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VoK 607: GRRM’s Thousand Worlds – “Bitterblooms” and “In the House of the Worm” (Review)


The Vassals (and Bastards) launch into George R. R. Martin’s science fiction universe. Join Amin, Duncan (aka Valkyrist), Michael (aka Mordion), and Zach (aka Alias) as they review two short stories from Martin’s Thousand Worlds series – “Bitterblooms” and “In the House of the Worm.”

Credits:
Edited by Amin and Valkyrist

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VoK 500: The Dance of the Vassals V



The curators of Vassals of Kingsgrave celebrate their 500th episode!! Join Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Zach (Alias), Greg (claudiusthefool), Michal (inkasrain), Adam (drownedsnow), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Duncan (Valkyrist), Glen (Dagos_Rivers), and Nadia as they answer listener-submitted questions about the books, the podcast and the fandom of A Song of Ice and Fire.

Topics include: our favorite episodes, meetup experiences, Westerosi survival tips, best and worst tinfoil theories, dream podcast guests, stalking George, how the series has affected our lives, and what the future holds.

Stick around for the Aftershow (at 2:31:51) for an interview with Amin Javadi from “A Podcast of Ice and Fire,” in which he elaborates on the early years of the ASOIAF fandom and the origins of VOK.

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Music from Age of Empires

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VoK 203: Avengers – Age of Ultron [2015] (Review)


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In this Cinco De Mayo special, the crew split themselves up into Mexican and French side to bring both a Spoiler Free and Spoiler Filled review of the new Avenger Age of Ultron.

0:00: Spoiler Free review with Beric175, Teddard and Fortytwo
23:00: Spoiler Filled review with Amin, White Raven, EastTexasDirewolf, Amberrocks and Fortytwo

Credits:
Edited by Vikram (fortytwo)
Hosts: Amin,Beric175,Teddard,White Raven, EastTexasDirewolf, Amberrocks and Fortytwo
Music: Gablé , BoxCat

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VoK 177: Political Communications in ASOIAF (w/Prof. David D. Perlmutter)


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In this academic-inspired episode, Kingsgrave head-honcho Amin discusses Westerosi politics with David D. Perlmutter, a communications professor from Texas Tech University. Also joining them is Michael (Mordion) and Aziz (from History of Westeros).

Topics include political persuasion, propaganda, and public relations amongst the various factions of A Song of Ice and Fire. And stick around afterwards for a brief recap of Davos I (from ASOS), flown in directly from Amin’s “other” podcast. 😉

Credits:
Edited by Amin

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VoK 176: The Legend of Korra Finale (“Day of the Colossus” & “The Last Stand”)


The time has come to say goodbye, Vassals. Clasp hands one last time with Katie (Lady Griffin), Stephanie (gsdg), Zach (Alias), Michal (inkasrain), and Amin as Kingsgrave crumbles around them and they venture together into a brighter, better tomorrow.

Here is the fanart we discuss in the after show.

Thank you to everyone who came along for the ride with us these past two and a half years. To our listeners and co-hosts alike, it’s been a pleasure. Viva la Korrasami!

Edited by Katie

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VoK 173: The Legend of Korra (“Kuvira’s Gambit” Review)


The end is nigh, Vassals! Join Katie (Lady Griffin), Zach (Alias), Stephanie (gsdg), Amin, and Michal (inkasrain) as they call the caterers and return their wedding gifts in this week’s review of S4E11: “Kuvira’s Gambit.”

Edited by Katie

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VoK 167: The Legend of Korra (“Reunion” Review)


The unstoppable Korrasami-Wuko mecha tank assembles! Vassals Amin, Stephanie (gsdg), Katie (Lady Griffin) and Michal (inkasrain) cross the border into love for this week’s review of S4E07: “Reunion.”

Edited by Katie

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VoK 165: The Legend of Korra (“Battle of Zaofu” Review)


Wipe that smarmy grin off your face! The Vassals are here to….get thoroughly stomped. Join Amin, Stephanie (gsdg), Michal (inkasrain), and Katie (Lady Griffin) as they nurse their pride and review S4E06: “Battle of Zaofu.”

Edited by Katie

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VoK 161: The Legend of Korra (“Enemy At the Gates” Review)


Betrayed! All the Vassals did was ask each other not to breathe! Michal (inkasrain), Amin, Stephanie (gsdg), and Katie (Lady Griffin) set aside their ruminations on re-education to review S4E05: “Enemy At The Gates.”

Edited by Katie

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VoK 152: The Legend of Korra (“After All These Years” Review)


Whatever happened to those Vassals anyway? Michal, (inkasrain) Stephanie (gsdg), Katie (Lady Griffin), Amin, and Zach (Alias) awaken from their Korra catnap to review the season premiere of Book 4: Balance: “After All These Years.”

Edited by Katie

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VoK 140: The Legend of Korra (“Enter The Void” and “Venom Of The Red Lotus” Review)


Into each life a little rain must fall, Vassals. Join brothers and sisters of anarchy Zach (Alias), Katie (Lady Griffin), Michal (inkasrain), Amin, Stephanie (gsdg), and Leigh (LordManderBlee) as they let go their earthly tethers and bid farewell to yet another season of The Legend of Korra.

Edited by Katie

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VoK 138: The Legend of Korra (“The Ultimatum” Review)


The Vassals cry themselves to sleep as Tenzin Deathwatch nears midnight! Leigh (LordManderBlee) returns from exile to fight the good fight alongside Stephanie (gsgd), Michal (inkasrain), Amin, and Katie (Lady Griffin) as they review S03E11: “The Ultimatum.”

Edited by Katie

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VoK 132: The Legend of Korra (“The Terror Within” and “The Stakeout” Review)


Heads up! Kingsgrave correspondents Amin and Michal (inkasrain) return from San Diego: Comic-Con with the scoop on Korra’s final SDCC panel. Joining them are Zach (Alias), Stephanie (gsgd), and Katie (Lady Griffin) to review episodes S3E08-09: “The Terror Within” and “The Stakeout.” So dust off your ball-gags and tighten your straitjackets, kiddos: Pabu Deathwatch 2014 begins now.

Edited by Katie

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VoK 128: The Legend of Korra (“Old Wounds” and “Original Airbenders” Review)


Our San Diego Comic-Con panel is this Friday, and our amazing panelists want to answer YOUR questions!<br /> Submit a question for Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartinto, Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), Seychelle Gabriel (Asami), Mindy Sterling (Lin Beifong) or John Michael Higgins (Varrick) in the comments below.<br /> What do you want answered???

The Insufferable Overachievers of Kingsgrave return for S3E06-07 of The Legend of Korra! In this episode, Michal (inkasrain), Stephanie (gsgd), Katie (Lady Griffin), and Amin tackle hard-hitting issues ripped straight from the headlines: How many baby bison souls does it take to make a baby bison burger? Who thought it was a good idea to license floating acupuncture? And where the #@$% is Asami?!

Edited by Katie

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VoK 126: The Legend of Korra (“In Harm’s Way” and “The Metal Clan” Review)


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The Vassals have waited all week to feel this warm! Guest hosts Amin and Zach (Alias) join Katie (Lady Griffin) and Stephanie (gsgd) to review episodes S3E04-05 of The Legend of Korra: “In Harm’s Way” and “The Metal Clan.” Grab your magnets and grease your eyebrows, it’s time to ask the big questions like….why are any of us here? Food for thought!

Edited by Katie

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VoK 117: The Legend of Korra (Season 3 Premiere Review)


The Vassals awaken from their Harmonic Convergence induced coma to review the first three episodes of ‘The Legend of Korra (Book 3: Change).’ Katie (Lady Griffin), Stephanie (gsdg), and special guest host Amin combine their chi to ponder the practicality of sleeping under a police desk, the sex appeal of geriatric Zuko, and all the reasons why Ba Sing Se is still a dump. Michal (inkasrain) joins the noisy aftershow.

Credits:
Edited by Katie

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VoK 70: Frozen [2013] (Review)


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Join our (whatever the collective noun is for snowmen) of Vassals and special guest host Amin from A Podcast of Ice and Fire, to discuss Disney’s super-hit, the Oscar winning Frozen. We take a semi-serious look at the issues of feminism, LGBT rights and depictions of race in Disney.  We also take a not very serious look at whether Hans is gay, whether A Song of Ice and Fire could have a happy fairytale ending, and what kind of protection one might need in dating Elsa.

Naturally this is full of spoilers for Frozen, but also Mulan, Pocahontas, Brave and assorted other Disney princess movies.

Podcasters: Amin; Nadia; Bina; Duncan (Valkyrist); Julia (No True Lady); Michal (Inkasrain); Saad (Saad164); Zach (Alias) and Elena (Lady Grey).

Edited by Bina007 using excerpts of music from the wonderful, and now Oscar-winning, original soundtrack to the movie.

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VoK 35: Anime Roundtable (Vol.1)


In this Anime edition of VoK Roundtable, APOIAF’s Amin makes his first VoK appearance along with forum regular MrKorb.
@ 2mins Bill aka MrKorb introduces the crew to “Simoun” a steampunk yuri anime.
@ 14:30 mins Vikram aka Fortytwo talks about his favorite anime “Darker than Black”
@ 24mins Amin talks about some anime he liked, and his plan to do BoK on them.
@ 41:50 mins A Blizzcon distracted Vikram reminisces about world of Warcraft with Bill.

Credits:
Edited by Fortytwo
Music from:
Simoun Opening soundtrack
Howling by Abingdon Boys School and
Tsukiakari no Michishirube from Darker Than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini

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Links:
Podcast Awards
Simoun DVD @ Amazon
Darker Than Black @ Hulu
Amin’s Anime BoK todo
MrKorb’s Tumblr
Amin’s Tumblr
Amin’s Twitter

VoK 25: Star Wars


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Join our ramshackle crew of rebels as they go up against the evil galactic empire and discuss all things Star Wars, rage against special edition edits and the prequels, and show some love for Chewie and Bobba Fett.  Naturally, there are spoilers for all Star Wars movies, as well as the expanded universe, and some tangential spoilers for George R R Martin’s A Song Of Ice and Fire.

Running order:

00:00  Introduction

21m:  A New Hope

49m: Empire Strikes Back

1hr 10: Return of the Jedi

1hr 30: The Prequels; the new movies; the extended universe

2hrs: Aftershow – One Night, Marry, Frozen In Carbonite; Who’s the biggest badass?; who’s the biggest dumbass?; who do characters resemble in ASOIAF?

Credits: Edited by Bina007 with music taken from the official soundtrack albums of the movies, which are also available on iTunes.

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