Outlander hiatus
Conventions can give “Outlander” fans something to look forward to before the Season 3 premiere in September. Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe are pictured at Comic Con on July 11, 2015 in San Diego, California. Getty Images

“Outlander” fans were excited that Starz finally revealed that the time travel series will return in September, but that excitement was coupled with impatience. That means the hiatus will be more than a year long. The good news is that it’s halfway over, but the next seven months will be a difficult journey. Audiences are going to need some Droughtlander coping mechanisms while waiting for the Season 3 premiere.

1. Use Twitter: There are plenty of sneak peeks on the internet. Leading man Sam Heughan is a very regular Twitter user, and he likes to tease what he’s filming sometimes. Of course, Claire actress Caitriona Balfe, showrunner Ronald D. Moore and author Diana Gabaldon also have accounts that the “Outlander”-obsessed should follow.

Those looking for more than teasers might want to follow fan accounts, though. OutlanderDaily posts pretty much every photo of the “Outlander” crew they can find, whether that’s fan photos from social media, red carpet pictures or set photos. Heughligans similarly posts every update an “Outlander” lover could want. There are many similar accounts, including ones for people in different countries. Social media users just have to do a simple search.

2. Catch Up On The Actors’ Other Projects: “Outlander” focuses on Jamie and Claire, but it actually has a huge cast. Have you watched all of their other projects? Geillis actress Lotte Verbeek had a great role in “Agent Carter” last year. Tobias Menzies appears in the acclaimed drama “The Night Manager.” Graham McTavish appeared in the first season of “Preacher” and is expected to return for Season 2 later this year as well.

READ: What To Expect In “Outlander” Season 3

3. Conventions: Fan gatherings are a great way to meet new people and obsess over common interests. Balfe will be a guest at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle next month. Starfury: The Highlanders 2 is a convention in Blackpool, England, dedicated just to the Starz drama. Heughan, Verbeek, McTavish and more will be there in August. Cast members are expected to make an appearance at San Diego Comic Con in July as well.

4. Historical Outings: You can visit places Jamie and Claire have been. As readers know, the couple doesn’t stay in Scotland. Jamaica, Philadelphia, Quebec City, Charleston and more have been in the books. Check out a map of the cities Jamie and Claire have visited HERE. Even if you aren’t close to Jamie and Claire’s locations, you can catch up on your own local history. What was happening in your area during the Battle of Culloden? You might find something interesting.

5. Revisiting The Series: Try re-reading the books or re-watching the show! Even those paying close attention can forget the little details that make the series great.

6. My Peak Challenge: Well, this one isn’t too “Outlander”-themed, but it will connect you to other fans. My Peak Challenge is a fitness program founded by Heughan. Improving your health is probably the most beneficial thing to do during hiatus, and it won’t just be other viewers cheering you on. Heughan regularly posts about the program and interacts with the users on Twitter. Plus, half the money from the membership fees goes to Bloodwise, a U.K. charity that researches blood cancer.

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