Hello Outlander fans! We have a fantastic event weekend ready for you for the 2019 Sassenach Gathering in Surrey, British Columbia, which starts on Friday, October 25th through Sunday evening, October 27th. Ticket descriptions are here. Know what you want already? Get tickets here!
Special Guest Appearance by Diana Gabaldon:
Diana will attend the Cocktails with the Cast on the Fraser River Paddlewheeler Cruise activity, which is now only available in a Wilderness Ticket Package The Wilderness Ticket also has many options to interact with the Outlander cast. The cruise takes place on Sunday, October 27, 2019. To view what is included in a Wilderness Ticket, click here. There are fewer than one dozen Wilderness Tickets available.
The featured guests for 2019 are John Bell, Braeden Clarke, Keith Fleming, Sera-Lys McArthur, Carmen Moore, and Ed Speleers.
Timeline of activities:
October 25th: Friday Night Mix & Mingle 7pm – 10:30pm (tickets)
October 26th: Saturday morning activities will begin at 8:30am for registration at Johnston Heights Secondary School. Everyone must have an entry ticket. Once at the school, there will be photo ops, autographs, the First Nations panel (Braeden, Carmen, and Sera-Lys), and a round robin Meet & Greet session. Your entry ticket is good for the First Nations Panel; however, the other activities are all separately ticketed. There will also be the opportunity to order a catered box lunch for Saturday (and Sunday). Ticket descriptions. The daytime activities will conclude at 4pm.
Parties in the Suite will take place on Saturday evening. Confirmed guests are Ed, John, Braeden, and Keith.
October 27th: Sunday will begin with a Brunch with the Cast for the New World Ticket holder, followed by panels at Johnston Heights Secondary School. The guest panelists on Sunday are Ed, John, Braeden, and Keith.
The capstone event is the Cocktails with the Cast on the Fraser River paddlewheeler boat cruise during late Sunday afternoon. Diana Gabaldon is our Special Guest for this activity and this is the only activity she will attend at Outlandish Vancouver. The boat leaves from the quay in New Westminster. All cast members are confirmed and this event will conclude no later than 7pm.
There will be a vendor area at Johnston Heights Secondary School on Saturday only. All ticketing will take place via the shopify site.
Our new exciting news is that we are now a non-profit organization! We have filed as Outlander Adventures and will still put on the event as Outlandish Vancouver.
We hope to see you in Surrey/Vancouver!
Click here to listen to an interview with Keith about his work in Peer Gynt.
Sera-Lys just released a short she did and you can watch via this link.
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History of Outlandish Vancouver:
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.
In 2018 the Outlandish Vancouver Sassenach Gathering hosted 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 spent two days full of events with fans over the weekend in Surrey. We even celebrated John’s 21st birthday with him! The weekend was packed with many opportunities and a great time was had by all.