Day 51. 183 pages, 86,395 words.
Just a quick note today, as usual.
You may not have been aware, but after the tragic death of Firefly, actor Alan Tudyk and his buddy Nathan Fillion have spent a lot of time on the convention circuit.
Mrs. Hatboy and I actually met Mr. Fillion in Perth last year, it occurred to me that I don’t geekboast about that enough.
Tudyk decided to make a series of short episodes about his convention experiences, and he crowdfunded it. Mrs. Hatboy donated to the cause, and we got e-viewing rights as a result. We never really got that off the ground, but now the blu-ray is out and we watched the whole thing in one sitting.
It’s very much based on real life. A little too closely, in the case of the half-season-long Spectrum series that psychological transference makes me think looks pretty damn great. And there’s a bunch of extras that we haven’t watched yet (the SFX mini-feature, usually pretty boring despite the cool tech, was spiced up with some creative comedy). And the cameos, and relatable con-moments, were amazing.
Con Man smacked heavily of that Warwick Davis mockumentary I reviewed a while back, but nowhere near as painful on account of Ricky Gervais not being anywhere near it. And Tudyk’s acting range – particularly his voice acting – is very impressive.
Well worth a look.