Events at NELCO 2018

A panel on avoiding erasure in LARP.
A panel on the new system for sign-ups for Intercon, and how it will change our cultural norms around casting.

Bound in Blood — Larp

by John Cooke, Megan Coppock

The war has raged for close to a decade, and its end is near. The enemy, who has been labeled the Tyrant by the Celestial Churches and the City States, is close to total victory. A desperate last gasp pits the remnants of the world’s heroes against time and a seemingly unstoppable enemy.

CASH CASTLE!!™ — Larp

by Rachel Nations and Brady Tatro

Welcome to the CASH CASTLE!!™, Debtors! CASH CASTLE!!™ is a 4-hour comedic dystopian game show boffer larp inspired by YA dystopian novels and reality TV game shows. Players will need to overcome physical challenges as well as the machinations of other contestants to come out victorious.

Climaxes in LARP — Panel

A discussion about climaxes in LARP, moderated by Cameron Betts and Adina Schreiber.
Moderated discussion on bringing consent into low-transparency LARPs.
In this moderated round table discussion, we'll brainstorm ways to create more integrated characters for campaign LARPs and examine the pros and cons of various approaches.
Dinner.
Come get together at the Minuteman Grill to talk about all things LARP, meet other LARPers and get ready for the panels and LARPs on Saturday.

Genre Theory — Panel

A presentation on Genre Theory by Joseph Wiegartener.
An hour of short talks about controversial ideas in LARP.
Join us for brunch and LARP chat at a nearby restaurant on Sunday morning. Location: Moonstones in Chelmsford.
A moderated discussion about the strengths of Lit-form LARP.
Om nom nom.
A presentation by Joseph Wiegartner on the permission space of LARP.
A roundtable discussion on queer narratives in LARP moderated by Ben Books Schwartz.

Rabbit Run — Larp

by Albert Lin, Zoe Eddy

In a desperate bid, the Rabbits have infiltrated the PryMor base for one last fight against the twilight of the human race and the Machines.
A discussion on PvP content in live combat campaign LARPs.

Safeguard — Larp

by Tucker Le, Cory Hodge

Play a Creature trying to fight for their way of life against the humans who have betrayed them. An Accelerant-based boffer game.
Social time

Sound & Fury: Lament — Larp

by Larisa Allen and Thomas Hansen

A coven of music-fueled magicians meets following the unexpected death of their leader. Where do loyalties lie, and what revealed secrets will affect alliances? S&F:L uses a version of the Accelerant boffer system for combat resolution.

Strangers — Larp

Strangers is a non-combat blackbox LARP about immigration and refugees, where players explore the emotional experience of refugees and the people who they now must live among. In a 2-hour workshop players will develop charcater and culture before playing.
A roundtable discussion on welcoming new people into LARP, moderated by Ben Books Schwartz.
A workshop about LARP workshops!
A roundtable discussion on running LARPs for kids, moderated by Ben Books Schwartz.