Learn Larp will be at Intercon Feb. 22-25, 2018

If you’re looking for a fun weekend of parlor larps (larps run in a single room, for 4-50 players, usually over a 2-6 hour period), then Intercon larp convention, the perennial offering of the New England Interactive Literature society, may be for you! Held this year February 22-25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, RI, Intercon offers four very full days of larping, with a huge variety of games to choose from.

Learn Larp representatives will be at the convention, running the following games:

  • A Wolf By Any Other Name — our popular “Breakfast Club for Wizards” game, where you play a Magischola student locked in detention on the night of the full moon. Lycan students aren’t allowed at Magischola, so surely there aren’t any werewolves among you? But, hypothetically, what would you do if someone wolfs out at moonrise? For 6-25 players.
  • Search for the Snow Dragon — in this light-hearted disaster scenario written by Mike Young and using his A Grandiose Disaster larp system, you’ll play members of a doomed expedition for the elusive snow dragon. It’s not about *if you die, it’s about *how. And then you get the chance to play NPCs or join the peanut gallery. For 10-14 players.
  • NWM: Council of Five — written by Mike Young, this larp for 7 players allows each participant to play one of the members of the Magimundi’s supreme governing body, The Council of Five. You’ll be an arch justice of Solaris, Destiny, Baja, Mishipeshu, or Thunderbird provinces, or a representative of Virginia Isle, which exists outside of the provincial system. You’re gathered to discuss problems at Avernus, the Magimundi’s notorious high-security prison for mages.
  • Immerton: The Initiation — a convention version of our popular destination larp. In Immerton: The Initiation you will use ritual to explore identity, devotion, and sisterhood. The experience includes a rite of passage to devote yourself to your goddess, and also features freeform blackbox play where characters can experience past, present, future, or dream moments, as well as interactions with the various goddesses. Discover yourself in the multiverse.

We’re also hosting a Magischola social event! If you’re a Magischola alumni, or you’re curious about the universe, come hang out with us! It’ll be on the schedule on-site.

Play our Games at Dreamation, Feb 22-25, Morristown, NJ

Members of the Learn Larp team will be at Dreamation Convention February 22-25, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Morristown, New Jersey.

You can play the following Learn Larp titles:

  • A Wolf By Any Other Name — our popular “Breakfast Club for Wizards” game, where you play a Magischola student locked in detention on the night of the full moon. Lycan students aren’t allowed at Magischola, so surely there aren’t any werewolves among you? But, hypothetically, what would you do if someone wolfs out at moonrise? For 6-25 players.
  • Public Memory — a new freeform game designed by Maury Brown for 4-7 players that deals with the issue of wrestling with the representation of historical figures and hometown heroes in public spaces when the person has a problematic history. Told in 3 acts, you’ll play a citizen, a city council member, and a member of the media as you wrestle with what to do about a local statue.
  • Revenants Rising — be the very first to test out this new modular larp by Maury Brown where you are a magic school student trying to figure out what to do when a group of dark wizards and their revenant army descend on the school. Some among you are cursed, transfigured, or traitors. Can you create a plan and use your magical specialty to defeat the army when it arrives? For 6-20 players.
  • Search for the Snow Dragon — in this light-hearted disaster scenario written by Mike Young and using his A Grandiose Disaster larp system, you’ll play members of a doomed expedition for the elusive snow dragon. It’s not about *if you die, it’s about *how. And then you get the chance to play NPCs or join the peanut gallery. For 10-14 players.

You can pre-register for Dreamation until February 20, 2018. The schedule of events will be published the week of February 18.

2018 Slate of Events

2018 brings lots of new games and reprises of some of your favorites. We continue to expand our offerings of immersive, life-changing, destination roleplay experiences where you are the star of your own story.

Beat Generation:  April 20-22, 2018, New York City, NY

A rollicking 24-hour ride through the Bohemian Underground of NYC in 1963, where you play artists, musicians, poets, writers, and muses digging the world. Limited tickets still available!

Imperial Magischola: June 7-10, 2018, Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, PA

Live your dream of going to wizard school! Imperial students are the best of the best, the elected, the elite, the Eligeri. For all the mages and faculty of the only North American wizard college that very carefully selects its students: Imperial Magischola. Spots still available.

New World Magischola 9: June 21-24, 2018, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Live your dream of going to wizard school and attend this progressive North American college of wizardry. You’ll be placed into one of five houses of the College, and can roleplay a student wizard following one of six magical majors: Healing, Astromancy, Artificery, Cursebreaking, Cryptozoology, or the Path of the Marshal, or a faculty member. SOLD OUT

New World Magischola 10: June 28-July 1, 2018, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Live your dream of going to wizard school and attend this progressive North American college of wizardry. You’ll be placed into one of five houses of the College, and can roleplay a student wizard following one of six magical majors: Healing, Astromancy, Artificery, Cursebreaking, Cryptozoology, or the Path of the Marshal, or a faculty member. Regular tickets and Bring-A-Friend tickets still available!

Magischola Prep: July 22-28, 2018, Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, PA

An immersive, week-long wizard school summer camp for 11-17 year-olds. Live your dream of attending wizard school — be sorted into a house, take classes, encounter magical creatures, get into trouble (or stay out of it), and make real-life friends at this experience of a lifetime! Reserve your spot with a $250 deposit. Limited spots still available.

Immerton: September 6-9, 2018, Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Joshua Tree, CA

Immerton is a society of women untethered to space and time. You have been chosen to enter this sanctuary of sisterhood among the goddesses. The larp is designed to explore what it means to be a woman in a variety of contexts and intersectionalities, and to focus on woman’s ways of knowing, doing, being, and relating. Participation in the event is restricted to those who identify as a woman. Limited spots still available.

Inside Avernus: September 14-16, 2018, Bonnieville, KY

In the depths of the Yellowstone caldera, a struggle for survival takes place in the Magimundi’s only facility capable of incarcerating those with magical power. Inside Avernus is an intense 3-day live action role play event for adults that takes place in and around a saltpeter cave system.  A few tickets still available.

Magischola Yuletide Escapade: December 7-9, 2018, Punderson Manor, Cleveland, OH

Join us for the Yuletide Escapade, a magical holiday adventure set in the world of New World Magischola. Yuletide Escapade is a fully inclusive 3-day live action role play event with mayhem and camaraderie. Ticket sales now open!