I just got word from the producer of MTV's "10 On Top" that an interview with Misha Collins will be part of tomorrow's show! I was told in this hilarious interview Misha talks about next week's "meta" episode and that Jensen is in the package as well. Just like with Jensen's appearance a few months ago, it's so great to see the stars of our favorite show get this sort of attention.
As an added bonus, MTV sent a link sharing some raw interview bites from Misha's interview. It's the monkey hat!
I love making announcements like this, especially when I get to welcome someone to the site whose writing first inspired me to write something about Supernatural. Look how that turned out!
Bardicvoice has graciously accepted my invitation to bring her reviews and Supernatural University segments to the Winchester Family Business! She has been writing about Supernatural since the beginning of season two and has previously maintained blogs on the TV Guide website, Supernatural.TV and her own Livejournal site, one that we have often referred to in our articles and recommended links. Her gift for analysis is one of the best in any fandom right now and I'm thrilled she's bringing her talents to The Winchester Family Business.
To see Bardicvoice's new profile page, go here. Better yet, post a comment welcoming her to the site. Then get your thinking caps on, for her articles to come are really going to challenge you to think. That's exactly the way we like things!
TV Guide is again giving us an opportunity to show how much we love Supernatural! Voting is now open for their TV Insider Fan Favorites Awards. This poll give you a chance to vote for various shows in a number of categories. Until February 15th at midnight EST, you can vote for Supernatural in the categories listed below (They did pretty well!). Voting is unlimited.
Favorite Actor - Both Jared and Jensen are nominated (Boo hiss, why can't we vote for both?)
Favorite Sci-Fi Show (Don't let Fringe win this time!)
Favorite Villain (Mark Pelligrino as Lucifer or Mark Sheppard as Crowley)
Favorite Non-Human Character - (Castiel is nominated!)
Updated - Success! All the comments from the old system have been successfully moved to the new one. I'll be monitoring over the next few days and putting in some improvements (the white box will become darker grey and fit our look better) but in the meantime, articles are opening WAY faster and there haven't been any server timeout errors. Enjoy, there are many new features.
Updated 6:30pm EST - Comments system offline temporarily for about 20 - 30 minutes while we import the old comments. Stay tuned...
Hey everyone, as you may have noticed, our little server timeout issues had improved recently, but have not gone away. Today, the problems have come back in full force. The entire issue revolves around our commenting system, which has now been officially tossed.
The old commenting system was a simple one meant for small little blogs. We've grown quite a bit and plain and simple, the comments archive is now so large it's taking every scrap of memory on our server to run it. Plus, this system didn't come with a lot of security and other controls for the administrator and cool features needed for the changing online community world, something that's becoming more and more important as we grow. For example, I couldn't turn off comments by article. Now I can! There are some cool features too, like a Quote button that will allow commenters to easily quote other posts. The smiley icons are even better!
I've been testing this new system for a few days now, and while the look and feel is not perfected as of yet, I've had to go ahead to put it in and disable the old one. I promise it'll look much better in days to come. This is the same commenting system I've been running on The Supernatural Crossroads and TV For The Rest of Us and it runs faster without dragging the system down.
NONE OF THE OLD COMMENTS HAVE BEEN LOST. I have them safely on our server. I'm working today and getting those transferred over to the new system and that should be completed by this evening (Eastern Time). Sadly, you won't have access to them for most of the day today. I do apologize for that. I honestly hoped I would have this implemented with a smoother transition, but the server didn't give me the time.
In the meantime, feel free to post comments today. Our system glitches shouldn't affect anything that you post.
Thanks for being patient during all these bumps, and the goal is to have everything back running smoothly by Friday so we won't have to deal with these problems while marveling over the new episode (and you will!).
Updated: Yikes, I forgot the Twitter hashtags! If on Twitter Wednesday, use #SupportSPNandSMV.
You know, I see a lot of the bitter part of the Supernatural fandom, but this week, I'm quite in awe. Thereâ€™s nothing like a common foe to bring us all together. After The CWâ€™s surprise yanking of â€œSmallvilleâ€ and â€œSupernaturalâ€™sâ€ return from a seven week Winter Hellatus, thus making it an eight week Winter Hellatus, with just a dayâ€™s notice, fans have decided to show that this lack of respect for loyal fans wonâ€™t go unnoticed.
This is a breaking story but per The CW, Smallville and Supernatural will not be returning tomorrow night, 1/28. Their returns from winter break have been pushed back to February 4th. No reason has been given. Repeats of tonight's Vampire Diaries and Nikita will air instead. More info coming as I get it...
UPDATED: Okay, this is the intel I've gotten so far. It seems that the network didn't want to take a blood bath in their "sampling" for the return of "The Vampire Diaries." There's a lot of homes without power thanks to the East Coast snowstorm, but the real culprits are Chicago (a constant thorn in Supernatural's side), Baltimore, and American Idol.
According to Mo Ryan, this is the skinny:
Update from Mo Ryan: Why all the scheduling shenanigans? 'American Idol' is the culprit, not surprisingly. Read on for more...
A CW spokesperson said Thursday that the network wants to give 'The Vampire Diaries,' the CW's top series, more exposure when the returns from its winter break. Thus the decision to air it both Thursday (when it'll go up against 'Idol') and Friday (when fans who missed 'TVD' and 'Nikita' will be able to catch up with those shows). Another reason offered for the double airings of those dramas: There are CW pre-emptions Thursday in Chicago and Baltimore.
Hello everyone! It's been a VERY busy week here at The Winchester Family Business, and as I'm sure a few of you noticed, we're having some server timeout issues. Well, after a little investigation, it seems that our overwhelmed commenting module is causing all of that pain. I've had to disable it, so there is no way to leave or read comments with our articles right now. I'm working on a solution to fix it (or find a new one) but in the meantime, you can enjoy all our wonderful articles again without issue. If you're anxious comment, feel free to go on over to our Facebook or Twitter page and send some feedback. We still want to hear from you!
Thanks for your patience and sorry for the frustration.
Update: Well, after MUCH configuring, I had to scrap the old commenting system and reinstall new. I'll be watching it very carefully over the next few days, but as you may notice, it's not very pretty. Since I went through this trouble, I'm hoping pretty it up and tie registered users to their profile pages via comments, which might even include Avatars or photos. That functionality is now built in, it just needs to be setup. In the meantime, you can comment again.
I'm really, super, extra, majorly excited, everyone, because on Wednesday, I'm leaving for California! Why I am I so amped up to go to California, you might be asking? Well, for one, I'm going to see my mom! Yay! And for another, I am attending my very first "Supernatural" convention in San Francisco next weekend! That's right, I'm finally making my way to a convention. And to make it even better, my mom is coming with me. It will be her first convention, too, and I'm really pleased that we get to share the experience together.