Conventions. They’re a time for buying exclusive items from your favorite shows, meeting other people who have similar passions as you, and getting to meet some of the great people who brought your favorite stories to life. But what is life like behind that white table with your name on a place card? You travel from convention to convention, sign autographs for hours on end, and spend a small fortune on hand sanitizer. Welcome to the world of Con Man, a new show on Vimeo about a sci-fi star touring different conventions.
Alan Tudyk plays Wray Nerely, the former star of a cancelled-too-soon science fiction show who travels from one signing to the next. He might be a big star behind the table, but he longs to get back into the spotlight and away from the crazy fans. The show follows his exploits as he travels from convention to comic book shop to event, and back again. You’ll see familiar faces like Nathan Fillion, who plays the more successful actor from the show, and Felicia Day, who plays one of Wray’s exuberant fans. With Alan Tudyk writing, directing, and staring in the show, you know that there are going to be some stories that cut a little close to the truth.
You can jump over to the show’s site right now to start catching up on the episodes, see who is coming up in future episodes, and join others to talk about Con Man.