In 2011 a man called Ian Knope of Having a Larp fame, bored out of his tiny brain (and it is very very tiny), had what he decided was an amusing idea; a wheeze if you like, to get people to travel miles and miles out of the way to buy stuff and entertain him. He launched the UK Larp awards.
The first event took place in Norwich and starred a Dragon who went out and terrorised the good folk of Norwich in an attempt to publicise what a great hobby we all have. It kind of worked and the Dragon went on to boogie on down in a local nightclub whilst consuming alcohol. Some cheap tacky scrolls and badges were also given out to random people/organisations.
Thus the UK Larp awards were born.
The winners – some of whom were quite surprised to discover they’d won…
Best Small Larp Clockwork Monkey
Medium Larp Death Unto Darkness
Large Larp Odyssey
Family Larp Outcast
Grassroots Fools and Heroes
On-Line Retailer Lrp Store
In-Field Retailer Evenlode
Creature Costume Mark Cordory
NPC of the Year Kate Evans
Crew Member Bill Pennington
Lord of Larp Paul ‘Chalkie’ White
Lady of Larp Karen Fishwick
Unsung Hero Barney Barnes
Lifetime Achievement Simon Medlock
Overall Larp Odyssey.