World Outlander Day! It’s official we have our own day each year to celebrate all that is Outlander!
June 1, is officially World Outlander Day!
A video message from some of the cast members via Starz
World Outlander Day celebrates the anniversary of the publication of Diana Gabaldon’s first book, Outlander (also known as Cross Stitch), on June 1, 1991,
Of course we now have much more to celebrate, including seven more “big, enormous books” in the Outlander series, the Lord John series of books, The Scottish Prisoner, and several novellas which fit somewhere in the storylines of the big, enormous books. So much to read and enjoy as we await the publication of Diana’s 9th book, “Go Tell the Bees that I Am Gone”, expected in 2019. Also, the Universe conspired to bring the Outlander series to the screen!
The outstanding production made possible by Ron Moore, Maril Davis, Terry Dresbach, Matt Roberts, Toni Graphia, all the writers, crew and of course, the amazing cast who have brought our much loved (and hated!) characters to life makes us happy every day.
Join us in the pleasure of World Outlander Day… here are some wonderful examples of Outlander fan art, from Geno Acedo and Vera Adxer.
We also we lucky enough to get more #DailyLines from Diana (via her Facebook page and Twitter), as Diana says let us know your favourite lines from Outlander, or any of the series!
#DailyLines #Happy #WorldOutlanderDay ! #BookNine #GoTELLTheBEESThatIAmGONE #comingalongnicely #thankyou #WhatsYourFavoriteLineFromOutlander ? #OrAnyOfTheOutlanderBooksforthatmatter ?
Jamie read the letter through twice, his lips tightening at the same place, halfway down the first page—and then again, at the end. It wasn’t actually unusual for him to react to one of John’s letters that way, but when he did, it was normally because it held unwelcome news of the war, of William, or of some incipient action on the part of the British government that might be about to result in Jamie’s imminent arrest or some other domestic inconvenience.
This, however, was the first letter John had sent in nearly two years—since before Jamie’s return from the dead to find me married to John Grey, and before he had punched John in the eye as a result of this news and inadvertently caused his lordship to be arrested and nearly hanged by the American militia. Well, turnabout was fair play, I supposed…
No point in putting it off.
“What does John have to say?” I asked, keeping my voice pleasantly neutral. Jamie glanced up at me, snorted, and took off his spectacles.
“He wants Brianna,” he said shortly, and pushed the letter across the table to me.
I glanced involuntarily over my shoulder, but Bree had gone to the springhouse with a box of freshly-made cheeses.
“Well, I _do_ have a plan,” Brianna said, with some asperity. “I’m going to take the kids with me.”
Jamie said something under his breath in Gaelic. Roger didn’t say it, but might as well have had the words “God help us all,” tattooed on his forehead. I felt similarly, but for once, I thought I’d concealed my sentiments better than the men, who weren’t trying to conceal theirs at all. I wiped my face with a towel, and bent to ladle the stew into bowls.
“Possibly there are a few refinements that could be added,” I said, as soothingly as possible, my back safely turned. “Why don’t you call everybody in to dinner, Bree, and we’ll talk about it when the children are in bed.”