This simple statement really defines who we are.
We are Dystopia Rising New York. We create professionally designed event weekends where people come for micro vacations. We have an ongoing narrative that takes place in the amazing world of Dystopia Rising, and we are part of a massive community of players, volunteers, staff, and family that enjoy the hobby of LARPing.
As a local game, we are part of the Imagine Nation Collective, which is a company that provides community events, entertainment, and helps organize gaming enthusiasts. We, as a company, organize a number of single event and ongoing "campaign" style events. Dystopia Rising: New York is a community group that is physically located in New York State and organizes events relating the the post-apocalypse gaming world of Dystopia Rising.
Our primary events are weekend long excursions into living in the Dystopia Rising universe via the play medium of LARP. We focus on creating an inclusive, safer, community where players can come live for a weekend in another world. We create events where new friends are forged in the science-fiction fantasy world of Dystopia Rising, and, we occasionally stalk each other through the woods at game in the name of fun and community.
But the weekend events is not all we do. We organize charity events. We organize social downtime events where we get to know each other as people. We go to conventions, we organize non-gaming hobby events, and we as a local community are part of not only the 7,000+ Dystopia Rising LARP Network, but we are also team members in the Imagine Nation Collective. We work with neighboring game designers, writers, and artists to bring not only these really cool post apocalyptic weekends, but also to bring you dozens of other unique gaming and life events.
We all come here for the apocalypse, but we stay for the family.