UPDATE – March 16, 2015
How shiny is this … this blog post was picked up and shared on the Con Man’s Facebook page!!!
Many of you probably have seen postings and stories over the last few days about Alan Tudyk‘s crowdfunding project for Con Man. For those who have not you may be saying ‘What … why is Alan making a series about con men?’ No, that is not what Con Man means … it means ‘Convention Man’. I bet that got your attention didn’t it! 😉
Read what Alan says about Con Man…
“Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk-Me!) was a co-star on Spectrum, a sci-fi series which was canceled -Too Soon- yet became a cult classic. Wray’s good friend, Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) starred in the series and has gone on to become a major movie star. 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 feature all the weird and crazy things that happen to Wray along the way to these events.”
Now hold on, some of that sort of sounds familiar. Let me see, what could that be reminding me of? 😉
Whops, sorry to have interrupted your reading … please proceed … Alan goes on to say…
“The series is a light-hearted take on the personalities, luminaries, and characters in the scifi community we are privileged to call ourselves members. Con Man is a way to share some of the surreal occurrences we have had, while telling the story of a guy learning to love and embrace his fans.
I wanted to make a show that featured all of my favorite convention artists and friends together. Not only that, I wanted to celebrate the world where heroes, villains, zombie hunters, and space pirates all overlap. I especially wanted to work with my friend Nathan Fillion again.”
Teaser >>> https://vimeo.com/122040375
In less than 24 hours the initial $425,000.00 (US) goal was reached and continued to grow well past that with little sign of slowing down. The fundraiser continues to grow on its way to the $2,000,000.00 goal that will ensure the first season of the now funded (at $1,750,000.00) 12 ten minute web episodes going on DVD/Blu-ray.
To see some of the craziness that has been going on, this is what happened when Con Man reached the $1,750,000.00 goal >>> https://vimeo.com/122155599
It has been fascinating to watch the rapidly growing fan support, and I have not been surprised in the least. After all these are members of our beloved Firefly crew who are involved in this project … Alan Tudyk (creator, director, writer, co-star), Nathan Fillion (producer, co-star) … plus a number of others from the alumni of Joss Whedon shows. How can you go wrong with that combination!
“Spectrum takes place in The Softwire series of science fiction novels written by PJ Haarsma, who is also a producer of Con Man.” (Excerpt from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con_Man_%28web_series%29)
Con Man – Indiegogo >>> https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/con-man
[This and future “Did you know…” posts present a variety of Firefly and Serenity trivia, aka fun tidbits. The information these posts draw from will be varied and many. They will include the Firefly series and Serenity DVD commentaries and special features, various Firefly fan web sites, IMDB (Internet Movie Database), Wikipedia, YouTube videos of interviews and convention Q&A panels, etc…. and, occasionally a personal observation or comment may slip in there as well