How far would you travel to a Con?

Curiosity has us asking: How far would you travel to a Con to see Diana, Ron, Sam, Caitriona, or any other member of the Outlander cast/crew?

I personally have traveled to both sides of the continental United States and across the Atlantic pond to attend an Outlander related event.  Could I afford it? Weeeeellll….. ;)  Was it worth it? OH, HECK YES!  Out of the four events I attended, there was only one where I got to shake Sam’s hand.  (Yes, eventually…I DID indeed have to wash the hand) And to my GREAT SURPRISE, the UK Gathering Admins worked their tales off and were able to get Ron, Terry, Maril, Ira, Ronnie, Liz…etc, etc, etc to attend the Gathering in Crieff, Scotland this past May.  The best part of traveling to these different places was being able to meet with my fellow Admins and put many Heughligan faces to Heughligan names!

Through all the trial and tribulations you Heughligans have really made it lots of fun to be a part of this group. Thank you all for being a part of it and helping support all of our charities! <3

If you have a moment, please take our survey and we will post the results in a few days.

Two years living in the Heughliverse!!!

For over two years now, YOU have been a part of the world’s most fabulous fan group, the Heughligans. WE never expected for things to come this far, or be this amazing.

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What we didn’t dream of back then, but what we appreciate and marvel at now, is that the members of Heughan’s Heughligans are not only wonderfully compassionate towards one another, but they are also generous to a fault.

Last year, our First Anniversary shirts raised almost $5,000 for LLR. We knew we wanted to do it again. As our second anniversary approached we decided to raise funds for Sam’s second charity of choice, Youth Theater Arts Scotland. When we launched our gorgeous Second Anniversary design, the Heughligans came out in droves, and together we ended up raising an astonishing $11,104 for YTAS.  O_O



But it doesn’t stop there. As pictures of members started to flood the page, other members began to ask where they could purchase one of the anniversary shirts.

Now is your chance. The 2nd Anniversary Heughan’s Heughligans t-shirt is only available for 7 -count them 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 more days. You don’t want to miss out on not only looking totally awesome in this shirt designed by Ariana Bayer, but also helping out some wonderful kids. Check out their website and get a glimpse of who they are…what they are up to…..and how your generosity helps!


Follow the link below to purchase a shirt, and don’t forget to post a pic of yourself once your shirt arrives.

Click HERE to get your own Heughligans Second Anniversary Shirt

Protecting the Jamie in Your Life

As Heughligans, we strive to do good things with our Fandom. We regularly fundraise for leukaemia & lymphoma research (Bloodwise, a UK charity supported by Sam) and Youth Theatre Arts Scotland (for whom Sam is a patron). Now we are asking for your help (not your money) in supporting a charity which provides information and education about male cancers (testicular cancer, prostate cancer, and male breast cancer), Cahonas Scotland.

Cahonas Scotland “exists to educate the public in matters relating to male cancers, reducing discrimination and stigma.” Testicular cancer is the most common cancer affecting young men aged 15-35. Testicular cancer is also one of the most treatable types of cancer if discovered early; and over 95% of men can be completely cured.

So, now you’re wondering how you can help. It’s simple! Cahonas Scotland is participating in Microsoft’s Upgrade Your World project. Microsoft will pick 5 charities and award them a grant of $50,000 (£32,000). You can cast your vote for Cahonas Scotland by logging into Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram and tweeting/posting the following:

I vote for @CahonasScotland to #UpgradeYourWorldUK #Vote

By doing this, you’ll be casting a vote to fund this worthy charity and bringing awareness to male cancers. Protect the Jamie in your life, encourage monthly self checks and visit the doctor early. Education saves lives. Visit for more info.





A Way with Words

I love the tv adaptation of Outlander, I really do, but I still return to the books to bask in the sheer artistry Diana displays in her writing. I’ve been pulling quotes from the books for quite some time into a searchable database (Outlander Quotes) to make it easier to find and revel in some of my favorite examples.

Most days I post a favorite quote on Twitter (@chaoscritter), in the Heughligans Facebook group and on Compuserve. But I also intend to occasionally post some quotes here with a more detailed discussion and analysis. Starting now.

Warning this next bit contains a pretty big spoiler for Dragonfly in Amber. So if you haven’t read it, stop what you are doing right now- yes now- and go read it. Spoilers beyond the click.  Continue reading