2019 Odense Talks

Not good enough: on larp and systemic anxiety – Muriel Algayres

Upon reading on many larpers and organizers self-reporting many instances of anxiety and stress connected to larp practice, Muriel tries to ponder about the causes of the phenomenon, whether it can be considered systemic, and if so, which strategies can we devise to alleviate the pressure of anxiety?  

Slides: Not good enough: on larp and systemic anxiety – Muriel Algayres

Muriel Algayres is a historian, teacher and researcher who has been creating larp and writing articles for 15 years. She has been running since 2016 the first French international larp Harem Son Saat, both in France and in the Czech Republic. Her short larps includes Flowers of May, Sorority and Between Limbo and the Veil. She was a guest of honor at the Smoke, contributor to the #feminism anthology, a character writer on the Suffragettes larp in Sweden in 2018, and is an administrator for Larp Women Unite France. 

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.