PanoptiCorp is originally a Nordic larp from 2003, which was re-imagined in 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. It’s a satirical larp about an advertising agency, where players take on the roles of agency employees, pitching ideas to everything from an African dictator wanting an image makeover to an earnest businessman who wants to sell adult diapers. This documentary was produced by Cosmic Joke, as part of their feature length LARP documentary, Treasure Trapped.
You can now pre-order The larp Factory Book through their IndieGoGo campaign. This is how they present the project themselves:
The Larpfactory Book Project will be a collection of 23 Norwegian ready-to-play larpscripts, written in English, and a website containing game materials and videos showing all methods and techniques mentioned in the book. The larps have all been run in The Larp Factory in Oslo and/or Trondheim – loosely organized networks that have been putting up low threshold stand-alone larps regularly for the last four years, and inspired larpers in other European cities to do the same. The book contains everything from relationship dramas, time travel dramas, existential dramas, teenage angst, murder mysteries to straight out comedies.
One really cool thing is that they’re giving you the option to buy one copy and give one copy away to a larper in a country where the price is too steep for most people.