Intercon can only happen because of all of the work done by many, many people. The people listed here are the Con Staff, GMs, and Volunteers who make Intercon happen!
Jeff started LARPing at the Dawn of Time, back in 1986. They wrote Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll so they could play in a LARP, too. That's what you had to do in the Old Days. Jeff ran and reran their games, to build and connect small communities of "we thought we were the only ones doing this" LARPers.
Jeff found out about these Intercon conventions down in the Baltimore area, and went down to Intercon XI. That was so much fun that they asked the question - "why don't we have one of these in Boston?" With promises of help from a lot of local people, Jeff bid to run a Boston Intercon. The bid was accepted and Jeff became the con-chair. That first Boston Intercon - Intercon the Thirteenth - was the largest Intercon, by far, at that point. Jeff has worked on every Boston Intercon to date, and a few Consequences, too. Jeff may have been in the room and may have said something about using letters in a discussion about what to do after Intercon XV. Jeff also spent a long time on the NEIL Board, working to grow the community, Intercon, and other NEIL efforts, such as NELCO.
Jeff has written a few LARPs. Most have run many times, at Intercon, Festival of LARPs, Consequences, SLAW, Summer LARPin' and more. This year at Intercon, Jeff and their daughter Julie are running two sessions of Adrift on the Starry Sky, the LARP Jeff helped write at the 2016 NELCO "write a LARP in a weekend" BYOG event.
Jeff will also be running an Iron GM game, as part of a team writing that Iron GM LARP in 24 hours, a few weeks before Intercon.
G's a huge tabletop nerd, former theater dweeb and constant fitbit disappointment. Someday they'll fulfill their dreams of managing a haunted bed and breakfast perched atop a weathered cliff, but in the meantime this is their first Intercon and they're excited to lend a hand and meet all of you! When they're not running D&D for their friends they enjoy thinking about dogs, queer scifi, distracting themselves from the nameless void within, and carbohydrates.
They're a little shy but very friendly, covered in glowing weak points, and 100% house-trained! Come say hi!
Dave has been larping since 1999, in both theatre and boffer (Realms, and then Accelerant). He's written a handful of theatre-style games, and run a handful of boffer events, as well some that are on the border between the two worlds. These include Multiplied Loyalties (Intercon D), Sam and Max hit the Afterlife (Intercon H, K), Blackout (Intercon J), and Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Intercon P)
Dave joined Intercon's Bidcom for Intercon E, served as Ops Head for J, was Con Chair for K and O, and Hotel Liaison for L,M,N,P,Q and R. In addition, he created NELCO, NEIL's writing retreat for larp authors and participants, ran it the first two years, and has helped run it since. Dave has been on or advising the NEIL board since 2009 and has a particular interest in safe community building.
I would like to apologise for Brexit. I can promise you I didn't vote for it.
If only there were a safe country I could move to instead of the UK.....
Anyway it's all about the games this weekend, all about the games!
NEIL board member, Game Wrap editor, Proposal Com member, raffle coordinator, NELCO helper-outer. LARP blogger. Boffer and theater enthusiast, costume diva, enthusiastic crafter of costuming, props, and set dressing. Accelerant fangirl. Poison/fairy type Pokémon.
LARP magis LARP optimum.
Kim is an officer in the newly founded in 2018 Greater Boston Larp Society (GBLS) which helps to run one shot larps in and around the greater Boston area. GBLS coordinates with people who want to run games for the public and scheduling spaces for them on a monthly basis in order to promote the joy of larping.
Kim began larping while a student at RPI, primarily theater style one shot games. After college, Kim was involved in SCA fencing and had friends in that hobby who were boffer larpers, and they brought her into one of the MA based campaign game.
Kim has participated in many forms of larp since then, and is active in several boffer campaigns in the greater New England area. Kim enjoys playing mischief makers, foxes, and pirates. Larps with singing are a definite plus.
Kim Sward has been coming to Intercon since roughly Intercon H or so. They joined the Game Proposal Committee for Intercon L, and went on to serve as the Game Proposal Chair for 4 years, for Intercon M-P. In 2016, Kim became the Con Chair for Intercon Q, Intercon Quixotic, which was held in February 2017. They became a member of the NEIL Board, the governing body that oversees Intercon and NELCO in 2016. As part of their roles, Kim has worked with the NEIL Board President and the Safety Chair for Intercon R & S to create additional safety documentation for the convention.
Kim is helping to run the Iron GM competition for the third time this year for Intercon S. Kim has also been the GM Coordinator for Intercon R & S, contacting GMs of games after their games are accepted to give details and coordinate information prior to the convention.
I am an avid gamer, and a fan of larp, board games, video games and everything nerdy. I am one of the three partners behind Hanging Lantern, I am into fantasy, sword fighting, archery and creating a powerful story for each game we present. Content is king as far as I am concerned, and each of the tales we tell is meant to suck you in like a good book, and we have read plenty of those!
At Hanging Lantern we don't take ourselves too seriously. When we chose the name Hanging Lantern, we meant it – we are not going to dwell on our mistakes and we will happily acknowledge them. We want to make our events memorable, exciting, and unique for our guests. Everything you contribute will be appreciated, and we will hang a lantern on things that are beyond belief and roll with them for the enrichment and enjoyment of all.
Our mission is to create magnificent worlds for you to inhabit, to laugh and cry in, to feel completely safe while being able to express your true self, or to play a role you've desperately dreamed of. We endeavor to dazzle you with our imagination and to put on an experience you won't soon forget. But most of all, we wish for you to relax, and to have fun adventuring in our worlds without any cares or reservations.
One of the Brits, although I currently live in Berlin, Germany. I have been designing, writing and running games for about 20 years now! I'm mostly known for my complete obsession with all things Warhammer 40k. Just call me 'Inquisitor'!
This is my first ever visit to Intercon. I've decided to run 'Black Legacy', a 40k game that I think is the best game I have ever written. It has run twice in the UK, and I can't wait to see what folks on your side of the Pond think of it. :)
I AM BATMAN.
Apart from that, I write and run many LARPS with Brian Richburg under the Lovers & Madmen name. Games have included: Dance of the Dragons, Kingsword, Thicker than Water (with Kristen Patten), Stars of Al-Ashtara, Venezia, Devil to Pay, Mayfair, Redemption, and Elanthia. I owe many thanks to Brian Richburg and Kristen Patten, both of whom pledge me their co-writing services for a year and a day until the next Intercon!
As a player, both IC and OOC, I am a villain. Just kidding, I'm totally nice. Please trust me in our next game together. I am made of smiles and energy! ☀️❤️☀️❤️
Fire and Blood!
Cameron has been running games at Intercon since the last century, and his preferences lean toward very few mechanics and just a smidge of lightheartedness. He believes that the most powerful thing in LARP is a connection with another character, and he hopes to produce games that will produce and enhance those connections, and that will avoid overshadowing or disrupting them.
Cameron was NELCO Chair in 2014 and 2017, has served several years on the NEIL Board and is President of the NEIL Board for 2018-19.