The Look of LARP: 2017

The Look of LARP: 2017

Earlier in December (2017), we reached out to the LARP community for pictures of their events in 2017. The responses we received let to the galleries you’ll see in this post. My aim was to simply take an international cross section of how larps looked. I’ve been watching production values from players and organisers alike soar in recent years and thought it might be useful to compare the look of a few games from the same year against each other.

The names credited are those used to send photographs to us, They are not necessarily the names of the photographers or the subjects themselves. Also I’ve deliberately shied away from asking well known larp photographers for images simply because I wanted this to be a poll of the community. Rather than the curated view you’d get if I talked directly to people who focus on larp photography. I’m hoping this means the cross section you’re seeing is more varied than just by my taste alone.

Kamil Bartczak

Ar Argos – Stairway to Heaven

Jenimon O’Brian

Cheyenne Rain

Own work and Dizobak Studio, College of Wizardry

 

Camryn Elizabeth Santos

Gisido Larp

Runa Glacies

Rob Davies

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

At this busy and festive time of year everyone here at LARPBook (plus Kermit), would like to take moment to say Merry Christmas.

We’ll post more a look back and look forward closer to the New Year, Right now thought we’d just like to say thank you for your support have yourselves a wonderful Christmas

Christmas LARPBook Travel Mug Competition Results

Christmas LARPBook Travel Mug Competition Results

Well the competition has passed and the results collated. The actual prize draw took place on the 19th December 2017 at just after 7.30 PM GMT.

Of course we made a show out of it.

First though our lucky winners are

  • Seth Rowan Larimer
  • Roby Roby Pero
  • Rhian Jones
  • Ambrose Law

Congratulations all. We’ll be getting the mugs to you as soon as we can once we have your contact details.

If  you’d like to see the draw then please watch the video below. Stay until the end as it does announce another competition.

 

 

LARPBook Show Episode 59: Merry Christmas

LARPBook Show Episode 59: Merry Christmas

Stream or download the audio version of this show

For this episode Luke is in foreign realms where the hotels (like many hotels) have bad WiFi. Meanwhile a technical hitch stops Thomas from logging on so he lurks in the chat room!

This episode kicks off with a message from across the pond from J Simmons

Comment: Y’all are awesome, and I love your podcast. It’s hard to get larp info and news and ideas; especially since it seems like a lot of the good websites have just sort of disappeared. If you know of any good forums for discussing larp in general, could you share them in the next podcast you record?
Also, I think it would be awesome if you guys did a podcast with Mickey and Bill from Larpcast! You could, like, talk about general larp theory, and compare differences between larps across the pond from each other, and moan about technical difficulties in podcasting.

Our answer comes in two parts. First – yes we’d love to do a show with Mickey and Bill from Larpcast – this has now become a goal to achieve for us.

Forums we found to be a harder matter. It seems that a great many larp clubs and organisations have their own forums. These are fantastic for club  members. It gives people a chance to ask questions and work things out between games. So we’d always say check out the clubs website for sign of a forum

Standalone forums seem rarer. There are a few – for example UK Role Players is a completely standalone larp discussion area. Larping.org also has one and RPG Net seems to have been around forever.  Despite this we all believe that most of the discussion is going on in Facebook. A search in Groups for LARP reveals a lot of options. More than we can list here. Though UK LRP and Larpers BFF.  We’d say search Facebook. A think perhaps we’ll need to look at doing a listing of good Facebook larp groups – that could be really interesting.

We briefly mentioned that we all liked how 2017 had been for us larp wise. We’ve been to more games, and seen old favourites come back to life. We spent more time looking forward and 2018 so far looks like

  • What’s Your Game (kit fair)
  • Twilight Realms
  • Forest Argent
  • Heathen Larp
  • Fear of the Dark
  • Curious Pastimes
  • Green Cloaks
  • Fairweather Manor
  • Larpcon

This is not an exhaustive list. We are looking to add to it. At the moment our genres we’d most like to add to this are Post Apocalyptic and SF. Does anyone want to make a suggestion?

This show had a lively audience making some great comments. I’d like to thank you all for this – for me its the audience who make the show so thank you all. When you get to watch a listen I’m sure you’ll agree.

What’s left is to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

END SHOW

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WORLD OF DARKNESS: Documentary World Premiere

WORLD OF DARKNESS: Documentary World Premiere

WORLD OF DARKNESS

SUGGESTED DRESS CODE: ELYSIUM FORMAL


PROMOTED BY DANIEL DI CICCO

Date: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 11:10 PM

Where: ODEON London Tottenham Court Road
30 Tottenham Court Road, London, London, W1T 1BX, United Kingdom

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE UK PREMIERE OF WORLD OF DARKNESS

Tickets:

  • Adult: £11.50

’World of Darkness: The Documentary’ profiles the cult role-playing games ’World of Darkness’ and ’Vampire: The Masquerade’ that created a phenomenon in the 1990s – a zeitgeist that helped shape and define film, literature, fashion and club culture. They influenced everything from the TV series ’True Blood’ and the ’Underworld’ film franchise to club fashions and storytellling but perhaps their biggest impact was on the fans, whose lives they changed forever. Entertaining and enlightening, this film features exclusive archive of the early days and development of vampire culture. Also includes in-depth interviews with the founders, creators and artists, as well as the fans and notable stars – all of whom helped evolve the franchise into a worldwide phenomenon that continues to this day.

Here’s the Trailer

Christmas LARPBook Travel Mug Competition Results

LARPBook Mug Christmas Competition

It’s approaching Christmas and we are going into competition mode,

This is our first Facebook like/share contest

Here is how it works.

Follow the link at the bottom of this page to our competition Facebook post. Simply like and share that post and you are entered. That is all you have to do.

The prize is one of our new design LARPBook travel mugs. We’re giving away four of these. One per winner. So you could be one of 4 winners.

The competition is open to any where in the world. It is NOT limited to the UK.

The closing  date is 17th December 2017 at 9pm GMT. So you have up until then to like and share our post.

All that remains to be said is good luck and perhaps next year your travel beverage will be kept warm by a LARPBook mug.

 

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