A Whole New Supernatural Convention

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Support Supernatural is excited to help get the word out about a very unique, very cool and very philanthropic Supernatural convention coming to the Seattle area in 2016! (Tentative dates: May 14th and 15th, 2016.) The founder is raising money to produce the event here.

In short, the convention is described as “Here to make all your wishes come true — A convention dedicated to the ladies of Supernatural.” This is a for-fans, by-fans project, so as a fellow fan site, we’re very excited about this!

From the Ladies of SPN Facebook page: “We want to have a conversation about the roles of women on Supernatural and support female characters in hopes that they can find their way to stronger and longer story lines. We all desire positive change in the media as a whole. This is a change we hope “Ladies of SPN” can garner.”

From the Ladies of SPN fundraising page: “We want the opportunity to talk to all these amazing female actresses: to ask them about their characters, why they chose to play them, how they approached the roles, how they felt about the way the characters ended up, what they hoped to accomplish. Going even further, I found myself wanting to ask questions of the female crew involved with the show as well: what brought them into Supernatural, what kept them there, what they loved about their roles in making the show come alive on screen, what they hoped would improve. In short, we wanted to open a dialogue, not only with the cast and crew of the show we’ve spent the last 10 years fully engrossed in, but with the fan community as a whole. We wanted to give people the opportunity they so obviously craved.

With all this said, there is a lot of work ahead. We’ve spoken with at least a dozen past and recent actresses, all of whom are eager and anticipating us giving them set-in-stone information. Academic types and crew are also on standby. People have assembled to make this happen and are just as driven as we are. This is going to happen if it’s the last thing we do. Let’s all unite to take this idea and see it flourish. Our favorite female actresses and industry ladies need our support! Tweet about it, tumble about it, tell your Facebook friends and your coworkers!”

The money raised with their IndieGoGo campaign will cover the cost of attaining the space, hiring any professional staff for security and tech, as well as paying to get the talent here. Any and all remaining funds raised will be donated to the charities the talent supports, such as:

  • The Multiple Sclerosis FoundationCreating A Brighter Tomorrow for individuals coping with multiple sclerosis. Supported by Rachel Miner
  • School on Wheels: a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the enhancement of educational opportunities for homeless children k-12th grade. Supported by Nicki Aycox
  • Thirst Projecta nonprofit organization that educates students about the global water crisis and challenges them to fundraise to build wells. Supported by Madison McLaughlin
  • AIDS/LifeCycle: co-produced by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center and is designed to advance their shared interests to end the pandemic and human suffering caused by AIDS. Supported by Traci Dinwiddle
  • SoCal Heartsa free camp experience that connects children who have experienced medical or life trauma, developing necessary skills and building self-esteem as a means to overcome challenges. Supported by Julie McNiven
  • VH1 Save The Music Foundationa non-profit organization committed to ensuring that music instruction is a core component to a complete education, giving children the tools and confidence to excel in academics and in life. Supported by the Girls from the 200th Episode! Katie Sarife, Joy Regullano, Vivien Armour, Janina Winkler, Alyssa Lynch, Natalie Sharp, Rachel Warkentin, and Kelli Ogmundson
  • Ghetto Rescue Ffoundationa 501(c)3 made up of Police and Fire  personnel to rescue and rehabilitate street dogs. Supported by Samantha Smith
  • Sherry Theater Center for the Artsproviding a venue where actors enjoy creating and presenting original and innovative material, a place where talent in every aspect of theater will thrive. Supported by Katherine Boecher
  • Homeboy IndustriesHelping formerly gang-involved men and women transform their lives with free services, programs and job training in social enterprises. Supported by Lauren Tom
And many more!  

Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LadiesofSPN/

Find them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LadiesofSPN

Find them on Tumblr: http://ladiesofspncon.tumblr.com/

Get Entered To Win A Hot Topic Gift Card!

DSG Buddy Walk

#SPNFamily, we need you to rally for us!

In my pre-child days, Heather and I were able to devote a lot of time to fundraising through this website with year-long campaigns and different incentive prizes every month. And did you ever respond! We had several $30,000 fundraisers and a total of over $100,000 raised for worthy charities!

Now I know I have not been able to spend as much time to “raising funds while raising awareness,” but it is still very much my passion and I hope you can assist. We have from now until Sunday to raise a little money for #TeamLevi. Who is Levi? Levi is Jensen Ackles’ nephew and you can help support him and a charity doing great work for kids like him – The Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas.

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Donate $10 or more at http://2015dsgbuddywalk.kintera.org/supportspn2015  between now and Sunday and you’ll be entered to win a $25 Hot Topic gift card!!! Hot Topic is full of awesome Supernatural merchandise!

I’m paying for the gift card because I’m so passionate about helping a good cause and I want to at the very least reach our very reasonable ($500) goal.

As of tonight (Monday, October 26), #TeamLevi has not met their goal of $25,000. They are 76% to goal. So please help us help them if you can! Every dollar helps! And every $10 will get you entered to win an awesome gift card! Just make sure you comment here with your email address after you donate, so I have a way to contact our winner! I’ll do a random drawing this coming Monday, November 2nd. Good luck and thank you in advance!

Will you help today? Let’s make the #TeamLevi Buddy Walk a huge success on this Sunday, November 1st!

Thank you,

Lindsay Warren

http://2015dsgbuddywalk.kintera.org/supportspn2015

Another Way To Celebrate The Season 11 Premiere – Charity Auctions!

We’re pleased to announce 7 new charity auctions benefiting The Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas – Team Levi!

Levi is the nephew of Jensen Ackles and his family participates in the annual Buddy Walk benefiting this wonderful charity. The walk is on November 1st. In the meantime, we’re hoping to raise $500 for the team! The team has an overall goal of $25,000.

Auction items include jewelry, Funko Pop! dolls, t-shirts, books and more. Starting bids are low, so bid early, bid often and get a great deal while helping a charity that is important to Jensen!

100% of the auction proceeds will go to Team Levi!

10/14 UPDATE: All but one auction has ended and $140 has been raised so far! To see our remaining auction, click here.

Help us by donating at our Team Levi fundraiser at http://2015dsgbuddywalk.kintera.org/supportspn2015! Thank you!