There’s a 100-percent chance of Rainer Shine. Nathan Fillion will appear in several episodes as a self-important weatherman with whom Phil develops a friendship. “He has always been Phil’s favorite weatherman,” says Lloyd, adding: “Phil imagines that might have been a career path for him had things worked ever so slightly differently for him, but the guy is small-time celebrity and imagines he’s a little bit larger celebrity than he is. Phil idolizes him and then gets a little jealous when that guy starts lavishing attention on other family members.”
Firefly alums Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk us all with their series Con Man, so what’s the logical next step after creating a crazy popular show about comic conventions? A game about them, obviously!
In a trailer released on Entertainment Weekly, animated versions of Fillion and Tudyk explain why you need Con Man: The Game. Most of us have been to some sort of convention, and I’m sure at one point or another we’ve all had at least a fleeting thought about starting one very own celebrating our particular brand of geekdom.
Well, forget collecting funds, creating Kickstarters, and figuring out how to get celebrities to stop by, because with Con Man: The Game, you get to create the convention of your dreams. Your goal is to put on the best con you possibly can, so in addition to making it amazing, you also need to remember the little things that make a HUGE difference; things like emptying the garbage cans (seriously, if you’ve been to a convention, you know how gross those can get) before ENORMOUS RATS invade the event, making sure you’ve got plenty of bathrooms for con-goers, and keeping the food tasty and fresh (nobody wants to get food poisoning while they’re in full-armored cosply, y’all).
Oh, and you…
GEEKING OUT premieres August 14 at 11/10c on AMC
Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg are joined by Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, and J.J. Abrams on Geeking Out.
Hosted by Kevin Smith (Comic Book Men, Clerks) and Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Lost, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and graphic novel Dream Jumper), Geeking Out is a 30-minute talk show that takes a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens and features celebrity interviews, discussion and out-of-the-studio segments.
I’ve added photos of Nathan Fillion at SDCC 2016 to the gallery and caught up on a few previous events. Head over to Nathan Fillion Online’s photogallery and enjoy!
Former Castle star Nathan Fillion is returning to to ABC and to his half-hour comedy roots with a recurring role on the upcoming eighth season of Modern Family. He will play local weatherman Rainor Shine (as in rain or shine) who becomes involved with the Dunphy family. Modern Family co-creator/executive producer Steve Levitan revealed the casting at TCA where he attended a panel featuring ABC comedy showrunners. He also said that Martin Short is among the guest stars on tap for the upcoming season, which premieres Wednesday, September 21.
Nathan Fillion has post-Castle plans, for what typically would have been his first day back at the ABC series’ set. And those plans are pretty…. hairy.
Speaking with Michael Ausiello at TVLine’s Comic-Con studio presented by ZTE — where he and Alan Tudyk were promoting Con Man, their web series about a sci-fi actor’s adventures on the convention circuit — Fillion questioned if there was any way to have a “proper send-off” (versus down-to-the-wire cancellation) for a series, after eight years.
“[I’ve worked] with amazing people that I love so very, very much… [and] I’ll miss them dearly,” the actor said. “But its been eight years since I haven’t had a plan” for that first Monday after Comic-Con, when production on Castle traditionally resumes.
Have you ever tried to run your own comic book convention? We’ll, it’s not easy. There are toilets to clean, garbage cans to empty and naked grannies running loose who need to be covered up. Join Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion and friends as they help you reach for the greatest con ever: Shock-A-Con! But watch out for the aliens of cancelled-to-soon sci-fi show, Spectrum as they try and destroy what you’ve built. Based on their hit show, Con Man – now airing on Comic Con HQ, the game brings together the cast of season 1 while you take on the role of Convention Manager. Good luck!
Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Powerless, Star Wars: Rogue One) and Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), along with P. J. Haarsma, Felicia Day, Nolan North, Mindy Sterling, and many more, discuss their wild ride with Comic-Con HQ on season 2 and the amazing friends and unforgettable fans who made season one possible. You can expect plenty of surprise guests, giveaways, and one very special sneak peek!
#NerdHQ | July 21-24, 2016 | San Diego New Children’s Museum
A Conversation For A Cause at Nerd HQ on Friday, July 22 with Nathan Fillion.
Hal Rudnick and Honest Trailer writer Joe Starr welcome Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, and PJ Haarsma to talk about their show Con Man and get weird con stories and questions from the Screen Junkies audience. Then the Screen Junkies behind Honest Game Trailers hang out with the cast and creators of Unlocked! Featuring Michael Rooker, Alison Haislip, and more!
Show Guests: Nathan Fillion (@NathanFillion) Alan Tudyk (@AlanTudyk) P.J. Haarsma (@PJhaarsma)
Although Joss Whedon’s acclaimed show Buffy the Vampire Slayer lasted for seven seasons, his follow-up — a space western called Firefly — was canceled after barely one. Luckily for fans, the series has lived on in other media, first in the 2005 sequel film Serenity and then in various Dark Horse comic series.
“I think that it’s the characters and their relationships first and foremost that keeps people coming back for more, followed pretty closely by the richness of the setting and the backstory,” comic writer and iZombie co-creator Chris Roberson tells EW. “There’s just so much to explore.”
Roberson is now getting his own chance to explore the world of Serenity with a new comic from Dark Horse, Serenity: No Power in the ‘Verse, illustrated by Georges Jeanty. Jeanty illustrated the previous Serenity comic, Leaves on the Wind, and No Power in the ‘Verse picks up about a year and a half after the conclusion of that storyline.