What is Grenselandet?Grenselandet is an annual international chamber larp festival in Oslo. It features larps and and freeform roleplaying games of high quality from different countries. The larps are (with the very occasional exception) run in English. English is the working language for all info before and during the festival.
All the larps in our programmefullfill the following criteria:
- No preparations except pre-larp workshop
- Duration no longer than four hours
- Already playtested
- Run by the author(s)
When is Grenselandet?The larps will take place at the following hours:
Friday Oct 28: 17:00-21:00
Saturday Oct 29: 11:00-15:00
Saturday Oct 29: 17:00-21:00
This means you can play up to three larps at Grenselandet.
Nordic larp Talks will take place in Oslo on the evening of October 27th, which we strongly recommend.
Opening hours hangout (Slurpen)
Friday Oct 28: 16:00-01:00
Saturday Oct 29: 10:00-02:00 (party Saturday 22:00-02:00)
Does anything happen on Sunday?Sunday Nov 1st: There is an informal meetup at Cafe Sara that usually stretches from brunch and into late night. Come join us and nurse your hangover with good friends!
Where is Grenselandet?The hangout and HQ of Grenselandet will be at Slurpen, Lakkegata 79B. The larps will be held at the following locations, all of them in walking distance from Slurpen:
- Riksscenen, Klubbscenen (black box)
- Riksscenen, Intimscnen (black box)
- Øvingshotellet (black box)
- Deichmanske biblitoek Grünerløkka (black box)
- Studio Texnes (studio)
- Studio Hausmania (studio)
- Himmelrommet, Hausmania (studio)
The hangout zone will open Friday at 16:00 and stay open throughout Grenselandet. The larps will be played at different venues within walking distance from here. Check in for all scenarios are at Slurpen 30 mins before they start, and a host will walk you to your venue from there.
You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks to the hangout zone.
To get to Slurpen, take tram 17 or Bus 31 to Lakkegata Skole.
Which languages will we use for playing?All larps will be run in English unless otherwise specified.
What does it cost?A festival pass costs NOK 375, or NOK 275 if you are 20 years or younger.
You can buy your ticket at Billetto.
What should I wear?Wear neautral clothes, preferably black, for all larps. No costume is required.
Where do I sleep?Unfortunately, we don't have the capacity to organize accomodation for people coming from outside Oslo. But generally, the larp community in Oslo tend to open up their apartments for larpers who come from abroad and need a place to stay. If you don't know anyone you can ask, just post on the wall of our Facebook-event.
Anker Hostel / Anker Hotel is a budget accomodation option located conveniently close to Grenselandet.
Will there be food or drinks available?We will sell cheap vegetarian food (meal NOK 50) and soft drinks at the hangout in Slurpen. Saturday morning we provide a very simple breakfast (bread, butter, jam) free of charge.
There are several shosps, restaurants and fast food joints nearby. You are allowed to bring your own food and drinks to Slurpen (also alcohoic beverages are allowed).
Will there be party?Yes. There is a social event after the programme ends both Friday and Saturday. There is no bar, bring your own drinks.
How do I get around in OsloAll larp venues are within walking distance from the Grenselandet HQ. You might still want a transport card to get to/from where you sleep. You can by a 24 hour pass for NOK 80 valid for bus, tram and metro. Single tickets cost NOK 30 if bough in advance or NOK 50 if bought on board a bus or tram.
If you are flying into Oslo, you can take the local train from the Airport to the city. It costs NOK 90 and includes a free transfer to a bus, tram and metro. If you hold a valid ticket or pass for Oslo, you can buy an add-on ticket for NOK 60 instead. For most travellers it will be most economical to buy a 24-hour pass for Oslo at the airport for NOK 80, then an add-on ticket for NOK 60 to get to the city. You can buy this in the NSB booth. The local trains depart twice an hour and takes 23 minutes to/from the city.
Flytoget (The Airport Express train) costs NOK 85 for students and NOK 170 for others and take you from the airport to the city. There is no free transfer and holding a transport pass for Oslo does not give a discount. It departs every 10 minutes and takes between 19 and 22 minutes to/from the city.