Skip to content

Houscon Friday and Saturday In Pictures

February 24, 2016

IMG_5605

Before it’s suddenly Nashcon, I wanted to share a few of my favorite moments from Houscon (Jared, Jensen and Misha moments still to come).

Rob’s smile (and cosplay Bobby). Seriously, Rob’s smile could light up a room. And does.

IMG_5467

IMG_5525

IMG_5470

Jim in an ALLY tee shirt, which really meant a lot to many in the fandom.

Jim and Kim did a panel together which turned out to be very touching, as Kim expressed her gratitude to Jim for getting her through a rough time as a parent, and both of them got emotional (along with all of us).

20160214_143743

IMG_5498

IMG_5499

IMG_5501

Tahmoh’s smile and the fact that he always wears black and comes out swinging. I love how passionate he is — about acting, about meditation, about the characters he plays.

IMG_5543

IMG_5545

20160213_141941

Did I mention smiles? How adorable is Osric?

IMG_5538

IMG_5530

Kim and Briana’s panel.

Everything about it.

And everything about the chat I had with them afterwards. Be sure to check back for that exclusive interview, and more pretty pictures.

tmp-90538354-F9jjJ5

Doing the V Club Mega dance for Ruth while she films it and livestreams.

Also Ruth pulling a fanboy out of the audience for an impromptu dance and trying to get some of us to teach her how to twerk. Yeah. Nope.

No matter what she’s doing, Ruth moves like a dancer – so graceful!

20160213_164410

20160214_173736-1

20160214_180035

And the way all the boys are infatuated with Ruth.

20160214_181908

R2M because the three of them together are never not hysterically funny, and the latest in my series of Matt Cohen puts his foot on the thing. This time, with bonus gets tons of air jumping off a chair.

20160213_120139

20160213_120421

20160213_114708

20160213_113253

20160213_111957

IMG_5505

I had to miss Travis Aaron Wade’s panel to do interviews, so apologies for no photos. It’s not that I wouldn’t have had favorite moments!

The Saturday Night Special never fails to be one of the highlights of the con for me. This time was no exception.

Favoritest favorite moment? Rob being overwhelmed with the fandom’s response to singing about his own struggles with depression. Nobody can make me tear up faster than Rob. He gets emotional; I get emotional. I can’t listen to ‘She Waits’ without grabbing for the tissues, but it’s not just that one. ‘Downtown Letdown’ and ‘Medicated’ with the kazoos get me too. And when fandom all started waving their lit phones back and forth to let Rob know he was supported? His reaction, as he was overwhelmed with gratitude, overwhelmed me too.

20160213_235631

20160214_000008

20160213_235147

The other really emotional thing about the SNS is that we’ve all watched it evolve – and the performers with it. Most of them were extremely nervous the first time they dared to move out of their comfort zone and perform as a singer instead of an actor.

I remember how reticent Osric was the first few times. At Houscon, he took the stage and began to belt out Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ and OMG, it was hard to believe he hasn’t been doing this all his life. He feels the lyrics, puts his heart into them; many of us feel them too.

IMG_5631

20160213_225308

20160213_225306

Matt also never considered himself a singer, but look at him! He sings like a rockstar – and is Louden Swain’s number one fanboy, especially when they’re singing Mama’s Jam. Nobody can stay sitting when Matt is leaping around and having a blast – and nobody would want to!

tmp-90538354-H4Fwyl

20160213_234232(0)-1

The Saturday Night Special has turned them all into singers. Look at Ruth, being all kinds of sultry and doing something she never thought she’d have the courage to try again. And knocking it out of the park!

IMG_5622

IMG_5613

IMG_5624

Kim and Rob sang together and had an absolute blast – you can tell by the smiles on their faces. And believe me, there were similar smiles on every single person watching.

20160213_225842

IMG_5638

IMG_5637

IMG_5643

IMG_5642

Briana and Rob together brought the house down. Briana owned that stage from the moment she walked onto it. She’s got the stage presence and the voice to pull off a true rockstar performance.

20160213_231531

IMG_5661

IMG_5660

And then there’s Richard. Sometimes I forget that he really is a musician – but damn, did he look the part in Houston! And damned if he didn’t look hella hot too, with all that long hair and red bandana and singing the Eagles as well as the Eagles in a tribute to Glenn Frey.

20160213_232303

IMG_5686

IMG_5688

IMG_5679

With A Little Help From My Friends and Carry On are always emotional moments, but really the entire Show is. I always leave with a big smile and feeling so good about this cast and this Show and this fandom.

20160213_235644

There are lots more pretty pictures to come of Jared, Jensen and Misha – stay tuned!

–Lynn
For more pretty pictures (and Supernatural fun)
check out our books, Fangasm and Fan
Phenomena Supernatural – links below!

One Comment leave one →
  1. anafraserlallybroch permalink
    February 24, 2016 6:24 am

    Reblogged this on Ana Fraser Lallybroch Blog.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Longreads

The best longform stories on the web

P.O.P.

Getting Along in a World Full of People.

Pondering Fandoms

From a fangirl perspective

Archaeology and Material Culture

The material world, broadly defined

The Fan Studies Network

Keeping fan studies scholars connected.

%d bloggers like this: