Ardeospina is Managing Editor of The Winchester Family Business.
She is a 30-year-old woman living in Pittsburgh, PA, with her husband, beautiful baby girl, and two cats. After getting her master's degree in history, she realized it wasn't exactly the most useful degree, so she found work with a closed-captioning company, where she's been working for four years. A latecomer to Supernatural, she didn't see an episode until the season 5 premiere and quickly realized she had been missing out on an incredible show. She promptly started Netflixing season 1, didn't like waiting for the next disc to arrive in the mail, and decided to just buy the DVDs, a decision she does not regret one bit. She stumbled upon The Winchester Family Business while she was catching up on the first four seasons on DVD, realized during the season 5 winter hiatus that she loved the site and wanted to contribute, so she e-mailed Alice and asked if she could start writing up some lists. Alice graciously said yes, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Sweetondean is Chief Editor - Asia Pacific Bureau for the Winchester Family Business.
The first thing you should know about sweetondean is she lives in Australia, in Sydney, by the beach, in an apartment she shares with her scruffy 13 year old
sweetondean discovered Supernatural right back in season 1. In fact she saw a promo for this new show that looked kind of creepy and thought, “Hey that’s that hottie from Dark Angel, I’m so watching that!” Of course she also discovered that hottie from The Gilmore Girls was in it too, but what she REALLY discovered was a show that captured her heart and soul from the very first moment and as the years went by, seemed to alter her life in ways she never thought a TV show could. She’s often tried to figure out why….is it the brothers and their bond, is it the living on the road with the wind in your hair…or you know, something less cliché, is it living by your own set of rules, is it the classic rock, the hot car, the hotter guys, the fans, the friends? Well, it’s all of that and more and I’m sure at some point she’ll write about it!
In her life outside of Supernatural, sweetondean heads up the Creative Team of a Network TV Channel. This means, she's a promo producer who gets to boss other promo producers around. No her channel doesn’t screen Supernatural, but that doesn't stop her talking about it a lot. There are a quite a few people she works with, who now have an intricate knowledge of the show's mythology and an understanding of destiny vs free will in relation to two certain brothers. Of course, she tries to assimilate as many people as possible into the fandom…her success rate is remarkably high!
Even though she lives in a country far, far away, sweetondean attends conventions a couple of times a year where she catches up with her fellow fans that she’s met through mutual adoration of the show. That’s one of the things she loves the most, the friendships she’s made on this crazy, wild ride called Supernatural.
sweetondean has an extensive collection of Mr Potato Heads and yes, she even has customised Sam and Dean Spudchesters that she had signed by the boys. She is also the proud owner of over 300 snowglobes.
Personal blog: http://sweetondean.blogspot.com/
Personal tumblr: http://sweetondean.tumblr.com/
Personal tumblr: http://sweetonjensen.tumblr.com/
Fan fiction (no slash!) http://www.fanfiction.net/~sweetondean
Elle is a 24 year old Supernatural lover who has carted her beloved and well-worn SPN DVDs around the world and back many time since discovering Supernatural on her journey to replace the other love of her life, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Immediately addicted to Supernatural after viewing the Pilot on DVD three summers ago, she has never looked back.
Karen is our resident poet, finding extraordinary ways to share her love for Supernatural through poems. She's married with one child, who’s in her first year of University. She's from Southern Ontario and has worked for a large company for the past 30 years. She found Supernatural the night they aired "Nightmare" and was immediately hooked. However due to shift work and a temperamental VCR, she was only able to catch a few episodes the first season and about half the second. She was finally able to find the first season on DVD and caught up before season two’s came out. By the start of season three she had a digital box that she could record from and hasn't missed an episode since.
Sofia is an amateur writer and self-proclaimed TV enthusiast (junkie). In her spare time she loves to watch and write about TV on her blog LastWeekOn.blogspot.com
. Sofia stumbled on WFB by accident and was thrilled to find a great group of people to dialogue with about her favorite show! Sofia saw promos for Supernatural that gave her nightmares of women pinned to ceilings. So naturally, she refused to watch it. Then one day she saw an episode about a killer clown that changed her mind. It wasn’t the clown so much as the obvious bond between the two brothers that sucked her in. She spent the next week catching up on season one and has been absolutely, positively hooked ever since!
Follow Sofia on Twitter at @LastWeekOn and her Facebook page, Last Week On.
, 56, is a retired postal employee who insists she still has some brain matter left despite her mind-numbing 30-year job. She has no violent tendencies, and her occasional eye twitch under pressure is controlled by medication. She has been published in many magazines, newspapers, greeting cards, skinbooks, and has e-books available at the following web sites:
She is the author of “The Snowman,” a children’s grief book available at the Centering Corporation:
Far Away Eyes writes for us. As you can tell by her pen name, she's a big Rolling Stones fan.
Nicole Murray has been writing reviews for a recently closed site SaltedandBurned since the Fifth Season episode “99 Problems”. Her “firstest” friend (they have known each other since they were three) made her promise to sit down and watch Supernatural starting with the first season when the show was on hiatus between the third and fourth seasons. By the time she got to the Scarecrow episode, Nicole called that friend and yelled at her for not telling her Kim Manners was involved in the show.
A long time X-Files fan, Nicole was able to recognize Kim’s directing style before even paying attention to the show enough to watch the credits. She has been hooked ever since. When she isn’t obsessing about Supernatural, Nicole runs, reads, acts, yogasizes, and writes in her blog: http://newenglishwoman.blogspot.com
. Most recently, she created a vlog that goes live on Sundays. By day, she attempts to fund her obsessions working as an attorney.
Pragmatic Dreamer is the latest Canadian to join the ranks of the Winchester Family Business writing team. If we get a few more, we'll have enough for a hockey team.
In real life, Bardicvoice is Mary Dominiak, a 56-year-old voice artist recording audiobooks at her home in Northern Virginia. She's also an occasional fiction writer, a former career Federal civil servant, and a non-practicing lawyer. As if that wasn't enough, she's also a television production junkie fascinated by the entire process of how stories are taken from concept to script to screen. Mary watched Supernatural
from the beginning, but stupidly didn't fall head-over-heels for it until seeing Faith
made her realize she'd just been viewing the surface, missing the true depth of character beneath. She started blogging the show at the beginning of season two, first on the TV Guide
website (back when it had a community feature, now gone) and then on LiveJournal and the supernatural.tv fan website, writing in-depth episode reviews. In November 2006, she also started posting what she called Supernatural University
, featuring analytical articles exploring topics in psychology, philosophy, theology, law, and myth as they relate to the show. When Alice asked if she'd like to do reviews and open a new Supernatural University
campus on Winchester Family Business, she jumped at the chance!
For Bardicvoice's entire archive, go to Bardic's Descant: http://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/
Tigershire, besides being an occasional contributor and our most awesome puzzle master, is the first ever person to post a comment on the Winchester Family Business website. She carries that distinction like badge of honor.
Wow, thanks for the intro Alice. I am very honoured to have made the writer's list. Thank you.
I am a West Coast Canadian Girl who lives a few hours away from Vancouver. I have been a sci-fi/fantasy/horror fan for a long time, as well as a supporter of stuff done locally (well, in my province anyhow). So back in 2005, when I saw Supernatural listed in my TV listings, I knew I had to check it out. And that was that. I've been watching since the beginning. I didn't get into the fandom, however, until the end of Season 2 and then my "immersion" was slow. I slowly started searching out groups and articles and watching fan videos, even read a few fan fic pieces. Then, one day back in 2008 I believe, I stumbled across an episode review on Blog Crittics done by one Alice Jester. I loved it. I really liked the way she covered the episode and I love her sense of humour. Plus, she is a classic car fan. Me too. I grew up in a '66 Cutlass Supreme.
So when she started this website (with what seemed to be the sole purpose of being able to do bigger and photo laden episode reviews) I followed her over and the rest, as they say, is history.
As for the puzzles, I have always enjoyed crosswords and word searches myself, so it seemed like something I could create to help my fellow SuperN fans pass the summer Hellatus. I'm glad everyone enjoys them.
In closing, I do have my own blog (Barn Alleyway of My Mind - Tigershire's Blog in the recommended sites list) on which you will see a photo of a horse. That is my kid and he is my obsession and passion. He is a rescue (x-racehorse) - had been bound for slaughter - and it one of the reasons I have participated in Support Supernatural's campaigns.
For me "it's all about the horse, first last and always. But Supernatural comes a very close second."
Nightsky is relatively new to the "Supernatural" fandom family. In truth, she thinks the whole experience of belonging to ANY fandom is a completely mind-blowing adventure!
After receiving an Engineering Degree from Purdue University, Nightsky began her career as a consultant for a global management consulting firm. She later transitioned to directing human resource, program management, marketing and research organizations, which she found to be her true calling. She loved working with fabulously talented people all over the world, but after 22 years of long hours, high pressure and rigorous demands, she quit corporate life to raise her two children. That was 12 years ago. Fast forward to early 2012, when surfing through channels one morning she found reruns of a show about two brothers who drive around America fighting evil. On that day, her life changed in ways she could never have imagined.
Being a Type-A eldest child who survived in male-dominated fields her whole life, Nightsky has been amazed and thrilled to find people who freely express their inner selves, squeeing over bromance, good vs. evil showdowns, everyday people being heroes and * ahem * two rather good looking guys. Although she never thought of herself as a writer, Nightsky has always been fascinated with words, and how the exact word can convey a richness of thought and emotion. After attending ChiCon for the first time, she was driven to share her experience through a two-part essay that the WFB was brave enough to post, and the ride of her life began.
Elle2 is a 40 something self-employed woman in her second career. First career was 15 plus years in management. She finally decided she not only wanted a change but was going to do something about it and went back to school. Now she works from home much of the time and cuddles with her dog and cat (who have no concept of ‘home office’). She found Supernatural during Season 3, Mystery Spot, immediately hit every web site she could find, ordered the DVDs and got caught up before Ghostfacers aired, She's dedicated like that.So now she gets to satisfy her creative needs, as well as escapism needs, and gets to have fun while doing it. "Thanks to everyone who reads what I write and special thanks to all of you who bravely type in comments and then hit the send button. I know it takes courage (and time) and I appreciate it all very much. Thanks for reading, elle2."
During Season 4 she found herself e-mailing Alice privately, participating in the comments and finally with OTHOAP she couldn’t help herself and wrote her first review. That, as they say, is that. Then she began submitting reviews (more thoughts than anything) and making lists of articles that she wanted to attempt. One day Alice and her were on similar wavelengths and e-mails actually crossed through the web world as she wrote asking if perhaps she could continue to submit articles and Alice wrote asking if she would consider submitting articles.
Sablegreen is a medical research scientist specializing in immunology and genetics. She also has been involved with community service at the government level for 15 years. She is currently employed in the pediatrics department of a large medical complex. She spends much of her free time competing in agility, tracking, obedience, and carting with her two dogs. They also do therapy work on weekends at nursing homes, hospitals and schools. She found Supernatural in the summer of its second year by renting the DVD from season one. She has been hooked ever since.
Jasminka, hooked to Supernatural from episode one, has led several lives so far. After studying psychology, literature, drama and opera, she eventually found her calling for becoming a psychotherapist, treating trauma survivors, terminally ill and suicidal patients, and many young people with personality disorders or changes, which she considers to be the most rewarding job possible. Apart from that she has been teaching, but would never give up being a therapist for lectures only.
She started to write in high school, initially to continue books she had grown to love and didn’t want the story to end; later she became a reporter for her university’s newspaper. Early on she experienced writing’s relaxing and enriching effect, and with her imagination incessantly at work the need for expressing thoughts and emotions via writing has always been there. Particularly in emotionally taxing periods of her life writing has become a tool to sort out and untangle thoughts and find solutions, on a creative level. She hopes to complete a novel she’s been writing. She is happiest when with her loved ones, sharing experiences, rambling over books, theatre, movies or a certain tv-show. She dreams of parachuting at least once in her life, swimming with dolphins and visiting Hawaii. Despite being acquainted with loss, her biggest fear is losing people she loves.
Supernatural has had a most unexpected and incredibly stimulating impact on Jasminka, as its many layers wouldn’t leave her alone. Although this amazing show deals with the paranormal, its deeply human story moves her the most, and her curiosity to explore the facets of its characters’ relationships and struggles or the series’ metaphysics arises with every episode, never ceasing to inspire her.
Faellie is a lawyer and trade unionist based in the UK, who found Supernatural half way through Season 4 and attributes her slow arrival on the scene to obscure programming - and to not having a TV. She caught up with three and a half seasons in little more than a month, and confidently expects Supernatural to break out of cult status and become a classic in the same way that Star Trek did.
Married with children, Randal
is employed by a library at an institution of higher learning where he disputes the efficacy of said higher learning upon the student body, but that's merely due to increasing get-off-my-lawn-ism. He stumbled onto The Winchester Family Business by mistake, thereby proving that mistakes are indeed glorious, and necessary, things. He can be found dispensing bad verse and random brain oozing under the same pseudonym at http://lennui-melodieux.blogspot.com
Julie lives in the North of England and has worked for many years in Early Years Education before having to leave due to family commitments. Because of the this she went through a long period of seeing virtually no TV at all. Then when the opportunity to start viewing again came she began buying DVDs to catch up with all she had missed. In a second hand shop she found season two, part one of this show called Supernatural and thought it looked interesting. After watching "In My Time Of Dying" she was totally hooked. By the end of episode 11, she was obsessed. She quickly (very quickly) bought the rest of Season 2 and 1 and 3 and the first half of 4 to catch up. The rest is history. She loves the use of classic rock in the show but the most important thing has always been the relationships, primarily between the brothers, but also their extended `family`. Unfortunately having a small and dwindling family herself, she is a firm believer in the adage that "Family don`t end with blood."
A few months later she discovered The Winchester Family Business. She had never been involved in any sort of `fandom` before , or ever dreamt she would be! She loved the articles and `lurked` for a long time . Then Jasminka wrote a piece inviting people to suggest songs that would be suitable for use in the show. This was far too big a temptation to resist as it combined her two all consuming passions, The Winchesters and Music. That was when she joined this wonderful insanity.