Role-Playing Game Studies Handbook OUT NOW!

In 2013 role-playing game scholars from all over the world met during the DiGRA conference in Atlanta, USA. We began to work on the first handbook of role-playing game studies. Now it has been published with Routledge.

It is my last publication from the time at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. I appear as a co-author in the larp chapter and I am the author of the STS chapter.
5 Live-Action Role-Playing Games
J. Tuomas Harviainen, Rafael Bienia, Simon Brind, Michael Hitchens, Yaraslau I. Kot, Esther MacCallum-Stewart, David W. Simkins, Jaakko Stenros, and Ian Sturrock
17 Science and Technology Studies and Role-Playing Games
Rafael Bienia

Disney + Star Wars + Larp elements = Star Wars Land

Disney has announced a new theme park: Star Wars Land.

The park is going to be ‚immersive‘. Visitors enter a location with actors in costumes. Visitors can lay hands on the controls of the Millennium Falcon.

As Martin Ericsson writes: „My old friend and boss at The Company P – Christopher Sandberg has been heavily involved in this, imagineers have visited and studied The Monitor Celestra and College of Wizardry, so there is already a strong link to Nordic participatory culture in this venture.“

We will see how it will look like and … feel like.