The Games! They’re Alive!

The Geek Anthropologist

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate in the Living Games Conference in Austin, Texas. Living Games, which started in 2014 at the NYU Game Center, is “a conference devoted to discussing all aspects of live action role-playing (larp) theory and practice.” Although all of my research and experience in analog games had been in tabletop rather than larp, I was excited that the organizers were interested in helping to bring together scholars, designers, and organizers from a wide variety of games, including tabletop.

The conference definitely exceeded my expectations. One of the cool things about LGC is that it combines an academic track that produces peer-reviewed conference proceedings with great presentations on other tracks like “Community” and “Design.” This brings together theory and practice, and helped to create an excellent diversity of views and experiences among  the attendees. Even better, they offered a great variety of…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

Posted on June 6, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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