Grenselandet is a festival for short games held in Oslo, Norway organized by Laivfabrikken Oslo and Fantasiforbundet. The festival features already playtested larps from different countries with a duration up to four hours, most of them played in a Black Box or similar venue. In general, the author(s) of the larps are invited to run them.
The first Grenselandet festival was organized on 19th and 20th of November 2010 at Chateau Neuf, Oslo. Organizers was Håken Lid, Martin Eckhoff Andresen, Martin Nielsen, Katrine Øverlie Svela, Even Tømte and several other helpers. Around 50 participants took part. The festival also hosted the finals of The Larpwriter Challenge, where three finalist games were played anonymously and the winner was chosen by a jury.
Larps run at Grenselandet 2010
|When Our Destinies Meet||Sweden||Morgan Jarl, Petter Karlsson||Morgan Jarl, Petter Karlsson|
|The Tribunal||Finland||J. Tuomas Harviainen||The jury of The Larpwriter Challenge|
|The families Olsson, Nilsson and Karlsson||Sweden||Åke Nolemo, Johan Röklander||Åke Nolemo|
|Screwing the Crew||Norway||Trine Lise Lindahl, Elin Nilsen||The jury of the The Larpwriter Challenge|
|The Road Not Taken||USA||Mike Young, Aaron Vanek||The jury of the The Larpwriter Challenge|
|Dödens väntrum||Sweden||Karolina Stäel||Karolina Stäel|
The second Grenselandet festival took place the 28th and 29th of November, also this time at Chateau Neuf. Around 70 participants took part. This festival was host of the finalist games of the Belarussian Larpwriter Challenge, played anonymously.
Larps run at Grenselandet 2011
|What happened at Lanzarote...||Norway||Eirik Fatland, Elin Nilsen, Aslak Tirera||Eirik Fatland, Elin Nilsen|
|Prelude||Finland||Lauri Lukka||Lauri Lukka|
|Chase the Wolf Away||Slovakia||Dominika Kováčová||Dominika Kováčová|
|Sista paret ut||Sweden||Sofia Nordin, Jonas Barkå, Elli Åhlvik, Fredrik Von Post and more||Elli Åhlvik, Jonas Barkå|
|Growing Up||Sweden||Anna Westerling||Anna Westerling|
|Påske||Denmark||Tim Slumstrup Nielsen||Tim Slumstrup Nielsen|
|Mountains of Madness||Poland||Kuba Tabisz, Bartek Zioło||Kuba Tabisz, Bartek Zioło|
|1942 - The Police||Belarus||Sergej Loparev||The jury of The Belarussian Larpwriter Challenge|
|The Jurymen||Belarus||?||The jury of The Belarussian Larpwriter Challenge|
|Finding Guilty||Belarus||?||The jury of The Belarussian Larpwriter Challenge|
|Fallen Stars||Norway||Magnar Grønvik Müller, Martin Nielsen, Vilde Herning||Magnar Grønvik Müller, Martin Nielsen, Vilde Herning|
Held the 23rd and 24th of November, the 2012 festival was the first to attract a large international audience. Around 110 - 120 participants took part, among them more than 50 from abroad.
Larps run at Grenselandet 2012
Held the 25th and 26th of October, the 2013 festival had about 115 participants from 13 countries. It had venues on several different locations in Oslo and had it's main headquarter at Grendehuset in Grünerløkka.
- Martin Nielsen - head organizer, program
- Nora Berg-Eriksen - finances, funding, practical
- Martin Andresen - technical, program booklet
- Håken Lid - signup, larp allocation system
- Frida Sofie Jansen - lodging
- Magnar Grønvik Müller - lodging
- Tommy Finsen - info desk and hangout
- Tomas Mørkrid - food