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.
A few weeks ago, Felicia Day returned to Vancouver to reprise her role as Charlie on Supernatural.
The episode "LARP And The Real Girl" episode 811 is believed to deal with some of the live action role playing that Ms. Bradbury's character would certaily seem confortable around.
The set was out in Mundy Park in Coquitlam for a few days, and I went out there 1 day to take a look around & found out soon...the crew were not welcoming of people being near the set.
A couple days before I went there, a pap from here was actually threatened, attacked & assaulted by the crew for being in a PUBLIC PARK. So I was pretty cautious of where I went & when. As it turned out, I too was chased for awhile thru the woods by a crew member, and while I was capable of keeping out of his line of sight for the mostpart, the truth is, I never got really too close to the actual set either.
A few off in the distance pics of their tents, trailers and some props that I imagine were going to be used later, or had already been used, was all I was able to get on the hour or 2 I ventured around parts of the 176 hectares of thick forrest, sporting fields & walking trails that make up Mundy Park.
The weather was an intense, non-stop pouring rain that drenched me to the bone within 1/2 hr of being there, and that, more than the roaming wannabe hunter that was trying to track me, discouraged me from staying longer.
Below is some pics of the set from a distance, as well, a few of the cast in outfits going to the set early in the morning. Frankly, I was too far away to be sure who, if anyone, was who. I thought the guy in the hoodie was Jensen Ackles, but then decided I was probably wrong when I saw he was wearing glasses....but turns out, it was. I did get pics of 2 different red heads, perhaps 1 of them was Felicia...but really, I wasnt so sure... If anyone can ID any of the people shot, feel free to let me know & I will properly tag them.
EDIT- I have had confirmation (as you can see in the comments below)_ that both Jensen Ackles AND Felicia Day are in these photos.
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