Why are we doing this?
Various recent statements by cast & crew mention how season 5 is pretty much up in the air. They don't know if there will be a season 5. On one hand, yes, the ratings have been very strong this year. That would point to a better likelihood of renewal. So if renewal is more likely, why are we bothering with any sort of campaign? On the other hand, the CW hasn't given our show very much love ever since it's carried the show starting in season 2. It's just a business and they make up their own minds, hardly swayed at all by any kind of fan outcry. So again, why are we bothering with any sort of campaign?
In both cases, it never hurts to show the network how much we love this show and want to see it continue. Don't let strong ratings make you complacent, but don't let the attitude of the network discourage you from showing your support.
The bottom line is: We love this show. We want it to continue. The Winchester saga is not over yet, and we want to see it play out to the very end (whenever that comes in Kripke's plans).
So here is the deal:
We've got three different postcard designs. You are free to use any of these, or use your own if you like (as long as it has "Unfinished Business" and "Renew Supernatural for season 5" on it somewhere). You can even donate some if you wish. I will add them to this post and alert you to updates.
You can print these out if you have access to a printer and postcard stock. Each of these images should be ready to print out on 4 x 6 inches postcards. You can also use the USPS' Premium Postcard service to make your postcards (which may be especially handy if you're in the US and don't have access to a good printer or postcard stock ... thanks much to bardicvoice for the suggestion!). If you decide to use any of these images and have problems, let me know. They should be at the right size and resolution for printing, but I really am not much of an expert on this sort of thing. *blushes*
Here are the images. Click on each to enlarge (the last two are a bit large):
(Design 1 Back image)
(Design 1 Front)
(Design 2 Front)
(Design 3 Front) (Design 3 Back image)
(many thanks to yaya_wr8t3r for Design 3!)
These have all been adjusted to fit the USPS specs for postcard printing. Again, if you have any problems printing any of these out or have any suggestions for me, please let me know.
And here is the address to which these postcards should be sent:
President of Entertainment
3300 West Olive Ave. 3rd Floor
Burbank, CA 91505
As I've said in previous posts, the goal is to try sending at least one postcard each day up until the season finale (or until we get word of renewal, whichever comes first). If that is beyond your budget, try to send as many as you can. We want to show as much love for this show as possible. Whether or not it will make a dent and influence them to renew the show earlier (_if at all_), who knows. But there is never any harm in trying, and in showing our support in any way we can.
If you do decide to participate, spread the word! Tell those who you think may be interested, ask them to tell their friends, friends of friends, etc., you get the idea. The more people who know about it, the better!
I appreciate every and any bit of support and as always, if you have any questions, concerns, contributions in the form of artwork or advice, please let me know in a comment here or in PM. As I've said I want to leave this as open to you guys as possible.
Unfinished Business manager/leader/founder... whatever you want to call me.... *g*