Category Archives: Announcements

“Moot of the World” (ASOIAF song) by Jed O’White Hart


The Kingsgrave Jukebox (YouTube)


We are pleased to present the Kingsgrave Jukebox – a playlist of ASOIAF songs composed by vassals like Jed O’White Hart, Aiwendil, Scilens and Amberrocks. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for new songs in the coming weeks. And if you’re feeling creative you can even submit a song of your own!

VoK Bonus: Vote for VOK! (drunken party)


Hannah (shadow_baby), Michal (inkasrain), Adam (drowned snow), Casey (BlueEyedQueen), Matt (Varley), and Paul (SerDinnerRoll) creates an advertisement (Drunken party style) to promote VoK for podcast awards 2017.

Duration: 00:08:39

Edited by Shadow_ baby

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VoK Bonus: Vote for VOK! (SerDinnerRoll’s retro commercial)


Paul (SerDinnerRoll) creates an advertisement (1950s style) urging VoK listeners to vote for Vok for the podcast awards this year.

Update: Vote for ‘TV and Film’ (NOT Entertainment) and ‘People’s Choice’.

Duration: 00:1:28

Edited by SerDinnerRoll

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VoK Bonus: Vote for VOK! (Aiwendil’s melody)


Alix (Aiwendil) writes and performs a song urging VoK listeners to vote for Vok for the podcast awards this year.

Update: Vote for ‘TV and Film’ (NOT Entertainment) and ‘People’s Choice’.

Duration: 00:1:28

Edited by Aiwendil

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VoK Bonus: Vote for VOK! (Dagos_Rivers’ underdog appeal)


Glen (Dagos_Rivers) launches a small series of promotional sound bites / videos, campaigning for VoK for the podcast awards this year.

Look for upcoming (better) bonus episodes with promos for the Podcast Awards.

Duration: 00:1:45

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK LIVE Podcast Announcement – Melbourne ThronesCon 2017


Tickets! http://www.ThronesCon.com/

Vote for VOK in the Podcast Awards


Hi everyone,
It is the annual Podcast Awards, nominations begin on Friday, 15th April.

Podcast Awards

If you go to the above link, and you will be able to submit a form (from 15th April) of your favourite podcasts, in a number of categories like Gaming, Movies, Politics, Religion, etc.

So we would appreciate if you nominate Vassals of Kingsgrave for Best ‘TV and Film’ Podcast; A Podcast of Ice and Fire for People’s Choice Podcast, and Best ‘Entertainment’ Podcast.

Although, if you don’t want to vote for either podcast, it is still a good opportunity to nominate the podcasts you love in their respective category.

There is a major shakeup which might help both podcasts: they have brought in a rule that podcasts that have won awards, in 2015, will be ineligible, or podcast that have won 5 awards in the past will be ineligible (so Internet Box that VOK lost to last year, in Best General Podcast, has won three times), that may help APOIAF too, as a number of podcasts have won possibly 5 or more awards in the past 10 years (ESPN Fantasy Focus, Rob has a Podcast, Mugglecast, This American Life).

Thanks once again for everyone that takes the time to listen to the podcasts, through iTunes, or through YouTube.

“Call to Arms” — April, 2015 (Upcoming Podcasts)


Here is a list of all of the “Call to Arms” threads currently active on the Vassals of Kingsgrave forums. CTA’s are the organizing stage for all upcoming podcasts. Feel free to get involved in any of them. Or, if you’re feeling brave enough, even start your own! 😉

Game of Thrones:
DragonCast episode reviews (America)
WolfCast episode reviews (Europe)
KrakenCast episode reviews (Australia & Asia-Pacific)

A Song of Ice and Fire:
The Westerlands (TWOIAF)
The Bones and Beyond (TWOIAF)
Talking Targaryens (TWOIAF)

Movies & TV:
Twin Peaks – Full ReWatch
Better Call Saul – Season 1
The Sopranos – Season 6

Books & Novellas:
The Silmarillion – Full ReRead
Book Roundtable – Stephen King
Book Club (Vol.5) *Nominations*
Comic Book Club (Vol.4) – Fables
Comics Book TV Shows (Spring)
The Works of William Shakespeare
The Lord of the Rings – Full Cast(le) Recordings

The full VoK Topic List is located HERE, and is updated frequently.

Finally, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a few seconds to leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher. It would be super helpful. Thanks, and stay tuned! 🙂

P.S. Please enjoy the latest masterpiece by our very own uflGator1. It symbolizes mankind’s primordial desire to punch narwhals in their stupid faces (see: VOK 190).

narwhal(click for full-size)

“Call to Arms” — March, 2015 (Upcoming Podcasts)


Here is a list of all of the “Call to Arms” threads currently active on the Vassals of Kingsgrave forums. CTA’s are the organizing stage for all upcoming podcasts. Feel free to get involved in any of them… or, if you’re feeling brave enough, even start your own! 😉

A Song of Ice and Fire:
The North/The Wall and Beyond (TWOIAF)
The Westerlands (TWOIAF)
The Bones and Beyond (TWOIAF)
The Reign of the Dragon (TWOIAF)
Preston Jacobs’ Theories

Movies & TV:
Studio Ghibli – Retrospective
Showgirls [1995]
Twin Peaks – Full ReWatch
The Sopranos – Season 6
House of Cards – Season 3
Adventure Time
Berserk

Books & Novellas:
The Silmarillion – Full ReRead
Book Club (Vol.5) – Nominations
Comic Book Club (Vol.4) – Nominations
Comics Book TV Shows (Spring)
The Works of William Shakespeare
The Lord of the Rings – Full Cast(le) Recordings

Video Games:
Dark Souls 2

Fandom:
VoK Awards 2014
Guys Night Out
Serial Podcast

The full VoK Topic List is located HERE, and is updated frequently.

Finally, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a few seconds to leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher. It would be super helpful. Thanks, and stay tuned! 🙂

VOK Nominated for the Annual Podcast Awards!!


PodcastAwards4Thanks to the loyal listeners of House Manwoody (and the APOIAF crew), the Vassals of Kingsgrave have been nominated for the 10th Annual Podcast Awards. Our humble little community cast has been placed in the “General” category, alongside heavy-hitters like Serial.

“Well that’s great,” I hear you say, “but how could I possibly help you dethrone such a gargantuan competitor. I’m only one person with an internet connection.” Well, humble listener, the fact is, you hold all the power. You can vote. And here’s how…

Step 1: Go to this website: http://www.PodcastAwards.com/
Step 2: Select “Vassals of Kingsgrave” in the General category.
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom, and enter your name and email, followed by “Submit”.
Step 4: Go to your email inbox, and verify your vote.
Step 5: Have a Kit Kat. You’ve earned it! 😉

PodcastAwards

Voting closes on March 24, at 2100 EST. However, you can vote each and every one of those 22 days, starting with today.

So be sure to share, retweet, reblog, do whatever it is Tumblr does, and loose your ravens to every corner of the realm.

What say you Vassals! 🙂

aragorn

Nominate your Favorites for VoK Awards 2014


Dear Listeners,

It being award show season, we curators thought it would be fun to do our own award show this year. We invite you all to use the form below and nominate your picks for best movie,TV show,Anime,Video Game etc.

http://goo.gl/forms/c9zzMm2ATW

Entries will be tallied, and the popular choice wins..simple as that.

Please Support Archive.org


Hi Gang,

As you know we at VoK use archive.org to host and distribute our podcast. Its one of the main reasons we curators have been able to run VoK for free, and don’t have to ask for donations or look for sponsors.

Archive.org hosts other good podcasts like APOIAF and content from independent news sites like Democracy Now!. They also do the fun “Wayback Machine”, which crawls the web and saves sites, like do you miss the look and feel of Martin’s old site? , then check out this.

Archive.org is a non profit and is run thru donations from patrons. So if you can, please give generously to Archive.org

Thanks

Vikram aka Fortytwo

Comedy Central Plug


One of our tweets just appeared on Comedy Central’s @midnight! Could we be any more legit? 😉

GRRM_VOKGRRM_VOK2

KrakenMoot (Melbourne, 2014)


KrakenMoot2014

Last night, in a little café off Swanston St, in the Melbourne CBD, the second ever Vassals of Kingsgrave Australian meet-up was held. In attendance (pictured from left to right) was Duncan (aka Valkyrist), Tanja (aka Scilens, en route back to Germany), Marius, and Jessica (aka jesicka309).

Coffee and red wine was drunk, wild ASOIAF theories were exchanged, winter cake was eaten (pictured below, baked by Marius), and a fun time was had by all! 🙂

WinterCake

Operation “Crownless Skull”!


*AIR RAID SIREN*

CrownlessSkullDo not adjust your computer screens. Operation “Crownless Skull” is in full effect. The podcast formerly known as A PODCAST OF ICE AND FIRE is now under the direct control of VOK. Marshal law has been imposed over all forums and subforums. Any attempts to aid the fugitives Kyle, Ashley, or Mimi will result in immediate imprisonment. Over the next 24 hours, we will be accepting oaths of fealty from our loyal listeners.

Feast your eyeballs on the new world order: http://PodcastOfIceAndFire.com/

THE DRAGONFIRE RISES!

We are now VOKpodcast.com


VOKpodcast.com

Pony
“Behold – the glories of the internet!”

Happy New Year VOK! (Podcast Announcements)


VoK_cover_art_300HAPPY 2014 VASSALS! It was almost 7 months ago that the first VoK was released, and since then we’ve organised and recorded 51 episodes, comprising over 70 hours of original content. Mother have mercy, just imagine what we’ll have achieved in 7 more months. As always, a big thanks to Amin and the Podcast of Ice and Fire crew for their lovely support, and of course to you guys (listeners and hosts), who make it all worthwhile.

In case you wanted to get VoK a (late) Christmas present, then we would be super appreciative if you could leave us a positive review and rating on iTunes, and (if you haven’t already) follow us on Twitter and YouTube. It should only take 30 seconds (a minute at the most), but we would be eternally grateful! Seriously, it would really help us out in terms of iTunes visibility. Anyway, that’s enough grovelling 😉

Here is a list of all of the “Call to Arms” threads currently active on the forums. Feel free to get involved in any of them… or, if you’re feeling brave enough, even start your own!

Movies & TV:
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (review)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (review)
Amadeus (fan commentary)
Sherlock (BBC series)

Books & Novellas:
The Lord of the Rings (full reread)
ASOIAF Crackpot Theories
Real Word vs. ASOIAF History
A Flight of Sorrows (Collector’s Edition)
The Gentlemen Bastards series (by Scott Lynch)
Discworld series (by Terry Pratchett)

Video Games:
Fallout series
Dragon Age series

The full VoK Topic List is located HERE, and is updated frequently.

Finally, while it may be 2014, as Quaithe says, “to go forward you must go back”. Accordingly, all of the character discussions from our epic FeastDance reread have been neatly edited and indexed into a convenient YouTube playlist. For example:

So you can check out the full playlist HERE, and peruse individual character chapters at your leisure. We’re also hoping it will drive a bit more traffic to the podcast.

Anyway, that should put you all up to date. Happy New Year and long live House Manwoody! 🙂

(Poll) Ideal Podcast Duration


Hey Gang,

I’m curious on what you all think is an ideal podcast duration. If you can answer this quick poll it would be valuable.

http://strawpoll.me/876117

Thanks.

Fortytwo aka Vikram

Donate to Archive.org


Hey Guys,

It seems there was a fire at one of Archive.org’s scanning center. They are trying to rebuild and so are asking for Donations.

VOK, BOK and now even APOIAF rely heavily on archive.org to host and distribute our podcasts. I’m very grateful to them for this service.

The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format

They have a noble mission. So this holiday season, if your feeling charitable , think about donating to archive.org.

– Vikram aka Fortytwo, VoK curator