Category Archives: Sam Heughan

The Outlander Trailers: The Effect On Our Global Heart Rate and Our Anticipation for the New Season

 We have loved watching the trailers for Season 3, not to mention the heart stopping images from the Entertainment Weekly cover shoot.  This is a pure sign that Outlander is definitely back! If you have a wee addiction for anything Outlander, we can imagine your responses. The glimpses into the next season may have ignited a wealth of emotions – more likely it reinforced your addiction to all that Outlander holds true. The reflection of history, journeys of hope and faith, impact of war, examination of morality, suspense, test of character, voyages into the unknown, bonds of families, honor, and love. The absolute truth is that you are left wanting more! From our perspective, we were entranced and completely absorbed by the imagery of Season 3. Starz has done one thing completely correct, the adaptation of Outlander is and will always be OBSESSABLE. 

Only seven more days until the season premiere! As we get closer to September 10th, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to discuss our newly cemented addiction to this series, our desire to send a sincere thank you to the entire cast and crew, and reflect on our favorite moments of Droughtlander.

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Meeting Sam Heughan & Caitriona Balfe: The Ulitmate Fan Experience

It’s every Outlander book fan’s dream to meet Herself, Diana Gabaldon; however, it’s paramount when you come face to face, let alone interact, with the stars who play your all-time favorite characters. One lucky lass to do just that is our fellow Outlander sister, Brenda, who experienced this at a VIP event at Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon. I met with Brenda for coffee as she contenly shared her adventure. I was more than happy to not only catch up with my friend, but also to hear about her epic journey.  In today’s blog, we’ll hear about this Sassenach’s escapade meeting the infamous Jamie and Claire.


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Sass3nach’s Appreciation for Sam Heughan’s Portrayal of Jamie Fraser

Temptation not only for him, but for me.  For him, the chance to be what he was made for by nature, what fate had denied him.  He was born and bred to this: the stewardship of a large estate, the care of the people on it, a place of respect among men of substance, his peers. More importantly, the restoration of clan and family.

-Claire Fraser

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon, Chapter 13

Jamie Fraser is one of the greatest literary characters. Diana Gabaldon has seamlessly created and developed him to be complete with a high sense of integrity, honor, ingenuity, and leadership that sets him apart from all the other characters.  Yet, he also shares the same hopes, fears and even mannerisms that can be subjectively related to each and every one of us.  This ability to present the character of Jamie Fraser with depth and human appeal is what allows us to clearly identify and feel as though there is a real personal connection to him.  For all of us, it feels like this bond has grown stronger with each book in the series and also from watching the award nominating performances of Sam Heughan, who portrays Jamie Fraser.

In this blog we wanted to send our sincere appreciation for all that Sam Heughan does on and behind the Outlander series.  From charitable endeavors to supporting social change, he has put his stardom to great use.  In addition, his portrayal of Jamie Frasier continues to capture his audience and take command of the screen.  To avid fans there is simply nothing better.  We know his relentless work ethic will lead him on a path of continued success and no one deserves it more.   Continue reading Sass3nach’s Appreciation for Sam Heughan’s Portrayal of Jamie Fraser

Sass3 Picks: Favorite Seattle Locations during Emerald City Comicon

Seattle.  Many people first envision rain when I tell them where I spent most of my life.  However, when I think of SeattleI am immediately reminded of the art, culture, ingenuity of novel businesses, friendly local people, and, of course, the stunning natural scenery that can be found in this magnificent city I so proudly refer to as my home.  It is a city that is surrounded by water and mountains, which completely validates the nickname the Emerald City.  I return as often as I can to visit with friends I have loved since Kindergarten, travel the steps I used to take during my time in college and graduate school, but, most of all, return to the treasured locations that remind me of my childhood.  These special places are often shared with my children.  However, this time I had a unique opportunity to return home to Seattle with my fellow bloggers to attend Emerald City Comicon.

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Emerald City Comicon: Our Panel and Exhibit Hall Experience

ECCC, Emerald City Comicon,  was held the weekend of March 2-6 in Seattle, Washington.  Sass3 was fortunate enough to attend.  Once we discovered Caitriona and Sam would be in attendance, we quickly acted on the opportunity to buy tickets for this comicon.  We then seized the moment to purchase the single and group photos to make our dreams come true to meet them!

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A Fan’s Experience Meeting Sam Heughan

It’s every Outlander fan’s dream to meet the handsome Sam Heughan and when we heard our San Diegan friend had met him, we just squeed!  Here is the story of a regular gal, like you and us, spending time with Sam.

When the Starlight Ends

Sam Surprises Tiffany!
Oh my gosh! It’s Sam Heughan!

I wish I could say that I have been an avid Outlander fan since the early 90’s when Diana Gabaldon first started this amazing series. I was only three when the first book was published. I first heard of the Scottish time travel story in 2014 when Starz announced a new series called Outlander. After watching the first half of season one, I knew I was hooked. I read Outlander and A Dragonfly in Amber during my first droughtlander. Continue reading A Fan’s Experience Meeting Sam Heughan