On Location

We’re well aware of what happens when academics write about the importance of place and pilgrimage in fandom. Often it doesn’t go well. And yet here we are in Vancouver, the Mecca for the Supernatural fandom. We’ll save the more academic musings for the books. For now we wanted to tell you about our own recent pilgrimage, a far cry from our first fan experience here, which involved sliding down muddy river bank at midnight (without flashlights) searching for the iconic fence where Dean told Sam his secret. Yes, we found it. And a far cry from our subsequent visits here in academic mode. We think we might have finally found something like that elusive balance.
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Surprise Yellow Eyed Demon and Lots of Well-Hugged Fangirls: A Day At the NJ Con

Last week Kathy casually mentioned (out of nowhere, which always makes Lynn suspicious), “Hey, we should catch up with Fred Lehne, see what he’s up to these days.” Lynn agreed, since our interviews with Fred and his lovely wife have been some of our favorites. At one of our first meetings with Fred in Dallas, he managed to make grits mysteriously appear at a restaurant which didn’t even have them on the menu after we wistfully mentioned wishing they had some. How can you not love a guy like that?

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Barcelona Part 3 – Jim and Samantha, Fan Love and Supernatural Deaths

Now that we’ve posted some of the highlights that Jensen and Jared provided at Rising Con (and now that there are vids and transcripts and photos of the boys all over the net thanks to this awesome and talented fandom who love to share), we wanted to share our thoughts on the other members of the SPN family who joined us in Barcelona. We’ll save Misha Collins’ antics for the next post – for now, the awesomeness (hey, Kathy’s not here to stop me from saying that as many times as I want!) of Jim Beaver and Samantha Ferris.

photo by Natalia Bosch

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Jared and Jensen at Rising Con: Satin Panties, Secret Spy Names, and Fan Serenades, Ole!

photo by Natalia Bosch

‘Highway to Hell’ boomed through the panel room bright and early at 9 am to kick off Day Two of Rising Con in Barcelona. Good thing too, as many of us were a bit sleep deprived. (We caught some of last night’s concert, which was an hour plus of classic SPN music, from “Wanted Dead or Alive” to “Eye of the Tiger” – several hundred fans rocking out hard enough to make the floor shake and singing along to every word. Awesome.)
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