Event News: UK LARP AWARDS Short-List Announced

Written by Ed Fortune Monday, 10 February 2014

Event News

The short-list for the UK LARP Awards have been announced. The awards ceremony will be held at the Stage Hotel in Leicester on March the 1st and the event will be hosted by Steampunk posterboy and chap-hop sensation Professor Elemental.

The awards ceremony is in its fourth year and was developed to raise awareness about the UK’s highly successful Live Action Role Playing scene. LARP mixes roleplaying game design principle with theatre production concepts and costuming expertise to create an immersive and interactive gaming experience. The UK scene is serviced by some of the finest LARP event organisers and craftsmen in the world, but apart from the odd bit of tongue-in-cheek media coverage has been mostly ignored by mainstream media.

The awards cover the various sizes and purposes of LARP events, but aren’t defined by genre.  Small, Medium, Large, Grassroots and Family orientated games all have their own category.   Crafters, costumers and caterers are also honoured in the UK LARP awards, as are those members of the community who make a significant contribution to making the hobby fun for everyone as well as raising its profile.

We predict that Profound Decision’s flagship game Empire is likely to pick up multiple awards as it is new, family friendly and quite large. Other games that are hotly tipped for at least one award is sci-fi adventure and intrigue game Pioneers, post-war horror Projekt Ragnarok and old school fantasy romp GOSH. No zombie focused games have made it to the short-list this year.

More information can be found via their website larpawards.co.uk and the full list of nominations can be found below.



Small Larp

Heart of Pargon

Bladelands

Vault 57

Disturbing Events

Balrog Games

 

Medium Larp

Mythlore,

New Lands

Outcast

Dark Tempus

Insurrection

Wild West

 

Large Larp

Empire

Lorien Trust

Curious Pastimes

Herofest

Odyssey

 

Family Event

Empire

Outcast

Herofest

Lorien Trust

Brixham Berzerkers

 

Grass Roots

Fools and Heroes

G.O.S.H

Curious Pastimes

Eventyr

5000rem

 

New Larp

Dark Tempus

Empire

Projekt Ragnarok

Animatium

Pioneers

 

Larp Producer – Foam and Latex

Tallows FX

Light Armouries

Irregular Props

Saxon Violence

In Your Dreams FX

 

Producer – Leather

Battle Ready

Evenlode

Darkblade

Alex Simpson Bespoke Leatherwork

Ancestor Leathercraft

 

Producer – Costume

Warrior’s Wardrobe

Custom Costume Company

White Star Clothing

Gem’s Trading Company

Mark Cordory Creations

 

Caterer

Kellie Sweeney

Caggle’s Catering Corps

Tykes

Mhorish Goodfood

Appleby’s Coffee

 

Creature Costume

Mandala’s “The Warper”

K8 Evans “Samael”

Casey Vandenburg’s “Sentinel of Caer Dunn”

Mark Cordory’s “Baby shoulder Dragon”

Arty Fakes’ “Elemental”

 

On-line Retailer

Darkblade

Larp Inn

Gem’s Trading Company

Viking Store

Ledercraft

 

In-field Retailer (Retailers who sell at events)

Chow’s Emporium

Having a Larp

Light Armouries

Coelred Monger

Das Shoppe

 

Non-Player Character

The Scourge, Mark Cordory at Mythlore

The Hart, Hayley Rose Murray at Fools and Heroes, Springfest

Orc, Dave McKenner at Empire

Dog, James Conci-Mitchell at Fallout 57

Manix the Druid, Ian ‘Pod’ Flower at Dumnonni

 

Crew Member

Rose ‘Kelpie’ Goldsmith

Andy Rafferty

Laura Collins

Nic Doran

Harry Lewis

Lord of Larp

James ‘JJ’ Jones

Dave Norris

Simon McBride

Jerry Ferley

Nic Doran

 

Lady of Larp

Helen Naylor

Grace Marden

Helen Dixon

Claudia Hayley

Andrea Figgins


Life Time Achievement and Unsung Hero will be announced at the event.

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