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).
Bastards of Kingsgrave one punches its way to your anime heart with a review of One Punch Man. Ashley returns to join the regular anime crew as we discuss the anime in the main show, then have a full spoiler discussion of the manga and webcomic in the aftershow. We also discuss our potential panels at the upcoming Anime North 2016.
Ashley returns once again for our review of Anime North 2015, held in Toronto, Canada. We cover our experiences at the convention, taking part as panelists (including for Game of Thrones, Madoka Magica, the Legend of Korra) and staying at the International Plaza Hotel. We cover the good and bad of the convention, while already planning our attendance and panels for next year.
Notes: We recorded a few audio clips (lower quality audio) at the convention itself each night, which are added to the end of this podcast after the end music . The convention itself marked the three year anniversary of the founding of the Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast!
Episode 56 download link (right click and download).
Bastards of Kingsgrave recap our experiences at Ice and Fire Con 2014!
Notes: This episode was salvaged from a very poor audio recording, sadly discovered only after the recording was complete. If you are interested in the convention, check out this year’s convention review by the Vassals of Kingsgrave, our coverage of Ice and Fire 2013 over at APOIAF, and the forum planning thread (spoilers for all the books) for listeners to attend Ice and Fire Con 2015 next year.
Episode 34 download link (right click and download).
Ashley returns to the Bastards of Kingsgrave as we recap our experiences at Anime North 2014 in Toronto, Canada. The audio quality varies in this episode as we recorded some of the clips each day at the convention. Recurring guest host Carly from the Attack on Titan episodes joins us for one of the clips as well. This episode fittingly marks the two year anniversary of the founding of the Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast!
Episode 32 download link (right click and download).
Bastards of Kingsgrave continues its 2014 anime reviewing run, as we cover The Devil is a Part-Timer. Recorded back to back with Episode 27, we provide another spoiler filled review of this comedy anime. The aftershow contains the first Snakes and Scorpions game of the new year, as we continue to hash out the proper rules of House Sandwoody’s most deadly game.
Bastards of Kingsgrave returns for the new year to cover Madoka Magica, a true deconstruction of the magical girl anime genre. We briefly discuss two articles related to the anime series (article 1 & 2), as well as the many faces of Kyubey.
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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