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San Diego Comic-Con!


This is where _I’ll_ be; hope to see some of you there!

Thursday, July 24th

3:00-4:00 PM: Outlander— Diana Gabaldon
Location: Horton Grand Theater (Capacity: 250)

Solo Talk/Reading/Q&A (moderated by Ali Kokmen, from Barnes & Noble)
(No, there’s not a signing afterward; I will be signing autographs at the STARZ Comic-Con booth on Friday afternoon at 3:45.)

This is a ticketed venue, but tickets are free (see information below).

[The following information is from the Comic-Con site:]


"This year Comic-Con International adds the Horton Grand Theatre as its new satellite programming room. The Horton Grand Theatre offers special panel presentations in a small, intimate, theatre atmosphere. Each panel is ticketed with extremely limited seating. There is no extra charge for these tickets.

The Horton Grand Theatre is located at 444 4th Ave., just a short 2-block walk from the Convention Center. It’s also on the shuttle route.

Horton Theatre Ticket Information

Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a ticket for the corresponding panel. Drawings for panel entry tickets at the Horton Grand Theatre will be held at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area (upstairs in the Sails Pavilion) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each winner will receive entry for two. (Please note: there is limited disabled seating.) The tickets must be presented at the theatre to gain access. The Horton Grand Theatre has assigned seating. Please wear your Comic-Con 2014 badge also.

There will be a second drawing shortly following the 9:00 am drawing for "stand-by seating tickets." The stand-by seating tickets are limited and do not guarantee you access to the panel.

Please be inside the Horton Grand Theatre no later than 15 minutes prior to the panel start time or you will forfeit your seat to stand-by seating ticket-holders."

Friday, July 25th

2:15-3:15 PM: Outlander Panel
Location: Room 6A (Capacity: 1,000)

Panel with Ron D. Moore, Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Tobias Menzies, Lotte Verbeek, and Graham McTavish.

3:45-4:45 PM: Autographs
Location: Starz Comic-Con Booth (#4029)

Autograph signing with myself, Sam Heughan, Ron Moore, Graham McTavish, Caitriona Balfe, Tobias Menzies, and Lotte Verbeek at the STARZ Comic-Con Booth.

7:00–10:00 PM: Outlander TV Series World Premiere
Location: Spreckels Theater (Capacity: 1,463)

"Red carpet event with cast, Ron Moore and Diana Gabaldon with moderated Q&A." [You do have to have advance tickets to this, and I believe it is sold out.]

Saturday, July 26th

4:15–5:15 PM: Ruler of the Realm panel
Location: Room 6A (Capacity: 1,000)

"Joe Abercrombie (Half a King), Diana Gabaldon (Outlander), Lev Grossman (Magicians Trilogy), George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones), and Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicle) have written some of the most memorable books of their time, pushing genre fiction into the mainstream. Join these bestselling authors along with moderator Ali T. Kokmen (Barnes & Noble/NOOK Media) for a discussion on fantasy literature, fandom, and how they mastered their craft."

NB: Sam Heughan is also doing a panel on Saturday:

"12:00pm – 12:45pm: TV Guide magazine returns to San Diego for its annual all-star panel. Moderated by senior writer Damian Holbrook, Fan Favorites brings together stars from TV’s hottest shows for a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoop. Panelists (subject to change) include Misha Collins (Supernatural), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Colin O’Donoghue (Once Upon a Time), Aisha Tyler (Archer), and others."

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  1. Hi Diana,

    As you stated in another reply that UK dates have been agreed, have you any idea when they will be published? I assume they will be listed on this website under appearances.

    Love your work and fingers crossed we will get Outlander on UK TV soon.

    Kind regards

  2. Dear Diana,

    The casting of little Roger last week must indicate that he will now be introduced in a flashback. Please tell me this means that we’ll get to see the adult Roger and that there is serious consideration for a season two.

    The show was beautifully done. Yes, there were differences and I liked that as well.




    • I don’t think “adult Roger” will be depicted until the 2nd season since he doesn’t appear until DRAGONFLY IN AMBER. And I can’t imagine that Starz is not already entertaining a Season Two for this series. It’s going to be a huge hit! :D

  3. Diana, did you ever feel or think you needed to make a passage, a description “filmable” while writing it, after it was clear there were going to be years and years of Outlander series? :-)

    I am asking because I am much interested in the process of writing and in you as author, among other things. You know, I am curious about the impact of televisation upon written fiction because I don’t have a TV, visualisation is not that important in my life as it is nowadays in general (meaning I love Jamie & Co. with and without actors portraying them, though Sam, Tobias and Caitriona seem more than perfect to me) and so this is a new, exciting topic to me :-)

    And do you think it will influence you?

  4. Hello Diana, I just love the series of Outlander and have all the books and reread them again and again. I believe I’m on my 5th read.
    My question to you is; is the tv series of Outlander going to be aired in Canada and if so, when? I did read at one point that it was going to be aired Canada but no date or channel has been set.
    Thank you for the lovely tale!!!

  5. I loved the first episode of Outlander….. I have been searching for everything online I can see and enjoying it all. Today I searched for the first Jamie (from DrWho) and found this great live journal of photos.


    I also was amazed that the actors first name is Frazer! Wouldn’t be cool if he could have a small part in Outlander? Afte all he was the inspiration that started it all

    • Dear Leeann–

      Oh, I’d be all for it. [g] I’ve mentioned Frazer to the production team a time or two.



      • After looking at the photos of Frazer Hines as Jamie McCrimmon, I remember having a crush on him as a child. I was under 10years old when I would have watched him on Dr Who (hiding behind the couch as I was so scared of the monsters)
        I do hope he is cast in Outlander even if only a cameo.
        Especially looking forward to seeing your cameo too. I’m hoping you are involved in the wedding somehow.

  6. Dear Diana,
    I am still wondering about my question (July 24th) concerning Frank’s access to the desk at Lallybroch. I must say that I am thrilled with the way you have “thickened the plot” with Frank’s involvement after so many years. I just love the way your mind works! I am also ecstatic about the “Outlander” television series! Sort of a whole new world to experience. Thank you again for this precious gift.

    Linda Lebo

  7. You have given me hours upon hours of reading pleasure! It is a blessing to give so many people such joy. I cannot even imagine the time and effort it must take to satisfy everyone that presumes you owe them something since they are a fan! I just want to thank you again and again, which is not nearly enough.

  8. Ms. Gabaldon,

    I am evidently in the miniscule minority, but I do not like all the “titillating” depiction of the women in the series. I do like the scenery, costuming and story. The acting is good, but, I am embarrassed seeing Jaime and Claire make love. Showing such a private act, versus reading about it, is entirely different. And the gratuitous bodice ripping, male genitalia and semi-nude cavorting is offensive to me (mainly for the benefit of a male audience, I presume). But, Hollywood being what it is, Mr. Moore, and not only him, is giving the audience what he perceives they want: soft porn. Look it up on Wikipedia. It is defined precisely. I do hope they don’t try to continue to deceive themselves that is not what it is. And, that is what we are getting in this series. Little by little, we are being pushed to accept things on T.V. that we never used to see. One of these days, we will get full-blown porn and no one will blink an eye; they will demand more.

    Therefore, I will not be watching this winter’s show. God knows how Mr. Moore will represent Fergus being ravaged by Black Jack – what would the child actor’s parents say? Or, are they pimping him for the money he’ll earn?


    Ashley Anne Carlson

    • Dear Ashley–

      I’m morally certain that Roman Berrux (the excellent young actor playing Fergus) will not be exposed to any actual ravagement–or for that matter, any emotionally disturbing filming. As to the depictions of sex in the show…tastes will always differ with regard to such things. What to one viewer is tasteful and beautiful, a celebration of two people in love with each other, is another person’s dirty titillation. As I often say with regard to writing, if one is lucky enough to have more than one reader, there’s no hope of pleasing them all–so don’t worry about it. Write the best book you can, with honesty and truth, and people will make of it what they will, on the basis of their own background, experience and perspective. I’m sure the same is true of film.

      Best wishes,


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