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!

Announcing special guest, White Wolf’s Justin Achilli

Only 18 weeks until the Sabbat take over the night, and we’re announcing another special guest player, Justin Achilli!

Justin Achilli is a game designer with over two decades of experience in commercial computer games, role playing games, card games, and board games. He developed Vampire: The Masquerade and managed the editing and development department for White Wolf Game Studio (now a subsidiary of Paradox Interactive).

He has been involved with the creation of over 150 games products for White Wolf, playing a key role especially in the evolution of World of Darkness titles, and through property development for Vampire the Masquerade PC games. Currently he works in a variety of design functions for Ubisoft Red Storm.

Justin will be playing with us on the Night in Question, in addition to DJing on the party dance floor!

So where will you be on the Night in Question? Tickets are still available.

Announcing special guest, LA By Night’s Alexander Ward!

Only 136 days until the Sabbat take over the night, and we’re announcing another special guest player, Alexander Ward! Alexander is known for his role as Jasper on the hit Vampire: The Masquerade streaming show, LA By Night, and is the actor behind some of the best monsters and creatures on film and television. He’s appeared in American Horror Story, Teen Wolf and Sleepy Hollow.

Alexander is a long-time fan of the Sabbat and Vampire: The Masquerade, and will be portraying one of the Tzimisce Sabbat on the Night in Question.

So where will you be on the Night in Question? Tickets are still available.

Announcing special guest, LA By Night ST Jason Carl!

Announcing Special Guest Player, Jason Carl

The Night in Question is less than four months away, and we are pleased to announced one of our special guest players, Jason Carl. Most of Vampire: The Masquerade fandom will recognize him from his amazing work as the Storyteller for the hit streaming show LA By Night, but that’s only part of his rich background working on World of Darkness products, other roleplaying games and of course, playing and running a LARP or two.

He’s an amazing roleplayer and immensely fun and creative person; and he’s looking forward to portraying his character and role-playing with you all as the Sabbat take over the dance floor on the Night in Question!

The Night in Question returns in 2019, bigger and bloodier!

The second run of the Night in Question will be November 16th, 2019.

Tickets will go on sale November 30th, 2018 at 12PM CST, 1PM EST.  Look at our new prices and deals here.

The first run of the Night in Question was an amazing success, with over 150 participants! We had a great time, the blood flowed and it was an amazing experience. And we’ve been given the greenlight light to do it again next year!

Some important changes this time around!

  • Blood bag tickets will be on sale from the beginning. People wanted more victims. More people wanted to be victims. So, blood bag tickets will be available.
  • Lower Prices. We will be lowering the prices of some tickets.
  • Changes to the Four Acts. We learned some important lessons, and over the next year, we will be rewriting some of the four acts of the game to reflect what we’ve learned.
  • More blood, more gore. We are already designing a ‘blood shower’ for the dance floor.
  • Bigger sets. Cauldron’s Keep is taking the money from our support and will be using it to expand their and add more to their city. And we’ll be doing a bigger badder versions of the Monomacy pit, the dance floor. And other great props are on their way.
  • Shirts will be optional. We will be making limited edition commemorative t-shirts again, but they will be an add-on purchased separately.

There are more changes incoming, but we learned a lot and it is only going to get more awesome.

We look forward to killing you next year!