Updated - now with second AND THIRD promo.  The CW has aired three promos (albeit really short ones) of the Supernatural Season Premiere coming in two weeks!  Here is the link for the longer one, in high quality video (the lesser quality one was circulating last night).

@mishacollins RAISED $94,742 FOR www.TheRandomAct.org. He ran for over 11 hours! He is#supernatural

In honor of all ten episodes of the Ghostfacers webseries being released as part of the Supernatural Season Five DVD set, we are celebrating this event with our very own Ghostfacers Trivia Contest!

I have another special interview to share.  Supernatural Russia recently did an interview with Rob Benedict, aka Chuck (or possibly someone else) and they have allowed The Winchester Family Business to reprint the interview in English.  I always feel so honored to share the great work they do over at Supernatural Russia.  A big thanks to Marta for allowing us to do this.

Below is the interview.  Enjoy!

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 Man’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!
Happy Birthday Jumblejim!
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 haven’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 Beaver’s novel, Publishers Weekly writes, “While 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.” (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 Angeles in 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, I’m sure he’s just kidding….at least I hope so!)

So from this ‘forever’ twidjit, of which you have like ah… 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:

Executive Producers:

Eric Kripke
Sera Gamble
Robert Singer
Ben Edlund
Phil Sgriccia

Peter Johnson
Jim Michaels
Supervising Producer:

Adam Glass
Exec. Story Editors:

Andrew Dabb & Daniel Loflin
Brett Matthews
Story Editors:

Eric Charmelo & Nicole Snyder

A big thanks to Holly for the info!