Sunday, August 21, 2016

Our "Blood of My Blood" Auction Was a Huge Success!!

By: Outlander Central

We can't thank all of enough for your enormous generosity during our Blood of My Blood Auction to benefit Bloodwise UK, one of Sam Heughan's many supported charities.  We featured the gorgeous artwork of the verra lovely and talented Joanna Michalak (@joaellaine),which, apparently, you all love as much as we do!  Joanna was lucky enough to meet Sam at Jibland in Italy this past spring and, being the really nice guy that he is, he graciously signed two of her pieces, which were included in the auction.  All totaled, we raised $5000.00 for Bloodwise UK!! We know they'll put that money to great use in beating blood cancer.  Thanks SO MUCH to Joanna for providing her beautiful work and for all of her help with the auction, and to all of you for your amazing support!! The Outlander Fanmily ROCKS!

Joanna and Sam (the artist and her muse!)

In case you missed them, here are the pieces we auctioned off:

The Promise

James Fraser

Blood and Bone

Fire and Gasoline
Have No Fear

Just Once

May Child

The Frasers

Wild Strawberries

Both Sides Now
Dragonfly in Amber (contest winning Lithograph)

Dead Man's Box

Casting for New Outlander Season 3 Characters Gets Underway

By: Valarie Kinney, Daily Record

News that casting had begun for new characters Young Ian and Lord John Grey was confirmed on Twitter by the show’s executive producer Maril Davis.

Outlander fans worldwide are excited to learn that casting for the characters Young Ian and Lord John Grey has begun

The show continues to be hugely successful as it makes plans for its third season, and fans of the books are looking forward to seeing much-loved characters Lord John Grey and Young Ian come to life on screen, eagerly anticipating news about which actors are cast for the roles.

Oscar Kennedy was cast as the younger version of Lord John Grey, and we saw a quick glimpse of him in season two on the episode Je Suis Prest , when he makes a feeble attempt on Jamie’s life in an effort to ‘save’ Claire from the savage Scot.

Oscar Kennedy was cast as the younger version of Lord John Grey.

An older Lord John will become an integral part of the story as it moves forward, and those who feel unable to wait for the story may want to pick up the Lord John series of books by Gabaldon.

Young Ian, the son of Jamie’s sister Jenny and her husband Ian, plays an important role in Claire and Jamie’s lives in the book Voyager and beyond.

With his independent spirit and curious mind, Young Ian’s escapades will set life-changing events into motion for Claire and Jamie.

As fans continuously refresh their Twitter feeds looking for casting news of Lord John and Young Ian, they can rest assured Starz will find the perfect actors for the roles.

After all, their casting has been spot on thus far in the series.