My last post about Supernatural was more about why I watch the show. You can read that in my What is it with Supernatural post.
Today I’ll write something about the conventions and the SPNFamily.
As you all know I got hooked on the show while watching panels from a convention.
I’ve watched a couple of other shows panels and the energy they gave me wasn’t the same as Supernatural. I’ve seen ComincCon panels from Finge and The Vampire Diaries. While watching those, as much as I love those shows, I felt bored. Not that the people were bored and the information given wasn’t interesting, but for some reason they didn’t feel as connected with each other as the SPN cast and crew.
No matter who is on the show and at a Supernatural convention, they all feel like family. They all immensely respect each other and treat each other the same. Of course there’s teasing on and off set, but there’s s much respect between them all. If you look at a Jensen and Ty panel in JibCon2013 (Jared unfortunately had to leave early because of an family emergency), I think it was the Sunday panel, Ty tell the story about (I think it was this) how Jensen asked the crew to ask Ty if he wanted to start with his lines or with Jensens.
Ty told everyone that he never ever had that question asked when he was on an other set. He’s been on so many TV-shows but this was actually the first time a main character asked him something like that. I don’t really remember what he told us, but it was in line of what I just wrote. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR-OG3Het50 THe story I talked about starts at 29 minutes, the rest is awesome as well though 😉
When watching Jensen and Jared’s (J2) panels the only thing you can do is laugh. They are so funny, well all the panels are but still, but they can also be serious. They try to answer the question as honest and correct as they can, even though they must have heard some of these questions a million times. They still respect the person asking the question and are as nice as always. Sometimes when they are starting to answer the question it takes a different course, but in the end they try to answer it. As a fan you can expect loads of humor on conventions, but also so much respect. Every time J2 have to leave they tell the fans thank you and that they love seeing them/us (I haven’t been yet) and even though they don’t see their families a lot they do take time for the fans (family). They really show appreciation towards the fans and all the actors/ crew that make this how possible.
Actors that portrayed only a small role on SPN, and are at a convention, turn into family as well. Richard Spade and Sebastian Roche both had an impact on thee show with their characters, and just because they aren’t in the show any longer, they’re still at conventions and they still have a big impact on the rest of the crew. They are as much part of the SPN Family as the main characters are and that’s shown at all conventions they go to.
It is so funny that there are so many people who don’t know Supernatural. Everyone I meet and tell them about the best show ever look at my with questioned eyes that tell me “you’re crazy”. Most of them don’t know the show and if they hear the name is Supernatural they think it’s a show about “the supernatural”. Which it is not! What it is about you can also read in my other blog. The short version is it’s a show about two brothers and their bond, what they go through and how they connect. Besides that it’s a show about hunting the supernatural 😉
The fact that only SPN fans know about GISHWHES (Greatest Scavenger Hunt the World has Ever Seen) says a lot. While being active in the hunt you realise there’s so many fans worldwide. I realised that on Twitter. Before GISHWHES I had about 100 followers, now I have over 300 (and that’s only because of GISHWHES). When you see another GISHWHES post on Twitter and look at the profile, you’ll notice that most of these profiles are SPN fans.
SPN fans also listen to the same music. Take Jason Manns for example. When you have a ticket for a Jason Manns StageIt (online concert for the fans: http://www.stageit.com) show and ask who is a SPN fan, you’ll get the reaction “You can better ask who isn’t”. This is kinda cool, cause while being a fan of the show you also get introduced to other great artists.
I’ve noticed that when you aks something in a SPN Facebook group or on Twitter, you get the nicest and most honest answers from the fans. They support the show but also each other. Doesn’t matter if you live across the world, if you need something they will give it to you. And that’s why I am proud to be a member of the SPN Family! 😀