Today we are pleased to announce the new Wyrd Con 2015 Academic Program.

A tradition of Wyrd Con each year has been to produce a program that supports the academic community. Articles developed that research aspects of Live Action, Story, Emotion, Creation and the essence of Wyrd Con are discussed in each annual program.

You can access the Wyrd Con Program here:
Dropbox Link to 2015 Program

You may access previous years programs here:
Dropbox Link to All Programs

Program Table of Contents

“Love, Sex, Death, and Liminality: Ritual in Just a Little Lovin’” — Sarah Lynne Bowman

“Decoding the Default: Secrets and Powers Larp” — Nat Budin

“How I Became an Accidental Artist Through Larp” — Quinn D

“Writing Game Economies for Larp” — Rob McDiarmid

“Cultivating Responsible Masculinity in Gaming Communities” — Tayler Stokes

“Crossgender Role-playing in Russian Larps” — Olga Vorobyeva

“Imagining the Future with Planetfall: Mobile Technology and Hard Science in Science Fiction Larping” — Matthew Webb

“‘Actual Play’ and the Forge Tradition” — William J. White

“Breaking the Alibi: Fostering Empathy by Reuniting the Player and Character” — Maury Brown and Benjamin A. Morrow

“Trickster Remembers: Negotiating Morality and Identity in Tabletop Gaming Through Trickster Mythology” — Janelle Davis

“Character Creation: The Symbolic Annihilation of Race in Dungeons & Dragons” — TiMar Long

“Player Choices in Tabletop RPGs: The Greek Connection” — Dimitra Nikolaidou

“Bodies and Time in Tabletop Role-Playing Game Combat Systems” — Evan Torner