Dallas, TX “Supernatural” fans were given a big treat when the Winchester Brothers rolled into town for a Creation Entertainment’s convention celebrating the hit television phenomenon. Not only did Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester) and Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) show up to thrill thousands of attendees at the Westin Park Central Hotel, but other actors from the series participated in the three-day event as well. Misha Collins (Castiel), Mark Sheppard (Crowley), Richard Speight Jr. (The Trickster and Gabriel), Matt Cohen (Young John Winchester), Sebastian Roche (Balthazar), Chad Lindberg (Ash), and Gabriel Tigerman (Andrew Gallagher) all greeted enthusiasts of the show by participating in autograph signings, Karaoke parties, and question and answer panels.
Highlights of the weekend’s activities included actors Richard Speight Jr. and Matt Cohen hosting a Karaoke party in costume. There was a Saturday Night Cocktail party where attendees and the actors had a chance to mingle together. A special Sunday breakfast featured select stars from the show including Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. Tickets for most of these events sold out as quickly as they went on sale.
Vendors at the event sold everything from “Supernatural” photos, posters, and banners to jewelry. They were all set up outside the main ballroom for everyone in attendance to walk by as they made their way into the question and answer sessions. There was quite a variety of product to look at while waiting for the next activity to start.
Two replicas of the black Chevy Impala the Winchesters drive in the show were on display outside of the hotel. The owners of the vehicles took their prized possessions seriously, constantly polishing them with the greatest of care. People lined up to get their picture taken with the famous car, shelling out cash hand over fist for the opportunity.
Creation Entertainment’s Salute to “Supernatural” was definitely a success. Fans of all ages were happy as they got their photos taken with their favorite actors and had the opportunity to ask them questions during packed panels. They also spoke with their pocketbooks, buying up signed banners and other merchandise for upwards to $500 and more during a live auction on Sunday. It was so successful that next year’s convention is already set for September 20th through the 22nd. You can get more information on tickets for that event right here.
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