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, as LARP Coordinator for Extracon, 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.

Summer LARPin’ 2022

My most recent LARP event was Summer LARPin’, a weekend event of small theater LARP. And in a year without Intercon, a lot of locals were champing at the bit for something like this. In the three or weeks leading … Continue reading

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LARPs from December 2021 through May 2022

Welp, the year is half gone and catching up on LARP review posts was on my list of New Year’s LARP resolutions, so no more procrastinating. Here we go.

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In Memoriam

A death has left the local LARPing community reeling. Posting in my blog feels obscene. Nothing I have to say about anything else could possibly matter in the slightest. But writing about the loss feels awful and selfish. What right … Continue reading

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About a month ago, the weekend that was supposed to be Intercon U came and went. Back in January, NEIL made the difficult decision to delay it a second year for pandemic reasons. To stave off some of the no-LARP-con … Continue reading

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On Party Business

Last September, I played in a LARP called The Shiretown Shindig. It’s based on a LARP that ran in Australia, titled The Hobbit’s Hoedown; the head creator of Hoedown collaborated with local staff for Shindig. When a large album of … Continue reading

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For Auld LARP Syne 2021

Last year, I added an extra note to the end of my LARP toast for the New Year. “And 2021 is going to be better. I know it.” When I wrote that, I was feeling pretty optimistic about vaccines becoming … Continue reading

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Halloween LARPs

Over the weekend of Halloween, I played in two LARPs. The first was Intersections at the End of the World, or, as it was nearly always called, “the Goth LARP”. The idea for it spawned out of a conversation among … Continue reading

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Time Bubble 2021

I recently played four LARPs at Dice Bubble 2021 — A Peace Summit on Cybertron, Pulse of the Empire, The Borden Legacy, and Venezia. The safety rules included a requirement to wear masks at all times in con space. I … Continue reading

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GM Fashion

About four months back, a question popped up in one of my online communities — what should GMs wear while running a LARP? Costuming as a PC (and occasionally, as an NPC) is something I like to think about, plan … Continue reading

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Citation Needed and Culture Crash

Two current topics popping up around LARP spaces on social media: the impact of the Delta variant on LARP events and Disney’s launch of an immersive Star Wars experience. The former is an understandable source of concern, but it’s impossible … Continue reading

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