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The latest on what Supernatural fans are up to!
 
Fan Fiction
 
As usual we have several challenges and community fan fiction sites up and running.  Some are accepting submissions. Some have been completed and some are waiting to publish. In all cases there is lots of new fic out there!
 
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This project aims to be more than just online fan fiction. They hope to publish their entries. For those writers on the site, there are currently two spots still open. Submission guidelines are here.
 

Welcome to SPN Short Stories! We’re a project dedicated to creating a collection of short fan fiction stories, to be printed in a book that you can have and hold and cherish for yourself. Various information about the project can be found throughout our pages, but here’s a brief summary of what we’re doing.

We’re collecting original works from various fandom authors who’ve agreed to be a part of this project, and each of those works will correspond to one of the collection’s themes. These pieces will be gen, canon-compliant, and shorter than 1200 words each. Each work will be newly written for this project and previously unpublished.

The book isn’t meant to tell a story, but rather, to be a collection of snapshots- bits and pieces of the characters and universe that we have come to know and love over the past twelve years; it’s something of a monument to the show that’s done so much for us, as well as the incredible fandom that’s been built around it.

Once the authors have been properly accounted for, we’ll be running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the book’s printing and distribution, while any net profit will be donated (specifics to be determined- look here for more). Helping us fund the Kickstarter will give you an opportunity to get a copy of the book yourself, as well as any additional rewards we may add along the way. Depending on general feedback, we may also print a few additional copies of the book to be sold post-campaign (with profits going, again, to the charity or charities we’ve selected). 

Overall, this project is a labour of love that’s been in the works for a few months now, and that we’ll hopefully be able to see through to completion over the next little while. Feel free to check out our other pages for more detailed information about this project, or send us an ask if there’s anything you’re not sure about. Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

 
 
Author submissions closed, Artist submissions still available. Posting starts in September 2017.
 
This Bang event is for Supernatural and Supernatural RPF fanfics that focus on the relationships between Dean, Sam and Castiel, or Jared, Jensen and Misha. Team Free Will BB stories can be gen, or have a particular pairing, or threesome or poly construct.
What’s important is that all three characters are present and are the focus of the story.
For example:You can write a Sam/Cas story that also explores the deep friendship between Dean and Cas, and Sam and Dean’s brother relationship.You cannot write a Sam/Dean story in which Cas does not appear, or a Dean/Cas story where Sam is off doing research for most of the story.
 
Celebrating Sam  Submissions closed, posting to begin May 1.
 

What’s the best way to celebrate the birthday of our favorite little brother? By creating the things you do best - fics, graphics, gif sets, poems, vids, any and all fanworks devoted to Sam Winchester. @ohsamtumbles and @spnlittlebro are teaming up to host a cross-platform birthday extravaganza the week of Sam’s birthday, and here’s how it’s going to work:

  • Saturday, March 25th: OhSam LiveJournal comm will put up a masterpost for people to leave one- or two-word prompts (for example: “autumn”, “blood loss”, “surprise”). For those who don’t have LJ accounts, no worries! Anon commenting will be available on the post for you to leave prompts (please leave one prompt per comment, which will make it easier to keep track of prompts and fills).
  • Saturday, April 1st: The masterpost for prompts will close, and no new prompts can be added after this point. There won’t be any claims - each prompt is open and can have multiple fills. We’re excited to see the variety of things you all come up with! 
  • April: You have the month of April to work on fills. These should be hurt/comfort, Sam-centric original work (fic, art, graphics, poetry, vids, you name it!).
  • Monday, May 1st to Sunday, May 7th:
  • Another masterpost will go up on OhSam LJ to keep track of the fills, and you can begin posting your work on either LJ or tumblr. 
  • If you post a fill on LJ, comment on the masterpost with a link. 
  • Tumblr users tag their creations here with #celebratingsam and we will be reblogging those. If you can, post a link on LJ when you fill a prompt. (If you can’t, let the mods at @spnlittlebro or @ohsamtumbles know and we will make sure a link is added and people know the prompt’s been filled).
 
https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/700878182157676548/QCNRsmtw.jpg .
 
 
Dean/Cas Big Bang Still accepting submissions.
 
Schedule

April 1: Author and artist sign ups open

May 1: Author sign-ups close

June 1: Author check-up (a casual check to see how you’re doing)

July 1: Mandatory author check-in

Aug 1: Email sent to authors requesting rough drafts and summaries for artist claims. Drafts must be at least 80% complete to be accepted.

Aug 3: Final day for authors to submit drafts (80% complete or more) and summaries for claims – no exceptions. Artist sign-ups close.

Aug 9: Story summaries will be sent by email for registered artists to review. 

Aug 19: Claims open to registered artists at 10am EST

Aug 20: Public claims open to all artists at 10am EST and continue until all stories have been claimed. Team introduction emails will be sent out as artists are assigned and teams are confirmed.

Aug 22: Team check-ins #1. All teams must have introduced themselves and authors should have sent a rough draft to their artist (or made arrangements to do so).

Aug 22: Email sent to authors requesting promo information

Aug 24: Any posting date conflicts/preferences should be sent to mods by this date

Aug 26: Posting Schedule released

Sept 1: Team Promotions begin

Sept 9: Email reminder for mandatory team check in #2 goes out

Sept 16: Team check-ins #2. Teams must have communicated by this point and alerted the mods as to any problems. Failure to check in may disqualify you from the challenge.

Sept 17: Email sent with reminder re: art drafts and final fic drafts along with submission link for both.  

Sept 24: Art drafts due. Final fic drafts due

Oct 1: Posting begins and runs through November

Dates are subject to change. Any changes to dates will be announced.

 

We have the Supernatural Alternate Universe Big Bang. Sign ups begin May 1. Rules are here.
 

Do you like to write AU’s? Do you like writing about Crowley selling puppies to Sam more than him being the King of Hell?? Do you like writing about John being a nice dad who cares about his kids with all his heart??? 

Look no further, because the SPN AU Bang is here to cater to all your AU needs. The purpose of this bang is to increase the non-canon content in our fandom. You have the freedom to write anything (with the exception of the restricted items, as stated in the rules), as long as it isn’t canon. 

From May to December, we will be hosting this bang! 
 
Timeline

May 1 sign ups open
June 1 sign ups close for writers/betas
July 15 writer check-in
Aug 15 rough drafts due sign ups close for artists
Aug 20 art claims
Aug 25 writer/artist pairs announced
Oct 15 writer check-in
Oct 15 artist check-in
Nov 25 final drafts due
Dec 1 posting
 
One community uses music for their inspiration.
 
SPN Song Creations Challenge. Challenges are issued every month
 
What Is It? The Spn Song Creations Challenge is a challenge blog dedicated to Supernatural and music as a source of inspiration.
 
How Does It Work? Every month, the prompts for the challenge will have a theme based on music. This can include genres, artists, albums, etc. The prompt can be interpreted freely and the work can be any form of media including graphics, gifs, fanart, fanvids, fanfic, etc.
 
Fan Art
 
We have some fantastic artists in our fandom!
 
 
 
 
 She has more gorgeous sketches of our cast here.
 
Not all art is drawn. SpnStitch does marvellous work in cross-stitch. Check it out at her Twitter.
 
Supernatural Wind Chimes gives your home a special touch
 
 
And, of course, there is the ever popular Pancake Art! Thanks SPNUk for the tip.
 
 
 We can't forget the Puppets by LittleMissKirst, including
 
 
 
 
 Some of our fandom artists have gotten media attention.
 
The Daily Fandom reported onThe Art of Fan Jewelry
 
 Nerds and Beyond reported Fandom Artist Spotlight: MintMintDoodles, who works in several fandoms, including Supernatural.
 
Hit 'Next' for more Fan Projects
 

 
Actor Recognition
 
We fans appreciate the actors of Supernatural and we show them our love!
 
 
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This project and collection of letters is officially being dubbed “PittCon 2017: The Jared Padalecki Project”

I’m going to list some guidelines below, as I’ve gotten a ton of questions about it.

1. Use the subject “Letters to Jared” when you send the email. This will help me sort through them, considering this is my personal email account and I do receive many emails there daily.

2. The letters must be sent via email. If you send them to my inbox (either my ask or my submit), I will not use them. Sorry, it’s just way easier for me to have them all in one place.

3. If you choose to be anonymous in your letter, please state that first and foremost in your email. (before starting your letter)

4. You can include a photo of yourself sporting some AKF clothing if you so choose! This also applies to anyone who has already sent a letter, just shoot me another email containing your picture (still using the same subject line) and I’ll put them together.

5. Subject matter should be positive! I do not want these letter to bring Jared down or put him in a bad place. We are thanking him, not trying to push our issues on him. *I do not want to read the letters, as I respect your privacy, but if I feel I have to because of people not following this guideline, I will.*

6. Length of the letters should not be an issue, as I don’t foresee people telling their whole life stories, but I’ll limit it to one page in a Microsoft Word/Google document. 

7. Deadline for sending the letters is August 10, 2017! PittCon is one month after that, so that should give me enough time to put everything together!

**If you have any questions regarding the project or the letters, please ask me by sending an ask or a private message! I can’t wait to hear from all of you :)

 
 Jared isn't the only star getting recognition. A French Fan will be presenting a tribute to Matt Cohen at this year's Darklight Convention
 
 
Fans are also reaching out to Rachel Miner, to show their appreciation!
 
 
http://shotgunsammy.co.vu/post/159160185839/the-rachel-miner-project
 
Finally, SuperWiki  organized a tribute to one of the most important characters on our show, The Impala!
 
http://supernaturalwiki.tumblr.com/post/159673459467/on-april-24th-the-impala-turns-50-lets-send
 
If you missed it, The WFB's Wednesday wrote a special celebration article for Baby's 50th birthday. Her tribute features a video a fan made specifically for the event!
 
 Charity
 
 Of course, one of the most active parts of fandom is work for charity.
 
 Castiel's Angels is very active in raising funds for the various charities our cast supports.
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 Several groups have combined their artistic talent and charity.
 
Wackydoodledevon
 
The Random Art Project raises money for Random Acts by selling their artwork
 
During the course of 2017, this store will be selling artwork to raise money for the charity RandomActs with 100% of the net proceeds being donated to the charity. The images are all lovingly created by me, in traditional media (mostly pens and watercolours), and all artwork for sale are originals. But here's the twist. Each image will be created in a single day. Every day a new artwork will be available for purchase - Kind of like Inktober where you do a drawing every day for a month, only this is going to last a year. The aim is to challenge myself to explore new ideas and actually get something down on paper instead of vague images floating around in my mind, while also raising some money for charity (hopefully).Obviously there's a limit on what I can achieve in a day, but hopefully you'll find something you like and choose help a good cause.
 
littlemisskirst
Littlemisskirst is donating two of her wonderful puppets to be auctioned off for charity at this year's AHBL convention.
 
 
Carry On
Carry On is running a series of auctions to benefit Random Acts. Our cast has offered various items for auction including a Skype session with Ty Olsson, various items autographed by Misha Collins, Jensen Ackles, Briana Buckmaster and Kim Rhodes, Jared Padalecki, Matt Cohen and others. The auction ends Sunday, April 30 at 3:00 pm, so there isn't much time. You can check out the items for auction at the Carry On shop on Ebay, or check out their Twitter Timeline for details.
 
 
Salute To Fandom
 
Time Lords & Tribbles, Winchesters & Muggles is a five year retrospective of the DePaul Pop Culture Conference.
 
In celebration of the first five years of the DePaul Pop Culture Conference, this book collects essays, thoughts, and contributions from participants over the past half decade. From Doctor Who to Star Trek, the works of Joss Whedon to Supernatural, and of course the fifth anniversary event on Harry Potter, enjoy the 100 or so essays about the importance of Pop Culture in our lives. With keynote essays from Robert Shearman (Doctor Who), Brannon Braga (the Star Trek franchise), Robbie Thompson (Supernatural), Lisa Klink (Star Trek Voyager), Cheryl Cain (Firefly), and Alanna Bennett (Harry Potter)!
 
Our own Nightsky reports on the Supernatural conference in this book. FarAwayEyes also added a chapter on the Supernatural conference as well as the Star Trek conference. We have a chance to see our fandoms through the eyes of a variety of people from all walks of life. The book was announced April 18 and is available here.
 
 

As I am reminded each month, we have so many talented, giving people in this fandom. I'm proud to be a part of it! 

Did we miss any Supernatural fandom projects? Are there any in the works that you'd like to publicize? Contact us via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (buttons at the top of this page) or a comment on this article! Also, we'd love to hear if any of you have participated in these projects!