With spring in full stride, there is not a lot to report from Vancouver for Supernatural filming obviously.
The new season, their 10th, will begin in July. Till then, I have a few odds & ends left over from the past 2 years that I never used for whatever reason in the past.
A few from their fan conventions they have here yearly of Misha Collins, Jim Beaver, DJ Qualls & others.
Also, a few shots of Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles returning from Chicago after shooting the failed backdoor pilot for Bloodlines, which was episode 20 of this past season. Plus Misha Collins leaving town during a break.
Lastly some departing shots of Mark Sheppard and Jensen Ackles as they left Vancouver at the end of season 9.
So first up... a few old shots from past Convention weekends.
I cant be sure, but I think I have managed to see Misha Collins out & about almost every con weekend here. Some shots here from 2012, and 2013 of Castiel roaming the city during the weekend.
As well Jim Beaver stops to talk to some fans in the courtyard.
DJ Qualls grabs a snack in his downtime.
While I personally will never support these conventions, it is still cool for those of you with no other way to ever see these stars to have the chance I guess. Vancouver being the hometown of the show always seems to nab a pretty decent roster.
A few months ago I caught up with Misha Collins as he left town during Christmas break. Below are a few photos from that encounter.
As well, a few photos of Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles returning to Vancouver after filming episode 20 in Chicago. The episode, which was intended to be a backdoor pilot for a spin off that got axed needed a few shots of them in Chicago, so the pair left for 2 days of shooting.
Upon returning, I asked both of them how the filming for that went and they both had similar replies....cold. Apparently, the mild Vancouver winters had not prepared them properly for the real winters that Chicago can have, and both of them were less than excited with having to work in those condition.
When I joked that it probably made them appreciate Vancouver's weather a bit more, they both were pretty quick to agree.
Last batch of photos is of the post-season 9 departures of the cast.
First up was Mark Sheppard. The man who plays Crowley was in a good mood upon finishing his season 9 filming. When I told him I hoped he would be back for season 10, he played it coy & acted as if he didn't already know Crowley survived.
A little while later I caught up with Jensen Ackles for the final time of the season.
He was also in a great mood. The man who plays Dean Winchester seemed pretty happy to have some time off. Seemed excited to finally get some time to spend with his new daughter, Justice Jay whom he rarely saw for more than a weekend throughout most of the season.
He asked us if we got Jared leaving that morning. Both my buddy and I were disappointed to learn we picked the wrong flight to cover for him. But also thankful at least Jensen let us know so we didn't waste time waiting on him either. Just wish he had told us BEFORE he started signing.. I would have focused on solo items, instead of duo items that I now need to get Jared on eventually. Oh well.
So that's it for my SPN photo dump.
I MIGHT do a Season 9 review sometime soon. I've started doing reviews, episodic, seasonal or complete series ones. Although so far I only really have 1 review up (for the How I Met Your Mother series finale). But I have started writing an entire S9 review...perhaps I'll have it finished before they start filming season 10.
As always, you can check out my Supernatural autographs gallery for any of the signed items obtained over the past few seasons I still have.
See you soon season 10.
This past weekend, the largest promotional event for TV, movies & animation happened in San Diego.
Comic-Con took place from Wednesday night thru Sunday evening, as thousands of people went to San Diego to see new promotional materials of their fave shows, movies & comic franchises. Of course, they also went for the stars. Comic-Con has become a promotional tool, and that means bringing your biggest stars to promote your product.
After an epicly horrid year last year for Vancouver shot shows (mainly because SDCC was earlier than years prior & a later than usual start for a couple shows) there was very little in the way of seeing the Vancouver based shows & movies going to, or returning from the big event.
This year however, it was the opposite. Every show, wit the exception of 2, that were at SDCC had some or all of their cast that attended go through Vancouver Airport to get to SDCC.
Supernatural sent off 4 of their most notable cast. Misha Collins, who plays angel Castiel, and Mark Sheppard who plays the king of hell Crowley, both went to the event. While we didnt see them going to or coming back, we did catch the shows 2 largest stars returning.
Jensen Ackles (aka - Dean Winchester) was the 1st to return, and took the unfamiliar route of coming down "the row" a long railed off area that most celebs take to get out of the airport. This was possibly the 1st time I can remember him going this way, and clearly if it werent for him having to find his driver that he gets on the Comic-Con dime he likely wouldnt have gone that way.
Jensen stopped to sign for everyone there & was in a really good mood. Certainly better mood than last time I saw him when he refused to sign for me because as he put it I was "on the bucket list" (yes, thats the list I was on apparently) for angering Jim Beaver by breaking his return scoop allegedly (I was contacted by someone from SPN about that blog post saying they were displeased with me posting it.). But new season & the responsiblity of being a dad now, all is forgotten on that 1 off encounter last year, as I expected would be the case. We said we heard about Jareds baby announcement and he replied "ah, oh, thats out there?". I congratulated him on his new child, he thanked us all for the congrats & went on his way.
About 5 minutes later (oh the joys of a camera that records the time the pics were shot eh?), Jared Padalecki (aka - Sam Winchester) strolled thru. Like Jensen, there was some baby news of his own to congratulate him on since the last time I saw him last season. His wife Genevieve & him had announced during SDCC they were expecting their 2nd child soon. I recall seeing Jared for the 1st time after his 1st child & he was pretty overjoyed at the whole thing. He glowed with that same excitement talking about the 2nd one. I also wished him a happy belated birthday & he thanked me for that too. He then went on his way to find his driver.
As he was leaving, he saw us getting autographs from Colton Haynes from Arrow & was peering over out shoulders to see who we were getting.
A little while later we also saw Lucifer coming into town...but that isn't because Mark Pellegrino is here to resurrect the role, he is on the Vancouver shot "Tomorrow People". As well, saw Jim Michaels returning
At Comic-Con several things were announced for the show. Most notably.
- Felicia Day will be back this season to play her character Charlie, the geeky lesbian "little sister" type the Winchesters have crossed paths with a few times the last couple seasons.
- Jim Beaver (this time without trying to sneak in & out for his work) will return this season, but apparently there will be something different about his return.
- A Supernatural spin-off is being discussed. Will it be Castiel? Or Garth? Or Charlie? Its really the only options I can see, unless they did a back story of Bobby?
Here are photos of Jensen & Jared returning from SDCC.
THIS POST CONTAINS A SPOILER RETURNING CHARACTER FOR SUPERNATURAL IN EPISODE 819.
Do not continue reading or viewing the photo if you dont want to know.
A few weeks ago I saw a tweet from a former regular on Supernatural saying he had a Pilot to shoot in Washington state.
Unforutnateiy, I have learned not to trust tweets from SPN cast. Jim Beaver last year with his abominable snowman movie, Madison McLoughlin just recently, and even in person I have had guest stars claim they werent here for Supernatural.... so when I saw a tweet from Jim Beaver saying he was filming in Washington State for a pilot I could find no info on anywhere, I just knew what was coming.
Sure enough, he arrived in town & was more than shocked to see me there along with his driver waiting for him. After a moment of "Oh crap, the secret is out" look on his face, he asked me not to tell anyone till after the ep. I told him "I'll hold off till the CW promos it". He said "they wont, its supposed to be a suprise for the fans".
Well, like everything the CW has ever done, they got it wrong. Instead of a big shocker for the fans next week...they sure enough showed the ever so breifest clip of Bobby Singer in this weeks promo ad for next weeks episode 819 "Taxi Driver". While most may have missed it, the small percentage of fans who didnt have already started tweeting about it & ruining the big reveal.
Heres the 1 pic I took of Jim Beaver as he arrived (with his permission).
So now that the cats out of the bag.... Get ready for the return of Bobby Singer!
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