My Weekend at Comic-Con 2014

This being my 18th year attending Comic-Con (although I mistakenly said 17 to everyone I mentioned it to at the Con), you’d like one would get tired of it.  But that’s the glory of Comic-Con, it doesn’t get old.  There’s always, and I mean always, something different, something new, to experience.  Granted, an event of this magnitude brings out some of the unflattering traits of humanity despite every effort on the part of those involved in organizing the event to make it a highly positive experience for all.

For me and my friends, I believe we’re on the positive side of things.  I understand that I cannot possibly achieve meeting the actors that I want to meet and attend the panels that I want to attend and get the autographs of authors that I admire (even though I most certainly try), but what I can get, I am grateful for.

I will try to help convey the pleasantries of this often overwhelming weekend, not to make anyone jealous of my fortune, but to make people aware of one of the many experiences that one can have at San Diego Comic-Con, as well as give anyone who’s planning to attend bits and pieces of what to expect.

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New Fandoms Will Be Introduced in TheFandom.net Site!

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Last night, TheFandom.net had their first ever live hangout session in which we got to talk about the movies that are coming up for some of our fandoms that we have on the site.  However, one of the most exciting news to come from the hangout happened near the beginning of the hangout, where we revealed that we will be adding more fandoms to the site in the very near future!

A little after the 4:20 mark, I get to announce which fandoms will be getting their own fandom site, which are listed right here:

  • Daughter of Smoke & Bone (book series by Laini Taylor)
  • Graceling (book series by Kristin Cashore)
  • Legend (book series by Marie Lu)
  • Shadow & Bone (book series by Leigh Bardugo)
  • Sherlock (BBC TV Series)
  • Supernatural (The CW TV Series)
  • Under the Never Sky (book series by Veronica Rossi)

As to the reason we chose each series, it’s really just a matter of the quality of the books and the TV shows.  They either have a certain unique quality about them, either through the story that’s told, through the characters that we learn of, or both, and we’re very excited to give these fandoms an opportunity to grow on the site and expand the fandom to many other people who are looking for new books or shows to gush over.  We hope you agree with us when you do get a chance to learn about each one of them.

You can watch the rest of the hangout episode below:

I’ll send you notice when the new fandoms have been integrated into their new homes!

TV Guide’s Crazy SUPERNATURAL Predictions for the Season Finale, Titled “Sacrifice”

These here are some CRAZY Predictions!  But when it comes to Supernatural, crazy is normal, so you never know when one of these make actually hit right on the dot, or at least very close to it.  Check them out below and let us know what you think!

Sam and Dean cure Crowley. The Demon King has become such a key part of Supernatural since his introduction in Season 5, that it’s hard to imagine the show without him. Unfortunately for us Crowley-lovers, all signs are pointing to his downfall. We know that the Winchesters plan to cure Crowley in order to close the gates of Hell and if all goes well, that would leave Crowley alive, but human. Of course, he is still the son of a witch so Crowley might maintain a few of his more nefarious traits, but I wouldn’t complain. I’d love to see Crowley pop up now-and-then as a bitter, human antagonist next season.

This one certainly isn’t that far-fetched from a hypothesis, but then that would mean that Mark Sheppard might not be on the show anymore, at least with his smarmy wicked ways.

Metatron isn’t to be trusted. Metatron claimed that he had completely separated himself from the angel world, yet he seems to have caught himself up mysteriously quickly. How is it that he had never heard a whisper of the Winchesters or Lucifer’s imprisonment, but knew how to find the world’s one and only nephilim so fast? I’m not buying it. While I don’t think Metatron is working for Naomi, I do suspect he’s only the latest to manipulate Castiel’s (Misha Collins) good intentions for his own purposes.

One thing I’ve learned from the show – no one is to be trusted!

Abaddon will take over as Big Bad. If Crowley is cured, that would leave a big opening down below and Abaddon is just the demon to take over! The series has only ever had one female Big Bad before, so why not let us ladies show that we can do bad just as good as anyone else. Plus, the role Abaddon played in their grandfather’s death would make the fight against her personal. Avenge your grandfather! Avenge the Men of Letters! Avenge, avenge, avenge!

Yeah, this is possible.  For how long remains to be seen.

The gates of Heaven and Hell will close. I, for one, am very excited about this prospect. While closing the gates of Heaven and Hell would drastically change the show, I think that’s exactly what Supernatural needs after a season that has been more than a little uneven (Did we ever get closure on why Sam didn’t look for Dean? Amelia — that happened. Why?). By closing the gates, only a finite number of demons would be left on Earth for Sam and Dean to hunt. And while I have nothing but praise for the way creator Eric Kripke completely revolutionized the show’s mythology in Season 4, I would love for Supernatural to get back to the basics, such as “saving people, hunting things, the family business.” Isn’t that what Supernatural’s all about? With Heaven and Hell’s roles diminished, that would allow the series to put more focus on Sam and Dean’s relationship and return to its folk-lore roots.

It would make things interesting for those angels and demons left on earth, I suppose…. which brings us to the next prediction.

Castiel will fall from grace. Maybe Castiel is the key to safely curing a demon as strong as Crowley, since his inherent good would be able to cancel out Crowley’s evil. Or maybe Castiel loses his grace for betraying the angels in favor of helping the Winchesters. Either way, if the gates do close I expect we’ll see Castiel stranded on Earth. Though, I refuse to believe that if Castiel is stranded, he’ll maintain his full angelic powers. That’d just be too easy for the Winchesters. And as much as we all love Sam and Dean, we also love to see them suffer — if only to cheer them on each time they overcome.

In my eyes, Cas pretty much fell when he decided to declare himself God.

Sam will become an angel. Okay, maybe this is a little far-fetched. But as we know, the trials aren’t killing Sam, they’re changing him. The question is: Into what? This season has been all about redemption — something Sam has struggled with since the Yellow-Eyed Demon corrupted him in his cradle. Will the trials finally allow Sam to achieve the purity his demon blood has denied him? If so, what’s more pure than an angel? Of course, I don’t want Sam to become an angel, but if it’s between sacrificing his humanity and sacrificing his life, I definitely prefer the former. Then again, maybe Sam won’t have to sacrifice anything at all (yeah, right).

I would say, um, no.  But I won’t, because.

Needless to say, there’s going to be a lot of things that the fans would want wrapped up by the end of the season.  More than likely, some questions will be answered to make way for more questions for the next season.

Let me just say one final thing about this episode – I find it quite funny and awesomely coincidental that both Supernatural and the show preceding it, Arrow, have named their season finale “Sacrifice.”  It pretty much suits both shows.

via TVGuide.com.

SUPERNATURAL and ARROW Nominated in EOnline’s CW Awards

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It looks like E! Online has created their own awards specifically for TV shows on The CW.  And you get to vote on it!  Naturally, Supernatural and Arrow are involved in this melee.

The first set of polls are for Best Series and Best Writer/Producer/Auteur:

“Supernatural” snagged a nomination for two categories. The first is best series. “Supernatural” is up against “Arrow,” “Nikita,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “The Vampire Diaries.”

Their second nomination is for Best Writer/Producer/Auteur where Jeremy Carver, Ben Edlund, and Robert Singer are up against Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper (“Beauty and the Beast,”) Julie Plec(“The Vampire Diaries,”) Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“Gossip Girl,”) and Craig Silverstein (“Nikita.”)

Click here to vote for Best Series and Best Writer/Producer/Auteur.

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The next set of polls are for Best Actor and Best Actress.  Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki from Supernatural, and Stephen Amell from Arrow, are up for Best Actor.

On the Best Actress category, the only nomination from either show is Katie Cassidy, who plays Laurel Lance on Arrow.

And because we increased the number of nominees, several co-stars are going up against each other, including The Vampire Diaries‘ hot trio of vamps, Supernatural‘s brothers andGossip Girl’s frenemies! So wait are you waiting for, let’s get to voting!

Click here to vote for for Best Actor and Actress.

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The third set of polls are for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.  Misha Collins, who plays the troubled angel Castiel, and David Ramsey, who plays Ollie’s partner in crime John Diggle, are both up for Best Supporting Actor.

And Willa Holland, who plays Ollie’s little sister Thea Queen, and Emily Bett Rickards, who plays the sassy computer nerd Felicity Smoak, both on Arrow are up for Best Supporting Actress.

Once again, we’ve got several costars going up against each other for your votes, including six of the Vampire Diaries‘ guys and gals, two of the ladies in Oliver‘s life on Arrow andNikita‘s sidekicks! But which actors will prevail? Well, that’s all up to you, so let’s get to voting!

Click here to vote for Best Supporting Actor and Actress.

All voting will end on Sunday, May 12 at 9pm.  (no time zone was stated).

Another set of polls will be available tomorrow for Best Guest Star and Breakout Star.

Thanks to Examiner.com for the heads up!

SUPERNATURAL Episode 22 Preview and Clip of “Clip Show”

Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) now know what the third task of the Trials are in tonight’s Supernatural episode, title Clip Show.  And we finally see Castiel (Misha Collins) reunited with the Winchesters.

And here’s a little redundancy for you – a clip of Clip Show.

The CW To Do Encore Episodes of SUPERNATURAL on Friday

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According to a press release from The CW, they’ve decided to re-air the following episodes of Supernatural on the following Friday.  So, for those who haven’t had a chance to see the episode because it’s on a Wednesday, maybe you can sacrifice going out on the town to watch it on Friday night instead!

REVISED CW PRIMETIME LISTINGS FOR MAY 3, 2013 (ALL TIMES ET)

Please note that SUPERNATURAL “The Great Escapist” will now air in place of the previously announced OH SIT! episode (9:00-10:00p.m.)

FRIDAY, MAY 3

SUPERNATURAL – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

“The Great Escapist” (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)

FEELING LUCKY TONIGHT? – When Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) receive a distressing video message from Kevin Tran (guest star Osric Chau), they set about trying to uncover the Third Trial. The boys make a discovery that sends them to a casino in Colorado to find a mysterious recluse (guest star Curtis Armstrong), who may be able to fill in the holes in Kevin’s research. Meanwhile, Crowley (guest star Mark Sheppard) is on a winning streak. Castiel (Misha Collins) tries to elude Naomi (guest star Amanda Tapping) and the angels hunting him. Robert Duncan McNeill directed the episode written by Ben Edlund (#821).

REVISED CW PRIMETIME LISTINGS FOR MAY 10, 2013 (ALL TIMES ET)

Please note SUPERNATURAL “Clip Show” will air in place of the previously announced episode of OH SIT! (9:00-10:00p.m.)

FRIDAY, MAY 10

SUPERNATURAL – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

“Clip Show” (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)

FAMILIAR FACES RETURN AS THE THIRD TRIAL NEARS – Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) reunite with Castiel (Misha Collins). Digging through the Men of Letters’ files, they stumble upon an undiscovered film which could be the key to the third trial. Metatron (guest star Curtis Armstrong) enlists Cass to mull over problems at home. Meanwhile, Crowley (guest star Mark Sheppard) digs into Sam and Dean’s past. Taylor Cole, Graham Wardle, and Cindy Busby also guest star. Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb (#822).

REVISED CW PRIMETIME LISTINGS FOR MAY 17, 2013 (ALL TIMES ET)

Please note SUPERNATURAL “Sacrfice” will air in place of the previously announced episode of OH SIT! (9:00-10:00p.m.)

FRIDAY, MAY 17

SUPERNATURAL – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

“Sacrifice” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

WHAT MUST SAM, DEAN AND CASTIEL SACRIFICE TO FOREVER SEAL HELL? – With Crowley (guest star Mark Sheppard) poised to undo all the good they’ve ever done as hunters, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) find themselves cornered. But with Kevin’s (guest star Osric Chau) help, the Winchester brothers bound into one last play against The Demon King. Metatron (guest star Curtis Armstrong) initiates a plan with Castiel (Misha Collins) to take on Naomi (guest star Amanda Tapping) and the bureaucracy of Heaven. Alaina Huffman and Kim Rhodes also guest star. Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Jeremy Carver (#823).

Thanks to TheFutonCritic.com for the tip!

SUPERNATURAL Plot for “The Great Escapist” and Still Images

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Here’s more information about tonight’s episode of Supernatural, and you can check out the still images of Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) after the jump, including ones of guest star, Curtis Armstrong:

Sam and Dean will be on the hunt for the third trial on the episode teased in these new photos. Their hunt will begin after they receive a frantic call from Kevin. Their search takes them to Colorado. Once there, they will find a man that might help them fill in the missing pieces in Kevin’s research. As for Castiel, he will continue to hide out from Naomi. Spoilers Guide shared the following spoiler from Jeremy Carver about the man Sam and Dean meet in Colorado:

“Metatron is a recluse and not by accident. So it’s going to be something of a chore to yank him from the life he has become accustomed. He’s not exactly a willing participant.”

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SUPERNATURAL Episode Preview and Clip of “The Great Escapist”

spn-greatescapist-01We’re winding down to the final episodes of Supernatural, and apparently this week’s episode, titled The Great Escapist, is part of the arc of closing the gates of Hell, as Sam and Dean try to find out more about the third trial, while Dean tries to keep his brother from getting physically worse.  

Check out the preview below, and then check out the clip after the jump:

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SUPERNATURAL Episode “Pac-Man Fever” Images and Official Description

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Felicia Day has returned yet again for her third appearance this season as Charlie, the hacker/larper who actually goes to the Winchester boys for help this time in the episode Pac-Man Fever.  Okay, maybe this could be the calm before all hell tries to break loose, again.  Check out the pictures after the jump:

DEAN INTRODUCES CHARLIE TO CHEAP PANTSUITS — Concerned about the physical toll the second trial took on Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) benches his brother from hunting until he heals up. So, when geektastic hacker Charlie (guest star Felicia Day) stumbles upon a case and finds the boys, Dean decides it’s time to teach Charlie how to be a hunter-in-training. While happy to see “her highness,” the boys suspect Charlie is hiding something; a secret that could get her killed. Robert Singer directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson (#820).

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SUPERNATURAL Episode Pac-Man Fever Clip and Preview

Pac-Man FeverI’ve stated that Arrow is back with a new episode this week, and so, of course Supernatural is right there with them with a new episode, along with our favorite guest star, Felicia Day, back as Charlie in this episode, titled Pac-Man Fever!  Check out the preview and clip after the jump!  Oh, by the way, you may notice something different about Sam’s hair.  Hmmm…

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