Tomorrow the #Outlander series officially premieres on Starz Network in the US.
Tomorrow many who know little about the established fandom, series or the process of the past year getting to this premiere, will view and hopefully come on board to make the series a bigger success.
As one, a 1991 fan, who has participated and watched the series blossom from announcement, through casting, fan events, become friendly with Diana, cast, crew, Starz on social media, tomorrow marks a bittersweet, yet exciting letting go.
Letting go of what? The intimacy of current fans with each other. An intimacy and bubble of sorts with cast, crew and Diana, that we have enjoyed immensely. This time of “when” that has drawn us together. The time of “us” the fans being such a part of many events, announcements, interactions, worry how it will change.
This insulated place has become a comfortable Outlander cocoon that I fear will be completely altered after tomorrow.
I have thanked each cast member, crew, Diana, Maril and Ron for this amazing past year-ish of time.
I cannot describe the many friends, real friends I have made during the series establishment, I am truly awestruck and deeply joyed for those who are now in my Clan. Other established friendships have deepened in this journey because Diana wrote a book.
I never have to apologize for geeking Outlander style!
I hope with all my heart, Sunday morning and beyond what I know, what we know, will not be discernibly different in Outlander world. Yet I do know, it will never be this beautiful island I am on right now again.
Deepest gratitude to Diana Gabaldon, Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Terry Dresbach, Outlander Starz, Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Graham McTavish, Lotte Verbeek, Matt Roberts, et al for making this an incredible past year for me, us.
Now, I welcome all the new fans. Arms open wide to bring you into the Clan.