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2007 WinchestMidwest Con
The first WinchestMidwest convention took place from June 22nd - 23rd, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois with about 50 fans attending.An archived copy of the 2007 convetion website can be found here Convention reports from attendees can be found here. A good summary of the panels along with panel notes can be found here.
Friday June 22
- 7:00pm – 9:00pm Pre-Registration and Mingling // Postcard writing station will be set up // Supernatural episodes will be available for viewing
Saturday June 23
- 8:00am – 10:00am Breakfast Buffet/Registration
- 10:00am – 11:00am PANEL: The Season 2 Finale – Where Do We Go From Here?
- 11:00am - 12 Noon WRITERS DISCUSSION: Writing for Supernatural: Classic Cars, Character Development & Creepy Crawlies (Table #1) // WRITERS CHALLANGE: Timed drabble writing from specific prompts (Table #2)
- 12:00pm – 1:00pm OPEN (Lunch)
- 1:00pm – 2:00pm WRITERS DISCUSSION: Beta Can You Hear Me? Building a Better Story Through Criticism. (Table #1) // WRITERS CHALLANGE: Review of an author drabble. Can either be from previous panel or another original work. (Table #2)
- 2:00pm - 3:00pm PANEL: Sam, Dean and Rest of the Supernatural Crew – Characters and Their Arcs
- 3:00pm – 4:00pm OPEN (Snack)
- 4:00pm – 5:00pm PLASTIC!WINCHESTER THEATER – Meet the cast, take your own photos, watch a con exclusive episode
- 5:00pm – 8:00pm OPEN (Dinner)
- 8:00pm – 10:00pm Classic Rock Karaoke Contest
- 10:00pm – 1:00am Individual Room Parties
Sunday June 24
- 10:00am – 11:00am PANEL: Mythology & Urban Legends - Fighting Supernatural Forces in the Real World
- 11:00am – 12:00pm CHECKOUT those who are going on haunted site tour gather in lobby
- 12:00pm – 3:00pm Ghost Hunt – Three haunted sites (Car pooling available )
2008 WinchestMidwest Con
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2009 WinchestMidwest Con
The third WinchestMidwest convention took place from July 10th - 12th in Chicago, Illinois with about 40 fans attending.
Friday July 10th
- 5:00pm – 6:00 pm: Registration and Mingling
- 6:00pm – 7:00pm: PANEL: The Hero's Journey - How Sam and Dean Have Changed Since S1
- 7:00pm – 11:30pm DOUBLE FEATURE: My Bloody Valentine: 3D starring Jensen Ackles, Friday the 13th starring Jared Padalecki
Saturday July 11th
- 9:00am – 10:00am PANEL: Season Five: The Endgame of Supernatural
- 10:05am – 11:00am PANEL: What We Really Need Is Some Music: The Use of Classic Rock on the Show
- 11:05am – 12:00pm PANEL: Fanfic Writing Discussion: Writing for Supernatural: Classic Cars, Character Development & Creepy Crawlies
- 12:00pm – 1:30pm LUNCH BREAK
- 1:30pm – 2:30pm PANEL: From Script to Screen - A Comparison of How a Scene Looks On The Script Page Versus What Shows Up On Our TVs
- 2:35pm – 4:30pm GUEST SPEAKERS – Meet the Real Life Winchesters. Local TAPS group discusses ghost hunting in the real world.
- 4:30pm – 5:30pm TAKE A RIDE IN AN 1967 IMPALA
- 5:30pm – 6:30pm PLASTIC!WINCHESTER THEATER – Meet the cast, take your own photos and watch a con exclusive episode.
- 6:30pm – 8:30pm DINNER BREAK
- 8:30pm – 9:30pm PANEL: Beta Can You Hear Me? Building a Better Story Through Criticism
- 9:35pm – 10:00pm KIM MANNERS TRIBUTE VID and DISCUSSION
- 10:pm - 12:00pm GHOST HUNTING WITH WEIRD CHICAGO
Sunday July 12th
- 9:00am – 10:00am PANEL: Demons, Angels and the Gray Space In Between
- 10:05am – 11:00am WRITER’S CHALLENGE – Timed drabble writing from specific prompts with constructive criticism
- 11:05am – 12:00pm PANEL - That Was Graph-tastic! Creating Icons, Banners, and Header
- 12:00pm – 1:30pm LUNCH BREAK
- 1:30pm – 2:30pm PANEL – Character alignment - Discussion on how the Winchesters Tow the Moral and Ethical line
- 2:05pm – 3:00pm OPEN DISCUSSION – The Supernatural Fandom. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
- 3:05pm – 3:30pm Thank you and Goodbye’s
2010 WinchestMidwest Con
The fourth annual WinchestMidwest Con was held on March 12th - 14th 2010. 25 people attended. A few convention reports can be found here, here and here. In addition to panels, attendees celebrated the 100th episode and participated in an hour-long chat with staff from Supernatural's art department via Skype.
2010 WinchestMidwest Con Panels included:
- 5:00 PM -- Registration // Meet and Greet
- 6:00 PM -- Something Very Awesome (and very secret. SHHH!)
- 7:00 PM -- Supernatural Rollcall - The Players and the Game
- 8:00 PM -- Chicago Ghost Investigations // Movies (My Bloody Valentine, Friday the 13th)
- 09:00 AM -- Season Five: Clusterf**k to the Apocalpse
- 10:00 AM -- The Devil Went Down to Winchest
- 11:00 AM -- From Script to Screen -- Role Play an Episode and Then Watch The Broadcast
- 01:00 PM -- LUNCH
- 02:00 PM -- Fanfic Writing Discussion: Writing for Supernatural. Classic Cars, Character Development & Creepy Crawlies
- 03:00 PM -- Martha Stewart Says Rock Salt is the New Glitter. Learn how to make tinhats, scrapbook pages and icons/wallpapers
- 04:00 PM -- Angels and Demons: The Ology Behind the Myth
- 06:00 PM -- Dinner
- 08:00 PM -- Tales from the Supernatural Set - Props, Pictures and Stories
- 09:00 PM -- Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark; True Tales of the Supernatural
- 10:00 PM -- 100th Episode Party. Wear Your Best Plaid Shirt, Shine Up Your Amulet, Enjoy Some Cake, and Watch Clips From the First 99(ish) Episodes
- 09:00 AM -- Flip to the Back of the Book (Spoiler Panel). What we already know, what we hope will happen and what's going to make us scream KRIPKE, YOU BASTARD!!
- 10:00 AM -- Raffle Tickets // Scavenger Hunt Winners
- 11:00 AM -- I Want to Rock and Roll All Night -- Music in SPN
- 12:00 AM -- LUNCH
- 1:00 PM -- Plastic!Winchester Theater -- Con Exclusive Episode (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3,, Part 4, and Part 5.
- 2:00 PM -- Last Call! Conspiracy Theories and Hail Mary's (No Spoilers)
- 3:00 PM -- Thank Yous and Convention Wrap-Up
The 2011 convention was held on March 4th - 6th, 2008 in Chicago, IL.