Welcome to part one of our GISHWHES series! In our GISHWHES series, we’ll talk to different Supernatural actors who are participating in this year’s hunt, asking them a few fun questions about the hunt. One other cool part about this – you can win a spot on their team!
We first talk to Emily Swallow (The Darkness/Amara) on Supernatural who has named her team Team Dark Tiger!
G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. (The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) takes place August 5th to 12th.
If you’ve never heard of Gishwhes before, here’s a little background information:
Gishwhes is a 7-time Guinness World Record breaking scavenger hunt hosted by Supernatural actor and Random Acts co-founder Misha Collins. You can compete from anywhere in the world.
The items on the list range, but could be anything from “perform a sock puppet show at a children’s hospital” to “get the word “gishwhes” written on something in space.”
At the end of the hunt, a winning team is chosen to join Misha on a trip! Previous years Misha has taken the winning team to Rome, Scotland, British Columbia, Iceland and more. This year’s hunt, the winning team will join Misha in Hawaii!
We asked a few fun questions to Emily, which you can see below!
Nerds and Beyond: What do you think your character on Supernatural would bring to a GISHWHES team?
Emily: If Amara were playing Gishwhes, she’d definitely be in it to win it. I’m not sure she’s much of a team player…she would likely smite anyone on her team who slowed them down. And if she had been on the team going to Iceland, I think she would have pouted a LOT. After all, she already spent a ton of time in a hole in the ground thanks to Chuck, and then she was hanging out in some dank dark silo with Rowena…the Hawaii prize would be MUCH more to her liking.
Nerds and Beyond: If you had to come up with a new item for GISHWHES, what do you think it would be?
Emily: I would like to challenge a team to find Amara a new dress that automatically turns smites into hugs so she wouldn’t inadvertently hurt anyone when she loses her temper….Or maybe have them think of something mean they did to one of their siblings when they were younger and throw the sibling a slip-n-slide party at which they jump out of a cake in a tiger onesie and sing a song of apology.
Nerds and Beyond: What are you looking forward to about this year? Are you nervous?
Emily: I’m just excited to be a part of it! I hope I get to make a proper fool out of myself (not that I don’t already do this regularly).
Nerds and Beyond: What other cast member – who is currently not doing GISWHES – would
you want on your team?
Emily: Curtis Armstrong! I want to make up for killing him in Season 11.
— emily swallow (@bigEswallz) July 6, 2017
For a chance to be on Emily’s team, you’ll need to register for GISHWHES here!
Since registration is closing soon, Gishwhes is partnering with Rainforest Trust to help save roughly 20,000 acres of biodiverse, at-risk forests in Nepal. From now until the end of registration, for each new person that registers Gishwhes will purchase and preserve one acre of Nepalese rainforest. This also applies everyone who sends a gift registration to a friend or donates a gisholarship! You can learn more at Gishwhes.com!