This blog has a variety of content. I've written on larp design, inclusivity, emerging styles, and the practicalities of actually larping or organizing. Most of the posts are written by yours truly, but I also have guest bloggers, including some who translate their work from its original language for some international exchange.
I began my travels into the larp world when I started researching for my narrative nonfiction book Leaving Mundania (2012), which explored the world of larp in the US and Nordic countries. Since then, I've stayed in the community, I design larps, organize conferences, and edit and publish others' larps. In recent years, I've written larps for the Kennedy Center and museums, consulted playwrights, larped with college classes. And of course, I still run and play a lot of larps.
Your support here on Patreon makes my blog possible. You pay my webhosting bills. You allow me to pay my talented guest posters. Your support also helps me afford travel to larp events. Knowing that you'll pay me for my work raises the quality of what I write and encourages me to post regularly, typically one to two times per month.
Most importantly, though, your support makes me feel valued as a creator, which is no small feat in the current artistic climate.
For the most part, my patrons don't seem too interested in rewards other than my work on my blog. If you join me as a patron, you'll have my eternal and unshakable gratitude, of course, but I also have a few other things up my sleeve:
- Access to my Patreon stream, where you can suggest things you'd like to see the blog cover
- A .pdf of my short larp In Residency, about the wild life of an artists' colony.
- A .pdf copy of my ebook Pocket Guide to American Freeform, which explains the origins of the emerging genre.