2022 Linköping Talks

Pimp My Magic School – Mike Pohjola

In magic school larps, kids play young witches and wizards who go to school to study alchemy, telepathy, healing, runes, and other supernatural subjects. In his talk, Mike Pohjola talks about how his local magic school works – and how last Saturday, they tried something a little different.

Mike Pohjola is a Finnish novelist, playwright, entrepreneur, activist, and game designer. He has written several published tabletop roleplaying games, designed and organized dozens of larps, wrote the Manifesto of the Turku School when he was 21, and in his thesis argued that Aristotle really missed out on larping on account of living in Ancient Greece. Mike stopped being a goth idol to explore the life of a middle-aged dad.