Ahhhh my travelers be verra weary and are now trudging their long trek towards the home fort. They survived their last day but almost met with grave injuries at the very last moment of their Outlander experience! In a brief bout of temporary insanity and loss of coherent rational thought, my Outlander fan emissary made a near fatal mistake… She admits that she lost all reasonable and rational thought, was so swept up in the crowd craze that she reacted by joining the mass of screaming women! Despite all previous safety warnings and discussions about Outlander frenzy and it’s affects, she threw herself into the massive crowd of fans in attempt to at least get a picture of the stars after the panel discussion. She did of course immediately realize her error but by then it was too late. She was stuck in the middle of the crowd with no way of escape and found herself carried along with them. With no means of retreat or escape, she found herself attempting to snap pictures along with everyone else. She swears that she did get one that includes Caitriona Balfe’s head in the corner. Personally, I am of the thought that this might be a case where she will have to circle said head in order to point it out to others. I will not burst her bubble of excitement though, as I understand what a difficult and traumatic battle it must have been for her to achieve even that small form of reward. I do think that she should have known better than to attempt such a feat after a prior experience with frenzied women. Good and thoughtful daughter that she is, she once accompanied Mother to an art festival and concert… She was unaware at the time that it would be such a well attended event by a massive crowd of middle aged still devoted and adoring fans. She failed to comprehend how many fans Kenny Loggins could attract to an outdoor art festival! One would think that after that experience of being swept into a sea of women, she would know better than to repeat such an experience! I guess that the Outlander frenzy hit her too hard and she forgot all reason. Thankfully, she survived the experience!
These are photos of crowds waiting for various autographs… Whew, at least she was not crazed enough to attempt this feat!
Ohhhh and rest assured, it was not just women vying for pictures of the Outlander cast! And, yes if you look closely, you can indeed see Caits’ head in the picture.
The panel discussion did not really give away much that most fans do not already know about season 2. I know many fans, me included, were hoping for some hint or mention of the Roger and Bree characters. Nothing was mentioned about them so I guess we just keep speculating and dreaming about that. It was revealed that Diana Gabaldon will be writing one of the scripts for the upcoming season. Other than that, no real news, but plenty of whiskey and entertainment for everyone! Besides the whiskey, the highlight of the event was Sam’s transformation to Pirate!
The entire panel discussion is already available on youtube, which you can view here.
You can also view a cast interview here:
You can view another one of the interviews here:
I did mention that Sam transformed to Pirate mode in order to prove himself the true Alpha male…
I do need to note here that this may indeed apply to Sam, but not really so much to Jamie… We all know that as far as pirating and being captain of the seas, Jamie would not exactly be one to count on. Jamie would not be quite the alpha male and warrior of the ocean battle- in fact he could be more of a hindrance in any such battle unless of course he had Claire’s needles stuck in his scalp! Sorry, but I did feel a need to point this sad fact out.
And, that concludes our visit to San Diego Comicon 2015! I hope you enjoyed the virtual visit as much as I have enjoyed putting it all together for you. I will just leave you with a few assorted photos from my travelers and from the ohhh so numerous twitter feeds that allowed me to feel like I was a part of this great experience.
As I explained earlier, my travelers parked themselves in the ballroom for all of yesterday in anticipation of the Outlander event. This was not really an unwelcome chore or challenge for them, as they wanted to attend the other events hosted there anyway! They were rewarded with visits from Once upon a time (which I covered in yesterday’s post), One of their biggest rewards was being able to sit in on a panel that included Norman Reedus… better known as Daryl Dixon of Walking Dead!
Speaking of Walking Dead, here are few other photos from that experience!
Along with the walking dead, there were of course some other dead not walking… because they were victims of the Viking raids!
Now, go off to enjoy your day! Recover from the experience and be glad that you live to face another day in the long wait for your favorite shows to return! I will return later after my own recovery to provide a closer look at the Vikings season 4 preview!