My Personal Thank You
The whole comic con experience, meeting other bloggers, fans, and of course reporting the news back to everyone here is still making me go "Wow!" It's certainly generated enough excitement for the upcoming season where I feel the energy in the fandom. It's fantastic. Just about every blogger I ran into at the con heard of Supernatural and wanted to discuss the show. Most loved it, some questioned the angel story line, but those people only generated a lively discussion that engaged the entire table. This happened in the Chuck press room of all places. A showrunner for Fringe too, J.H. Wyman, acknowledged Supernatural with fondness since they're part of the same campus now in Vancouver. Workers from both shows know each other well. I never heard chatter about another show like that.
Anyway, many people came here for their info and linked the articles to other sites, and for that I'm truly grateful. If you look at the most viewed articles, the Misha Collins interview has already moved to number two on the all time list. That's pretty awesome. Thank you, thank you, and I'm so pleased I have such a wonderful audience to share all this great news with. My hubby and dogs weren't as impressed. Neither were the kids, when they found out I didn't meet Tom Welling.
Man, while I was gone, my email Inbox exploded with all the con news. So much going on.
First the bad news (I always like to get that out of the way first). The set tours for the upcoming Salute To Supernatural convention in Vancouver in a few weeks were cancelled. It's been suggested the network had some confidentiality issues. Creation has an announcement on their site and they will be issuing refunds soon. I have good intel Creation is trying to make it up to the fans, and it will likely result in one or more additional guests announced. I heard one name, but I'll wait for the official announcment.
I've been reporting on the Jus In Bello convention in Rome, Italy and was very pleased to see they were able to confirm their first guests, Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins. More are definitely coming, but that's a great start in getting those tickets moving. Again, for more info, go to http://jusinbello.it/. Congratulations guys! I'm so happy for all of you.
Laura also let me know some very good news for the con in Spain. She first told me about it while at Comic Con, but in my delay in mentioning the con they had an awesome development. Jared is coming! They have also confirmed
Claudio Serrano and David Robles, the actors who do Dean and Sam's voices in the Spanish version of Supernatural and as a 3rd confirmed guest, the IMPALA will be there! Soon some more important guests will be confirmed. The event will take place in Barcelona, the June 12th and 13th, 2010. Info can be found here: http://www.klzevents.com.
There are also cons being planned in Argentina and Brazil, although the Brazil one currently is in question. I'll announce more about these conventions as dates and guests are confirmed. Cons are also being planned by Creation Entertainment again in LA, New Jersey, and Vancouver, so it's looking like a very busy year for the boys.
If anyone has up to minute convention news, please share in the "Contact Us" section or via comments and I promise I'll be quicker in posting updates as I have been.
Running For The Finish Line
It's funny, when I announced back in May that we would be posting daily (with the exception of Saturdays, since traffic for that day was people looking for gun dealers and got our site my mistake), elle2 emailed me instantly with a "ARE YOU CRAZY!?!" I told her I'd handle it somehow, and she could contribute whatever she wanted. Elle2 since then has more than stepped up, contributing some wonderful looks back at prior seasons, episodes by the various writers, a look at the music for each season (yes, season three is coming as soon as I can finish the clips), plenty of other great stuff and well as her landmark "Is Sam Winchester Too Stupid To Live?", which has become one of the most popular articles on this site.
Then, several of you went and sent me your articles with permission to reprint. Faellie has contributed three fantastic articles, including "Dean Winchester is a Feminist," which has sparked some wonderful and lively discussion. Tigershire, who by the way earns the title of the very first commenter on this site (with Suze as a very close second), submitted one as well as the idea for "Got Winchester," which has gotten plenty of interest. I also thank so much Bethany for her article and idea for the your favorite Supernatural episode. Last but not least, Mae sent something just this week, and so far its another great look at our favorite show that we never considered before. Thanks everyone for your contributions, and making elle2's and my impossible task easier.
It turns out we've been able to take on this "Hellatus" rather easily and get through this nightmare together. We only had to take one hiatus ourselves for Comic Con, but we all needed a breather. So, what's coming up? Aside from elle2's look at season three music (plus her season four stuff), I've got my Deeper Look at Season Four Sam Winchester and A Deeper Look at Season Four Dean Winchester, something I did last season and felt should be done again. I'm trying to compile Winchesterisms (so far I've only got Dean), I've got another few top ten lists up my sleeve, the Season One Awards (by demand of both of you) and if I ever find time, recaps for "What Is and What Should Never Be" and the one missing episode from Season Three, "Red Sky At Morning." Recaps are rough though. I love doing them, but they get half the interest other articles get. So, if you want specific ones, speak up!
I'm also going to be kicking up my weekly posts for Blogcritics, including a preview for The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural season five. I'm also trying to improve the template on this site and introduce some better menuing features. You might have noticed some tweaks here and there. Changes are coming surely but slowly. You have a suggestion for the site? Please send and I'll pass it across the couch to the hubby (aka programmer) for consideration.
Also, I'm experimenting with this damned Twitter thing. So far I've only got a personal account and I'm listing my "tweets" on the right hand bottom of the page. Are people interested in following The Winchester Family Business on Twitter? I know, I think it's a sign of the Apocalypse as well, which probably suits a Supernatural themed site. If you're looking for really entertaining tweets (if not really confusing), try Misha Collins. His is a unique mind. Anyway, I'm still on the fence.
Okay, that's all I've got for now. You got any fan news or developments to share? Use the comments below. I'd love to hear them.