|Location||Chelmsford Radisson Hotel, Chelmsford, MA|
What is NELCO 2014?
The New England Larp Conference is a multi-tradition event focused on the craft of LARP. It will be a weekend of LARP discussions, panels, workshops, and build-your-own-games. As opposed to a gaming convention, the Conference will not be a weekend of playing and running games, but will instead be discussion and workshop based. If you've attended the Intercon Pre-con, that is the inspiration for this event.
Build Your Own Game Workshop
Over the course of the weekend, starting Friday night, we'll be running a Build Your Own Game workshop. Whether you've never written a game, or are an experienced author, it's a great time, and a great way to learn new techniques. Jeff Diewald has volunteered to coordinate this project, so feel free to contact him with any questions you may have about it.
The game will run on Sunday, so we're looking for people interested in writing a new LARP as a team. If we have enough people interested, we'll split into multiple teams, so please let us know ahead of time by signing up for the "Build Your Own Game Author" flavor of attendee and filling out the survey. More details can be found in this document.
The LARP written for the NELCO 2014 BYOG was This Time For Sure: Boris Badenov's Gulag for Unrepentant Children
For the most part we're a low-key conference, so there's not a lot here. Mostly it boils down to "Don't be a dick". We do believe that all public events should have an explicit harassment policy so:
NELCO and NEIL are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or any other factor. We do not tolerate harassment of conference attendees in any form. Conference attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference Senior Staff (Cameron Betts, Jeff Diewald, or Dave Kapell) immediately.