I’ve written about the programming that I enjoyed at Solmukohta, but I’ve got more observations scrambling to escape my noggin. Here they are, in no particular order: Travel Fatigue Foreign travel depresses my natural level of pep. There’s something about
After my stop in Denmark for Fastaval, I headed to Helsinki to participate in Solmukohta, the Finnish installation of the Knutepunkt conference that rotates its way around the Nordic capitals, changing its name according to the local languages. The event
A copy of the rant I delivered at 2012 Solmukohta. Profanity included.
The first stop on my crazy Nordic tour was Fastaval, a convention devoted to board-gaming, larps, and freeform games. What are freeform games, you ask? No one knows for sure. They are sort of like tabletop games, except you sometimes
Why on earth do people larp? Lots of reasons. Hear them from the giant, animatronic horses’ mouths.
Stop reading this post right now and head over to Gaming As Women, one of my favorite new reads, where bevy of incisive women gamers write about gender representation in D&D, crossplay, game design, and more. You’ll never ask, “where
Interested in costuming and propping? Head over to Larp Couture and check out American (?) Caroline E. Willis’s lively writing on the topic, from information about codpieces to gender-related musings on harem pants to historical research on real smugglers, helpful
The experts risk potential hate mail by describing which types of games they find unappealing.
It’s a little like Highlander — there can be only one! Tomorrow I’m competing in Literary Death Match, the storied reading series/happening in which four writers enter, but only one may leave. In honor of the literary throwdown, Chicago Review Press has
A fast rundown of my zippy trip to Intercon L.