Welcome to the New Year

It’s the new year, and change is in the air. As 2014 begins, we’re kicking things off with a bang. Not only is Dystopia Rising releasing more books, attending conventions and creating new materials, but we’re also planning on making things better for you. We also have quite a few shiny things in store for our friends, and we hope that you’ll be as pleased with it all as we are.

First off: Welcome to the new website! This is where you can find everything from locations of branch-specific forums for Dystopia Rising to information about our new membership program (which has officially gone live, so sign up for that third character slot!). It’s also where you’ll find links to the new materials we’ll be generating and information about the bloody, zombie-infested world that we all know and love (like how best to look like a zed—or crush one).

Speaking of new materials and information, we’re planning on creating a Dystopia Rising YouTube channel this year. We know that a few of you have uploaded your own videos (like these few from Ripton and this one from Bravo), but we want to make things official. We’ll be taking applications for videos on costuming, boffer/weapon creation, makeup tutorials and other tips in the coming weeks. We’ll have a more official post about it soon, but keep checking back for more information.

On the topic of taking applications, we’re actually looking for a few people to help us out this year for freelancing and sales. Yes, we’re looking at you all when we say this. If you’re interested in potentially working for us, then keep checking back. We’ll be posting up links to the positions that we’re hiring for soon.

Now that we’ve gotten all of the business out of the way, let’s take a look at some of the fun, new things actually coming your way this year. If you haven’t noticed: We have a blog! (Yes, this is shameless self-promotion. No, we’re not sorry.). In addition to finding job listings and other materials, this is where you can also catch up on all of the latest news surrounding Dystopia Rising. We’ll be posting teasers, pictures, interviews and other fun things every week, so check back early and often. Want to learn more about certain advanced professions being introduced into the LARP system? Want to find out more about the Rum Coast? Good—because that’s what we’ll be talking about.

We hope that you’re as excited as we are for 2014. It should be a year full of new releases, new announcements and new challenges. Terror, adventure and screams (mostly yours) await—so you’d better be prepared.  We certainly are.

We’ll be seeing you soon!