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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