I’m almost a full week into my first ever sequel (if you don’t count short story cycles – I first did those in primary school), and I’m kinda sorta actually getting hopeful and having fun? The trick is – I’m writing it for the second time. I’ve had a few thousand words written in it […]Read More From Enemies to Lovers: a Sequel Story in 6 Acts
Since I’ve put the blog on hiatus for an innumerable amount of months (can you even use that phrase in this manner?), do excuse me for having forgotten how to write a blog post altogether and do enjoy yet another listicle composed of deeply personal impressions which may have nothing to do with the real […]Read More Awards, Deadlines and Cosplay, Oh My!
Thirty years used to be more than a lifetime a few centuries ago – but it still sure feels like one today. Partially to honor some great people whose birthday life lessons I’ve loved reading in the past few years, and partially to add to the circus that my birthday weekend’s become this year, here […]Read More 30 Things I’ve Learned in 30 Years So Far
The beginning of a year, no matter what the number on the date says, is a time of introspection, obsessive coin counting and great and wonderful plans for the 12 months, 52 weeks, 360+ days ahead. And while people tend to view larping as your regular geek hobby, let me say – larpers are notorious […]Read More Ready to Rock and Howl in 2015
New month, new Monday – new compilation of 25 hints, tips and tricks about larping. Before we dig in, though, let’s just keep in mind that I’ve only played two pervasive larps so far and co-GMed one (Astra Larp) – so this is definitely just a start. Still, while the Astra experience is fresh, I […]Read More Surviving the Experience of Running a Pervasive Larp (5×5 #7)
Astra Larp, a twelve day pervasive larp designed and run by the co-alpha and I, starts in exactly seven days, on Wednesday, October 15th. As we near launch time (on the 15th, sometime during the morning), wrap everything that’s left to wrap (err… many things), the Full Moon will slowly start to wane and hide […]Read More Imagine, Build, Create Together – Getting Ready for Astra Larp (Full Moon Special #10)
Summer’s almost gone, and with it the last chance for me to pack for anything other than a larp, every odd weekend or so. Still, a summer gone means a summer of lessons learned – in drying stuff as well as packing it, this year. It should probably be noted that packing and larp packing are, unfortunately, […]Read More How to Pack (Almost) Anything Like A Wolf
Bear with me for a second – after all, I’m an information specialist. (Yeah, its’ what it says on the label – instead of pointing a sniper at you, I’m gonna hit you with random facts and categories.) Do I really want to use such a bombastic term as management? I’ve come to believe I do. […]Read More Larp Management (Full Moon Special #9)