The NYC Outlander in the City event just ended and social media was once again overtaken with pics, vids & comments.
I swear I’m gonna get up the nerve to go to one of these events someday. I must confess that I’m a bit intimidated by the stars not sure why I mean they put their pants on one leg at a time just like I do. I suppose this can be my next “My Peak Challenge”.
Any who…here are a few pics & videos from the Outlander in the City event. Just hope the fans don’t mind me borrowing their pics 😉
Just on the off chance you don’t know what World Outlander Day is, June 1st is the day that the first Outlander book was published by Diana Gabaldon back in 1991. So June 1st has been named by fans as World Outlander Day.
Today Jamie & Claire (Sam Heughan & Caitriona Balfe) sent a wee video out to the fans in honor of World Outlander Day.
Hundreds of fans have made a pilgrimage to Perthshire since Tibbermore Church featured in one of the hit television show’s most iconic scenes.
Their donations – together with money from the company behind the show– has enabled the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust to undertake £70,000 of roof repairs and preserve its structure.
As well as its modern resonance with television viewers, the parish church has significant historical importance. It dates from 1632 and many of its features remain unique.
The church’s raked stone flooring and simple wooden pews are distinctive and unusual survivors, while the declaration around its pulpitis is of a style long missing from most places of worship of Tibbermore’s age.
The stained glass windows, from 1920, designed by Oscar Paterson commemorate the women who served their country during the First World War.
Victoria Collison-Owen, executive director of the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust, said: “The Tibbermore Charitable Trust bought the church when it was closed by the Church of Scotland.
“Its members did a fantastic job keeping the building alive and part of the community but it was a huge challenge for them.
“There was a realisation that it was too much responsibility for a small community trust and the sums of money involved were much bigger than they could ever have expected.
“Time and age were catching up with the building – as they do with so many churches – and for that reason they approached us to take it on.”
Money was secured from the Listed Places of Worship roof repair fund and the Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust, as well as money and support flowing in since Outlander filmed in Perthshire.
Tibbermore was the location for one of the hit show’s most memorable scenes in which central characters Claire and Geillis are put on trial as witches.
Victoria said: “We have invested much of the funds that followed the filming of Outlander at the church.
“The film crew were great to work with and really respectful of the building – consulting with us on everything – and we must thank them for their support.
“The filming and the money we received really were a big catalyst for the repairs.
“In addition to that, we now receive a huge number of visitors from all four corners of the globe.
“The show’s reach really is extraordinary, with lots of visitors from the US, Germany, France and Belgium in particular.
“We have found the fans to be a really enthusiastic bunch with a great interest in Scottish history and heritage in general.”
Community uses remain limited as the church has “no heat, no light, no power and no running water” though the trust has pledged to “be creative”.
Victoria said one of “loveliest things” to happen since repairs were undertaken was the first wedding to be held since the church closed.
As works continue, visitor numbers are expected to increase further with the release of a new interactive Outlander locations map by VisitScotland.
Outlanders, our very own Jamie and Claire have a special People's Choice Awards thank you message after those four amazing awards!To celebrate, Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe will be holding a Facebook Live here tomorrow after they wrap for the day.
Posted by Outlander on Wednesday, January 18, 2017
So keep your eyes on the Outlander Starz Twitter & Facebook feeds for times for the live chat with Sam & Cait tomorrow. Estimated time is 6pm EST!
Today Outlander’s Richard “Rik” Rankin took time out of his Saturday to do a Q&A for the fans. Rankin play Roger Wakefield MacKenzie who is adopt son Reverend Reginald Wakefield. The Reverend is also Roger’s great-granduncle.
Rik’s character is also the youngest professor at Oxford University and eventually becomes the love interest of Brianna Randall, who is the daughter of Claire & Jamie Fraser.
For the second year in a row the Outlander fans have spoken at the Critics Choice Awards making Outlander the “Most Bingeworthy” show on TV.
Outlander was up against some heavy hitters.
This years nominations also included:
Game of Thrones
Voting started on November 17 where fans could vote on several platforms and ended during the airing of the Critics Choice Awards.
Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe, who plays Claire Randall Fraser, was nominated in the Best Actress in a Drama but lost out to Evan Rachel Wood from Westworld.
Nominees in the Best Actress category were as follows:
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander – Starz
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder – ABC
Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black – BBC America
Keri Russell – The Americans – FX
Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld – HBO
Robin Wright – House of Cards – Netflix
Sam Heughan who plays Jamie Fraser in Outlander was also nominated in the Best Actor in a Drama Series. He lost out to Bob Odenkirk from Better Call Saul.
The nominees in this category were:
Sam Heughan – Outlander – Starz
Rami Malek – Mr. Robot – USA Network
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul – AMC
Matthew Rhys – The Americans – FX
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan – Showtime
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards – Netflix
There are some awesome actors in these categories and I wouldn’t want to be the one to have to make these choices. Very difficult with so many great shows and actors out there these days. Just to get nominated is very difficult since there are hundreds of TV shows available to choose from now.
Now fans will go back to concentrating their energy on voting for Outlander, Sam & Cait for the People’s Choice Award categories they are nominated in this year.