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Mallena's Supernatural Musings: 10.05 "Fan Fiction"

Supernatural Con First Timer - Vancouver Part 3

Fan Video of the Week: Supernatural Reflections "The British Invasion”

Supernatural Bits & Pieces September 17, 2017

Supernatural Con First Timer - Vancouver Part 2

Mallena's Supernatural Musings: 3.11 "Mystery Spot"

Check out all our San Diego Comic Con coverage, including on scene reports from Nightsky!  

 

Latest Supernatural News and Spoilers

Sep 21 2017

We have an extended version of the trailer!

Sep 18 2017

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hillary Burton showed off her baby bump at last night's Emmy Awards ceremony

Sep 18 2017

The actor, who once played Gordon Walker, won an Emmy last night for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Dra

Sep 17 2017

We have a copy of the EW preview for Supernatural and BTS pictures of episode 6.

Sep 13 2017

We're getting close. The CW released a short promo.

Sep 12 2017

EW just published a big spoiler for season 13. TVLine Spoilers added!

Sep 12 2017

September 13 is Supernatural Day!

Sep 08 2017

TVLine released it's fall preview and had this to say about Supernatural

Sep 06 2017

With the DVD for season 12 hitting the shelves yesterday, several oulets have posted deleted scenes

Sep 04 2017

Misha Collins made the announcement today.

Sep 01 2017

Stories continue to come out on Jensen Ackles fundraiser to help Texas after the devastation of Hurr

Aug 31 2017

The Supernatural Family's work to aid in disaster rescue and recovery efforts has even been noticed

Aug 30 2017

Buddy TV posted a new deleted scene from last season.

Aug 28 2017

Jensen and Danneel Ackles are spearheading an effort to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Aug 24 2017

We have titles for episodes through 12.

Aug 23 2017

TV Line has some spoilers for this season.

Aug 23 2017

There are a lot of Behing-The-Scenes shots from episodes 3 of Supernatural season 13!

Aug 20 2017

The cast is wishing Misha a Happy Birthday!

Aug 18 2017

Christine Kilmer's latest vlog is up and it's seems rather timely given the latest events.  In

Aug 12 2017

Spoiler TV posted the titles for the first nine episodes and episode 16

Aug 12 2017

Recently, I had to shut down the site because of horrible, negative, disrespectful fighting in our c

Aug 09 2017

We have casting news for season 13.

Jul 24 2017

Nightsky posted her video of the Kansas performance at Comic Con.

Jul 23 2017

We may be getting several of these today.

Jul 23 2017

The cast for Wayward Sisters has been announced.

Jul 23 2017

The 2017 San Diego Comic Con "Supernatural" panel was one for the ages.  A surprise concert, a

Jul 23 2017

Today was a very special panel involving one of our prominent #SPNFAMILY members, Genevieve Padaleck

Jul 22 2017

The photos from Nightsky have been coming in slowly and we are keeping an archive of everything take

Jul 22 2017

The Tick has had a big presence at Comic Con.

Jul 22 2017

EW sat down with Jared, Jensen and Misha at Comic Con.

Jul 21 2017

The Facebook Live chat with Jared, Jensen and Misha is now available.

Jul 21 2017

Catching up with Supernatural Alumni at Comic Con.

Jul 21 2017

Today was the big Timeless panel at San Diego Comic Con.  Our master Eric Kripke was there to t

Jul 20 2017

The cast will appear live tomorrow, July 21, 2017 and will be seen on the Supernatural Facebook page

Jul 20 2017

The first clip from Jared and Jensen's appearance on Conan O'Brien

Jul 20 2017

The WB has released the poster for next season.

Jul 19 2017

The Conan O'Brien show has put out a teaser for tonight's appearance.

Jul 16 2017

Mark Pellegrino is in the running for a Tean Choice Award

Jul 16 2017

We have the first spoilers from this year's TV Guide article covering Comic Con.

Jul 15 2017

Warner Brothers is having a Gift Pack Giveaway.

Jul 14 2017

We have the images on the Comic Con bags for this year's Comic Con.

Jul 12 2017

Conan O'Brien is going to Comic Con and he's going to have Jared and Jensen on his show.

Jul 12 2017

Jensen and others are posting on social media from Vancouver. No Spoilers.

Jul 12 2017

San Diego Comic Con must be just around the corner!  Each year at this time we get some awesome

Jul 08 2017

Rogue Events, the company that hosted the Asylum conventions, is going out of business.

Jun 29 2017

IMDB has posted casting for episode 13.01

Jun 29 2017

It's official, Supernatural is coming to Comic Con this year.

WFB Feature Articles

Sep 21 2017 | Mallena

It’s Rob Benedict’s birthday on Sept 21 and it wasn’t easy picking the story to review that fe

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Sep 20 2017 | LK

 Welcome to Part 3 of my tale of attending my very first Supernatural convention! You'll want t

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Sep 18 2017 | LK

 

" I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about

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Sep 17 2017 | Percysowner

Supernatural around the web this week.

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Sep 15 2017 | LK

Welcome to part 2 of my tale of attending my first Supernatural convention! If you missed Part 1, it

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Sep 14 2017 | Mallena

Richard Speight, Jr.’s birthday was on September 4th and in his honor, I’m writing a review of o

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Sep 13 2017 | Karen

Supernatural Match Game

Match Game #4

Welcome to Match Game - The Supernatural Way. It's a qu

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Sep 12 2017 | LK

Introduction

 

Boy, this will be a long one! That is probably the sentence I will hear

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Sep 11 2017 | Karen

Welcome back to the "Memorable Moments" series for episode 12.17 "The British Invasion". Once again

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Sep 10 2017 | Percysowner

Supernatural in the news this week

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Sep 09 2017 | LK

 

" For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tediou

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Sep 08 2017 | Elle

One of the last Supernatural episodes of season 12 that was more formulaic and standard MOTW than bi

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Sep 07 2017 | Mallena

 

Who loves the idea of time travel? I do!  The possibilities are endless as I contemplat

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Sep 06 2017 | LK

 

"Don't call the world dirty because you forgot to clean your glasses.” — Joseph Addi

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Sep 04 2017 | Karen

Welcome back to the "Memorable Moments" series for episode 12.16 "Ladies Drink Free". Once again I h

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Sep 03 2017 | Percysowner

Supernatural and Family in the news this week!

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Sep 01 2017 | Karen

Supernatural Match Game

Match Game #3

Welcome to Match Game - The Supernatural Way! It's a qu

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Aug 30 2017 | Percysowner

What are Supernatural fans up to? Here's the latest scoop as of August, 2017!

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Aug 30 2017 | Alice

My choices for part one were revealed, so without further delay, here are the Supernatural Season Tw

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Aug 28 2017 | Karen

Welcome back to the "Memorable Moments" series for Supernatural! For 12.15, "Somewhere Between Heave

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Aug 27 2017 | Percysowner

Supernatural in the news this week.

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Aug 26 2017 | Nightsky

One of the unique attractions of San Diego Comic-Con is wandering the vendor floor looking at the am

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Aug 25 2017 | Karen

Supernatural Match Game

Match Game #2

Welcome to Match Game - The Supernatural Way! It's a quick a

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Aug 24 2017 | Mallena

This week, I’ve been musing about family dramas.  There are many great examples of the genre

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Aug 21 2017 | Alice

Today I was utterly dismayed to hear about the closure of a long time fan site which the Wincheste

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Aug 19 2017 | Percysowner

Supernatural in the news this week.

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Aug 18 2017 | Alice

Just like every year, The WFB doesn't stop with just the fan choice awards!  Your friendly neig

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WFB Motivational Posters

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Nightsky's New Book!



Welcome to the new Winchester Family Business!  Okay, aside from some new pretty colors and a new layout, underneath it’s pretty much all the same.  We still love and obsess over Supernatural, and we still strive to be a fan site that is a welcoming place for all fans.  We will still continue to provide original content that is meant to spurn discussion and inspire the fandom, not to mention inform.  We aim to please!

 
It’s interesting, but in talking with fans at conventions last year and through Twitter, a lot of people aren’t aware of what we do on this site.  If they do visit this site, it’s because of an article link.  They don’t spend a lot of time exploring what else we have beyond that one article.  That’s understandable, since there are tons of other sites out there all vying for a "Supernatural" fan’s attention, so what makes us so different?  Plenty.  We are the ONLY “Supernatural” fan site out there that does original daily content about “Supernatural.”  I’m not talking about sharing news links and spreading the word about this project or that project.  Sure we do that, but mostly we want to discuss and explore here, as well as have some cheeky fun.  We are going for a full fan experience here, one where all fans are welcome and interact with respect.  Then again, if you’re a frequent visitor to this site, you know that!  
 
That’s one of the reasons why I went for a redesign.  We do a lot here.  So much so, several of our features are getting lost in the clutter.  I’m hoping to make it easier to navigate and explore.  Below is a detailed walkthrough of this site.  Not only is one needed for the new site design, we also have many new visitors each month to this site who could benefit from this as well.  Hopefully you’ll find this little tutorial useful.  
 
Our New Front Page
 
The biggest problem with the old front page is that it had too much on it!  New articles, which got updated far less frequently, were being coupled with other daily articles that rotated through much faster.  News articles are blurbs and shouldn’t command the same attention as our original articles.  Too many original articles were getting lost in the shuffle.  I have moved our news articles to the “Latest SPN News” ticker.  Along with any Supernatural news, new spoiler page entries will also be listed in this ticker.  Since we’re on the topic of the spoiler page...
 
Sablegreen’s Spoiler Page is our most popular page currently.  I’m bringing it out more.  The spoiler page can be accessed through our top menu, as well as the old way, through the feature box.  That is now at the bottom of the front page, in a new features section.  New entries can be accessed through the ticker.  For those that want to see older spoilers, old spoiler entries can be found on our archive page (or will be very soon).  More coming on that page momentarily.
 
Our newest articles can be found in the “Featured Articles” slider at the top. These are the ones with the very pretty pictures.  Links are clickable on the picture.  Other recent articles beyond the five most current ones are in the Recent Articles section further down the page on the left hand side.  This section has been made bigger to give more prominence to these articles rather that the cluttered and shorter columns I was using earlier.  
 
For those looking for older articles, there are several ways to see those.   You can go to our Articles page, which is accessed through the menu bar at the top.  Articles list in order of publication there, but they all are there.  Yes, there are 95 pages worth, featuring roughly 14 articles a page.  Do the math!  That’s just articles too, not news and announcements.
 
We do have a Search box too, if you can find it.  I’m always moving it.  I can assure it’s always on the front page.  Right now it’s on the right hand side halfway down.  You’ll also find if in the left margin on other pages.  Just type in the keywords you’re looking for, and it’ll take you to our search page and list articles with matches.  
 
Articles also can be found on our Articles Archives page by category (I’m also working on a way to look up articles by date).  Articles archives are now in our new vertical menu, which can be found on the left hand side on any page.  Article Archives is the top entry.  Articles are listed by News and Announcements, Articles, and Spoilers (coming very soon).  Click on either link and it’ll give a selection by category.  Choose a category and it’ll list every article in that category in order of publication, most recent to oldest.  Access will also be available soon to our updated ratings chart (yes, I’ve blown off season seven) and a countries chart showing every country (that’s been reported to me) Supernatural has aired and what channel. 
 
Articles are also listed by author.  Through the top menu, there is the WFB Writers section.  This page has been changed to list our writers with their bios (those that provided one anyway!).  If you click on the “Read More” box under each author, it will open a new page showing the bio and all the author’s articles.  You can also on that page send any comments to the author if you wish.  I will warn however, “you suck” type messages usually get deleted.  :)  I’m working on a way to also list articles by guest authors too.  That’s an important item on my “To Do” list.  
 
There is also a section on the front page called Latest Episode Breakdown, located on the right hand side.  That’s just my clever way of showcasing articles relevant to the latest episode.  This box will also be in the episode guide under the episode.  Can you tell how proud I am of our article discussions?  They are our forte.  In times of Hellatus, this will be a special features box. 
 
Latest Comments are now on the right hand side, halfway down the page.  There’s an extra tab too.  That shows our Most Commented articles.  Yes, hard to believe that “Is Sam Winchester Really Okay?” is our most commented article ever, but it is.  
 
Polls, Photo and Video Galleries, Episode Guides (by season), CBOX, and links to are sister sites TV For The Rest of Us and The Supernatural Crossroads are now in the new vertical menu as opposed to the top horizontal menu.  I had to create a new vertical menu because the top one was running out of room!  Plus it’s pretty (I know, beauty is in the eye of the beholder).  Since many of you don’t know what these other menu items are, here’s a quick rundown:
 
  • Polls:  After each episode and other times at random, I’ll put out polls.  They’re usually embedded in an article somewhere, but sometimes they aren’t.  All active polls are kept on our Polls page.  They are good for 30 days.  Currently you can only vote in a poll once, but if you prefer to vote in a poll daily, let me know and I’ll look into that.  I love doing polls, because the outcomes of those polls often don’t reflect what’s in our article comments.  We have a ton of lurkers on this site (statistically I can prove it), and polls seem to best reflect their opinions.  

  • Photo and Video Galleries:  I’m amazed how many people don’t know we have this!  We have a set of high quality screencaps for every single “Supernatural” episode.  I’m always working to update the Photo Galleries for each episode.  Currently, our season one photos are lacking very much, and I’m in the process of upgrading what I used to have for season four.  I’m a little more than halfway done.  What I had for that season before really sucked.  I’ll be fixing season five next too, as well as going back and updating season one (although “Home”, “Faith”, “Salvation” and “Devil’s Trap” have a complete set).  Season six and seven have a ton of goodies, and seasons two and three are decent.  By the way, if you’re looking for some very complete galleries (like 1100+ photos per episodes), I HIGHLY suggest Home of The Nutty.  They outshine anything we could offer in terms of volume.  But we have a great sampling!  

  • I’ll also have up soon several promo and silly misc photos in the gallery.  I have quite a collection that needs to be shared!  Ardeospina’s Daily Motivational Posters are also kept in their own galleries right here.  Don’t know what they are? Then you MUST check out this gallery.  They are hysterical!  A few will make you tear up as well.  

  • The Video Gallery has always been a WIP.  It features some of my favorite videos, but I must admit, I’m not very good at keeping it up.  The goal is to have relevant Supernatural videos there like the 100th episode celebration, Comic Cons and stuff like that.  Like I said, a WIP.  I’ll ALWAYS take volunteers for building a proper video gallery.  In the meantime, there are a few entries in there you might like.  

  • Episode Guides  -  This has also confused many people.  The Episode Guide is meant to not only list every Supernatural episode by season, but it is meant to show every article that we’ve done on this site related to that particular episode.  You see, we pride ourselves here on having the best episode reviews and discussions.  These pages are meant to provide easy access to those articles and discussions.  So if you’re feeling reminiscent of say, “Mystery Spot” and want to read all about it, our Episode Guide will be there to help you.  Our reviews are a little light in the first two seasons since I didn’t start writing about “Supernatural” until season three, but there’s some stuff there.  Coming soon, links to every one of Bardicvoice’s excellent episode reviews.  She’s been doing them since the beginning!  I’m also fixing some broken links, so bear with me for now.  (For a very comprehensive breakdown of each episode in terms of references, pop culture shout-outs, quotes, music etc, there is no better place to get that info than Supernatural Wiki.  They ROCK in their episode breakdowns.  I’m considering linking every one of their episode entries to our guide.  For now, you can easily find the episodes in their Canon section.)  
  • CBOX - Did you know that The Winchester Family Business had a chat room?  This is our CBOX.  This is very popular with several Europeans on our site, but really it’s for anyone.  It’s always active.  So, if you feel like chatting with other SPN fans, give it a try.
 
Supernatural Quotes.  They can be found in the center near the bottom of the page.  These aren’t just simple quotes.  These are transcriptions of entire scenes, ones that stand out in a particular episode.  I’ve been terrible at updating quotes, but I do love them, so I have a new feature now where every time you visit the front page, it selects from a random set of quotes instead of just showing one.  I only have six right now, but I plan on continuing to build.  If there’s any scenes you want done, put it in the comments here or send me a message through “Contact Us.”  I’ll make it happen.  
 
Forum.  I keep going back and forth on the forum.  I created the forum in August because there seemed to be a small demand for it.  It was an opportunity for people to create discussions beyond the ones we were doing in articles.  I closed the forum back in November because spammers were using it more than people, but I reopened it again after The CW boards were abruptly closed.  Since then, it is still only getting mild use.  I’m still not sure what to do about the forums, but for now they remain.  I do wish I had time to spark discussion there, but as you can tell by what I’ve written so far, time is a bit lacking given my long “to do” list.  I have new ways of clearing out spam, but it’s still not 100% effective.  The forum hasn’t been updated with our new template yet.  It has the old colors.  It falls rather low on the fix list right now.  

Download Episodes.  This is a convenient page designed to give you quick and easy access to all those places out there to buy episodes for download and DVDs.  I'm still working on the page, but the iTunes links are there right now.  There will be Amazon links and Hulu, which has the most recent five episodes.  Whenever "Supernatural" is available for streaming on Netflix, we'll have that too.  I'll evenutally put up links for streaming in other countries as well.  
 
Social Media Box.  This is located underneath the pretty picture slider.  This is a constant work in process.  Linking to other sites is very important, and I’m always looking for ways to make it easier.  Currently there are links to our Twitter, Facebook, and RSS feeds.  Yeah, I got to do better than that.  At the top of bottom of each article, you will notice there is a chance to share the article through numerous social media sites.  If you’re on Facebook, give the article a quick “Like”.  That helps us tremendously.  Tweeting the article does as well.  Success as a site depends on the number of links we get out there.  I can only spend so much time on Twitter!  
 
I believe this guide is overwhelming enough now, so I’ll stop there.  Thanks for indulging me in my ramblings about what is essentially my pride and joy.  Despite our large growth and what I believe to be a most impressive collection of writers, when it comes to the behind the scenes workings, this site is mostly a one woman show.  I’ll do my best to service where needs may come, but I am only one person.  I’m relying on all of you for any suggestions, issues, feedback that will make your experience better.  All that can be communicated through Contact Us, which is on our top menu.  Thanks again for spending your time here.  I couldn’t be more grateful.