World Premeire of "Dork" at GenCon... We Did It!
- WORLD PREMIERE AT GENCON 2006 REPORT
(Cringes as she blogs )
This was it. All the sweat, toil, and (minimal)
bloodshed over the last several years came to fruition
as Richardson Productions held its world premiere and
multiple screenings of the epic parody The Dork of
the Rings at GenCon 06, the countrys largest gaming
convention with fantasy and sci-fi geeks from around
the world in attendance.
Thursdays sneak preview was jam-packed with squished
standing room only. A very enthusiastic film reviewer
from Sylvan was present, as well as a representative
of the Indiana State Museum who wants the film to be
screened at the museum. Both the Friday premiere and
Saturday screening were completely filled, so that
meant about 200 eager dorks per screening. After the
premiere the cast and crew answered lots of questions
and signed autographs for all their adoring dorker
Some of the stars from the movie who were in
attendance for the premiere included Circus-Szalewski
(Scrottum), Victoria Floro (Femowen), James Flannery
(Ham), Jim Hall (Arogant), Steve Christopher (Abscond
the Elfis), David Kiefer (Randolf the Wizard), James
Lowe (Internet Troll/Webmaster/Visual Effects), Bob
Lee (Visual Effects), James Pickens
Michael Kouroubetes (Writer/Producer/Actor), Ian
Strandberg (Art Coordinator/Actor), Kevin McInerney
(Producer/Actor), Lu Ann Richardson (Producer) and Tim
Richardson (Writer/Director/Producer). Production
Princess Trisha Miller unfortunately suffered an
injured back earlier that night and lead actor Bryce
Cone (Frudo) graced us with his presence Saturday
All the screenings began with an introduction by Lord
of the Rings actor Kiran Shah, a celebrated little
person who claims he originally auditioned to be Bryce
Cones (Frudo) scale double but was told he was too
tall. During the end credits, The Great Luke Skis
music video for The Theme From The Dork of the Rings
played to the delight of many Dork and Ski admirers.
Lukes website is www.lukeski.com where you can find
his new DVD The Ego Has Landed and his numerous
comedy and parody CDs.
Somehow (no one is claiming responsibility), our
infamous co-director Jack Peterson made the scene at
the end of the premiere and amazed the crowd with his
total lack of knowledge about basically everything.
Good ol Jack
Wed also like to congratulate our fellow filmmakers
The Dead Gentlemen (www.deadgentlemen.com) and
Christopher Folino (www.buygamers.com) on their
hilarious productions as well, which screened along
side ours each night. I snagged me a copy of both The
Gamers and Gamers (respectively). Thanks for the
camaraderie, guys, and good luck on future endeavors.
Were very much looking forward to the final version
of Gamers 2: Dorkness Rising.
If you werent able to catch us at GenCon, dont
worry, we have plenty of screenings coming up so visit
our website www.dorkoftherings.com for updates. Some
future screenings include the IMAX in Indianapolis on
Saturday, August 26 at 8:30 p.m., Dragon*Con in
Atlanta over Labor Day weekend, and 7 screenings at
Indiana University South Bend on September 23 & 24 and
October 7, 8 & 9. Well also be screening this fall at
Ring*Con in Germany.
Hope to see you at a screening near you soon!
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