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Journal of No. 118


May 2nd, 2006

Omnibus Post-Larpy post @ 08:54 am

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Again to spare the friends' list, I offer this space for the continuance of discussion of any aspects of the show, conception, execution, whatever. I intend to round up relevant links as I come across them and put them in comments. Feel free to continue to comment on my previous recap if that's what you wanna talk about.

First off, aaronjv has now put down his recollections of the event from the planning stages to the show. It makes a really excellent complement to my own reminiscences. Aaron focuses much more on the many deficiencies and asshatteries, and provides much better insights into things that I only got through hearsay. More importantly, Aaron demonstrates that someone spent more time than I did on recording and commenting on all this nonsense. And he paid enough attention that he actually knows who the winners were for almost all the categories. I haven't seen any official mention of the winners anywhere, so you heard it here first.

There is also a Yahoo group devoted to discussion of the Larpies show. There are some photos (including a blurry one of Colleenky at the podium giving her speech) and even some video of a Larper and Captain Jack Sparrow having a sword battle in the parking lot. At one point there is a brief flash of red and gold embroidery along the right hand edge: that's nathan_h. There is a briefer flash of black: that's my trenchcoat.

WHOOO! Hip Hop News on the Larpies. She doesn't know much about LARPing (and all she knows, she learned from NERO) and she doesn't write very grammatically, but she promises to wear Spock ears and a costume next time.

This merits an edit rather than a comment. The Enigma website now trumpets our wins.

This also merits an edit rather than a comment. Aaron's photos.

And here's video of the battle scene at the start of the show.

And while I'm here, a hearsay account from _thorgrim_.
 
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:May 2nd, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
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snowtiger42 is the gent who was not, I repeat not restrained by his wife (firesong_jb) when asked to work the show, even though he'd paid. You can read his story here. Oh, and now I see that Firesong has also posted a little bit about the show. Please don't mistake Hollywood for Los Angeles! Come back some day!
From:aaronjv
Date:May 2nd, 2006 08:14 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for collecting all this, Mike, and for sending them my way. You were always the more popular blogger.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:May 2nd, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)

The Dwarf on the Street offers a piece of his mind

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The large kilted gent (writing as the Dwarf on the Street) has posted a very excellent analysis of the whole Larpies business on the yahoo group. One of his more interesting points is that all but one of the honest-to-goodness awards went to NERO, people associated with NERO, or people (i.e. us) who are not potential competitors to NERO.
My vague memory was that they had gotten a number of judges from different groups. Looking at the list, it shows that two of them are from NERO and Ford founded NERO. So half of the judges were basically NERO. Moreover, Ford and Steve were also nominees. And won. I honestly haven't looked at all the entries, and I know Ford's prop was pretty damn cool. But the dwarf's concerns seem valid.
Since I never thought the Larpies could possibly mean anything anyway (with so many people, even within NERO, refusing to participate) I never thought to ponder whether the awards were actually going to be fair.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:May 3rd, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)
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Old news, but on the fifth page they link to my blog, so now the circle is complete.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:May 3rd, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
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The BagMan Speaks! (as told to thefreak - slightly more here)

I can get Prime hooked up with Wonder Woman, but it looks like Bino beat me there.

Where to shop for Alana Curry's Green Tube Top Dress.

Joe gets some love.

Rev. Mitcz sez: "Being The Emperor at a geek awards show does not automatically get me laid."

The weird world of role playing! You can't buy publicity like that!

BEST LARPIES REVIEW EVARRRRRRRR!!!:

We go in to this thing against my will only to find we are ushered in to a super vip room with free food and booze and no costumed crazies. Hmmm the Larpys are not seeming that bad now.

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From:essentialsaltes
Date:May 3rd, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
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_pirate_dan_ had as much fun as I did.

larpguide remains wisely skeptical of the organizers.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:May 4th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
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Rev. Mitcz tells the whole story. He got into the pre-party, the bastard. I could've been sandwiched between midgets and Persians!

Jonson wanted to mock LARPers, but then discovered (to his dismay) that the Hottest Female LARPer nominees were out of his league. Take that, mundane! Oh, and stop jerking off.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:May 5th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
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The larpyawards website now has the official winners listed.

<A HREF='http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=29720397&blogID=117641637">Cuddles the Clown</A> got a purple wristband.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:May 10th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
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Stormtrooper Elvis keeps the memory of the Larpies alive.

Journal of No. 118