The annual Knutepunkt conference, first held in 1997, has been a vital institution in establishing a Nordic role-playing identity, and in establishing the concept of "Nordic larp" as a unique approach. Though the conference started out strictly as a Live action role-playing (larp for short) event, it has since embraced role-playing games in a more general fashion. Today the conference still has an emphasis on larp, but programs devoted to traditional tabletop role-playing as well as newer arrivals such as freeform are common.
A live action role-playing avant-garde movement, which pursues radical experimentation and the recognition of role-playing as a form of art, has been connected to the Knutepunkt conferences. The scope of the Knutepunkt conference has expanded rather rapidly over the last few years with participants showing up from numerous non-Scandinavian countries. Since about 2003 Knutepunkt has seen participants from USA, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Estonia, Belarus, Belgium, the Netherlands, Israel, Czech Republic, United Kingdom and Austria, among others.
The next Knutepunkt - Knutepunkt 2013 - will be held in Norway.
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Knutepunkt is an annual convention focusing on nordic larps. It has published at least one book each year since 2003, often focusing on an academic description of larp (though not all books are equally academic and they do include other subjects as well).
The convention cycles between the nordic countries Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. It's name changes with the host country so it goes under the names Knutepunkt, Knutpunkt, Knudepunkt and Solmukohta.