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The Supernatural Phenomenon - A Peek Into The Fandom

* Research assistance provided by Charlotte Kinzie. Wouldn’t have happened without you!! Some things only mean something to a certain group of people: gank, Kansas, Metallicar…beliebing (seriously, what is that??). This article is dedicated to the people who squeal at the first three. The Supernatural fandom is a huge group of rabidly passionate and fiercely loyal fans who will go to any lengths to hit up conventions, talk to Supernatural’s

Hell On Wheels - Getting Down & Dirty with April Telek

Hell On Wheels tells the tale of a group of people thrown together to build the Union Pacific Railroad expansion. The town, and its people, follow the railroad and the work as it heads west. Racial tensions, harsh conditions, and a never-ending struggle for fortune flesh out the guts of what it was like in 1865, post-Civil War America. I recently had the amazing opportunity to chat with the lovely

Hell On Wheels - Season Finale - What the Hell??

The season finale episode of Hell on Wheels aired last night on AMC. This was the best episode yet. This show started off amazing and got better from there. Cullen rides across a field, towards a homestead that has been burning. Smoke swirls in the wind as he comes up to the house and gets off his horse. He enters the house that is in complete disarray and calls out

Hell On Wheels - Episode 9, Timshel

But you are not alone in this And you are not alone in this As brothers we will stand, and we’ll hold your hand. Hold your hand. – Mumford and Sons, Timshel The episode opens to the battle being fought between Cullen, Joseph, Elam, and the two Union soldiers and the native tribe that massacred Robert and the other workers. They win, and the fight ends with Joseph killing his

Hell on Wheels - The Best New Show on AMC

I am addicted to this show. Set in 1865, post-Civil War America, Hell on Wheels is a depiction of life working on and living with the crews expanding the Union Pacific Railway to the west. It is about one man’s quest for vengeance and another man’s quest for equality. A gritty story of greed and corruption in a travelling ‘tent city’ that is replete with violence, prostitution, alcoholism and racial

John Winchester’s Journal – Alex Irvine

I really enjoyed this book, if it was at times sort of above my head. I took the book as three side stories woven together to form the book: 1). the history and descriptions of the monsters they fight and the exorcism rituals, tools, weapons, and they use to fight them; 2.) the story of Mary’s death and how John moves forward without her; and finally, 3.) the story of Dean

BQN 9R3, KAZ 2Y5, & CNK 80Q3 - Ode to Metallicar

Ahh, Metallicar. Baby. The Impala. Which will forever be capitalized. I adore this car – I have always been a big fan of muscle cars, ergo…..yum. In the first two Seasons, the Impala had a Kansas license plate – KAZ 2Y5. Towards the end of Season 2, the license plate changed to CNK 80Q3, from Ohio. This change wasn’t much of a surprise to longtime Supernatural fans, because as we all know – the

Dexter - Season 6 Finale - Do They or Don't They?

I think this was the best episode of the season. It had all of the typical hold-your-breath moments that we have come to expect from the Dexter series. It almost made up for all of the ‘extras’ Dexter has been doing this season (acting like a medical examiner and crime scene technician, all while seeing blood droplets from across the room, on a doorknob). At one point, Dexter tells Deb

Matt Cohen: As He Really Is

While Matt Cohen was in Vancouver to appear at the “Creation Salute to Supernatural Convention” I was lucky enough to catch up with him.  After we exchanged a few confusing text messages I headed up to his room shortly after he arrived in BC. As soon as I knocked on the door I heard a muffled yell and then the door was flung open.  The “do not disturb” sign went