Jackalope Live Action Studios has postponed the third run of The Night in Question by one year, to September 11th, 2021.
People are more important than LARP. Nothing we do is worth risking the lives and well-being of our players, our staff, and our loved ones. When we began watching the COVID-19 situation early this year, we had hoped that the pandemic would be over by the end of the summer. But this has become extremely unlikely, for a variety of reasons.
We share your frustration and disappointment at having to do this. We love running our events, and this is the first postponement we’ve done in three years. But we look forward to running a safe and awesome event – now with extra preparation!
Next year, it will be one hell of a party.
At this time, all tickets for the 2020 event are being honored for the 2021 event. Tickets will be changed to be available for next year, and can still be purchased for the new date.
Given our existing commitments and contracts, we cannot offer refunds at this time.
The Event Location & Hotel
The game’s location of Cauldron’s Keep has not changed, but we are currently changing arrangements with our hotel. As such, a new hotel block is not available and the game’s designated hotel may change.
If you have purchased a Blooded or True Monster ticket, you do not need to do anything. Jackalope will handle the new reservations included with these tickets. If you reserved a room with the hotel directly, you will need to contact them to receive a refund.
If you have selected a character, or have a custom character being written, you keep that character for the new 2021 run.
The Night in Question 3 is rising from the ashes this September 10th and 11th in Bastrop, TX. We are working hard on making this a great and gory way to swing back into LARP after the long pause of the last year. So, we have news about schedules, room blocks, and precautions for this September’s event!
The pandemic forced us to cancel last year’s event, but all tickets sold have transferred to this September’s event. If you bought a ticket for last year, you have one for this year. If you have not already, please join our Discord to start collaborating with other players to make a great experience for this year.
If you didn’t buy a ticket yet, there are still a handful available!
We are implementing the following precautions regarding the pandemic this year. While health statistics point to us being able to hold the event safely in September, we are asking that all participants be vaccinated. We will have a thermal camera at registration to check for fever.
Here is the schedule for our two day event. This schedule is subject to change.
Texas Grand Ballroom Foyer, Hampton Inn 2nd Floor
Please have an ID and your ticket details available. We will ask you for the name you are registered under as an attendee.
September 10th, 2021
4:30-7:30pm Character Workshops Texas Grand Ballroom, Hampton Inn 2nd Floor
Players will workshop their assigned characters together, create new ties, and do roleplaying exercises. Drop in at any time, since this is an optional workshop.
8:30-Midnight Player Meet & Greet Local Restaurant (TBA)
Meet with your fellow players and special guests, while enjoying food and drink at a local restaurant. We are still finalizing the site for this part of the event. 18 and over welcome.
September 11th, 2021
1:00-4:00pm Safety, Consent and Rules Workshops Texas Grand Ballroom, Hampton Inn 2nd Floor
Players will workshop safety and consent mechanics, including safe physical play and how to deal with uncomfortable or unusual content. Attendance is required for all players and doors shut at 1:15PM.
6:00pm-Midnight The Night in Question Cauldron’s Keep
The party begins. The music begins. The site opens at 6:00pm. The introduction sequence begins at 7pm. Then the fun starts, and you get to experience all the horrors and majesty of The Night In Question.
Our room block has been finalized for the Night in Question! Click below to get our special rates for the host hotel of the event. Using our room block gets you a discount, and also lets the hotel know you are coming for our event.
Be sure to follow our social media accounts and elsewhere to get updates! We will soon have our event t-shirts, hoodies, and other merchandise on sale, along with the announcements of special guests! Here’s a quick preview of this year’s shirt design.
And tickets are still available, but they are still selling out! Less than 40 standard tickets are up for grab, so get yours now if you are still waiting.
We would like to thank the City of Bastrop for their support of our event. For details about other attractions, restaurants, and help with your trip, please visit: https://www.visitbastrop.com/
As The Night in Question 2020 looms closer, we’re tackling two important questions today – when will character selection open, and what about the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
Character Selection Begins July 3rd
We will be opening character selection on next weekend, beginning July 3rd. If you have bought a ticket, please watch for emails. Invitations are issued in the order that they were purchased. They will go out at regular intervals over the next two days, allowing ticket holders to select their character using the Larpweaver system.
If you already have Larpweaver account, you will be invited to sign in using your existing account. If you do not have a Larpweaver account, you will receive a special link to register one.
The best place to get support and get questions answered during character selection is the Jackalope Live Action Studios Discord. You can join the Discord using this link: https://discord.gg/zBQb7WZ
The COVID-19 pandemic continues. This raises serious ethical issues about running events like the Night in Question during these times. When the global pandemic began early this year, we held off any rescheduling in hopes that it would be safe and the situation resolved by this September.
Obviously, especially in Texas right now, that is not the case. We won’t go into the reasons, save to say, we are as displeased and disappointed as you are. (The words ‘absolutely furious’ come to mind, but we digress.)
We will be making a decision in the next two weeks. If safety concerns demand it, The Night in Question will be rescheduled for approximately the same time next year. If that happens, we will honor all the tickets for the event for the new date. You will keep the characters you have chosen. However, we will ask for your understanding that we won’t be able to issue refunds when we reschedule. Between event costs, overhead, and staff contracts, we won’t be able to recoup much of the event funds.
People are more important than LARPs, and we know you will understand and bear with us in making the right decisions in this difficult time, when it comes time to make them.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 run of the Night in Question! The Night in Question 3 will be the biggest and most refined version of the official Vampire the Masquerade horror experience yet, with a larger game site and more effects. New character arcs and refined story beats will make for an even more amazing game than the last two years.
If you missed out before, now is your chance. If you’ve played before, come and experience a new side of the Sabbat’s wild night.
Want one more of night of terror with the Sabbat? The premier Sabbat horror immersive experience is coming back for one more night, this coming September 2020 to Austin, Texas! Dance in the blood rave! Leap in the fire dance! Dig your way out of your own grave!
Every run of the Night in Question gets better. The feedback has been fantastic, and we’re going to make this next night the best one yet. And as always, splatterpunk as Hell itself.
The update for our player’s guide is now live and ready to download for free! In it, you will find the rules, expectations, and important information for any player of the Night in Question 2019 event. It covers consent mechanics, setting details, themes and other great info on how to get the most out of the event.
Announcing a special treat for the Night in Question! On the Friday night before the event, we will be hosting a wine, beer and food social for all our attendees, with a meet & greet with LA By Night Storyteller Jason Carl, White Wolf alumni Justin Achilli and other special guests; along with all your fellow players!
If you have a ticket, you can join us Friday, November 15th at the 602 Brewing Company in downtown Bastrop from 8:30PM to 12PM, after our character workshops. We will have the restaurant to ourselves at 9PM, with a full bar and food menu available the first part of the night.
The Night in Question is this November 16th, 2019. If you have bought a ticket, you will be able to select your character for the Night in Question 2019 beginning next week.
How does it work? Keep an eye on the email you gave us at the time of purchase. You will get an invite to our Larpweaver website, which will guide you to selecting the right character for you. Invites are sent out in the order that tickets were bought, with Blooded tickets going first.
Don’t have a ticket yet? Don’t worry! You can buy a ticket now or later and will be invited to select your character. There are tons of great characters to select from and we haven’t filled all slots yet. Can’t buy a ticket before next week? We will send you an invitation to select your character whenever you buy your ticket, which are available up to the week of the event.
Only 16 weeks until the Sabbat run rampant, and we’re announcing our story lead, Vampire: The Masquerade author and larpwright Rachel Wilkinson!
Rachel is a writer, digital content creator, and a podcaster who has spent over a decade in the larp community. From Houston, she’s one of the original writers for The Night in Question and is coming back to steer the writing team toward an even darker and bloodier second run. As a passionate advocate for highly-immersive, theatrical larp, she’s contributed to Peculiar Crossing’s Armistice Arcane, written for Reverie Studio’s Eskhaton, and creates self-running larps for first-time immersive enthusiasts.
Ever drawn to things that go bump in the night, Rachel stays connected to the World of Darkness as a member of the Mind’s Eye Society where she’s acted as a Storyteller and Coordinator over her many years in the hobby. She also works with Onyx Path Publishing as a freelance writer bringing her creativity to Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition, Requiem, and Scion.
When she isn’t writing, Rachel goes on romps through the witchy world of divination, fortune-tellers, and spiritual mystics in her podcast Lifemancy to help mainstream the occult for everyday people.
So where will you be on the Night in Question? Don’t miss out, get your tickets now!
The hotel block for The Night in Question has opened! We will once again be using the Hampton Inn & Suites Bastrop for our hotel. They have been a wonderful partner of ours and run a lovely hotel. Two Queen bed rooms will be $99/night, and 1 King Bed suites run for $109/night.
Hampton Inn & Suites Bastrop 240 S Hasler Blvd
Bastrop, TX 78602