NELCO is an annual larp conference in New England, run by NEIL (New England Interactive Literature). They’ve just put up the list of topics for their 2017 conference.A few look interesting:
- GMing for Newbies: about games which are easy for new GM’s to run. In NZ we seem to have a few default choices already (Donna’s games seem popular, as are the ones from Freeform Games. Any others?).
- Forensic GMing: about the art of interpreting someone else’s incomplete game files to get a runnable game.
- Flexible Casting in Theater LARPs: about the art of writing characters to get flexible game sizes. There’s a couple of obvious solutions: modular design (as seen in The Bell), or “clip-on characters” (used in my additions to Flight of the Hindenburg); are there any others.
Some of these might eventually end up on LARP Out of Character, and it’ll be interesting to see what their solutions are.
They’ll also be doing a talk about Game Wrap, and presumably launching volume 2?