Winchester Family Reunion // Salute to Supernatural Las Vegas 2015

I’ve called this post Winchester Family Reunion because that’s exactly what this convention felt like. For the first time, Jeffrey Dean Morgan – who played the often infamous John Winchester in Seasons 1 and 2 – attended a Creation Supernatural convention. Together with Samantha Smith (Mary Winchester) the two took to the stage on Sunday with Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester) and Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester). They even posed for an awkward family photo, which given this family’s history would literally be an extremely awkward family photo.

 

Winchester Awkward Family Photo

Winchester Awkward Family Photo

 

The excitement of having a new guest on the convention card, especially given it’s meaning to the show lore, just added to the usual Vegas craziness. VegasCon (I miss calling it SinCon, why did we stop doing that?) is over an exhausting four days. On the outset, you go into it thinking “Four day convention! How cool! Why aren’t they all four days??” But by that last day after walking back and forth down that long, long, long corridor from the smoked filled casino to the convention area, you end up thinking “whose stupid idea was it to have a convention over four days?”

I have a very vivid, very horrific memory of falling asleep standing up for a few seconds in someone’s photo op line on Sunday afternoon.

But don’t get me wrong, it was an incredible weekend and I am so fortunate I was there. It felt very much like a real celebration of the show and how lucky we are to have such an amazing cast who seem to really enjoy these conventions as much as we do.

 

Gil McKinney, Karaoke

Gil McKinney, Karaoke

 

Osric Chau (dressed as Futurama's Amy) with Lauren Tom, Thursday

Osric Chau (dressed as Futurama’s Amy) with Lauren Tom, Thursday

 

Gil McKinney and Osric Chau as Loki, Friday

Gil McKinney and Osric Chau as Loki, Friday

 

Misha Collins, Saturday

Misha Collins, Saturday

 

Matt Cohen, Richard Speight Jr and Rob Benedict, Saturday

Matt Cohen, Richard Speight Jr and Rob Benedict, Saturday

 

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, Sunday

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, Sunday

 

Again, the highlight for me was definitely the Louden Swain Saturday Night Special, and I could write an entire blog about this one. It’s just refined itself over time into this incredible explosion of talent and audience engagement. It’s electric to be there and take photos of it. I always ask Chris Schmelke, Creation’s amazing photographer, if there is anything I should try to concentrate on in particular before the start of every convention and the only instruction he had before this one was “go crazy at the Saturday night show. Take photos of everything, of all of it.” Which I took to heart. So I’m going to show you some photos I took, because even though I still don’t think I quite capture what it feels like to be there, it expresses it more than I possibly could with words.

 

Matt Cohen, Louden Swain Saturday Night Special

Matt Cohen, Louden Swain Saturday Night Special

 

Gil McKinney, Louden Swain Saturday Night Special

Gil McKinney, Louden Swain Saturday Night Special

 

Jensen Ackles, Louden Swain Saturday Night Special

Jensen Ackles, Louden Swain Saturday Night Special

 

Richard Speight Jr and Rob Benedict, Louden Swain Saturday Night Special

Richard Speight Jr and Rob Benedict, Louden Swain Saturday Night Special

 

Billy Moran, Osric Chau and Rob Benedict, Louden Swain Saturday Night Special

Billy Moran, Osric Chau and Rob Benedict, Louden Swain Saturday Night Special

 

Mark Sheppard, Louden Swain Saturday Night Special

Mark Sheppard, Louden Swain Saturday Night Special

 

Jensen Ackles and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Louden Swain Saturday Night Special

Jensen Ackles and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Louden Swain Saturday Night Special

 

Rob Benedict, Louden Swain Saturday Night Special

Rob Benedict, Louden Swain Saturday Night Special

 

Rob Benedict,

Rob Benedict, Gil McKinney, Mark Sheppard, Sam Smith, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jensen Ackles, Jason Manns, Mike Borja, Stephen Norton and Matt Cohen, Louden Swain Saturday Night Special

 

People often ask me for advice if they are about to go to their first convention, and apart from the usual stay really hydrated and (try to) sleep, my number one piece of advice for anyone going to a Supernatural Creation convention this year is to go to the Louden Swain Saturday Night Special. Honestly. You won’t regret it.

Until next time, VegasCon. I’m going to sleep for a year.

 

 

 

3 comments

  1. I really like your blog, Meg, and your beautiful photos!! You make it look and sound like such a wonderful experience!

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