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Episode 116: We Are Geekie

Episode 116 for the week of August 18th, in which we discuss our reactions to winning Best Podcast at the first annual Geekie Awards!  Kyle shares his experience of representing House Manwoody on the red carpet, Ashley squeals continuously, Amin calculates military strategy to obtain the trophy for himself, and Mimi rambles about fried chicken. Thanks to Kristen Nedopak and Team Geekie for putting together such an awesome inaugural event for geek culture, and to our amazing listeners for holding the House Manwoody banner high through all these years.

Please take a moment to check out our esteemed fellow nominees for Best Podcast:

Notes:  The collector’s edition of A Flight of Sorrows is a limited print edition that will only be available for sale in the month of October 2013. We’ll have further details closer to the Oct 1st release date, but this article describes it pretty well.

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Episode 115: Guys Night In II

Episode 115 for the week of July 29th, 2013. In a second Guys Night In, Amin and Kyle discuss Kyle’s SD Comic-Con experiences and cover chapter 32 (Catelyn III) of A Clash of Kings.

We also do a Q&A section at the end of the podcast, answering the questions that were submitted to us via the pre-episode 115 survey form posted on our facebook and twitter. Keep an eye on the website and our twitter as we will be doing similar Q&A and other pre-episode survey forms in the future.

Notes: Here is the full survey for podcast listeners. Post comments here if you live in London or the UK and are interested in joining other APOIAF fans in a Game of Thrones trivia. Also post comments if you are interested in going to Ice and Fire Con, some of our listeners have booked rooms and are looking for roommates for the event. Finally, post some questions for our future interview with Game of Thrones: Ascent.

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Episode 114: Zorses and Conventions

Episode 114 for the week of July 14th, in which we catch up on some news and return to our ongoing reread of A Clash of Kings. We cover chapter 31 (Arya VII). We discuss the recent website downtime and the current long night of the forums. The second half of the episode is with Ashley and returning guest host Tara, covering further details for Ice and Fire Convention 2014, tickets for which go on sale this Aug 1st, as well as APop and DragonCon.

Notes: Amin and Kyle are on Tumblr now at Amin-J and madcanard and are using the ask-question feature there to respond to questions from listeners. Alternate download link for the episode.

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Episode 113: Guys Night Out V

Episode 113 for the week of June 30th, 2013. A special edition, Guys Night Out V: A More Civilized Affair. Amin and Kyle are joined by Alex (Tower of the Hand), Fabio (Winter is Coming), and Sean (Boiled Leather).

We discuss a variety of book theories and some show topics, but the highlight of the episode is the composing of Queen Sansa’s ideal council, Queensguard, and the accompanying Night’s Watch.

Notes: Alternate download link for the episode. Spoilers for all published books, like most episodes. Amin is now on Tumblr and trying out the ask questions option. Elio couldn’t make it at the last second, making the same mistake Fabio did last time. Links for Sean’s Feast Dance re-read order, Bronn/Lollys family portrait, and the creepy shipping theory of the week. Finally, APOIAF has crossed the 8000 subscriber point, from data gathered before the website went down (we are still working on restoring the podcast forum).

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Episode 112: Mhysa

Episode 112 for the week of June 9th, in which we review the tenth and final episode in the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series. Undead Dolorous Edd’s twitter page has been created and can be found here. Thanks to The Geekie Awards for giving us the award for best Science Fiction/Fantasy podcast! We are also in the running for the best podcast overall and Kyle will be attending the awards ceremony in LA in August.

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Episode 111: The Rains of Castamere

Episode 111 for the week of June 2nd, in which we review the ninth episode in the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. This is the episode that coins the Pink Walder and Ygritte Tormundsdottir theories. We have several listener call-ins at the end of the episode and hope to do more in the future. Thanks to the large number of listeners for showing up on Skype in such short notice!

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series. Here are the links for Vassals of Kingsgrave, Cosplay Piano for Game of Thrones, Vulture’s Red Wedding Roundtable, and Kyle’s appearance on AfterBuzz TV.

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Episode 110: Second Sons

Episode 110 for the week of May 19th, in which we review the eighth episode in the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. We are joined by returning guest hosts Elio and Linda of Westeros.org in the aftershow to chat about the episode and the crazy theory of the week session.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series.

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Episode 109: The Bear and the Maiden Fair

Episode 109 for the week of May 12th, in which we review the seventh episode in the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. We are joined by returning guest host Elio of Westeros.org at the end of the episode to chat about TV show and book series canon, theories, and the World of Ice and Fire.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series. Our Game of Thrones MS Paint Project Book is now available for iPad, has had its first external review, and has print copies available for purchase in person at BookHampton.

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Episode 108: The Climb

Episode 108 for the week of May 5th, in which we review the sixth episode in the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series. Pokemon of Ice and Fire by Vaarsuvius (Dickon Manwoody):

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Episode 107: Ice and Fire Convention 2013

Episode 107 for the week of May 5th, in which Ashley and Amin talk about their Ice and Fire Convention experiences in detail. Photos from the convention are in the relevant forum thread.

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Episode 106: Kissed by Fire

Episode 106 for the week of April 28th, in which we review the fifth episode in the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.  What chat about our recent experiences at Ice and Fire Con 2013 and attempt to ship Tywin/QOT & Cersei/Littlefinger.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series. Bastards of Kingsgrave is an offshoot podcast run by the hosts of APOIAF.

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Press Release – A Flight of Sorrows: Collector’s Edition and A Hymn For Spring eBook.

Press Release from the Editor:

Tower of the Hand: A Flight of Sorrows was a big deal for us.  Never before in the Song of Ice and Fire community – or, just perhaps, in any fan community of any media property – had the leading voices from several different publications banded together to create an in-depth, thought-provoking, but nonetheless fun product, independent of any major publisher.

This last point is very important.  The publisher of the ebook, Blue Buddha Press, is essentially run out of editor Marc N. Kleinhenz’s basement.  No media consultants were consulted.  No marketing blitzes were orchestrated.  Hell, not even a dime was spent on advertising – not a single dime.  In a time when the independents aren’t independent anymore, we’re ultra-indie.

To celebrate thisunquestionable success over these past six months and to also satiate the near-constant demand from readers, we’re very happy to announce a special, print edition of the book.  Call it A Flight of Sorrows: Collector’s Edition.

What makes it so special?  Well, beyond being able to finally hold a physical copy in your sweaty little hands, we’re packing it full of additional content that, we feel, makes the second read-through worthwhile.  Even better, all this extra stuff will be exclusive to the Collector’s Edition – you’ll never see it published anywhere else, on the net or on your Kindle, for the rest of eternity.  Knight’s honor.

These extra treats include:

 

  • Brand-new, full-length essays that delve even further into the nitty-gritty details of George R.R. Martin’s spectacular world, written by several of the original authors
  • A behind-the-scenes walkthrough of A Flight of Sorrows’s genesis, production, and release, narrated by editor Marc N. Kleinhenz
  • New special guest appearances by other big names from Ice and Fire fandom, which just may include a surprise or two

What truly makes this a collector’s edition, however, is the simple fact that it’s going to have a limited run – a very, very limited run.  Tower of the Hand: A Flight of Sorrows – Collector’s Edition will be made available on October 1st, 2013, and it will be discontinued on November 1st, 2013 for the rest of time.  No go-backs or redos, no second printings or double-dippings (or would that be triple-dippings?)… although we may have a contest here and there to extend the window of availability by a day or two.

Of course, a birthday celebration – even a half-year one – is all the more fun when more people cram their way in, so we at the Tower are even happier to make one final announcement:  also due to an oft-repeated request, we’ll be coming back for a second outing at this whole ebook thing.  In order to live up to the pretty high bar we’ve already set for ourselves, we’ll be changing up our lineup of authors, cramming even more content between the digital covers, and elsewise be having the biggest nerdfest you can possibly imagine this side of Oldtown (we are particularly excited to be delving into and dissecting George’s upcoming novella, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here).

Called Tower of the Hand: A Hymn for Spring, it’ll be released on June 19th, 2014.  Who will be in it?  Well, we don’t want to put all of our cards on the table just yet, but we can tell you that Marc N. Kleinhenz will be returning as editor, Amin Javadi of A Podcast of Ice and Fire infamy will be returning as an author, and Steven Attewell from Race for the Iron Throne will be joining us as the first of our brand-new contributors.

We’re already immensely proud of the material that is starting to shape up, and we can’t wait to share more of it with you all as the months slowly tick by…

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Episode 105: And Now His Watch Is Ended

Episode 105 for the week of April 21st, in which we review review the fourth episode in the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Notes: Sorry for the very late release of this episode, it was due to attendance and lack of internet access at the very succesful Ice and Fire Convention. The article by Steven on Robb’s military tactics can be found at Race for the Iron Throne. The King’s Roadmap can be found here.

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Kyle Recaps Game of Thrones

Episode 105 is running a little late and will be up later tonight, but here’s a recap of last weeks episode to hold you over in the meantime.  While you’re watching, feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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Episode 104: Walk of Punishment

Episode 104 for the week of April 14th, in which we review the third episode in the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Notes: Like almost all episodes of APOIAF, this episode has spoilers for all published books in George RR Martin’s ASOIAF series.

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