The 1st Annual LARPY Awards -- Hosted by Bobbi Sue Luther

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We invite you to see 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.

The LARPIES are being hosted by Bobbi Sue Luther (host of Maxim Online) and will feature appearances by Adrien Brody, Cindy Margolis, Bill Goldberg, Deborah Gibson, The Trashy Lingerie Girls, performances by extraterrestrial glam-rock legends ZOLAR X and many, many more.

What: 1st Annual LARPY Awards

Where: Avalon, 1735 Vine St. Hollywood, CA 90028

When: April 30th, 2006

The LARPY Awards, aka the LARPIES, were created to honor the worlds best LARPers and to celebrate 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 most often take place over a weekend at campground-like facilities that are decorated like movie sets to resemble a medieval city or other fantasy world. Writers act as the Game Masters who have created storylines with mysteries to be solved and tasks to be completed. They provide the direction for Event Actors who interact with the LARPers, guiding them through the storyline and giving them hints and clues to the mysteries. Hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of participants come dressed in tailored costumes, bearing foam-rubber weapons based on parameters set forth in the game rules, to play 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 will present awards to recognize the best-of in the LARP and Cosplay communities, in 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.

Visit http://www.LarpyAwards.com for a link to wantickets.com, where you can buy tickets ($30 general admission, $75 VIP included after-party in Avalon Theatre's Spider Lounge.) There will also be a pre-party on Saturday,April 29th at The Highlands nightclub (next to the Kodak Theater) featuring performances by Zolar X and Nibiru. Tickets are available for $10 on http://www.wantickets.com.

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