A year ago (okay a little more than a year ago…we started in July of 2011) we had a dream. A dream to connect the larp community from around the web. A dream to help people learn about larping and join a larp near them. A dream of bringing new and interesting content for your eyes to feast and your mind to run free with. Out of these dreams Larping.org was born. Last month, our little website turned 1 and we’re throwing a party that just won’t be the same without you.
You see for the last year we’ve brought you news, videos, how-tos, convention coverage, larper stories, all kinds of larp entertainment and of course our web-comic How To Larp, but now it’s time for you to take up your larp sword, put on your garb and get involved. We’ve got a couple of awesome things up our sleeves (mentioned below), but from here on out we want to complete our goal and make this site about the community.
Read below to see how you can contribute!
First and foremost, we’ve started a forum! Yes, a larp forum. Why? Because, we want to create a place where larpers from all around the world can come together share ideas, celebrate victories, organize events and learn, learn learn. We know nearly every larp has their own forum, but here we want people from different genres, systems and countries to talk larp. Without you, this forum will go nowhere. So jump in, start asking questions, and contribute to the conversation.
Second, we’re looking for spirited, wordy and camera ready larpers to contribute to this blog. We love what we do here (and we’re not going to stop!), but we want to begin incorporating a lot more guest bloggers (that will hopefully become permanent fixtures). It would be way more awesome to have regular posts from different games across the world, telling us of adventure, intrigue and discussing the intricacies of your particular system. We all have a lot to learn and part of what makes larp great is the diversity in game styles.
What we need:
- Reporters from the field: You attend a larp regularly and can come back to tell of your heroic deeds, devious subterfuge or how you’re able to roleplay in or out of any situation. After you get back from an event, write about it and send it to us!
- Bloggers: Do you like to think deeply about all aspects of larp? Do you like to talk about the ins and outs of the rule systems of the various games and events you attend? Or maybe you just like to write about the hilarity that takes place at a larp. Either way, we want you to write for our blog.
- Forum Admins: Do you like posting on a forum? Like a heated discussion? Are you a peace keeper? Or maybe you just like to be in charge? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then consider being a forum admin. The perks of this job are that you get to help grow an online community of awesome people, make up the rules and you get a shiny title!
At the end of the day we created Larping.org to help larpers connect, learn and see the Larp grow throughout the world. This is our next step in accomplishing this goal: bringing you on board to take Larping.org to the next level. We did this because larp brings out some of the best people in the world and we really love connecting with you guys. This last year has been a blast and we can’t wait to see what’s next! If you’re interested, please fill out the contact form below and we’ll get you started!