Long Time, No Blog

Where has this year gone? We are more than half-way through season 3 of the Outlander series and Christmas is just around the corner. For those of you who may not know, this website is more or less a static page with links and resources for fans of Sam and Outlander.

We find ourselves increasingly busy over on Facebook managing the Heughan’s Heughligans group of over 56,000 members (not to mention the thousands of followers on our other social media accounts on Twitter and IG). So, if you are looking for a fun and friendly place to interact with other fans on a daily basis, please consider joining us there. Just follow this link: Heughan’s Heughligans Facebook Group and request to join (requests usually are approved within 48 to 72 hours).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Dram 4 Sam 2017

Announcing the 4th annual “Dram 4 Sam” charity fundraising drive…

Each year, fans of Sam Heughan (star of Starz television series Outlander) come together to celebrate his birthday on April 30th in a unique and special way. Inspired by the actor’s own charitable endeavors, fans donate the cost of a “dram” (a glass of whisky, wine, or your favorite coffee drink) to one of Sam’s chosen charities. This year, we will continue to support the two charities closest to our hearts: Youth Theatre Arts Scotland and Bloodwise.

The fundraising drive begins at 12:01am eastern time on April 15th and continues until midnight eastern on April 30th. To make a donation, you click the link to the charity you’d like to donate to on the JustGiving website and follow the directions there. Please note that when using your credit/debit card to donate, that this website is in the UK; so, ensure that your card is set up to allow foreign transactions.

Last year we raised $24.077 total for both charities, but this year we know we can do better than that! We love to think big, so we challenge Sam Heughan fans (better known as Heughligans) and Outlander fans to donate $30,000 to charity this year! Let’s show the world how much good can come out of a fandom.

Please follow the links below to donate, but REMEMBER, it begins on April 15th. Any donations made before that date will still go to charity, but won’t be counted towards our $30,000 goal.

Thanks again on behalf of YTAS and Bloodwise for your continued support!!

Links to donate:

Youth Theatre Arts Scotland

www.justgiving.com/heughligansyouththeatre

Bloodwise
www.justgiving.com/heughligans

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Little Photoshop of Horrors

I admit it, I love me some Photoshop.

Blemish? Erase it!
Double chin? Lose 20lbs instantly with the swipe of a paintbrush!

Photoshop is God’s gift to the people like me who never seem to take a good selfie.

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However, there is a point where photoshopping can sometimes become scary
….fan edits.

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Do you remember when Sam was cast as Jamie and we all couldn’t wait to see how he looked  with red hair or in a kilt? We stalked social media daily waiting for the first photos to be released. Well, some people just couldn’t wait and decided it’d be much easier to mock up their own idea of how Sam would look as Jamie.

I present to you, the “first” images of Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser in Outlander…

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Now let’s compare that to the actual first photo of Sam as Jamie…

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See what I’m getting at? Nothing compares to the real thing. It’s pretty hard to improve on perfection.

Now, some of these Photoshop creations are pretty funny and creative…

Sam Heughan in Game of Thrones…FINALLY!

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From digitalspy.com

Sam Heughan hanging out on the Enterprise with Captain Kirk…

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From Twitter, creator unknown

A Sam Heughan to win any argument…

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From Twitter account @gingermostly

And it’s a good thing Sam has a long contract, because he’s going to need the money to support all his IMAGINARY internet children…

And lastly, since Christmas is only 5 months away, you’d better be good because Sam sees you while your sleeping…

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Picture by Covadonga

Acccccccckkkkk!!!!

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from parenting.com

3rd Annual Dram 4 Sam a Huge Success!

Last Saturday, April 30th, we wrapped up our third annual Dram 4 Sam charity drive in honor of Sam’s 36th birthday. We challenged Heughligans and Outlander fans alike to raise $20k for two of Sam’s charities, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland and Bloodwise.  Fans definitely met that challlenge…and more! We are proud to announce that we raised:

 

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A huge thank you to everyone for being so generous and really supporting this annual event, certainly we could not have done it alone!

To celebrate this wonderful achievement and thank Sam’s generous fans, Heughan’s Heughligans will launch a raffle beginning at midnight eastern on Sunday 5/8/2016 and running until midnight eastern on 5/15/2016. Raffle is open to US residents ONLY (for legal reasons) and participants are welcome to enter once a day, with an opportunity to receive up to 7 entries each and every day of the raffle. Two winners will be picked at random on 5/16/2016 and notified by email by 5/20/16. The prizes are: One (1) Kindle Fire 7″ 2015 Version and One (1) Amazon Gift Certificate for $50.

 

To enter our raffle, please follow this link: CLICK HERE

Good luck to everyone and thank you again on behalf of YTAS and Bloodwise for your donations!