MOTHER LODE OF IDEAS
Meeting of two personalities is like contact between two chemical substances: if there is any reaction both will change.
Carl Gustav Jung
Are you a creator? Are you an artist? Are you a craftsman? Are you an organizer? Are you a designer? Are you a player? Are you a larper? If you said yeas any of these, then this is your Conference.
It is a place far away from dusty lecture rooms and scientific mumble jumble. It is a place used to exchange experiences and ideas. A place of discussions and plans. A field of mutual inspiration.
We aspire to make it better so prepare for changes.
Lectures. Workshops. Games.
Apart from short performances, used last year, we want to introduce Oxford-style discussions and other forms of thought exchange to our lecture halls.
The talks will be supported with workshops which are to give you – both creators and players – useful tools to make your game and your gaming experiences better.
Last but not least, it is a Larp Conference, so there will be larps. But these will not be just any games. We want to make the larp panel the place of specific case-studies. The place to test games, talk about problems, presenting examples, and possibly play some foreign, exotic games.
Where and When? And how to get There?
The Conference will last 3 days, between 2nd and 4th of January 2015, and will take place in Katowice, Bankowa street 11a in the "CINiBA" building.
Katowice is the main and the biggest city in the Silesia region of Poland, so it isn't hard to get there. We have our own airport, Katowice-Pyrzowice, from which you can get to the city centre by a special line of buses. Not far from Katowice (about 1 hour by bus) lies the old and previous capital city of Poland, Kraków. There also is Airport there, Kraków-Balice, also connected to Katowice with a bus line. Any other Polish Airport is be your destination shouldn't be problem either. It is the capital of business and science, and the biggest industrial city in entire country, it’s actually pretty easy to get to. And let us not forget that Silesia has the best roads in Poland, so getting there by car may be a good idea. Just use highway A1 and A4.
Lodgings, sleeping, and other information.
Unfortunately, we do not provide an form of accommodation BUT there are several aptions to consider.
First: contact us by e-mail or via the Facebook event page to let people know you are looking for a place to stay. There is a good chance that some larpers will take care of you. We strongly recommend this option as it is the best way to make new friends.
Second: if you prefer more independence there are many hotels and hostels around the city. If you choose this option, make sure the place you are staying at is in the city center. It will be much easier for you to get around.
The third option is to look for some coach-surfers in the city. That can be an adventure on its own.
To be a part of the KOLA Larp Conference you will have to register, but before you start to panic you should know that it is completely free of charge. The registration site will be ready soon. Please wait for information to be published here and on KOLAs Facebook page. We want to do everything we can for our friends from abroad, so there should be program in English. As for events during KOLA, we will have simultaneous interpretation equipment, so with a little bit of luck, everything will be in the proper order and language. Also, all the information here and on KOLAs Facebook will be published in English, so no worries there.
How can I help?
You have an idea for a programme point or some article for the publication? You know how to get a grant, or you possess a really useful skill? Then what are you waiting for, just contact us!
Or maybe you have an idea on how to make KOLA a better place? How to make this event more attractive and draw more people into it?
We are waiting for you!