Knudebooks for 2011 are online

Knudepunkt 2011 is still a few weeks away, but the unprecedented three books published this years are already online. Do Larp, edited by Lars Andresen, Charles Bo Nielsen, Luisa Carbonelli, Jesper Heeboll-Christensen & Marie Oscilowski, features “scripts” from larps made in recent years. I have one article in this book, Continue Reading

Role-Playing and the Mainstream

I wrote an article for the book Larp Graffiti, edited by Andrea Castellani and published in conjunction with the Italian roleplaying convention Larp Symposium 2010. Larp Graffiti is a collection of classic Nordic articles translated into Italian, as well as some new English and Italian language material. My article is Continue Reading

Research Blog Antarctica #99: Discovery

Non-fiction: Richard E. Byrd: Discovery (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1935) Discovery is Richard Byrd’s account of his second big Antarctic expedition. The difference between this and accounts of the expeditions of Scott and Amundsen is striking, even when the difference in time is not so long. Amundsen used dogs, Byrd uses Continue Reading

Review: Playing Reality

Non-fiction: ed. Elge Larsson: Playing Reality (Interacting Arts, 2010) Playing Reality is the book of this year’s Knutpunkt roleplaying conference, held in Sweden. It’s published by the Swedish participatory art collective Interacting Arts and edited by the grand old man of Nordic art larp, Elge Larsson. It’s available for free Continue Reading