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​VoK 378: Ice & Fire Con 2017




All hail Satan Con! Join a huge bumper-crop of vassals including Michal (inkasrain), Alex (LuckyCharms), Greg (Claudiusthfool), Jasmine (jazzimen08), Kevin (kevwils83), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Jon (eigenvectorjon), Zach (Alias), Dan (witless chum), and Nancy (Dan’s Sister Who Doesn’t Have A Name On The Forums) as we recap (in slightly less than linear fashion) the marvelous madness of Ice & Fire Con 2017.

Learn the answers to burning questions like: Why would anyone go hiking ever? What’s a Secret Targaryen? Who ships Jonsa? How drunk were you, exactly? and Why should I come to Ice & Fire Con 2018?

The recording of this episode was Watched By Amber.

For more information, visit the Ice & Fire Con website.

Credits:
Edited by Michal (inkasrain)
Music: “You’re Welcome (for Game of Thrones)” by “D & D” by Tara and Brian

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VoK 376: ThronesCon Panel – Conspiracies of Ice and Fire



The Vassals take to the stage for their first ever live podcast, recorded at the Melbourne ThronesCon 2017. Join Aussie vassals Michael (Khal Wadege) and Duncan (Valkyrist) as they debate some of the major theories of the A Song of Ice and Fire fandom, and the role that theorycrafting has played throughout the life of the series. Topics of discussion include:

04:27 – Jon Snow’s parentage
25:33 – The Maggy the Frog prophecy
41:06 – The Merling Conspiracy
56:02 – Aftershow (Cleganebowl; Possible Endings; The House of the Undying)

Disclaimer: Apologies for the lackluster audio quality, but it couldn’t be avoided

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
“Game of Thrones theme (smooth jazz version)” by PostmodernJukebox
“What is Hype May Never Die” by Beyond Repair

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VoK 373 – Bina007’s Dubrovnik GOT Travelogue


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In this short episode Bina007 tells Adam/DrownedSnow about her recent geeky trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia to look at Game of Thrones shooting locations. There’s also some Star Wars Episode VIII discussion at 23 minutes.

Music credit: HBO’s Game of Thrones.

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VoK 363: Critical Role



The Vassals return in spectacularly nerdy fashion to rant and rave about Critical Role, a popular Dungeons and Dragons live show on Twitch.tv and Youtube.

Join Alex (LuckyCharms), Bing (Shoeshiner), Paul (Pod’s Plight), and Zach (Alias) as they talk favorite characters and moments throughout the show’s run, and consider just what is so special about this whole tabletop roleplaying thing.

This podcast will contain spoilers for all episodes of Critical Role up through episode 89. You have been warned.

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)
Music credits: Critical Role Theme Song by Jason Charles Miller
Kellan the Undying by Drumurboy
Art by Alika Gupta

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Critical Role airs every Thursday at 7 PM PST on the Geek and Sundry Twitch channel. The recorded episode is published on their website the following Monday. Click here if you’d like to watch the show from the beginning.

VoK 357: Rogue One


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The Vassals come together in Darth Vader’s pun palace to discuss the highs and lows of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In addition to Michal (inkasrain), Alexi (Czar Alexi), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), and Zach (Alias), Adam (drownedsnow), Zander (The Lord Baron), and Matt (Varley) all eventually show up to join the epic, nitpicky, and unrelievedly nerdy Star Wars fun.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Shine bright, you stars.

Credits:
Edited by inkasrain

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VoK 348: Pretend You’re Cercei AKA Cards Against Westeros


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Welcome to ____ and____ with ____ , ____, ____ and last but not least ____.

We are today trying our hand at playing Cards Against Westeros on a website called Pretend You’re Xyzzy.

The main part is about an hour, but afterwards, some of us keep on playing in an even more informal/chaotic way.

Hosts: Alias, FTWard, Scilens, Aiwendil, Bina007, Shadowbaby and Patrick the Tall

Editor: Patrick the Tall

Music is by Alpine Univers

 

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VoK 342: ’25’ by Adele (Album Review)


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One year ago, British music artist; Adele, after a 3 year hiatus, released her third studio album which defied all expectations and set records all over the world. To date, with the album, she has achieved Diamond status in America (thanks to streaming; actual sales: 9.1 Million) and the U.K. (over 3 million sold).

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) hosts a solo podcast, all on the Anniversary of when Adele disproved “people don’t buy albums anymore”, and reviews the album with the help
of many musical samples.

Also discussed:
-The three Amy’s and Adele prominence.
-Appreciation of 19 and 21 – story of why albums are called that.
-Leadup to 25 (X Factor advert)
-Woes of buying Beatles album.
-Lemoncake rating; and rank of albums 19, 21 and 25

Track by Track (with song samples):
1) Hello:
2) Send My Love
3) I Miss You
4) When We Were Young
5) Remedy
6) Water Under the Bridge
7) River Lea
8) Love in the Dark
9) A Million Years
10) All I Ask
11) Sweetest Devotion

Duration: 00:26:48

Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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