What is "LARP"? It stands for "Live-Action Role Play", a game where you'll be playing as your favorite anime and manga characters. Hundreds are available for you to play! The game will run the course of the convention, featuring an overarching plot and scheduled events, so you can attend as much or as little as you like. LARP is not a cosplay event, meaning you do not need to be in costume to attend. You don't even need to be dressed as the character you'd be playing. But if you want to, you're more than welcome to!
The ZenkaiLARP is now open for character pre-registration! Pre-registration for your character is not necessary, but if you're interested in someone specific, you can reserve ahead of time and be guaranteed your character choice. We will still have plenty of characters available at the convention – our database has thousands of anime and manga characters to choose from!
If you'd like to pre-register a character, please send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
- Your full name
- Your e-mail address where you may be contacted
- Your top 3 character choices in order of preference. At the moment we only accept characters from anime and manga, as well as video games. However, video game characters are only available by pre-registration. You will not be able to pick one at the con.
- Level of how much you wish for the GMs to mentally and emotionally break you and/or your character: (0-5, 0 being not at all, 3 being where we stop apologizing and 5 where we laugh evilly upon getting your registration.)
A few additional guidelines:
- Character registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that we very well may have to nudge you to your second choice so please have one!
- We do not accept fan-made characters, your own original characters, etc. We only play with characters who sheets we create, made to be used with our system.
- Cosplay is not necessary to LARP. This is not a cosplay event, but a role-playing game. You're free to do so if you like, but you don't need to be dressed as the character you wish to play. You can even be in a different costume
- Character choices are always subject to approval of the LARP staff. If there is a problem with your choice, we'll work something out with you
A list of available characters can be seen here: http://ireneknapp.com/neko/ Please ignore any "registered to" names. They are from Nekocon's LARP and do not apply to Zenkaikon.
ZenkaiLARP is played using the Nexus game system. An informational meeting will be held early on Friday of the convention about game mechanics, and the LARP staff will always help show you how to play! Check your schedule for meeting times. If you have any other questions, feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also join our Facebook group, where we'll have information, and updates leading up to the game!