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VoK 543: DragonCast – “The Iron Throne” (S08E06 Review) [Game of Thrones Series Finale]



Dragoncast gets together to talk Thrones one last time for the series finale. The end of this journey through televised fan fiction.

Aftershow at 1:17:00

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Michal (inkasrain), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Bina (Bina007), Matt (Varley), Katie (Lady Griffin), Brett (White Raven), and Greg (claudiusthefool).

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones

Editor: Adam

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VoK 542: DragonCast – “The Bells” (S08E05 Review)


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The Dragoncast vassals discuss the latest episode of Game of Thrones, “The Bells.”

Hosts: Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Michal (inkasrain) Matt (Varley), Katie (Lady Griffin), Adam (drownedsnow), Matt (blu3armor), Zach (Alias), and Paul (Serdinnerroll)

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones

Music Credits: Karliene – Dragon Queen (Mhysa) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lwyhfnPlog

Editor: Michal

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VoK 537: DragonCast – “The Last of the Starks” (S08E04 Review)



An original Dragon comes back to us at the turn of the tide and Vikam joins the crew. The Dragoncast vassals discuss the latest episode of Game of Thrones as we enjoy all the fan service while also wishing David and Dan would leave those animals alone. Is anyone ever going to sit the Iron Throne?

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Kevin (creepy nuncle kevin), Matt (Varley), Katie (Lady Griffin), and Vikram (fortytwo).

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones

Editor: Adam

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VoK 536: Ice & Fire Con 2019 Recap



The Vassals of Kingsgrave convene to recap their experiences at the always wonderful Ice and Fire Con held at Dear Creek Lodge in Mt. Sterling, Ohio in the last weekend of April, 2019. Join Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Zach (Alias), Jon (eigenvectorjon), Duncan (Valkyrist), Adam (drownedsnow), Thomas aka Tomas (FTWard), Dan (Witless Chum), and Matt (blu3arm0r) as they talk about all the fun events held at the con, indulge in some Ohio bashing, and reflect on the many hangouts they enjoyed together.

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Music: Kellan the Undying by Drumurboy

Ice and Fire Con Website (including 2020 information)
Ice and Fire Con YouTube (where videos from the event will be posted)

The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource by BryndenBFish

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VoK 531: DragonCast – “The Long Night” (S08E03 Review)


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Join Bina, Katie, Michal, Varley, Adam and Brett for a rapid-response take on this week’s epic episode. At 57m we’re pod crashed by Greg, Casey, and a very shell-shocked Zack and Duncan from Ice and Fire Con.

The night is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones.

Music credits: Alpine Universe.

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VoK 523: Dragoncast – “Winterfell” (S08E01 Review)



Game of Thrones is back after more than 18 months away and brings with it Dragoncast. How does this premiere compare to other season premieres? Join us for drinks and dragons.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Casey (blue-eyed-queen) Michal (inkasrain), Matt (Varley), Katie (Lady Griffin), and #Greg (claudiusthefool).

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones

Editor: Adam

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VoK 522: Game of Thrones – Pre-Season 8 Speculation



The Dragoncast Vassals come together to chat about the upcoming final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. What the show has meant to us and the fandom. Who do we think will survive? Will anyone win? Witness the insanity of mobile podcast tents, onion babies, CGI buttocks, and more! Also, #whereisGhost?

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Matt (Varley), Michal (Inkasrain), and Matt (Blu3arm0r).

Let us know who you think will survive the series and who you think is destined to die.

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones

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VoK 521: Harry’s Floating Head aka The Great Harry Potter Reread (Part 6)



The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to Hogwarts to continue their never-ending read through of Prisoner of Azkaban. Join Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Marie (Nymeria), Matt (Varley), Michal (inkasrain), Big Paul (Pod’s Plight), Small Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Zander (The Lord Baron), and Zach (Alias) as they talk about magic cats, patronuses, and lots and lots of Quidditch. Stick around for the aftershow at 1 hour and 53 minutes for some Christopher Columbus bashing and Chicago vs. New York.

This podcast contains spoilers for the entire Harry Potter series including the Fantastic Beasts films.

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Harry Potter Theme (Metal)
Azkaban Soundtrack – 07 A Window to the Past

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VoK 520: A Tale Of Two Matts aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 83)


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After six months and eighteen chapters we finally get to May 300 AL and near the end of Feast! In this episode we will cover Tyrion 7 from Dance (5m), The Princess in the Tower/Arianne 2 from Feast (25m) and Brienne 7 from Feast (44m). These events take place from May 1st to May 3rd 300 AL. The after show begins at 1hr including a discussion of New York Moot and Hashtag Greg parlous trivia skills.

Your hosts are Bina, Casey, Marie, Zack, Matt, Matt and Michael.

For those following along at home the next episode of the re-read will be hosted by QueenJames and will cover Arya 3/Cat of the Canals, Sam 4 (the death of Aemon) and Cersei 7 from Feast.

This podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in A Song Of Ice And Fire but not the Game of Thrones TV show until 1hr 3m.

Picture credit – Marc Simonetti, Fantasy Flight Games

Music credit – Alpine Universe

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VoK 511: Shadow Baby Gestation Period aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 81)


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Join Casey (blueeyedqueen), Adam (drownedsnow), James (QueenJames), Hannah (shadowbaby), Matt (blu3armour), and Kevin (Gaiden) on the great linear ASOIAF reread part 81! We discuss the first Melisandre chapter in A Dance of Dragons, Brienne 6 in A Feast for Crows, and back to Dance with Jon Connington 1. We also discuss some shadow baby theories.

This podcast will not contain any show spoilers, however it could potentially spoil any events in George R R Martin’s published series.

For those following along at home the next episode of the re-read will be hosted by Sarah and will cover Asha 1, Jon 7, and The Reaver, Victarion 2.

Credits:

Music: Written and performed by Jed O’White Hart. Parodies “Witch Woman” by The Eagles.

Edited by Casey (blueeyedqueen)

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VoK 510: Dementors, Dentists and Divination aka The Great Harry Potter Reread (Part 5)


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The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to Hogwarts for third year. Join Nadia, inkasrain(Michal), blue-eyed-queen(Casey), Alias(Zack), Pod’s Plight(Paul), SerDinnerRoll(Paul) and drownedsnow(Adam) as they study the importance of dental hygiene in the wizarding world, realize Aunt Marge is really the victim and declare their love for Lupin during their discussion of the first seven chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

This podcast contains spoilers for the entire Harry Potter series.

Credits:
Edited by Nadia.
Music by Mike Peoples and John Williams

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VoK 507: The Vollop #5 – Baroness Trumpington


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Join Bina007 as she vollops Michal, Casey, Amber, Matt and Jock about Baroness Trumpington – the posh girl who worked at Bletchley, ended up on the front bench of government, and is most famous for flicking a V-sign in the House of Lords.

Music credit – Noel Coward – Twentieth Century Blues and Calvin Harris – It Was Acceptable In The 80s.

Book recommendations – Coming Up Trumps by Jean Trumpington and The Romanoffs by Simon Sebag Montefiore.

Aftershow begins at 44m.

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VoK 501: A GameShow of Thrones (ASOIAF Trivia)



The vassals continue their 500 revelry with a heated round of ASOIAF trivia! Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Zach (Alias), Greg (claudiusthefool), Michal (inkasrain), Adam (drownedsnow), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), and Nadia as they go head to head in a battle of wits, wills and White Walkers.

Who will be crowned champion and who will be fed to the dogs? There’s only one way to find out…

Credits:
Edited by 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 483: Ice & Fire Con 2018 Recap




Hey, remember Ice and Fire Con? We finally got a podcast out about it. Get an inside look at what it’s like at this wonderful event as Vassals Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Matt (blu3arm0r), Greg (claudiusthefool), Zach (Alias), Dan (Witless Chum), Thomas (FTWard), and Jon (eigenvectorjon) recap and share their experiences of Ice and Fire Con 2018.

Credits:
Edited by Alias
Music by Alpine Universe and DrumurBoy

Ice and Fire Con Links
Ice and Fire Con 2019 Tickets
Ice and Fire Con and Vassals of Kingsgrave Instagram pages for more pictures from the event
Westeros: An American Musical
The Rains of Castamere in Russian by Pasha
Mallory/Sanxrian’s Art
The Broken Man by Scad from Davos Fingers
The Floppy Fish by Tom o’Sevens
Ser Duncan the Tall vs Rohanne Webber Rap Battle

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VoK 475: 13 Reasons Why (Netflix series) – Season 2


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Join Adam, Bina, Casey and James as they discuss the controversial second season of Netflix’ teen drama about high school sexual violence and suicide. This is a spoiler-filled discussion and covers highly sensitive topics so please exercise self-care before listening.  You can also check out VOK 371 for our season 1 discussion.

Music credit – the Netflix theme tune for the show by Brendan “Eskmo” Angelides.

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VoK 451: Last Frey Standing aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 60)


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Join the Vassals as they tackle the hanging of Merrett in the epilogue of ASOS; the Kingsmoot in Aeron 2 from AFFC; and Arya leaving the Hound in Arya 13!  The events stretch from the 30th January to 6th February 300 AL.

Your hosts are Casey/Blue-Eyed Queen, Matt/blu3arm0r; Noah/Pops88, Nadia, and Tanja/Scilens.

The night is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in the A Song Of Ice and Fire series.  At 1hr 7m the team discuss a published spoiler from TWOW and at 1hr15m they discuss a transcript of a chapter read at a Con.  This is clearly labelled and those not reading TWOW spoilers should tune out at 1hr7m.

Picture credit: HBO’s Game Of Thrones
Music credits: Alpine Universe

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VoK 447: Serial Podcast (Review) – Season 1



The Vassals review the first season of Serial, a true crime podcast which investigates the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee  and the subsequent conviction of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Masud Syed. Join Tanja (Scilens), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Steven (SJLee),  Michael (Mordion), and Michal (inkasrain) for a discussion of the Serial phenomenon, the ethics of internet sleuthing, the slippery nature of memory, the listener’s need for closure.

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 430: Lannister Trials aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 55)


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In this episode we cover the start of Tyrion’s trial and the return of Jaime to King’s Landing, in Tyrion 9 and Jaime 7 from A Storm of Swords.  Your hosts are Bina007, Adam/DrownedSnow, Casey/Blue-Eyed-Queen, Glen/DagosRivers, Michal/Inkasrain, Nadia and Patrick/SerPatrickTheTall.

These events cover the period from the 7th January 300 AL to the 13th January. In particular, the hosts have been discussing the Redditor who invented the Linear Timeline’s decision to put the Tyrion 9 chapter before the Jaime chapter. The reason is that the Tyrion chapter starts a day before Jaime’s return to King’s Landing, even though the events go passed that by some way.

Another thing we’d like to say before we start is that the events in Jaime 7 are both controversial and sensitive within the fandom.  Listeners who may be triggered by a hopefully sensitive but nonetheless frank discussion of rape in fiction are advised to exercise self-care and judgment before listening.

Music credit – Alpine Universe & The Clash.
Picture credit – HBO’s Game Of Thrones.

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VoK 429: The Gate is Magic aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 54)



Join Vassals Casey/blue-eyed-queen, Zach/Alias, Alix/Aiwendil, Matt/Varley/Varley mo Varley, Adam/drownedsnow and Marie/Nymeria for Part 54 of our Great Linear Re-read of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, where we get our very first Dance chapter!
We cover the events of Davos 6, Dany 1 from ADWD and Bran 4.

The next Linear Re-Read will be hosted by Bina and will cover Tyrion 9 and Jaime 7 from A
Storm of Swords.

Apologies for the Skype sound notifications throughout the recording.

Edited by Nymeria

Music credits: Alpine Universe, The National

Picture credit: A Storm of Swords Drawing Project, Bran IV by JoThirteen

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