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Master Classes & Tracks

We are hosting several event tracks this year, along with professional courses taught by industry experts. Take a look at the Event Tracks and Master Classes!

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Wyrd Con takes place May 22nd to May 26th at the Westin Los Angeles Airport. Get your badge now!

When & Where?

Wyrd Con 5 will occur May 22nd - 26th 2014 at the Westin Los Angeles Airport.

Past Special Guests

Wyrd Con takes place May 22nd to May 26th at the Westin Los Angeles Airport and has hosted special guests such as : Jum Butcher (The Dresden Files), Jeff Gomez (Starlight Runner Entertainment) and David Peterson (HBO language creator)

Companion Books!

Each year we produce a companion guide to our storytelling focus that helps spread the word of live action role-play as well as the various concepts of specific storytelling and overall role-play. Download your free copies today.

Latest Wyrd Con Activity

  • Wyrd Con Presents A Happening by Mike Tice with Live Game Labs A Happening. May 1969. The famous, the infamous, the obscure, the sublime, and the ridiculous gather together in a hotel in Los Angeles, just to find out what happens. A rules-light role-playing experience, where you portray the historical or fictional person of your choice (as they were in 1969). Mike Tice designed and ran his first LARP almost 25 years ago. Groovy '60's Cthulhu combined the mind-shattering horrors of HP Lovecraft with sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll. Rudimentary as it was, the game was more fun than it had any right to be. Since then, Mike has designed and ran a number of LARPs in a variety of genres, many with a Lovecraftian influence. He has also written role-playing game material for Call of Cthulhu, and his short story "Inlibration" was recently published in the Lovecraftian/Cyberpunk anthology, Eldritch Chrome. Mike has designed and run several events at previous Wyrd Cons: Casino Arcana, Death in Valhalla, and Exodus 22:18. He is a founding member of Live Game Labs. http://www.livegamelabs.com/ See the full Wyrd Con schedule at http://ow.ly/vBX8g

    May 1969. The famous, the infamous, the obscure, the sublime, and the ridiculous gather together in a hotel in Los Angeles, just to find out what...

  • Wyrd Con Presents Transitional Systems by Eschaton Media An open discussion about how to remove the dividing line between table-top and live-action game mechanics. Talks will spend some time focused on the work done with the Chronos Universal system. http://www.eschatonmedia.com/ See the full Wyrd Con schedule at http://ow.ly/vBX8g

  • Wyrd Con Presents The Dresden Files: SCARED STRAIGHT by Phoenix Outlaw Productions What happens when you need a little rehabilitation in the Los Angeles supernatural community? You get taken in for a little unusual community service. But what started out as a night of routine magical clean-up becomes so much more in this installment of the Unofficial Dresden Files LARP entitled SCARED STRAIGHT, brought to you by Phoenix Outlaw Productions. Phoenix Outlaw Productions is an independent game design company based out of New York City. Its team of designers, artists, and editors specialize in creating tabletop and live action roleplaying games, as well as organize LARP events across the country and the world. Their projects include the Unofficial Dresden Files LARP, the Battlestar Galactica: Tales of the Rising Star DexCon Signature Series events, and several freeform LARP creations. They are focused on bringing quality games with strong personal impact everywhere they go. For more information about the company and their work, check out www.phoenixoutlaw.com or on Twitter @PhoenixOutlaw to find out how to #BeAnOutlaw. See the full Wyrd Con schedule at http://ow.ly/vBX8g

  • Wyrd Con Presents Pop Some Tags: Costuming on a Budget In this class, we will be discussing how to locate and assess thrift stores, what times of year to visit thrift stores for the best costuming finds, how to shop creatively and constructively with your plans in mind, how to adapt your plans and evolve your costumes, assessing, sizing and altering garments at a low sewing skill level, how to collect accessories, safety and logistics, and giving overall tricks and tips based on long thrift store experience. There will be a presentation portion, followed by a period for questions. Los Angeles and Orange County-based specific thrift store advice will also be available. See the full Wyrd Con schedule at http://ow.ly/vBX8g

  • Wyrd Con Presents Werewolves of Millers Hollow by Kari Brewer A full moon rises over the gentle town of Millers Hollow, where the villagers lie asleep in their beds. At least, most of them... A howl splits the night, hinting at the monsters hunting in the darkness. Can the villagers find the werewolves among them before it's too late? Can the werewolves eat their fill before being discovered? Come by to play a round of Werewolves of Millers Hollow, here for its fifth year running at Wyrd Con! See the full Wyrd Con schedule at http://ow.ly/vBX8g

  • Wyrd Con Presents Gamer Tribalism - Large and Small Scale Community By Eschaton Media A panel based on the idea of how to maximize your game communities reach, the pitfalls of larger communities, and positive cultural habits that can transform the gaming community as a whole. http://www.eschatonmedia.com/ See the full Wyrd Con schedule at http://ow.ly/vBX8g

  • Wyrd Con Presents Battle Games! by Belegarth Medieval Combat Society Belegarth Medieval Combat Society is a live-action battle game devoted to simulating medieval combat in a fantasy and medieval environment. We are a world-wide organization with groups in many countries. Our membership is eclectic with students, professionals, and families actively participating. We share an interest in medieval arts and sciences and in live-action role-playing. Our aim is to make medieval or ancient weapons from safe materials so that we can hit each other full force with a minimum amount of pain. Our game system is simple and easy to learn, we have loaner equipment (with special gear for Stewards!) and welcome new players to try our game, no experience is needed. http://belegarth.com/ We will be playing a variety of battle games at the event: two teams fighting, capture the flag, ring the bell, and more. We will teach others how to play and we can instruct on sword fighting form, technique, and strategy. See the full Wyrd Con schedule at http://ow.ly/vBX8g

    Belegarth Medieval Combat Society is a medieval combat sport using foam weapons. Players wear medieval or fantasy garb and participate not only in...

  • Wyrd Con Presents Improvistional Comedy by E. E. King Learn some simple fun ways to build scenes and play some fabulous theater games. Learn simple tricks to build upon in a situation. Learn the three aspects needed to make a scene - The Who, the Where, The What. Discover questions to ask to make your characters real. No experience necessary. See the full Wyrd Con schedule at http://ow.ly/vBX8g

  • Wyrd Con Presents Don't Drop That Spindle by Red Dragon Homespun Learn how to create your own yarn using a drop spindle. This class will teach the basics of drafting fiber, hand spinning and plying into yarn on a drop spindle. Materials fee covers the cost of the drop spindle and 3oz of colored Merino to get you started. Materials Fee - $25. https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedDragonHomespun See the full Wyrd Con schedule at http://ow.ly/vBX8g

    Handspun yarn with a gamer twist

  • Wyrd Con Presents The Hidden Tools of Comedy by Steve Kaplan From the industry’s top stars (Jack Black, Nathan Lane, Michael Patrick King, etc.) to first time comedy writers, producers, directors and performers, Steve Kaplan has worked with and developed the best. The proven and practical methods and principles contained in his famed Comedy Intensive course reveals the hidden tools and principles that help you understand comedy from the inside out: What is comedy? How does it work? Why does it work? What’s going on when it doesn’t work, and what can you do to fix it? - The Comedy Perception Test - The Comedy Equation - The Hidden Tools including: - Winning - Non-Hero - Straight Line/Wavy Line For almost 15 years, Steve Kaplan has been the industry’s most sought-after expert on comedy. In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale and other top universities, Steve Kaplan created the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program, and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre. He regularly serves as a consultant and script doctor to such companies as Dreamworks, Disney, HBO, Paramount, Touchstone and others. In New York, Steve was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre, where he developed writers such as Peter Tolan (Analyze This, Finding Amanda), writer and producer David Crane (Friends, Joey, The Class), writer/producer Tracy Poust (Ugly Betty, Will & Grace), Michael Patrick King (The Comeback, Sex and The City, Will & Grace), David Ives (All In The Timing), Will Scheffer (Big Love), Howard Korder (LAKEVIEW TERRACE starring Samuel Jackson and Ashton Kutcher), Lisa Loomer, Tom Donaghy, Sandra Tsing Loh (CHICKEN LITTLE), Kenneth Lonergan andMark O’Donnell (HAIRSPRAY starring John Travolta) and introduced such performers as Lewis Black, Mercedes Ruehl, Oliver Platt, Helen Slater, Fisher Stevens, Veanne Cox, Sam McMurray, Vickie Lewis, and Illeana Douglas. In Los Angeles, he created the HBO New Writers Project,...