Supernatural in the U.K.

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SPN UK News: Supernatural has been cancelled by the only channel showing it in the UK, we are waiting for information on when/if it will get a new home for Season 9 & 10.

There have been various projects by the UK fans to try and get SPN back in the UK!

  • 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 fro 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 hastag #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:

Welcome to the Supernatural in the U.K page!

This page is dedicated to all things Supernatural in the United Kingdom
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.

On this page you will find everything from lists of UK shops that sell Supernatural goodies to UK Music and Mythology.


UK Actors on Supernatural

Mark SheppardCrowley

Mark Sheppard as Crowley

Born in London, England, UK in 1964. Currently resides in Los Angeles.

Famous for his Cockney Accent, likes Jaffa cakes.

Links Mark Sheppard IMDb page
Crowley IMDb page

 

Amanda TappingNaomi

Amanda Tapping as Naomi

Born in Rochford, Essex, England, UK in 1965. She spent a short time in South Benfleet, Essex, and was relocated to Ontario, Canada, at the age of 3.

Links

 

Kevin McNallyFrank Devereaux

Kevin McNally as Frank Devereaux

Born in Bristol, England, UK in 1956. He grew up in Birmingham. Now lives in Brighton with his British wife Phyllis Logan.

Links

Julian RichingsDeath

Julian Richings as Death

Julian Richings was born in Oxford, England, UK in 1956. Moved to Toronto, Canada in 1984.

Links

 

Christopher HeyerdahlAlastair

Christopher Heyerdahl as Alastair

Born in British Columbia, Canada in 1963 Half Norwegian and half Scottish.

Links

 

Sebastian RochéBalthazar

Sebastian Roché as Balthazar

Sebastian was born in Paris and is of Scottish and French heritage.

Links

Lauren CohanBela Talbot

Lauren Cohan as Bela Talbot

Lauren Cohan was born in 1982, in Philadelphia.

Moved to the United Kingdom & attended University of Winchester. Now lives between London and Los Angeles

Links

 

Caroline ChikezieTamara

Caroline Chikezie as Tamara

Born in London, England, UK in 1974

Links

 

Theo DevaneyGavin MacLeod

Theo Devaney as Gavin

Born in London, England, raised in Wiltshire, England. Graduated from 3 year acting training at the Oxford School of Drama in 2005.

Links

 


 

Where to watch Supernatural in the UK

Unfortunately Sky Living has cancelled its contract with Supernatural and will not be airing Season 9.

This means that at the moment Supernatural is effectively homeless in the UK. For information on the efforts/projects in getting Supernatural picked up by another TV Channel in the UK, join the: Get Supernatural Back to the UK – Facebook group or watch out for events on the Save SPN in the UK – Twitter account
Useful website Links

Supernatural Season 8 Fanart

Previous UK Premiere Dates:

  • Season 6 – Sky Living – 8th June 2011 at 10pm
  • Season 5 – Living TV – 10th February 2010 at 9pm

Prior to it being aired on Living/SkyLiving, Supernatural was shown on ITV2. They gave us the infamous promo tagline of Scary Just Got Sexy

  • Season 4 – ITV2 – 9th January 2009
  • Season 3 – ITV2 – 4th October 2007

    Supernatural: The Anime Series
  • Season 2 – ITV2 – 4th February 2007

Sky Living Interviews (contains spoilers for season 6)

  • Supernatural – Jensen Ackles Interview for Sky Living Part 1 Part 2
  • Supernatural – Jared Padalecki Interview for Sky Living Part 1 Part 2

Where else to watch…?

  • Seasons 1-8 are available to buy on DVD right now.

 


 

Conventions in the UK – Rogue Events

Misha Collins during a panel at Rogue event – Asylum 10 (credit SpnUK)

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Rogue Events organize one of the few Supernatural Conventions held in the UK (as well as some in Europe)

The Asylum (convention) feature stage talks, photo studio & autograph sessions and our popular Coffee Lounge events plus lots of fun and free evening entertainment.

They are held in Birmingham in May at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole hotel or in London in November at the Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel

Previous event information can be found here:

  • Asylum 1 2007
  • Asylum 2 2008
  • Asylum 3 2009
  • Asylum 4 2010
  • Asylum 5 2010
  • Asylum 6 2011
    • Asylum 7 2011
    • Asylum 8 2012
    • Asylum 9 2012
    • Asylum 10 2013
    • Asylum 11 2013
    • Asylum 12 2014
    • Asylum 13 2014
    • Asylum 14 2015

    Jensen Ackles at Asylum 6

When are the next conventions being held?

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The next three! Asylum Conventions are:

  • Asylum 13 2014 in Birmingham on the 17th to 19th October 2014

Announced guests are Tahmoh Penikett, Richard Speight Jr, Matt Cohen, Jim Beaver, Amy Gumenick, Gil McKinney, Timothy Omundson, Nicki Aycox, DJ Qualls and Theo Devaney
Rogue Events Asylum 13 booking
Birmingham Hilton Metropole Hotel Website

  • Asylum 14 2015 in Birmingham on the 8th to 10th May 2015

Announced guests are: Mark Sheppard, Misha Collins, Alaina Huffman, Curtis Armstrong, Ty Olsson, Lauren Tom, Travis Aaron Wade and Jim Michaels
Rogue Events Asylum 14
Birmingham Hilton Metropole Hotel Website
Rogue Events Twitter

Matt Cohen and Mandy Musgrave on stage withJason Manns and Rob Benedict at Asylum 10 – (credit – Kelly Fiestas)
  • Asylum 15 2015 in Birmingham on the 16th to 18th October 2015

Announced guest are: Mark Pellegrino

[Rogue Events Asylum 15
Birmingham Hilton Metropole Hotel Website
Rogue Events Twitter
Where can you read about the convention experience?

All taken from the Yoppul Website
Written by Emily Scotcher
Rogue Links:

 


 

Supernatural UK Events

SPNFamily Meet ups

The SPNFamily in the UK are a dedicated, loyal and crazy bunch. Would you like to meet some of us?

Supernatural UK Events
  • Supernatural Meet Up in Liverpool

For those fans that were due to attend the cancelled SNB con and others in the UK
Starts: 25 October 2014 at 10:00 am. Check out the event page on Facebook for more details.
Supernatural Meet Up in Liverpool FB page
For more information on UK Fan Events:

– Supernatural UK Fans organising fun events dedicated to our favourite show.
Past Events

  • Supernatural Shiverpool MadnessSupernatural UK Events will be hosting a meet-up in Liverpool on Saturday, 1 February 2014.

Check out the Shiverpool Madness FB Page for details.

  • Manchester MeetSATURDAY 16th to SUNDAY 17th November 2013 – Fans will be meeting up during the day, watching Sweeney Todd at 8.00pm, followed by drinks in Manchester town center afterwards. Check out the Manchester meet FB Page for details.

– 26 October 2013 – Join Supernatural Fans for spooky Supernatural goodness.

Colin Ford as Sam Winchester

MCM London Comic Con On 25th-27th October 2013 – Special Guest – Colin Ford (Young Sam Winchester)

– 17th August 2013 – An SPNFamily meet up in York, for Sightseeing, Dungeons visit, Food+drinks, Ghost walk & Past time group photo.

  • Amanda Tapping, who plays Naomi in Supernatural, attended the London Film and Comic Com
    – Event Date: Friday 5th – Sunday 7th July 2013 at Earls Court

– on 6th July 2013 in Nottingham there was a Supernatural fan Cosplay meet up.

 


 

UK Supernatural Shops

There are more and more places in the UK selling Supernatural inspired collectibles, gifts, accessories and clothing every day. Below are listed just a small selection of where you can pick up your Supernatural items.

Mishapocalypse Tote by Missing_Alice

  • Missing_Alice
    – Home of the [Mishapocalypse] Tote! Here you will find a selection of uniquely designed prints available on both t-shirts and tote bags. There are currently just a few designs available mostly inspired by Supernatural.
  • Goblin Dreams
    – for all things shiny, beautiful & Supernatural inspired.
  • Cafepress
    – For Supernatural Inspired t-shirts and other clothing.
  • Etsy UK
    – Where you can buy everything from Supernatural jewelry and cushions to Supernatural inspired Tea! (how British is that?!!)

There are many, many other shops selling Supernatural related and official Supernatural items, including eBay, Amazon, Play and all the supermarket chains.

Happy shopping!

 


 

UK References on the show

  • In 3.15 Time Is on My Side Rufus mentions England when discussing with Dean about determining identity through ear prints. RUFUS: Of course, that don’t fly in the courts over here, but in England, they’re all over it. A friend of a friend…of a friend faxed me 10 pages of confidential files within a day. All I had to send him was one clean shot off the security camera.
  • 6.01 Exile on Main St. Samuel mentions The Mayflower, a ship that bought the Pilgrims from England to North America in 1620 Samuel: You know you had ancestors hacking the heads off vamps on the Mayflower.

Sam, Dean and Crowley in ‘Scotland’ during 6.04 Weekend at Bobby’s
  • During 6.04 Weekend at Bobby’s Dean and Sam travel to Scotland, as a favour to Bobby. They find Crowley’s grave and dig up his bones, threatening to burn them to end Crowley once and for all unless he does what Bobby requires. Crowley appears in Scotland moments later, where Sam and Dean are still standing over his bones. Dean threatens to burn the bones anyway, but Sam tells him to stand down, saying “a deal’s a deal.” Crowley picks up his bones and disappears, and Bobby thanks Sam and Dean for flying to Scotland and helping him get his soul back.
  • During 6.09 Clap Your Hands If You Believe Marion talks about Avalon: Marion: Personally, I think they’re taken to Avalon to service Oberon, king of the faery. – Avalonis an island in England that features prominently in Arthurian legend. In medieval and Renaissance literature, Oberon is king of the fairies and is most known nowadays as a character in Shakespeare’s play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
  • In the Episode 7.21 Reading Is Fundamental Dean and Castiel play the board game Sorry!, which originated in England in the 1920s. It is based on the ancient Indian game of Pachisi. Players draw cards which direct their movement around the board. One player’s movements may result in another player being sent back to the Start – hence the title of “Sorry!”

Characters

Crowley; the current King of Hell, formerly King of the Crossroads; says he was a 17th century Scottish tailor named Fergus MacLeod from Canisbay


 

UK Fan-fic and Fan-art

UK Supernatural Fan Fiction

There is actually quite a bit of Supernatural Fan-fiction set in the UK, mostly in London, England.

There are some Harry Potter and Torchwood crossovers, SuperWhoLock stories and lots of the Winchester brothers travelling to London to fight a big bad or two.

I do not own any of the works listed and they are all works of fiction. Please note that some stories include adult content; all individual story warnings apply.

  • Fanfiction.net: Supernatural in the UK community page listing UK SPN Fanfic

Chibi Village plushies

UK Supernatural Fan Art

  • Chibi Village

Hann Louise Fernee is an artist that specialises in Supernatural chibis, and manga etc…

Chibi Village Deviantart page
Chibi Village Facebook Page

Hann’s comment on her work: I Draw A lot of Chibis. A lot of SPN. I take commissions. price will vary depending on time and size. message me! i also make plushies + puppets!! 😀

Dirty Trench-coat. (Property of stoopidsarah – do not copy)
  • stoopidsarah

Sarah creates amazing pencil drawings of the Supernatural characters.

Comment from Sarah: Supernatural ruins my life in the best possible way

  • Star Jem

Jemma creates some wonderful Supernatural cartoon strips.

star-jem Deviantart page


UK Music

It’s no secret that UK music totally rocks (on occasion!) but did you know how much of the awesome music, that helps to make Supernatural even more kick ass, originates from our very own shores? Well check this out!

Led Zeppelin live on stage
  • Bad Company

Movin’ On from 1.03 Dead in the Water

Bad Company from 1.11 Scarecrow

She brings me love from 1.13 Route 666

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UK Supernatural Creatures and Mythology

Banshee (source – wikipedia)
  • Banshees Written in John Winchesters Journal (prevalent in the West Highlands of Scotland)

The story of the banshee began as a fairy woman keening at the death of important personages. In later stories, the appearance of the banshee could foretell death. Banshees were said to appear for particular Irish families, though which families made it onto this list varied depending on who was telling the story. Stories of Banshees were also prevalent in the West Highlands of Scotland. The banshee can appear in a variety of guises. Most often she appears as an ugly, frightening hag, but she can also appear as a stunningly beautiful woman of any age that suits her. In some tales, the figure who first appears to be a “banshee” is later revealed to be the Irish battle goddess, the Morrígan. The hag may also appear as a washer-woman, or bean-nighe (washing woman), and is seen washing the blood stained clothes or armor of those who are about to die. The banshee may also appear in a variety of other forms, such as that of a hooded crow, stoat, hare and weasel – animals associated in Ireland with witchcraft.[3] The most famous Banshee story is the Brother Grimm fairy tale Hänsel and Gretel, in which two children walk into the woods where they are caught by an old hag, who prepares to eat them.

  • Links

Wikipedia Banshee page

  • Loch Ness Monster In 6.12 Like a Virgin, Bobby Singer says that the Loch Ness Monster is real, unlike dragons.

Nessie, a giant lake monster, supposedly inhabits Scotland ‘s Loch (Lake) Ness. Nessie is the world’s best-known cryptozoological creature and has been sighted as far back as 656 AD. Nessie is described as being anywhere from twenty to forty feet long, with two humps, a tail and a snakelike head. Nessie’s movements have been studied, and many films and photos analyzed, to determine what Nessie might be, if she exists. For the last seventy years or so, since she began receiving regular publicity, Nessie has been a major tourist attraction. There are numerous theories as to Nessie’s identity, including a snake-like primitive whale known as a zeuglodon, a long-necked aquatic seal, giant eels, walruses, floating plants, giant molluscs, otters mirages and diving birds, but many lake monster, researchers seem to favour the plesiosaur theory. The case has occasionally been supported by indistinct photographic evidence, though a famous 1934 photograph was revealed to be a hoax.

  • Links

Wikipedia Loch Ness Monster page

  • Water Wraith Pad of Definitions (1.03 Dead in the Water)

The Idea of Water Wraiths originated in Scotland . A wraith is thought to be an apparition — a spectre , a vision, an unreal image – and a Water Wraith is a spirit thought to preside over the waters. They supposedly take the form of skinny, old women with scowling features who dress in green. The Water Wraiths try to lure unsuspecting travelers to their death by drowning them.

  • Links

Wikipedia Wraiths page
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Charity 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

We are compiling information of any UK specific ones to add to this page. If anyone has details of any please contact me in the talk section.

Random Acts, a division of The Art Department, Inc

Random Acts

Random Acts is a non-profit organization that’s aiming to conquer the world, one random act of kindness at a time. They are dedicated to funding and inspiring acts of kindness around the world.

RA in the UK

  • Random Acts has had an active presence in the UK since their inception, with some of the earliest funded acts taking place in England and Scotland.
  • In 2010 in Farnborough, England, the Regional Representative and supporters handed out flowers and toys to strangers YouTube video, while in Edinburgh, Scotland, they provided a talented six year-old with a new violin of her choice YouTube video
  • Random Acts’ official regions in the UK are United Kingdom – North (including northern England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland), and United Kingdom – South, and Republic of Ireland (including southern England, and Wales).
  • There is a forum available for each region so that supporters may connect and collaborate with others in their area. Forum
  • Random Acts is currently represented in the UK – South by Assistant Regional Representative Bhumika Makwana – Contact: bhumika.makwana@therandomact.org
  • On 17-19 May 2013, staff members attended Rogue Events’ Asylum 10 in Birmingham, where donations were collected on behalf of Shelter; the housing and homelessness charity.

Supernatural Fundraiser An online raffle for Supernatural fans, raising money for Cancer Research UK and Friends Of Roxburghe House Grampian in honour of Keith Donald. All raffle tickets can be purchased from today until March 31st 2014 every ticket bought will be entered into the prize draw. for more details visit:

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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)

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