One of the things that we’ve always loved with Outlander is how they are always thinking of ways for the fan community to get involved — and that goes for all over the country, and not just people located within Los Angeles and New York.
In the past, we have seen the occasional screening event for the show, whether it be a world premiere or something else put on by Starz for the series. These are welcome, wonderful moments, especially since you get at times surprise appearances from various cast and crew members who can talk a little bit about the show and answer fan questions. It’s a great way to generate social-media buzz just as much as a traditional red-carpet premiere. There are, after all, going to be so many promotional outlets for the new season that it does allow for a little more creativity from the writers’ point of view.
With that in mind, our idea here is simple — for Starz to do potentially six or seven different screenings across the US, and to send one actor to each one of them to promote the show and answer questions. Maybe Sam Heughan goes to Chicago, for example, or Sophie Skelton goes to a familiar locale in Boston. Here’s our idea for where they should happen.
Chicago – While there have been conventions here (most recently Wizard World), Starz itself hasn’t done much press here. It’s a great hub that is easily accessible for many fans in Wisconsin, Michigan, and other parts of the midwest.
Boston – Rather than just going to New York again, why not head up to a city that actually has real ties to the show? It would be fun to see Starz play that up a little bit more.
Atlanta – It’s a huge entertainment city, and it’s easily accessible for people from all over much of the southeast.
Dallas – A large city with a ton of TV fans, another transportation hub, and they have some excellent theaters that could play host to the event.
San Francisco – Rather than doing it in Los Angeles again, why not give the Bay Area a little bit more love?
Seattle – The last time that the Pacific Northwest got any attention, it was back when Sam and Caitriona Balfe were at Emerald City Comic-Con. This would also be reasonably accessible for some Vancouver fans who want to take the trip down.
If we were to suggest a bonus city, Denver could be a great choice — or, Sony could work with W Network in Canada to organize an exclusive Canadian event in Toronto.
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