Here is my traditional report of the “nodal point” Nordic larp convention, this year held in Haraldvangen, Norway. For general frivolous comments, I guess part 1 of my Solmukohta 2012 report still applies. Maybe more waxed moustaches for men and more orange hair for women than last year? Anyway, on to the goodies.
Once a year, larpers gather in Paris to talk about their hobby, share tips and schmooze at the GNiales. Originally directed at a French-speaking audience of larp organizers and «players who want to become organizers», since last year the event has gotten much more international, with a full track of items [...]
American larpers should play more one-shot games! In 2007, I contributed a few segments called Little differences to Gamer:The Podcasting, a cool larp podcast. The idea was to add a european perspective to this US-centric podcast via voice messages. In the “Feedback Show #2″ episode , I urged Americans to play fewer [...]
Marc “Bomber” Lauper is one of those gifted Swiss larpers who not only create really cool stuff, but don’t mind sharing it during local larp conventions (yay GN’Idée!). He even went the extra mile and translated his tutorials for doing easy and cheap wounds/fresh zombie makeup so that *you* get to try them [...]
The 1-page pdf can be downloaded here, it also contains links to the organizer’s websites, some of which, [...]
This is the final struggle!
The Practical Stuff
I’ve already mentioned that Solmukohta isn’t the best convention for practical, hands-on stuff, but here are the most down to earth program items I attended.
The overview of the larp Cost of Living (Russia, 2011) by Alexey Fedoseev, feat. Slava and Diana. [...]
OK, we’re nearly there. You’re probably just as tired reading this as I am writing this, but I need to get all those impressions down in writing. We all need closure, right?
America, fuck yeah!
I was very happily surprised to see a whole bunch of americans at Solmukohta. Not only because it’s nice [...]
After Knudepunkt 2011, I decided to attend Solmukohta 2012 for three main reasons, in no particular order:
meeting larpers from around the world discovering stuff with pure shock value that makes me go «Nordic larpers are sick» discovering stuff that makes me go «hmmm… I’m gonna dump 90% of what this person said but I [...]
Here is my annual recap of the «Nodal Point» Nordic larp convention, held this year near Helsinki, Finland. Can’t wait for next year when, according to the Harviainen scale, these reviews should reach traditional/classic status.
Solmukohta as pilgrimage
I am sure the comparison has already been done to death, but [...]
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