LARPing on the BBC

This video clip has been popping up all over- twitter, facebook, other blogs… LARPing doesn’t come up often in the media, and when it does, it’s often portrayed fairly negatively. (In fact, one of these days I will get around to posting reviews of various movies that feature LARPing, including the famous Role Models, various documentaries, and a recent episode of a Disney channel kid’s show.) The BBC clip is a really nice, refreshing change to see an honest look at the hobby.

Also, the clip mentions a book, Lizzie Stark‘s Leaving Mundania, which has just come out. Someone has kindly ordered a copy for me as a gift. I’m looking forward to reading it.

Also, it claims that “…Queen Elizabeth I is believed to have been a ‘LARPer’ who dressed up to play games.” Hm. I’m going to have to look into that.

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About Fair Escape

I've been LARPing for years in all different styles, including both boffer and theater. I love classic LARP but I'm always happy to try something new. I have a sort of "gotta catch 'em all" attitude towards experiencing LARPs. I'm currently serve as a board member of NEIL, a member of proposal com for Intercon, the largest all LARP convention in the US, and as en editor for Game Wrap, a publication about the art and craft of LARP. I was also con chair of Festival of the LARPs 2017, and I'm on staff for NELCO, the first all LARP conference in the US. I'm
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