Friday, 22 July 2016

Supernatural at San Diego Comic Com 2016

-by sweetondean





Welcome to sweetondean's 2016 San Diego Comic Con coverage...and no, I'm not there...I'm basically Ariel in this scenario! But even though I'm home in Sydney, I will be keeping an eye on goings on and trying to collate as much Supernatural news as I can, right here!

This year, in addition to the Supernatural panel on Sunday in Hall H, press interviews and Nerd HQ panels, a whole host of Supernatural alumni will be there with new shows and comics and cool stuff!

Past showrunners Eric Kripke, Sera Gamble and Jeremy Carver will be there with their shows - Timeless, The Magicians and Frequency; Writers Ben Edlund, Robbie Thompson and Adam Glass will also be there with their projects, The Tick, Spiderverse/Marvel and Brik.

Felicia Day will be doing panels at Geek and Sundry, Nerdist and NerdHQ, and the Gishbus will be in attendance, with Misha doing a special panel on Saturday.

And Big Daddy John Winchester - AKA JDM will be in attendance with a nasty baseball bat for The Walking Dead!

There will also be other past cast members attending panels with their new shows. So lots of stuff to look forward to!

So I'll be pulling together, photos, panel videos, press interviews and all sorts of goodies!

Let's kick off the coverage of a huge 4 days!


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

The Writing on the Wall - A Study of God's Role in Supernatural Season 11... Part 2 - The Redemption Angle: Metatron, Gabriel, Gadreel, Cas and Lucifer

- by Anna




I had postulated in part 1 that if Chuck/God had been the one to send Sam's vision in Baby, then why didn't he warn Sam about Lucifer as well?  My belief is that not only did God want to save his sister, but he wanted to save his children as well, to offer them a shot at redemption.  Family, that's what this show has always been about and it's my belief that Chuck/God wanted to save his family, and at what point did God put his plan to do that into effect?  My guess, the moment Heaven was commanded that Sam and Dean Winchester be born.  Chuck/God kept talking about the Chosen and it got me thinking of who that could possibly include, other than the obvious, so I went back and compiled a short list of those of God's children who redeemed themselves.  I can't help but believe that God had known all along that all of these children would eventually seek redemption.  Perhaps God had known this to be the case all along, and why He chose them to begin with.


Sunday, 17 July 2016

The Writing on the Wall - A Study of God's Role in Supernatural Season 11 - Part 1

- by Anna


When Season 11 came to its conclusion it became clear to me what its true meaning was all about, what Show has always been about really, and that's family.  Sam and Dean Winchester, created by Heaven, at God's command, who would come to represent what Chuck/God wanted for himself. It is through Sam and Dean Winchester that God finally achieves his goal. From the moment Chuck appeared in Don't Call Me Shurley, I started to believe I understood what He was really doing, how he had carefully orchestrated the situation so that it came to the conclusion he so desperately desired. As I watched the final four episodes, it occurred to me what Chuck/God had been trying to achieve, what he wanted to achieve all along. He wanted his family. Personally, I think the writing on the wall has been there long before the beginning of Season 11. I can honestly go back to the Pilot, when it all began, but that would be more of a novel than an article! I thought it would be fun and a nice time killer during hiatus to go through the episodes of this season where I found evidence to present to you all examples that would go toward proving my theory, that Sam and Dean were in fact Chuck's/God's weapon for not only saving the world, but for saving Chuck's/God's family. I hope that as we go through the eps that you might be able to see, as I do, that the writing has been on the wall all along and it's at the conclusion of the finale that one might see the big picture.

As this is a bit of a length study - it will be presented in 2 parts!  So I will now take you on the first part of a journey through Season 11 and what were the moments for me, that provided evidence of the big picture, of not only what Alpha & Omega was all about, but what Show has always been all about since the day it began going on 12 years ago.


Thursday, 23 June 2016

SUPERNATURAL HIATUS HAPPINESS! Jensen and Jared do the 42nd Annual Saturn Awards In Honour of Eric Kripke.

- by sweetondean


This really has been the hiatus that just keeps giving! On top of all the sightings of the Js hanging out in Austin, this week we got to see Jensen and Jared hit the red carpet. It's a rare thing. Seriously. How often do we get to see them suit up and do this kind of thing? I could probably count the occasions on one hand! Or maybe one and a half hands. Tops. But still! It's rare!

The Saturn Awards are held in Los Angeles, and the boys had the honour of awarding Eric Kripke with the Dan Curtis Legacy Award, which meant Jensen and Jared headed to town the day before the awards, and we were blessed with photos of them out and about being selfied with various fans!


Sunday, 5 June 2016

Convention Report - Purgatory Con 2016

-by guest writer, Anne


Anne attended Purgatory Con in Germany and offered to write up a report on her experience. Purcon was Anne’s first con, and this reflects her personal experiences and views. So if you've ever wondered how this convention is run and what happens throughout the day, this might help you out. I hope you enjoy her report on this, Anne's first convention adventure (she's already booked her next one!). Make sure you say hi to her in the comments. 


-sweetondean


Hey guys, so this is my view of the Purgatory Convention!

Saturday

First of all when we arrived at the hotel I was really excited because it was my first Convention! Because of the well organised registration, everything was really fast. 

At 9 am the opening panel started. This year’s guests were Mark Sheppard, Misha Collins, Osric Chau, Tahmoh Penikett, Timothy Omundson and Travis Aaron Wade. 

After the Opening they started with the photo ops.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Supernatural Think Tank - Thinky Thoughts and Theories on the Supernatural Season 11 Finale

-by Anna



I liked this season finale, granted, for me it wasn't as emotionally intense as other season finales have been, but what it lacked in intensity, it totally made up for in emotional satisfaction. There were awesome brother moments, awesome Sam moments, awesome Dean moments and of course there's Crowley. He is delicious. Most importantly it was a fitting end to a story that began all the way in Season 5. 


If you all don't mind, I would like to elaborate on the emotional satisfaction I felt by the hour's end. I have posted for years now how I had always believed that God had not abandoned his creation, but had been around this entire time. I've also postulated time and time again, ever since learning that Heaven commanded Sam and Dean be born in My Bloody Valentine, that God not only was still around, but that he created the Winchesters as a gift to all of humanity. While God was no longer hands on, he still gave the world Sam and Dean and has often saved them and provided for them when they needed it the most. God created angels. He created Castiel, the apparent spanner in the works, yet who turned out to be an ally to the Winchesters, betraying the angels, to help Sam and Dean stop the Apocalypse. Cas has been the Winchester's guardian angel, and if one were to think about it, it was Chuck/God who created Castiel in the first place. The square peg in the round hole. 

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Supernatural Review: Alpha and Omega - Love, Family and Understanding

-by sweetondean


Supernatural finales terrify me. I’ve been severely, emotionally damaged by them in the past! I’ve learnt, through stupid errors of judgement, that I have to go home and watch in solitude, so that I can immerse myself in the experience as well as give myself completely over to the emotion…because there was that time I watched Swan Song at work and spent about an hour in the loo sobbing, and that time I watched Do You Believe in Miracles in my car at lunchtime, and then couldn’t think or even function, and had to leave work early, and no one knew why I was so out of sorts! 

Of course my acute pain is also having to wait to watch the damn thing…as at 11am my time, the East Coast goes in, and then 3 hours later the West Coast and I’m still HOURS AWAY FROM GETTING HOME! No social media, no going online, no looking at my phone…and hoping against hope that for a change I can get out of work at a decent time, because by 5pm I am well and truly desperate! Damn you other side of the world!


I loved so many things about Alpha and Omega, so many, but the thing I loved most was, in the end, the world was saved by the theme of this show, family and love…and a newer theme…understanding. 

Dean could stand in front of Amara and talk to her about betrayal, the anger and the hurt that family can cause, and he could stand in front of her and say that all of that is unimportant, that family is more important than any of that, because he knows. He and Sam have been down that path together so many times, they’ve had rocky and tough moments filled with rage and disappointment, and yet here they are, closer than ever, because they came to understand that all of that, all of that crap that they waded through and carried around with them for so long, is not as important as having a strong relationship with the person you love most in the world. It’s not as important as family. It’s not as important as each other. When you’re faced with losing that forever, as the boys have been many times, as Amara and God were, all of this becomes crystal clear.

“But no matter how bad it got we always made it right because we’re family. I need him, and he needs me and when everything goes to crap, that’s all you’ve got, family.”