Fans Get First Look at Mockumentary “CON ARTISTS” Through First-Ever Personal Online Pop-Culture Convention Experience ‘CON-CON’


Los Angeles, CA (November 17, 2014) – Voice-over superstars and convention veterans Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt are about to bring the pop culture convention experience right into fans living rooms like never before. Under their Monkey Kingdom Productions banner, the creative couple have partnered with MatterDoor Productions to create CON-CON, a live, free direct-to-fans personal convention experience on December 6th. To kick-off the event, fans will get a first-look opportunity to grab their highly-anticipated mockumentary, CON ARTISTS, four days ahead of its nationwide release on Vimeo’s On-Demand platform on December 10th.

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Recognizing the growing popularity but sometimes expense and logistical concerns of attending a convention, Lowenthal (Prince of Persia, Ben 10, Sunset Overdrive) and Platt (Legion of Superheroes, Naruto, Persona) created this new CON-CON event in order to deliver a fun and immersive personal convention experience directly to the stay-at-home fan. The free 6-hour online event will be packed with live panels filled with celebrity guests from TV, film, videogames, and animation, an online ‘dealers room’, ‘artists alley’ and even swag give-aways. Plus, participants will get a special discount not available to the public when they purchase the new geektastic feature-length film, CON ARTISTS, during the event.

A documentary/mockumentary hybrid in the vein of “Spinal Tap” and “Waiting for Guffman,” CON ARTISTS chronicles documentary filmmaker Boris Kievsky accompanying his two ‘famous’ voice actor friends, Lowenthal and Platt, through a year of attending the weird and wonderful world of science-fiction/anime/comic book/fantasy conventions. The film stars Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Platt, and Boris Kievsky, along with a few real-life convention circuit cameos including Wil Wheaton (Tabletop, Big Bang Theory), and Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica, The Bridge), Eisner Award-winning writer/director Paul Jenkins, actors Vic Mignogna (Full Metal Alchemist, Star Trek Continues) and Steve Blum (Wolverine, Cowboy Bebop).

After a year of filming at eleven conventions across the US and Canada, the trio realized that they wanted their film available directly to the fans and the otaku who have made the film possible with their rabid love of…everything they love. So Monkey Kingdom Productions and MatterDoor Productions have decided to buck the traditional distribution system in favor of one more suited to their audience: digital streaming and downloads.

“It was really important to us that the fans of this world have easy and direct access to the film. We made it with them and for them and we want them to be able to watch it as quickly and easily as possible. When looking at the traditional distribution platforms we realized that it would make it harder for those fans to access at a price point that we felt fair, so we decided to step away from the old system and get the film as quickly, easily, and cheaply into the fans hands.” Platt added, “And we couldn’t think of a better way to introduce them to the finished film than by inviting them to a con made especially for them.”

Lowenthal also noted, “Con Artists screened for audiences at conventions in London and Vegas to rave reviews and we can’t wait to get it to the rest of the fans world-wide. In the meantime, come to Con-Con!”

Con-Con Convention

  • Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
  • Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pm PACIFIC STANDARD TIME
  • Location: Secret ONLINE location…delivered upon registration
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register: Enter your name and email in the from below.

“CON ARTISTS” will be available nationwide on VOD on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014.

Register for the Con-Con:

Visit our Con-Con page for more information, schedule and line-up!