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THE LARPY Awards
The Live Adventures Company
invites you to join some of the biggest stars in film and television (and
thousands of fans who worship them), as they honor the best Live Action Role
Playing (LARP) participants in the world, at the 2nd ANNUAL LARPY AWARDS in
Hollywood California in April/May of 2011.
The LARPY AWARDS honor the world’s best in the Live Role Players Industry.
The show is a celebration of the Sci-Fi and fantasy films, TV series,
videogames, card games and books that inspire all of us to make the world a
better place through the power of creativity and imagination.
LARP events last from a few hours to whole weekends and
take place at game conventions or campground-like facilities depending upon
the type of event being produced. The facility or campground is decorated
like movie sets to resemble a medieval city or other fantasy world. Writers
act as the “Game Masters” who’ve created storylines with mysteries to be
solved and tasks to be completed. They provide the direction for “Event
Actors” who interact with the participants, guiding them through the
storyline and giving them hints and clues to the mysteries. The participants
interact with each other, put the clues together, and solve the mystery.
Hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of participants come dressed in their
best costumes, with their best props, to act in a what is essentially a
“real-life” videogame, TV show or movie. Most LARP organizations, Sci Fi,
Anime and Costume Play (Cosplay) conventions have an internal award program
that recognizes the “best-of” among the event attendees.
The LARPIES present awards to recognize the “best-of” in the Live Adventure
Role Play and Costume communities. We are proud to announce the revision of
the categories based upon advice received from interested parties.
Please review the
categories and create a submission that they can be proud of, and without being
We will stop accepting entries in January 20, 2011.
At the award show in April of 2011 we are expecting
between 760 and 1170 attendees, which is 2 or 3 times the 380 attendees in
Most attendees will come dressed in their finest Live
Game costumes. There will be a red carpet greeting ceremony for the invited
celebrity guests, the LARP Judges, and the LARPY Nominees and a full blown
Awards Ceremony thereafter.
Created by Joseph Valenti, David Ballard, and John Ryan Jr.
© 2005 - 2011 by Joseph Valenti, David Ballard, and John Ryan Jr.
The 1st Annual LARPY Award Show: April 30, 2006
Held April 30, 2006
Location: Avalon Theatre in Los Angeles CA - Hollywood
Produced by NERO® International Holding Co., Inc.
Directed by Joseph Valenti, David Ballard, John Ryan Jr., Billie Proffitt,
and Mitch Meconi.
Attendee Count: Two Hundred Eighty (280) Individuals
The first LARPY Awards show had the following categories: Best Solo Action
Sequence, Best Group Action Sequence, Best Costume, Best Makeup, Best
Creature and/or Monster, Best Prop, Best Weapon, Best Set Design, Funniest
LARP Scenario, Best-Looking Male LARPer, Best-Looking Female LARPer,
Favorite Major Label Band and Favorite Unsigned LARP-related Band.
Read all about it in the The LARP Magazine;
At the first LARPY Award show in April 2006, the featured band was ZOLAR X
and celebrities included as host, Bobbi Sue Luther, Ken Foree, Cindy
Margolis, Bill Goldberg, Jon Daly, Jose Conseco, Debbie Gibson, Camille
Anderosn Nikki Schieler Ziering, Amber Smith, David Winning, Wanda Goldberg,
and others as listed below.
Confirmed Celebrity List
Bobbi Sue Luther:
Currently the host of MAXIM ONLINE, Bobbi Sue was also the co-host of
the international hit Discovery Channel reality series JUNKYARD MEGAWARS.
She has appeared in such films as DEUCE BIGALOW: EUROPEAN GIGOLO and on
the TV series STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE, where she played the iconic role of
a sexy green "Orion Slave Woman" (a character first introduced in "The
Menagerie," the pilot episode of the original STAR TREK series.)
Extraterrestrial rockers ZOLAR X first landed on Earth during the height
of the glam era and would frequently share the same stage with such
bands as IGGY POP and THE NEW YORK DOLLS until the onslaught of the
disco era forced the band to return to their home world. But now that
the legendary ZOLAR X farewell album “Timeless” has been re-mixed by
longtime fan JELLO BIAFRA of the DEAD KENNEDYS and released on
ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES RECORDS, the boys are back on Earth with their
silver platform space boots all shined up and their antennae back at
full attention and broadcasting at full power. They are also the
subject of a soon-to-be-released feature documentary entitled TIMELESS.
Cindy Margolis: Aside from being the “The Most Downloaded
Woman on the Internet,” Cindy’s current projects include her VH-1 special
CINDY MARGOLIS INSIDE OUT, as well as her animated series CINDY B.C. Cindy
plays a brilliant, sharp-witted and irresistibly sexy High Priestess on a
mission to save Mankind. She has also been chosen as the new cover model for
the Angel Gate comic book series THE 10TH MUSE (soon to be a
major motion picture.)
Bill Goldberg: Pro wrestling legend Bill Goldberg got his start by
beating Hulk Hogan and being named WCW Rookie of the Year. His
career only went up from there, to the point where he is now one of the
100 most powerful people in professional sports, according to THE
SPORTING NEWS. Goldberg has also had starring roles in such feature
films as THE LONGEST YARD, UNIVERSAL SOLDIER II and LOONEY TUNES: BACK
IN ACTION. He is currently hosting AUTOMANIAC for The History
Deborah Gibson: The youngest person ever to write, produce and
perform a #1 single ("Foolish Beat"), Deborah has sold over 16 million
albums worldwide and starred in such Broadway productions as LES
MISERABLES, GREASE, CABARET and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. This year
she showed off a new talent - ice skating, on the hit Fox reality series
SKATING WITH CELEBRITIES.
Jose Canseco: American League Rookie of the Year, the first
“40-40” player ever, and the unanimous American League MVP, Jose has
also made a successful transition to acting, appearing in such TV series
as NASH BRIDGES, THE TONY DANZA SHOW and THE SIMPSONS. Jose also
recently survived being a cast member on the hit VH-1 series THE SURREAL
Amber Smith: Supermodel Amber Smith has appeared on over 200
magazine covers worldwide and was voted “One of the 50 Sexiest Women in
the World” by MAXIM. She is also a working actress and has
appeared in such hit films as
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, AMERICAN BEAUTY and
HOWARD STERN'S PRIVATE PARTS. Her TV credits include FRIENDS, VIP
and JUST SHOOT ME and she is currently in production on a new reality
series for E! entitled THE AMBER SMITH PROJECT. Amber was also recently
named the official spokesmodel for Anheuser Busch's new MICHELOB ULTRA
Known as a risk-taker for backing films that the major studios wouldn’t
touch, legendary producer Jon Daly had his first box-office smash with
James Cameron's THE TERMINATOR. He then went on to produce
SALVADOR and the Oscar-winning PLATOON
with Oliver Stone. Jon currently has several films in production,
including MOONPIE and PLAYED.
Nikki Schieler Ziering: After being
voted one the Top 100 Playboy Playmates of the Century,
Nikki has gone on to appear in many popular films and TV series.
She is currently featured in the ensemble drama STANDING STILL and has
also made memorable appearances in such films as AMERICAN WEDDING and
AUSTIN POWERS: GOLDMEMBER. She is also a favorite guest of radio
superstar DJ Howard Stern.
Camille Anderson recently appeared in THE WEDDING CRASHERS
opposite Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, and is also a recurring character
on the hit NBC series
LAS VEGAS. She has also guest
starred on such sitcoms as DHARMA & GREG, and is currently starring in
SKETCH PAD for HBO.
Vanessa Branch: Most famous for her role as the vivacious,
pearly-toothed spokesmodel for ORBIT GUM, Vanessa is currently reprising
the role of Giselle in the upcoming Disney feature release PIRATES OF
THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST, the sequel to the international box
office hit PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL.
Vanessa has also played starring guest roles on LOST and STAR TREK:
David Winning: Canadian-born David Winning has directed such series
as EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT, Gene Roddenberry's ANDROMEDA and the
ground-breaking mini-series DINOTOPIA for ABC. He is currently filming
the smash hit Sci Fi Channel series STARGATE: ATLANTIS.
Currently appearing as one of “Barker's Beauties” on THE PRICE IS RIGHT,
Rebecca has also been the official corporate spokesmodel for BARBASOL
and KILLIANS IRISH RED BEER. Rebecca was featured in such films as
WHAT WOMAN WANT and BASEKETBALL and has had starring roles on the TV
series THE MAN SHOW, ODD MAN OUT and THUNDERDOME.
Ken Foree: Ken is still washing the blood out of his clothes after
appearing in the Lions Gate releases THE DEVIL’S REJECTS and HOUSE OF 1,000
CORPSES, both written and directed by psychoboogie rock star Rob Zombie. In
addition to his horror roles, Ken has shown his softer side in Nickelodeon’s
hit show KEENAN AND KEL as well as in guest starring roles on THE X-FILES,
BABYLON 5 and BROTHERS.
||CYNTHIA LEA: Since being chosen
as a PLAYBOY CYBER GIRL, Cynthia has gone on to model in ad campaigns
for KROQ, SMIRNOFF and BUDWEISER, act in such movies as GIRLS GONE
PSYCHO and make appearances in such TV specials as the alternative Super
Bowl halftime show THE LINGERIE BOWL.
||RACHEL GRANT: Actress/model
Rachel Grant has appeared opposite Pierce Brosnan in the James Bond film
DIE ANOTHER DAY and was Angelina Jolie’s body double in LAURA CROFT:
TOMB RAIDER. She recently finished production on the vampire thriller
BROTHERHOOD OF BLOOD.
||SHAUNA SAND: Shauna Sand got her
start in showbiz as a Playboy Playmate, and since then has gone on to
develop a career as an actress, appearing in such series as LAS VEGAS (where she was shown gambling on CasinoHry),
CHARMED and RENEGADE.
||WANDA GOLDBERG: Before Wanda met
Bill on the set of SANTA’S SLAY, she had been working for many years as
a stuntwoman on such films as TEXAS RANGERS, JOHNSON COUNTY WAR and
SPEAKING OF SEX. Her latest project is a co-production with her husband
- a baby! (Due a couple of weeks after the LARPY awards.)
ABOUT THE COMPANY: The Live
Adventures Company has operated Live Action Role Play events at campgrounds and
at game conventions since 1986. With over 45 LARP affiliates in North America
producing more than 250 weekend-long events each year, we are the premier LARP
promoter in the world.