LARP players in Poland for sci-fi bonanza
PR dla Zagranicy
Over 500 people have descended on a former Soviet military airport in north western Poland for a live action role-playing game (LARP) with a sci-fi theme.
A participant in the OldTown Festival, Kluczewo. Photo: PAP/Marcin Bielecki
The OldTown festival, which is being held in Kluczewo, Stargard Szczeciński, bills itself as “the biggest post-apocalyptic festival in Europe.”
According to the premise of the event, the year is 2115, and the world has been largely annihilated by a nuclear explosion.
Those that have survived have several challenges to take on this week, with a 72-hour LARP session currently underway.
“Our task is to find a man in a white coat,” revealed a survivor called Scourge, in a conversation with Radio Szczecin.
“We came here a group of nomads,” he added.
“He is our father, he freed us from slavery and suddenly disappeared.”
Photo: PAP/Marcin Bielecki
Contestants are sporting an array of fantastical costumes that could hold their own with the concoctions of top Hollywood costume designers.
The 72-hour LARP game finishes on Thursday, but the festival continues until 26 July. (nh)