Whether or not you have attended a convention yourself, you have probably at least heard of the immense power they hold over the respective fandoms across the globe. They provide fans a chance to have incredible encounters, deeply personal moments and brings strangers together as an off-beat family for the length of a weekend.
Due to the enormous popularity of conventions, actors who may not normally be so well known are able to keep their fan base alive and active. It only seems logical that someone, somewhere would develop a show about fan conventions; and, they certainly did. I present to you… ‘Kings of Con’.
Thanks to their pivotal roles on the hit CW show “Supernatural”, Richard Speight, Jr. (“Band of Brothers”, “Justified”, etc.) and Rob Benedict (“Felicity”, “Waiting”, etc.) have become regulars on the fan convention circuit. Now, after years of appearing at airport hotels across the country and abroad, they’ve created “Kings of Con”, a single camera comedy inspired by their real experiences that goes beyond the autograph lines and photo ops to what really makes the cons truly crazy and unpredictable – the actors paid to be there.
Source: Kings of Con Crowdfunding Page
Started through a crowdfunding page, where they offered various perks for donations, the guys are ready to release their first episode, running approximately 10 minutes long, on November 15th! Head over to their Official Facebook Page to see the trailer, and find out the fantastic guest stars that will be VERY familiar to ‘Supernatural’ fans, who will be joining them on this journey. ‘Kings of Con’ is available on Comic-Con HQ.
Having witnessed both of these guys in person at a previous convention, I can only imagine what shenanigans the series will feature. After watching the trailer, and seeing the other fantastic actors that took part in the series, I am fairly certain it will be the next big web series to take off!
So, find a way to check out ‘Kings of Con’ when it officially airs on November 15th. If the opportunity ever presents itself to see these two guys out on the convention circuit, do yourself a favor and go. You won’t be sorry!