We are running an event in which we create exciting role-playing adventures together, set in the dark fantasy world of Nexor (a game world and rules system that the Dragon Legion will publish next year). The plan is to learn about adventure writing together and then run the adventures at MidgardCon in Reykjavik.
Midgard is Iceland’s first all-inclusive fan convention with a target audience of fans of video games, board games, tabletop games, cosplay, books, comics, tv, movies, and any other genre. Midgard is an international convention with a distinct Icelandic touch which includes a Viking village, with volunteers from the local Viking group and several Viking activities.
The Nexor setting is being developed but we will share a preview of two areas here:
The event will take place from: September 3rd – September 10th 2023 (Please remember to reserve a travel day before and after the event, keep those days free!)
The adventure writing workshop will take place in an a remote area in southern Iceland near Selfoss. We will post more details here soon. We will move to Reykjavik for the convention weekend.
Do I need to have any role-playing experience?
Yes, you should have played role-playing games before. However, no experience in game design or in writing role-playing adventures is required.
Who can apply?
You should be at least 18 years old and not older than 30. We can only accept participants from the countries listed below. Currently slots are still available for:
- Czech Republic
All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the coordination team. The best applications will be chosen and both the accepted and rejected applicants will be notified. We are planning to close the applications at the latest by July 15th 2023 but we might close earlier! The application will be open until all slots have been filled, so applying sooner gives you an advantage.
What about accommodation and food?
We will stay at a community center in Þingborg (near Selfoss in southern Iceland).
The place has lots of room with a great garden. It also has hot water, with two changing rooms which have 3 showers each. 3 hot tubs are outside.
The place has a big kitchen where we will cook for ourselves.
We will be sleeping on mattresses in a large communal room, and we will spread out in the area which we have. We will provide microfiber sleeping bags and blankets, as well as inflated pillows for you to use.
What about sightseeing and resting?
During the event we will spend some time outside, visiting locations that can give us the best impressions of the fantastic nature of Iceland. We expect you to turn up in time for the workshop sessions but there will be plenty of time to relax and sleep (however, you are responsible for getting enough sleep!). We will also have a free day which you can use to explore Iceland on your own or to rest and recover.
Included in the event are:
- Flights from your home country and an airport in your area (might not be the closest one since we need to take cheap flights for everyone to stay within the budget)
- Accommodation in Iceland
- Food and drinks
- Entry fees for places we visit together
- Travels within Iceland
- 40 Euros for Dragon Legion Members
- 50 Euros for non-members
The event is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union that supports intercultural exchange of young people. This allows us to cover most parts of the travel costs and accommodation costs for the participants.
Why does the event have a fee if it gets funding?
We have a very tight budget and we would love to pay for everyone but we simply can’t. With the fees of 40 € / 50 € we can pay for the budget overrun so that we don’t end up paying extra for the event. We think this is a good price for a week of adventure creation activities, including food, accommodation and travel. If you cannot afford the fee but still want to participate please give a statement about it in your application. We know there are bad situations in some countries right now and we want to make sure that everyone has the chance to be part of this event, so we decided to have 1-2 slots for free for those who really need them. Please don’t abuse this. We cover the travel costs for the flight, the travel from the airport to our location, lodging, food and drinks and any group activities. You just need to take care of your travel to the airport in your home country.
Who is organizing the event?
The people behind this event are active members of the Dragon Legion, young people who are interested in cultural exchange, creating innovative events, and role-playing games. We are all volunteers who organize this in our free time.
Will there be more events of this type?
We certainly hope so. We already held several one-week events, for example events in Iceland, in Greece, in Sweden and in England. We are currently working on different plans. If you are from a country that is not eligible at the moment you could get in touch with us and help us open up the next event for your country as well. Contact email: info [at] dragon-legion.com
Need more information?
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Just send us an email: info [at] dragon-legion.com. Once we received and checked your application you will get a confirmation email. You can submit your application below.