Welcome fans! In 2013 the first small gathering of fans of Diana Gabaldon, the author of the wildly popular Outlander and Lord John Grey stories, began making the short trek from the Seattle area to Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, to meet Diana Gabaldon and attend a signing hosted by the Surrey International Writer’s Conference (SIWC). This gathering of fans has grown leaps and bounds and has now hosted Outlander cast and consultants for events over the weekend, still leaving time to see Diana and to meet fellow Outlander fans.
In 2016, Outlandish Vancouver hosted Adhamh O Broin to meet with fans and to teach a Gaelic seminar. In 2017, Outlandish Vancouver brought in David Berry, who plays the beloved character of Lord John Grey, and again hosted Adhamh O Broin for events which included the popular “Party in the Suite” where both men sang and entertained fans. During the weekend, there is a block of time set aside to attend the SIWC Author Signing, where you are able to meet many different authors as well as Diana Gabaldon. The signing hosted by the SIWC is a free event and lasts for 90 minutes.
Now, in 2018, the Outlandish Vancouver Sassenach Gathering is hosting Steven Cree (Ian Murray, Sr.), click the links to view the messages from the cast:
Cesar Domboy (adult Fergus), he has a message!
Lauren Lyle (Marsali MacKimmie) – she is so cute!
And John Bell (Young Ian) – it is his birthday!
The four cast members will spend two days full of events to take place over the entire weekend in Surrey. John has chosen to spend his birthday with his fans!
The weekend is packed with many opportunities to have face-to-face time with the cast, in addition to a block of time for you to go to the Sheraton to wait in line to see Diana Gabaldon and have books signed (sponsored by a different event). The ticketing link is at the bottom of this page.
Schedule of Events:
OPTIONAL: Diana has a signing at Indigo Grandview Corners in Surrey on Thursday, October 18, 2018. This is open to the public, seating starts at 6pm (limited to 50 seats with some standing room), talk from 7pm – 8pm, followed by a signing featuring Diana Gabaldon, Michael Slade, KC Dyer and Liza Palmer. Signing will conclude at 9pm. Mr. Kyle Latchford will be the host for the event and you may reach him firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions! Those attending the signing must have an Indigo receipt with a book purchase, either that day or an earlier purchase, and the receipt must be the original.
This event is not affiliated with Outlandish Vancouver, but if you are local or arrive early, you may choose to go to this free event (book purchase required to move through the signing line).
Indigo Grandview Corners, 2453 – 161A Street #10, Surrey, BC
Saturday, October 20, 2018 (John’s birthday!)
8:45 am: Pick up tickets and badges (if applicable) at Johnston Heights Secondary School*
9:00 am: Photo Ops with Steven, Cesar, Lauren, and John Bell begin; Meet & Greet for Lauren Lyle
9:30 am: Meet & Greet with John Bell #1
10:30 am: Meet & Greet with Cesar Domboy (SOLD OUT)
11:00 am: All photos are complete
11:00 am: Meet & Greet with Steven Cree #1, Combined Cesar Domboy/Lauren Lyle, John Bell #2
12:30 pm: Autograph session for Steven Cree, Cesar Domboy, Lauren Lyle, and John Bell
1:30 pm: Autograph session concludes
** The above activities all take place at Johnston Heights Secondary School, 15350 99 Ave, Surrey, BC. Please check in at the registration desk with Martine and/or Kristy. Times may be updated, so please check back or contact the Outlandish Vancouver team directly. If you miss a session, there will not be any repeats or refunds. Each of the above special activities requires a ticket. You may come to the school to see if there are tickets available on the day of the event, but there may or may not be any available.
2:15 – 4:00 pm: Lunch with the Cast. This is a ticketed event that includes YOU at a table with one of the Outlander cast members having lunch! There are still tickets available to sit at Cesar’s table, Lauren’s table, and Steven’s table (limited). You get time with the cast member of your choice, lunch, and one cocktail (all included). The event will take place in a private room at the Guildford Station Pub, 10176 154 Street, Surrey, BC.
BREAK – This is your opportunity to line up at the Sheraton to see Diana have have two items signed. This event is not affiliated with Outlandish Vancouver; it is hosted by SIWC and is at the Sheraton Surrey/Guildford. The signing is from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.
6:45 pm -9:00 pm: This is the time of two Party in the Suite events, which take place at the Sandman Inn & Suites in Surrey/Guildford. All four cast members will be at each suite party, you can mingle, and have a photo as you exit the party. Your time at the the event is approximately 60 minutes. You can purchase a ticket for Suite Party “A” or Suite Party “B” (limited availability).
Sunday, October 21, 2018
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Panel featuring the Canadian premier of Steven Cree’s movie “The Little Princess” followed by cast Q & A. This event will also take place at Johnston Heights Secondary School, in the theatre, located at 15350 99 Ave, Surrey, BC.
3:45 pm – 6:30 pm: Cocktails with the Cast on the Fraser River! All cast members will be there, hot and cold appetizers, and two cocktails are included. The event takes place on a paddle boat that is moored on the Fraser River, based out of New Westminster, BC. The boat will dock at 6:00 and we will have some time to get our land-legs back.
The cruise will conclude our fun-filled weekend of events. There are tickets available for most events. All ticketing information may be found here:
Click the “catalog” to see all the ticketing options available and we hope to see you there!