Outlander fans from around the world
2nd Annual North American Outlandish Gathering
Quebec City, Canada
4-7, August 2015
To share our love for the books and television series, enjoy the company of fellow fans, and immerse ourselves in the French culture of Dragonfly In Amber as we prepare for the television series’ second season.
The Outlandish Gathering is hosted by the organizers of Outlandish Boston, a three-day fan gathering that was held from May 2-4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. It was a very successful event and the attendees’ reviews were all in agreement: Let’s do this again!
Since next summer will see the premiere of Outlander’s second season, the organizers felt it would be fitting to mirror its location and theme: Parisian life in the 18th century. Paris may lie across the Atlantic, but North America has its smaller and no less appealing twin: Auld Quebec City.
You will enjoy the accommodations at one of the world’s most photographed hotels, the palatial Le Château Frontenac, within Québec’s 17th century city walls—the only remaining fortified city walls in North America north of Mexico and St.Augustine, Florida.
We’ll indulge in a group reception, sail along the St. Lawrence River aboard a historic Canadian schooner, and enjoy the Fête de la Nouvelle-France. These ‘Fêtes’ are an annual festival that celebrates the colonial history of New France, featuring a parade, historic reenactments, period costumes, entertainment, food and colonial marketplace!
You will get to visit the picturesque Montmorency Falls, walk across them and enjoy the incredible view of the St Lawrence river. These falls are the highest in the province of Quebec, and are 98 feet higher than Niagara Falls!
For the ones amongst you who love a good ghost story, Old Quebec’s own Ghost Tour will lead you on a 90-minute walking tour through its streets, to hear 400 years of stories of murder, executions, mysterious ghost sightings, tragedies and hauntings. The cobblestone streets and ancient buildings of Old Quebec set the stage for a truly unique experience!
The pièce de la résistance will be the Nobility Ball, held on the Thursday night. Participate in this prestigious evening in your most beautiful 18th-century attire! Renowned caterer Le George V will be serving a first class five-course meal with specially selected wines to accompany each dish. The Nobility Ball, offering an interesting mix of New France and gastronomy, will give you a unique experience! Dress code: a noble or bourgeois costume must be worn!
Costumes are worn by the actors, entertainers and performers, but you are encouraged to do the same if you wish! They ARE mandatory for the Nobility Ball though, so get ready to fall through the stones with your fellow fans! In the next few weeks, we will provide you with links to costume rental shops, so if you do not wish to find a seamstress or rental place on your own, we’ll be happy to help!
Just stay clear of alcoves…