Publications

Books:

The Functions of Role-Playing Games: How Participants Create Community, Solve Problems, and Explore Identity. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2010. Print.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

• Bowman, Sarah Lynne and Anne Standiford. “Educational Larp in the Middle School Classroom: A Mixed Method Case Study.International Journal of Role-playing 5 (2015). Web. 11 May 2015.

• “Educational Live Action Role-playing Games: A Secondary Literature Review.” The Wyrd Con Companion Book 2014. Ed. Sarah Lynne Bowman. Los Angeles, CA: Wyrd Con, 2014. Web. 11 May 2015.

• “Social Conflict in Role-Playing Communities: An Exploratory Qualitative Study.International Journal of Role-playing 3 (2013): 4-25. Web. 11 May 2015.

Journal Articles:

“Connecting Role-playing, Stage Acting, and Improvisation.Analog Game Studies 2.5. 11 May 2015. Web. 11 May 2015.

• Bowman, Sarah Lynne and Evan Torner. “Post-Larp Depression.” Analog Game Studies 1.1. 1 Aug. 2014. Web. 11 May 2015.

• “The Psychological Power of the Role-playing Experience.” Journal of Interactive Drama 2.1 (January 2007): 1-14. Web. May 11, 2015.

Online Articles:

• “When Trends Converge – The New World Magischola Revolution.” Nordiclarp.org. 4 July 2016. Web. 4 July 2016.

• “End of the Line: White Wolf’s First Official Nordic-Style Larp.” Nordiclarp.org. 21 March 2016. Web. 21 March 2016.

• “Suggestions for Safer Larps: Living Games’ Coordinator Offers Tips.” Geek Native. 10 November 2015. Web. 10 November 2015.

• “A Refreshing Take on Larp in Film: Review of Treasure Trapped.” Nordiclarp.org. 13 August 2015. Web. 13 August 2015.

• “Love, Sex, Death, and Liminality: Ritual in Just a Little Lovin’.” Nordiclarp.org. 13 July 2015. Web. 13 July 2015.

• “Bleed: The Spillover Between Player and Character.” Nordiclarp.org. 2 Mar. 2015. Web. 11 May 2015.

• Bowman, Sarah Lynne and Evan Torner. “Post-Larp Depression.” Nordiclarp.org. 19 Jan. 2015. Web. 11 May 2015.

• “Returning to the Real World: Debriefing After Role-playing Games.” Nordiclarp.org. 8 Dec. 2014. Web. 11 May 2015.

Chapters in Anthologies:

• “Love, Sex, Death, and Liminality: Ritual in Just a Little Lovin’.” The Wyrd Con Companion Book 2015. Los Angeles, CA: Wyrd Con, 2015. Web/PDF.

• “Discovering Your Inner Wizard: The Wide World of Harry Potter Role-playing Games.” Playing Harry Potter: Essays and Interviews on Fandom and Performance. Ed. Lisa Brenner and John Michael Sefel. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. Print.

• “Jungian Theory and Role-playing Immersion.” Immersive Gameplay: Essays on Participatory Media and Role-Playing. Ed. Evan Torner and William J. White. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2012. 31-51. Print.

• “The Dichotomy of the Great Mother Archetype in Disney Heroines and Villainesses.” Vader, Voldemort, and other Villains: Essays on Evil in Popular Media. Ed. Jamey Heit. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2011. 80-96. Print.

Conference Proceedings:

• “Enhancing Healthcare Simulations and Beyond: Immersion Theory and Practice.” Proceedings of Role-playing and Simulation in Education Conference. Texas State University. Round Rock, TX. 19 May 2016. Conference Presentation. In press.

• “Edu-Larp in the Middle School Classroom: A Case Study.” Proceedings of RPG Summit at DiGRA 2014. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. In press.

• “‘We Only Come Out at Night’: An Overview of Vampire Role-playing.” Vampires: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil. Ed. Carla T. Kungl. Oxford, England: The Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2003: 129-132. Web. 27 Jun 2012.

Book Reviews:

• “A Review of Nordic Larp.” Branches of Play: The 2011 Wyrd Con Academic Companion. Ed. Amber Eagar. WyrdCon.com. 9 June 2011. Web. 27 Jun 2012.

• “Review: Hollywood vs. Hardcore: How the Struggle over Censorship Created the Modern Film Industry, by Jon Lewis.” Velvet Light Trap 49 (Spring 2002): 102-104. Print.

Translated Articles:

• Bowman, Sarah Lynne. “Social Conflict in Role-Playing Communities.” Russian trans. Olga Vorobyeva. Summa of Larps 2012-2013: Role-playing Convention “ComCon.” Moscow, Russia, 13-16 March 2014: Collected Works. Ed. E. Micheikina. Moscow: Your Polygraphic Partner, 2014. 280-297.

Editorial Work

Edited Anthologies:

The Wyrd Con Companion Book 2015. Ed. Sarah Lynne Bowman. Los Angeles, CA: Wyrd Con, 2015. Web/PDF.

The Wyrd Con Companion Book 2014. Ed. Sarah Lynne Bowman. Los Angeles, CA: Wyrd Con, 2014. Web/PDF.

Wyrd Con Companion Book 2013. Ed. Sarah Lynne Bowman and Aaron Vanek. Los Angeles, CA: Wyrd Con, 2013. Web/PDF.

Wyrd Con Companion 2012. Ed. Sarah Lynne Bowman and Aaron Vanek. Los Angeles, CA: Wyrd Con, 2012. Web/PDF.

Edited Journals:

Subculture, Deviance, and Normalcy in Post-1969 Film and Television. Velvet Light Trap 53 (Spring 2004). Coordinating Editor.

Sounding Off: Film Sound/Film Music. Velvet Light Trap 51 (Spring 2003). Coordinating Editor.

Beauty Marks. Velvet Light Trap 49 (Spring 2002). Editor.

Documentation Books:

The Book of Mad About the Boy (2012 U.S. Run): Documenting a Larp about Gender, Motherhood, and Values. Ed. Sarah Lynne Bowman. Copenhagen, Denmark: Rollespilsakademiet, 2013.

Review Boards:

FDG: Foundations of Digital Games, 2015-present.

Simulation & Gaming, 2015-present.

Living Games Conference 2014. NYU Game Center, Brooklyn, NY. Program Committee.

Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA). 2011-present.

International Journal of Role-playing (IJRP). 2011-present.

Fellowships

“The Benefits of Live Action Role-Playing Games in Secondary Education: A Case Study.” Ashford University Fellows Program. Approved August 28, 2012.