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'''Fandom Chronicles. History of Supernatural Fandom'''  == 2005 == ===July===* 07.01: The LJ community [http://www.livejournal.com/community/supernatural_tv supernatural_tv] is created.* 07.16: The first entry to [http://www.livejournal.com/community/supernatural_tv supernatural_tv] is posted. * at some point in July, the SPN pilot is available on the WB website. ===September===* 09.11: The fan fiction community [http://community.livejournal.com/supernaturalfic supernaturalfic] (catering to [[gen]], [[het]] + [[slash]] fans) is created.* 09.13: The SPN [[Pilot]] airs on the WB. * 09.14: Within hours of the Pilot airing the first Sam/Dean fic is posted as the first fic at [http://community.livejournal.com/supernaturalfic/550.html#cutid1 supernatural_fic] and sn_slash by janedavitt.* 09.28: [http://www.livejournal.com/community/supernatural_tv supernatural_tv] counts 200+ members.* - By the end of the month, several communities on all possible topics already exist, among them communities and fansites for Italian and French fans. ===October===* 10.16 First recorded use of ''Wincest'' as a fic warning in [http://joyfulgirl41.livejournal.com/261178.html Can’t just walk away] by joyfulgirl14. * 10.17: First outburst of "The Female Threat": Fans go nuts over casting spoilers/rumors for a female principle lead called "Lindsay". * 10.25 Fic Community [http://community.livejournal.com/wincest/ Wincest] opens. ===November===* 11.03: Supernatural added to [http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com TWOP]* 11.13: The SPN [[Newsletter]] posts the first link to a [[Jsquared]] fic, stoneprincess's postalleysnoggingbackatmyplacefic [http://community.livejournal.com/sn_newsletter/2005/11/13/ here]. Two days later [http://community.livejournal.com/super_real super_real] is created.* 11.27-11.29: The first SPN [[Genderswap]] stories are posted to the net. See a list [[Crack#Gender-Switch |here]]. * - By the end of the month, [http://www.livejournal.com/community/supernatural_tv supernatural_tv] has over 500 members, and a new mod, monticora helps out stormbox. ===December===* SPN fandom learns its first lessons on the path to being a fandom and not just individuals sharing the same interests. In the month of December, a few minor kerfuffles between fandom veterans and newbies, incest lovers and squicked Wincest-haters, lead to discussion about fandom unity and possible diaspora. [[http://stone-princess.livejournal.com/447736.html see e.g. stone-princess' post here (f-locked)]]. The fandom split-up everybody expected to happen didn't happen - (events of May 2007's the BIG [[LJ Strikethrough 2007]] show that SPN fandom knows how to stick together). ==2006== ===January===* mid-January: The infamous UK Promo (ITV) with the "Scary just got sexy!" slogan (music: Echo & The Bunnymen: The Killing Moon) finds its way online and fries a couple of braincells. The general consensus is that the Brits surely know how to advertise TV shows - and that the WB should take a leaf out of their book. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dBPJpjuqOY UK Promo Season 1]* 01.24: The WB unexpectedly sends out a press release, stating that they will merge with America's other, struggling teen-show network The UPN to build the CW in September 2006. In their press release, Supernatural is stated as one of the shows helping to shape the new network - still, fans are worried, as the merger means that SPN now has more competition for the 2006/2007 time slot.* - approx. end of the month: Different media sources report that SPN is moving to a different timeslot starting March, 16th, from Tuesday nights (with 8 p.m. show Gilmore Girls as a lead-in) to Thursday nights 9 p.m. (with Smallville as a lead-in.) Fan reactions vary: While the sci-fi/supernatural show Smallville seems to be a more fitting lead-in than the romantic-comedy type Gilmore Girls, the 9 p.m. Thursday timeslot is the toughest on American television (with shows like CSI and favourite teen drama The OC as competition). Fans fear that SPN won't be able to hold viewers and that its ratings will drop to a point where its survival isn't guaranteed. (Ratings drop indeed, but the retention out of Smallville is high, satisfying the WB network.) ===February===* The beginning of February sees the fandom's first brainstorming for "Save our Show" ideas - as far as sources go, none of them have been put into action. Among other issues, fans critique a lack of promotion from the WB network - something that'll be still a sore thumb even one and a half years later. * 02.16: The community [http://community.livejournal.com/spnnewsletter/ spnnewsletter] is created, replacing the former [http://community.livejournal.com/sn_newsletter sn_newsletter]. More info [[Newsletter |here]]. [[spnnewsletter]] strives to bring daily updated SPN news as well as a collection of posted fan fic or fan art. * at some point in February: A new trend in RPS fan fiction surfaces: Jensen's real life friend Christian Kane starts to appear in RPS - for a while, the Jensen/Chris pairing is VERY popular. One of the most prolific Jensen/Chris fic writers is [http://www.livejournal.com/users/ethrosdemon ethrosdemon]. See [http://ethrosdemon.livejournal.com/205631.html (FIC) Being Christian by ethrosdemon] ===March===* 03.04: Jared, Jensen, [[Kim Manners]], [[John Shiban]], [[Eric Kripke]] and [[Robert Singer]] all attend the Supernatural Panel at the [http://www.mtr.org/festivals/paleyfest2006/lineup.htm William S. Paley Television Festival]. The interview and panel session is later included on Best Buys' Supernatural DVD Season 1 edition. Predictably, the panel discussion spawns tons of [[Jsquared]] due to the adorableness of Jensen and Jared, as well as their "flirting" in front of the cameras. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iexPpvN63Os see Excerpts Paley Festival] * 03.16: [http://phantomas.livejournal.com/profile phantomas] opens a community in support of John Winchester: [http://community.livejournal.com/papawinchester/profile Papa Winchester]* 03.21: SPN on [[Fandom Wank]]: "Everybody's a friggin' critic!" [[wank]] - in which people blame deanandsam for posting funny/not funny (depending on their opinion) screencap captions over and over again. ([http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/913024.html Source]) ===April===* 04.13: stormbox starts the first promotion day on [http://community.livejournal.com/spnnewsletter/ spnnewsletter] ([http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/247573.html Source])* 04.18: minkmix's posts the first of urdsama's [[The Dean Show]] comics.* 04.18: SPN on [[Fandom Wank]]: "I barely have any skin left on my palm!" [[wank]] - the infamous "we two BNFs should just get along for the sake of fandom, but don't"-fight between (former) traveler and ethrosdemon. ([http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/927551.html Source]) - The reason this locked communication of mutual dislike ends up being a wank is that both parties stretch the notion of "being a [[Big Name Fan]]" too much - the rest of the fandom is perplexed ("SPN fandom is old enough to have BNFs? And who ARE traveler and ethrosdemon?") or finds their self-presumption assumptive. * 04.20: potthead joins the ranks of the [[spnnewsletter]] mods. ([http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/266352.html Source])* mid-to-end April: Kirsten's Save One Show campaign on E!online for 2006/2007 includes SPN - despite enthusiasm and multi-voting, the One Tree Hill fans beat Supernatural to it.  ===May===* 05.01: SPN on [[Fandom Wank]]: "Supernatural [[Wincest]] Wank, finally" - acostilow and writing partner post an underage, dub-con Wincest fic most people (among them a huge percentage of Wincest lovers) simply find "ewww" or "gross". Wank ensues as the writers defend their need to write this fic, while some readers defend their need to bleach their brains. ([http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/933781.html Source)] - However, the wank is a contender: In a fandom that just enjoys their Wincest, everyone has waited for a wank like that to come along. - The fic that inspired such controversy itself has disappeared from the internet.* 05.04: madam_rosmerta starts The Supernatural Scrapbook Project - with entries for Jensen, Jared and Eric Kripke. [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/297081.html Source]* 05.04: The last episode of Season 1, [[1.22 Devil's Trap (episode) | Devil's Trap]] airs, leaving fans with quite a shocker of a cliffhanger. The fandom goes into summer hiatus with a desperation to find out what happened (mostly to [[Metallicar]]). The 4 1/2 month long hiatus will be spent by many pondering the fate of the characters and obsessively writing fan fiction, that will inevitably be [[jossed]] in September. All is not well on the fandom front - the CW has yet to announce its fall schedule. The fandom waits two weeks with bated breath whether the show is renewed, or not.* 05.06: SPN on [[Fandom Wank]]: "My photoshop filter use is painting!" - basically SPN fandom's very own version of the [http://wiki.fandomwank.com/index.php/CrystalWank |infamous Crystal wank]- here dodger_winslow is accused of photoshopping photos and claiming they are paintings. Her explanation: Her paintings are digitally painted.([http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/935486.html Source])* 05.15: Nominations for the [[Lawrence Awards]] are opened and close May, 28th.* 05.18: The first ever CW Upfronts are held in New York: SPN is officially renewed for a second season in its Thursday timeslot.* 05.22: madam_rosmerta starts [[The Padalecki Project | The Padalecki (Birthday) Project]] - [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/340541.html Source]* 05.26: MediaWest*Con 26 starts on May 26 and lasts until May 29, 2006 - reportedly, there was a Supernatural Panel. [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/357682.html Source] ===June===* 06.03: madam_rosmerta starts Jared Jives - a sub-project of [[The Padalecki Project]], namely a mix tape collected by the fandom for Jared's birthday. [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/371261.html Source]* 06.05: Early June sees the outbreak of hate memes all over fandom. It starts in SGA fandom and from there basically run like a wildfire through different fandoms. The idea behind the hate communities is that every fan was allowed to hate on everyone else, anonymously. Naturally, that can't go down well. Meant to be funny, the hate memes bring a lot of truth - and a lot of hurt, as the mood soon gets from gentle teasing to outright meanness. The community spn_hate didn't last even one day - it was tossed and deleted hours after its creation. ([http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/951925.html Source]) To compensate for all the hate, the spn_love and spn porn communities are created soon after. * 06.12: Someone buys [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv supernatural_tv] 12 months of a paid livejournal account. When noone steps forward to admit they gifted the community with a paid account, it is assumed that the gift comes from someone of the SPN production team.* 06.17: madam_rosmerta introduces Paws for a Cause - another sub-project of [[The Padalecki Project]]. [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/394162.html Source]* 06.19/20: Foilers about the new characters for season 2 (taken from the IMDB boards) start heavy discussions - in the end they turn out wrong. The rumored Sam or Dean girlfriend is heavily rejected by the fans. [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/394162.html Source]* 06.26: [[Lawrence Awards]]: Runoff voting in categories with more than ten nominated works opened on Monday, June 26th and closed on Tuesday, July 11th (midnight, CST).* 06.28: The first official spoilers (casting and sides for episode [[2.01 In My Time Of Dying]] hit the net.* - Super-wiki starts out as the website Super-canon. ===July===* 07.08: Spoilers for [[2.02 Everybody Loves a Clown]] appear online. Fans are especially pissed off at the fact that John Winchester is indeed dead and at the addition of the new, recurring character of 'Alex' (later [[Jo]]) - clearly the feared "Dean girlfriend". [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/427727.html Source]* 07.12: Voting starts on the Jared Jives soundtrack: [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/430470.html Source]* 07.13: The sides for episode 2.02 appear again, completely rewritten. Fans claim that even though there have been some improvements (e.g. Alex doesn't sound like a spoiled teenager anymore and the writing of the dialogue has improved by far, the main issues remain the same for most of the fandom. The fans excited about the new cast addition are in the minority. Even on the CW boards (where excitement about romance in Supernatural is expected), the reaction is rather lukewarm. [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/431481.html Source]* 07.13: [[Lawrence Awards]]: Final voting opened on Thursday, July 13th and closed on Wednesday, July 26th (midnight, CST).* 07.15: anteka posts Episode 1 of the [[Plastic!Winchester Theatre]]* 07.24: SPN on [[Fandom Wank]]:"Talk to my GPA, fuckers!" - la_folle_allure rants about bad fan fic and how BNFs receive all the feedback and the recs, even if their stories suck. Furthermore, she wants certain standards (grammar, spelling, writing) to be met. While her intentions are noble, her rant isn't, and the wank hits its mark when she praises the spn_hate meme where people at least told the truth. [http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/975419.html Source]* 07.28: The winners of the 2006 [[Lawrence Awards]] are announced. ===August===* 08.20: The Teen Choice Awards are held on FOX - both Jared and Jensen are presenters, Jensen for a category called the "Best Grill", which gives awards to the person with the most pimped teeth brackets... ([http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/478665.html])* 08.28 [http://community.livejournal.com/spn_gleeweek/profile Supernatural Glee Week] This community ran for a month up to the Season Two premier. They community featured both social activities such as friending memes, people's top five recs, fic challenges and competitions and a daily event for the entire week prior to the premiere, ending on Thursday, Sept. 28th.* 08.31: The first offical promo pics of Season 2 go online. ([http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/489212.html Source])* - Super-canon is converted into Super-wiki. ===September===* 09.05: The [[Season 1 DVD]] comes out, including all episodes, a gag reel, two documentaries and audio commentaries. The Best Buy set also includes the [[William S. Paley Television Festival]] recording.* 09.19: The CW Launch Party is held in New York. Both Jared and Jensen attend. [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/527930.html Source]* 09.28: [[2.01 In My Time Of Dying (episode) | 2.01 In My Time Of Dying]] airs on the new CW network, one week after its original announced date. Reactions from the fandom are quite positive. [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/545355.html Source]* 09.03/04: Final ratings for the first episode are in (3.9 million) and fans are quite content, as Grey's Anatomy is airing opposite it. Still, most of the fans want SPN to return to Tuesdays to its old spot. [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/564275.html Source] ===October===* 10.05: [[2.02 Everybody Loves a Clown (episode)]] airs - the initial reaction to the dreaded new characters isn't that bad - although the reception of Jo is a bit luke-warm, mostly wait-and-see with a few enthusiasts. [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/566516.html Source]- Later, the resentment increases: [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/613816.html What would you change about Supernatural? 10.29.]* 10.10: The wank that wasn't: "Jensen Ackles is a coke-addict!" - starts out as a meme by la_folle_allure in which she makes up nonsense about Jensen Ackles; others continue the trend. Some people don't find it very amusing. [http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1010846.html Source]* 10.12: SPN on [[Fandom Wank]]: "More Supernatural Wank" - darkhekatemoon writes a post about incest in fanon and canon, and suggests, that those who like incest in fictional settings should morally support it in real life. Her argumentation just doesn't go through with most people, and thus, a really huge, but quite civilized wank ensues. [http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1011899.html Source]* 10.13-15 The first ever Supernatural Con known as [http://community.livejournal.com/winchestercon/ WinchesterCon] takes place in Nashville, TN. Organised by ethrosdemon and estrella30, over 130 people attend.* mid-to-end October: The community [http://community.livejournal.com/winchestertimes/ Winchester Times] is created with the main goal to promote SPN. Also, several other, smaller promotion ideas pop up, fueled by an interview of Eric Kripke, in which he says that more word-of-mouth might help them stay on the air for five or seven seasons. ===November===* 11.02: The next episode with [[Jo]] in it has most of the fandom up in arms - on [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv supernatural_tv] the dislike is expressed so strongly ([http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/627282.html Source]), that one of the mods issues a more than disappointed warning (post locked) for fans to behave themselves. ===December===* 12.06: The [[Plastic!Winchester Theatre]] starts its second season. [http://anteka.livejournal.com/165169.html Source]* 12.15: During X-mas hiatus, the [[The CW Source]] blog enthusiastically reviews the [[Plastic!Winchester Theatre]]. * 12.28: SPN on [[Fandom Wank]]: "Of SPN fandom and the incestuous faggot heathens" - mysfan4life blames [[Wincest]] for all the evil in the world, mixes up incest and homosexuality, bemoans everyone whose filthy mind gets off on it and blames society for letting women out of the house and kitchen, because that makes them think of such things in the first place. [http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1039955.html Source] ==2007== ===January===* 01.02 - SPN on [[Fandom Wank]]: "But I'm not a meeeeaaaaan person!" - The year starts off with - not a bang, but at least a wank. la_folle_allure strikes with another hate meme. sevenfists has enough and sends her an open letter in which she calls her on her behavior. [http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1042371.html Source]* 01.07 - The first edition of [[Hell Quarterly]] is published.* 01.15: More SPN on [[Fandom Wank]]: echoing0icons posts icons in which [[Sam]] is shown with a Hitler moustache. Fans are offended. [http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1044678.html Source]* 01.19: SPN on [[Fandom Wank]]:"It's canon: You're an asshole!" - someone posts [[Wincest]] on spn_brotherlove and people wonder about why no mod removes it. lia-van-helsing speaks up and manages to call all Wincest readers potential sex offenders. [http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1045816.html Source]* 01.31: How else should this wanktastic month end than with even more SPN on [[Fandom Wank]]? - la_folle_allure talks about her kink of having black people touch Dean - offense is taken. The wank is tiny, tiny. [http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1049151.html Source] ===February===* until June 2007. [http://community.livejournal.com/spn_j2_bigbang/profile Supernatural and J-Squared Big Bang Challenge] The goal of the challenge was for authors to write a Supernatural or Jared and Jensen rpf novella of at least 20,000 words. Artists and vidders paired up with the writers to create an accompanying piece of artwork or trailer vid to go along with the story. Forty-nine authors took part creating stories from around 20,000 to over 80,000 words in length. Posting of the finsihed fic and art commenced in June 2007. ===March===* 03.19: SPN on [[Fandom Wank]]: "I don't like that fic, so you better stop writing it!"-wank - azewish thinks Wincest lovers smoke crack and claims that Wincest writing is like "raping canon in the ass". There is mild dissent - then azewish says that she just doesn't see the Sam/Dean subtext, therefore it doesn't exist, and nobody should write it. [http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1064654.html?#cutid1 Source]* 03.31: Volume 2, Issue 1 of [[Hell Quarterly]] is online.* - Voting begins on this year's E!Online SOS Poll by Kirsten (who claims that she always saves the show). SPN fans participate enthusiastically in the show, a lot of them hoping that Kirsten indeed has influence on the networks. While the Veronica Mars fandom cheats quite obviously with multi-voting macros and such (www.saveveronicamars.tv/sospoll.htm), SPN fans hold back, wanting to win the poll by being honest, afraid that they'll be banned if cheating is revealed. ===April===* 04.07: Results of Kirsten's SOS Poll are revealed - even though they are meant to be posted a week later (maybe due to a programming mistake of the E!online webmasters?) - Gilmore Girls is surely in the lead with over 39% and Veronica Mars in second place with 33% - SPN far behind with 7% and the rest of the shows with mostly 0%. Fans claim cheating on Kirsten' poll.* 04.13: Results of Kirsten's SOS Poll are in - Gilmore Girls wins, with Veronica Mars in second place with 1.9 million votes - interestingly enough, VM gets more votes than it has weekly viewers... SPN is in 4th place with over 400.000 votes. - No cheating is mentioned, but the SPN fandom isn't impressed, and finally, even the last hopeful fan gets that Kirsten's poll is a load of bull (about as reliable as her hysterical [[Foiler]]s). Oh - and what satisfaction, for once, Kirsten didn't get to save the show, nor the show in second place. So much for credibility and showbiz influence. [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/927073.html Source] ===May===* [http://www.fanlib.com/ Fanlib] - a site for fanfiction -is launched. A commercial site for the posting of fan fiction, this site has generated a lot of controversy, in particular the fact that the site is making money from the work of fic writers. Fanlib also owns the rights to the fiction published there, while the writers still bear any issues around copyright. [http://jdsampson.livejournal.com/ jdsampson] who is active in the Supernatural fandom is an employee of the corporation running the site. For insightful articles and discussion on the history and issues surrounding Fanlib see [http://www.henryjenkins.org/2007/05/transforming_fan_culture_into.html Henry Jenkins] and [http://icarusancalion.livejournal.com/626928.html icarusancalion]. A number of fanfic writers join in order to 'park' their Live Journal or fanfiction nicknames and avoid other people posting under them.* 05.11 - 05.13: The [[Asylum (convention) | Asylum Convention]] takes place in Coventry at the Leofric Hotel. Attendees are: Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester), Alona Tal (Jo Harvelle), Nicky Aycox (Meg) and Brooke Nevin (Kat in ep. Asylum). Incident(s): An overenthusiastic fan tackles [[Jensen]] and manages to throw him to the ground - she's banned from the convention (reportedly, Jensen feels sorry for that.) - [[Jensen]], asked about fan fiction, brings up [[Wincest]] and mentions, that [[Kim Manners]] made him and [[Jared]] read it.* 05.29: Day 1 of the great [[LJ Strikethrough 2007]]: Livejournal suspends over 500 journals which contain keywords including "incest", "rape" and "underage", targeting communities distributing or condoning child pornography. The shit hits the fan when they manage to delete several fan fiction communities. Fandom is outraged and panicked. SPN, as one of the biggest incest fandoms, is naturally concerned. * 05.29: Over 70 challenge prompts are available at [[SPN Harlequin]] - they get claimed immediately, iniating a second round hours after the writing challenge is opened.* 05.30: Day 2 of the great [[LJ Strikethrough 2007]]: Fandom strikes back. The revolt gains momentum - the events are on the news. Migration to other social blogging services start. * 05.31: Day 3 of the great [[LJ Strikethrough 2007]]: LJ's CEO Barak Berkowitz apologizes for their actions and orders the immediate un-suspending of fandom journals. ===June===* 06.04 - 06.10: Jensen stars in the Aaron Sorkin's play A Few Good Men at [http://www.casamanana.org Casa Manana Theatre] in Forth Worth, Texas. The fandom is enthusiastic about Jensen's foray into theatre work - quite a few take on the journey down to Texas to see him (among those going to see him is no other than Jared). Reports are collected in the [http://community.livejournal.com/one_good_man/ one good man] lj community. Some fans take still photos and make audio recordings during some performances. When these were posted on an LJ community, heated debate followed. Some of this was documented on [http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1087452.html Fandom Wank].* 06.30: Volume 2, Issue 2 of [[Hell Quarterly]] goes online. [http://community.livejournal.com/hell_quarterly/10436.html Link]* June - The charitiy initiative [[Fandom Rocks]] starts to to raise funds and awareness for charities around the globe. ===July===* 07.01: hanncoll announces the start of [[Operation: Winchester]], a [http://community.livejournal.com/promote_spn promote_spn] project that encourages fans to send [[Season 1 DVD]] boxes to American troops stationed in the Middle East and Afghanistan, as "comfort for the troops". [http://community.livejournal.com/promote_spn/15686.html Source]* 07.01. SPN on [[Fandom Wank]]: "LOL Draft Horse"-wank - During a fan get-together, missyjack and friends post a notice that their friend nu_breed was trampled to death by a draft horse. The story isn't immediately detected as pure and utter crack - and people don't find it very funny. [http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1090911.html Source]* 07.03: Rumors that writer [[Raelle Tucker]] is leaving Supernatural for a new show about vampires by Alan Ball on HBO originate on the [[TWOP]] boards. There's no official confirmation yet, but the fans are very sad. [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/1094116.html Source]* 07.04: anteka starts Season 3 of the [[Plastic!Winchester Theatre]]. ([http://anteka.livejournal.com/333333.html Source])* 07.06: [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0028982/ Laurence Andries] who has written and produced for Six feet Under, Alias and Millennium, is named as a new writer. ([http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/1099970.html#cutid1 Source])* 07.10 - 07.14: [[Origins]] debate on Media Village blogs: [[Peter Johnson]] talks about delibarate and accidental mistakes made in the Origins series so far. In the comment section of the Media Village article, he engages in a discurs with the fans, resulting in admittance of the mistakes on TPTBs parts and promising changes to the Origins box set. ([http://blogs.mediavillage.com/sci_fi/archives/2007/07/changes_in_stor.html Source)] Some fans think that their input is valued too much, while others are simply happy that someone will actually listen. ([http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/1109835.html Source])* 07.11: The second [[The Padalecki Project]] comes to a close - this time around, fans were also invited to send in their videos, so a DVD could be made. 95 scrapbook entries were received. ([http://padaleckiproject.broken-faith.net/ Source])* 07.22: [[Eric Kripke]] talks to TV Guide about the upcoming season and speaks of/to his fans: "First of all, I love our fans. I love them to death. I love how passionate they are. But they tend to worry unnecessarily. (...) We're making the show for the fans; we're not making the show for the network. We would never do anything to betray them. I'm not saying we're perfect. I'm not saying we don't make mistakes. But we're very conscious and aware. And when we do make mistakes, we course-correct." [http://seat42f.blogspot.com/2007/07/supernatural-scoop-from-tvguide-michael.html '''Source has Spoilers''']* 07.23: SPN on [[Fandom Wank]]: [http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1096538.html I didn't bugger the lj-cut, you cock-sucking whore - see my attorney!]-wank. On [http://community.livejournal.com/super_real super_real], nixthedarkelf is offended by someone telling him he "buggered up (as in messed up) the lj-cut", claiming the commenter has called him a sodomite. People try to explain, he freaks out, calling the original commenter names and threatens to sue everyone, including the super_real mod, with his troll... oops, attorney.* 07.28: Jensen, [[Eric Kripke]], [[Ben Edlund]] and [[Sera Gamble]] attend [[Comic Con]]. Sadly, Jared and [[Peter Johnson]] aren't able to attend, making this the 3rd consecutive convention appearance Jared has to skip because he's been working on Supernatural until the wee hours of the morning. Some fans complain about how they are tired of only ever seeing Jensen show up - most of the fandom is baffled by this reaction. [http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/1123778.html Source] ===August===* 08.01: Posting of [[SPN Harlequin]] begins.* 08.02 - 08.05: [[KazCon]] 2007 is held in Lawrence, Kansas.* 08.03: [[Boldthrough]]:[http://www.livejournal.com Blogging Service Livejournal] suspends fan artist ponderosa121 (who's quite popular in the Supernatural fandom for her [[Wincest]] [[Fan Art]]) for violation of their policy, referring explicitly to a Harry/Snape pic in the recently un-suspended Harry Potter community [http://www.livejournal.com/community/pornish_pixies pornish_pixies], therefore re-enacting [[LJ Strikethrough 2007]]. pornish_pixies was one of the first victims of [[LJ Strikethrough 2007]] but was later unsuspended after massive user protests. [[http://ponderosa121.greatestjournal.com/805.html Source])* 08.08: SPN on [[Fandom Wank]]: ckll, mod of [http://dean_sam.livejournal.com dean_sam] boasts she received an e-mail from [[Eric Kripke]]'s office, apparently telling her that she was contacted because she was an important member of the fan base. Because she failed to produce the rest of the letter, people didn't believe her - wank ensued. ([http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1100873.html Source]) - As of the mid of August, nobody knows if that letter is real - no other fan services, among them such high-profile sites as supernatural_tv (who's reportedly known by TPTB) or Winchester Journals have reported similar e-mails. * 08.13: [[Boldthrough]]: Livejournal unsuspends users elaboration (calling it another of their "big mistakes") and probably ponderosa, too (who claimed she doesn't want to be a LJ customer anymore), and publishes part of their new [http://community.livejournal.com/lj_biz/242136.html policy] which states that non-photographic art will be reviewed using a two-strike policy. If they will keep their promise of warning offending parties before deletion - only time will tell.* 08.30: TIME brings a brief article on fan fiction, claiming that #7 on the list of keywords searched in connection with fan fiction in June to August 2007 was Supernatural. ([http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1657764,00.html Source]) ===September=== * 09.06: estrella and tvm start the second ever Supernatural Gleeweek, which seems to be more of a whole gleemonth, as it counts down the days to the Supernatural Season 3 premiere on October, 4rd. Gleeweek is all about the joy of being involved with Supernatural and Supernatural fandom and celebrates the show. More info at [http://community.livejournal.com/spn_gleeweek/ spn_gleeweek].* 09.08: Supernatural is nominated in 19 categories in the Television Without Pity Tubey Awards. ([http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showforum=969 Source])* 09.13: On September 13rd, the Supernatural Season 2 DVD is ranked #4 on amazon.com's DVD bestseller list.* 09.13: Supernatural wins in the following categories at the 2007 [[Television Without Pity]] Tubey Awards: Best Badass - Dean Winchester and Best Performance by an Inanimate Object: [[Metallicar]]. Supernatural was runner-up in a couple of categories, e.g. for Best Relationship (Sam and Dean) and Best Chemistry (Sam and Dean) as well as Favorite Actor (Jensen Ackles). (Source: [http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/portal/site/TelevisionWithoutPity/menuitem.766266d5c663f366b180b41045001d30/?vgnextoid=e3d622ec9aaf4110VgnVCM1000006dc1d240RCRD&vgnextfmt=default&ShowName=Mondo+Extras&currentPage=3 here] and [http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/portal/site/TelevisionWithoutPity/menuitem.766266d5c663f366b180b41045001d30/?vgnextoid=0e5e80ee01ff4110VgnVCM1000006dc1d240RCRD&vgnextfmt=default&ShowName=Mondo%20Extras here].)* 09.19: Supernatural on [[Fandom Wank]]: [http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1111070.html Oh noes, you cancelling the hotel room is my death sentence!]-wank. ckll looks for a new roommate for the Creation Con in Chicago after her old one had to cancel the con. It doesn't go over without wank. * 09.21: anteka and her [[Plastic!Winchester Theatre]] are featured a second time on the CW blog [[The CW Source]], this time with an interview of anteka. ([http://blogs.trb.com/network/cwsource/2007/09/meet_the_genius_behind_plastic.html#more Source])* 09.26: By way of pimping from [[Supernatural Underground]] and cross-posting, Supernatural came out on top in the [http://heynielsen.com Hey Nielsen!] list, earning an increase in interest of over 7.000!!!%. [http://community.livejournal.com/spn_underground/3559.html (Source)] ===October===* 10.01: Supernatural on [[Fandom Wank]]: stele3 investigates the [[Stephanie Ware]] rumours.* 10.2: Episode [[3.01]] is available for download from iTunes for US residents for free in advance. --> anteka from [[Plastic!Winchester Theatre]] releases [http://anteka.livejournal.com/388340.html Plastic!Winchesters: The Musical].<br>--> Fans mirandler43 and kandkl paint the streets of their hometown with chalk in order to promote the Season Premiere of Supernatural. [http://kandkl.livejournal.com/7688.html?view=94216 Source].* 10.04 - Episode [[3.01]] is broadcast on the [[CW]], starting Supernatural's 3rd Season. <br>--> The [[Supernatural Postcard Campaigns]] community calls for a campaign to celebrate the start of the 3rd Season. ([http://community.livejournal.com/spn_postcards/10148.html Source])* 10.12-14 The second [[WinchesterCon]] is held in Los Angeles. * 10.21: DarkHouse initiates the first [http://community.livejournal.com/spnfgawards Supernatural Fangirl Awards] for excellence in Supernatural fandom; the same phrase which has been used for the [[Lawrence Awards]] a year ago. Nominations will open in November, voting goes through December, 1st to December, 20th. * 10.30: Dick-Cheney [[Wank]]: lj user supernation writes a letter of complaint to the Supernatural Producers (and posts it to dean_sam) because of the implication that Dick Cheney has a seat reserved for him in Hell. A (so far) minor wank about what is and what isn't political satire ensues. [http://community.livejournal.com/dean_sam/2813850.html Source] ===November===* The [http://www.wga.org/subpage_newsevents.aspx?id=2534 Writers' Guild of America] calls for a strike, if the studios won't raise the writer's shares. Key Issues are DVD and Home-vid residuals. For more info on the strike see the main [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Writers_Guild_of_America_strike Wikipedia entry]].* 11.05: hancoll from the Supernatural Underground contacts [[Sera Gamble]] about the [http://unitedhollywood.com/ Writer's Strike] that's threatening to stop production of tv shows and films. Sera answers, telling hancoll, that she feels she's not the right spokesperson to speak up about the strike, but that she is happy that Supernatural fans are supportive and that she hopes the strike will be a short-lived one. <sup>([http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/1258071.html Source])</sup>* 11.06: [[Please Do Feed the Writers]]: Supernatural Fandom supports the writer's strike. Some fen donate money to send a fruit basket to the picket lines. ([http://community.livejournal.com/supernatural_tv/1259106.html Source])* 11.08-11.09: [[WGA Strike]]: spadada and devidarkwolf meet [[Sera Gamble]], [[Ben Edlund]], [[Jeremy Carver]], [[Cathryn Humphris]] and [[Eric Kripke]]at the rally. Eric tells them how they have shot episode 11, and have another script ready for episode 12, but after that, they run out of scripts to shoot. (Report found [http://spadada.livejournal.com/110333.html here] and [http://devidarkwolf.livejournal.com/176035.html here]). Meanwhile, [http://community.livejournal.com/spn_postcards/12142.html spn_postcards] has started a postcard campaign, to let the writers and cast&crew know, that they support the strike. * 11.10-11.11: [[Creation Cons|Creation Con]] takes place in Chicago. [[Jensen]], [[Jared]], and fan-favorites [[Frederic Lehne]] and [[Samantha Ferris]] attend.  REDIRECT [[Category:Fandom]][[Category:DirectoriesHistory]]

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