I’ve received word from the New Worlds Alliance that they are looking for interested participants for a LARP (Live-Action Role Playing Game) based on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games novel. NWA is looking for 12 Teams composed of 1 boy and 1 girl aged 13 years old and above, who are fans of Suzanne Collins’ books or young adult literature in general, and who believe that they have what it takes to win the NWA’s version of the Tournament from the Hunger Games novel, which will take place at the 2009 Manila International Book Fair, September 20, 1:00pm, at the SMX (SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City). The LARP is also a contest, with the winning pair netting some cool prizes from Scholastic, Inc. (Philippines), and National Book Store.
The idea of using a LARP contest to promote a book sounds like a lot of fun (too bad I don’t qualify as “teen-looking”), and judging by the rules, the organizers seem to be taking pains to ensure the LARP is anchored firmly in the novel (having 12 teams of “Tributes” representing the 12 Districts of Panem) which speaks of a love of the source material that bodes well for fans. Even for non-participants, it seems like an event that will prove to be entertaining viewing, and I fully intend to drop by between Bookfair sorties.
Haven’t read the Hunger Games myself, but it is high on my list, as I have it on good authority that it will rock my world. The second book, “Catching Fire” was just released a few days ago, so now might be a good time to grab a copy of this excellent new series.
Interested parties can head over to NWA for details.