This update is about the two Solmukohta books and their topics. In the end you will find a summary of the practical information about the event and contact information.
The themes for the books have been chosen and the editorial process agreed upon:
Larp Realia -- Each year, the Solmubooks have been in discussion with their earlier reincarnations. New games have sparked new thoughts and theories, and new interpretations of old games have helped us reflect on the development of the scene. Examining and re-examining our theories and interpretations of games have led to a vivid evolution of larp. The general Solmubook will proudly continue the tradition and join the discourse of reimagining the scene.
Larp Politics -- Politics have always gone hand in hand with larp. Whether games portray politics or internal politics have defined the deep structures of larps, there have always been games that have discussed and been shaped by political thoughts and realities. The political Solmubook will contain articles that discuss theories, instances, and the implementation of interfaces between politics and games.
With Larp Politics we will be doing something a bit different than usual and assemble a themed work. Larp Politics will discuss the intersection of larp and politics in ways both explicit and implicit. Its scope includes political themes, political uses, and political readings alike. We seek to create a work representative of the political dimension of our field as a whole, hoping to present a diversity of different points of view, with inclusiveness as our guiding principle.
If you are interested in writing but not into the themed field of this book, don't worry!
The second book, Larp Realia will be a collection of articles in the traditional Solmubook mold that we all know and love.
The Call for Articles for the two Solmubooks will be launched here in September. If you have any questions or comments on the books, we would love to hear your input. Our editorial team (Kaisa Kangas, Mika Loponen, and Jukka Särkijärvi) can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information along with the Call for Articles will be posted closer to the date to: http://solmukohta.org/index.php/Main/Books
Dates: 9th to 14th of March 2016
Location: Tallink Silja cruise ship between Helsinki and Stockholm
AWiF dates: 4th to 9th of March 2016
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