PoRtaL is almost upon us and the program is up - in less than 48 hours we'll already be deep into presentations and discussions. So I thought this would be a good time to write something about stuff that I'll do there. I'll hold in total four presentations, two workshops and two larps.
Here's the schedule and short descriptions of what I'll do on this weekend
Friday, March 1st
Presentation: Terra Nova larp - 18:30 - 19:00This will be a short review about what Terra Nova is about, what's been done on three Terra Nova larps so far and what the plans are for Terra Nova 2013.
Presentation: The Mixing Desk of Larp - 22:00 - 22:30A short presentation of The Mixing Desk of Larp framework and the terminology used in describing it - a quick presentation of how different larps can be and what you get by changing the parameters.
Workshop: Create a larp - 22:30 - 23:00Connected to the Mixing Desk of Larp presentation, it will be a workshop for a couple of people who'll design a larp this weekend (with a meeting every day) - it will be played as a "mystery larp" on Sunday. There are still free spots if you're on the convention - direct sign-up link is here.
Saturday, March 2nd
Workshop: Ars Amandi - 11:00 - 13:00A powerful nordic larp method for simulating sex and intimacy by Emma Wieslander. The method will be explained, practiced, and several different scenarios played. Thanks to +Lizzie Stark for some tips on how to run this workshop. You can sign up for it here.
Larp: A Party Full of Secrets - 19:30 - 23:00Of all the larps on this convention, this one will last the longest and take the most people. It will introduce some new things in Croatian larp (especially considering subjects of the larp) and I'm really looking forward to it. The backstory goes like this: Everything is about to change - to you and your friends. You've known them for years now, and this is the last time you'll see a lot of them. Life draws everyone in his or her own direction and everyone has some secrets. This is the last time you're together as a group of friends and it's time to do everything you missed doing so far. A modern-age larp for 6-20 participants (min. 3 male, 3 female). Clothes: modern, night club style. Ars Amandi can be used on this larp. There will be only one run of this larp - so sign up here. After it, I'll publish full game documents online under Creative Commons.
Sunday, March 3rd
Presentation: Amtgard 8.0 - 15:00 - 15:30
A new version of the Amtgard rules is coming - vastly different from what's familiar to most players from Croatia who played under versions 6 and 7. It's rewritten from scratch. This presentation will cover the most important changes.
Presentation: Pervasive larp and the announcement of the larp Exile - 15:30 - 16:00
A little bit about pervasive larps and how they differ from ARGs and other pervasive games. Exile... well, it will be a convention exclusive, but expect info about it here soon after convention.
Larp: Death of the Japanese Emperor - 19:00 - 21:00
Another run of the Death of the Japanese Emperor - a larp for 4-8 people accused of murdering the current Emperor of Japan and their misadventures in prison. If you missed it in December, now's your chance so sign up here.
That should cover it... See you on PoRtaL!