Taking the East Coast by Storm: Jared, Jensen and Misha at NJCon

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After the 12 hour flight to VanCon a few weeks ago, we were ecstatic to be able to actually DRIVE to NJCon – and the East Coast was ecstatic to have a con to call their own. Jared always asks how many people are con virgins and we’re always blown away by the hands that go up and the screams of joy that accompany them. There haven’t been many Supernatural cons on the East coast, so a whole new group of fans were treated to the awesomeness that is the SPN cast at a con.

The success of a convention depends on every guest there, and on the ability of Emcee Richard Speight Jr. and house band Louden Swain to keep the energy level up, and they came through with flying colors at NJCon. But the con’s success also rides heavily on the shoulders of Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins (and some very fine shoulders they are…) All three were in fine form this con, and I do mean that in every way possible.

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Why Supernatural’s Alpha Vamp Gets Under Our Skin: A Chat with Rick Worthy

Rick Worthy makes a charming Alpha Vamp
Rick Worthy makes a charming Alpha Vamp

The Supernatural Creation convention in New Jersey last month was a great place for more than one Interview With The Vampire. We caught up with the Alpha!Vamp himself, Rick Worthy, over a couple of root beers in the hotel bar. Rick turned the tables and did the first part of the interview himself.

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Interview With The Vampire – A Philosophical Discussion with Ty Olsson

Photo credit: Alice Jester
Photo credit: Alice Jester

The SPNFamily embraced actor Ty Olsson (the reluctant vampire Benny on SPN) after his first con appearance in Las Vegas earlier this year, so we were excited to sit down and chat with him at the next Creation con in New Jersey a few weeks ago. Ty isn’t afraid to be both passionate and vulnerable onstage as well as onscreen, something that fans can relate to – after all, being a fan is all about passion, yet all that passion also makes you vulnerable (every time one fan accuses another of ‘doing fandom wrong’ or a non-fan raises their eyebrows and silently accuses you of being batshit crazy or at the very least a stalker – or when the Show you love hands you an episode like Supernatural’s recent finale and it leaves you sobbing for days. My vulnerability, let me show you.)

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NJ Con Friday and Saturday – Recap With Pics!

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Four years ago, New Jersey was a small con. It was also Misha’s first con and the birthplace of SPN Karaoke (no assigned seats – hell no seats at all!!). The little con has come a long way! Though we think that poster of Jared hanging above Matt Cohen’s head has been to every single con since the first one. Not that we’re complaining about that…

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