This year, I decided to take the plunge and run a theater-style LARP at GenCon. With 35 days left, my present-day self is wondering if my past self was a little overconfident about putting on a good show. If there's anyone out there who has run a LARP (or participated in one) and has any pointers, I'm all ears!
As some background, this is a homebrew murder mystery game that accommodates 6 to 15 players. I've budgeted 4 hours, with the first 30-45 minutes budgeted for rules/character overview, and approximately 3 hours of play time. I've run several murder mystery games; four were boxed sets and two were homebrew. I playtested this script with 15 friends this past weekend, and the initial reactions were positive. (There was also some excellent feedback, so I'm hopeful the second run will be better.) With as many as 15 players showing up to this event, I'll have one or two co-GMs.
Does anyone have any words of wisdom for a GenCon rookie? What general expectations do people have when signing up for a LARP? I've spent a lot of time on making the characters and story interesting, but my main priority is making sure the game is a fun experience for everyone.