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2018 Malmö Talks

White Knighting and Why It’s Problematic But Not Necessarily In the Sense You Might Think – Aina Skjønsfjell

White Knighting is a phenomenon Aina only recently has heard about. Fear of White Knighting is currently potentially holding back allies, and in her talk, Aina Sivsdatter addresses the unseen issues with the white Knight phenomenon.

Aina D Skjønsfjell has been larping since she was 15, and has organised a shy dozen of larps in her life. However, it was only in 2014 that she learned that there are several strikes of larps and that her style is called Nordic. In her spare time, when she isn’t larping , writing larps, prepping for larps or playing D&D, Aina works as a translator and is unnecessarily overfond of how languages work.

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2018 Malmö Talks

Emotional Safety, Sorority and #metoo: One Year in Larp Women Unite France – Muriel Algayres

Inspired by the Nordic group by the same name, Larp Women Unite France just celebrated its first year of existence. In this talk, Muriel Algayres will explain how the French group took inspiration from its Nordic counterpart while facing challenges specific to the French-speaking area, to the greater benefit of the larp community at large.

Muriel Algayres is a historian, teacher and game designer from France. She has been creating larp for 15 years, including Dreams of Absinth, Harem Son Saat, and the Belle Epoque trilogy. She is currently working with Rolling international to bring Harem to the Czech Republic, and with the Suffragette! larp international team in Sweden. She also operates as a moderator to the LWU France group, and, as a co-producer of the the “matters of safety” guide, has been active in raising awareness to emotional safety and prevention of harassment in her home country.

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2018 Malmö Talks

Designing Sigridsdotter: A Guide Through a Matriarchy – Eva Wei

How do we design a game that makes complex and subconcious patriarchal structures visible without making it loud, aggressive and in everyone’s face? In this talk, Eva Wei will guide you through the design choices that were made to create the larp Sigridsdotter, a game about everyday life in a modern matriarchy.

Eva Wei (LL. M) is a Swedish larpwright, IP-lawyer and lecturer. She is mostly known for her close-knitted larps about current subjects and her work for intersectional equality. She has designed and organised several larps, and chaired many non-profit organisations and has a great interest in project management. Currently, Eva is one of the mane organisers of Knutpunkt 2018 and works as a lawyer for the Swedish School’s Inspectorate. She is also a dedicated historical fencer and instructor and is in the board of the Swedish HEMA federation.

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2018 Malmö Talks

Female Narratives and Why We Should Play Them – Siri Sandqvist

What is a female narrative and how do you make it playable and interesting? Can historical gender roles ever be anything else than blocking the flow? And most importantly why should I as a larp designer design larps centred around female narratives?

Siri Sandquist is a larper and a larp designer that has been active as an organizer since 2014. Her larps are often centred around gender issues such as It’s a Man’s World (2015) or Winson Green Prison (2016) and she takes a special interest in larps about female experience through her upcoming larp projects, Suffragette, about the movement for female vote in 1912, and “The One Without Sin” a larp she is organizing with the co writers of this talk, Alma Elofsson and Rosalind Göthberg, about the witch trials of Sweden in 1669.

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2018 Malmö Talks

1942: Representing History – Tor Kjetil Edland

1942 was a larp made in the tradition of 360 degrees illusion. In his talk Tor Kjetil Edland will give some examples of what this meant for the experience of the participants and how the larp related to factual history and our connection to this history.

Tor Kjetil Edland is a larp- and scenario-writer who has been the organiser of larps such as Mad about the Boy, Just a Little Lovin’, KoiKoi and 1942 and freeform and blackbox scenarios such as Limbo, New Voices in Art, Say a Little Prayer and House of Cravings.

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2017 Oslo Talks

The currency of “Pepp” – Siri Sandquist

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2017 Oslo Talks

Infiltrating reality: ‘Agents of the Future’ Project – Dmitry Ivanov

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2017 Oslo Talks

City in a Box – Building a dystopian futuristic city in a black box – Simon Svensson

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2017 Oslo Talks

Larp and I 
– till death do us apart – Hanne Grasmo

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2017 Oslo Talks

Missing Stairs in Larp Communities – Maury Brown