The Peaky Midwest 2020 workshop is scheduled for April 17 - 19 in Madison, Wisconsin. We have a cap of 25 writers this year and registration is open now!
If you attend Peaky Midwest as a writer there is a registration fee of $35 that covers your meals and writing supplies (the fee is payable at registration time; we'll be happy to refund it if you can't come as long as you tell us at least a month before the workshop). You must be able to attend Friday and Saturday. Writers are also encouraged to attend on Sunday to playtest games.
Attending as a writer is recommended only for people who have played at least one or two LARPs of a similar style to the ones our community generally produces. If you have not written at Peaky Midwest before, we ask that you arrive by 6:00 pm on Friday to attend the new writer welcome. Experienced writers are also encouraged to come and help us greet our new writers!
Please take a moment to read the Code of Conduct we expect everyone to abide by at the workshop.
We will provide meals and some physical writing supplies such as markers, sticky notes, printer paper, and easel pads. You should bring:
We provide meals during the workshop. We ask about your needs during registration and our chef will do their best to accommodate everyone.
The 2020 preliminary menu is available if you'd like to get an idea of what sorts of things we serve.
If you wish to have alcohol please bring your own. If you are drinking at the event please be able to show your ID.
People under 18 are welcome as long as a parent or guardian attends with them. If your child under the age of 18 is attending as a writer, you will be expected to join the same writing group as they do.
We encourage writers to revise their games to a polished form that could be run by strangers and publish them through the Peaky Midwest organization.
Please take a moment to read over the rights you are agreeing to grant Peaky Midwest if you attend. These are mostly safeguards to make sure that games can be developed and published if authors have disagreements or drop off the face of the earth.