Media

Here’s a collection of articles and media appearances.

Radio and Podcasts

7.4.2022 – Kulttuuriykkönen: Roolipelaamisen historia – pelaamisella on terapiahyötyjä jopa sotatraumojen hoidossa

17.8.2020 – I’m a guest on the sex worker podcast H-Sana, talking about Bad Sex: Juhana Pettersson

Larp and Palestine

I’ve been involved in a few different Palestine-related larp projects. Here are articles on the subject, some by me.

26.2.2018 – Aishi Zidan writes at Yle about the Palestinian larp scene: Palestiinalausalueelle on syntynyt liveroolipelaajien joukko, jolla on tiivit yhteydet Pohjoismaihin: “Suomalaiset pelaajat ovat hauskoja”

3.9.2012 – I wrote for Helsingin Sanomat about the first international larp in Palestine: Kunnes kuolema meidät erottaa

Knutebooks

There has been a collection of articles published as a book at the annual Nordic roleplaying conference Solmukohta/Knudepunkt/Knutpunkt/Knutepunkt for some years now. All of the books published so far are available for download for free. Here are the ones I’ve written in:

2021 Norway. Book of Magic – Vibrant Fragments of Larp Practises, edited by Kari Kvittingen Djukastein, Marcus Irgens, Nadja Lipsyc, Lars Kristian Løveng Sunde and Anne Serup Grove, with the article Terror And Warmth.

2020 Finland. What Do We Do When We Play?, edited by Eleanor Saitta, Johanna Koljonen, Jukka Särkijärvi, Anne Serup Grove, Pauliina Männistö and Mia Makkonen, with the articles Sketch Comedy Characters and Know Yourself.

2019 Denmark. Larp Design: Creating Role-Play Experiences, edited by Johanna Koljonen, Jaakko Stenros, Anne Serup Grove, Aina D. Skjønsfjell and Elin Nilsen, with the articles Basics of Character Design and The Piss Room. Download the book here

2018 Sweden. Shuffling the Deck: The Knutpunkt 2018 Companion, edited by Annika Waern and Johannes Axner, with the articles Lobbying For the Dead and The Death of Hamlet. Download the book here

2017 Norway. Once Upon a Nordic Larp… Twenty Years of Playing Stories, edited by Martine Svanevik, Linn Carin Andreassen, Simon Brind, Elin Nilsen, and Grethe Sofie Bulterud Strand, with the article Hamlet, Vampires and the Italian Alps. Download the book here

2016 Finland. Larp Politics – Systems, Theory, and Gender in Action, edited by Kaisa Kangas, Mika Loponen ja Jukka Särkijärvi, with the article Saving the Baltic Sea With Larp. Download the book here

2015 Denmark. The Knudepunkt 2015 Companion Book, edited by Charles Bo Nielsen and Claus Raasted, with the article Looking At You. Download the book here

2014 Sweden. The Cutting Edge of Nordic Larp, edited by Jon Back, with the article Larp for Change. Download the book here

2013 Norway. Crossing Borders, edited by Karete Jacobsen Meland & Katrine Øverlie Svela, with the article The Horse as a Revelation. Download the book here

2011 Denmark. Do Larp, edited by Lars Andresen, Charles Bo Nielsen, Luisa Carbonelli, Jesper Heeboll-Christensen & Marie Oscilowski, with the article Muovikuppi (The Plastic Cup). Download the book here

2011 Denmark. Talk Larp, edited by Claus Raasted, with the articles The Necessary Zombie and Take Responsibility. Download the book here

2009 Norway. Larp, the Universe and Everything, edited by Matthijs Holter, Eirik Fatland and Even Tomte, with the article Pix or didn’t happen. Download the book here

2008 Finland. Playground Worlds, edited by Jaakko Stenros & Markus Montola, with the article The Age of Indulgence. Download the book here

2007 Denmark. Lifelike, edited by Jesper Donnis, Morten Gade & Line Thorup, with the article Castle Caldwell REDUX!. Download individual articles here

2006 Sweden. Role, Play, Art, edited by Thorbiörn Fritzon & Tobias Wrigstad, with the article The Art of Experience. Download the book here

2004 Finland. Beyond Role and Play – Tools, Toys and Theory for Harnessing the Imagination, edited by Markus Montola & Jaakko Stenros, with the article Battle Against Primitivism. Download the book here

My article is available in Slovakian, translated by Tomá Kozlík, here

2003 Denmark. As Larp Grows Up, edited by Morten Gade, Line Thorup & Mikkel Sander, with the article Fuck the Audience. Download articles here

My article is available in Slovakian, translated by Tomá Kozlík, here

Other Books

The Nordic Larp Yearbook 2014, a collection of articles about larps which ran in 2014, published in 2015. Edited by Charles Bo Nielsen and Claus Raasted. My article is called Baltic Warriors: Helsinki – Saving the Environment with Zombies. The book is available here as a free PDF.

Nordic Larp, a collection of articles about major Nordic Larp games, published in 2010. Edited by Markus Montola & Jaakko Stenros. My article is about the larp Luminescence. Download the book for free here

Larp Graffiti, an anthology of classic and new articles about roleplaying published in conjunction with the Italian conference Larp Symposium 2010. Edited by Andrea Castellani, 2010. My article Role-Playing and the Mainstream is here

My article is available in Czech in two parts, translated by Michal “Manik” Havelka, here and here.

NRGM

In 2013, I wrote a series of posts for the music site NRGM about girl pop to promote my novel Sokerisamurai. They’re collected here.

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