ONE MORE DAY until Supernatural returns for Season 9! If you just can’t get enough SPN in your life (I mean, really, who can??) then you might want to celebrate the new season by reading our new book, Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls! (You can tell how much it amused Jared and Jensen above….okay boys, you can stop laughing now…no, really…)
Thanks to everyone who entered the Iowa Press contest for a free copy by tweeting why you’d like to read the book. Our publisher is contacting ten randomly selected fans – they told us there were so many wonderful tweets, they had a hard time only picking ten! If you aren’t getting your copy at one of the charity auctions we’ve donated to (WinchesterBros.com is currently running their auction on ebay) and didn’t win a free one from our publisher, you can still get your copy of Fangasm from amazon by clicking on the link at the top right of this page – apparently it’s on SALE. Maybe amazon is celebrating the premiere of Season 9 too?!
We hope you’ll come along with us on our wild and sometimes crazy roadtrip through fandom! We take you to cons, behind the scenes on the Supernatural set, and introduce you to many of the wonderful fans we met during our roadtrip. There are lots of interviews with Jared, Jensen, Misha, Jim, Richard, Kripke, Gamble, and many more, some pretty pictures, and plenty of opportunities for you to laugh. But we hope you’ll also hear the message underneath the humor, because it turned out that this Show and this fandom changed us – for the better. Has it changed you too? Read about our love affair with Supernatural, and then tell us about your own.
Here’s to Season 9!!!
FYI, here’s what Fangasm is all about, according to its book jacket:
“Once upon a time not long ago, two responsible college professors, Lynn the psychologist and Kathy the literary scholar, fell in love with the television show Supernatural and turned their oh-so-practical lives upside down. Plunging headlong into the hidden realms of fandom, they scoured the internet for pictures of stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki and secretly penned racy fan fiction. And then they hit the road — crisscrossing the country, racking up frequent flyer miles with alarming ease, standing in convention lines at 4 A.M. They had white-knuckled encounters with overly zealous security guards one year and smiling invitations to the Supernatural set the next. Actors stripping in their trailers, fangirls sneaking onto film sets; drunken confessions, squeals of joy, tears of despair; wallets emptied and responsibilities left behind; intrigue and ecstasy and crushing disappointment — it’s all here.
And yet even as they reveled in their fandom, the authors were asking themselves whether it’s okay to be a fan, especially for grown women with careers and kids. “Crazystalkerchicks” — that’s what they heard from crew members, security guards, airport immigration officials, even sometimes their fellow fans. But what Kathy and Lynn found was that most fans were very much like themselves: smart, capable women looking for something of their own that engages their brains and their libidos.
Fangasm pulls back the curtain, revealing Supernatural behind the scenes and discovering just how much the cast and crew know about what the fans are up to. Anyone who’s been tempted to throw off the constraints of respectability and indulge a secret passion—or hit the road with a best friend—will want to come along.”
Here’s what Jules, admin of the SuperWiki, had to say about Fangasm:
“Take a trip on the rollercoaster ride that is the Supernatural fandom as Kathy and Lynn combine their own fannish passion with astute academic insights into what it is to be a fan. Combining an emotionally honest account of their own experiences with interviews with the cast and showrunners on fandom, it’s a book no fan should miss.”
Happy reading! And please spread the word to any other fangirls and fanboys you know. Check back here for episode reviews all season, and follow us here and on Facebook, LiveJournal, Tumblr and Twitter for interviews and live tweets from next weekend’s Toronto Con!