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== UK News ==
 
== UK News ==
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* Starfury have decided to run another Supernatural convention in 2021. Cross Roads 3 will take place in  Birmingham, UK. Dates are currently September 24th - 26th, 2021.
  
 
* '''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 [https://twitter.com/i/status/1109190627634434049 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.'''
 
* '''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 [https://twitter.com/i/status/1109190627634434049 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.'''
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* #SPNFamiIyIsForever
 
* #SPNFamiIyIsForever
 
* #SPNFamily
 
* #SPNFamily
 
 
*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 [https://twitter.com/starfuryevents/status/1109279339840000000 end in 2020 if ticket sales did not improve].'''
 
 
  
 
<div style="background-color:#85C1E9;">'''For all convention updates for Supernatural see the [[Convention Calendar]]'''<BR></div>
 
<div style="background-color:#85C1E9;">'''For all convention updates for Supernatural see the [[Convention Calendar]]'''<BR></div>
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'''[[Season 14]] will be aired on E4 sometime in Spring 2019'''
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It has now been confirmed by E4 that Supernatural [[Season 14]] will be aired in Spring of 2020. Season 15 has been picked up by E4's sister channel, 4Music4, and begins on Friday 23 October.
 
 
  
 
'''How do UK fans watch Supernatural?'''
 
'''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.  
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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.<br>
  
UK fans can continue to put pressure on media channels to get the season premieres in line with US air dates.
 
 
[[File: Save_SPNUK_in_Enocian.jpg|thumb|500px|centre| UK needs SPN in Enochian from Save SPN in UK Facebook page]]
 
[[File: Save_SPNUK_in_Enocian.jpg|thumb|500px|centre| UK needs SPN in Enochian from Save SPN in UK Facebook page]]
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'''Where to watch?'''   
 
'''Where to watch?'''   
*Currently Seasons 1-13 are now available to watch on Amazon Prime
 
 
*Seasons 1-13 are available to buy on DVD   
 
*Seasons 1-13 are available to buy on DVD   
*Season 14 DVD release date: tbc
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*Season 14 DVD release date: 10 September (US)
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*Season 15 on 4 Music.
  
 
== Conventions in the UK ==
 
== Conventions in the UK ==
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==Cross Roads 2 2019==
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<div style="background-color:#85C1E9;"><big>'''Past Conventions in the UK'''</big><BR></div>
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===Cross Roads 1 2018 ===
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===Creation Entertainment: Salute to Supernatural ===
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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.
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Creation have been putting on fan conventions in the US since the 1980's. There Supernatural theme conventions are called 'Salute to Supernatural' and they held their first UK 'Salute to Supernatural' convention in May 2018.
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[[Rogue Events]] used to organize '''Supernatural Conventions''' held in the '''UK''' - Since July 2017 they have ceased trading.  
 
 
*[[Salute to Supernatural Birmingham, UK 2018]] Friday 4th to Sunday 6th May 2018, at the NEC, Birmingham
 
 
 
'''Confirmed Guests'''
 
* [[Jensen Ackles]]
 
* [[Jared Padalecki]]
 
* [[Misha Collins]]
 
* [[Richard Speight, Jr.]]
 
* [[Rob Benedict]]
 
* [[Matt Cohen]]
 
* [[Jake Abel]]
 
* [[Briana Buckmaster]]
 
* [[Alexander Calvert]]
 
* [[Jason Manns]]
 
 
 
<big> 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.
 
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=== Rogue Events ===
 
  
 
[[File:Rogue_Logo.png]]
 
[[File:Rogue_Logo.png]]
 
 
[[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:
 
'''Previous event''' information can be found here:
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* @[https://twitter.com/SPN_Alba SPN_Alba] - Fan and news account based in Scotland, tweets and retweets general info and UK news
 
* @[https://twitter.com/SPN_Alba 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.
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Some accounts are more active than others. If you are active on another social media account (Facebook, Instagram) in the UK do let us know in the discussion link above.
 
 
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 ==
 
== UK Actors on Supernatural ==
 
*'''Gillian Barber''' -[[Dr Hess]]
 
*'''Gillian Barber''' -[[Dr Hess]]
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*'''Veronica Cartwright - [[Lily Sunder]] aged
 
*'''Caroline Chikezie''' – [[Tamara]]
 
*'''Caroline Chikezie''' – [[Tamara]]
 
*'''[[Lauren Cohan]]''' – [[Bela Talbot]]  
 
*'''[[Lauren Cohan]]''' – [[Bela Talbot]]  
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*'''David Cubit''' - [[Barthamus]]
 
*'''[[Ruth Connell]]''' - [[Rowena]]  
 
*'''[[Ruth Connell]]''' - [[Rowena]]  
 
*'''[[Theo Devaney]]''' - [[Gavin MacLeod]]  
 
*'''[[Theo Devaney]]''' - [[Gavin MacLeod]]  
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*'''[[Dominic Burgess]]''' - [[Richard Greenstreet]]
 
*'''[[Kevin McNally]]''' - [[Frank Devereaux]]  
 
*'''[[Kevin McNally]]''' - [[Frank Devereaux]]  
 
*''' Chris Patrick-Simpson''' - [[Neil (Djinn)]]
 
*''' Chris Patrick-Simpson''' - [[Neil (Djinn)]]

Latest revision as of 11:00, 29 October 2020


Welcome to Supernatural in the UK

Spn uk.jpg

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.

Contents

  • 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

UK News

  • Starfury have decided to run another Supernatural convention in 2021. Cross Roads 3 will take place in Birmingham, UK. Dates are currently September 24th - 26th, 2021.
  • 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.
Trending Uk.jpg

The #SPNFamily are using these hashtags on Twitter to show how much Supernatural has meant to them.

  • #ThankYouSupernatural
  • #SPNGaveMe
  • #SPNFamilyForLife
  • #SPNFamilyForever
  • #SPNFamiIyIsForever
  • #SPNFamily
For all convention updates for Supernatural see the Convention Calendar

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

End is near.jpg

It has now been confirmed by E4 that Supernatural Season 14 will be aired in Spring of 2020. Season 15 has been picked up by E4's sister channel, 4Music4, and begins on Friday 23 October.

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 needs SPN in Enochian from Save SPN in UK Facebook page




Where to watch?

  • Seasons 1-13 are available to buy on DVD
  • Season 14 DVD release date: 10 September (US)
  • Season 15 on 4 Music.

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:

Starfury
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  • opening and closing ceremonies
  • guest talks
  • photo and autograph sessions
  • panels and discussions
  • competitions
  • parties




Cross Roads 2021

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Cross Roads 3 from Starfury Conventions took place on 24th – 26th September 2021 at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham. Note the date for this Convention has shifted twice, both times due to COVID-19. It was originally set for 16th-18th October 2020, and then moved to 2nd-4th October 2020, and then to 2021.

For information on other conventions, check Convention Category and the Convention Calendar.

The Twitter tag for this convention: #crossroads3

Confirmed Guests

Schedule

Friday, 24 September 2021

  • 20:00 Opening ceremony
  • 21:00 Party: Fright Night


Saturday, 25 September 2021

  • 12:00 Jeffrey Vincent Parise & Rob Benedict
  • 13:00 Alexander Calvert & Misha Collins
  • 14:00 Mark Sheppard & Ruth Connell
  • 15:00 Julian Richings & Keith Szarabajka
  • 16:00 DJ Qualls & Ty Olsson
  • 17:00 Katherine Ramdeen & Samantha Smith
  • 21:00 Party: The Grand Coven Ball


Sunday, 26 September 2021

  • 12:00 DJ Qualls, Katherine Ramdeen & Ty Olsson
  • 13:30 Julian Richings, Keith Szarabajka & Samantha Smith
  • 15:00 Alexander Calvert, Jeffrey Vincent Parise & Rob Benedict
  • 16:30 Mark Sheppard, Misha Collins & Ruth Connell
  • 18:30 Closing ceremony
  • 20:30 Party: Don’t Fear The Reaper

Reports

Twitter threads
Saturday


Sunday


Pictures

Links

Cross Roads 2020

Crossroads-logo.jpg


Cross Roads 3 from Starfury Conventions took place on 24th – 26th September 2021 at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham. Note the date for this Convention has shifted twice, both times due to COVID-19. It was originally set for 16th-18th October 2020, and then moved to 2nd-4th October 2020, and then to 2021.

For information on other conventions, check Convention Category and the Convention Calendar.

The Twitter tag for this convention: #crossroads3

Confirmed Guests

Schedule

Friday, 24 September 2021

  • 20:00 Opening ceremony
  • 21:00 Party: Fright Night


Saturday, 25 September 2021

  • 12:00 Jeffrey Vincent Parise & Rob Benedict
  • 13:00 Alexander Calvert & Misha Collins
  • 14:00 Mark Sheppard & Ruth Connell
  • 15:00 Julian Richings & Keith Szarabajka
  • 16:00 DJ Qualls & Ty Olsson
  • 17:00 Katherine Ramdeen & Samantha Smith
  • 21:00 Party: The Grand Coven Ball


Sunday, 26 September 2021

  • 12:00 DJ Qualls, Katherine Ramdeen & Ty Olsson
  • 13:30 Julian Richings, Keith Szarabajka & Samantha Smith
  • 15:00 Alexander Calvert, Jeffrey Vincent Parise & Rob Benedict
  • 16:30 Mark Sheppard, Misha Collins & Ruth Connell
  • 18:30 Closing ceremony
  • 20:30 Party: Don’t Fear The Reaper

Reports

Twitter threads
Saturday


Sunday


Pictures

Links


Past Conventions in the UK

Cross Roads 2019

Cross Roads 2018

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.

Rogue Logo.png

Previous event information can be found here:

Where can you read about the convention experience?

All taken from the Yoppul Website
Written by Emily Scotcher

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. 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


UK Interviews

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).

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.

UK Needs SPN Meme from Save SPN in UK Facebook page
  • 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.
Carry on Wayward Son To No 1 (courtesy of SPNUK)
  • 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.
Save SPN in the UK Poster
  • Letter writing campaigns, to contact the people that may be able to get the show back on UK TV.

Links:


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's Phone box in London

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.

--SpnUK (talk) 08:55, 4 August 2013 (PDT)