NYCC: A Fan's Perspective.
2019 New York Comic Con Oct. 3,4,5 and 6. I’m fresh from a whirlwind four days at NYCC 2019. The event once again was held at the Javits Center, a colossus of a venue, so naturally I dressed for comfort.
Of course the highlight of the entire four days was Saturday, Outlander Day as far as I am concerned.
Myself and my companions had the distinct pleasure of attending not one, but two Outlander panels on this particularly fruitful day. The first 15 minute panel was at the SyFy Wire booth where we scored prime seating, where seating was all but mandatory for this vertically challenged human. But, I’m here to talk about the panel that was held at the Hulu Theatre at MSG. We managed to successfully execute a reconnaissance mission to snag the best possible seats in an unobstructed viewing locale.
Ginger Zee, the moderator, and new to the world of Outlander thankfully refrained from the usual kilt questions. The panel included Diana, Maril, Ron (yes Ron, who was in town promoting his newest feature, For All Mankind), David, Maria, Duncan, Sam and Caitriona.
Sophie and Richard were unable to attend due to filming constraints, however they did weigh in via video feed, answering some recorded fan questions.They did mention that season 5 is going to be amazing. That’s obvious....
The panel was unable to discuss much about season 5 without revealing a few spoilers. Sam and Caitriona did share some of their insights as co-producers,experiencing key insights on many behind the scenes activities, early script drafts,character development, costume and set direction being most notable.There were a few jokes about memorable scenes from the past, one in particular being between Jamie and Claire, where Sam and Caitriona both joked (actually it was Caitriona’s joke) that they made love without making love, which caused Sam to turn away and hide his face, LOL. It was an adorably awkward moment that the audience rather enjoyed.
The highlight of the panel for me and possibly a good portion of the audience was when Ginger Zee prepared some lines from the book to be read-aloud by the actors in a New York accent. It wasn’t the first time a moderator asked the actors to play this game, but I believe it was the first time they all actually engaged Bravo!
*Thanks to Susan, who's a long time member of Long Island Outlander Fans group, for guest blogging and giving us a fan's view.