Timeline of Supernatural Fandom
|Dates:||2005-present (canon and fandom)|
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- July 1: LiveJournal community supernatural_tv is created.
- July 6: LJ comms supernatu_icons and super_icontest are created.
- September 11: LJ comm supernaturalfic is created.
- September 13: Supernatural premieres on The WB network.
- September 14: LJ comm sn_slash is created.
- September 17: LJ comm jensen_daily is created.
- September: Supernatural on The WB mailing list is created.
- October 5: LJ comm super_stillness is created for icon making.
- October 8: LJ comm supernaturalvid is created.
- October 11: The term Metallicar is coined on Television Without Pity.
- October 13: Ghost Stories archive opens.
- October 13: LJ comm sam_dean is created for Jared/Jensen and Sam/Dean slash.
- October 17: LJ comm sn_crossovers is created.
- October 18: LJ comm jared_stillness is created for icons.
- October 23: LJ comm wincest is created.
- October 28: LJ comm sn_newsletter is created. Superceded by spnnewsletter.
- October 31: LJ comm supernatural100 is created for drabbles.
- November 9: LJ comm sn_fic is created.
- November 12: LJ comm good_snicons is created for icons.
- November 12: LJ comm sn_daily is created.
- November 15: super_real - RPF
- November 16: snslashnotebook is created.
- November 21: LJ comm padacklesrps, for sharing J2 slash, is created.
- December 3: supernaturalart is created.
- December 6: spn_gen
- December 7: spn_het
- January 14: Sam Dean Slash Archive opens.
- January 17: LJ comm entirelyjensen is created.
- January 21: LJ comm wb_rps is created.
- January 25: LJ comm spnstoryfinders is created.
- January 23: LJ comm spn_brotherlove, which specifically prohibits Sam/Dean content, is created.
- February 12: super_radio
- February 16: spnnewsletter, a newsletter community, is created.
- February 16: LJ comm hurt_dean is created for Dean-centric hurt/comfort.
- February 17: The Winchester Journals resource fansite goes online.
- February 18: jensenstillness - icons
- March 16: papawinchester
- March 18: spn_betas
- March 20: Urban Legends archive opens.
- April 2: Sinful Desire, a Sam/Dean archive, opens.
- April 9: sn_flashback is created.
- April 12: dean_sam is created.
- April 20: totaldeangirl
- May 5: spn_heavymeta is created.
- May 7: The Winchester Journals Fic Archive opens.
- May 11: wincest_free
- May 21: driving_music - fanmixes
- June: Supernatural Wiki goes online.
- June 10: spn_smut
- June 15: sammyed_away
- June 29: spn_themes - themed recs
- July 28: The Lawrence Awards are announced; awards are given in the categories of art, fic, vids, and websites.
- August 8: First edition of the Electronic Voice Phenomena podcast is posted.
- September 1: Volume 1 of the fancomic Bear Hunt is posted.
- September 3: LiveJournal community spn_holidays is created, inspired by the Veronica Mars Secret Santa. The gift exchange runs in 2006 and 2007.
- September 10: mpregwinchester - mpreg
- September 28: Supernatural season two premieres, now on The CW network, a merger of the defunct The WB and UPN.
- October 13-15: The first annual Winchestercon, a fan-run convention, is held. According to Superwiki, this is the first ever Supernatural con.
- October 23: clex_monkie89 coins the term Kripked.
- November 13: LJ comm spn_dark_vault is created for darkfic.
- December?: Supernaturalville, a gen archive, opens.
- December 27: Just Like The Rifle, a het and gen fic archive, opens.
- December 28: Livejournal community for Supernatural and J-Squared Big Bang Challenge! is created.
- December 31: capslock_spn is created.
Supernatural Fan Fiction Awards (gen and het) start.
- January 10: spnfanfic_au
- January 24: crack_impala, a recs LJ community inspired by crack_van, is created.
- February 8: LJ comm spnroundtable is created.
- February 8: The inspiration for the Evil!Sam trope, Supernatural episode 2x14 "Born Under a Bad Sign", airs.
- March 11: bottom_dean
- March 15: Supernatural Video Station opens
- April 7: LJ comms evilsam_spn, spn_het_love, and spnvidrecs are created.
- May 11-13: Asylum, the first Supernatural procon, is held.
- May 12: LJ comm sam_support is created.
- May 22: LJ comm wee_chesters is created.
- May 30: LJ comm j2au is created.
- June 3: LJ comm spn_xm is created.
- June 10: spnfencentral, a spoiler-free LJ comm, is created.
- June 11: LJ comm salt_burn_porn is created.
- June 22-23: The fan-run WinchestMidwest Con is held.
- June 23: LJ comm spnflashfic is created.
- June: Stories and art for the first round of Supernatural and J-Squared Big Bang Challenge! are posted.
- July 5: spn_beyond
- July 17: The Impala, a vidding archive, opens.
- August 2-5: The first KazCon is held.
- August: Women's Work premieres at Vividcon.
- October 1: LJ comm bottom_sammy is created.
- October 4: LJ comm spn_ruby is created.
- October 6: spn_spankings
- October 9: sammessiah
- October 20: motelwincest - wincest podfic
- November 7: spn_gen_podfics
- November 24: spn_freshblood
- December 18: spn_fanart
- February 17: spn_au
- February 20: spn_hardcore
- March 15: spn_epicontest - icons
- May 3: spn_guidebook is created as an LJ comm to house a list all Supernatural LJ comms.
- June 1: spnsecrets - fandom!secrets style comm
- July: spn_petja is deleted after a C&D order (according to a fandom wank report).
- August 30: spn_sceneit, a vidding resource LJ comm, is created.
- September 10: DeanDamage.com, an archive for Dean whump fic, is launched, inspired by an existing archive for Sam (limp-sam.com)
- September 19: LJ comms spn_castiel and deancastiel are created right after Castiel's first appearance on the show.
- September 22: mishacollins
- November 6: spn_j2_xmas is created.
- November 18: mishaland, a capslock LJ comm related to Misha Collins, is created.
- December 12: onlywincestj2 - spoiler free wincest and j2
- December 26: LJ comm sam_castiel is created.
- January 4: blindfold_spn, a kink meme, is created.
- February 9: jensen_misha
- March 7: bottom_jensen
- March 17: spn_hurtcomfort
- March 28: topjensen_dean
- April 19: spn_gossip, a J2 anon meme, is created.
- April 21: LJ comm samdean_otp is created.
- June 6: sawedoff_recs is created.
- July: spnpermanon, an anon meme, is created.
- July 13: spnkink_meme is created.
- July 18: j2_recs is created.
- July 21: spn_lucifer
- July 22: LJ comm hoodie_time is created for Dean-centric Hurt/Comfort.
- August 23: LJ comm thedevilstrap is created for posting pictures and quotes.
- August 25: spn_30snapshots
- October 9: rec_hymenated is created.
- October 10: deancastielnews, a newsletter community, is created.
- October 11: chubwinchesters, a kink community, is created.
- October: The first Supernatural J2 Russian Big Bang is held.
- November 29: LJ comm spn_gabriel is created.
- December 8: sassy_otp - Sam/Castiel
- December 16: gabrielsam
- February 4: A quote by Dean in Supernatural episode 5x13 "The Song Remains the Same" inspires many Team Free Will fanworks.
- February 7: LJ community for Dean/Castiel Big Bang is created.
- March 29: adamwinchester
- April 17: deangabriel
- June 14: team_free_love is created to share "fanworks in which Gabriel is a member of Team Free Will."
- June 14: The J2 Haiti Fic is posted as part of Supernatural and J-Squared Big Bang Challenge!. It is heavily criticized.
- June 16: whopernatural is created.
- June 29: spn_deanw
- July 9: LiveJournal community spnslashbigbang is created.
- August 16: Posting for the first "mini-bang" round for Dean/Castiel Big Bang begins.
- October 1: abused_sammy
- October 2: Posting for the first big bang round for Dean/Castiel Big Bang begins.
- October 15-17: Winchestercon is renamed Wincon and becomes a multifandom con.
- October: spnpermanon is deleted; everyone moves to spnanonhaven.
Alpha/Beta/Omega is invented.
- March: First round of SPN Slash Big Bang is posted.
- March 15: LJ comm take_the_knot is created for posting knotting fanworks.
- April: deancaskink, a kink meme, is created.
SuperWhoLock crossovers start circulating on Tumblr.
- February 6: LJ comm spn_cwrpfpodfic is created.
- March 31: LJ comm cakehole_club is created for podfic.
- October 15: Twist and Shout is posted for Dean/Castiel Big Bang.
- March: Speakthetruth: An Exhaustive J2 Archive is posted.
- April 1: The Mishapocalypse!!
- October 27: netweight posts The nonnies made them do it! to explain how A/B/O emerged from Supernatural fandom.
- June 3: Seperis starts posting the popular epic Dean/Castiel series Down to Agincourt. Some readers start a fanclub, Agincourt Agitators Anonymous.
- June 20-22: The first Destielcon is held.
- January 25: No-Homo Intern meme begins.
- October 15-18: The last Wincon is held; the con is rebranded as CONfabulation starting in 2017.
- June 12: Tumblr account theroadsofararchive is created as an archive of Supernatural fanart on Tumblr.
- January 18: Backdoor pilot Wayward Sisters airs. Fans create fanworks.
- May 11: The CW announces that Wayward Sisters will not be picked up as a spin-off series. Disappointed fans continue to create fanworks.
- March: COVID-19 pandemic halts filming on the final season, with several episodes left to go.
- October: Season 15 resumes
- November 5: Episode 15x18 "Despair" airs, kicking off Destielgate and a bunch of interrelated memes folding it in with the U.S. presidential election and Russian disinformation about Putin resigning.
- November 19: The series finale airs. Destiel fans are unhappy with it.
- February 14: Destiel Wedding