Can you believe weâ€™ve already gone through almost three weeks of Hellatus? Considering thereâ€™s plenty more to go, Iâ€™ll stop there. So many new things are happening here at The Winchester Family Business and our bulging Inbox needs a little thinning out, so hereâ€™s all the latest.
- Welcome to our Winchester Family Business staff Jenniffer and Elena M! Elena M you all know pretty much. Sheâ€™s contributed a few articles to the site already (recently Things to Ruin Part 1 and 2) and is now a full fledged writer for the site. Congratulations to her and I canâ€™t wait to see what she has to offer in the future.
Jenniffer is a long time Internet friend of mine, someone that I actually met in my years with the House fandom. She is the new site administrator, helping me with all the duties required to keep up with this fast growing site on a daily basis. From a year ago, we get about seven times the traffic now and each month grows more. The ideas me and others have for this site are flying and thanks to her help, I can get back to programming all the wonderful new features I envision for your enjoyment (check out our new Photo Gallery). I can start writing again too.
So join me in welcoming Elena M and Jenniffer. Iâ€™m sure their contributions will be more than valuable.
I get so many wonderful messages from fans each day, and it really makes me smile each time I read them. I received this one from a fan right after the finale and it was too good a story not to share. Itâ€™s really a testament that Supernatural means far more to us than a TV show.
I have been lurking here in the shadows of The Winchester Family Business for a while now. I thought it was time to bring myself into the light. We all have our stories of how we have become fans and fallen in love with our show and our boys. And after my third re-watch of “Swan Song” and the better than awesome narrative given by Chuck, I felt compelled to share my story with you. On March 15, 2007, I was sitting in my bedroom. In the dark, alone, depressed and feeling very sorry for myself. You see, not only was I turning the big 4-0, but just 10 months earlier I had lost my husband of 12 years to a 4 year battle with cancer. Every year for the previous 8 years, we had spent my birthday week on a beach somewhere. There I was in the middle of Pennsylvania, in the middle of the dreary month of March, channel surfing. Then I came across some show on a channel I never watched. A woman was running through the woods and I remember thinking, “this is gonna be good – she is gonna fall and whatever manner of psycho that’s chasing her is gonna chop her up into little bit.” To my surprise she ran into the road and this awesome ’67 Chevy Impala came to a screeching halt inches from running her down. And in this beautiful car – 2 beautiful boys. (Remember I said I was depressed, not dead) “Roadkill” Humm….Sounds interesting, maybe I’ll give it a try. The “short one” kinda reminded me of my husband. Tell it like it is, deep voiced, smart-ass, Marine type. My husband was a Marine. And the “tall one” seemed sweet, sympathetic and sincere. Also a side of my husband not many people, besides me, got to see. Then “The House of the Rising Sun”, by the Animals came on the car radio, and I was hooked. It was one of the many songs my husband use to sing to me all the time. The next day I was on a mission to find the previous seasons of this show. I realized this was only season 2. So I bought season 1, and watched the entire thing in 2 days. So in a way, Sam and Dean save Molly and me that day. She moved on into the light, and I took my first step back into the world of the living. Now 3 years and 2 months later on May 13, 2010, I shared the 4th anniversary of my husband’s death with our boys and my favorite aunt. Who BTW has become a big fan, and is always ready to reply “bitch” to my “jerk”. As we watched “Swan Song” I thought of how far the boys and I have come since that day in 2007. They were there in one of my darkest hours, and gave me something to look forward to each week. Yeah… I, like Becky, know it is only a TV show and I may sound a bit crazy, but sometimes “crazy is the only game in town”. I’ve learned that in the end family is everything, and well…. isn’t that kinda the whole point?
But family don’t end with blood. So thanks to all of you – my Supernatural Family. Especially you Alice, for making this a place I can always come to when I need a smile, or just want to read intelligent commentary on our show, from people that love it as much as I do. Oh…. one last thing. “Damn you Kripke…You Magnificent Bastard!”
Now for the other misc stuff:
– Misha Collins is starring in a new Syfy original movie, Stonehenge Apocalypse, which will air on June 12th. He talked a bit about this project at the Chicago con last year, so if youâ€™re as curious about it as I am, check it out. After all, what else are you going to watch this summer?
– Hereâ€™s an article recommendation from Jasminka for Issue 41 of SciFi Now:
I live in a not exactly big German city, but our central station occasionally features some interesting magazines. They always put aside Empire for me (my favourite movie magazine out there), and whenever Iâ€™m there I browse through the other international press releases â€“ this time I found a real treat in Issue 41 of SciFi Now: A four page high gloss colour feature on our favourite show.
You rarely find good pres coverage over here, and Iâ€™m quite excited when I find an article like this, and the folks at the mag obviously appreciate the show and like to promote it.
The article, â€˜A Rock And A Hard Placeâ€™, features interview sequences from Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver and Misha Collins, as well as a small featurette on how Supernaturalâ€™s key players match up to their mythical counterparts and another on early events that had an impact on the storyline.
In addition to that, in itâ€™s Spoilers-section the mag reviews the episodes Dead Men Donâ€™t Wear Plaid and The Dark Side Of The Moon.
Plus, for fans of other shows: you will find a feature on Smallville (a handsome cover, too, if you are a fan), Prince of Persia and Chuck.
I like the magazine in general and buy it when I find articles that interest me. This one I can recommend.
Jared and Jensen have been officially now announced as the headlining guests for Creationâ€™s Salute to Supernatural Convention in LA in February. Itâ€™s getting rarer to see these two in this country, so for those that want tickets, Iâ€™d get them now. Tickets for all the cons can be bought at www.creationent.com
. Anyone planning on going to the upcoming New Jersey or Vancouver cons? Let me know, itâ€™s possible Iâ€™ll attend one or both of those.
– Iâ€™m taking all suggestions you have for fanfic and videos that I can share as features on both the front page here and on the Supernatural Crossroads. The Crossroads itself is in transition right now, but will be relaunching with a new purpose here soon.
– Jim Beaver tweeted that he will be attending Comic Con this year and that Supernatural will be getting a bigger venue. He said the size was 4300. Those of us that have attended the Con know that is the size of Ballroom 20. This will be a major step up for Supernatural at that venue if this is true. As soon as Warner Brothers sends out their announcement about who is attending and what day and time, Iâ€™ll have it posted here. I will be attending again this year as a member of the press.
Okay, thatâ€™s all for now. If you have any news or info you want to share, just let us know through the â€œContact Usâ€ page. Weâ€™re going to be quite busy here this Hellatus, so I hope youâ€™ll join us as we get through this long drought together.