Blood of Kings Episode 0: Mission Statement plus a Bonus

May 27, 2016

BLOOD OF KINGS is THE Fandom Podcast Network show dedicated to exploring the Highlander fandom; one movie, one television episode, one novel, one game and one aspect of the Highlander universe at a time.

On this special episode ZERO, co-hosts Norman C. Lao and Kevin Reitzel will introduce you to the “mission statement” for Blood of Kings, and discuss the most important reason for investing all of this work, passion, good will and sacrifice into this podcast: WHY? WHY…are they doing this?

Also as a bonus feature for this show: On Saturday May 20th, 2016 - Norm had the incredible opportunity for attending Adrian “Duncan MacLeod” Paul’s PEACE Fund charity dinner in Burbank, California. He had the pleasure of being able to connect with such amazing Highlander alumni like Adrian, Elizabeth Gracen and David Abramowitz. It was a glorious evening full of fun, food, friendship and especially…for a great cause.

Thank you everyone for listening and please enjoy this very special launch episode for BLOOD OF KINGS - here on the Fandom Podcast Network.

Fandom Flashback: Highlander Part 5 Elizabeth Gracen

May 17, 2016

Elizabeth Gracen From the Highlander TV series joins us in our final installment of the Highlander Fandom Flashback! Elizabeth Gracen is former Miss Arkansas in 1981 and Miss America in 1982. Most fans may know her best as the scene and heart stealing immortal Amanda in The Highlander and Raven TV Series. Elizabeth is now a producer, director, entrepreneur and creator of Flapper Films and Flapper Print. Elizabeth Gracen joins us to talk about her recent endeavors, including her new young adult fiction novel Shalilly, and her experience on the Highlander TV series. We are honored to have Elizabeth on hour show, please enjoy this awesome interview.Highlander fans! Stay tuned to the end for a special Highlander announcement from your hosts here on the Fandom Podcast Network!

Fandom Flashback: Highlander Part 4 The Collectable Card Game

May 16, 2016

In this episode we discuss the Highlander CCG (Collectible Card Game). We go back to its beginnings in the mid 1990's with the 1st Edition of the game to its end in the early 2000's and then the resurrection of the 2nd Edition in 2007. Kevin & Norman interview Steven Rice & Cat Ceder about their history with the game. Steven is one of the co-designers and part of the rules team for the current 2nd Edition of the Highlander CCG. Cat Ceder is a long time player of both 1st & 2nd Edition. We also discuss the current status of the game, the fan supported MLE online digital version of the game and the innovated gameplay engine that made the Highlander CCG so popular and unique.

Fandom Flashback: Highlander Part 3 F. Braun McAsh

May 16, 2016

Student…Teacher…Swordmaster…Actor…Fight Choreographer…Historian…these are just but a few brief words that barely scratch the surface of our ver special guest for this installment of Fandom Flashback: Highlander. Mr. F Braun McAsh, most notably known for his work on HIGHLANDER: The Series and Highlander: ENDGAME, has cultivated an extensive relationship with sword combat and sword choreography for the stage and screen, utilizing the rich history of both Eastern and Western Martial arts that Braun has studied in tandem for over 40 years. Apprenticed early in his training to the famous fight master Paddy Crean for four years, and then under the guidance and training of English fight directors such as Bill Hobbs in the 1980’s, Braun’s extensive exposure to both the historical and practical application of the combat arts opened up an incredibly diverse range of opportunities for his career expertise such as film and tv consultation for arms and armor, military uniforms, medals, heraldry, and related subjects. We are so proud and honored to have him join us on Fandom Flashback: HIGHLANDER

Fandom Flashback: Highlander Part 2

May 11, 2016

Highlander Fandom Flashback Episode #2:

In the second part of Fandom Flashback Highlander we start off with Kevin, Kyle and special guest Norman C. Lao talking about all things in Highlander media and our impressions of it leading into the second half of the episode as we interview John Mosby, the author of Fearful Symmetry: The Essential Guide to all things Highlander. This book offers Highlander fans a once-in-a-lifetime insight into a film and TV phenomenon. Fearful Symmetry is John Mosby's quest to tell the definitive history of Highlander. If you are seeking insight to any and all things Highlander his book is it, the Highlander Bible. We speak to John about his history and fandom of Highlander as well as his interviews with the creators, actors and many others involved in the Highlander series and movies.