Initial DVD releaseFebruary 26, 2008 Duration LanguageEnglish
DirectorAndrew Neel, Luke Meyer Release date3-11-2006 (3-11-2006) WriterLuke Meyer, Andrew Neel CastSkip Lipman (Himself / Bannor), Kenyon Wells (Himself / Keldar), Daniel McArthur (Himself / Trivius), Rebecca Thurmond (Herself / Nemesis), James Iddings (Himself / Saruk), Gary Black (Himself / Malkin) Similar moviesDope, Can't Hardly Wait, Full Frontal Nerdity, Jackass 3.5, Nørderne Strike Back, Finding Neverland
Darkon is an award-winning 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. 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.
The film was produced by Ovie Entertainment and SeeThink Films.
John Hodgman was hired to write a scripted film adaptation of the documentary. However plans fell through, but an excerpt of the unproduced screenplay was read on his podcast Judge John Hodgman.
Darkon was received extremely well by critics. The film has an 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on the reviews of 18 critics.