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Blood of Kings 105: Highlander Character Profile: Amanda w/ Special Guest Shan O’Connor!

April 9, 2019
Blood of Kings 105: Highlander Character Profile: Amanda w/ Special Guest Shan O'Connor!

Your Blood of Kings host Kevin Reitzel would like to welcome special guest and fellow Highlander aficionado, Shan O'Connor!
Shan is a big Highlander fan, and her knowledge of Highlander is extensive. Shan is also a big supporter of Blood of Kings. Blood of Kings host Kevin Reitzel first met Shan in person at the 2017 Highlander TV Show Worldwide 25th Anniversary Convention in Los Angeles California.

In this special episode of Blood of Kings, Kevin and Shan do a Highlander Character Profile of fan favorite Amanda! The character of Amanda was first introduced in the season one episode called "Lady and the Tiger", which aired April 24th, 1993.

Amanda was born around the year AD 820 in the Abbey of St. Anne in Normandy, France. Despite being poor and uneducated, she was intelligent, and knew she would have to steal if she wanted to eat. Her first death was in 850 during the Black Plague, when she was beaten to death for stealing food from a plague-ridden residence. Her body was to be cast into a bonfire, but she was rescued by Rebecca Horne. Rebecca became her mentor and friend. An Immortal and master thief who steals for both profit and thrills, Amanda has a reputation for being a liar and using people to achieve her financial and pilfering goals. Amanda has been many things for Duncan MacLeod over the centuries: a source of both amusement and frustration, a friend, an annoyance, a confidant, and on more than one occasion, a lover.  Join us for this ongoing Highlander Blood of Kings Podcast Character Profile series.

Here are some of the other Highlander topics that Kevin discusses with Shan:

- The origin of Shan's Highlander Fandom

- Shan's retrospective of the 25th Anniversary Highlander Worldwide Convention in 2018.

- Shan's favorite and least favorite Highlander movies & TV episodes.

- Shan's take on the future of Highlander and the new movie.

- What are Shan's OTHER favorite fandoms, movies and TV Shows.

- Shan's attended the SoCal Swordfight 2019 event, as a spectator with her HEMA group, Mordhau Historical Combat out of Mesa Az. Where she got to meet up with fellow Blood of Kings member Norman Lao!

 

Kevin would like to thank his special guest Shan O'Connor for being on the Blood of Kings Highlander Podcast, and for being one of the many leaders of Highlander fandom! 

You can find Shan O'Connor on social media here:

Shan O'Connor on Twitter & Instagram: PhoenixReborn11
You can also find Shan on the SXP: The Ultimate Sword Experience Fan Group:

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