Category Archives: Outlander Conventions

Kyle Rees, Gary Lewis, Graham McTavish, Steven Cree, and Tim Downey Go Virtual at Sasnak City

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All attendees may be sad at the news that Sasnak City Kansas has been postponed until June 2021. However, Kyle Rees, Gary Lewis, Graham McTavish, Steven Cree, and Tim Downey are coming to the rescue. There is going to be a virtual panel day, however, you must be a member of Sasnak Society private group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2226875030862273

to participate!

For more details, head to the Sasnak City Facebook page.

Dates and Times

We missed Graham on August 2nd, Steven Cree, and Tim Downie August 22, oh no!

But there’s time to catch  Gary Lewis Aug 30 and Kyle Rees September 26.

Sasnak City November 2019

UPDATE: Where’s My Autograph From Outlander Wizard World Virtual Panels?

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.

Diana Gabaldon at Thrillerfest.com

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It’s the continuation of a virtual summer of Cons and festivals. Author of the Outlander and Lord John Grey series, Diana Gabaldon will be participating in a virtual discussion on her series through Thrillerfest.

July 6 – 14, 2020 Online. Check out the Mega Virtual Craftfest section lineups and such here:

https://thrillerwriters.org/virtual-thrillerfest-2020/

OUTLANDER Cast Panel Full at Wizard World Virtual

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 ;-).

Outlander at Wizard World Cleveland

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…

Ozlander, a New Fan Convention Debuts

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OZLANDER March 14-15th 2020

Melbourne Museum Theatre, Melbourne Australia

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March 2020, Two Days, Melbourne

A new Outlander Convention has finally been formed in Australia and so far boasts Graham McTavish, Sophie Skelton, Rik Rankin, and Ed Speleers are being negotiated for contracts. The Tickets are on sale as of Friday Nov 1, 2019.

Bad News, it’s one of the most expensive Outlander Cons, the budget seating at the back is $600.00 AUS and if you want meet and greet it’s an additional $150.00 AUS.

Outlander Panel at NYCC 2019 Season 5 Musings

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The cast of Outlander Season 5 was asked a battery of questions for an hour on the Hulu Stage at Madison Square Garden on October 5, 2019. Many were from fans and a few from presenter @GingerZee. It was live broadcast on SyFy Wire at 5:30pm EST.

Outlander New York Comic Con Season 5 Panel October 5, 2019 Video

Cast members Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Duncan Lacroix, David Berry, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Maril Davis (Producer), Ron D. Moore (Showrunner/Producer), and author Diana Gabaldon arrived at the panel. Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin were absent this year and filming in Scotland for the show, however there was a question and answer video from them and a new Season 5 teaser.

What we know from the new Season 5 trailer and the three panels at Comic Con?

Claire wants Brianna, Roger, and Jemmy to go back. It is too dangerous in the 18th century, and she blames herself. They are there because of her choice to go back. There is the growing conflict with The Regulators, which is a small prelude of things to come with the larger scaled American Revolution. Roger wants to go back, and Brianna clearly states that their family is there. What she really fears is that Jem can’t go through the stones, and the safety of her parents.

In the spirit of letting the audience in on as much as they could, with the watchful and warning Maril Davis, Maria Doyle Kennedy admitted that Jocasta (er) would have “relationships”. Those of you who have read the books know where this may be going. Duncan Lacroix stated that the role of Murtagh has been ramping up each season, and in Season 5 he is doing some of his most challenging work.  Sam and Caitriona talked about the dangers of the New World, the upcoming battles, and family concerns.

SyFyWire Outlander Panel

EW Season 5 Previews

Outlander Cast Interviews New York Comic Con 2019

SYFI Wire Interview with Tara Bennet, author of the Making of Outlander Series.

 

Here’s the full interview with Leanne Aguilera from ET Tonight at New Your City Comic Con 2019.

Panel just ended. When SyFy puts up on tape, I will find a link.

Outlander Season 5 Premiere Date Announced February 2020

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Starz® just announced today that Season 5 of the Outlander series will premiere on February 16, 2020. The time travel series about a World War II combat nurse Claire, (Caitriona Balfe), her husband Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) continues its next season on Fraser’s Ridge in North Carolina. The Frasers will be dealing with new settlers on the ridge, Jamie seeking recruits for a mustering to hunt down the Regulators and namely his Godfather Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser (Duncan Lacroix). Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and Roger (Richard Rankin) will seek to get married and care for wee Jeremiah together, albeit with their history of contention, there will be some rough roads ahead. Not to mention the ghost of Stephen Bonnet. Will we see Young Ian (John Bell) come back from his time with the Mohawk? There will undoubtably be trouble with Governor Tryon, we know that Tim Downie has had quite a few BTS days on his Instagram feed of late. Marsali and Fergus may get that print shop together after all.

It doesn’t state in the synopsis whether they are taking material from The Fiery Cross, or taking elements of the storyline and possibly blending some of it in with the 6th installment, A Breath of Snow and Ashes. It has been stated by Executive Producer Ronald d. Moore that they may be taking half of a book and blending it with another. The books, if you have read them, are lengthly indeed and very detailed. Not everything translates well to screen. And since Dianna Gabaldon is finishing up another installment, which takes 4 to 5 years, it is quite possible that the series my overtake the book series, much lake Game of Thrones surpassed its authors writing and ended as a series this year. Could it be that Moore and Mathew B. Roberts see that the story line may play out or that Starz® may stop production after two more seasons?

Ah, and there is a big gathering at the beginning of the Fiery Cross, the fifth book in the Outlander series written by Diana Gabaldon with all kinds of drama and mischief.

Starz® released this synopsis for the upcoming season:

Season 5 of “Outlander” finds the Frasers fighting for their family and the home they have forged on Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie must find a way to defend all that he has created in America, and to protect those who look to him for leadership and protection – while hiding his personal relationship with Murtagh Fitzgibbons, the man whom Governor William Tryon has ordered him to hunt down and kill.

With her family together at last, Claire Fraser must use her modern medical knowledge and foresight to prevent them from being ripped apart once again. However, while focusing on protecting others, she risks losing sight of what it means to protect herself.

Meanwhile, Brianna Fraser and Roger MacKenzie have been reunited, but the spectre of Stephen Bonnet still haunts them. Roger strives to find his place – as well as Jamie’s respect – in this new and dangerous time. The Frasers must come together, navigating the many perils that they foresee – and those they can’t

Get Your Tickets to New York Comic Con!

Starz® will have an Outlander Presence at New York Comic Con for a second year with Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, author Diana Gabaldon, and producers Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis.  For their first NYCCC appearance Duncan Lacroix, Maria Doyle Kennedy and David Berry will be attending. The official Outlander Panel will be at New York Comic Con 2019 will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 5:30 pm ET in The Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden.

Can you survive 5 more months, Sassenachs?

https://ew.com/tv/2019/08/29/outlander-season-5-premiere-date-starz/

Images © 2019 Starz® and Sony Entertainment

Duncan Lacroix Will Be a Bit Late to Highlanders 4 Con/Starfury Birmingham

IMG_3118Actor Duncan Lacroix posted on Instagram today after several weeks absence that he is fully intending on being at Starfury’s Highlander Con this weekend August 9-11 in Birmingham, UK. Apparently there is a night shoot Friday he must attend for a pesky show called Outlander.

Anyone know where they are filming this week? Fans of the show are desperately trying to find out.

If you are lucky enough to go to the con and get pictures with Duncan, please share to Twitter #duncanlacroix as many people will love you for it. Have a blast. He’s threatening to look very disheveled, so we can’t wait.

Other attendees are David Berry, Lotte Verbeek, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Lauren Lyle, Ed Speleers, and Steven Cree.

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Looks like Duncan made it to Highlanders 4