I have always enjoyed Live Action Role Playing. At the age of 10, I was introduced to LARP when I was still living in Germany. There, I visited many great LARP “cons” held by great organizers (e.g. Drachenfest 2001 and 2002, Twilight-Team “cons” and many more). However, when I was 16 years old, I moved to the United States, and discontinued my LARP hobby, because there were no events in New England and the internet was not being used effectively to market any nearby. So I took a 7 year break before deciding to take another online to see if any events had reached New England.
To my surprise during those 7 years, LARP had expanded everywhere in North America. There were small LARP events almost every weekend of each month almost everywhere! I began visiting some local LARP events. I also visited SCA (Society of Creative Anachronism) events. Pretty much on each event, people asked me if I have ever been to Drachenfest or Conquest of Mythodea. Apparently, the largest LARP “cons” in Europe have a tremendous reputation around the world. Obviously, during my 7 year break of LARP, it evolved dramatically. After attending these events I never felt that I would relive the same kind of LARP experience from Germany in the United States. The styles of LARP differ from event to event, organizer to organizer and area to area in the United States. I decided to expand my search scope and to look at what our Canadian neighbors had to offer. Canada is just 4 hours north from my location and I remembered seeing a French documentary about Canadian LARP. So I searched on the web to see what I find.
The internet is full of those Canadian LARPs. Some of those YouTube videos and documentaries looked incredible, especially one specifically. There was one in particular that intrigued me the most. It talked about an event called Duché de Bicolline. What was this “Bicolline”? Some internet sources claimed it was the biggest and most amazing LARP in North America. The official page claimed to be large and consist of 150 fixed buildings! Fixed buildings- how intriguing.