I have to say - as humbly as I can - that I have a fated connection with Supernatural. From day one I have managed to get into nearly every event featuring members of the show - conventions, panels, book signings, talk shows - I have gone after, sometimes last minute, sometimes against the odds, and this weekend was no different. If you could have seen the line for Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center and the thousands of people on it waiting to go in (a great deal were for Dr. Who but Fringe and Supernatural fans made up a grand number), you could see why not everyone who wanted to got in. But because I went with CC veterans who had a solid plan of attack, we were able to get seats. We were toward the back - the panelists looked like tiny little specs - but we were in and had a great view of the very large screens, had our Fringe fedoras atop our heads and were among friends, so party on!
Please do forgive the quality of my pictures. I know I could go online and find professional ones, but darnit, I was there and I have my own and am choosing to share them with you!
If you haven't watched this show, do. It's an incredible, fantastical adventure with terrific characters and a compelling mythology. And Noble's performance as Walter has been and continues to be Emmy-worthy.
"[These characters] are emotional shut-ins that have to learn to deal with other people," commented Edlund. One such relationship will include Sam's new love interest (the recently cast Liane Balaban).
- Ackles' directing of his third episode (currently shooting), which will be a one-off and a bloody one at that.
- The question of whether Beaver's dearly and recently departed character, Bobby Singer, will return. "It's Supernatural, so anything's possible, which I've said about 7,000 times this weekend," he commented.
- The theme of season will be a la Raiders of the Lost Ark - several parties all going after one big power source.
- How exactly do you pluralize the word Apocalypse? Padalecki went with Apocali while a fan came up with Apocalypticai.
- Ackles is a master at milking the audience. Upon a comment, the crowd cheered and whooped and he proceeded to alternate signals of "no, stop" and "keep it coming" with subtle brilliance for about a minute. Adorable.
- Which deceased character would they like to see brought back? Beaver emphatically raised his hand, while Richard Speight, Jr.'s Gabriel and Rob Benedict's Chuck were mentioned. Ackles pointed out that both men were in the audience and hence warned them that they were now "not getting out of there." He also outed attendee Sebastian Roche (Balthazar).
- According to Ackles, "when you show up to wardrobe and your outfit includes plumbing (for blood spewage), it's not gonna be a good day."
Seriously, folks, watch these shows. They are both winners and quality TV entertainment. Fringe will air Fridays at 9 p.m. on FOX starting Sept. 28, Supernatural at 9 p.m. on Wednesdays on the CW starting Oct. 3.
Oh, and I did have one more awesome CC moment:
Oh, and this was cool, too!
Thanks always for tuning in! Always more to come.
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