Darkon (film)

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Darkon poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Darkon
Directed byLuke Meyer
Andrew Neel
Produced byTom Davis
Ethan Palmer
Christopher Kikis
Thoma Kikis
Nicholas Levis
Domenic Romano (associate producer)
Cherise Wolas
Alan Zelenetz
StarringSkip Lipman
Daniel McCarthur
Rebecca Thurmond
Kenyon Wells
Andrew Mattingly
CinematographyKarl F. Schroder
Hillary Spera
Edited byBrad Turner
Music byJonah Rapino
Distributed byIndependent Film Channel (TV)
Release date
  • March 2006 (2006-03) (SXSW)
Running time
89 Minutes
CountryUnited States

Darkon is a feature-length documentary film that follows the real-life adventures of the Darkon Wargaming Club in Baltimore, Maryland, a group of fantasy live-action role-playing (LARP) gamers. The film was directed by Andrew Neel and Luke Meyer.

Darkon premiered and won the Best Documentary Audience Award at the 2006 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas.[1] Darkon was an official selection playing at Hot Docs, Maryland Film Festival, Silverdocs, LA Film Festival, Britdoc, Melbourne International Film Festival and the Camden International Film Festival.[citation needed]

The film was produced by Ovie Entertainment and SeeThink Films.[citation needed]

John Hodgman was hired to write a scripted film adaptation of the documentary.[2] However plans fell through, but an excerpt of the unproduced screenplay was read on his podcast Judge John Hodgman.[2]


Darkon was well received by critics. The film has an 89% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on the reviews of 19 critics.[3]


  1. ^ Levy, Emanuel (June 26, 2006). "Darkon (2006): Audience Award Winner at SXSW Film Fest". EmanuelLevy.com. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Julia Smith (14 August 2013). "Judge John Hodgman Episode 122: Reckless Endungeonment". Maximum Fun. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  3. ^ "Darkon - Rotten Tomatoes". Retrieved September 18, 2018.

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