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The last category of pictures are my absolute favorite shots. I like some of these even more than the perfect shots that will be in my formal convention report because these remind me of the fun that is shared between performers and audience.  These are the zany, unpredictable, precious moments that make a Supernatural convention so memorable. To me, these pictures capture the fun; the perfect shots capture the awe. You need both to understand the experience of going to a convention. Most of these pictures would not be as good if they had come out perfectly focused and framed. They are unique because of their composition.  I’ve captioned a few to express the memory they awake in me…

The Singing, Dancing and Jammin' Series

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The WTF Series

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The "I Got Away With It Moment" 

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followed closely by the  "Chuck Needs a Stern Talking-To from the King of Hell" Moment (with Richard too embarrassed to look):

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The next series of shots were all taken at Friday night Karaoke. I have no idea why Osric was looking directly at the camera, why he was in perfect light or why he stood motionless while there was chaos on stage all around him. His look, though, freezes the moment in time. Together with the article's header picture (which is of the same moment), they are three of the most bizarre pictures of the weekend. 

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My Best Friend in the World Series

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        Ruth calls "Abaddon" during her panel on stage, and Alaina takes the call!

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 Look very closely... That's Rich's knee under Rob's elbow! 

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  Jeffrey Dean crashes the party and gets a big, squish hug from Jared...

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    ... and a "Yeah, what'd you expect?" from Jensen!

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Their comfort with each other is so absolute, they're not even aware they're doing it. 

The Moment of a Lifetime Series

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Please alert the families of these fans if any of you know them. I have a few pictures I’d love to share with them.

 

In this world of airbrushed photos, staged media encounters and public relations spins, I thought it was time to show that not everything, nor everyone, is perfect, because real life is not perfect. Sometimes it is messy, and things that happen pass by in a blur. Some of the best moments, though, are spontaneous, fun and very unexpected. Maybe our reporting should be too.

I have not watermarked these pictures because I promised they would be untouched. I can’t imagine anyone would want to steal them but please, PLEASE credit me if they are used elsewhere. I’d love to hear your reactions to my experiment too: “Please Nightsky, just give us the good pics already!” or “This was fun!”?

Thanks for reading!

-          Nightsky