The West Coast's Premier Game Convention
DunDraCon is a large roleplaying convention in the USA. It runs every President's Day weekend (February) in San Ramon, CA. While the lineup is dominated by tabletop rpgs, a significant number of theatre-style larps are also run. It is a key venue for the California larp community.
The con was first run in 1976. The first larp run at DunDraCon appears to have been the Dream Buccaneers Live Quest, run at DunDraCon X in 1986, advertised as "a playtested game with room for over 150... Come in costume if you've got one!" The same year it hosted a seminar on live roleplaying from Times Were about their live-action Cthulhu games and "recreations of meetings at Rick's Place in Casablanca". While seminars about larp appeared frequently in following years, actual larps did not appear again until 1992, with a run of Long Ago and Far Away at DunDraCon 16. In 1998 DunDraCon began a seperate larp stream, consisting mostly of live Vampire games. Since then, the larp stream has grown and diversified.
Larps run at DunDraCon 39 (2015)
|Double Dog Dare||USA||Gamer Geekus|
|The Dwemer Summit: A Skyrim LARP||USA|
|Remembrance||USA||Dreams of Deirdre|
|Dark Horizon||USA||Blue Lotus Productions|
|Hell's Karaoke (Saturday Morning Cartoon Edition)||USA|
|Love and Loss on the Lushmun Canal||USA|
|Deus Est Machina||USA|
|The Copper Club||USA|
|Rising Sun||USA||Gamer Geekus|
|Murder on the Western Express||USA|
|Grimm New World||USA|
|Your Last Day in San Romero Prison||USA|
|L5R: The Price of Honor||USA||Rokugani Historical Society|
Larps run at DunDraCon 30 (2006)
|The Dukesport Tournament||USA|
|Lights! Camera! ACTION!||USA|
|Garden Station IV||USA|
|Return to Ussuria||USA||Dreams of Deirdre|
|A Heart of Snow||USA|
|Black Sun, White Light||USA||Chuckling Cthulhu|
|Into the Black||USA|
|A Light from the North||USA||Candace A. Carpenter|
|All Saints’ Eve||USA|
|The Fall of Magic||USA||Chris Muoio|
|Queen of Spades||USA||J. Li|
Larps run at DunDraCon 24 (2000)
|Game Gods 2000: The New Faith||USA|
|Last Will and Testament||USA|
|All the President's Men||USA||Jonnie Bard|
|The Wages of Sin||USA||Bill Maxwell|
|Night of the Vampire||USA||Ken Miscardini|
Larps run at DunDraCon 23 (1999)
|Evil at Bay||USA|
|World Crime League||USA|
- Steve Perrin, A Brief History of DunDraCon. DunDraCon 2006 Program Book. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- DunDraCon X Program Book, p. 7, 1986. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- DunDraCon X Program Book (1986), p. 4.
- DunDraCon 16 Program book, p. 4, 1992. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- DunDraCon 22 Program book, p. 7, 1998. Retrieved 1 February 2015.