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News: Leo, NYCC and Season Five!

2019-08-29-LeoI’m sorry to be a bit behind-hand with things, but we had a Rather Important Distraction yesterday…

Meet our new grandson, Leo!

NYCC and Season Five of the Starz Outlander TV Series

Well….a nice bit of news…

If you have nothing better to do, why not join us on February 16th (2020) for… the premiere of OUTLANDER, SEASON FIVE!!!

(And in the meantime, OUTLANDER will definitely have a “presence” at New York Comic Con (NYCC), with a panel (featuring Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Duncan LaCroix, Maria Doyle Kennedy, David Berry… and, um… me. On Saturday, October 5th!)

nycc-logoUnfortunately, tickets to NYCC are already sold out for Saturday, but NYCC does have a system where you can buy tickets from individuals who find out they can’t come. BEWARE, do NOT buy tickets to NYCC from other individuals online! They are not transferable from one person to another except through NYCC. See my official appearances page for more information about NYCC and my other upcoming appearances at http://www.dianagabaldon.com/appearances

SeasonFivePremiere-graphicOK… and now that I’ve got a few minutes between midnight and dawn and Leo is (we hope…) asleep…

Here’s the Ultimate Final All Details Included Press Release about the Season Five premiere and NYCC:


Courtesy: Outlander © 2019 Sony Pictures Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“Outlander” Season Five to Premiere on Sunday, February 16, 2020 on STARZ

Starz Brings “Outlander” Panel featuring Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Author Diana Gabaldon, Series Creators and more to New York Comic Con on October 5

Santa Monica, Calif. – August 29, 2019 – Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), in association with Sony Pictures Television, today announced that the fifth season of the Golden Globe®-nominated STARZ Original series “Outlander” will premiere on Sunday, February 16, 2020 on STARZ [network in the U.S.A].

Starz also announced the official “Outlander” panel presentation at New York Comic Con 2019 (NYCC) will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. ET in The Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden. “Outlander” stars Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser) and Sam Heughan (Jamie) are confirmed to attend with New York Comic Con first-timers Duncan LaCroix (Murtagh), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Jocasta) and David Berry (Lord John Grey). Diana Gabaldon, author of the bestselling Outlander book series, plus Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis, will attend with Ginger Zee, chief meteorologist on “Good Morning America” (ABC), moderating the panel.

In addition to the “Outlander” panel, the cast will do an autographing session exclusively for NYCC Fans. NYCC will send information on how to sign up for the autographing lottery in the coming weeks via their website, social media pages, and newsletter. You must have a valid Saturday or 4-Day badge to enter. Be on the lookout for details.

About “Outlander” Season Five

Season Five of “Outlander” finds the Frasers fighting for their family and the home they have forged on Fraser’s Ridge.

Jamie must find a way to defend all that he has created in America, and to protect those who look to him for leadership and protection—while hiding his personal relationship with Murtagh Fitzgibbons, the man whom Governor William Tryon has ordered him to hunt down and kill.

With her family together at last, Claire Fraser must use her modern medical knowledge and foresight to prevent them from being ripped apart once again. However, while focusing on protecting others, she risks losing sight of what it means to protect herself. Meanwhile, Brianna Fraser and Roger MacKenzie have been reunited, but the spectre of Stephen Bonnet still haunts them. Roger strives to find his place—as well as Jamie’s respect—in this new and dangerous time. The Frasers must come together, navigating the many perils that they foresee—and those they can’t.

Season Five of “Outlander” is currently in production in Scotland. The fifth season will play out over 12 episodes and is based on material from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling Outlander series.

The “Outlander” television series, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia and Andy Harries, is inspired by Gabaldon’s Outlander series that has sold an estimated 30 million copies worldwide, with all the books having graced the New York Times best-sellers list. The “Outlander” television series has become a worldwide success with audiences, spanning the genres of history, science fiction, romance and adventure in one amazing tale.

“Outlander” is produced by Tall Ship Productions and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Starz recently renewed the “Outlander” series through its sixth and forthcoming season.

“Outlander” TV Series – Social Media:

For more information, go to the official “Outlander” Facebook Page at:


and follow @Outlander_Starz on Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation with hash tags #Outlander and #STARZ.

Starz’s Official Outlander TV Series Website:


This blog post also appeared on my official Facebook page on August 30, 2019.

12 Responses »

  1. Diana…you mentioned the 9th book would be published and for sale in 2019. So far, no book. When will it be for sale?

    • Hi, Ellen,

      Gosh, didn’t you notice that Diana announced a new grandson (!), and she announced both the premiere date for Season 5 and a NYCC panel featuring her and stars from the show? :-)

      Diana hasn’t announced a specific “published and for sale” date for GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE, Book Nine, because she hasn’t finished writing it yet.

      Diana hopes to finish writing and doing the historical and other research for BEEES by the end of 2019. Then she will send it to her publishers.

      Diana’s publishers will then decide upon the publication date in the U.S. and other countries, likely in 2020. Once the publication date is known, Diana will post the information here on her official website as well as on her official facebook and twitter pages.

      You can always get her latest updates on the book on her official BEES webpage:


      And you can read all of the Daily Lines (excerpts) she has released from the book so far (more than fifty of them).

      Like all her wonderful books, BEES will be worth the wait! And then we can look forward to Book Ten (no title for that one yet).

      Diana’s Webmistress

  2. I have so enjoyed reading your extensive vocabulary. It has spoiled me from reading other books. Thank you for sharing your marvelous talent.
    Claudia B. P.

  3. Thank you for the update and congratulations on the new member of your family!

  4. Congratulations on your precious new grandson, Leo! Every time I look at him, I just melt he is so adorable!
    You are so blessed and so is Leo to have a world renowned author for his Grandma! Perhaps one day my children will read amazing books by Leo like I have read by you. Again, congratulations to you and your family!

  5. Congratulations! Leo is beautiful! Your family is very blessed.

  6. Congratulations to parents and grandparents of this beautifull boy

  7. Congrats being a grandma again! I am grandma too my grandson Ozzy was born on August 2nd. I did tell my daughter why not to name him “ Leo “ but she prefers Ozzy. I m surprised that you got yours named Leo! All the best wishes to you! Keep writing and don’t worry about others who can’t wait! I can wait. I rather that you take time to write well. Enjoy your life and new grandson!

  8. Diana,
    Congratulation on Leo, your newest family member! What a wonderful joy, needed distraction, inspiration and life affirming event…granny! Enjoy this special time and the blessing of Leo in your lives. He will grow too fast.

    Looking forward to book 9 “Go Tell The Bees I am Gone”, I know it will be another well written BDB. Thank you for the many hours of joy that the first eight books have brought. They have been read at least twice and listened too than many times too. My husband has declared that you are one of the best writers he as every read. And, he is very well read.

    Thanks so much for your wit, cynicism, humor and grace with words.

  9. Hi Diana,

    Congratulations on the birth of your new grandson. He looks adorable.
    I hope he brings you joy and inspiration!

    Looking forward to reading new material from you.



  10. Good Day Ma’am,
    I am a big fan of the series. But I will be brief as I don’t wish to waste your time. Since you have done an excellent job in bringing to life the ’45 and what followed, I was wondering if you would ever consider telling the story and bringing to life the plight of the similarly displaced Acadians, ancestors of the Cajuns, who were displaced shortly after the Highland Clearances in what history calls the Great Upheaval. The person I would be most interested in focusing in on is Beausoleil aka Joseph Broussard. When I think of the Jacobite leaders you brought to life, I think of Beausoleil, who’s story has never been told, but I think there’s much potential there; ultimately turning into a Moses-like figure to a promised land. His story is more American and I think no one could do a better job in telling this 18th- Century American tale.

    • Hi,

      Oh, I have enough on my plate to write about for years to come, finishing BEES (Book 9 of the Outlander series), and then Book Ten.

      Maybe you should write the story and history that you are suggesting? Just a thought… <g>


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