Intercon Conventions

There have been annual New England Intercon conventions since we started back in 1998. They are summarized in the table below, and you can follow the links to see more about those cons.

Take a look at these cons and you'll see an eclectic collection of LARPs of all sizes, shapes, genres, styles, and approaches to LARP. You'll find more LARPs in one place than you can find just about anywhere else. You'll see experienced authors and new writers. You'll see new games as well as classic games running again for a new audience. In the most recent conventions, you'll also see panels, workshops, and discussions. Intercon is a place where writers can experiment with LARP, and where players can try their hand at a diverse array of interesting games.

When we started the New England Intercons, we had to scramble to find five tracks of LARPs for the schedule, to handle all the players. (The con more than doubled in size between January and March.) It was a huge and unprecedented collection of LARPs. For Intercon N, our seventeenth convention, we have seventeen different tracks of LARPs on Saturday afternoon alone. There are eighteen tracks on Saturday night. Intercon the Thirteenth, our first Intercon, would fit into Intercon N's Saturday afternoon and evening slots with room to spare. It boggles my mind, to see what we started, and how far it's come.

Jeff Diewald, con chair for Intercon the Thirteenth, in December 2013

If you've never been to an Intercon convention before, sign up for the next one and try some of the many great LARPs we've scheduled for you! If you have a LARP to run, bring it and watch some fabulous LARPers at play!

Con Date Location Attendance Con Chair Program Book
February 24 - February 27, 2022 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI ??? Could this be you?
February 25 - February 28, 2021 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI ??? Alison Joy Schafer
February 27 - March 1, 2020 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI 468 Jaelen Hartwin
February 21 - 24, 2019 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI 467 Dave Kapell
February 22 - 25, 2018 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI 451 Jen Eastman-Lawrence
February 9 - 12, 2017 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI 4145 Kim Sward
February 18 - 21, 2016 Westborough Hilton Doubletree 393 Nat Budin
February 26 - March 1, 2015 Chelmsford Radisson 442 Dave Kapell
February 27 - March 2, 2014 Chelmsford Radisson 424 Joshua Sheena
March 1 - 3, 2013 Chelmsford Radisson 4174 Laura Boylan and Julia Suggs
March 2 - 4, 2012 Chelmsford Radisson 317 Chad Bergeron
March 4 - 6, 2011 Westin Waltham-Boston 310 Dave Kapell
March 12 - 14, 2010 Chelmsford Radisson 274 Tim "Teem" Lasko
March 6 - 8, 2009 Chelmsford Radisson 295 Nat Budin
February 29 - March 2, 2008 Chelmsford Radisson 256 Jaelen Hartwin
March 2 - 4, 2007 Chelmsford Radisson 235 Anna Bradley
March 3 - 5, 2006 Chelmsford Radisson 237 Chad Bergeron
March 4 - 6, 2005 Chelmsford Radisson 218 David Clarkson
March 12 - 14, 2004 Chelmsford Radisson 218 Tim "Teem" Lasko
February 28 - March 2, 2003 Chelmsford Radisson 2152 Michael McAfee
March 8 - 10, 2002 Chelmsford Radisson 159 Jim White
March 9 - 11, 2001 Chelmsford Radisson 1723 Charles Sumner
March 10 - 12, 2000 Chelmsford Radisson 218 Mark "Justin" Waks
March 12 - 14, 1999 Hampton Inn, Natick 2152 Jonathan Drummey and Christina White
March 13 - 15, 1998 Hampton Inn, Natick 2231 Jeff Diewald

Note 1: The Intercon the Thirteenth con registration doubled in size in the last two months leading up to the convention. The original "best guess" to the con attendance was 90, comparable to the Baltimore/DC Intercons. No one was expecting this record number, but the con staff had contingency plans that made it all work, despite never having run a convention before. Intercon the Thirteenth was the largest Intercon to date, by far, holding that record until Intercon F.

Note 2: This is an approximate number. The modern Intercon web software was not put into place until Intercon D, which made it much easier for us to know how many people attended a convention.

Note 3: A significant snowfall leading up to Intercon A prevented many people from getting to the convention.

Note 4: The growing power of social media brought significant new attention to Intercon M. The con staff worked hard to successfully support a con attendance 31% larger than the previous record, set the year before.

Note 5: A blizzard on Thursday prevented many from reaching Intercon Q. A second blizzard on Sunday meant that others had to leave early. It was the first (and second) significant snowstorm on an Intercon weekend since Intercon A. 468 people registered for the convention. Without the snow, Intercon Q probably would have been the largest Intercon so far. Nevertheless, being snowed in with more than 400 LARPers was a great way to spend the long weekend.