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[[Salute to Supernatural Birmingham, UK 2018]]
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After the convention in 2018, Creation announced that they would '''not''' be coming back to the UK for another Supernatural convention. This was announced on the [https://www.creationent.com/cal/supernatural_uk.htm UK event page from Creation] with no explanation.
Revision as of 11:58, 17 April 2019
Welcome to Supernatural in the UK
This page is dedicated to all things Supernatural in the United Kingdom (UK)
The UK Supernatural fans are an ever growing and increasingly excitable fan-base; more and more are discovering what it is like to become part of the award winning SPNFamily every day.
We are compiling information of any UK specific items related to the #SPNFamily. If anyone would like to contribute please contact us in the discussion section at the top of the page.
- News Features any exciting news about Supernatural including convention announcements
- Where /When to Watch UK Fans get Supernatural a bit later than aired in the US. We have provided a list of when each season has aired and where you can watch current/past seasons/episodes.
- Conventions Supernatural fandom in the UK features smaller conventions and this section provides details of up to date conventions and past conventions. Check out the Convention Calendar for more details
- Supernatural UK on Social Media List of social media accounts with UK fan base or links as of 2019. For a complete list of actors, crew, and fan accounts see the Superwiki pages for Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram
- UK Actors on Supernatural A list of actors from the UK that have appeared on Supernatural
- UK Supernatural Creatures and Mythology - List of creatures from the lore
- Saving Supernatural – activism UK fans nearly lost Supernatural and they rallied and got it back on the airwaves. This section documents that journey. We also have a list of interviews from cast members from the Season 9 Premiere in the UK to coincide with Supernatural coming back on our airwaves.
Follow external links to pages on:
- UK References mentioned in Supernatural
- UK Music featured on Supernatural
- Charity events in the UK There are many worldwide charity projects/events that the UK SPNFamily can and do take part in. Details of these can be found on this page Charity Projects & for the UK Charity UK
- Supernatural UK Events and Fan Meet Ups this includes the archive of all past events for information only
- On 15 April 2019, MCM Comic Con announced on Twitter that Misha Collins would joining them at London MCM Comic Con on 24 and 25 May 2019.
- On 22 March 2019, fans we told the news that Season 15 of Supernatural will be its last. Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins shared this news with the #SPNFamily via a video posted on Instagram and Twitter. This resulted in an outpouring of love, gratitude (and shock) from across the world. For the first time in 14 years, Supernatural was trending on Twitter -- in the UK and in Scotland.
The #SPNFamily are using these hashtags on Twitter to show how much Supernatural has meant to them.
- Starfury are holding their second UK Supernatural event 'Cross Roads 2019 ' in June 2019. It was also announced on 22 March 2019 that Cross Roads may be coming to an end in 2020 if ticket sales did not improve.
Where to watch Supernatural in the UK
A history of previous season air dates are found on the UK Premiere Dates page.
Season 15 will be the last season of Supernatural
Season 14 will be aired on E4 sometime in Spring 2019
How do UK fans watch Supernatural? The UK fans often have to resort to download/or find another way to view the current season. This is not something that they want to do, but to be able to be part of the fandom they need to keep up to date with the show. By not showing Supernatural Seasons/Episodes in line with the US air date the UK fans are being forced to do something illegal or risk being excluded from the fandom! The fandom which many say has not only enhanced but also saved their lives.
UK fans can continue to put pressure on media channels to get the season premieres in line with US air dates.
Where to watch?
- Currently Seasons 1-13 are now available to watch on Amazon Prime
- Seasons 1-13 are available to buy on DVD
- Season 14 DVD release date: tbc
Conventions in the UK
Starfury have been putting on fan conventions since 1997, in 2017 they announced their first convention based on Supernatural, called Cross Roads. The Starfury events feature:
- opening and closing ceremonies
- guest talks
- photo and autograph sessions
- panels and discussions
Cross Roads 2 2019
Cross Roads 2 from Starfury Conventions took place on 21-23 June 2019, at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham.
- Mark Sheppard - Extra Guest
- David Haydn-Jones - Bonus Guest
- Adam Fergus - Bonus Guest
- Elizabeth Blackmore - Bonus Guest
Tahmoh Penikett- Cancelled due to filming schedule
- Magda Apanowitc
- Kim Rhodes
- Teryl Rothery
- Ruth Connell
- Erica Cerra
- Leah Cairns - added to the line-up as of 14 June
Friday, 21 June 2019
- 8:00 pm Opening Ceremony
- 9:00 pm Urban Myths party
Saturday, 22 June 2019
- 11:30 am Leah Cairns & Magda Apanowitc
- 12:30 pm Erica Cerra & Kim Rhodes
- 2:00 pm Mark Sheppard, Ruth Connell & Teryl Rothery
- 3:00 pm Adam Fergus, David Haydn-Jones & Elizabeth Blackmore
- 9:00 pm Scoobynatural party
Sunday, 23 June 2019
- 11:30 am Leah Cairns, Magda Apanowitc & Teryl Rothery
- 12:30 pm Erica Cerra & Mark Sheppard
- 2:00 pm Adam Fergus & David Haydn-Jones
- 3:00 pm Elizabeth Blackmore, Kim Rhodes & Ruth Connell
- 7:30 pm Closing Ceremony
- 8:30 pm Heaven and Hell party
- Recap of ‘Crossroads 2’ by Nerds and Beyond
- Starfury Crossroads 2 by silvercomet21
- Cross Roads (For tickets and more details)
- Starfury Conventions Website
- Facebook group
- @starfuryevents Twitter
Salute to Supernatural Birmingham, UK 2018
After the convention in 2018, Creation announced that they would not be coming back to the UK for another Supernatural convention. This was announced on the UK event page from Creation with no explanation.
Rogue Events used to organize Supernatural Conventions held in the UK - Since July 2017 they have ceased trading.
Previous event information can be found here:
- Asylum 17 2016
- Asylum 16 2016
- Asylum 15 2015
- Asylum 14 2015
- Asylum 13 2014
- Asylum 12 2014
- Asylum 11 2013
- Asylum 10 2013
- Asylum 9 2012
- Asylum 8 2012
- Asylum 7 2011
- Asylum 6 2011
- Asylum 5 2010
- Asylum 4 2010
- Asylum 3 2009
- Asylum 2 2008
- Asylum 1 2007
Where can you read about the convention experience?
- MindOfGeekness Asylum 12 - A Supernatural Weekend
- Asylum 10, Part 1: Arrivals, actors and autographs
- Asylum 10, Part 2: The weekend starts here…
- Asylum 10, Part 3: The madness continues…
- Asylum 10, Part 4: Remembering Sunday
- Asylum 10: If Music be the Food of Cons…
Supernatural UK on Social Media
The UK #SPNFamily are an active bunch and generally like to engage on Twitter. Several accounts have been active in promoting and saving SPN in the UK for a number of years. Do give them a follow!
- @SpnUK - All things Supernatural UK related
- @SPNSavedintheUK - The account that saved SPN in the UK from leaving our airwaves after Season 8
- @e4_spn - Live tweets Supernatural as it is aired weekly in the UK
- @spnwatchpartyUK - Holds SPN watch parties and live tweets every Sunday #spnwatchpartyUK
- @SPN_Alba - Fan and news account based in Scotland, tweets and retweets general info and UK news
Some accounts are more active than others so follow at your own peril.
If you are active on another social media account (Facebook, Instagram) in the UK do let us know in the discussion link above.
UK Actors on Supernatural
- Gillian Barber -Dr Hess
- Veronica Cartwright - Lily Sunder aged
- Caroline Chikezie – Tamara
- Lauren Cohan – Bela Talbot
- Ruth Connell - Rowena
- Theo Devaney - Gavin MacLeod
- Dominic Burgess - Richard Greenstreet
- Kevin McNally - Frank Devereaux
- Chris Patrick-Simpson - Neil (Djinn)
- Mark Sheppard – Crowley
- Julian Richings – Death
- Sebastian Roché - Balthazar
To co-inside with the creation of this page there were 'Supernatural in the UK' interviews carried out with some of the wonderful British guest stars. These were arranged by Lucy - (Supernatural Wiki – ‘Supernatural in the UK’ page creator), along with the input of the fans on the 'Supernatural in the UK' Facebook group (which is now defunct).
- Supernatural in the UK Interview: Julian Richings who plays Death
- Supernatural in the UK Interview: Kevin McNally who plays Frank Devereaux
UK Supernatural Creatures and Mythology
- Banshee - Written in John Winchesters Journal (prevalent in the West Highlands of Scotland)
- Black Dog - A British phenomenon, Black Dogs are spirit apparitions that generally appear at night
- Changeling - Offspring of a fairy, troll, elf or other legendary creature
- Fairies - Fairies are supernatural creatures that all seem to have originated from a place called Avalon.
- Loch Ness Monster - In 6.12 Like a Virgin, Bobby Singer says that the Loch Ness Monster is real, unlike dragons
- Shapeshifters - Shapeshifters appear in lore from all corners of the world, in Greco-Roman, British, Irish, Norse, Slavic, Asian, and Far Eastern mythology and folklore
- Unicorn - The Unicorn is mythological creature of Europe, particularly popular during the Middle Ages
- Wraith - Wraith is a Scottish dialectal word for "ghost, spectre, apparition"
- Water Wraith - The idea of Water Wraiths originated in Scotland
Saving Supernatural in the UK
After Season 8 finished. Supernatural was going to be cancelled by the only channel showing it in the UK, SkyLiving
There were various projects by the UK fans to try and get SPN back in the UK! A dedicated Facebook page was set up and has some great memes & photos.
- Supernatural Wayward Son was a campaign to try and get Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas to No1 in the UK. It didn't quite make it to No.1 in the music charts but did make it into the download charts and No.1 in the Amazon rock download charts, plus the campaign received attention from many important people including Warner Brothers.
- SaveSPNintheUK Selfies Video Campaign - Fans from across the UK showed their need for Supernatural to be aired in the UK, by submitting a 'selfie' holding up a sign with the hashtag #UKNeedsSPN or #UKNeedsSupernatural
- Save Supernatural in the UK flyers have been handed out at UK conventions and posted everywhere online.
- Letter writing campaigns, to contact the people that may be able to get the show back on UK TV.
- SaveSPNintheUK Twitter
- SPNWaywardSon Twitter
- SpnUK Twitter
- Buzzfeed UK article about the cancellation and what the fans can do now BuzzfeedUK
Supernatural UK Interviews These coincided with getting Supernatural Season 9 back on the airwaves in the UK.
- Season 9 -
- Misha Collins for Season 9 of Supernatural on E4 Link
- Mark Sheppard for Season 9 of Supernatural on E4 Link
- Jensen Ackles for Season 9 of Supernatural on E4 Link
- Jared Padalecki for Season 9 of Supernatural on E4 Link
- Supernatural - Jensen Ackles Interview for Sky Living Part 1 Part 2
- Supernatural - Jared Padalecki Interview for Sky Living Part 1 Part 2
Other Supernatural in the UK
Misha Trolling UK Fans
On Sunday 4th August 2013 Misha Collins tweeted various messages to the UK fans regarding announcement and a blue Phone-box. posted pictures of Phone-boxes with a basket of treats and a photo of him with a secret message. The photo's were from Earls Court, London and Lincoln.