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The first and largest Outlander convention in the Central United States
November 30 and Dec 1, 2018 in Davenport, IA
More than a fancon - TTS is a two day Outlander experience!
Classes, workshops, and speakers will present on Friday afternoon. Subject material will be related to the Outlander series of books.

Classes included in the Convention Ticket Price 
You will choose which classes you wish to attend

Note: This list may change a little bit with a couple of additions likely. 
Sign up for classes will be in September. 

#1 - Acupuncture  Would it really cure Jamie's seasickness? Find out that and much more in this class.

#2 - The Art of Fermentation  Learn the fundamentals and benefits of fermentation, explore the endless possibilities of fermented foods, taste fermented foods and beverages, and go home with recipes, resources, and the knowledge to get started just as they would have done in the 1700's.

#3 - Old World Broom Making  Jenny and the family at Lallybroch had to make most of their own household utensils including brooms. In this class you will make your very own whisk broom the old fashioned way – by hand! Jenny would be so proud! 

#4 - The Joys of Wild Mushrooms  Mushrooms were used in the 18th century as food, medicine, 
and even poison! Learn about wild mushrooms and how the Frasers may have used them and 
how wild mushrooms may be applicable in your life.

#5 - Silk Dyeing with Natural Plants  Capture the colors of Jamaica on a silk scarf using all natural plants for color as would have been done in the 1700's.

#6 - Felted Caribbean Flowers  Make your very own brooch from felted flowers! You will learn about the art of felting and create colorful wildflowers found in Jamaica!

#7 - Papercutting This hands-on papercutting class is taught by a true wizard with paper and scissors! You will create your very own cutting featuring Outlander themes from the Voyager book. Don’t worry, a complete pattern and scissors will be provided. This project will be such a nice memento of TTS!

#8 - Native American Peoples  This presentation will include oral traditions of Native Americans daily life, and the planting of the Three Sisters: corn, beans, and squash. Drumming and singing, you will learn a Native American song. The audience will also get the chance to learn some Native language and will be extended an invitation into a drum and rain stick circle.

#9 - Scottish Country Dance  Learn some dance steps to help you dance the night away on Saturday evening! Scottish Country Dancing first appears in the historical record in 17th century. We will make our own kind of history on Saturday night and after this class you will know some of the dance moves!

The two alcohol classes are offered with a $15 upcharge on the ticket page:

#10 - Rum Tasting  A lot of rum is made in Jamaica and Lord John as governor would have likely been gifted casks of it! Taste its unique flavor and learn about this delicious drink made from sugarcane.

#11 – WhiskyTasting  This ever popular class will introduce you to various Whiskys. A type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash, whisky is Scotland's national drink!
"Today’s rain is tomorrow’s whisky"

Thru The Stones Convention Schedule
All meals and activities are included

Friday, November 30, 2018
8 am - Check-In, badge and gift bag pickup, Vendor Row opens
10:45 - 1:00 - Lunch 
1:00 - 4:30 - Various classes chosen from list below
5:00 - Dinner - Pizza and Taco Bar 
6:30 pm - Opening Ceremonies 
7 pm - Outlander Trivia Contest
  Trivia winners sit with Ron Moore during dinner on Saturday!

Saturday, December 1, 2018
8:00 am - Vendor Row opens
9:30 - Outlandish Comedy Hour
10:30 - Brunch & Entertainment
12:15 - Break - Vendor's Row is open
1:30 - Keynote Speaker Ron D. Moore
5:00 - Dinner - The Governor's Ball in Jamaica
          You are invited to dress in costume from the 
          mid 18th Century or any other time period you choose
7:00 - In Conversation With Ed Speleers followed by 
          Meet & Greet with Ron, Ed, and Terry
          Autographs and Photo Ops included
          A TTS Cèilidh will take place during the M & G

Thank you to 
Ron Moore, 
Ed Speleers, 
and Terry Dresbach 
for joining us in Iowa!