Calling all Firefly fans – if you haven’t heard already, the latest venture from Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk is being featured today at San Diego Comic-Con! Con Man was fully funded through Indiegogo and surpassed its goal by over 700% with nearly 47,000 contributors. The record-breaking $3.2 million campaign makes Con Man the third highest funded film campaign on any crowdfunding platform – ever.
If you’re attending Comic-Con in San Diego today, be sure to visit the Con Man panel at 3:45pm in Hall H. Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, P. J. Haarsma, Mindy Sterling, Tricia Helfer, Felicia Day, Casper Van Dien, Nolan North, Alison Haislip, Michael Trucco, Sky Haarsma, Seth Green, Wil Wheaton and others will discuss Con Man, how it was born and how it became a reality. Follow us as we live blog our way through Comic-Con for exclusive updates and photos!
10:35am – We arrive! Photos and paparazzi at the Con Man and Indiegogo red carpet.
10:45am – Alan Tudyk is in the hot seat as he gears up to answer questions at this afternoon’s panel.
11:00am – Welcome to Comic-Con! We’re excited to see what’s in store this year.
11:30am – Starting to see some great cosplays – here are a few of our favorites so far.
1pm – More people are trickling in. This bunch of bananas is ready for Comic-Con.
2pm – Seeing some more great cosplays – we love the creativity that comes out every year.
3:45pm – Time for the Con Man: The Fan Revolt 13 Years in the Making panel!
3:50pm – The crowd is excited to hear what the panelists have to say.
3:55pm – Alan Tudyk reminds us that his Firefly character is dead… with blood!
4:00pm – The biggest Comic-Con panel ever!
4:08pm – “It was an idea that Alan would not let die.” – Nathan Fillion
4:10pm – “It feels like this was an idea that everyone on this panel wanted to do before they knew it.” – Chris Hardwick
4:28pm – “I assumed that I would be playing a robot in a red dress… but I didn’t and I was excited to play someone else.” – Tricia Helfer
4:35pm – “I think I’m the only one on the panel who didn’t know who or had seen anything Alan Tudyk had done… nor did I owe him anything.” – Mindy Sterling on why it was a little harder to get her in the series.
4:50pm – Q&A begins. “I’m proud to be an Indiegogo funder.” – @shelbypilot
5:08pm – “Alan and I always want to work together but it was out of our control… until now.” – Nathan Fillion
5:13pm – The trailer will be online today at 6pm PDT.
5:50pm – The Q&A is over, officially ending the panel. Congratulations to the crew member who proposed on stage! Thanks to everyone who was a part of the largest Hall H panel ever!
See videos from the historic panel on our YouTube channel:
Con Man will be available for streaming exclusively on Vimeo starting September 30, 2015.
Below is a synopsis of 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.”
See the campaign’s results here.
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