The Supernatural fandom has always been active and generous for various charitable organizations. At this moment, two current groups of committed fans are especially doing all they can to carry on that tradition.
For the last month or so, over at The Supernatural Crossroads we've been having a Weechester fan fic contest. The premise was to write the scene mentioned in "Dark Side of The Moon" when Sam ran away to Flagstaff and Dean caught Hell from John for letting that happen. There were so many great entries and the list of the fics submitted can be found on the Supernatural Crossroads main page. I highly recommend taking time to read them.
The decision was tough, however, there were a few standouts and yesterday the winners were announced. They are as follows:
Honorable Mention: One Manâ€™s Heaven is Another Man's Hell by Aislinn
Third Place: A Momentary Lapse of Reason by RiverOfWind
Second Place: Time's Turned Glass by Metamorphagi
First Place: Growing Up The Hard Way by Nachuma
Congratulations to the winners! One of the prizes was for the fic to be forever linked on our Episode Guide page under "Dark Side of The Moon." Considering how good these fics were, I've decided to link all four to the page. Those stories will forever be linked on our permanent archive here.
A big thanks from those of us from The Winchester Family Business, Support Supernatural, and Winchester Bros for participating.
On September 7th, which just also happens to be the day of the Season Five DVD release, the Official "Supernatural: Original Television Soundtrack - Seasons 1 - 5" is available for purchase as well. This soundtrack actually features the score tracks by longtime "Supernatural" composers Jay Gruska and Christopher Lennertz. As a big fan of their work, it's nice to see such a collection offered like this. The format will be available in MP3 download and/or CD.
The song titles are certainly eye catchers! My favorites are Isn't it Bromantic?, Dean's Dirty Organ, Blood Drops Keep Falling on My Head, and Ruby: So Cute, So Creepy. Actually, those titles remind me of the mock K-Tel-ish commercials on the early days "Saturday Night Live" or "SCTV," but the music is all that matters! As long as it's not polka or acapella or Buckwheat sings, we're good!
For the track listing and song samples, go to amazon.com. If you want to order, kindly click on an Amazon ad somewhere on this page and find the item so the Winchester Family Business gets credit for the sale (that's true for all Amazon items BTW).
The album is being released by WaterTower Music, which is an affliliate of Warner Brothers. It's all in the family. Thanks so much to Deborah and Stephanie for the tip!
Jim Beaver, @Jumblejim and Beav to all his twidjits, is our beloved Bobby Singer on Supernatural, and August 12th he is celebrating his 60th birthday.
Well love by all his cast members, Beaver has been a stable and consistent actor on the show, and the only character the writers have remain true to for the entire 5 years. If fact, the only permanent set on Supernatural is Bobby's house. Everything else is either a temporary set (including all of those terrific motel rooms) or a real location.
Jim Beaver is a long history as a character actor and playwright, and is also quite the film historian. He has starred as Ellsworth on HBO's Emmy Award winning series Deadwood, and has played simultaneous roles on Supernatural, Big Love, and John From Cincinnati. He also played Sheriff Charlie Mills on Harper's Island, a tremendous horror thriller/mystery created by Ari Schlossberg. If you havenâ€™t seen it, you should!
A Vietnam vet and a native of Laramie, Wyoming, Beaver was married to Cecily Adams (daughter of Don Adams) from 1989 until her death in 2004. The tragic story of her courageous cancer battle and the bittersweet childhood of their autistic daughter, Maddie has been chronicled in his book Life's That Way: A Memoir. Of Beaverâ€™s novel, Publishers Weekly writes, â€œWhile this cancer memoir often chills the reader to the core with pain and frustration, it offers countless reasons to cheer Beaver as a remarkable man, a loving husband and a responsible single parent.â€ (So like our Bobby!)
Besides his recurring role of Bobby this year, Jumblejim will appear on the series premiere of the NBC series Law and Order: Los Angelesin September playing the father of a murder victim on the drama. He'll act alongside recently-announced regulars Alfred Molina and Skeet Ulrich. Of his guest appearance Jim writes, "It'll be fun to play something that doesn't have demons in it," (Okay everyone, Iâ€™m sure heâ€™s just kiddingâ€¦.at least I hope so!)
So from this â€˜foreverâ€™ twidjit, of which you have like ahâ€¦ 28,000, Happy Birthday and many, many more to come!
I know a few of you had been curious about this, so I managed to get an official season six list from Warner Brothers of the Supernatural producers and writers and their titles. There are some new names and some missing ones. As suspected, Jeremy Carver has left the show. So has Julie Siege. There is a new Supervising Producer and there are three new writers.
Also confirmed, Sera Gamble is writing the season premiere and Phil Sgriccia is directing.
The list is below:
I'll tell you, Warner Brothers Television Group is going all out in their promotional push at Comic Con this year. There were a couple of really big announcements today, and they both do big honors for our show. For one, the design for the annual Smallville/Supernatural Comic Con bags were released today. I must say, it's nice!
WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP AND TV GUIDE MAGAZINE
CELEBRATE COMIC-CON 2010 WITH SPECIAL PRINT ISSUE
DEVOTED SOLELY TO PROGRAMMING FROM THE STUDIO
TV Guide Magazine Issues Four Collectible Covers Featuring
â€œThe Big Bang Theory,â€ â€œFringe,â€ â€œSmallvilleâ€ and â€œThe Vampire Diariesâ€
Exclusive Distribution to Fans During Comic-Con at the Warner Bros. Booth;
On-Sale Nationally at Newsstands Beginning Monday, July 26
Twitter Pitch: WBTV & TV Guide Mag special Comic-Con issue: http://bit.ly/dsQ5Ra #WBSDCC #2010 @Comic_Con @thewbdotcom @TVGuideMagazine
BURBANK, Calif. (July 12, 2010) â€“ Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) and TV Guide Magazine have cooked up something special for fans at this yearâ€™s Comic-Con: a special edition of the magazine devoted solely to programming from the Studio, with four collectible covers featuring the hit television series â€œThe Big Bang Theory,â€ â€œFringe,â€ â€œSmallvilleâ€ and â€œThe Vampire Diaries.â€ For a sneak peek at three of the covers, click here: www.thewb.com/comiccon/tvguidecovers2010
WBTVG will distribute copies of the magazine throughout the five days of Comic-Con (including Preview Night) exclusively at the Warner Bros. booth, #4545, on the convention floor. The special issue will then go on sale nationally to the public on newsstands beginning Monday, July 26.
In addition to the four collectible covers and features on those series, the 88-page special issue is stuffed with sections about the following programs:
Warner Bros. Televisionâ€™s (WBTV) continuing series â€œChuck,â€ â€œHuman Target,â€ â€œSupernaturalâ€ and â€œV,â€ WBTVâ€™s new action hour â€œNikitaâ€ and HBOâ€™s â€œTrue Bloodâ€
Family programming, including Warner Horizon Televisionâ€™s â€œUnnatural History,â€ as well as Warner Bros. Animationâ€™s new upcoming programs â€œThe Looney Tunes Show,â€ â€œMAD,â€ â€œScooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporatedâ€ and â€œThunderCatsâ€
Titles from DC Entertainment, including Warner Bros. Animationâ€™s (WBA) hit series â€œBatman: The Brave and the Boldâ€ and its upcoming show â€œYoung Justice,â€ as well as the WBA/Warner Home Video/Warner Premiere release of â€œBatman: Under the Red Hoodâ€ on Blu-rayâ„¢ and DVD
Other elements making this issue a must-have for fans include:
A 10-page sneak peek at the all-new Superman â€œGroundedâ€ storyline, starting in Superman #701, from DC Comics
An exclusive MAD magazine fold-in, created by Al Jaffee, gracing the inside back cover of the special issue, designed specifically for the convention, with a Comic-Con theme
Photo essay of the Warner Bros. booth throughout the years at Comic-Con
Cover gallery looking back at TV Guide Magazineâ€™s prior coverage of the Studioâ€™s Comic-Con series
The ultimate superfan quiz and crossword puzzle
For additional information about Warner Bros. Television activities at Comic-Con, follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom and use hashtag #WBSDCC, log on to www.thewb.com/comiccon, and read news at www.thewb.com/blog.
About Warner Bros. Television
Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) is one of the entertainment industryâ€™s most respected providers of original content, producing award-winning drama and comedy series for both broadcast network television and cable. WBTV is currently producing more than 20 primetime series, with at least one show on each of the five broadcast networks. New programs include the one-hour drama â€œThe Vampire Diariesâ€ on The CW, â€œHuman Targetâ€ for FOX, â€œThe Middleâ€ and â€œVâ€ for ABC and â€œMiami Medicalâ€ for CBS, among others. Signature continuing programs include â€œThe Big Bang Theory,â€ â€œThe Mentalist,â€ â€œTwo and a Half Men,â€ â€œThe New Adventures of Old Christineâ€ and â€œCold Caseâ€ for CBS, â€œFringeâ€ for FOX, â€œChuckâ€ for NBC and â€œGossip Girl,â€ â€œOne Tree Hill,â€ â€œSmallvilleâ€ and â€œSupernaturalâ€ for The CW. WBTVâ€™s cable series include â€œThe Closerâ€ and â€œSouthlandâ€ for TNT, as well as the upcoming â€œShamelessâ€ for Showtime and â€œChildrens Hospitalâ€ for Cartoon Network.
About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, Sinkinâ€™ in the Bathtub. Since then, WBAâ€™s characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studioâ€™s rich cartoon heritage. WBA also oversees the creative use and production of animated programming based on classic cartoon characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. WBA is one of the most-honored animation studios in history, garnering a grand total of six Academy AwardsÂ®, 35 EmmyÂ® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parentsâ€™ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards.
About TV Guide Magazine
TV Guide Magazine is one of the longest-published, most popular weekly magazines in the country, with 15 million weekly readers. As the ultimate guide to â€œWhatâ€™s Worth Watching,â€ readers refer to TV Guide Magazine more frequently than any other weekly magazine. Popular columns including â€œTV Insider,â€ Matt Roushâ€™s â€œRoush Review,â€ Bruce Frettsâ€™ â€œCheers & Jeers,â€ William Keckâ€™s â€œKeckâ€™s Exclusivesâ€ and Stephen Battaglioâ€™s â€œThe Bizâ€ cover every corner of the TV medium and bring exclusive news and interviews to readers who want to be in-the-know. TV Guide Magazine is the premier source for television news, guidance, and information about Americaâ€™s most popular leisure time activity. TV Guide Magazine was acquired by OpenGate Capital, LLC in 2008.
We've always been huge supporters of Support Supernatural's "A Dog's Life" charity campaign, and there's golden opportunity going on right now to give A Dog's Life the boost it desperately needs. Chase Community Giving will award 200 lucky charities $20,000 for their causes. This is so important, even Jared Padalecki has put out a plea for people to vote. Here is the message: