An effort at defining the new genre of American Freeform.
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 Continue Reading →
Over the last year, I gave three speeches on Nordic and American larp. Here are the notes.
How American larp both reflects and is influenced by American values. Notes for my talk, given at Solmukohta 2012, Gen Con 2012, and Wyrd Con.
Some thoughts on how to build community among women gamers.
Some thoughts and dilemmas around being a woman writer. Of games.
Sometimes terminology is just confusing. One of the questions I’m most often asked during panels or at conventions is, “What is Nordic larp?” It’s hard to answer this question because Continue Reading →
The Wyrd Con Book, edited by Sarah Lynne Bowman and Aaron Vanek is out. The book is an anthology of essays about gaming and larp put out by California’s Wyrd Continue Reading →
They’re not larps, they come from coldest Nordica, and they’ll make you bleed. Jeepform games, explained for rookie roleplayers.
In light of the upcoming all-women run of the Nordic larp Mad About the Boy (October 5-8, Orange, CT, register here), here’s a primer on Nordic larp and its ilk Continue Reading →