We now accept public submissions for the Nordic Larp Calendar!
We’re still working out some layout kinks, but all the functionality is in working order. Just go the form here and submit your larp or con:
Please write your submission in English and double check all fields before submitting. After you submit your event we will publish it and it goes in the calendar, simple as that. Please us the original title in the title field, and if it’s applicable, please provide a translated title in English in the field “English Title” further down.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any suggestions for improvements!
Norwegian larp organization Fantasiforbundet are doing a project in Palestinian refugee camp Rashedie in Lebanon making larp for children.
Here are the words of Jacob, exiled Palestinian living in the refugee camp, talking about his first meeting with larp:
Hi my name is Jacob in ordinary life, but when I play larp game I become another person. Perhaps you ask yourself why I say this? I have learned that human characters has a lot of different faces, and that we though larp can act spontaneously and “sail” between character even if we are not professional actors or have a strong memory to remember many long texts.
Read the whole text here:
Read more about the project here:
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Nordic Larp Calendar is a way to find out what is happening in the larp world. We’re working on adding some more appropriate fields and opening up a page for public submissions, but until then you can email us information on larps and events to add on: email@example.com
You can find the calendar at the link below. Please note that you can click the title of an event to get more information.
Dutch larper and game designer Arjen de Jong has written a report from Knutepunkt 2013:
French larper Thomas Be has written a recap of his experience at Knutepunkt 2013, here’s the fourth and final part:
You can read part one through three are here:
Larp Lab is a new Seattle (US) based non-profit. A representative of the group had this to say about it:
I just needed to share this good news: After a year and a half of research, meetings, and filling out paperwork a group of us from Seattle have successfully launched our LARP based nonprofit: LARP Lab. Our website is also live at larplab.com if you want to check us out.
Check them out at their website:
Larp scholars Markus Montola & Jaakko Stenros have written a text about their view on the spirit of the Knutepunkt larp conference. Here is a short excerpt:
Knutepunkt is a playful space.
It is a summer camp, a student club, and a rock
festival. It is a place where like-minded people gather to think outside the box, to meet new people, to fool around. When newcomers describe Knutepunkt as a magical experience, it is this playfulness they are talking about.
Read the complete text here:
Discuss the text on the Nordic Larp Forum: