Dan Harmon has solidified himself as a god among geeks. From the various parodies on Community, he’s shown us that he’s no stranger to the stuff we all love. He’s also a huge fan of fantasy gaming, evidenced by the D&D episode, as well as every single week on his Harmontown Podcast. Now, he’s letting everybody share in his love of these games and movies with a month-long takeover of Los Angeles’ Cinefamily with HarmonQuest, co-presented by Nerdist Industries and Starburns Industries.
Dan can’t do this alone, so he’s recruited a Fellowship of friends, like Patton Oswalt, Chris Hardwick, Blake Anderson, Rob Schrab, and Phil Tippett, to help him bridge the chasm of Film and Fantasy. At each of the eight separate events, Harmon will host live role-playing game sessions followed by a sword-and-sorcery movie of his choosing. This will also be your first opportunity to see Zero Charisma, the Dungeons & Dragons movie, which is the first film to be distributed by Nerdist Industries and Tribeca Films.
Here’s the line-up:
(8/1) 8:00pm – An Evening with Phil Tippett. Rob Schrab hosts a Q&A with the legendary effects man followed by a newly remastered print of the 1981 film Dragonslayer, for which Tippett was nominated for an Oscar.
(8/2) 10:00pm – Heavy Midnites, featuring screenings of Deathstalker and Deathstalker II.
(8/3) 8:30pm – HarmonQuest with Dan Harmon and Blake Anderson, followed by Mazes & Monsters, “a campy TV movie anti-D&D ‘scare’ film starring a 26-year old Tom Hanks in his first big role, as a mentally stunted ‘maze controller’ unable to separate reality from RPG’s.”
(8/4) 10:00pm – Dragonslayer encore screening (without Q&A).
(8/9) 8:00pm – Unicornicopia: a double feature of The Last Unicorn and Legend that encourages attendees to dress up for a fantastic evening of glimmering rainbow dreams-come-true.
(8/10) 4:00pm – HarmonQuest Live plus Zero Charisma, the L.A. premiere of Nerdist Industries’ soon-to-be-distributed film, introduced by Chris Hardwick.
(8/10) 9:00pm – HarmonQuest Live with guest Patton Oswalt and a screening of John Boorman’s Excalibur.
(8/17) 2:00pm – HarmonQuest Live: Everything is Festival Edition
How’s that for a 12-sided die of fun? Cinefamily is located at Location: The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax, West Hollywood, CA 90036 and tickets are $12-14 general admission or free for Cinefamily members. Head to Cinefamily’s website for more information.
You know you’re going to have fun, so come on out!