Knutepunkt 2017 – Call for Papers

Knutepunkt 2017 – Call for Papers

Knutepunkt 2017 Call for Papers. The next Knutepunkt conference will be held in Norway and now the organizers are asking for papers for next years books.

Knutebook 2017: “20 years of telling stories”
Once Upon a Time …

Twenty years is a very long time. Long enough for legends to be created. Stories are told and retold and grow with each telling. The very act of telling a story goes in and out of fashion. Some believe that it has no place in larp, others that the whole point of larp is to make every single character the protagonist. This year we would like to sit down in a comfortable chair and have a word with ourselves about stories.

Concept:
The 2017 Knutepunkt book will look primarily at stories in larp. We’d like to interrogate the process of writing larps. We’d like to understand whether narrative is a dirty word. We want to investigate how larp storytelling can be translated into a political act. We want to look at how we tell stories in larp, how we write them, play them, steer them, shape them and report them. And we want to know what we might do with all of this in the future.

The book will contain three sections:

Yesterday – larps that have been run and techniques we have used in the past; looking back over 20 years of KP and 30+ years of larp
Today – analysis of contemporary methods, cutting edge meta-techniques, really awesome games
Tomorrow – possible futures, new ideas, wild-eyed dreaming
We are looking for a multitude of texts for the different sections, both theoretical and practical, opinion pieces with rebuttals, even tidbits, anecdotes and small verses connected to character stories.

You do not have to be an academic, a writer nor an experienced larper to contribute. We encourage everyone who has an idea to contact us; we would love to hear from you.

How to contribute:
We want to make sure we get a good balance of content and articles, so the first thing we need from you is a description of your idea (or an abstract). Send us your idea in 150-300 words with a pitch of what you would like to write.

The full articles should be between 1,000 – 5,000 words. Feel free to add illustrations, photos and the like. Bring what you have to the table and we’ll help with editing and to fit it into the book.

Timeline:

  • 2016-07-15 Deadline for pitches
  • 2016-07-31 Accepted pitches will be assigned an editor
  • 2016-09-01 First Draft
  • 2016-11-01 Final draft
  • 2016-12-01 Book goes to print

Interested?
Get in touch! We will discuss your idea and help develop it if we can. Start writing. The sooner we have a pitch from you, the sooner we can fit it into the narrative.

Know anyone who should be writing?
Feel free to share this call with your friends. Maybe you have a great idea for an article but you aren’t the person to write it? Get in touch with us, we may be able to help!

Contact
Any and all questions, ideas and pitches can be directed to knutebook@gmail.com.

Best regards from the KP book team

Linn Carin Andreassen

You can read more on the Knutepunkt 2017 website:
https://knutepunkt.org/call-for-papers/

Authors

Johannes Axner is a larper, larp designer, passionate community builder, gun nut and all around fun loving guy. Creator and editor in chief of Nordiclarp.org. Creator of North American and Nordic Larp Exchange.
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