Last month, an event called Bitva o Fort went down. That’s Battle of the Fort in English, and it saw hordes of Lord of the Rings fans converge on the village of Radíkov in the Czech Republic to recreate an epic battle between the forces of men, elves and some very well-dressed orcs.
Several hundred Hobbit fans gathered in the woods near Dosky, Czech Republic, thirsty for the kind of blood-pumping joy that only fantasy combat can provide. Feast your eyes on more photos from the annual Battle of Five Armies reenactment below.
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Still looking for that authentic Harry Potter experiences? Well get on your brooms and get your magical asses to Poland, because The Czocha College of Wizardry is as close to attending Hogwarts as you're ever going to get, and this trailer for the event is proof.
While America keeps trying to devise a more standard standardized test system, the Osterskov Efterskole in Hobro, Denmark, is busy using live-action role-playing to teach its students while they're having fun. I know, it sounds insane, but watch this documentary and tell me you don't wish you'd gone there for school
Mastodon is back, and heralding their return is an epic LARP-centric video of one small hero's epic journey. And it kicks so much ass. It's really just a good watch from the start all the way to the end.
If you enjoy live-action role-playing, are a Battlestar Galactica fan, or regularly hear "All Along the Watchtower" in your head, you'd best start looking for plane tickets to Sweden immediately. In March of next year, the city of Gothenberg will be host to an absolutely insane LARP called The Monitor Celestra."…
You might run into this 12-meter-long dragon and have to do that cartwheel-legged, Scooby Doo run off the premises. This sculpture was constructed by Valve, a Finnish LARPing group who built (and left) it there last month. Between this and the Wizard Quest in Wisconsin, we have a good case for building more dragons in…
A new anthology of Mars stories, coming from Viking next April, includes just about everybody you'd want to see in its table of contents. Kim Stanley Robinson, Kage Baker, Alastair Reynolds, and more. And the cover looks stunning.
The Wild Hunt, a recent film festival standout, is playing in a limited number of Canadian cities this week. It's about what happens when live-action role players take themselves far too seriously. I love the funny/evil tone of the trailer.
Goodbye regular live-action role-players, and hello live-Avatar role-players. Get a sneak peek into the rapidly growing world of Avatar LARPs. Yes, it's a parody. And yes, one of the characters does have Na'vi sex with a flower.
A group of over 200 Russian role players enacted their own Fallout-style video game, offering a taste of how the nuclear apocalypse might look. Check out the gallery of their gameplay, complete with military encampments, radiation suits, and atomic zombies.