In mid-March, we issued the first statement regarding the coronavirus, in which we announced that we would do everything we could to make OldTown Larp 2020 take place as planned. We have constantly monitored the course of the pandemic and its impact on the situation in Poland and around the world. It was with great regret that we read subsequently published statements about canceled and postponed events, and finally we decided to issue our own.
The next edition of OldTown Larp will take place in 2021.
We know that we can always count on OldTowners and no apocalypse would stop you from appearing at the best party at the end of the world! Unfortunately, the preparation of OldTown is not only fictional and does not happen only remotely. More than a month ago, we were forced to suspend most of the physical work due to administrative bans, and in the context of applicable regulations it is impossible to carry out any preparations either in the warehouse or at the airport. Moreover, no one is able to determine when it will be possible to resume. First of all, however, your health and safety are the most important and we do not want to put it to threat.
Below in a few points we present the most important information in relation to our decision:
All OldTown Larp 2020 Tickets purchased so far will remain valid for the 2021 edition. If your situation allows you to wait an extra year to use your ticket, we will be very grateful for this gesture. If you want to recover your money, please fill out the form the form.
As OldTown Association has already made some investments for the coming edition, we will be greatly thankful if you agree to pay the reimbursement costs.
The form can be submitted until July 19th 2020, which was the original date of the event's start.
The weekend party, which was planned to take place immediately after the larp, is canceled. All purchased tickets will be returned without filling out any additional forms. We hope that we will be able to run OldTown Weekend next year, along with all of its planned attractions.
In the near future we will work on solutions that will allow you to put as much as possible of the work and ideas as you have developed for this year's OldTown, for its upcoming release in 2021. Soon we will publish further announcements in which we will provide detailed information on the Volunteering, the construction aspects of the Town, artistic activities that were a part of our festival, and, of course, the in-game events of OldTown’s story. We will try to figure out all the issues as soon as possible, but we ask you for your patience!
All purchased T-shirts and other gadgets that were meant to be picked up in person during OldTown Larp 2020 will be sent to buyers at our expense.
When the situation in Poland is stable enough to organize a meeting for a larger group of people, you can count on our initiative. Of course, it will not be a larp, but we hope for a nice weekend with friends to wipe away our tears.
Mamy nadzieję, że wszyscy, którzy to czytacie, jesteście bezpieczni i zdrowi. Jest nam okropnie smutno przenosić OldTown, które przygotowywaliśmy dla nas wszystkich od wielu miesięcy. Wierzymy, że po prawdziwej apokalipsie nasze kolejne spotkanie będzie bardziej wyjątkowe, niż kiedykolwiek wcześniej! Życzymy Wam dużo nadziei i wytrwałości, które z pewnością przydadzą się na nadchodzące miesiące. Jeśli tęskno Wam do ludzi – zaglądajcie na nasz serwer Discord!
Greetings and thank you for your support!
For several weeks now, the attention of the whole world has been focused on the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic and the COVID-19 illness it causes. As the organisers of OldTown, we have been following the current information coming to us from the media and reports available on the Internet. We are also in contact with the West Pomeranian branch of the National Sanitary Inspectorate.
In Poland, a state of epidemiological emergency applies until further notice. The borders have been covered by a sanitary cordon, domestic and international flights have been suspended. Foreigners are not allowed to enter the country. A ban on meetings of over 50 people has been issued, schools, universities, galleries and cultural institutions are closed. At the moment it is not possible to predict how long this state will last.
Prace nad oceną bieżących wydarzeń oraz analizą możliwych scenariuszy doprowadziła nas do podjęcia decyzji: na ten moment plany realizacji OldTown Larp i Weekend w OldTown nie podlegają żadnym zmianom. Świadomi, że ze względu na swoją specyfikę, obie imprezy wymagają w tej sytuacji szczególnie ostrożnego podejścia. Pracujemy więc nad planami awaryjnymi, w tym możliwością przesunięcia ich terminów. Będziemy nadal monitorować sytuację i tak szybko, jak to będzie możliwe, opublikujemy kolejny komunikat dotyczący działań i planów Stowarzyszenia OldTown.
Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and to our Facebook inbox. Soon we will launch a Discord channel, which will become an additional form of contact for all people interested in OldTown, both as a place for free talks for the Participants and a space for exchanging messages with the Organisers.
We are counting on your common sense. Stay safe, take care of yourself and your loved ones and remember to take the recommended precautions.