LARP | Zenkaikon, Anime & Sci-Fi Convention, Lancaster PA

Zenkaikon, Anime & Sci-Fi Convention, Lancaster PA

April 1-3, 2016, Lancaster County Convention Center


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!

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 You can also join our Facebook group, where we'll have information, and updates leading up to the game!

We would like to proclaim our pre-reg is officially open for ZKK2022! Pre-reg will run until 01/31/22. We need you to read the following about how to submit your character choices as well as to understand our rules on these options.
As many of you know, with the normal anime and manga characters, we also allow video games on a per-character basis as well as characters from ANY media (movies, books, comics, anything you can think of!) provided they fit the yearly theme BUT ONLY IF YOU DID NOT ONLY PRE-REG! This is for NEW pre-reg only! We spent a lot of time making all those 2020 characters! :)
This year’s theme is:
Small Business People and Food Industry Workers!
PLEASE watch our teaser here ( If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to email us!
So with that, email the following to
  1. Your real, full name
  2. Your top three character choices in the order, 1 to 3, of who you would like to play. At least one of these choices needs to be a non-theme character.

  3. How much you would like us to mess with each of those characters on a 1-5 scale, 1 being very little and 5 being LOL all the messing with.
Please remember, we GMs are only Human. We will do everything we can to accept any theme-based character but there are limitations, based on the character and how they will scale to the system or plot, as well as limitations of our time if none of us have watched/read/etc what this character comes from. We have the last say on if we believe a character is acceptable or not.