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German LARP draws 7000 participants

Posted by WJWalton on Tue 10 of Aug., 2010 21:25 PDT
Conquest 2010, a LARP event in Brokeloh, Germany, drew over 7000 gamers from Europe, Japan, and the United States during its five-day run from August 4th through the 8th.

The event was so big, that it gained quite a bit of media attention, with a lot of fantastic photos:

- Thousands of computer game enthusiasts gather for live action role play (Metro)

- Brokeloh: Where fantasy turns into reality! (MSN India)

- 7000 people participate in "Conquest 2010 LARP" in Germany (Xinhuanet - photos)

- Photos: Massive role-playing battle brings orcs to Germany (Vancouver Sun)

Thinking about joining in the fun next year? Here is the official site of Conquest:

(UPDATE: Rolf Elak passed along two pages of "official" pictures from Conquest - you can see them here and here. He also adds that Brokeloh means: "Wooded hill in the swamps.")

(Thanks to Lee Williams for the link!)

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