Wyrd Con 2012 Report
I didn't run anything this time, but I think I might next year. It seems appropriate to make a brief recap of my larp history:
In college and early grad school (early 90s) I ran and wrote several murder mystery games, though we didn't call them larp. I played in a Camarilla larp in Chicago in 1996 (Chicago Requiem). After that I went to my post-doc and I continued RPGs but wasn't interested in larp until I started corresponding with the Knutepunkt crowd in 2004. In 2005, I played in J Li's "Queen of Spades" at DunDraCon and then went to my first Knutepunkt in Norway. After that, I ran and played in several of the Shifting Forest parlor larp series, plus co-GMed a P.G. Woodhouse larp. I started writing my own in 2007:
A larp set in the Firefly/Serenity universe, first run at GenCon Indy 2007. It uses the Parlor Larp system from Shifting Forest story
- Redwood Realms
A hurriedly-assembled outdoor fantasy larp that I put together for a friend's 13th birthday party in summer 2009.
- A Royal Celebration
A fantasy larp inspired by The Princess Bride, first run at Pacificon 2009.
- A Hero's Welcome
A sequel to the prior fantasy larp, first run at Pacificon 2010.
- Reunion Wishes
A modern-day paranormal larp, first run at KublaCon 2011.
- An Eye for an Eye
A larp set in the Firefly/Serenity universe, first run at Pacificon 2011.
- Shadow Centurions Assemble
A 1930's larp about pulp villains, first run at KublaCon 2012.