New Player’s Guide, Schedule, and Friday Meal Tickets!

Less than two weeks to go until the Night in Question! And we got some awesome news.

Meet & Greet Meal Tickets

We have decided not to hold our Friday Meet & Greet at a restaurant this year. Instead, we will bringing a delicious taste of Texas to y’all. The world-famous Southside Market BBQ in Bastrop will be catering the Meet & Greet with a spread of their BBQ and sides.

To make this happen, we have to presell the meal ticket so we have the right amount of food for everyone who wants to eat at the hotel. So please, buy a meal ticket and enjoy this amazing food with us.

Meal tickets are only sale until 9/3/2021 at Noon! Get yours before then!

New Player’s Guide

Our new player’s guide is out! Please take a look and read up on important rules and schedule changes.

Please pay special attention to the updated schedule.

Updated Schedule

Our schedule has been updated! We will be moving up the start date of the main event to correspond to the later sunset, but will be playing later. Also, we’ve shortened our workshop this year.

Only 30 days to go!

We are now only one month away from the Night in Question 3. We are excited to be holding our first LARP almost two years, and we are hard at work in the jackalope warrens getting things ready. But here’s some important things to know!

Less than twenty five tickets are still available

Tickets will be available up to one week before the event, but 150+ have already sold and are still selling. Get yours now if you are still on the fence – http://the-night-in-question.jackalope-larp.com/tickets/

Remember, vaccination is required

Proof of vaccination will be required at registration. If you are not vaccinated, you will not be allowed to play. You can read about our vaccination policy here: http://the-night-in-question.jackalope-larp.com/2021/08/01/no-vaccine-no-night/

The hotel block is sold out!

We have sold out of rooms at the hotel, and they are now booked solid. But there are several hotels even within walking distance of the Bastrop Hampton Inn.

Player’s Guide is coming soon

An updated player’s guide will be coming out next week, with minor tweaks and new information from last year.

T-shirt and hoodies are on sale!

Make sure you get your shirt and hoodie in your size by pre-ordering it for pick up. Only limited extras of each size will be available at the merch table, so the only way to make sure we have our size is by preordering here: http://the-night-in-question.jackalope-larp.com/the-event/merchandise/

Have you joined the Discord?

Make sure to join our Discord – there you can ask the staff questions, and link up with your fellow players and members of the same character groups in our discord! Remember to request group access in the #access-requests channel. Join here: https://discord.gg/ECrdDGAv

No Vaccine, No Night

People are more important than LARP.

People’s health is immensely more important than LARP.

Vaccination, and only vaccination, has proven to be the real weapon in the fight to reclaim our lives from COVID-19. On every level, from fighting infection to reducing hospitalization, it is the only weapon in our arsenal that lets us do the things we love while also saving lives.

The Night in Question is a vaccination required event, and proof of vaccination will be required to attend. Proof of vaccination will be required at registration. You will not be checked in or allowed to attend any portion of the event, including socials, if you do not show proof of vaccination. This decision is not up for discussion.

We are looking into further safety measures, including conducting indoor portions of the events such as the workshops masked or moving them outdoors if feasible, if the current surge does not subside.

We will not be offering refunds for tickets based on our vaccination requirements. This decision is also not up for discussion.

Proof of vaccination must show you have received all necessary doses of one of the 4 major internationally accepted vaccines – Pfizer, AstraZeneca, J&J or Moderna – more than 14 days before the event. Acceptable proof includes:

  • A CDC vaccination card or equivalent from another national government, or photocopy of the same
  • A digital record of vaccination from an official source, including New York’s Excelsior Pass, Hawaii’s Safe Travels system or California’s Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record
  • A printed or digital record from a retail pharmacy showing vaccination was completed and when
  • A digital record of vaccination from Travel Pass or VeriFLY, the two airline-supported vaccine verification systems

Guest DJs DIRGE & Dark Wanderer from Insert Scary Name Here! Tickets almost gone!

The Night in Question is a LARP at a rave, which means we need great DJs to set the soundtrack to the slaughter. We’re proud to announce our two star DJs for the night; one from darkest New England, and another king of the German Goth and Industrial scene.

And only 26 regular tickets are left. Get yours soon!

DJ Dark-Wander from [Insert-Scary-Name-Here]

DJ Dark-Wanderer is a essential part of the dark scene in southern Germany for over 20 years now. Dark, rhythmic and first of all danceable is the theme of his sets.

Founding member of [Insert-Scary-Name-Here], resident DJ of the Unverschämt fetish events and “Der Cult” in Nuremberg. No matter if on trucks, trains, in clubs or festivals. DJ Dark-Wanderer always delivers.

DJ DIRGE from Haven

For over twenty five years, DJ DIRGE has been New England’s own living dead DJ. It is the resident of HAVEN, a goth event that has run for over a quarter of a century. DIRGE makes its mixes from a variety of musical genres, from goth, industrial, EDM, synthwave, swing, new wave, and many more. DIRGE has performed at sci-fi & fantasy conventions like Arisia and fetish events such as the Fet Flea.

Throughout its extensive career, DIRGE has run and performed at numerous events – Excess, Allure, Eclipse, and Vigil, just to name a few. It has had the honor of performing with members of VNV Nation; and has hosted parties for KMFDM and The Birthday Massacre. In connection with the World of Darkness, DIRGE has been running and playing in games for nearly thirty years. It has been the storyteller for multiple large World of Darkness convention LARPs. It has also been a storyteller for several national and international LARP organizations. When DIRGE is performing, one thing is certain, the music is going to wake the dead.

Rising From the Ashes This September

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!

Precautions

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.

Please consult the Jackalope Health and Wellness policies for general guidelines on how we will handle health situations.

Schedule

Here is the schedule for our two day event. This schedule is subject to change.

Registration Times

Texas Grand Ballroom Foyer, Hampton Inn 2nd Floor

  • Friday: 2pm-4pm
  • Saturday: 10am-1pm

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.

Room Block

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.

More Coming Soon

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/

The Night in Question 3 Postponed, Now Set for Sept. 11th, 2021

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.

Tickets

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.

Characters

If you have selected a character, or have a custom character being written, you keep that character for the new 2021 run.

Questions?

Please message us at info@jackalope-larp.com or using the #ask-the-staff channel on our Discord.

The Night Before: Vampires & Vino with Jason Carl, Justin Achilli and More

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.

You can see the rest of our schedule here!

Please drink responsibly. Players will not be allowed to attend the event on Saturday under the influence of alcohol. Food and drinks not included with ticket price. 

Character Selection Begins Next Week

Good evening, Cainites!

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.

Make sure to buy your ticket soon so you have the most options available! There are only 60 of 160 slots left. https://tniq2019.brownpapertickets.com/

Announcing our story lead, Rachel Wilkinson!

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 EditionRequiem, 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!