Bastards of Kingsgrave starts our coverage of the 2019 convention season with a recap of our time visiting as press at Calgary Expo 2019, including a live interview on the floor with Andrew Phung and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee from CBC’s Kim’s Convenience TV show (starts at 7 minutes in, audio quality improves around 7min 40 seconds in).
In the aftershow, we talk about our time at the Otafest anime convention and about our upcoming conventions this year. We also discuss the recent movies we have seen (Alita: Battle Angel, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) in a spoiler full discussion.
Episode 80 download link (right click and download).
Overlapping partly with recording an episode for A Podcast of Ice and Fire, we do a recap of our time at Anime North 2018, held in Toronto, Canada. We cover our experiences at the convention, including taking part as panelists, cosplaying, organizing and running photoshoots, and seeing the exhibitor hall and artist alley. We are not sure if we will be attending next year, so we take the time to evaluate the convention as a whole, both the positives and negatives, based on our last few years of attending the largest Anime convention in Canada.
Notes: The convention itself marked the sixth year anniversary of the founding of the Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast!
Episode 77 download link (right click and download).
Recorded in late August, we do a quick recap of our time at Anime North 2017, held in Toronto, Canada. We cover our experiences at the convention, including taking part as panelists (together for Game of Thrones, along with a long list of separate panels).
At the end of the recap, we have a copy of the audio recording from a panel I took part in a spoiler filled presentation about Kimi no na wa (Your Name) at another convention (which included a powerpoint presentation)
Notes: The convention itself marked the fifth year anniversary of the founding of the Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast! The Japanese mascot video referred to in the presentation.
Episode 74 download link (right click and download).
Bastards of Kingsgrave returns with a Anime and Manga Corner for Summer 2017. After talking about the anime and manga scene at San Diego Comic Con 2017, we have a full spoiler discussion of the Koe no Katachi movie (4.5 minutes in).
We cover the most up to date Attack on Titan chapters (22.5 minutes in). We also discuss KonoSuba Season 2 (44.5 minutes in), Watamote’s latest chapters (51 minutes in), Gekkan Shoujo’s latest chapters (53.5 minutes), Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san’s latest chapters (56 minutes in), One Punch Man’s latest chapters (61 minute in), and the Koi to Uso anime (69 minutes in). In the aftershow (88 minutes in), we discuss we talk about the ending of Ore Monogotari!!
Notes: All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual. Thanks to Deb Aoki and Genese Davis for providing excellent panels each year at San Diego Comic Con.
Episode 73 download link (right click and download).
Bastards of Kingsgrave talks about Comic Con 2016, with our perspective focused on the anime and manga events. Our regular anime/manga corner crew cover the latest chapters of Attack on Titan and what they are watching this season before getting into the convention chat.
Episode 67 download link (right click and download).
This episode was recorded in July. Spoiler filled anime/manga chat (0-26 min, Comic Con chat 26 min onwards).
Check out the APOIAF episode for the full discussion of our Comic Con 2016 adventures.
Recorded in late June, we cover Anime North 2016, held in Toronto, Canada. We cover our experiences at the convention, taking part as panelists (together for Game of Thrones and Black Lagoon, along with a long list of separate panels), staying once again at the International Plaza Hotel, and doing a group cosplay together for the first time.
Notes: The convention itself marked the four year anniversary of the founding of the Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast! Like last year, we will be part of a fan panel for A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones at San Diego Comic Con 2016.
Episode 65 download link (right click and download).
Note quite an Anime and Manga Corner, our usual crew from Vassals of Kingsgrave returns to discuss the latest chapters of Attack on Titan, Watamote, and Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. We also chat about past and upcoming conventions.
Notes: All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual.
Episode 63 download link (right click and download).
The Bastards of Kingsgrave are the illegitimate, off-topic offspring of House Manwoody. We cover anime, manga, and Western animation, as well as a variety of pop culture topics. We've been dubbed the "intersection between A Song of Ice and Fire and everything else." We are also the only podcast currently doing a reread of George RR Martin's earlier works.
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