Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham, WA is partnering with local film producer, D4 Productions, to co-host The Darkness Convention. The event kicks off the release of Dark Darkness: A Dark Porter beer in cans as well as the campaign for the graphic novel adaptation of the screenplay for Dark Darkness’ feature film. Dark Darkness is already a successful adventure-comedy-fantasy web series.
The Darkness Convention will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on October 10 in the Mountain Room at Boundary Bay (1103 Railroad Ave.). The event features a cosplay/costume contest, raffle prizes and additional performances by local artists. It’s free, all-ages and open to the public.
“Dark Darkness unites our diverse local art scene with local craft beer. Everything about this ‘dark’ porter including beer ingredients, can artwork, even the distribution network, celebrates our community,” says Janet Lightner, General Manager of Boundary Bay Brewery. “We’re also very excited to be a part of a local film producer’s pursuit of his dream.”
Dark Darkness: A Dark Porter unites a deep-chestnut color, aromas of cacao and light toffee with chocolatey and subtle roast flavors. Dark Darkness will be available on draft and in 6-packs (12oz. cans) for a limited time during the months of October and November.
“Boundary Bay Brewery, especially Janet Lightner, have consistently supported the production of Dark Darkness,” says Wilson Large, D4 productions owner and Dark Darkness show runner. “We’ve been able to explore some common mutually-beneficial partnerships like product placement and sponsorship on a micro level.”
Dark Darkness: A Dark Porter can will feature art of Dark Darkness main characters including Dread Vampire Wizard Mordecai, Jerry the Snakeman, Dungeon Master Ronald and Sorceress Ninja Queen Ganamazol. The artwork pencil and inks are by Bellingham-based Ben Hansen of 1314: Art of Ben Hansen with colors by Bianca Barreto. Ben Hansen will also create the graphic novel artwork.