Caitriona Balfe – BBC America’s Woman of the Year

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By now, we have all seen this comment on every contest in the Anglophenia women’s tournament, except Cait vs. Rosamund Pike.

No one wants Cait to have the out-of-body experience Sam did when he won last week more than we do.

We DO need to remember that all of these contests are a means to make Outlander more visible, increase viewership and ratings and help to ensure as many seasons as there is story to be told. Making enemies in other fandoms will hurt the show. We need to be gracious in all of dealings with the other fandoms, no matter how badly the provoke us. Comment on the threads VERY sparingly and stay on our message: “Cait is bringing a character some of us have loved for over 20 years to life and doing it brilliantly. Watch the show. Read the books. Join the clan.”

As far as trying to influence other match-ups ourselves, just remember when we helped Reign get into the finals in #FallTVObsession, we ended up competing with some real wildcats. I think it’s better to allow the matches to proceed as they will. (I’m voting one other race myself because one of the competitors was very loud in her opposition to the #IndyRef.)

Our best strategy is to vote often and for as long a period of time as we can. High road, peeps. Remember in Loch Lomond that the high road takes us into the Highlands. The low road is death.

NEW Round 3 Vote Link:  Cait vs. Helena Bonham Carter http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/fan-favorites/women-2014/round-3/match-1/

Round 2 Results: http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/fan-favorites/women-2014/round-2/match-1/

#TOTHECAR

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Thanksgiving #VoteOutlander #PCA2015 Giveaway

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It’s time to be thankful for everything Outlander has brought into our lives.

Outlander Ambassadors and www.skinsationssoap.com are offering a gift set (candle and bath salts or candle and Outlander-themed soap) to one lucky winner who takes a few minutes of their holiday to vote for Outlander and give thanks to those responsible for bringing Outlander to us.

To enter to win:

1. Vote for Outlander for Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show for at least 10 minutes on Thanksgiving, November 27. (November 28 in Australia and New Zealand)

http://vote.peopleschoice.com/#!/home/all/77/2

2. Send the following message to Diana Gabaldon, Outlander_Starz and as many cast and crew members as you’d like.

I #VoteOutlander #PCA2015 because I’m thankful for Outlander today and every day. http://vote.peopleschoice.com/#!/home/all/77/2

Tweet like this: @Writer_DG @Outlander_Starz I #VoteOutlander #PCA2015 because I’m thankful for Outlander today and every day. http://vote.peopleschoice.com/#!/home/all/77/2

OR post the text as it appears above to your Facebook timeline and on Diana and Outlander’s walls.

3. Enter here: http://www.outlanderquotes.com/gabaldon/raffletakequiz.cfm?rid=19  Entries close at midnight PST on Thanksgiving.

So, when you get up to put the turkey in the oven on Thanksgiving morning, please take 10 minutes to give thanks to those who brought Outlander to us and made Clan Outlander a true family.

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s a Virtual #VoteOutlander #PCA2015 Party and You’re Invited!

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We’re taking a page out of the Fillionaires’ playbook. (Fillionaires are Nathan Fillion fans and they have some great ideas. He’s known for Castle, Firefly and for playing Caleb, the evil priest on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Dinna fash if you don’t know him, you’ve got PCA voting to do, THEN you can go to Netflix, OK?)

In addition to our regular daily votes, let’s all make a point to set aside the hour we’d be watching Outlander this Saturday, November 22, and vote Outlander continuously. PLEASE be careful with this. You CAN be banned from voting PCA permanently if they decide you’re voting like a machine (robot/bot) and there is a rumor that your votes to date will be nullified. The goal should be 8-10 votes per minute, or 500-600 total for the hour.

Join us on Saturday, November 22, from 6-7 pm PST, 7-8 pm MST, 8-9 CST, 9-10 pm EST, 12 noon – 1 pm Sunday AEST and 3-4 pm Sunday NZDT for a virtual party. Times in Europe are 6-7 pm on Saturday in the UK, 7-8 pm CET and 8-9 pm EET.

We will be offering 5 11″x17″ Outlander posters as door prizes. The entry link will be posted at the conclusion of the event.

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This Week’s Flash Giveaway #VoteOutlander #PCA2015

This week an anonymous donor is offering an Audible download of any Gabaldon book to our winner. If you haven’t experienced Davina Porter’s narration, you are in for a treat. Already have the 8 Big Books on Audible? How about trying The Scottish Prisoner or Allan Scott-Douglas reading Virgins? And if you don’t have a device that can play Audible audiobooks, you can download them to your computer and burn CDs. Ready to start listening? Wait – there are a few more details first.

To enter:

1. Vote for Outlander for Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show here:

http://vote.peopleschoice.com/#!/home/all/77/2

2. Tweet and/or post your vote to Facebook from this screen:

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See the Facebook and Twitter icons? Yep – click on those to post.

3. Send an e-mail to OutlanderAmbass@gmail.com with your Twitter handle and/or Facebook name. If your accounts are private, send screenshots of your tweet and/or post.

4. Join us for #OutlanderRewind on Saturday at 7 pm PST, 8 pm MST, 9 pm CST, 10 pm EST, 1 pm Sunday AEST, 4 pm NZST, when we’ll be watching “Rent.” The winner will be announced during the Twitter party. Not able to join us? Dinna fash. We’ll e-mail you on Sunday if we don’t get a “squee” tweet during #OutlanderRewind.

Entries for this giveaway close at 5 pm PST, 8 pm EST (two hours before #OutlanderRewind) on Saturday, November 15. Winner will be chosen via random draw.

AND, if you have voted for Outlander at least 100 times since November 11, enter your e-mail here to get this week’s entry to win our prize package.

http://www.outlanderquotes.com/gabaldon/raffletakequiz.cfm?rid=17

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New and Improved Multi-tab Voting #Outlander #PCA2015

Last week, we suggested rotating between 2-10 tabs and browsing back to avoid the SLOW screens (and advertising) on the PCA site. We’ve found a better way.

Screenshots are using an iMac and the Firefox browser. (Firefox is great for multi-tabs as it only requires one click to open a new tab, then it’s just “paste” and “enter.”) I’m sure the Windows people will comment below with Windows-based work-arounds. Right, Windows people?

Start by going to http://vote.peopleschoice.com/#!/home/all/77/2 in your first tab.

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Copy the address, open another tab, paste and hit enter.

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Continue opening tabs, pasting, etc. until you have about 10 tabs open.

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Then start voting.

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When you see this screen, close that tab.

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When you get back to your first tab, vote it and close it – or better yet – start over again.

Please exercise some restraint. Doing 50-60 tabs in a row repeatedly WILL result in your account being disabled. Trust me. I know this.

Caisteal Dhuni!

And thanks to Linda Tellier for this inspirational image. Eyes on the prize!

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Multi-Tab Voting for #Outlander on the People’s Choice site

Great job, Outlander fans! Outlander IS nominated for Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series in the People’s Choice Awards! Let’s take a minute for that to sink in and then get to work…

Here’s how to maximize your efficiency in voting.

Open 2 tabs and go to: http://vote.peopleschoice.com/#!/home/all/77/2 on both of them.

You’ll get this screen:

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Click on Outlander to vote.

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Switch to the second tab as soon as this screen appears:

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Vote Outlander on the second tab, then return to the first tab, scroll down to the < arrow and click to return to Outlander’s category.

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Vote Outlander, return to the second tab and repeat. Some people find it easier to have a row of tabs to click in succession. My friend Roc uses about 10. Experiment and find what works for you.

Using multiple tabs, we can vote 10-12 per minute.

Remember to feed the family, pets and yourself. And that funny feeling in your bladder? You have to pee. You can ignore that for a few more votes, but if you find yourself wanting to buy adult diapers, you may have taken the Outlander obsession a little too far. (In other words, you’re just like us.)

Voting closes on December 4. CAISTEAL DHUNI! (That’s the war cry of Clan Fraser. If you’re feeling a little more MacKenzie – TULACH ARD!)

Multi-Tab People’s Choice Awards Voting

Given that the People’s Choice Awards is a numbers game, there has been a lot of interest in ways to maximize efficiency in voting.

My friend Roc Lyn has devised this method:

Open two tabs in your favorite browser (I’m using Firefox) to http://www.peopleschoice.com and click “Vote Now” in both.

In the first tab, select “TV,” scroll to Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show and click on it.

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Click on Outlander, then on “Cast Votes.” Normal so far, right?

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This screen is the one we’re trying to avoid. It takes a few to refresh because PCA wants you to tweet or Facebook your votes. (Everyone knows what we’re voting for. Really, they do.)

So, as soon as this screen appears, switch to your other tab.

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When I open the second tab, I go to “Favorite Actor in a New TV Series” or “Favorite Actress in a New TV Series” as soon as it opens, so it’s ready for me. Type Sam or Caitriona’s name into the write-in box and COPY it. Click “Cast Votes.”

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Here’s the time-wasting screen again. That’s your signal to go back to the first tab.

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Go back to tab #1, click the arrow at the lower left to go back to “Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show” and vote Outlander again.

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Everything BUT the vote confirming screens refresh quickly. Hello, slow screen. Go back to tab #2.

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Click on the arrow in the lower left to get back to “Favorite Actress in a New TV Series.” PASTE Caitriona’s name into the write-in box and click “Cast Votes.” Back to tab #1 and repeat.

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By using the two-tab system, I can get 8-10 votes/minute done. I usually do 1/2 hour for Cait then 1/2 hour for Sam, while voting Outlander once for every time I do a write-in. Thanks, Roccie, for coming up with this!