Photos: Kotama Bouabane “This is How You Die”

Kotama Bouabane is a local artist and educator (OCAD & York) working on a new series titled, “This is how you die”. Kotama turned to Underworld LARP in order find players to work with – capturing them pretending to die or be wounded in battle. He creates portraits in open landscapes, as well as close-up images of characters’ faces lying prone on the ground.

Working with both photo and video media, Kotama has taken portraits at an anime convention in Montreal that you can see on his website under “Meisai” here. He is also working with Bicolline LARP in Quebec.

Here are a selection of images that he shot with a Human Ranger (Brandon) and the Savar Matriarch Mal’nen (Jocelyn).

If you are interested in being a part of Kotama’s series, please contact him at k@kotamabouabane.com

Blast From the Past (UW pre-2000s!)

Underworld now has its own Imgur account, where you can find galleries of images from last season’s events and more! However, there is one album that takes us deep into the past – giving a glimpse of what players today call “old Underworld”.

See any familiar faces? Can you spot Dave the Dark Elf ??

You can view the rest of the gallery here.

Photos: UW Invades Con G 2013

An amazing set of images  by Convoke Photography at Con G!

UW Invades ELEGY LARP: A Doompunk Carnival

A fundraiser for Elegy LARP dubbed “Last Night on Earth: A Doompunk Carnival” was recently held at Club 120 in the village – to support owners Jaime (an UW player) and Betty, a troop of Underworld-ers invaded the event in style (with guns and mutations a-blazing)!

Check out our photos & costuming from the event… and be sure to swing by Elegy’s page for more details!

UW Masquerade Del Diablos 2012

Every year Underworld LARP hosts a masquerade ball, a non-combative, role-playing event where our players get to dress up in their best finery and dance the night away! 2012 marked the first year that our masquerade ball was open to other LARPs in the area. LARPers, table-toppers and any and all other forms of role-players mingled together and enjoyed the revelry.

Images from our 2012 masquerade ball were all provided by our resident photo ninjas Sierra and Pat!

See the rest on their blog here.

Introducing the Photo Ninjas!

photo by Pat, editing by Sierra
taken at the 2012 Masquerade Ball

Sierra  and Pat are our resident photographers (a.k.a Photo Ninjas) and are usually behind the scenes capturing our events without us noticing. They take care not to break the immersion of our game environment (so don’t expect to have a camera stuck in your face!) with incredible results.

You can see their current image galleries here.

Older images (early 2010 season) are archived here.