Wizard World New Orleans getting a little Outlander

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If you’re looking at conventions next year to meet the Outlander stars, Wizard World New Orleans will want to be on your list. There are four special guests for the January event.

January 2019 is something to definitely look forward to. Wizard World New Orleans takes place and already has four Outlander guests lined up.

I know that the conventions this year struggled a little. Wizard World Chicago wasn’t so bad. In fact, with news that Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe couldn’t attend, they managed to switch a few things around so Balfe could be there, fans had other Outlander guests there with her, and Heughan was able to Skype in.

The good news is that it’s the same event organizers for the New Orleans convention in January 2019. Right now, there are only four Outlander stars confirmed, but that could change closer to the date. We may see a few more added.

Richard Rankin and Sophie Skelton have been added to the guest list, along with Graham McTavish. All three were there for Wizard World Chicago. Also attending Wizard World New Orleans is Diana Gabaldon, author of the series of books that created this amazing show.

Will anyone cancel Wizard World New Orleans?

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There’s always the chance of a cancellation and con-goers are warned of that at the time of booking tickets. However, there’s something to consider with the dates. The con is January 4-6, 2019.

Outlander Season 5 will likely start filming in February 2019. The stars won’t book anything that could clash with those filming dates, so will likely book filming close to this convention date.

Balfe and Heughan may end up being there. Wizard World likes to make a huge thing about show-specific guests, after all. However, the convention isn’t going to want to cause the same upset as Chicago (and the Creation Ent cons) so is likely holding back the big names for now.

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Will you go to Wizard World New Orleans? Have you been put off the conventions after this summer? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Outlander returns Nov. 4 at 8/7c on STARZ.