Ringcon Outlander Gathering

Please note English is not my mother tongue, therefore this contribution will be a grammatically catastrophe. But since I have friends all over the world who want to read this post, I decided to write him anyway in English.

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The Opening Ceremony Ringcon 2015

For all Outlander Fans..you see only Diana and Gary during the Ringcon Opening Ceremony on Friday because Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix and Graham McTavish arrived on Saturday.

Ringcon 2015 Outlander Panel on Saturday

with Diana Gabaldon, Graham McTacvish, Gary Lewis, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix

On Saturday Eveninhg all Outlander Stars arrived (even Graham, whose flight was delayed). Marc Ferguson let his guests alone and Graham and Gary moderated (sort of)  this 2-hour panel. Yes, two hours with my Stars in a room. My hands are shaking so much with excitement  that I could hardly hold the camera so some Photos are maybe a bit blurred.

Things i remember

Question of a fan “What was you favorite Moment of Season during shooting”

  • Duncan replied something about the horses, because they have always farted. Duncan has even imitated the sounds … the audience and the others on stage were laughing about his very noisy Performance..
  • Graham said that during the filming of the Wedding scene repeatedly all erupted in laughter. Whenever Sam begann with “James Alexander …”, Duncan added new names like “James Malcolm Aleander Optimus Prime Tarzan King Kong ….”

A Fan gave Sam “the smallest flask in the world”. He admired this long and has put it then quickly in his pocket…

Gary explained that the late broadcasting of Outlander in Scottish Television for him had political reasons (Independence Referendum)

to be continued………

Too bad that Cait was not there!!!!

Sam Heughan Panel at Ringcon 2015

Sam Heughan is such a funny and kind Guy ! One hour to look at him and to hear his voice – I was in heaven ! The photos can not reflect this hour, but for all who were not there, there must be enough-sorry 🙂

 

Things i remember

Sam`s entire luggage has been lost in Amsterdam.

A fan has bought a t-shirt for Sam. It was written  “Hobbit-Con” on the shirt. Sam  suspected Graham was behind this joke. First, Sam threw the shirt behind him, but of course he picked it up again and quickly thanked the Fan 🙂

Sam describes his favorite whiskey flavor with smoky …. … if it tastes as if someone had peed in the glass, then it is perfect ”

Fan question “Can you tell us something memorable / funny from the set”

  • Sam tells  a story of a large highland cow and how Graham was trying to get past this:). I did not understand everything, but Sam`s imitation of Graham was just great
  • In addition, Graham was apparently convinced he saved  Sam`s live and told this also to anyone. But Sam did not think so.

Sam about Cait ” She is terrific ! She is very powerful”

Sam “The awards that mean something are those who have come  by your votes Guys..so thank you very much for your support ”

Sam “Coming to Germany is like coming home, with Batmann I was in Cologne on tour.” – I’m from Cologne so I was particularly fond of it

Sam said he really enjoys Germany.and said something about Schnaps….:)

Sam loves “Star Trek, Star Trek – The Next Generation and Battlestar Galactica and can hardly believe his luck to work now with the producer Ron Moore and Ira Behr

Sam like also passionate Cooking-Shows.His current favorite program is “Bake off“, this is for him like food porn. He admits that his favorite dish is stew and porridge. He says “I am a one-pot cook”

Sam told about Graham McTavish’s “courage”: “Although Graham say he could ride, he leaves it usually to his stunt double. Except of course in the big macho scenes of Dougal, if he can be seen sitting in close-up on the horse with the arm in the side” (big laugh in the room)

Sam about the shooting at the mill: I probably had one hour at a time in the water, but hardly have felt  the cold . Only when I saw the tremble stuntman in a diving suit (who cared for my safety in the water)all over, I thought: “Wow, he’s really cold so I must be really cold!”
I really enjoyed That Day. It was fun! ”

A check of “My charity challenge” was handed over. A touching moment, especially because I have  supported this Project by Promotion on my Facebookside. The Ladies have more than deserved the embrace of Sam  and I really had goosebumps….

to be continued………

The Shootings

Gary Lewis

Now finally my report about the shootings during the Ringcon. Gary was the first on my list. The queue was quite long, but it did not take longer than 45 minutes and i was actually in a room with Mr.Gary Lewis. I admire him for a very long time and so I was very happy to meet him at last personally. Someone took my bag and i had just time to remove my glasses  and was then almost before him. At Ringcon the Shootings were all a matter of 2-4 seconds  and I was held on by an employee (as I would flee) who “pushed” me  more or less in Garys arms . He welcomed every fan with a warmhearted embrace and it felt as if we already knew ourselves for years. Gary has a very firm handshake and he did not let go my hand during the Shooting. He still thanked with his miraculous accent, I thanked with stammered something undefinable (some nonsense with English accent) and  it was already over. A pity that there was no time for a conversation with Gary Though I am collided later on this week-end with him in the hall and after a “pardon” of Gary the next opportunity was over. Later I saw Gary several times with fans speaking (during Lunch, anbd his walkaround), but I found it impolitely to push in between. I like the photo very well and it soon gets a frame and a place of honour.

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Sam Heughan

My shoot with Sam has made me almost faint. After a long day, eat not much and a Permanent-Excited-I am here-Level I wanted necessarily bring the shoot behind me on Saturday  and not have to wait until Sunday. The queue was extremely long. Nearly 700 fans were waiting for a shooting. First, as always it was the turnfor the fans with silver and platinum tickets. Then it went rapidly forward. This time I wanted to enjoy every second and took a deep breath before I entered the room of the shooting. But that helped not much. Only 2 fans in front of me-I can see him. Still a fan in front of me-I fall right now. I was firmly under control of the employee who should now “push” me in Sams arms. I said to myself, “Poor Sam, so many photos and Women”, but I’ve probably said it out loud. The employee said to me “You see what  tough job i have,” and I just wanted reply something quick-witted, as I stood next to Sam already. Gosh he is really tall ! Quick a look at these irresistible Collar-Bones, on his face (yes, he looks outrageously good) and then Sam’s hand was on my waists and my hand on his back. Thanks the World for the invention of 24-Hours deodorant. Once inhaled, and the photographer called “ready-Next”. I was a bit lost there,  briefly reversed again (just one last look) and Sam called “Thank you” in my direction and I shouted back, “No, thank YOU,” (but it was probably just in my head a clearly formulated sentence) .Sam had still the next lady in his arm.I admire him for his professionalism. He has on each photo another facial expression and for me he is now even more the Master of facial expressions. I not like it The photo with Sam very  much, because at 2 seconds, the photographer could not bring forth my best side. However, this photo gets of course a place of honor.

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Sam Heughan Autograph Session on Sunday

Now, finally, my story of  meeting with Sam:
The queue during the autograph session on Sunday morning was very long. However, This gave me the opportunity to make pictures of Sam close without my hands were shaking too much. Just before it was my turn I have really stopped to breathe, have thought of things I wanted to say and everything was too late. The assistant wrote down my name and I was so close to Sam ….. He wanted just starting to write then he has looked at the picture of the motorcycle, smiled and said, “that’s really cool” .. then he wrote the dedication and again looked at my Edit. I said “you can have one”, but he just grinned broadly and winked at me. He did not say anything more he ..dont know if he understood me?Then I turned myself three times in a circle and start breathing normaly again.. I trembled all the time so I could not take a picture at close range..

Ringcon 2015 Outlander Panel on Sunday

with Diana Gabaldon, Graham McTacvish, Gary Lewis, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix

Things i remember

The kiss and the embrace of Diana and Sam, because the room was suddenly filled with friendship and respect. Of course, Diana hugged and kissed all the other gentlemen, but this hug from Diana and Sam was my moment of the weekend.

Gary tried to teach the audience a song  in Gaelic, everyone else on stage singing along

Another check was handed over. This time of “Mission Change”. The amount goes to Bloodwise and “Cologne Clowns” . The “Cologne Clowns” visit children in hospitals (more here https://www.facebook.com/MissionChange-710200019067624/) . Since I’m from Cologne I was soo happy about the big amount.. Sam was also very happy and said, “If you still need clowns, here are some sitting on the stage” and point out on Duncan, Graham and Gary ..

A 10-Year old Fan asked if anyone from the cast could persuade her parents so that they allow her to look Outlander ..big smile back from the whole Cast but not really an answer ….that was cute..

Tulach ARD ! Perfect last Words at the end of the Panel !

 

 

The Closing Ceremony Ringcon 2015

Again just Diana and Gary. The other Guys had to leave earlier because of shooting Season 2 of Outlander. From the Closing Ceremony i made only  Photos with my Phone ….so sorry for the bad quality 🙂

Mixed Gallery

Still found some Photos i like but there are not in such good Quality

Some Videos from the Outlander Panels

 

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15 Comments

  1. Edeltraud Wollenhaupt
    November 11
    Reply

    TY Heike for those wonderfull pics.Iwas there too but upstairs and couldn’t get a clear pic. So now I have yours. I love the one with laughing Duncan very much♥ and sam is ….♥

    • Heike Ginger Ba
      November 11
      Reply

      You are welcome Edeltraud…was lucky on Sunday with Line 8 and took as much Photos as possible :).. LG Heike

  2. Johanne Abonader
    November 12
    Reply

    Thank you for sharing all your great photos, next best thing to being there.

    • Heike Ginger Ba
      November 12
      Reply

      Hi Johanne,

      you are welcome…i promised to share them all..but i took over 1500 Photos :)..so here just the best.. LG Heike

  3. Rose Swartzfager
    November 12
    Reply

    Your beautiful photos gave me a sense of being in the room at RingCon. I hope you were able to hear all the banter and enjoy yourself. I so appreciate your talent and am grateful that you gift us with it.

    • Heike Ginger Ba
      November 12
      Reply

      Hi Rose,

      thanks for your visit here first. Yes i was able to do both..photograph and listen..but its all gone for now..there were so many impressions that I need to process :). I enjoyed myself much and it was so great to meet Sam and Gary..really meet them :)..the Panels were funny and i had such a great Time..Thank you for your nice Complimenmt about my Talent..LG Heike Ginger

  4. Diane Riddell
    November 13
    Reply

    Really loved this Heike, thank you so much, it must have been wonderful to be there and take all these wonderful pictures THANK YOU

    • Heike Ginger Ba
      November 13
      Reply

      Hi Diane

      yes it was an amazing and emotional weekend..glad i managed to take all the Photos..LG Heike Ginger

  5. Edeltraud Wollenhaupt
    November 13
    Reply

    Heike, I’ve just read about your autograph time with Sam…you couldn’t say a lot.
    .I could not say one word at the foto-shooting, only answered him “Hi” (knees get melting), I even didn’t thank him at the end, I’m verry sorry for that, but when “Jamie” put his arms around my shoulder, I was not able to say or do something.
    The picture they’ve taken is not very good and I don’t show it, but I will allways remember this few minutes.
    He is really very kind and wonderful-
    I hope, the orks have gone now????

    • Heike Ginger Ba
      November 13
      Reply

      Hi Edeltraud,

      sorry dont have a Picture from the Ork..but it seems he vanished now :).
      If i dont talk so much with the Man who ” push the Ladies” during the shooting in Sams Arms i had 1 Second more to say something “important” to him..so it was just “Hi” and “thank you” and a nice view over his Collar Bones..before the Photographer call “ready-next”..so i want to say more at the Autograph Session..still nothing “important but i talk with him..it was great! They are all great..and i will write some more abaout the shootings later…maybe..LG Heike Ginger

  6. November 14
    Reply

    Liebe Heike, vielen, vielen Dank für die vielen tollen Fotos, vor allem natürlich von Sam, und deinen Bericht! Schade, dass ich nicht selber dabei sein konnte, aber dank dir und vielen anderen Fans kommt es mir ein bisschen vor, als wäre ich mittendrin gewesen. ♥

    • Heike Ginger Ba
      November 14
      Reply

      Hi Anne,

      sehr gerne ..es fehlen noch ein paar Eindrücke und ich hoffe sie fallen mir wieder ein :)..es war ein wunderbares, unvergeßliches Wochenende..LG Heike

      • November 15
        Reply

        Das glaube ich dir unbesehen. ♥

  7. Kat Mizejewski
    November 30
    Reply

    My Liebe Heike!!
    Thank you so very much for sharing your amazing memories, photos and experiences at Ringcon with all of us. I feel as though I were there with you!! The wonderful details of being at the panels and meeting Sam and Gary!! And then seeing Graham Diana and Duncan are amazing. How you were able to take all these extraordinary photos and remember so much Of what was said is unbelievable. You are amazing Heike. I love the way you write and your sense of humor explaining everything . Thank you again so very much for taking the time to bring us all on your Ringcon journey with you. Liebe, Kat!

    • Heike Ginger Ba
      November 30
      Reply

      Hi Kat,

      thanks for your comment..i promised you are all with me there..and so it was..my pleasure to share this wonderful journey with my beloved sassenachs 🙂 LG Heike

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