• New York Comic Con 2018 Part 2: Veni, Vidi, Vici

    There are many benefits to living in New York City and one of them is when Outlander comes to New York Comic Con! This was the first year they came and thus it was my first time attending the Con as a fan (disregard that one time being dragged to only see the Exhibitors Hall by a

  • Drums of Autumn Quotes

    I’m getting ready for Season 4 by reading “Drums of Autumn” by Diana Gabaldon. Here are some of my favorite quotes so far that I posted on Instagram. If you’re on Insta make sure you follow me! What are your favorites?  

  • What Would Claire Do?: Traveling Solo

               The hem of my blue skirt flaps in the wind as I bike along a dirt path on a main road that heads back into a small town. I’m beating the sun’s descent below the humid horizon as my legs peddle faster. The dampness of my hair clings to my

  • Jumping Over the Moon: “The Making of Outlander” Book

    When I heard that a book was coming out about the making of the first two seasons of Starz’s Outlander, I was over the moon. No I really jumped over the moon that’s how excited I was!   Tara Bennett’s book, “The Making of Outlander”, hits my sweet spots: Production + Outlander = How my

  • How Jen Had A Conversation With Tobias Menzies

    More like, “How I’m About to Have a Conversation with Jen about Tobias Menzies and How He Continues to Slay Us”   “But Tobias. Oh, Tobias. Here’s the thing about Tobias…the sincerity that cuts through your soul, is present in this performance. Almost like the role was created for him… and it’s a wonderful journey

  • The Red Carpet! The Panel! The Tartan! The Premiere!

    Just as Claire reaches her hand out to Frank and, in a brilliant camera twirl, we are suddenly back in the past! Season 2 has premiered and though the week leading up to it is gone like a handsome Highlander of yore, I ask that you take my hand as we time-travel to the weeks

  • Outlanderland in NYC

    Click on the photos and bask in the posh fabrics, meticulous embroidery, and faux candelabras on the train as we ride into the last two weeks of Droughtlander…     Alas, it was like Outlander-land in New York City today! I liken it to a fan’s Disneyworld because there’s a train you can ride too.

  • Like a DIA Virgin – Trying to Stay Touched for the Verra First Time

    With one more month to go before the Season 2 premiere, there are so many exciting events going on in the Outlander world! An influx of new promo pics, latest trailer, new characters, spoilers, and Tartan parades leaves this Urban Outlander’s head swirling! Where to begin and how to participate in all of the fandom

  • Madonna + Outlander = Madonnalander

    There are a few things in life that get me truly excited.  When I can combine some of the things I love most then it’s like Christmas-chocolate-brownies-sunny-vacation-on-top-of-a-chocolate-sundae-with-marshmallows-drizzled-with-more-chocolate-extravaganza!   For example, April 9th, 2016 in New York City will go down as one of the best days of my life. How can you see into the

  • Were there any people of color in Scotland?

    There’s a lot of talk recently about racial diversity in the media landscape. Whether it’s the Oscar Race with #Oscarssowhite or depicting historical ethnic accuracies in our favorite film and shows. It got me thinkin: How racially diverse was Scotland and (tip of the hat to Season 2) France in the 18th century? Really, I

  • When Sparks Light the Fire – Fandom Through My Years

    Cassettes, CDs, posters, live recordings, pins, VHS tapes, concert tickets, t-shirts, baseball hats, magazine clippings, MTV interviews and music videos…   When I was an adolescent, I had an obsession with the band Bush. For any who may not know, this was Gavin Rossdale’s band in the mid to late 90’s (it was never just

  • Cold in NYC but HOT in deleted Wedding scene

    There’s a blizzard a blowin here in the city so I’m warming up with my favorite deleted scenes from Season 1’s The Wedding episode (and a few others)! Hands down that this episode is my favorite (The Reckoning a close second). To me, it’s perfect in terms of structure, narration, and character development. Much to

  • Dragonfly in Amber: Reflections on the book & the TV adaptation

                So Season 2 ended (with a bang I think!) and “Dragonfly in Amber” (aka DIA) beckoned me from my bookshelf as Droughtlander began. I read DIA for the first time after Season 2 ended. This was a theme I began after seeing Season 1 and then reading the first book “Outlander”. All of this

  • When you want to be a Big Bad Producer on a show like Outlander

      Since the start of the new year, I’ve been focused on gaining more clarity about what I want my career to look like.  I listened to Maril Davis explain how she bailed on Ronald D.Moore when she began working for him and then through the twists and turns of life ended up working for

  • An Outlandish Hat Chat with Ellen Christine Couture

      Ellen Christine is a very cool lady. She’s a milliner and for those of us who are not familiar with that term (I for one!), it basically means that she makes hats for women. Nestled in a corner of the West Village in New York City, her atelier is a wonderland of fabrics, ribbons,

  • There is No Conspiracy. Just Real People Making A Show.

    Photo courtesy of outlander-online.com Following post inspired by “The Making of Outlander” book by Tara Bennett. You can read a review of it here.   In light of appreciation for the hard work that goes into making this show, I really need to give my two cents about some other hot-button Outlander things that I

  • Wrap It Up! The Urban Outlander’s 2016 Posts

    2016? Done. This was the first year of my website and it’s been fun! Earlier this year I was bored (and unemployed) so I thought I might indulge my obsession and begin a blog. Yes there are so many Outlander blogs out there but there’s only one of me! Thanks to any and all who

  • #VoyagerVirgin: The Voyage up to the 20th Chapter

    Before I embark on my first voyage to Scotland, I’ve been reading “Voyager”, the third book of Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” book series. This is not only the first time I’m reading the book but also reading it before I watch the season on Starz TV. I’m sensing a theme of a lot of firsts! I’m

  • When Tobias Heard My Twitter Handle – San Diego Comic Con 2017

    The genius actor behind Black Jack Randall/Frank Randall in “Outlander”, the bumbling Edmure Tully on “Game of Thrones”, the tortured Brutus in “Rome”, the-gynecologist-with-a-penchant-for-gay-clubs Dr.Harries in “Catastrophe”, the smooth Nathaniel (“The Bodyguard”) Bloom in “The Honourable Woman”, and finally The Sexy, Smart, and Talented Boyfriend Lead in my quirky/rom-com/dramedy feature film co-starring me as The Neurotic

  • An Outlandish Chat with Photographer Martin Scott Powell

    Earlier this year before I traveled to Scotland, I got a little help from a native Scot named Martin Scott Powell. We met through Ellen Christine a mutual milliner friend (her interview is here). During Outlander‘s Season 2 promotion, I tweeted how beautiful the Departures magazine photos of Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe were. Ellen responded

  • That’s a Wrap on 2017! The Posts, Pics, Tweets, and Squees

      My trip to Scotland and the premiere of Season 3 were my focal points in 2017. The first few months, I geared up for my trip to the Motherland and joined Instagram:   Merrell wins the Which Are Best For Exploring Scotland sneaker? Need the best for my Outlander tour! #scotland #9moredays #Scotlandprep #kicks

  • Outlander Season 3 Collector’s Edition: What’s in the box?

    As Droughtlander labors on, super fans like me pre-ordered the Season 3 Collector’s Edition and when it arrived, gleefully unwrapped the package with a smirk not unlike that of the Amazon’s logo. The first thing I noticed was how light it was compared to the hulking Season One Collector’s Edition but on second thought there

  • How Deep is Your Wallet?

      In August, I’m headed to the Outlander Con in New Jersey. It’s my first con as a devoted fan and I’m super excited! Three days of über fans congregating amidst the divine aura of the actors in the middle of the Holy Land of Secaucus New Jersey. Alright I think I’ve made my point

  • Outlander NJ Con 2018 Recap!

    I did it! I made it through my first con! I learned so much! To summarize my time in a few words at the Creation Entertainment New Jersey Con 2018: lotsa cosplay, meeting new friends, seeing old friends, fun at the cast Q&As, blink-and-it’s-over pics with the cast, bad expo center food, and fun that