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LARP players in Poland for sci-fi bonanza

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Nick Hodge 23.07.2015 11:11
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 BieleckiA 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)

tags: LARP, weird
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