The Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming was given out last night, and to my delight and rather great surprise, the perspex pyramid is coming to Finland. I kinda figured that it’d go to Kickstarter, but apparently the esteemed judges agreed with me that the most deserving recipient would be Nordic Larp by Markus Montola and Jaakko Stenros, the coffee-table book documenting the history of, well, Nordic Larp. It’s a magnificent piece of work, and I congratulate its writers.
Here’s a selection of links for your perusal:
- The press release and Emily Care Boss’s acceptance speech at the Nordic Larp blog.
- The Examiner article on the Award.
- News piece in Helsingin Sanomat, the biggest daily newspaper in Finland.
- My own review of the book.