Richard Speight Jr. and Rob Benedict are the Kings of Con. The duo is best known for their roles on Supernatural–they were the Trickster and Chuck, respectively–and like they joke, they’re super famous for 13 weekends a year as they travel to conventions around the world and meet fans. Hey, 13 weekends is better than no weekends. They’re taking their convention experiences and turning them into a new web series that they describe as “Broad City meets Party Down with the comedic honesty of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Louis CK.” Yeah, I’m on board.
Speight and Benedict launched an Indiegogo campaign for Kings of Con two and a half weeks ago and have already surpassed their initial goal by leaps and bounds. And in crowdfunding territory, that means it’s time for stretch goals. Since they’ve hit the $150,000 milestone they’re now making five episodes and they’ve announced a super special guest star: Timothy Omundson! You know him from Supernatural, Galavant, Psych, and now… Kings of Con. He might not seem super thrilled in the announcement video, but it’s all a ruse. Omundson shared the following statement:
“Dear Loved Ones.
Don’t let my video’d rage fool you. I sincerely can’t wait to be a part of Kings of Con and jump into this hilarious project with Rob and Richard.
The Kings of Con Indiegogo campaign is happening for about another month. You can lend your support at amounts ranging from $5 to $20,000. Rewards include selfies of Rob and Richard, signed posters, and the opportunity to appear in an episode. If you go for the latter option, I’m going to go ahead and guess that there will be shenanigans.