As a convention goer our lives are a bit different. No matter who you are, a fan, artist, celebrity, cosplayer, or organizer, we experience situations that most others would be baffled by. Wouldn't it be amazing if there was a show about those unique experiences, about con life?
But why stop there, let's be greedy and more demanding for a moment. Wouldn't it be even more amazing if said show had the stars we love like Firefly's Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion? You might think this is all wishful thinking and hopeless dreaming but let me tell you my friends, that show exists and it is available on DVD!
The show is called Con Man and it's a non-stop powerhouse of comedy and cameos taking you on a brilliantly written portrayal of con life through the eyes of a fictitious actor from the fictitious sci-fi series "Spectrum."
The lead character is Wray Nerely, an actor who starred as a spaceship pilot on a sci-fi show, that got cancelled way too soon. This fictitious show may sound a bit like the iconic sci-fi series Firefly but I ensure you there is no relation. I'm sure it is just coincidence that Alan Tudyk is the one playing the pilot. Oh, and also out of pure coincidence (I'm sure) the ship's captain, Jack Moore, is played by Nathan Fillion.
This show is hillarious, speaks to all of us in the CONmunity, and I highly suggest you watch it. The list of cameos include Mindy Sterling, Casper Van Dien, Sean Astin, Ari Stidham, Felicia Day, Seth Green, Nolan North, Tricia Helfer, Joss Whedon, Sean Maher, Gina Torres, Jewel Staite, Summer Glau, Alison Haislip, Liza Lapira, Henry Rollins, Skyler Day, Skylar Haarsma, Amy Acker, and my personal favorite Leslie Jordan. It is created, written, directed by Alan Tudyk and co-produced by PJ Haarsma and Nathan Fillion.
Buy it today on DVD or check it out on Vimeo and iTunes. Get caught up, get excited, and look forward to season 2. Yes, they are getting a second season... unlike Spectrum... or that other sci-fi show we all love so dearly.