2017 Events

01/13 – 01/16 : Arisia

Convention · Boston, MA
Maury, Ben, and Books are on-site as Exhibitors where you can purchase a copy of the Compendium of North American Cryptids & Magical Creatures and other swag. We are also running 5 playtests of  New World Magischola: House Rivalry and two runs of  Wolf by Any Other Name.

01/27 – 01/29: New World Magischola: Winter’s Cry

Larp · Shawnee, PA
Join us at the historic Shawnee Inn for a weekend of roleplay as Magischola Students invited to the Falls Loup-Garou Lodge for the Winter Ritual. Produced in conjunction with Holly Butterfield.

02/09 – 02/12 : Intercon Q

Convention · Providence, RI
Maury, Ben, and Books are on-site as Exhibitors where you can purchase a copy of the Compendium of North American Cryptids & Magical Creatures and other swag. We are also running A Wolf by Any Other Name.

02/16 – 02/19: Dreamation

Convention · Morristown, NJ
Ben, and Books are on-site as Exhibitors where you can purchase a copy of the Compendium of North American Cryptids & Magical Creatures and other swag. We are also running playtests of  New World Magischola: House Rivalry and two runs of  A Wolf by Any Other Name.

02/23 – 02/26 : Knutepunkt

Convention · Oslo, Norway
Maury and Ben will be there representing Learn Larp at this worldwide gathering of Nordic Larp enthusiasts. Maury gives a workshop on Safety & Calibration Tools in Larp with Johanna Koljonen and Sarah Lynne Bowman, a presentation about Designing for Inclusivity, and a Nordic Larp Talk about Missing Stairs, Harassment, & Community Safety. Ben presents on lessons learned about Blockbuster Larp and rants in the infamous Hour of the Rant.

04/27 – 04/29: RavenCon

Convention · Williamsburg, VA
Maury and Ben are on-site in Author’s Alley where you can purchase a copy of the Compendium of North American Cryptids & Magical Creatures and other swag. 

05/01 – 05/30: Wolf by Any Other Name 

Kickstarter
Pledge your support for this collaborative improvisational party game about magic school students in detention on the night of the full moon. Moonrise is inevitable, and that means trouble for everyone unless the werewolves in the room are able to collect the two ingredients to create the Romulus Lunar Shield potion. Flexible design that allows you to play it with a group of your friends or run a full-scale larp experience with up to 25 people.

05/18 – 05/21: College of Wizardry: The Challenge
Larp · Zamek Kliczkow, Poland

Maury Brown, Ben Morrow, Claire Wilshire, Books Schwartz, and Mike Young will be there along with an entire contingent of Magimundi mages as we partner with Dziobak Larp Studios to produce a tri-wizard school tournament. 

05/18 – 05/21: MISTI-Con
Convention · Laconia, NH

House Rivalry Game Designer Dylan Grey will be there with exclusive playtests of the upcoming New World Magischola card game. Also meet Cas Johnstone, one of the artists for the card game. Get an exclusive promo card — Magical Wellness — to add to your copy of the game when it is produced!

05/26 – 05/29: Kublacon
Convention · San Francisco, CA

Join Peter Svensson at a small press booth where you can purchase a copy of the Compendium of North American Cryptids & Magical Creatures, preview a copy of the Wolf by Any Other Name home larp, and playtest House Rivalry in its beta prototype. Get an exclusive promo card — Magical Wellness — to add to your copy of the game when it is produced!

06/01 – 06/04: Wizard World
Convention · Philadelphia, PA

Join Ben Morrow & Maury Brown on the exhibitor floor to purchase a copy of the Compendium of North American Cryptids & Magical Creatures, preview a copy of the Wolf by Any Other Name home larp, and playtest House Rivalry in its beta prototype. Get an exclusive promo card — Magical Wellness — to add to your copy of the game when it is produced!

06/10 – 7/10: Cactus Cat Kickstarter

Kickstarter
The Cactus Cat is no longer a southwest US myth about a drunken feline yowling in the desert. A popular creature in our Compendium of North American Cryptids & Magical Creatures brought to life by Mike Young’s words, Ffion Evans’ imagination, and Carrie Matteoli’s skills with prop-making, now you can have a Cactus Cat drinking buddy of your own. Prickles, the NWM cactus cat is being mass-produced and you can choose a 15″ plushie, or one with its own emergency collar, flask, and telescopic shot glass. 

06/15 – 06/18: New World Magischola Second Semester
Larp · College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

The school year continues! It’s time for the chaos and drama of testing season, as third-years confront their comprehensive exams and first and second years try to survive field exams. Choices and questions loom large as the future arrives. This is the full four-day wizard college experience, with classes, exams, and graduation ceremonies! The weekend culminates in the Finale Formal for all students–one last chance for drama, deals, and romance. Tickets are available now.

06/22 – 06/25: New World Magischola Second Semester
Larp · College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

The school year continues! It’s time for the chaos and drama of testing season, as third-years confront their comprehensive exams and first and second years try to survive field exams. Choices and questions loom large as the future arrives. This is the full four-day wizard college experience, with classes, exams, and graduation ceremonies! The weekend culminates in the Finale Formal for all students–one last chance for drama, deals, and romance. Tickets are available now.

06/29 – 07/02: New World Magischola First Semester
Larp · College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

It’s the start of the school year and a new group of first-year students need to be drafted into their New World Magischola Houses: Calisaylá, Croatan, DuBois, Laveau and Obeah. Everyone has new course schedules and is eager to meet the new faculty and Chancellor, and to see what this year of wizard college entails. This is a full four-day NWM event taught as magical college, with robes, ties, and the house sorting ceremony for first years. The event culminates with the Welcome Ball, where all students and faculty come regaled in their finery and take part in this long-standing tradition. Tickets are available now.

07/05 – 07/09 : DexCon

Convention · Morristown, NJ
Join Cheyenne and Fox Procenko as they run sessions of New World Magischola House Rivalry card game and A Wolf by Any Other Name larp. Purchase your copy of the Compendium of North American Cryptids & Magical Creatures or other NWM paraphernalia. 

07/06 – 07/09: New World Magischola Second Semester
Larp · College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

The school year continues! It’s time for the chaos and drama of testing season, as third-years confront their comprehensive exams and first and second years try to survive field exams. Choices and questions loom large as the future arrives. This is the full four-day wizard college experience, with classes, exams, and graduation ceremonies! The weekend culminates in the Finale Formal for all students–one last chance for drama, deals, and romance. Tickets are available now.

07/23 – 07/29: Magischola Prep Summer Camp
Larp · Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

Take a week out of your mundane life this summer to attend the magical world of Magischola Prep. This week-long overnight summer camp is designed for kids and teens ages 11-17 who want to experience life as a young wizard! Learn what it would be like to live your own fantasy adventure alongside other students, and encounter a whole new world filled with magic, friendship, and real-world skills.

08/16 – 08/20: Gen Con
Convention · Indianapolis, IN

The full Learn Larp team will be onsite to run 9 playtests of the House Rivalry board game, 6 runs of A Wolf By Any Other Name, two sessions of Magical Combat and Defense Class, two sessions of Magical Healing Class, two sessions of Ritual Magic Class and finally The Challenge Competition, where you’ll represent your house and put what you learned in the classes to use. We’ll also be hosting two sessions on the Gen Con kids’ track, The Young Mages’ Magical Combat and Defense Class for wizard prodigies.

Mike Young will present the unique and never-before-played Magischola-Themed event using his larp system: A Grandiose Disaster. What could possibly go wrong on an expedition to find the legendary Snow Dragon? See full Learn Larp schedule. 

Maury is doing a scenario from her new larp Immerton: a ritual quest from this new fantasy experience for women through Contessa. She is also running a workshop on Safety & Calibration Tools in Larps (Contessa), and a presentation on Designing for Inclusivity. 

09/08 – 09/10 Potterverse

Convention · Baltimore, MD
Ben and Maury will be there with a table in Artist’s Alley, and running classes for adults and kids in Magical Combat & Defense.

09/09 – 09/10: WashingCon

Convention · Washington, DC
Mike Young will be there with final playtests of the New World Magischola: House Rivalry card game, just before it launches on Kickstarter on September 18, 2017. 

09/18 – 10/18: House Rivalry Kickstarter

Kickstarter
Be among the first backers of this fun and easy-to-learn game about going to magic school. Be the first to finish your classes and earn the most house points to take home the first house trophy. For 2-5 players, ages 8+. Designed by Dylan Grey, developed by Mike Young. Art by Ffion Evans, Cas Wormwood, Lars Bundvad, and Dagmara Gaska. 

10/05 – 10/8: Immerton

Larp · Joshua Tree, CA
 Join Maury and her all-woman team for an immersive fantasy experience by women, for women.

10/13 – 10/15: Big Bad Con

Convention · Walnut Creek, CA

11/2 – 11/5: Metatopia

Convention · Morristown, NJ
Ben, Maury, and Books will be on site with Jason Morningstar running playtests of two new tabletop RPGs set in the Magimundi. We’re hoping Mike Young can come with us, and we’ll be playtesting a collaborative storytelling board game about Magnolia Sun as well. We should have another one-shot larp to test by then, too.

11/17 – 11/19: PAX Unplugged

Convention · Philadelphia, PA
We will (hopefully) have an exhibitor booth, and we have submitted a panel idea.

12/8 – 12/10: Yuletide Escapade

Larp · Punderson Manor, OH
The magic returns to this enchanted and enchanting lodge on the lake this year. Magischola students and faculty take a break, enjoy holiday traditions, deal with magical mayhem, and attend the Yule Ball!