Tag: Fire And Ice

Beyond the Wall – Ep. 7

Welcome to “Episode 7” of SpecFicMedia’s Beyond The Wall – A Game of Thrones Podcast. This podcast focuses on a weekly discussion of the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” with additional discussions of the various media tied to George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

In this episode we discuss the seventh episode, “You Win or You Lose” (May 29th, 2011) of “Game of Thrones.”

Episode 7 – You Win or You Lose

00:00 – Intro, and Chooch moderates this discussion with Viv, Christiana and Nutty. P.G. is off saving the world, naturally.

 

 

 

___________ – Outro

Mentioned in this episode:

Hosts: P.G. Holyfield (author of Murder at Avedon Hill and SFM Founder)
Nuchtchas (Host of Nutty Bites Podcast)
Chooch (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host, and bassist of Ditched By Kate)
Vivid Muse (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host), Girls’ Rules Podcast Host)
Christiana Ellis (too many podcasts to list here 😉 but you can check out all things Christiana at her site.

Contact Us:

Email: btw at specficmedia.com
Phone: 6199-BTW-GoT (619-928-9468)
Comments: On the site

Beyond The Wall – Episode 5

I know it’s very late, but here is “Episode 5” of SpecFicMedia’s Beyond The Wall – A Game of Thrones Podcast. This podcast focuses on a weekly discussion of the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” with additional discussions of the various media tied to George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

In today’s episode we discuss the fifth episode (May 15th, 2011) of “Game of Thrones.”

Episode 5 – The Wolf and The Lion

00:00 – \\My Father is The Hand of the King.\\ – Intro, and hosts P.G. Holyfield, Christiana Ellis, Chooch and Viv say hi.

3:55 – \\It\\™s just blood. We\\™ve all got it in us. Sometimes a little spills.\\ – WTF have they done with my Renly?

9:25 – \\People love you.\\ – The discussion of Renly continues

16:20 – \\Sir Loras knew his mare was in heat.\\ – As Viv says, this episode was full of “shock and awe.”

***More Show Notes to Come***

1:20:00 – Outro and Outtakes

Hosts: P.G. Holyfield (author of Murder at Avedon Hill and SFM Founder)
Nuchtchas (Host of Nutty Bites Podcast)
Chooch (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host, and bassist of Ditched By Kate)
Vivid Muse (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host), Girls’ Rules Podcast Host)
Christiana Ellis (too many podcasts to list here 😉 but you can check out all things Christiana at her site.

Contact Us:

Email: btw at specficmedia.com
Phone: 6199-BTW-GoT (619-928-9468)
Comments: On the site

Beyond The Wall – Episode 4

I know it’s very late, but here is “Episode 4” of SpecFicMedia’s Beyond The Wall – A Game of Thrones Podcast. This podcast focuses on a weekly discussion of the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” with additional discussions of the various media tied to George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

In today’s episode we discuss the fourth episode (May 8th, 2011) of “Game of Thrones.”

Episode 4 – Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things

00:00 – Intro

00:30 – Hosts Say Hi – P.G. Holyfield, Nutty, Chooch, Viv, and Nuchtchas.

1:10 – “Hodor” – We love Hodor.

9:50 – “Theon? Really, we’re introducing Theon now?” – ‘Bout time.

15:35 – I need a beer. – No, really – I needed a beer.

22:00 – “I’m not a cripple.” “Then I’m not a dwarf!” – Tyrion love

24:40 – “Nothing would give me more pleasure.” – The Samwell Tarly effect.

35:30 – “I had no money, and an expensive wife.” – Wait. Never mind. Back in Vaes Dothrak

48:30 – Hallelujah – It was only a matter of time before Viv does what Viv doos… does… did… whatever.

55:00 – “Oh well. Who wants to live forever? Dive!!!!!” – The death and resurrection of Brian Blessed

1:00:45 – “No, that’s not me.” – King’s Landing, and Arya.

1:08:55 – We’d have lasted a fortnight on you.” – Yes, I know it’s Alliser. I’ve been putting that damned “t” in there since I first read the book.

1:37:25 – Outro and Outtakes

Hosts: P.G. Holyfield (author of Murder at Avedon Hill and SFM Founder)
Nuchtchas (Host of Nutty Bites Podcast)
Chooch (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host, and bassist of Ditched By Kate)
Vivid Muse (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host), Girls’ Rules Podcast Host)
Christiana Ellis (too many podcasts to list here 😉 but you can check out all things Christiana at her site.

Contact Us:

Email: btw at specficmedia.com
Phone: 6199-BTW-GoT (619-928-9468)
Comments: On the site

Beyond The Wall – Promo

You know how in “The Princess Bride” Miracle Max says “It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead.”?

Well, this promo is “MOSTLY” safe for work. The worst bits are bleeped, but it’s still pretty NSFW (just like Game of Thrones), so be careful how loudly you play it. 🙂

If you are from another podcast, please let me know if you grab this promo and use it in your podcast. I’ll return the favor (or at least put your link on a special page on the site, since we don’t play too many promos).

Westeros on Twitter

I mentioned on the podcast how I was following some people on twitter that were acting out the characters from the show, and we were asked for a link to a list of these people.  The list is every growing and there is a lot of fun going on, but I warn you, SPOILERS are in these tweets.

If you want to follow the characters you can at http://twitter.com/#!/list/KatjaKat/westeros-inhabitants this is not a list I made, but it is the same list I follow.  I have followed a few of the individual characters too because they crack me up, my first two follows and favorites were LadyAryaStark and SuddenlySandor

Have fun, interact with these characters, they do respspond back, and enter at your own risk, it’s totally spoillery, but if you read the books, then spoilers away.

Feature – The Eye of Newb – HBO’s GoT Ep.1

Editor’s Note: Matt Lynch is one of my closest friends and I’ve been trying to get him to write more since we’ve met. I think you’ll see why after you read this. This will be a weekly report posted after each episode of Game of Thrones. It will contain spoilers from the episode, obviously, but from the perspective of someone that has not read the books.

 

Episode 1 Review of Game of Thrones – by Matt Lynch

BenJen Stark to his brother, Lord Stark: \\You at a feast; it\\™s like a bear in a trap.\\

So, Good People, P.G. (hereinafter lovingly referred to as \\˜The Landlord\\™) and I were having a chat of late. Both being lovers of speculative fiction, we determined that I should consider contributing to the general upkeep and pleasantness of the site by setting some words to paper on a topic or two related to such. Finding myself at a loss for subject matter, I cast about blindly in the pitch for a bit. Then, lo it came to pass that HBO released upon the world the new series, Game of Thrones, based upon the much-beloved Song of Fire and Ice novels, authored by George R.R. Martin. Having never considered reading these books, their re-imagining and broadcast seemed a natural place to kick a running feature into existence: the whimsical notion that a newb such as myself (with regards to Martin’s epic series) might offer a unique and worthwhile perspective to the mix.

Now, a word or two about myself before we begin. I\\™m Irish and fatalistic, which in small doses can be terminal, but in large ones, exceptionally liberating. My people were the wards, the serfs and the fisherfolk of history. They mended the nets, hauled the cod and hacked the sod of destiny, never casting more than a scornful eye castle-ward. Thus, it seems, I am fated to care not one whit about political intrigue, fantastical or otherwise. I am much more drawn to blood, sex, earth and wave – with a wistful, nay Quixotic, passion for those who are destined to simply go down swingin\\™. Much more David Drake than Frank Herbert. Thus it was with more than a wee spot of trepidation, upon the urgings and exhortations of The Landlord, I affixed my eyes to the titular episode of this column.

Fortunately, my fears were quickly assuaged and interest piqued. Who, or what, are the White Walkers, fer\\™instance? I need an answer to this question, and the pursuit of such will likely force me to tune in again next week. That and the intense desire to see Viserys Targaryen disemboweled by honey badgers or other some such fitting punishment for his inhuman cruelty towards his doe-eyed sister.

Other wonderful table-setters, sure to drag me, the shotgun-and-cudgel type, enamored with combat and tortured souls in pursuit of holy vengeance, back to the intrigues of Westeros, include:

  • Exactly how twisted an incestuous pair are twins Jaime and Cersei Lannister, that half of them considers the menstrual cycle of a thirteen-year old dinner conversation?
  • What of Jon Snow?  I smell a coming of age story in the making.
  • Did the Dothraki wedding have at least three deaths or was it a \\˜dull affair\\™?
  • Will poor, sweet Daenerys find love or death with her savage new husband?
  • Is Bran Stark alive or dead?
  • Where\\™s Robert Carlyle?
  • And most importantly, why can\\™t more annoying, prissy schemers meet horrific and brutal ends, and why can\\™t this happen more quickly?

Yep, I\\™m going back \\“ despite my past inclinations.  The Landlord prevails, yet again.  And you, Good People, get to ride along with me.  Root for my conversion or wish my damnation.  Be amused or appalled.  Either way, I offer you the spectacle of a newb abroad in strange realms.  Cheers!

 

Author News – George R. R. Martin

Earlier today George R. R. Martin, author of the “A Song of Fire and Ice” fantasy series, posted this nugget on the Fantasy Faction website forums:

The end is in sight, at long long last, and we’re close enough so that my editors and publishers at Bantam Spectra have set an actual publication date.

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS will be in your favorite bookstore on:

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011.

A Dance With Dragons, the long-awaited fifth book in the fantasy series, was made available for pre-order on Amazon.com just a couple of hours later.