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This weekend: Liburnicon, Vampire larps and more!

The convention Liburnicon in Opatija starts today. Well, only the outdoor stage. The real stuff starts tomorrow, making it probably the longest Sci-Fi convention in Croatia so far. It's not the only convention in Croatia this weekend - there's Domikon in Donji Miholjac - but it has no RPG content, so it's not going to be subject of this article. Now back to Liburnicon.

And it will be full with larp content, thanks to Miroslav Wranka aka Siro who's going to ensure there's larp content on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Convention schedule can be found here.

Thursday at 8 PM, there will be a Larp FAQ presentation. Friday at 9:30 PM, expect the Upoznajte larpere (Meet the larpers) panel discussion. And be sure not to miss Siro's Pokret otpora larp (Resistance movement) which will premiere on Saturday at 8 PM. It will be a short (1 hour) Nordic-style chamber larp for six people, featuring pregenerated characters. So make sure you reserve your spot on it as early as possible.

If you decide to remain in Zagreb instead, two Vampire larps await you: Elysium 28 this Thursday and a Camarilla Agram 6 major event this Saturday.

And if you're up for some medieval times... well, there's no medieval larp this week, but there's gonna be a huge renaissance festival in the city of Koprivnica.

Looks like a fun weekend. What are your plans? I plan to stay in Zagreb for some Vampire fun - what are you going to do?

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