From March 18-20, 2016, comic book writers and artists, genre television stars and gaming enthusiasts met with fans for three days at the Chicago Comic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as C2E2. For the past several years, a few energetic fans have organized a Supernatural
discussion panel during the C2E2 weekend, inviting the SPNFamily to mingle and exchange ideas about the show. This year the panel was a bit different, though. Supernatural
show writer, Robbie Thompson, who was attending the convention to promote his newest Marvel comic book projects, graciously agreed to join the panel!
During his time with fans, Robbie answered questions on plot lines, shared background stories on episodes and characters, and described his personal journey to Supernatural’s
writers’ room. The panel took place during a season 11 hiatus, after 11.15 "Beyond the Mat" had aired but before the final eight episodes of the season had been seen. In his opening comments, Robbie stated that even though the last few episodes were still being filmed, the writing team was finished for the year, so he obviously knew the outcome of the season's stories.
This is Part 2 of my coverage of Robbie's 60 minute panel. If you need to catch up, take a moment to read Part 1 of the panel
! All of the Supernatural
screen shots that accompany the articles are from episodes written by Robbie (the two exceptions for the opening of the panel are otherwise credited). A full list of Robbie's 18 episodes can be found in the Fan Video Tribute
to what we later learned would be his last episode for Supernatural
, 11.20 "Don't Call Me Shurley".
I hope this chronicle helps you share in the absolute thrill and honor it was to hear Robbie talk with his fans once again! Sit back and enjoy C2E2 Supernatural, Part 2