Cozy Organizer Betty Bong has been busy playing and running larps across the US and around the world since our event in LA.
Recently, she was featured on the acclaimed podcast, Backstory, hosted by noted game designer and reporter, Alex Roberts!
In the interview, Betty discusses her latest larp (co-written and organized with Susan Bin), Empresses in the Palace! The larp is inspired by the TV series EMPRESSES IN THE PALACE (2011) and other Chinese harem-focused dramas. The first two playtests were in Boston–hopefully more drama will be coming to other cities soon!
Betty also discusses her experiences playing and running larps in Shanghai and Hong Kong, and about some of the things she learned running larps in non-Western countries. Her insight on designing for people with different cultural frames is especially insightful!
Finally, she gives Cozy a great shout-out at the end! We are all so excited to keep designing and running larps in Los Angeles, US, and around the world!