Larp as Adaptation – Evan Torner

“We have only begun to test all the possibilities of expression made available to us through larp. While adapting material from other media appear ‘unoriginal’ to some, it expands the range of voices expressed in our medium. Evan Torner’s talk focuses on how we seek inspiration from film, novels and the human archive for our future larp work.”

“Evan Torner (Ph.D.) is an assistant professor of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, USA, as well as a larpwright and game event organiser. He has published on a variety of topics, including East German cinema, science fiction, genre cinema and live-action role-playing. His work has been supported by Fulbright, the DAAD, the DEFA Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, among others. Together with William J. White he co-edited the book Immersive Gameplay: Essays on Role-Playing and Participatory Media (McFarland, 2012). He is co-editor of the journal Analog Game Studies.”

Nordic Larp Talks Copenhagen 2015

Larps as adaptions of films and books, larps as tool to teach and communicate. And stories about larp from far away from the Nordic countries. Here are all the talks from Nordic Larp Talks Copenhagen 2015.

Watch the talks
Larp as Adaptation – Evan Torner
Wizardry 101 – Agata ‘Świstak’ Lubańska
Practical Applications of Lovecraftian Horror – Olle Nyman
Experimental Anthropology – Kaisa Kangas
Larp and… – Eleanor Saitta
Making Mandatory Larps for non-players – Miriam Lundqvist
Framing Art with Larp – Ebba Petren
Promoting Larp in New Places – Riad Walid Mustafa
Theory of Axes – Maria Raczynska
Communication: Remember the larper – Massi Hannula
Girls in armour – a Danish Feminist Movement – Ann Kristine Eriksen
Bonus: The Knudepunkt 2015 Books – Claus Raasted

Here you can watch all the presentations as a playlist.

The event was hosted by writer and radio & television host Johanna Koljonen.

Nordic Larp Talks Copenhagen 2015 was produced by Babylon and Petter Karlsson from LajvVerkstaden in connection with Knudepunkt 2015 and A Week in Copenhagen with support from DUF (Dansk Ungdoms Fællesråd) and Københavns Hovedbibliotek.

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Nordic Larp Talks 2015