If fools rush in where angels fear to tread, then we’re about to pull a Patchface: We’re foolishly forecasting the events of The Winds of Winter
in our new episode! The start of a series, this installment sees us
attempting to predict what’s in store for the North in volume six of A
Song of Ice and Fire. What fate awaits our POV characters—Bran, Davos,
Melisandre, Asha, Theon, and of course Jon Snow? How will things shake
out for supporting characters like Rickon, Osha, Hodor, Tormund
Giantsbane, Wyman Manderly, the Reeds, and the Boltons? What will happen
at Hardhome, Winterfell, the Wall? Like everyone who isn’t George R.R.
Martin, we have no freaking idea, but it’s fun to guess, and our best
guesses await! (NOTE: We do refer on occasion to the TWoW preview
chapters Martin has published or read aloud, so be warned!)
wait, there’s more! This episode also includes the formal announcement
of two new fundraising drives for the podcast. The first is our new Patreon page,
where you can pledge to pitch in a few dollars a month to help keep the
podcast running. The podcast will always be free, but even a little
money per month will make it easier for us to record more frequently and
with better equipment. There are also some cool goals and rewards, so
please check it out!
Our second fundraiser involves a more urgent
concern: Sean’s laptop screen was recently shattered in a mishap
involving his kids’ Wii controllers, and replacing it is an expensive
proposition on a fulltime-freelancer’s salary. So we’re opening the
coffers at our PayPal donation page.
A one-time donation of any amount will help Sean revive the computer he
uses to work and record—a real necessity. Again, any amount helps.
Thank you so much for your generosity, and enjoy the episode!