Now Ticketing: La Grande Soirée Bienvenue & Speak Outlander Breakfast

Get your tickets now for La Grande Soirée de Bienvenue at the palatial Château Frontenac and the Speak Outlander Breakfast at the Hilton Quebec City.

This Soirée features the finest in nouvelle cuisine and entertainment by Àdhamh Ó Broin and Elias Alexander. Our reception will be held in three elegant salons selected for their beautiful view of the St. Lawerence River.

The Speak Outlander Breakfast will include a full breakfast and a question & answer session with Outlander’s Gaelic Consultant Àdhamh Ó Broin. If you have a question about the production or how to pronounce a phrase in Gaelic, this is the opportunity for you to ask! Àdhamh will also be available for photos and autographs after breakfast.

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Ticketing is Now Live for La Grande Soirée Bienvenue & Speak Outlander Breakfast

Ticketing for La Grande Soirée Bienvenue and the Speak Outlander Breakfast are now available.  (You must sign in with the username and password that you received after registering. Please check your email and spam filter for an email from OutlandishGatherings.com) If you have not yet registered to attend Outlandish Gathering 2015, you may do so here. If you have a question about ticketing, usernames or passwords please email audrey@outlandishgatherings.com. Additional events will be ticketed in early April.

All ticketholders must be registered.  Registrants may purchase a number tickets equal to the number of registrations that they purchased, with the exception of tickets for children 14 and under.  All purchases will be reviewed and if you have exceeded the allowable number of tickets, your order will be cancelled, your money refunded, and a $10 fee will be assessed to cover ticketing service fees.  As Outlandish Gatherings is registered in the United States, all tickets are priced in US dollars. Tickets are non-refundable.

We will be posting additional events over the coming weeks as plans and pricing are solidified. Some of the events, such as the Nobility Ball, are organized by Les Fêtes de la NouvelleFrance SAQ and we are awaiting details and pricing from them. Audrey Landry has meet with the organizers and they are excited to have our group participate and look forward to contracting with us once their plans are finalized. Les Fêtes de la NouvelleFrance SAQ anticipates to have that information available to us at the end of March.  We promise to keep you posted!

If you missed the previous post that features our updated itinerary, including projected pricing, you will find that information here.

We recommend that all participants attend La Grande Soirée Bienvenue (The Big Welcome Party) which will take advantage of the beauty of le Chateau Frontenac and its commanding view of the St. Laurent River and will showcase entertainment by Àdhamh Ó Broin, Gillebrìde Macmillan and Elias Alexander.

Everyone knows that Àdhamh is the Gaelic Consultant for Outlander, and that Gillebrìde plays Gwyllin, the bard of Castle Leoch, but we’ve had a few of you asked about Elias Alexander.  Elias is an actor/musician from Ashland, OR who is a talented singer, bagpiper, guitarist and fidler. Here is a little video clip of him singing in Gaelic. He’s not Scottish, but he does a very convincing accent.  He has spent much time in Scotland and has always been interested in the history, music and culture of Scotland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O_lalhluLI&feature=youtu.be 

Ticketing Update

Ticketing will begin February 15th!

We’ve pushed back ticketing to February 15th as our web mistress, Audrey, is on vacation and we need her on the clock to make sure we don’t have any technical glitches.

For those who took advantage of early registration, you are eligible for pre-sale ticketing starting February 15th.  Regular ticketing will begin on March 1st. The first two events to be ticketed will be the Welcome Reception at Chateau Frontenac, which will feature haute cuisine and musical performances by  Àdhamh Ó Broin and Elias Alexander, and our Farewell Breakfast at the Hilton which will feature a Question & Answer session with Àdhamh Ó Broin.

We will stagger the release of events over the spring as some of the tickets are dependent on pricing from Les Fêtes de la NouvelleFrance. This is to our benefit, however, as it helps us stagger ticket purchases over a wider time-frame.

We can’t wait to see you in Quebec! We will have a fabulous time.

Traveling Solo? Dinna Fash!

There is a little over a month left to book your spot for next summer’s Gathering. We’ve heard from quite a number of you who have said “I’d love to go, but I don’t know anyone,” or “I don’t have anyone to room with.” Please do not let this hold you back from joining us. At our first large Gathering last May, most of us had never met before. In fact, I had never even met my co-organizer Jennifer Veach in person prior to the event!  (more…)