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Upcoming this weekend: Utvrda Svijetlosti 2013 and Maksimir 68

Last week marked the end of bad weather in Croatia. Snow and rain season seems to be over and the summer is finally here, bringing with it the unbearable heat... But it seems like it will cool down a few degrees this weekend for a more bearable experience. Hopefully, bearable enough to make two larps coming this weekend (June 21-23) into something enjoyable...

The big one is Utvrda Svjetlosti 2013 in Ivanovac, near Osijek. The larp is run by Gaia, Osijek's SF association, and it's currently the only larp series being held (annually) by a team based out of Zagreb. I was there in 2011 and 2012, so read my past reviews for a feeling what's it like. Events outside of their yearly event are rare, but they sometimes happen. Anyway, the entrance fee will be 50 kn, which will include a saturday meal of bean stew. From the announcement it seems like there will be extra focus on in-character games (as last year's "svinjska alka" had been quite fun, there will probably be more things in a similar vein). More details - as well as the in-character intro - is available on event Facebook page (in Croatian).

Another event coming this weekend is Maksimir 68 by Ognjeni Mač, which will happen on Saturday between 2 and 7 PM. Smaller (but free), it will run - as usual - around the fifth lake of Maksimir park. Some magic is not working - check the forum post of the event for more info (in Croatian).

Due to some non-larp stuff I'll be doing, I will (probably) not be able to attend any of those events, but if I do make it somewhere there will be a review as usual.

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