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FireandLunch PieCast Episode 59 - DragonCon 2016

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Join Rachel and special guests Elena and Eli, as they talk about all the fun they had at DragonCon 2016! Cosplay, pranks and parties and more cosplay! They worked very hard all summer to prepare for the biggest baddest con of them all and boy was it worth it!

NYCC is coming up in October so don't forget to join FireandLunch at MootCon5!!! 

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#Piecast Episode 59 - DragonCon 2016. Featuring Rachel, Elena and Eli. Running time: 1 hr 17 minutes

FireandLunch Piecast Episode 58 - Summer Musings

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Hey guys! We're finally back with a bit of a random episode. Lauren, Rachel and Jess wanted to catch up with each other and what better way than via the Piecast, where you can all listen! We discuss the news that Game of Thrones will air next Summer (Summer Is Coming!), the best restaurants in Toronto, the next FireandLunch outings and how to have the perfect NYC Summer.

Take a listen!

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Also of note: MootCon5 is coming to NYCC! Check out the link for more information on our annual Game of Thrones/ASOIAF Fan Meetup! If you're in town for the con or you just live here, join us!


#Piecast Episode 58 - Summer Musings. Featuring Rachel, Lauren and Jess. Running time: 52 minutes.

FireandLunch Piecast Episode 57 - S6E10: The Winds of Winter

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Frey Pie! Frey Pie! There was a Frey Pie!!!


Join FireandLunch for possibly their favorite finale episode ever! We're show-canon and nothing hurts! The entire lunch crew is here for this one as we discuss what made this episode a la mode! From the Tower of Joy, to the Sept of Baelor, to the Narrow Sea and the Library of Oldtown. Dig in m'lord, this one is extra fresh!

Follow us on tumblr  fireandlunch.tumblr.com and on twitter @fireandlunch 

Don't forget to check out our ASoIaF column over at Tor.com!!
#Piecast Episode 57 - S6E10: The Winds of Winter. Featuring Megan, Rachel, Jenny, Lauren, Katie and Jess. Running time: 1 hour 5 minutes

FireandLunch Piecast Episode 56 - S6E9: Battle of the Bastards

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Join the Jon Snow fangirl brigade as we discuss the penultimate episode of season 6 "Battle of the Bastards."

We discuss the technical achievements of the episode, the relationship of Tyrion and Dany, sad Mel, the importance of zigzagging, and all the Ned-tastic moments from the episode.

#Piecast Episode 56 - S6E9: Battle of the Bastards. Featuring Megan, Katie and Jess. Running time: One Hour


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Don't forget to check out our ASoIaF column over at Tor.com!!

FireandLunch Piecast Episode 55 - S6E8: No One

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Join FireandLunch as we are mildly apathetic about Game of Thrones' eighth episode, "No One." Hear Katie, Jenny and Lauren as they ship Brienne/Jamie, bash fanaticism, and wonder when Tyrion is going to stop being that drunk peer-pressure kid from public service announcements. As always, here there be spoilers. 

#Piecast Episode 55 - S6E8: No One. Featuring Katie, Jenny and Lauren. Running time: 30 Minutes 

Episode 54 FireandLunch Piecast-S6E7: The Broken Man

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Join FireandLunch as we share our thoughts on "The Broken Man" episode sans "The Broken Man" speech. Megan, Rachel, and Jess discuss sassy ten-year-olds, the meaning of Clegane-bowl, missing swimmer bods, Weasel Freys, hippie cults, and more!!!! #Piecast Episode 54: S6E7 The Broken Man. Featuring Megan, Rachel, and Jess. Running Time, 1 hour.

Don't forget to check out our ASoIaF column over at Tor.com!!

Episode 53 FireandLunch PieCast - S6E6: Blood of My Blood

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Rachel and Jenny team up to discuss "Blood of My Blood" as they cover everything from the fashion of the Reach to exactly how they think greyscale will make it to Westeros. Plus a little speculation on how long we can reasonably expect a zombie to stay pretty.

Don't forget to check out our ASoIaF column this season on Tor.com!


#PieCast: Episode 53: S6Ep6 Blood of My Blood. Featuring Rachel and Jenny. Running time 70 minutes.


Episode 52 FireandLunch Piecast: The Door

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Where Brooklyn at !! 

Join Katie, Lauren, and Jess for this all Brookyncast episode of the piecast. Listen in as we discuss pledge week with House Greyjoy, fashion at the Wall, the merits of Tarthbane, and sadly say goodbye to two of the series most beloved characters. 

Be sure to check out Rachel’s blog post Time Travel in ASoIaF about the consequences of introducing time travel into the ASoIaF series. 

#PieCast: Episode 52: S6Ep5 The Door. Featuring Katie, Lauren and Jess. Running time, 53 minutes.

Episode 51 FireandLunch PieCast S6E4: Book of the Stranger

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Stark Reunion! Cue the FireandLunch tears!


There are only two of us this week due to illness and busy lives, but Megan and Jenny hopefully have enough feelings for everyone. 


Join us as we discuss magical hair, where Jon got his Ned Stark costume, naked lady daggers and all of those sibling reunions. 


Spoiler watch: Still some in there, both book spoilers and set report spoilers


#PieCast: Episode 51: S6Ep4 Book of the Stranger. Featuring Megan and Jenny Running time, 40 minutes.

Episode 50 FireandLunch PieCast S6E3: Oathbreaker

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Now it begins...


Welcome to our 50th episode! Have an extra large slice of pie!


Join us as we curse "Bloodraven" along with Bran for not letting us see the rest of that Tower of Joy scene, discuss the state of fashion in Westeros and cry over the possible death of Shaggydog. We hope the conspiracy theories are true. 


DISCLAIMER: We apologize if we repeat ourselves a bit in this episode from time to time. Being our 50th episode we of course had "a few" technical difficulties and had to rerecord some stuff and kind of forgot what we had already said and what got cut.


Also...there are still spoilers....


No...Now it ends...


#PieCast: Episode 50: S6Ep3 Oathbreaker. Featuring Lauren, Jenny and Megan. Running time, 50 minutes.

Episode 49 FireandLunch PieCast S6E2: Home

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Praise R'hllor! Jon Snow has been returned to us!


Join us as we squeal over seeing baby Starks for the first time, rate the quality of the Ned Stark cosplayers this season, try and decide the best method for Theon to make his way back to Iron Islands and of course rejoice in Jon Snow returning to the land of the living. 


Still spoilers....though I fear we are getting close to the time when that will not mean much. 


#PieCast: Episode 49: S6Ep2 Home. Featuring Jenny, Rachel and Jess. Running time, 54 minutes.

Episode 48 FireandLunch PieCast S6E1: The Red Woman

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The Long Night has finally come to an end as Season 6 premiers!


Grab some "untainted by adaptation" Frey Pie and...
(Pie credit to Jonelle of Fat Pink Cast and shout out to Lauren for hosting our premier party)

Join us as we lament the tragedy that was Dorne, discuss Arya's transition to becoming Daredevil, praise Davos on his superior negotiating skills and place our bets on what episode Jon Snow will finally come back to life!


For a while longer, there will be spoilers. 


#PieCast: Episode 48: S6Ep1 The Red Woman. Featuring Jenny, Rachel, Lauren, Katie, Megan and Jess. Running time, 36 minutes.

Episode 47: FireandLunch PieCast - Season 6 Is Coming

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It's one week until Season 6 starts and we wanted to get together to have one last discussion of news, trailers and events before the new season begins. Grab a fork and tuck in for another episode of the FireandLunch PieCast!

Helpful links for this episode


#PieCast: Episode 47: Season 6 Is Coming. Featuring Rachel, Jenny and Lauren. Running time 45 minutes.

Episode 46: FireandLunch PieCast - David J. Peterson

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M'athchomaroon! Join FireandLunch as they chat with David J. Peterson, author and conlanger for HBO's Game of Thrones, the CW's The 100, MTV's Shannara and NBC's Emerald City (among others) about NYCC, Game of Thrones, Fandom and David's latest book, The Art of Language Invention.  

This one is very special to us as we all admire David a great deal! He's fantastic. Me nem nesaDid you see him on the Daily Show? Athdavrazar

Follow David J. Peterson on Twitter and Tumblr

PS: Do you want to know more about our upcoming Moot-aversary Fan Meet Up on April 1? Click here. 

#PieCast: Episode 46: David J. Peterson. Featuring Rachel, Jenny, Katie and Lauren with Special Guest, author and conlanger, David J. Peterson. Running time 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Episode 45: FireandLunch PieCast - Season 6 Hall of Faces Teaser

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Hope you like this mini Pie to hold you over until our next full episode! Join FireandLunch as they discuss the new Season 6 Teaser Trailer. They've got a lot of ideas including how Balon should have been worked into the trailer, what we should expect next from the print campaign and some discussion of the new production stills. This one is full of some good natured ribbing, we're pretty excited to head into the unknown!


Grab a Fork!

Possible Spoilers for a book that hasn't been published yet!

#PieCast: Episode 45: Season 6 Teaser Trailer. Featuring Rachel, Jenny and Lauren. Running time 17 minutes.

Episode 44 FireandLunch PieCast: Season 6 Speculation

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Welcome back to the PieCast! Our hiatus has finally come to an end and now that we have recovered from our slight Star Wars detour, we are back with new episodes as we approach season 6!

First up, Megan, Jenny and special guest host, Sue, from Watchers on the Wall begin to cover season 6 of Game of Thrones from set reports to casting news to our own predictions and feelings about the season. Join us as we discuss our frustrations over misleading character names, our overwhelming feelings about the Tower of Joy, Jon Snow's Ned Stark cosplay game and our candidates for the future Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. 

The pie may be a little late but we hope it's just as delicious!

As always, there are spoilers.

#PieCast: Episode 44: Season 6 Speculation. Featuring Megan, Jenny and Sue. Running time 1 hour, 14 minutes


Episode 43: FireandLunch - The Piebald Cast

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Making good on their promise to deliver an all Robin Hobb-themed episode Jenny and Rachel invite fellow Robin Hobb fans, Hanna and Alyssa, to discuss the latest offering in the ongoing adventures of Fitz and the Fool - Fool's Quest as well as all things Realm of the Elderlings.

Join us for a hilarious run through Buckkeep Town as we discuss why our regular A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones listeners will love the Realm of the Elderlings novels and why Robin Hobb is the master of exquisitely written, emotional, character-driven Fantasy. If you thought GRRM was mean to his characters... well.. let's just say he's got nothing on Robin Hobb!

For more info on books by Robin Hobb visit www.robinhobb.com

#PieCast: Episode 43: The Piebald Cast. Featuring Jenny, Rachel, Hanna and Alyssa. Running time 75 minutes.

Episode 42 FireandLunch PieCast: The Ladies Invade NYCC!

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Hello and WELCOME to Episode 42 of the PieCast: The Ladies Invade New York Comic Con! Join us as we celebrate our fourth annual (and biggest ever) MootCon, break down our individual experiences of this year's NYCC, and wax poetic about the unbridled awesomeness that is David J. Peterson. 

Here's some links for extra relevancy and fandom goodness:
The bestest fansite on the internet, including a link to one Game of Owns: watchersonthewall.com
David Peterson's Web Thing, home of fabulousness and kick-ass linguistics: http://dedalvs.conlang.org
And, by popular demand (and by popular, I mean Megan and Katie insisted this went up,) a link to RocketJump, home of your new favorite fandom video ever. Ever. Fan Friction. Just trust us and click.: 
http://www.rocketjump.com
Huge, HUGE shout out to Sue, Petra and David from Watchers on the Wall, the whole gang and special guests of Game of Owns and A Night of Ice and Fire, and everyone who came out to party with us. Here, there be no spoilers, but I'm sure we can find some dragons for you. Enjoy!
#PieCast: Episode 42: The Ladies Invade NYCC! Featuring Jenny, Rachel, Lauren, Katie, Megan, and Jess. Running time 56 minutes.

Episode 41 FireandLunch PieCast: DragonCon 2015 Recap

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We're wrapping up the Summer and getting ready for Baking Weather! (AKA MootCon is coming!) But first we went to DragonCon 2015! This is Rachel's favorite Con and Jenny and Lauren's first time! 

Join us for discussion on our favorite cosplay at DragonCon and hear our reports on all the Game of Thrones related programming that Labor Day Weekend!
#PieCast: Episode 41: DragonCon 2015 Recap. Featuring Jenny, Rachel and Lauren. Running Time 1 hour.

Episode 40 FireandLunch PieCast: The Second Annual Wymans!

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We're back from our [cosplay crafting] hiatus to bring you our Second Annual Wyman Awards! 

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show as the ladies of FireandLunch present their favorite and least favorite moments from Season 5 of Game of Thrones. We cover our near universal love for a certain episode, everyone's favorite stalker, and of course our favorite topic, the always indubitable Jon Snow...even Rachel who has a shocking...almost podcast ending revelation...*gasp*   

We of course could not have done this episode without some very special guests who lent us their voices and their picks for some of our awards this year. With us we had: 

Axey of Watchers on the Wall, find him at watchersonthewall.com and @Axechucker on twitter
Phil, the creator of Winter is Coming, find him now at @p_red on twitter
Jonelle, Marissa and Sade of Fat Pink Cast, find them at fatpinkcast.com@fatpinkcast on twitter and on iTunes
Jamila from Girl Gone Geek and Geek Girl Brunch, find her at @girl_gone_geek and @geekgirlbrunch on twitter, at girlgonegeekblog.com and at geekgirlbrunch.com
Geoffrey from A Trivia of Ice and Fire, find him at @GMGoliaLMSW and @atoiaf on twitter and at atoiaf.blogspot.com
Elena, find her at @MoffElena on twitter
Steven, find him at @StevenR10 on twitter 
Hanna, find her at @hannabrady on twitter and at hannabrady.com
Eli, find him at @GoodGuyEli on twitter

We also had some help from the small folk, our lovely listeners who filled out our Wymans poll last month. Thanks so much for taking the time to do that. Your answers were very creative, especially your Frey Pie Ratings. 

Some of our favorites were:

"Symond a la mode with slightly burnt (thus tasty) crust. The ice cream has some milk chocolate syrup that resembles what was thrown at Lena Headey's body double." - Paul G

"Symond with Ryman filling baked in a Merrett oven" - Gareth

"Unevenly cooked Jared. Parts are succulent and delicious, other parts are undercooked and leave a bad taste in your mouth." - Matt

"A symond with a hair in it" - Steph from Austin


Thanks again to everyone who participated in this episode!

We hope you like some SHAME with your pie.

And yes...he's NOT DEAD!

#PieCast: Episode 40: The Second Annual Wymans. Featuring Jenny, Rachel, Lauren, Katie, Megan, and Jess and a whole lot of guests. Running time 85 minutes.

Episode 39 FireandLunch PieCast TWOIAF: The Heroic Tale of Robert Baratheon as told by Completely Unbiased People…No Really!

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Hello, and WELCOME to our first hiatus episode off of Season 5! Join Megan, Jenny and Katie for our discussion of Robert's Rebellion, coming to you from the distant past of last March.

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Listen as we battle exploding microphones, discuss the COMPLETE WEIRDNESS of Rhaegar Targaryen, question the wisdom of the Crazy Road Trip of Lust (tm Rachel), and test the limits of our own sobriety. (Yes gentle listeners, this is our first ever Drunk!Cast.)
Clocking in at approximately one hour and 40 minutes, settle in for a nice long trip down nostalgia lane. 
As always, here there be (book) spoilers. Be sure to vote vote vote for our upcoming 2015 Wymans Awards. Visit the link here: http://bit.ly/1Lym8La
Cheers! 
#PieCast: Episode 39: TWOIAF Robert's Rebellion. Featuring Megan, Jenny and Katie. Running time, 1 hour and 40 minutes. 

Episode 38 FireandLunch PieCast S5E10: Mother’s Mercy

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HE'S NOT DEAD!!!


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Join all six ladies of Fire and Lunch in our collective denial as we come to grips with the final scene of the Season Five finale. We also discuss our conflicted feelings about the rest of the episode and our hopes and fears for season six, which will probably include a Daario and Kevan Deathwatch segment. 

Sit back and enjoy some Pomegranate Pie in memory of the totally not dead Jon Snow.

For maybe the last time, here there be book spoilers...sort of...but you are warned. 

#PieCast: Episode 38: S5E10 Mother's Mercy. Featuring Megan, Rachel, Jenny, Lauren, Katie and Jess. Running Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes...sorry...we had A LOT of feelings

Attention Listeners!

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Now that Season 5 is over, it's almost time for our 2nd Annual Wymans.  But who wants to just hear our opinons?  We'd love to hear your top choices for our categories, and we'll announce winners during the episode. Take a minute to complete our poll: http://bit.ly/1K1tHIp.  We've got some standard categories (e.g., Best Death Scene), but also some fun ones (e.g., Favorite Stalker!Jorah Moment).  Happy voting!  (We plan to close voting on July 5.)

Episode 37 FireandLunch PieCast S5E9: The Dance of Dragons

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Welcome the PieCast! Join Jenny, Rachel and Katie as we discuss the penultimate, much-anticipated episode 9 of Game of Thrones Season 5, The Dance of Dragons. 

We begin, middle and end the episode with a tribute to and lament for poor little Shireen Baratheon. In between sobs, we discuss the endlessly boring storyline in Dorne, Arya's moves along the Braavosi chess board, and one of the best/worst escapes we've seen on TV this year. (For one. Sorry, entire court of Dany Targaryen. You should be fine. Probably.) 
As always, here there be spoilers. Only until next week, though. Then we're all on our own! 
#PieCast: Episode 37: S5E9 The Dance of Dragons. Featuring Jenny, Rachel and Katie. Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Episode 36 FireandLunch PieCast S5E8: Hardhome

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Karsi, we hardly knew ye. 
Welcome to the all-Brigade episode of the PieCast! Join Jess, Megan and Katie (with Jenny assisting in spirit) as we discuss the frighteningly awesome episode that was Hardhome. Our thirst for Jon Snow is about as real as Cersei's in the Black Cells, AMIRITE? ;D
...Too soon? Okay.
With ratings that swing as high as we've ever had them on the podcast, we talk about the value of Tyrion in the Meereen storyline, how shitty an ex Jorah is, the growth of the story's mythology in Hardhome's final battle (Valyrian steel kills the Others! The White Walkers have an organizational structure and goals!), and the overall encompassing awesomeness that is Wun Wun. 
Clocking in at 93 minutes, buckle in for a wildly enthusiastic slice of Pie. 
As always, here be spoilers. Listener beware!

#PieCast: Episode 36: S5E8 Hardhome. Featuring Megan, Katie and Jess. Running Time: 1 hour and 33 minutes.

Episode 35 FireandLunch PieCast S5E7: The Gift

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Oh, Jorah. Worst. Present. EVER. 
Join the Brooklynites of FireandLunch as we discuss the life choices that led to "The Gift." We review Dany and Tyrion's meet cute, the soundness of Jon Snow's political choices, and the absolute thrill of Cersei's well-earned "oh shit" face. We may or may not rage at the Dorne and Winterfell storylines. (Who are we kidding, of course we do.)
Spoilers galore, buyer beware, shhh just press play. 

#PieCast: Episode 35: S5E7 The Gift. Featuring Lauren, Katie and Jess. Running Time: 1 hour and 17 minutes.