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Preparations for Drachenfest and Mythodea 2013

Dear readers. For the next two weeks I'm on my holidays and I will not update my blog. Reason for this is that I'll spend those two weeks on largest fantasy larps in Europe - Drachenfest and ConQuest of Mythodea. Remember what I said about getting ready for events? Well, preparation for two weeks of larping is certainly more complex than preparation for weekend events.

This time, my wife Jasminka did a huge amount of prep this week while I was at work - and during this weekend as I was out there working (in fact, I was finished with my work about an hour before publishing this, and it's when my vacation was cleared). Same as last year, we're going family style and we won't be traveling alone. Our traveling companion this year will be Marko (aka Erlin) from Serbia.

That's us on Drachenfest last year, with our son Damjan

If you're coming to Drachenfest, you can find us in the Copper camp, as last year. Unser Blut fur Kupfer! Try to find us before larp starts, or after it ends... it's simpler that way :)

The Drachenfest will have me and Marko as Black Ice soldiers in Swarm 1. Er ist das Auge! Wir sind der Sturm! Jasminka and Damjan will stay with the Grand Expedition this year, and I'll pay them a few visits too during my off hours.

If you're on any of these events come and say hello! And expect my review after we return...


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