San Diego Comic Con 2017 is this week! The most anticipated comic book, superhero, scifi/fantasy genre event of the year starts this Wednesday, July 19 and runs through Sunday, July 23. This is a major promotional event for Supernatural, with press and thousands of fans eagerly awaiting the panel and spoiler teases that are released on Sunday. This year is extra special as Jared and Jensen will be appearing on the prestigious late night talk show, Conan Wed night!
 
The WFB has been covering all the exciting Supernatural SDCC17 announcements and products for the past few weeks. Visit our News Page for pictures of the Supernatural TV Guide cover, Comic-Con bag, panel schedule, promotional give-aways and TV appearances. Our own Nightsky will be attending the convention covering Supernatural and other panels of interest for The Winchester Family Business! Her schedule includes interviewing Jared, Jensen, Misha, Bob Singer and Andrew Dabb in the Supernatural press room.  Many of our show's past actors and writers will be there for new projects as well!

When Jeffrey Dean Morgan left Supernatural his career exploded.

Since leaving Supernatural at the end of season 7, showrunner Sera Gamble has been working her magic on a new fantasy thriller series, The Magicians. After a tantalizing 13 episode debut, The Magicians will begin its second season on Jan 25 on the Syfy network. 

If you haven’t yet seen The Magicians, it’s a cross between Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia with more sex and relationship drama to spice it up a bit! The plots are complex and mysterious, and there is a good balance between strong male and female characters. The description of the show from The Syfy Channel website teases:  

Based upon Lev Grossman's best-selling books, The Magicians centers around Brakebills University, a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity –

Following in Supernatural's footsteps, The Magicians is also filmed in Vancouver, Canada! Another member of the Supernatural family, Rick Worthy (the alpha vampire from seasons 6 and 7) plays a key role as the Dean of the higher education magic school.

I caught up Sera (who immediately recognized The WFB from her Supernatural days!) and the rest of the show’s talented, enthusiastic cast at San Diego Comic Con in July, 2016. They shared insights about their roles, behind-the-scenes stories of filming a magical adventure, and teasers of what’s in store for fans in season 2! Beware: SPOILERS! I'm saving the showrunners' and book author's interview for last. They share the most spoilers about the plots of season 2! 

Supernatural Fans continue to be creative and charitable!

U.S. Thanksgiving means turkey and family and fun. This year, the day after Thanksgiving means binging the Gilmore Girls revival!

This Sunday, Jeffrey Dean Morgan takes on the role of Negan on The Walking Dead.

One of the byproducts of Supernatural entering its 12th season is the ever-expanding list of talented Supernatural alumni. They are still part of the SPNFamily, but they have all moved onto new projects and new shows. The Winchester Family Business has always followed the careers of past cast, crew and staff members through social media flashes,  daily headlines on our News Page and weekly “Bits and Pieces” news summaries. To take our coverage to the next level and truly bring you the best reports on as many new projects as possible, this past July both Alice and I attended San Diego Comic Con (SDCC). Our access doubled the number of press rooms and show panels we could bring to you. Timeless, Eric Kripke’s new show, screened its first episode at SDCC.

As we previously featured on the Winchester Family Business, Ben Edlund's latest live action reboot of "The Tick" has been running as a Pilot Preview on Amazon for the last month.  Nate Winchester, Percysowner, and Alice Jester all watched and have a few observations on this latest rendition and it's potential as a series.  It's a special edition of the WFB crew review, blue superhero edition!

It's pretty common knowledge that "Arrow" is a show that is very close and personal to the cast and crew of "Supernatural".  For one, "Arrow" and "Supernatural" have been Wednesday night companions for most of "Arrow's" existence on The CW.  They have adjacent studios at the Canadian Motion Picture Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.  Their star, Stephen Amell, has a rather "interesting" friendship with Jared and somehow Jensen is always in the middle of the fun.