Con Man Indiegogo Campaign by Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion Shatters Goal in 2 Days!

Normally – and I think I am not alone in this – I have an initial negative reaction to celebrities crowdsourcing their projects. I mean, can’t they find people with means to back their projects? Why have fans pay for it?

But this is Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk we’re talking about.

Mal and Wash.

How can one say no? (Even if the show is not even remotely connected to Firefly.)

So the duo have an Indiegogo campaign going on for a new comedy called “Con Man”. The gist of the show:

Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk) 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.

So “Con Man” will revolve around the convention life.

Convention Man.

Not the snake oil sellers of old. But you got that from the get go, right?

I’m pretty sure the convention-going crowd would pay to see this.

If you’re still stuck on the crowdsourcing question, Alan Tudyk has a perfectly reasonable explanation.

Cable networks – and similar setups – will have a lot of control over the direction of the show. Depending on the deal, they can dictate various elements like choosing guests, production delays, and so on.

Here’s a pie chart which shows where the campaign money will go, if you’re still not sold on the idea.

Check out the guys explaining their project.

Con Man Indiegogo Campaign from PJ Haarsma on Vimeo.

Whether you think they should have sourced the project themselves or not, the rest of the world thinks Con Man is awesome. It’s only been two days since the project launched and it’s been 256% funded!

Looks like we’re going to see Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion having fun soon!

Check out Con Man on Indiegogo.

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