This is it, we're checking out, taking a break until roughly August 1st from our regular routine here at The Winchester Family Business.  I'm leaving for the Comic Con Wednesday evening, and given my full press schedule I've got plenty to prep for.  I'm covering shows and other artists I know absolutely nothing about.  Homework time!  Lucky for me, one of those press rooms will be Supernatural, so I'm good there! 

Even though elle2 will be available to write articles, there will be no admin around to post them, so she'll keep them warm until August 1st, when we countdown the final days of hiatus with a bang!  Up top I'll provide daily links to my other blog, TV For The Rest of Us, for my Comic Con reports.  So far, the TV events I'm scheduled to cover are The Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Fringe, The Vampire Diaries, Mythbusters, and Supernatural.  It's possible plenty of other misc things will pop up as well, or something will go wrong with one of those listed.  If you want reports of Twilight,  Lost or any other Hall H events I suggest other media outlets.  I'm way too small time to get into those panels.  Reports will also be filed at blogcritics.org.  For the Supernatural press room and panel, I will post all that info right here on Sunday after they happen. 

Given the VERY low site traffic in July, I know there's plenty for everyone to catch up on.  Take time during the break to browse through the articles from the last two months, enjoy a recap or two that you never had time for, and please send your comments.  Elle2 will be tracking those, and who knows, maybe I'll get a chance to respsond here or there as well. 

Before we go, I did get very good news today from our friends at Support Supernatural.  Their total doesn't even count the yet to be finalized donation from The Winchester Family Business for the proceeds from the Amazon purchases.  The campaign runs until August 14th, so if you live in the US and need to order something from Amazon, click on any of the Amazon ads here and order through that.  If you order anything from the Amazon.ca website, let me know the amount and I'll chip in the 6%.  Puppies and kitties are counting on it! 

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PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Heather Vitas / Lindsay Warren:
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For Immediate Release
July 20, 2009

Supernatural Fans Accomplish Substantial Fundraising Goal!

July 20, 2009 - http://www.facebook.com/l/;SupportSupernatural.com is thrilled to announce its 2009 Supernatural Fan Initiative has surpassed its fundraising goal.  The campaign collected over $2,000 on July 19th alone, bringing the grand total in donations to over $10,000!  Coincidentally, July 19th was Jared Padalecki’s birthday.  Clearly the fans of this Supernatural star were in a giving mood!

http://www.facebook.com/l/;SupportSupernatural.com was founded as a way to generate interest in and attention for Supernatural while also benefitting non-profit organizations.  In 2008, http://www.facebook.com/l/;SupportSupernatural.com raised a total of $5,000 for non-profits.  In 2009, the web site’s founders doubled their goal.

“I almost fell off my chair yesterday,” said http://www.facebook.com/l/;SupportSupernatural.com co-founder Lindsay Warren.  “So many large donations came in! Thank you all so very much!”

“We don’t yet have the words to properly thank everyone in the amazing Supernatural fandom.  We are floored and awed by their generosity,” said http://www.facebook.com/l/;SupportSupernatural.com co-founder Heather Vitas.

Donations may be made at http://www.facebook.com/l/;http://www.firstgiving.com/adogsliferescue

Checks made out to “A Dog’s Life Rescue” will be accepted as well as are PayPal donations.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Though the goal has been met, http://www.facebook.com/l/;SupportSupernatural.com will continue to raise funds for “A Dog’s Life Rescue” until the http://www.facebook.com/l/;FirstGiving.com fundraising web page expires in mid-September.

There are fantastic Supernatural giveaways each and every month of the campaign as an incentive to donate.  July giveaways include:

An original Supernatural drawing created by a fan, the original Supernatural soundtrack composed by Christopher Lennertz, a Friday the 13th movie poster, an oversized Jensen Ackles photo, three Supernatural buttons (featuring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins), one Supernatural novel entitled Bone Key autographed by the author, a Richard Speight, Jr. autographed photo, a 2008 oversized Supernatural Comic Con bag AND a Misha Collins autographed photo!  Anyone who donates a minimum of $20 USD in July is eligible to win these fantastic prizes. 

To find out more about A Dog’s Life Rescue, please visit http://www.facebook.com/l/;SupportSupernatural.com to read an interview with the charity’s co-founder, Allison Lange

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That's all for now.  Stay tuned, first Comic Con reports will be up Friday.  Thursday we're going to Legoland instead.