Thru The Stones 
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The largest Outlander fan convention in the Central United States
December 2 & 3, 2016 in Bettendorf, IA
Thank you to my husband and two sons who have been patient and understanding of the many hours this project has taken away from our family. A special thanks to my oldest son who gave me the biggest push in the very beginning...without him I would not have moved forward past an idea. Finally, thanks to two of my sisters who assist me and offer great suggestions. The photo below is from one of their gardens right here in the Quad Cities area. Love you all!  Deb 
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Thru The Stones is hosted by Parkside Treasure House Orion, IL 61273
Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Why does my credit card statement read, “Parkside Treasure House?”  
A. Parkside Treasure House is the company hosting the convention “Thru The Stones.”  

Q. Why is the convention so expensive?
A. There are many expenses when hosting an event such as this. Rental of the facility, food for two complete meals, audio-visual equipment, class speaker fees, Terry and Grant's speaker fees, hotel rooms and plane fare, insurance, door prizes, goody-bag gifts, centerpieces, graphic design artwork, advertising, website hosting and design, the credit card fees on your ticket, and taxes just to name a few. Actually, when you break it down it isn’t all that expensive – well under $16 per hour for 17 hours of entertainment including two complete meals. Certainly, much less than most big name concert tickets! 

Q. Will there be vegetarian choices for lunch and dinner?
A. Yes, there will be food choices where meat has been excluded.

Q. Will the Isle Hotel offer discounts?
A. Yes. When phoning ask for the Outlander price. Contact info is on the QCArea page. 

Q. If my husband comes with me is there anything for him to do?
A. Yes! The Quad Cities has much to offer while you are attending the conference. On our website there is a link to things to do in the Quad Cities. On the Isle's property is a large and new casino. That should keep him busy!

Q. Why did you take on this project?
A. I love the Outlander series of books and back in 2013 I thought how fun it would be to go to a convention where everything centered around Outlander. I scoured the internet and at that time I could not find anything like what I was envisioning so I created it! It was a scary step to take but once I started I just kept moving forward and it all turned out wonderfully! I don’t think small…big projects excite me and I wanted to create a first-class all Outlander weekend event…and so I did!

Q.  What material will you be asking questions about during the Trivia Contest?
A.  All of the questions for the Trivia Contest will come from Diana Gabaldon's eight big books from the Outlander series.