Ropecon is over for now. I saw a lot of interesting programs, didn’t manage to see a lot of stuff I’d wanted to, and held a few program items of my own. My Roolipelaaja presentation experienced almost insurmoutable technical difficulties, but my larp Lumimyrsky (Snowstorm) went well. I’ll put up Continue Reading

Juhana Pettersson in Ropecon

The roleplaying event Ropecon is on 8.-10.8.2008 in Espoo, Finland. I have a number of programs there. Friday 20:00-22:00, the panel discussion Roolipelien dokumentaatio, in Sali 26 A Finnish-language discussion about the documentation of roleplaying games, led by Jaakko Stenros and featuring Johanna Koljonen, Juhana Pettersson and Jussi Ahlroth. 23:00-01:00, Continue Reading

RPGnet review of Playground Worlds

RPGnet has a review by Ryan Paddy of this year’s Knudebook Playground Worlds. Here’s what he has to say about my article, The Age of Indulgence: Juhana Pettersson is a funny guy, given to mock-serious writings. Here he discusses the potential of larp as a vehicle for physical indulgence. He Continue Reading

Roolipelaaja 16

Here’s the cover of the new Roolipelaaja, no 16. The theme is probably not hard to guess. I just sent it off to the printers, and it should arrive to the subscribers around 28th of July, 2008.

Flour and Circus

(The images on the top row are from the larp Luminescence. The photos on the bottom row, by Silvére, are from the performance Bouffe c’que j’te donne.) I’ve put up documentation for the last pieces listed in the Works page in the right sidebar, the larp Luminescence I did with Continue Reading

Big in Slovakia!

My article Battle Against Primitivism from the 2004 Knudebook Beyond Role and Play, edited by Jaakko Stenros & Markus Montola, has been translated into Slovakian by Tomá Kozlík, and published here.

Plastic Cup Documentation

I’ve put up the documentation from my larp the Plastic Cup, played twice earlier this year. You can see the links to the material on the right sidebar. There’s an overview of the game, photos and written material distributed to the players, as well as PDF files both in English Continue Reading


This morning, I was talking about larp in an academic seminar called Research Methodologies: Embodiment – and the study of cultural and artistic practices, organized at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The title of my presentation was Embodied Larp – Questions of embodied participation in the games ‘Luminescence’ and Continue Reading