Author Archives: Fair Escape

About Fair Escape

I've been LARPing for years, in all different styles. I love trying out all different styles and genres and formats. I have a sort of "gotta catch 'em all" attitude towards experiencing LARPs. I'm currently serving as a board member of NEIL, and a member of bid com for the British convention Consequences. I was also the coordinator of Festival of the LARPs in 2017, and I'm on staff for NELCO, the first all LARP conference in the US. I've also served as an editor for Game Wrap, NEIL's publication about the art and craft of LARP, and served on Intercon staff in various roles over the years.

More Online LARPs

2020 is not yet half way over, and I have played some 36 LARPs since Jan 1st, 21 of which have been online. At this rate, I’m going to break my old record (51 LARPs PCed, NPCed, or GMed in … Continue reading

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Intercon T Costuming

At this year’s Intercon, I did a bit more costuming than I usually do. There wasn’t as much actual sewing as most years, but there was a still a fair amount of designing and crafting. I thought it would be … Continue reading

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Intercon T Part IV — Sunday and Monday

On Sunday of Intercon T, I played in two Iron GM LARPs. Usually, playing two Iron GM LARPs on Sunday at Intercon involves getting up early on Sunday morning, which can be rough after a late night of parties and … Continue reading

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Intercon T Part III — Saturday

On Saturday morning at Intercon T, I played in a boffer LARP titled Heroes in a Half Shell. When I first heard that the theme of Intercon T was going to be Turtles, I had my hopes up that someone … Continue reading

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LARPing Online

It occurs to me that the most useful part of my recent post, “LARPing in the Age of Quarantine” was probably the bits where I talked about the structures and experiences of the various online LARPing formats (also sometimes called … Continue reading

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Intercon T Part II — Friday

The first LARP I played at Intercon T was on Friday morning. It was called Queen of Queens, and in the blurb describes it as exploring themes of faith, power, and identity, and a workshop where players create pipe cleaner … Continue reading

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LARPing in the Age of Quarantine

I’m in my pajamas, sitting on the couch. This upcoming weekend was supposed to be Festival of the LARPs. Everyone I know seems stressed out, scared, frustrated… For me, this is all just deeply surreal. I’ve mostly just been feeling … Continue reading

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Intercon T Part I – Thursday Evening

Looking back over my writing from previous years, I realize I often start my Intercon blog posts with some sort of statement about how my con weekend and the weeks leading up to it have been unusually busy that year. … Continue reading

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Pirates and Cartoon Heroes

I have PCed and NPCed my first LARPs of 2020! Both LARPs are of the one-shot boffer variety with pre-written characters, a format that continues to increase in popularity in the local communities, through Intercon and Little Boffer Con. The … Continue reading

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For Auld LARP Syne 2019

It’s New Year’s Eve, and so it’s time for my annual retrospective on my life in LARP. A Look Back at 2019…

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