Monthly Archives: October 2021

Outlandish Vancouver’s Seattle Adventure This Friday

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Outlandish Vancouver’s Seattle Adventure is this Friday October 22-24, 2021. DoubleTree by Hilton in the city of SeaTac, Washington

Are you ready friends, in just two days it’s a wee Con for Outlander Fans. All details are in the Outlandish Vancouver Facebook group! Note, this group is private so you will have to join. SOLD OUT!

Stay tuned for panels and fan pics.

Guests: César DomboyLauren LyleTim Downie, Ed Speleers, and Sophie Skelton

Bonus Guest Duncan Lacroix tickets for Duncan autographs are separate. 

https://outlandishvancouver.com/

 

Wizard World Chicago Sam Heughan and Duncan Lacroix in Attendance

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Sadly Graham McTavish advised he got quarantined on his Twitter feed due to contact with someone who was positive for COVID, however claims he doesn’t have it himself. He’s still on production in Scotland, however is in for a 10 day quarantine. Here’s hoping he can dial in successfully.

Graham McTavish has to cancel Wizard World Chicago Appearance

Duncan Lacroix posted in flight pictures getting to the Con on his Instagram last night. Will Chicago survive this maniac?

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Waiting on Sam arrival posts. The Wizard World website doesn’t have live feed streaming going on yet.

Waiting for a live panel feed or fan to upload panels. Will update this page when I find a good feed for you.

A fond farewell to the last Wizard World.

Preview: The Last Wizard World Chicago

Please thank the person posting on YouTube.
Duncan Lacroix and Sam Heughan, and a challenge to call Graham McTavish

Where Duncan answers that question you always wanted to know, “What is is like Acting with a bugger?”

EW’s The Ultimate Guide to Outlander Out Now

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Okay, so there is a collectors edition each season. However, this one has packed pages from all five seasons plus new interviews from Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan about season six.

Inside you will find:

Pages of BTS from five seasons of your favorite show.

Overview of what’s coming in season six.

Articles on each of the seasons and new interviews.

And lots of photos! Did we say there were photos?

Grab your copy at your local bookstores, magazine stands and online at Amazon.

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Heughan v. Lacroix v. McTavish at Wizard World Chicago 2021

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Great news, Sam Heughan has a chance at tag-team wrestling or a boxing match since both Graham McTavish and Duncan Lacroix were announced as guests at Wizard World Chicago!

Good news is as of this writing, there are still tickets! If you are in the Tri-State area, you are in for a treat. And really you should go see the Windy City, because once these three are done with the city, it will never be the same!

IMG_6098Graham McTavish shared a Tweet on his joining in the mayhem. He’s threatening to get “The Band” back together. Wondering what musical instruments they will slaughter, starting with Kazoos. Please no Clarinets, Graham. Graham has been stacking up the roles since he left Outlander in Season 2. Buy autographs and chose a vast array of stills for him to sign, Preacher, Lucifer, The Witcher, Castlevania and coming up, House of The Dragon.

 

IMG_6097Duncan Lacroix will be appearing Saturday and Sunday, and they even gave him a panel. Look out! Autographs and Photo Ops promise to be quite crazy, as Duncan is usually up for anything! There’s rumor going around that there will be a boxing match or mud wrestling. And the Whiskey better come by casket.  

Wizard World Chicago Oct 15th-17th at the Donald R Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

Tickets for admission are separate, and the photo ops are going fast. There are waitlists already. So check out the tix here:

Admission

Autographs

VIP Packages

Photo Ops

Droughtlander Podcast Ep 4 Featuring Bear McCreary

This week we are thankful to Matthew B. Roberts (Executive Producer) talking the fabulous Meister of the Soundtrack, Bear McCreary, into giving up his spare time and enthusiasm for scoring Outlander and many other fabulous moody and wild soundtracks. Here Bear talks about how soundtracks from films influenced him to become a musician and write music. Another great episode of the Droughtlander Podcast: Ep 4.

And this blast from the past: Nobody Likes Bagpipes

Want to hear more great music by Bear and keep up with great storytelling? Join Bear as he scores another trip to the stars and beyond. Check out his score for the beautiful and evocative Isaac Asimov’s Foundation, on Apple TV, and Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge, an immersive game by ILMxLAB.

Bear on Outlander’s Five Seasons

Bear on Foundation Score

Bear on Star Wars

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Claire’s Journey: Season 2

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We continue our journey celebrating 8 years casting anniversary for Caitriona Balfe, remembering Claire’s development in Season 2 of Outlander.

After our second Droughtlander, yes I count the Droughtlander between Season 101 and 102 as a Droughtlander, we meet Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser in her know-it-all time traveller phase, where she boldly believes she can change the course of history. SEason 2 is based on Diana Gabaldon’s book, Dragonfly in Amber.Not thinking of the consequences to any around her, Claire steps in it the minute she is off ship in L’Havre harbor, France, she obsesses about preventing the Jacobites demise at the Battle of Culloden. The mistakes of the young hold true as Claire endeavors to explore the darker side of love and betrayal.

Roaming the backroads near Inverness, Claire stumbled back though the stones into her own time in the 20th Century. She is forced to reconcile with Frank and Frank agrees to help her to raise the child she is carrying as their child. There must be no more talk of Jamie Fraser. We see a grieving, angry side of Claire.

Back in the past, Claire wraps up Jamie with her new found cause of stopping the Jacobite rebellion and the demise of over 2000 clansmen. This means embedding themselves with the Jacobite cause in Paris, alienating Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix) by dragging him into their dangerous game of intrigue, and keeping him in the dark about the reason behind it all.

Making a new and dangerous enemy, the Compte St. Germain (Stanley Weber), by diagnosing the sick men taken off of the Compte’s merchant ship as having plague. The ship must be burned and the Comte threatens revenge on Claire.

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Claire and Jamie set up as wine merchants while Jamie’s cousin Jared sails to the Indies, but not before he set’s Jamie up to meet Prince Charles Stuart (Andrew Gower), the man they must stop from leading the Clansmen into a dangerous war they cannot win. Having the wine house, means they can invite political and court members to dinner. A great way to find news of rebellion. Claire begins a campaign embroiling herself, Jamie and Murtagh further into deceits.

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Claire meets Maitre Raymond (Dominique Pinon), a small, quick-witted Parisian, at his apothecary and trades medical knowledge with him, and learns that he too is considered a rival of the Compte.

After securing an invite to Versailles and wearing That Red Dress and Shoes, Claire, Jamie and Murtagh bump into the ever annoying Duke of Sandringham (Simon Callow) and Claire learns that Captain Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies) is not dead.

Claire plots with Murtagh to not tell Jamie of BJR being above ground, as Jamie is still reeling with the dark trauma of their last meeting. Jamie takes on political machinations that further his dark side. Claire loses Jamie further as he seeks retribution.

Claire starts using her healing skills, volunteering at L’Hopital des Anges. Claire also earns and uses the moniker of Madame Blanche, a white witch. Claire gains an adopted son, Claudel, who is renamed Fergus. She befriends Mary Hawkins (Rosie Day), whom she later remembers is the woman who will mary BJR and starts the lineage that becomes Frank Randall. She then begins another conflict with Jamie. If BJR doesn’t marry Mary, there is no Frank. Finally, Claire is beginning to see how altering history makes for a very tangled web.

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Claire finally reveals to Jamie that BJR is alive, and Jamie comes out of his dark place, a new mission to extinguish the Captain. When they meet at Versailles, the 18th Century’s most awkward moment is endured.

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Claire falls out with Jamie over a plot to stop a wine deal that the Prince is hoping to raise funds for rebellion, beginning to drive a wedge between the two. Claire loses her baby after Jamie enters into a duel.

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After Claire fights for her life, she must fight for Jamie’s again, as his dueling angers the king. He is thrown into prison, again. She makes a great sacrifice to bargain for his freedom. After reconciliation the pair tempt fate and return to Scotland. They return to Lallybroch and family.

Back in Scotland Claire returns to Lallybroch, meets Jamie’s terrible uncle Lord Lovet, and Colum MacKenzie brings her Nemesis, Laoghaire, in tow. After much wrangling with the Old Fox, they gain more men to fight and return to Lallybroch.

Claire goes on the road with Jamie and Murtagh as the Jacobites win some early battles, including Prestonpans, were the Highlanders start losing dear friends. As Claire and Jamie fight on, they try to thwart Charles Stewart’s determination to regain the Scottish throne. Claire does battle herself with PTSD from her WWII experiences.

Claire is reunited with Mary Hawkins who is very cold indeed. Claire had selfishly tried to part Mary and her young lover, Captain Randall’s brother Alexander. Claire makes amends by tending Alex who is dying, thus meeting BJR again. Claire makes a deal with the devil, with Murtagh by her side.

Claire is sadly reunited with Mary Hawkins at Lord Sandringham’s where she is held captive. She finally pieces together that he is responsible for having her and Mary attacked in Paris, where Mary was brutally raped and Murtagh feels responsible as he did not protect them. Murtagh takes a hand.

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In a flash forward to 1968, Claire travels to the UK with Brianna (Sophie Skelton), her daughter by Jamie Fraser, who has no idea about who her real father is. After years of estrangement within the bargained marriage with Frank, Claire begins to open up about thinking freely about Jamie, yet will be estranged from her daughter. Claire meets young Roger Wakefield (Richard Rankin) again as they attend the Reverend Wakefield’s wake in Scotland. This begins a long journey for Claire and Brianna as Claire slowly reveals that Frank was not Brianna’s true father. Thus begins a mother/daughter battle of the incredulous concept of time travel.

We return to the past and Claire and Jamie kill Dougal MacKenzie (Graham McTavish) before the battle of Culloden, as he blames her for Colum’s death. Claire is thrust towards Crag Na Dun again by Jamie on the morning of the Battle of Culloden, where she enters the stone and leaves Jamie behind.

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Claire learns that no matter how right she thinks she is, she cannot change history without dire consequences. She is a hypocrite in her desire to stop Culloden, yet cannot see BJR killed before he sires a son, or there will be no Frank. Diving a wedge of trust between herself and Jamie. And it all appears to be for nothing as finally loses Jamie in the end as he forces her back to her own time.

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Let us know your thoughts as you watch Season 2 for the hundredth time. Join us as we slowly get through all the seasons again before the 2022 release of Season 6.

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