They are two best friends, Firefly alum, and probably the only two guys that can get both nerdy boys and girls to drop their underoos with burning man desire. They are Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion. These two well known stars of TV and film have been around the Convention circuit offering their stories, egos, and devilishly handsome looks to elated fans. Now they’re now using their experience with cons to transform the weird and wonderful world of conventions into a web series. It’s called Con Man and will be written, directed and star Tudyk with Fillion co-starring as well as producing.
The series focuses on the actors’ experiences after their show’s cancellation, as they make their way into the convention circuit. As Tudyk explains in the video below, outsiders often think that science fiction fans are the weirdest part about a convention when, in truth, the strangest characters can be found behind the scenes.
Already they have their Firefly cast members Sean Maher and Gina Torres along for the ride as well as James Gunn, Seth Green, Felicia Day and Amy Acker, just to start.
Here’s the Con Man pitch video from IndieGoGo:
Want to know more about this awesome project? Here’s the official press release:
Science fiction dream team Alan Tudyk (FIREFLY, FROZEN, DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY, 42, I, ROBOT) and Nathan Fillion (FIREFLY, CASTLE, MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-ALONG BLOG) are blasting off once again to bring a sci-fi show to life. This time, the former captain and pilot duo are launching a campaign on Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, for a brand new web series titled CON MAN. The series is a lighthearted take on the personalities, luminaries, comic book stores, and characters they have run into during their years in the sci-fi community and convention circuit, while telling the story of a guy learning to love and embrace his fans.
Fans can contribute to CON MAN now on Indiegogo here: www.igg.me/at/conman.
“If you’ve gone to a sci-fi convention, you’ve only seen half of it,” said Alan Tudyk. “CON MAN delivers what convention ‘All-Access’ passes have only promised in the past. I’ve been to conventions from San Diego to Dubai and I have so many great experiences to share through the world of CON MAN. The sci-fi fans have changed my life and I want to give them a chance to see a new view of the world they built. I hope that the fans will join me in making this series a reality by supporting my Indiegogo campaign.”
“I’m here to say, ‘WOOOO!’ and you can quote me. Let me explain: Alan has, for the entire time that I’ve known him, never failed to impress me with his talent. Don’t think I’m blowing smoke here, because it kills me inside to say it, but he’s better than me. We’ve all seen his acting, but until you know him as a writer, you’re being short changed. I’m not one who needs to fill every waking moment with the ‘next project’, but I truly believe people need to see what Alan is capable of, and I’m ready to do what it takes to show them. So, buckle up, peeps. Alan’s driving, and I’m sticking my head out the sunroof screaming ‘WOOOO!’,” said Nathan Fillion.
Alan is writing, directing, starring, and providing craft services for CON MAN. Nathan is producing the series and once again taking the helm as captain of a ship in a regular featured role. Alan and Nathan will be joined by a crew of sci-fi fan favorites Sean Maher, Gina Torres, James Gunn, Seth Green, Felicia Day, and Amy Acker with more guest stars being announced throughout the campaign. CON MAN is also produced by PJ Haarsma.
CON MAN centers around the post-show life of Wray Nerely, (Tudyk) the pilot and co-star of SPECTRUM, a sci-fi series which was cancelled before it’s time and eventually became a cult classic beloved by fans. Wray’s good friend, Jack Moore (Fillion) starred in the series and has gone on to become a major celebrity, while Wray continued to struggle to find his big break. While Jack enjoys the life of an A-lister, Wray tours the sci-fi circuit as a guest of conventions, comic book stores, and lots of pop culture events. The show will explore all the weird and crazy things that happen to Wray along the way, while telling the story of a guy learning to love and embrace his fans.
All fans that contribute to the campaign will have access to exciting and limited edition perks such as an exclusive backer blog, posters, Wray Nerely and Jack Moore headshots, signed CON MAN scripts and props, set visits, private screenings and even the chance to be a background character on the show.
For more information on the campaign and to contribute, visit www.igg.me/at/conman