As the last stop in the 2013 convention tour, the Creation Supernatural convention in Burbank last weekend was invested with a lot of emotion, for both fans and cast. It’s been a wild ride, and there’s something bittersweet about the year ending. That gave Burcon an extra emotional punch, and more than a few moments that had us tearing up a bit. Here are some of the highlights of the con for us, including some meet and greet tidbits and pre-con chats.
We’ve been in love with this Show and part of this amazing fandom for eight years. It’s been eight years of incredible highs and more than a few painful lows, but – improbably perhaps — we’re still here. Still in love with Supernatural and still grateful to be part of the best fandom in the world. So we wanted to take a few minutes and say thank you.
The Supernatural convention in beautiful Toronto wrapped up yesterday — due to flight cancellations and all-around craziness, we didn’t arrive until mid-day Saturday, but damn, the con packed alot into the next 18 hours! (Though we’re still sobbing about missing what was by all accounts an epic karaoke. There’s nothing like watching the guy who so convincingly plays Death bounce around the stage like an exuberant teenager. Not to mention Matt Cohen in his cheerleading skirt, which no longer seems to want to cover his toned abs. Not that we’ve heard any complaints. Or lodged any.)
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.
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.)