The Outlander fan community is buzzing with excitement as the hit Starz drama series has officially announced its return to San Diego Comic-Con next weekend! The star-studded panel is planned for Friday, July 21 at 5:00 p.m. in Ballroom 20. The highly anticipated cast members on the panel include headliners Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) and Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser), Tobias Menzies (Black Jack Randall/Frank Randall), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall), and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield). Executive producer Ronald D. Moore, executive producer Maril Davis, and acclaimed author of the Outlander book series, Diana Gabaldon, will all be there as well!
The time-traveling romance series has garnered quite a large and enthusiastic following among fans, and will no doubt once again draw a large crowd in San Diego. The Outlander panel will be moderated by celebrity super-fan Jenna Dewan Tatum, actress, dancer, and wife of actor Channing Tatum. She expressed her excitement about the gig early last week in a tweet to her fans.
Fans will have several opportunities throughout the SDCC weekend to indulge in all things Outlander. Aside from the panel, visitors to Starz’s Booth #4029 on Thursday and Friday have the chance to enter a raffle to attend an autograph signing with the show’s cast members on Saturday, July 22. In addition, Comic-Con will hold a special fan panel called “Outlandish Confabulation: An Outlander Fan Panel” at 12 p.m. that same Saturday at the San Diego Central Library in the Neil Morgan Auditorium. Its location outside of the San Diego Convention Center allows fans who could not score SDCC badges a chance to attend. Outlander star Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield) will also be participating in Entertainment Weekly’s “Brave New Warriors” panel held in Ballroom 20 on Friday, July 21 at 1:45 p.m, alongside Westworld’s Rodrigo Santoro, American Gods’ Ricky Whittle, Stranger Things’ David Harbour, Happy!’s Christopher Meloni, and Once Upon a Time’s Colin O’Donoghue.
At Cryptozoic, we’re just as excited about Outlander as everyone else at Comic-Con. So, we will be giving out free Outlander Promo Cards at our Booth #115 Thursday through Sunday in anticipation of the release of our Outlander Season 2 Trading Cards, scheduled to be released on August 9. Fans can also purchase our exclusive SDCC Outlander two-card Preview Set. Each set will include also a third card—a rare promo card—as a bonus. We hope to see lots of Outlander fans there!