spn_summergen is an anonymous, prompt-based, gen fanworks gift exchange designed to help Supernatural fans while away the desert months of summer hiatus.This is a Supernatural challenge, which means (at least some of) your characters must be part of Supernatural canon. Original characters are welcome, but RPF (real person fiction) is generally not allowed. The exception to this is the French Mistake timeline, but we ask that you use this scenario prudently. Please keep within the spirit of the event. All other types of sub-genres are welcome: angst, crack, past-fic and future-fic, case files, brotherly bonding, AUs, fluff, curtain fic, character studies, monster studies, monster-of-the-week comedies and tragedies and everything in between. Gifts can be of any rating.
SPN_BIGPRETZEL is the home of fun!fic. No violence. No hurt/comfort. Just our favorite characters enjoying a lighthearted moment. Playing pranks. Watching "Dr. Sexy, M.D." Scarfing down bacon cheeseburgers and giant pitchers of beer.
This is a Bang to celebrate the complex, amazing, heroic eldest Winchester brother.Sign-ups are open now and will run until July 1st.
15 June 2017 - Author, Artist, Beta sign ups open
30 June 2017 - Author sign ups close
15 September 2017 - 1st Author Check In (general check in)
15 November 2017 - 2nd Author Check In (general check in)
13 December 2017 - Author Rough Draft (70% completion), summaries, warnings due
16 December 2017 - Art Claims Open
20 December 2017 - 1st Artist Check In (general check in), Final Author Check in (Artist connected)
15 January 2018 - Art Rough Draft due, Author Final Draft Due
25 January 2018 - Posting schedule posted
1 February 2018 - Posting begins
Last year, we had such a great time with the Louden Swain Writing Challenge (which turned into a mini bang) and the band LOVED seeing the results so we’re going to do it again! (Please be gentle with me as host, as this is my first time being involved with any kind of bang, much less hosting one.)
I’ve decided to add The Station Breaks as a side project to this since Rob has either written or co-written all of their songs, too!
Each week will focus on a different theme in the spn universe. these may be characters, places, episodes, quotes, or just overall ideas. the sunday before each new week starts, we will make a post officially announcing that week’s theme along with a few other details (and maybe a few ideas). post your theme-related creation any time before the end of the week (by sunday at midnight pacific time), and make sure to tag it with #spnhiatuscreations in the first five tags!Their schedule
week 1 (May 22 - May 28): “the only thing we had in this world—the only thing, aside from this car, was each other.”
week 2 (May 29 - June 4): urban legends
week 3 (June 5 - June 11): ships (back by popular demand!)
week 4 (June 12 - June 18): Sam Winchester
week 5 (June 19 - June 25): women of supernatural
week 6 (June 26 - July 2): Crowley
week 7 (July 3 - July 9): alternate versions of characters
week 8 (July 10 - July 16): archangels or princes of hell
week 9 (July 17 - July 23): “you, me, and Sam. we’re just better together.”
week 10 (July 24 - July 30): spells, symbols, and sigils
week 11 (July 31 - August 6): emotions
week 12 (August 7 - August 13): Castiel
week 13 (August 14 - August 20): hunters or men of letters
week 14 (August 21 - August 27): “i hate you…and i love you.”
week 15 (August 28 - September 3): classic rock songs
week 16 (September 4 - September 10): Dean Winchester
week 17 (September 11 - September 17): sets or scenery
week 18 (September 18 - September 24: always keep fighting
week 19 (September 25 - October 1): Who We Are (12x22) / All Along the Watchtower (12x23)
week 20 (October 2 - October 8): season 13 promos
****Fundraiser breakdown of profits****
3/22/17-4/02/17: Donating profits towards the group #E4K fundraiser for Randomacts.org here: https://www.crowdrise.com/endure-4-kindness-2017/fundraiser/PortlandSPN
4/03/17 and on: Using profits towards Portland SPN family (Twitter @Portland_SPN) group share of split convention booths, to buy raffle prizes used to raise money for local charities, and provide snacks/swag to SPN fans at events.
To help celebrate Briana Buckmaster's birthday (which happens during Chicon in July) we are trying to raise money for a charity that she frequently supports, New Leash on Life. I've set the goal for $500, but I'm hoping that if we all come together, we can far surpass that goal!!! Please message me with any questions you may have!! And thanks for helping us to support a greast cause!
Since 2017 is the last year Mark Sheppard will be a guest at Creation cons and the last year he will appear on Supernatural as Crowley, we wanted to show how much we love the King of Hell.
We are raising funds for Camp Conrad Chinnock in his honor. A camp dedicated to demonstrating children with diabetes can have a positive camping experience.
As a show of support we're also going to pass out gold paper crowns to wear during his panel. Take selfies and group photos using the hashtag #longlivetheking on social media sending Mark your messages. Hopefully we can get it trending so SPNfamily from all over can contribute.
While researching a topic for a new film project in 2012, I discovered fanfic, which led me to conducting and filming a series of interviews with fanfic writers & readers. The project quickly took on a life of its own and became an exploration of women, transmedia storytelling, and fandom. As a fangirl myself, I wanted to discuss how others felt about identifying as fangirls, our communities, the pride and occasional embarrassment we feel, and most of all the passion–the squee. Although originally conceived as a documentary feature film, the story was far too big and multi-layered to fit into that structure so we had to re-think it as a series of webisodes.