A few cool social things I saw at Knutpunkt 2014.
Some stuff to consider if you’re a first time visitor to Knutepunkt, which is Knutpunkt this year, since it’s in Sweden.
The larp world in the US and beyond is exploding with awesome art-larpy goodness. Here’s a massive list of all the new cons, larps, and thought pieces you’ve just got to check out.
This year’s Knutebooks — the books of larp theory put out each year by the pan-Nordic convention Knutebook — are out and available for free download here. Edited by Karete Jacobsen Meland & Katrine Øverlie Svela, this year’s trio of tomes
Some thoughts on tone and how to win Internet arguments, inspired by the debates around gender and inclusion after Knutepunkt 2013.
All the best stuff I experienced at Knutepunkt 2013, from rituals to shocking revelations about US larpers, to black box larp as a new medium. Plus, I pick a team to back in the Nordic thunderdome.
During the “A Week in Norway” run-up to the Knutepunkt convention, I learned methods for improvising rituals, collaborating on larp scripts, played innovative games, and got my larp theory on. IN A REAL ANTIQUE TRAM CAR!
Norwegian larpers rock. Here’s what they taught me about larp culture in Norway.
In praise of the wonderful women endemic to so much of Nordica.
Casting a freeform game isn’t easy. All a game master can rely on is her acute social observation and her secret bag of Jedi mind tricks. Why the aggressive dude should play the femme fatale, and other tips from experienced GMs.