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.
Duncan Lacroix posted in flight pictures getting to the Con on his Instagram last night. Will Chicago survive this maniac?
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.
Where Duncan answers that question you always wanted to know, “What is is like Acting with a bugger?”
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!
Graham 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.
Duncan 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:
So, back about 5 months ago many of us watched a lovely fan Zoom party with Wizard World Virtual Outlander Panel on May 5, 2020. Then many of us purchased autographs. Then many of us waited, and waited. COVID made shipping and getting a hold of the actors nearly impossible. After 5 months of traveling the world, I finally got my Murtagh Season 1 photo, the image I always thought of as the “Messy Murtagh”, professionally “dirted” up, sent to me. I’m so glad I got it in time for my Sasnak City Video group chat with Duncan Lacroix. I’m waiting on the details, and hopefully my question will be answered, and I will not be totally embarrassed to actually sort of be face to face with Duncan. Well, I guess if I survived Richard Rankin, I can survive anyone. Stay tuned.
Oh, and this great interview with Duncan surfaced this week. Looks like he wants to know how the story plays out, too. We miss you, man.
Playback of Wizard World Outlander Virtual Panel May 5, 2020. Outlander ©2020 Starz®
You may well be wondering like many of us are, where the heck your signed autograph from May 5, 2020, Virtual Panel is? After over a month of inquiries, and emails saying they are working on it, I may have a solid lead. Have you got your videos? We heard that these were delivered to most.
While we all suspected COVID-19 pandemic shipping had something to do with it, we had no idea that Wizard World had not even got the photos to the UK based actors, Colin McFarlane, Duncan Lacroix, Ed Speleers, Tim Downie, and others. I finally got some more solid clues this week. I received an email back from them, stating that they had finally hired a UK employee to ship the photos to, and who would be contacting the actors to have their photos delivered to them for signing. It’s looking like at least another 4-6 weeks of wait.
While I appreciate that Wizard World was trying to make up for the fact that their conventions had to be canceled, letting people know in a timely manner that delays were going to happen. While most of us have realized that this COVID-19 thing is delaying many things, I have been getting shipments from the UK during the whole pandemic. Albeit there is an extra 10-15 days on the 10 days transit, the vendors were proactive in contacting me. Not so at Wizard World.
So, does anyone else out there feel like their money was taken and the fandom was not really respected on this one? If you knew that the pandemic was slowing mail when you set up these virtual panels, why did you not have a plan in place to handle this? I really hate to gripe, but it’s bad enough many of us lost work and could not afford the expensive video packages, and opted for signed autographs. I guess you get what you pay for. Just a warning for upcoming conventions and fests doing Outlander.
So,in case you didn’t get to hang out with us a few weeks back, here’s Colin, Duncan(occasionally, tech issues), Ed, John, Tim, and Richard. Fun had by all.
Kudos to Duncan for not correcting the host ;-).
Sadly, conventions have been canceled due to COVID19. However, Wizard World is getting them online! Join two Wizard World Outlander events live online. You can purchase personal videos and autographs. Some open sessions are free. Go to the Wizard World Website for details.
From Wizard World:
During each session, the celebrities will participate in a FREE live moderated video Q&A, followed by one-on-one video chats, recorded videos, and autographs. Sessions are accessible to virtual attendees on their computers and mobile devices via http://wizd.me/virtual.
- Submit questions via chat during the free 45-minute panels (open to everyone, no entry fee to watch or submit). Panels available for viewing live or on-demand via Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/wizardworldvirtual; YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/wizardworld; and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wizardworld/
- Purchase a recorded video from each star specifying the message if desired
- Purchase an autograph on an 8”x10” photo
Pricing begins at $65 for the individual chat, video, and autographs, and vary by item, available on the Website.
Virtual Experience Outlander April 30, 2020
Seasons 1 and 2 cast Stephan Cree, Lotte Verbeek, Grant O’Rourke, Nell Hudson, Stephan Walters, Annette Badland.
Virtual Experience Outlander May 5, 2020
Yes, @duncan.lacroix (Murtagh), @rikrankin (Roger MacKenzie), @johnhunterbell (Young Ian Murray) Ed Speleers(Stephan Bonnet), @colinmcfarlaneactor (Ulysses) and @timdownie1 (Gov. Tryon). Ahem, where are the ladies? Not that we mind, but fair is fair.
Check back on this link as updates are announced:
All you lucky Mid-west and Easties got to have the lovely Caitriona Balfe, Duncan Lacroix, and Richard Rankin at Wizard World Cleveland March 6-8. Fun was had by all. It looks like Richard Rankin is thoroughly addicted to the Wizard World Con circuit and Duncan Lacroix is picking up a few cons going into spring. Fingers crossed they will come West Coast way later this Con season.
Sadly Colin McFarlane had to cancel due to illness.
WE hope that doesn’t mean that we lose Murtagh at the end of season 5 as we get into the heated conflict with The Regulators. Since the production is taking up filming at the end of April, and Duncan is slated for a new con at the end of that month.
Speaking of Duncan, he seems to have not gone home since the holidays and his 50th birthday. He has been hanging in LA with friends for a couple of months now. Mayhaps he is doing the Hollywood audition circuit, and may even venture into Hollywood North, otherwise known as Vancouver B.C.
Catch Caitriona’s panel here, part 1 and 2
and part 2, Duncan and Richard show up, and Richard is a handful…