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 BLOG POST CONTAINS PHOTOS OF SUPERNATURAL FILMING FOR EPISODE 820. If you dont want to see any spoilers or read any spoilers to this episode prior to seeing it... DO NOT CONTINUE READING OR VIEWING PHOTOS!
A couple weeks ago I found Supernatural filming in East Vancouver for episode 820.
Earlier in the afternoon they shot a scene at the Hastings Community Centre, subbing in for the "Shawnee County City Morgue" in Kansas. I didnt really get there in time for that shoot, but I was around for the evening shoot.
Sadly, getting an idea position wasnt easy & worst part was, the crew members who didnt even know it, but were at times cutting off the most ideal spots to take photos of.
In the scene I saw Jensen Ackles ( Dean Winchester ) is in his prized Impala with a mystery woman. I was told by some its Felicia Day, but I am not as convinced of this... even though it would make sense as how many other women would the Winchesters allow in the Impala & she had reddish hair.
Unfortunately, my photos from that night are quite grainy (I've read some whiners saying how my photos arent that good etc... well, if you want me to take better photos, tell the shows to quit shooting at night, or you can give me a lot nicer camera. Remember, taking photos IS NOT my job. I do this with a $500 camera, not a $5000 camera.) sodeciding if it is or isnt Felicia Day is beyond my abilities. Two different people have told me it is. One has said it isnt. I dont think it is either. Sooo, I dunno.
Anyways, I added a few photos of Jensen returning from the Peoples Choice Awards a couple months ago to offset the terribly grainy pics.
THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS CHARACTER SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 818 OF SUPERNATURAL! If you dont want to know any spoilers in advance of watching the episode, please DO NOT READ ON OR VIEW THE PHOTOS!
About a month ago I caught Supernatural out filming scenes for episode 818 in Vancouver near the Train Station.
For the set of scenes I saw over 2 nights, there was 4 actors in the scene. Of course, the always familiar Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester & Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester were clearly recognizable. But who were the other 2?? Well, I still dont know who 1 is, and the other I didnt know right away. When I got home from shooting the 1st night, I asked a friend if she recognized "the girl with the gun" as I described it to her. She instantly said without hesitation she thought it was Madison McLaughlin, known to SPN fans as "Krissy" from "Adventures In Babysitting", the other woman I still dont know.
The next day, the same 4 cast members were on set, and after shooting that evenings scene I knew my friends instinct about Krissy being back was right.
I sat on this spoiler for awhile, thinking I had it in my pocket.... the The CW went & posted a promo showing Madison McLaughlin plain as day in it, killing the spoiler.
So, here are the admittedly grainy photos (shooting from about football field away in the pitch dark & smoke machines going will do that) from those 2 nights of Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Madison McLaughlin & still unnamed 2nd actress (ANYONE who knows, please feel free to let me know & I will revise this).
As you likely know by now by reading the other 3 blogs (links below) I posted from the filming I saw for episode 817... I had a LOT of photos to wade thru.
So here is the final batch.
Some more of Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles together (sometimes 1 of them not facing me...what can you do) in between takes from being Sam & Dean Winchester.
Earlier this month SPN shot scenes for episode 817 at the Murray Hotel, just around the corner from the Sheraton Wall Centre. I got a lot of pics that day.
So here is a few more pics, all of Jared Padalecki (aka - Sam Winchester.. also aka - @Jarpad on Twitter.)
Some photos are coming up next... of the 2 of them
together. But first, this batch.
Click the link below to see the episode 817 photos
of them filming the scene, and of just Jensen.
Took a lot of photos on the day the Supernatural crew & cast were downtown near the Sheraton Wall Centre.
So here is a few more pics, all of Jensen Ackles (aka - Dean Winchester.. also aka - winner of 8 Best Of TV Awards on our site over the past 3 years)
Some Jared photos are coming up next...as well as a few of the 2 of them together.
Click the link below to see the episode 817 photos of them filming the scene.
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN MILD SPOILERS TO SUPERNATURAL EPISODE 817. Do not continue reading or looking at the photos if you dont want to know anything about the episode prior to its release.
The 1st time I have seen Sam & Dean Winchester doing a scene together in a long, loooong time this week happened.
After getting a fairly uncirculated lead from one of my more reputable sources, I opted to take the tour over to the corner of Hornby & Helmcken to catch some SPN filming action.
Supernatural filmed a scene for episode 817 in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday & both Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles were in attendance for the rare downtown Winchester Brothers Daytime sighting.
The scene really had very little to it. The boys drive up in Deans Baby, The Impala. Stop, get out & run across the street into the Murray Hotel (located less than a 1 minute walk from the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel... for those fan con attendees from out of town looking to location hunt when you come bext time).
I grabbed a handful of photos of them filming, and in between scenes for over an hour & 1/2 before a crew member at the nagging of another crew member, took it upon himself to try & prevent me from taking photos on their 2nd to last take. Mission NOT Accomplished for that poor misguided soul, as the 90 minutes prior of standing in plain sight shooting the scene gave me more than enough material for 3 blogs.
So heres some action photos... I will post a "in between takes" blog later on when I have a bit more time.
You can find a few other photos from local set report blogger YVRShoots here
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