Nathan Fillion & a series about Cons? Yes, please.

11 MARCH 2015

Maybe back in the day, as you were on your fourth round of watching Firefly episodes, you thought, "It would be so glorious if Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk decided to make  a web series about conventions and sci-fi stars. I'd watch the hell out of that." Well, if you did, you're psychic - because that's exactly what they're creating.

Well, if they get funding. In an era where even famous celebrities have to beg for money, the two have taken to Indiegogo to ask for help in making Con Man, "a light-hearted take on the personalities, luminaries and characters in the sci-fi community we are privileged to call ourselves members." (That's the exact quote; I didn't forget to type "in which" or "of.")

And yes, it's going to be as meta as you think it is. Tudyk's character was once on a sci-fi show that was canceled too soon so now he goes to conventions and meets fans and does other Sci-Fi Icon things, while Fillion's character has gone on to another level of stardom. The series will have "sci-fi actors and people that you will find at conventions. Zany hijinks ensue!"

I think you'll agree that we are ALL about the zany hijinks at comic conventions, so this can't come soon enough. And some of the names dropped - Seth Green, Felicia Day, Sean Maher, Gina Torres, James Gunn - suggest that this will indeed have that cinema verite ring of Con authenticity.

They're trying to raise $425,000 for the first 3 10-minute episodes. Check out the Entertainment Weekly interview for why they think fans are the real heroes of the convention world.

ETA: They've already surpassed the 100% funded mark. This is definitely happening.

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