Comic-Con San Diego and Other Things That Make a Heughligan Cry

Okay, I admit it. It took me two weeks to feel like I could confess this and actually post it in a blog, but here it goes….

Seeing pictures of everyone at Comic-con, watching the Outlander panel, and seeing fans getting autographs from Sam, made me cry. I know, I know, I’m a grown woman who feels like the teenage girl who missed the best party in high school. Luckily, I wasn’t the only one feeling that way.

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So, after I boo-hoo’d into my whisky and had a chance to gain my composure, this is what I discovered about Comic-con International…

Sam Heughan looks hotter than ever…especially in leather.

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Diana Gabaldon is writing an episode of Outlander…OH EMM GEEE

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Caitriona Balfe is possibly the most beautiful woman on the planet….inside and out

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Season 2 of Outlander is a lot more difficult to film, but we will see Sam in a kilt (thank goodness, say it with me…#kneeporn)

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And last, but not least, Sam Heughan as Hook….shiver me timbers (watch out Colin O’Donoghue!)

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Next year, I will be there! I swear! Because if a girl has to feel like she’s missing the best party of the year, she better at least be missing it there with her nose pressed to the window.

Heughligans 2nd Anniversary T-Shirts

Celebrate in style and help support Youth Theatre Arts Scotland, too!

We are offering for sale these special edition Heughligans tees/hoodies with a beautiful “knotterfly” design (courtesy of Ariana Bayer). Our “Dragonfly in Amber” celebrates both the 2nd book in the Outlander series (by Diana Gabaldon) and our second year as Heughligans. The writing on the shirt says “Heughan’s Heughligans, Second Anniversary Edition, Fealty Since 2013.” They are only available until July 30th and ALL profits go to support YTAS (for who Sam Heughan is a patron).

Link to buy 2nd anniversary tees

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Heughligans 2nd Anniversary & 30K Giveaway- ENDED

We are preparing to celebrate our 2 year anniversary on July 13th and 30K followers on Twitter, and we’re giving YOU the gifts!!

From July 11th at midnight (EST) until July 18th at midnight (EST) enter to win 1 of 3 prizes in our a Rafflecopter giveaway. See pictures for the prizes.

Prize #1- “Damsels Don’t Distress” T-shirt, Size Medium Only

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Prize #2- “The Kilt Drops” T-shirt, Size Large Only

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Prize #3- Goodies from the Barnes & Noble “Get Pop-Cultured” event, including Diana Gabaldon’s famous curry recipe,

trivia sheets, and an “Outlander Returns” poster

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ENTER HERE: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Surviving Droughtlander- A Heughligans Guide To Filling the Time Between Seasons

We are 25 days into #droughtlander. We have survived 3 Saturday nights without Sam Heughan’s muscles.
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What’s a Heughligan to do to pass the long months between seasons? We have some suggestions…

1) Join a group or site…find people who can sympathize with your misery, who won’t judge you for counting the days until the new season premieres. Find people who understand how miserable Saturday nights are without Sam Heughan.
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2) Join other fans as they read/re-read the books. There’s nothing like dissecting every little nuance and detail to help pass some serious time. (Shameless plug: We just so happen to have the Heughligans Book Club starting a read of Dragonfly in Amber on July 19th. Come join us!)
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3) Become a whisky expert! Hey, until I saw Sam Heughan I could care less about whisky…now I just wanna look cool ordering a drink should I ever bump into him in a bar. (Hey! A girl can dream!)

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4) Learn to play the bagpipes! One of my co-Admins, Kim, is setting the example…check out her blog post here on the site. Word is it’s super-easy….NOT!

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5) Practice your Scottish phrases and words. Call your friends “lass” and “laddie”, use “ye ken” a lot, and don’t forget to yell “AYE!” anytime someone asks if you watch Outlander.
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6) Persuade your man to wear a kilt…just make sure he knows how to sit in it!

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7) Take up knitting and make Claire’s cowl. Your friends will wonder what all the yarn is for, but tell them to just wait until winter.

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8) Go to Scotland and look for your very own Jamie!

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9) Read something besides Outlander….relax, I’m just kidding. ;)

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And last but not least….our last suggestion for how to survive droughtlander:

10) Watch this gif until you fall into a coma and wake up sometime in early Spring 2016

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