“Did you see that?” Kelley asked.
“No, what was it?”
“A guy just walked by in a suit of armor.”
Jokes ensued. We were already cutting into our precious time for lunch, but we decided to see our mystery knight’s audition before we ate.
My amusement quickly turned into genuine excitement when Skip Lipman, in full battle dress, entered the room. The name “Skip Lipman” hadn’t rung any bells for me, but the face of Bannor from the documentary, Darkon, definitely did. Since I watched the film, I have repeated countless times Skip/Bannor’s line, “Lord General Keldar, it is your hypocrisy that has been a noose around the neck of the realm for so long!” For those not familiar, Darkon is a live action role playing community in the D.C. Metro area that has been around for almost 30 years. They have a wicked thorough Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darkon_Wargaming_Club). And as I mentioned, Darkon was the subject of a 2006 documentary with Skip as one of the main players profiled. (Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvoTE00AdRA) It’s a really fun doc and can be found at finer retailers all over the internets.
Here’s hoping Darkon finds its way onto The Broken Continent.