As many of you know, this year the atmosphere at the Jus in Bello was a bit tense, due to Cortese family’s problems. We didn’t know what had happened, only that Jared and Genevieve had had to come back as quickly as possible because something had gone wrong at home. So, from generally confused, we got really worried. Rumors were horrible, and I saw more than a person cry desperately.
The actors themselves - well, mostly Jensen - were restless, stressed and in discomfort. They did their best to be cool as usual with us, but it was clear that Jensen and Misha, at least, were tired (the call from Cortese family came in the middle of the night, and either they hadn’t gone to bed yet or Jared had woken up Jensen and maybe Misha too, they knew it almost immediately).
I like to think that, at that point, we just decided to do our best too, and warmed the atmosphere up. From what I could seen, audience was incredibly supportive and kind, doing question which could been interesting but not too much complex, and telling the actors, especially Jensen, both during the autograph session and the photo-op, what wonderful actors and people they were, and how lovely their families were, with the best wishes for them all. And I think they had felt it, because at the end of the day, they were smiling and thanking us.
So, yeah. The supernatural fandom has many weak points. God knows how stupid we could get. But, we aren’t careless. We aren’t heartless. We can be unite. We can spread love. And this is a damn good starting point.
We ARE great. Don’t forget it.