Reading inspiration

Background articles

Here are some short background articles on topics relevant for the larp. If you are one of the participants it can be a good idea to read through these.

History of HIV and AIDS overview is a very good overview about HIV/AIDS in the 1980s published by Avert, an international HIV/AIDS charity.

From virtual silence to wide-ranging outrage in less than twenty years by Victor Berhardtz is an article about queer America in the 70s and 80s.

Young People and Cancer by Victor Berhardtz

Alternative America is an article about new age, swingers clubs and the co-housing movement in America from the 70s to the 80s.

Articles about the larp

Just a Little Lovin’ was played for the first time in July of 2011. It then created some debate in the culture pages of the Swedish newspaper Expressen. You can read the contribution by the larp designers here and a later comment here. Both are in Swedish.

Journalist and radio host Johanna Koljonen wrote an article called “Lajv på blodigt allvar” about her thoughts about Just a Little Lovin’ before playing the larp herself back in 2011.

The Just a Little Lovin’ Book

After the 2013 run of JaLL in Denmark a book about the experience was published. It contains both descriptions of personal experiences, reflections on the effects of the larp, and some more academic analysis of the larp. And of course a lot of beautiful pictures. The book is available here.