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Journal of No. 118

August 14th, 2010

Crazy Connections @ 11:19 am

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So the ELGL is planning a Lovecraftian LARP/scavenger hunt at the West Hollywood Book Fair. It should be right up my alley, but I'm feeling ambivalent about it. Anyway, I like books too, so I wanted to see what's going on at the fair. They don't seem to have settled on a schedule for 2010, but I pored over the 2009 program. And then I saw a name and a face... holy shit, that's Norman. Twenty years ago, Dr. Pookie (she wasn't even Bachelor Pookie yet) and I rented a room in his apartment on Ophir. Norman was working on his student film project at UCLA. Oh, the stories I could tell. We knew his father had passed away, but he got regular letters from his father's law firm. I think we knew or assumed that he was getting money from a trust fund, because certainly Norman didn't have any visible means of support.
Anyway, cutting a long story short... Norman.

On February 19, 1979, he was in a plane crash with his father; his father's girlfriend, Sandra; and the pilot of a chartered Cessna. Sandra was 30. Norman's father was 43. Norman was 11. By the end of the 9-hour ordeal, Norman was the only survivor. He wrote about the tragedy in his 2009 bestseller Crazy For The Storm: A Memoir Of Survival.
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Date:August 16th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
This LARP sounds lovely, but I can't find the description in the ELGL site you linked to. Correct link please? Thank you very much!
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Date:August 16th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
I don't believe there has been any public announcement. All I can whisper to you sub rosa is...

"It's called Trail of the Necronomicon, and it will be an H.P.
Lovecraft-themed interactive theater scavenger hunt with elements of
Choose Your Own Adventure."

ETA: if you're interested in helping out with the LARP, give aaronjv a jingle.

Edited at 2010-08-16 09:43 pm (UTC)
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Date:August 22nd, 2010 10:59 am (UTC)

"Trail of the Necronomicon" will be more like...scavenger hunt interactive theater at a book fair.

I would post something to ELGL, but really, we might be overloaded with folks.

It's free, and you can drop in any time between 10am-5pm.

Lead Designer = Andy Ashcraft

Journal of No. 118