Nekocon LARP 2013 Character Reservation will open
Sunday, June 9 at 11:59 pm.
LARP stands for Live Action Role Playing. Remember when you were a kid and you used to run around and pretend you were a dinosaur or an astronaut? LARP is simply that, but we’ve got some rules in place to keep things in order (so your brother doesn’t show up as Godzilla and destroy your space shuttle), but allowing you to play as your favorite manga and anime characters for a weekend.
The Nekocon LARP focuses on getting up and moving around, but otherwise works like a standard table-top RPG. Playing as a character of your choosing from our extensive database of characters from anime and manga, you’ll take part in a three-day storyline that our imaginative staff have written up. Be it playing as Son Goku from Dragon Ball Z and taking part in a hot dog eating contest, or playing as Sailor Moon and trying to become the Junior Prom Queen, every year promises a new story and a new adventure for our players. Instead of using dice to resolve actions, we use the Nexus system based on rock, paper, scissors. It’s very easy to pick up, and we welcome in new players every year to our alrerady growing group of attendees. The beauty is you can play as much or as little as you’d like over the course of the weekend, so even if you’re looking for a brief con distraction or looking to sink your teeth into our delicious plot, stop on by! We’re always looking for fresh meat, er.. New players.
Even if you’re shy or don’t know what a LARP is really like in practice, please feel free to stop by our event room and see how we do things. We love having people stop by to ask questions, and these people usually end up playing in our game. If there is a character you’ve always wanted to pretend to be (even if you aren’t in cosplay), chances are we have a character sheet of them. Once again, stop by our room and see what we’re all about. Talking about it here won’t do justice to just how fun our game is.
Check back here often for teasers and character reservation information.
Nekocon LARP 2013 Character Reservation will open Sunday night at midnight (Sunday into Monday).
Reservation will again be handled with our simple online system.
To reserve a character you will follow these steps.
1. Go to http://ireneknapp.com/neko/
2. Scroll through the list for your character, or type all or part of the name
in the “filter” form on the top to limit the list. Alternatively, you can
“filter” for the name of the series, and the list will show all available
characters in the series. If no characters are listed, it means the series is
generally approved, but no characters are yet made.
3. Once you find your character, it will either say “Available” or a Player Name
next to it.
3a. If the character you want says available, simply click on it to open the
reservation form. Fill out the form and click submit.
3b. If a name is listed next to it, that person has reserved that character and
you must pick another.
4. If your character is not listed click on the “Your character not here?” link
at the bottom of the page. No video game character,
hentai characters or characters based on non-Asian pop culture works will be
allowed. The GMs retain sole discretion as to whether a character is allowable.
5. If an available character has not been taken its entry will be changed to
list your name and the character is reserved for you. We will try to respond to
any request for a non-listed character as soon as possible.
Only one character may be reserved per person. Each reservation must also have a
unique e-mail address associated with it. Multiple
people may not reserve characters using the same e-mail address. We note that if
this is attempted, only one of the reservations will be
allowed to remain on the list
We will try to accommodate all requests for non-listed characters. However the
GMs may deny otherwise acceptable character requests if
they do not believe they will be able to make the character in time for the
LARP. Please have a backup in mind if you request a non-
At any time, you can check the current list of reserved characters at
Until Character Reservation closes, it will be possible to change your reserved
character by simply entering your new character
choice. However, once reservation closes, you will not be able to change your
character without GM permission. Further, we do not
guarantee that your request for the new character will be successful, and you
may not be able to return to your original character if it gets taken.
We currently expect to take approximately 70 character reservations, but may
open it to more depending on response.
Feel free to ask any questions you may have on this forum, the mailing list
(games.groups.yahoo.com/group/Nekoconlarp) or in private e-mails.