If you’re a SUPERNATURAL fan you probably know about the show’s conventions. Held across the US and Canada (as well as in a few other countries around the world), the conventions bring fans together and give them an opportunity to see their favorite actors and actresses from the show.
Rob Benedict (Chuck/God) and Richard Speight, Jr. (Trickster/Gabriel) are recurring guest stars on SUPERNATURAL and they’re also regulars on the show’s con circuit. Speight serves as the emcee for most conventions, while Benedict is a panel member and leader of the house band, Loudain Swain. The pair’s repeated convention experiences inspired them to create a new series called KING OF CONS.
Originally funded through Kickstarter, the show is a single camera comedy starring Benedict, Speight and a slew of well-known SUPERNATURAL faces. Speight is Rich, a thrice-divorced former actor who enjoys the faux fame he experiences at the hands of a gaggle fans who still think he matters. Benedict is Rob, a a divorcee-to-be who is back on the circuit to cover the costs of his failed marriage and stalled career.
The show follows the pair as they travel from convention to convention, desperately trying to hang on to their fame.
KINGS OF CON is available in the U.S. on Comic-Con HQ. The first two episodes will drop today, followed by a new episode every Tuesday until the end of the season. There will also be a live aftershow every week.
Speight and Benedict also announced that some international viewers will be able to watch the show as well. According to the show’s Facebook page, viewers in the UK, Canada, Australia and Germany can watch the show via iTunes, Google, Playstation, Xbox, Vimeo and Amazon. Check their page for more details.