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The flooded village of Gunja

The first news for today's article is... well, the kind you hope you never hear. Floods. Large parts of Eastern Croatia (as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia) have been flooded in the worst floods in over a century. Lots of people lost their homes, and there's been great loss of property and even life. Tens of thousands evacuated from their hometowns. Thankfully, my family's been safe.

This is an appeal for humanitarian aid. For details on how to donate via Croatian Red Cross, click here. If you're in Croatia, you can also click here to see different ways how you can help.

And now for some brighter news. I got a daughter yesterday! On May 18th, which was also dubbed International larp pride day in 2014. Coincidence? Anyway, she's 3700 grams, beautiful, 53 cm tall and called Leona.

Myself and Goran doing a presentation (photo by Boris Kasavica)

Also, this weekend was SFeraKon weekend! Due to expecting a baby on the weekend (which eventually came true) I didn't really put myself into it a lot. The Elder Scrolls Chronicles part is covered in Marko's post here. Apart from my (very) short visits on Friday and Sunday, I came just in time to meet some people and get some stuff done before I did my part.

The three presentations we did were about Camarilla Agram, Terra Nova and LarpCraft. The links above link to the presentations we ran (text is in Croatian), but we also talked about those larps... a lot. I'd call those presentations a success.

I wouldn't say the same for the Vampire game we ran. There were a total of 21 players - four of these were new, and never played Vampire larp before. That was just perfect. We wanted it to feel like a regular Vampire game (so we didn't do much of announcing), but unfortunately it didn't work well and it was watered down as there was some out-of-character stuff going on. The convention was too distracting (and the larp was pervasive), people planned to go to a party after, it was already late etc. so it didn't really work. The beginning was fine, but everyone ended OOC half an hour before the event officially ended. OK, lesson learned. At least the new players said they had a great time.

So this was one weekend of... horror and beauty, excitement good and bad, success and failure. Just like life can be.

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