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Episode 233: Orientalism

Episode 233 for the week of September 2, 2018. A panel of returning guests from the Vassals of Kingsgrave convene to discuss the history of Orientalism in Western fantasy and whether it is an issue in A Song of Ice and Fire.

Notes: A link to the academic article  discussed in the episode.

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Episode 232: The Nightfort

Episode 232 for the week of August 26, 2018, in which we cover chapters 56 (Jon VII) and 57 (Bran IV) of A Storm of Swords. We discuss the eerie history of the Nightfort and the horror stories associated with the oldest and largest castle at the Wall.

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Notes: The audio/video from our panel at San Diego Comic Con 2018 will be subsequently released and shared here.

Chapter 56 – Jon VII (artist: Carcass427)
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Chapter 57 – Bran IV (artist: JoThirteen)
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Episode 231: Bridal Shower

Episode 231 for the week of July 8, 2018, in which we chat about Ashley’s wedding and the upcoming San Diego Comic Con 2018, including our panel  there. We cover chapter 55 (Davos V) of A Storm of Swords.

Notes: Amin will be in the UK and attending a podcast meetup in London on August 5, check out the forum thread. We are only several chapters short of completing the Storm of Swords MS Paint project.

Chapter 55 – Davos (artist: Midnight Blade)
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Episode 230: Ice and Fire Con 2018

Episode 230 for the week of May 6, 2018, in which we discuss our experiences at Ice and Fire Con 2018! The aftershow at 50 minutes in contains a (rough) recording of the “Other works of GRRM” panel by Amin, Aziz, and Buttefly (with moderator Andrew/Littlefinger).

Notes: Here are the PowerPoint slides for the panel and the Westeros Musical link. Tickets for Ice and Fire Con 2019 go on sale June 15! If you are a podcast listener attending, please register with our coupon code (PODCAST) for a discount and to keep track of our number of listeners attending. The angry Genna Lannister image.

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Episode 229: Nexus

Episode 229 for the week of April 22, 2018, in which we chat about the upcoming Ice and Fire Convention 2018 and the overall 2018 convention season. We cover chapter 54 (Tyrion VI) of A Storm of Swords.

Notes: The awesome Warcraft 2 music is from this Youtube  channel.

Chapter 54 – Tyrion VI (artist: Pod’s Plight)
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Episode 228: The Red Wedding

Episode 228 for the week of February 25, 2018. We cover chapters 51 (Arya X), 52 (Catelyn VII), and 53 (Arya XI) of A Storm of Swords, discussing the Red Wedding in depth.

Notes: As mentioned, we are only a few chapters away from completing the A Storm of Swords in Paint drawing project: now is your chance to draw a chapter that will be included in the art book that we will present to GRRM like the earlier volumes.

Chapter 51 – Arya X (artist: Lex)
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Chapter 52 – Catelyn VII (artist: FTWard)
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Chapter 52 – Catelyn VII (artist: Lex)
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Chapter 52 – Catelyn VII (artist: Pod’s Plight)
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Episode 227: The Dragon Demands

Episode 227 for the week of February 4, 2018, in which we interview The Dragon Demands, co-head administrator from the Game of Thrones Wiki. We have a TV show spoiler filled discussion relating to his youtube videos outlining his research and analysis about what went wrong with HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Notes: Apologies for the repeated technical difficulties in regard to recording our guest’s audio. Dragon Demands provided a summary document with links to the videos.

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Episode 226: House Condon

Episode 226 for the week of January 14, 2018. We are joined by returning guest host Bing (shoeshiner) from the forums to cover chapters 49 (Jon VI) and 50 (Catelyn VI) of A Storm of Swords.

Chapter 49 – Jon VI (artist: Pod’s Plight)
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Episode 225: Stranger and Stranger

Episode 225 for the week of November 24, 2017. We are joined by Adam (drowndedsnow) from the forums to cover chapters 47 (Samwell III) and 48 (Arya IX) of A Storm of Swords. In the aftershow (49 minutes in), we release recently recovered interviews with BryndenBFish and Stefan Sasse recorded in April 2014 about their essays in A Hymn for Spring.

Chapter 47 – Samwell III (artist: scilens)
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Chapter 48 – Arya IX (artist: Skywaltzer)
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Notes: Amin guest hosted on the Fanthropological podcast about Game of Thrones.

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Episode 224: Guys Night Out VI

Episode 224 for the week of November 5, 2017. Over four years since the last Guys Night Out, we return with a 4 person panel including Elio from Westeros, Aziz from History of Westeros, and Duncan from Vassals of Kingsgrave.

The guys renew their Winds of Winter predictions, talk about how being in the fandom has affected their lives, and discuss The Sons of the Dragon. They also share their general views on the state of the TV show and various characters (including the Stannis issue) and fandom theories, before wrapping up with a final aftershow.

Notes:  Spoilers for all five books, all other published material, and up to the end of season 5 of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

 

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Episode 223: The Sons of the Dragon

Episode 223 for the week of October 29, 2017, in which we cover The Sons of the Dragons AKA Maegor’s Bad Balls.  The four podcast hosts reunite to provide a spoiler full review of George RR Martin’s contribution to the The Book of Swords anthology.

Notes: Check out the podcast episode Kyle narrated.

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Episode 222: The Dragon and the Wolf

Episode 222 for the week of August 27th, 2017, in which we review the seventh and final episode in the seventh season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

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Notes: The end music was sent in to us by Jim, a fan of our podcast and the drummer for Sci-Fried.

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Episode 221: Beyond the Wall

Episode 221 for the week of August 20th, 2017, in which we review the sixth episode in the seventh season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

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Episode 220: Eastwatch

Episode 220 for the week of August 13th, 2017, in which we review the fifth episode in the seventh season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

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Episode 219: The Spoils of War

Episode 219 for the week of August 6th, 2017, in which we review the fourth episode in the seventh season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

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