The Peaky Midwest 2019 workshop is scheduled for June 21st - 23ed 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. You must be able to attend Friday and Saturday. Writers are also strongly encouraged to attend on Sunday to playtest other people's games and run the playtest for their game.

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. There will be candy.

Please take a moment to read the Code of Conduct we expect everyone to abide by at the workshop.

Stuff to Bring

We will provide meals and some physical writing supplies such as pens, pencils, markers, sticky notes, printer paper, and easel pads. You should bring:


We will provide all major meals over the weekend. We will ask about your dietary restrictions during registration and our chef will do their best to accommodate everyone. We will make the menu available in advance so you can review it before the event.

The preliminary menu from Peaky Midwest 2018 is available if you'd like to get a rough idea of what we served last year.

If you wish to have alcohol please bring your own. If you are drinking at the event please be able to show your ID, even if we know how old you are.

Children and Young Adults

Anyone under 18 is welcome to attend 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 your child.

Your Game After Peaky

Generally only one or two writers from a team will have had time to work on revising and polishing games after the workshop. 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.

More Details

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