CasterQuest CasterQuest is a fun Geeky Podcast hosted by Houston, TX based Lady Nerds Mandy & Erin. We update weekly with episodes covering “The Name Of The Wind” Recaps of Game of Thrones and ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, event coverage of local Comic Cons and more. We interview Cosplayers, Celebrities, Event Organizers, and Authors. In addition to our show, we also like to support the local Nerd community by offering the chance for Local Artists and Cosplayers to be featured on the site and show. We occasionally host Giveaways for Tickets to Local Events, or some sweet Nerd Swag.

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CasterQuest We are on a Quest to discuss our favorite things- recapping Books, Films, TV Shows, reading Fanfictions and attending and cosplaying at Nerdy Events!

  • Ep68 Inside Comicpalooza 2017!
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on May 25, 2017 at 5:12 am

    In Episode 68 of CasterQuest Mandy and Xavier recap their time at Comicpalooza 2017 in Houston Texas. Houston's biggest con always has so much to offer, and we talk about hosting our first panel, cosplaying, and celebrity spotting. We enjoyed a Spongebob Q&A, learned a little bit of Klingon, experienced the supernatural from the pros about Paranormal Investigation, hung out with the baddest bounty hunters in the galaxy, and had our own Comicpalooza book club when we took a stroll down Authors Alley! This episode is jam packed with panel excerpts and interviews, so enjoy! Show Breakdown Time Stamps: CasterQuest/Mindfudge Comedy Podcast “Fanfiction Read-off” Panel Excerpt: 9:50 Spongebob Q&A feat. Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbake & Tom Kenny Excerpt: 21:35 Klingon IKV Kag of the Logh Veng (35:25) : https://www.facebook.com/groups/KlingonAssaultGroupPublic/?ref=bookmarks Mandalorian Mercenaries Arqet Clan- Southern Texas Chapter (46:30): https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=arqet%20clan%20(mandalorian%20mercs%20southern%20texas%20chapter) Dawn Paranormal Investigations (1:00:00): https://www.facebook.com/DawnParanormal/ Author Jeffrey Stagg “Modern Titan: Death of a Hero” & “A Campfire Nightmare”(1:13:10) : http://www.staggliterature.com/a-campfire-nightmare.html Author Martine Lewis of “The Gray Eyes” Series (1:27:55): http://www.martinelewisauthor.com/ Author Arylias Nova “Parenting During the Apocalypse” / “Spark”/ “Stories of Ghardar” Series (1:36:55): https://www.amazon.com/Arylias-Nova/e/B06XCH4QL7/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 Musical Credits: Opening: “At ComicCon Song” by Island Arcade. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqa60Ad4EM4) Closing: “Crunk Knight” by Kevin MacLeod incomptech.com Special Thanks to the organizers and volunteers of Comicpalooza for hosting another great event, and letting CasterQuest be a part of the Comicpalooza Podcasting Partnership for the second year in a row! […]

  • Ep 67 The Wise Man's Fear Book Club Ch 8-11: Adventures with Elodin
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on May 21, 2017 at 6:05 am

    In episode 67 of CasterQuest we recap chapters 8-11 in our "The Wise Man's Fear" Book Club. In this episode, things get a little heated when Kvothe attempts to get Elodin to enroll him in his naming class- but Elodin has a different lesson in mind for the too-clever Re'lar. After a contentious admissions exam, Kvothe has no choice but to take out another student loan with Devi- though but if he can get her access to the Archives then she'll make him a deal he can't refuse... or can he? Kvothe and Auri's nighttime picnic is interrupted by an unexpected party-crasher, and Elodin works a deal with Master Lorren to get Kvothe back into the library. Be our patron and support the show: patreon.com/casterquest Leave us a review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 As always, we are incredible thankful to the talented musicians who has granted us the use of their music. Opening track: "The University" from "The Name of the Wind: The Unofficial Soundtrack" by composer Mark Haas. Available on itunes or at markhaasmusic.com Closing track: "Maple, Maypole" by Anna Bosnick (aka Anna Phyllis Smith) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M8g7JFYabg […]

  • Ep 66 The Wise Man's Fear Book Club Ch 3-7: Drinks From Strangers
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on May 16, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    In Episode 66 of CasterQuest Mandy and Xavier are recording live from Comicpalooza in Houston, Texas! Bringing Kingkiller Chronicle Fans the latest installment of our "The Wise Man's Fear" Book Club, covering chapters 3-7. In this episode, Kvothe scrambles to save up tuition money, and get enough studying in before the start of the new term at the University. He carts his friends off to the Eolian for a contentious performance, and Manet surprises everyone with his incredibly smooth seduction of Marie the Fiddler Goddess. Speaking of being smooth with the ladies, Kvothe continues to fumble his chances with Fela, while chasing after Denna and her sexy new music tutor(who also happens to be rich, handsome, and high-ranking member of the gentry.) We learn why you should never take drinks from a stranger, as Kvothe's plans to attend his admissions exam go completely off the rails after Ambrose sabatoges Kvothe with a sinister alchemical solution. Thankfully, Kvothe has a handful of dedicated friends who do their best to protect him from the effects of the drug. Our next book club episode will cover chapters 8-11. Leave CasterQuest a review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 Become our Patron and support the show: https://www.patreon.com/casterquest As always, we are incredible thankful to the talented musicians who has granted us the use of their music. Opening track: "The University" from "The Name of the Wind: The Unofficial Soundtrack" by composer Mark Haas. Available on itunes or at markhaasmusic.com Closing track: "Maple, Maypole" & "Jackass, Jackass) by Anna Bosnick (aka Anna Phyllis Smith) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M8g7JFYabg & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZCSwrLC5LY […]

  • Ep65 "The Wise Man's Fear" Prologue-Ch 2: Return to the Waystone Inn
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on April 27, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Welcome back to the Book Club, Questers! In Episode 65 we recap the Prologue- Chapter 2 of Patrick Rothfuss' Best Selling Fantasy Novel "The Wise Man's Fear"! As we settle in to return to our story, we spend some time at the Waystone inn, some townsfolk come to visit, and Kvothe and Bast do what they can to protect the town of Newarre from the violent and uncanny forces that seem to be cropping up at an alarming rate. We introduce a new **Spoiler** fan question/comment segment at the end of the show- Sympathetic Spoilers. We also talk COMICPALOOZA coming to Houston May 12-14 and what guests we are most excited to see, plus more! Visit comicpalooza.com for more information and to purchase passes. Leave CasterQuest a review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 Support the show on Patreon for access to behind the scenes exclusive content! https://www.patreon.com/casterquest Pick up a copy of "The Wise Man's Fear" on the ESO Network Amazon page: http://astore.amazon.com/earstaone05-20/detail/0756407915 Music Credits: "Chronicler" from "The Name of the Wind: The Unofficial Soundtrack" by composer Mark Haas. Available on iTunes. markhaasmusic.com […]

  • Ep64 Patrick Rothfuss Book 3 Q&A
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on April 21, 2017 at 3:20 am

    In Episode 64 of CasterQuest we talk Patrick Rothfuss' Worldbuilders charity reward Book 3 Q&A. We cherry picked some of the best questions and answers and share our thoughts on them. Will Mandy be able to convince Xavier to love Lin Manuel Miranda as much as she does? What's it like to have to deal with unexpected celebrity? Patrick Rothfuss sets an interesting challenge to get book 3 finished faster. Find out the two big Kingkiller themed announcements that were revealed..plus more! Support CasterQuest on Patreon and get access to pre-show conversations and outtakes : https://www.patreon.com/casterquest Leave us a review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 Please consider supporting World Builders: https://worldbuilders.org/page/homepage Come see us at Comicpalooza in Houston May 12-14! Comicpalooza.com for tickets. Please consider supporting World Builders: https://worldbuilders.org/page/homepage Music Credits: "Crunk Knight" by Kevin MacLeod incompetech.com […]

  • Ep63 Kingkiller Chronicle Movie/TV News
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on March 29, 2017 at 1:10 am

    In Episode 63 of CasterQuest we talk about the upcoming Kingkiller Chronicle Movie/TV show adaption news. We compare some book-to-film franchises, one of us gets really excited about Lin Manuel Miranda, and we close things up with some fantasy casting. Leave us a review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 Become a patron and support the show! https://www.patreon.com/casterquest […]

  • Ep 62: "The Lightning Tree" Book Club part 3
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on March 17, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    In Episode 62 of CasterQuest we wrap up our Book Club of "The Lightning Tree", a Patrick Rothfuss novella about Bast featured in the "Rogues" short story anthology. In the episode, Bast plots a way to rid the town of Jessom Williams, Rike's abusive father. He discovers a novel way to get carrots, and tries his hand at bee keeping. We see Bast perform some mysterious Fae magic in the crafting of a charm to protect the William's family, discover some of the wackier things Crazy Martin has done, and visit with the good ole boys at the Waystone inn. Music credits: "Talent Pipes" from "The Name of the Wind: The Unofficial Soundtrack" by composer Mark Haas. Available on iTunes. markhaasmusic.com Leave us a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 If you enjoy the show and would like special access to early episodes and behind the scenes content, consider becoming a patron! patreon.com/casterquest […]

  • Ep 61 "The Lightning Tree" Book Club- Part 2
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on March 10, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    In Episode 61 we recap our second part of "The Lightning Tree" short story by Patrick Rothfuss featured in the "Rogues" anthology. Bast teaches a young girl emotional manipulation so she can keep a kitten, takes a tour of Crazy Martin's Brewing company, goes bird watching, and agrees to undertake a task that is much darker than the previous favors the children tend to ask for.. plus more! Music Credits: "Talent Pipes" from "The Name of the Wind: The Unofficial Soundtrack" by composer Mark Haas. markhaasmusic.com. Consider becoming a patron and have access to special outtakes, art tutorials, and early episode releases! https://www.patreon.com/casterquest Leave us a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 […]

  • Episode 60- "The Lightning Tree" Book Club Part 1
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on March 2, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    In episode 60 of CasterQuest, we go back to Temerant, back to Newarre, back to the Waystone Inn, and back to Kvothe and Bast! Enjoy our three-part book club series recapping "The Lightning Tree", a Patrick Rothfuss short story featured in the 2014 short story "Rogues" anthology. In part one of "The Lightning Tree" we follow Bast as he performs favors for the children of the town of Newarre, seduces young farm girls, doles out advice on revenge, teases secrets of the Fae, and takes a burlesque worthy bath- all before lunch time. We also announce the launch of our new Patreon page at: https://www.patreon.com/casterquest . If you enjoy the show- please consider becoming a patron. There's goodies in store for your help! Leave CasterQuest a review on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 Musical Credits: "Talent Pipes" from "The Name of the Wind: The Unofficial Soundtrack" by Mark Haas. markhaasmusic.com "Groove Grove" by Kevin MacCleod incompetech.com […]

  • Ep59 Valentine's Day Fan Fiction!
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on February 15, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    I bet you thought we forgot to get you a Valentine's day present, right? Well guess what- We love our listeners so much we decided to surprise them with a special Valentine's Day themed fan fiction episode! Treat yourself to three terrible fanfiction reads. And keep in mind, as ALWAYS these fanfiction episodes are NSFW and 18+ due to explicit content and adult language. In our first story, we make politics interesting by reading: "Make America Sexy Again" by: americalovesthecockpit https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12032908/1/Make-America-Sexy-Again In our second story, Spongebob tries to get Squidward a Valentine's Day date in: "Spongebob's Valentines Day" by My Animated Imagination https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4857653/3/Spongebob-Valentines-Day In our third story we travel to South Park Colorado to find out who left Cartman a mystery Valentine in: "The Mystery Valentine" by Wedjat (Southpark) https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7838978/3/Mystery-Valentine We also get to pop a fanfiction cherry by inviting Justin of "Mindfudge Comedy Podcast" to join in a read! Check out his show at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mindfudge-comedy-podcast/id1195407249?mt=2 Happy Valentine's Day, Questers! […]

  • Ep58 WHYBW #3
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on February 8, 2017 at 3:46 am

    In episode 58 we host another episode of "What have YOU been watching?" We've been entertaining ourselves with all sorts of media, including a trip to PAX south! In this episode, we talk "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children", new netflix series "A Series of Unfortunate Events", "The Strain", "Hell Boy", "The Young Pope", "Sing Street", the panel "An Afternoon with Patrick Rothfuss" from PAX south, and Mandy's new favorite podcast- "Hello From the Magic Tavern"! […]

  • Ep57 WHYBW: Rogue One/ SW Rebels/ Trollhunters/ Star Vs/ Journey to the West
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on January 23, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    In Episode 57 we host another What Have You Been Watching? Mandy and Xavier talk lots of Star Wars: Rogue One, Rebels, and Clone Wars. We also talk about Netflix series Trollhunters by Guillermo Del Toro, Animated series- Star vs The Forces of Evil, and one of Mandy's favorite films- Journey to the West. Check out esopodcast.com for more great ESO Network shows, and be sure to leave us a review on itunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 […]

  • Ep 56 Over the Garden Wall: Ch 10- "The Unknown"
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on January 13, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Mandy and Xavier wrap up our review of the exceptional Cartoon Network mini-series "Over the Garden Wall" with a recap of chapter 10- "The Unknown". Will Greg and Wirt be able to escape the clutches of the Beast and return home? Is Beatrice cursed to be a bluebird forever? Will the Woodsman succumb to the darkness and sacrifice the children to keep the lantern lit? And what happened to everyone else..? Find out! We discuss the mystery of the black turtles, school you with Rock Facts, and share what we are working on for our future projects. - The voice actor for The Beast, Samuel Ramey is known for his various incarnations of the Devil in different opera productions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSyV3cjWLWY -Potatoes and Molasses remix by Psycosis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYvRTioPAlo Review CasterQuest on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 […]

  • Ep55 Over The Garden Wall: "Babes in the Woods" & "Into the Unknown"
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on December 7, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Mandy and Xavier return to our recap of "Over The Garden Wall" featuring episodes 8 & 9 "Babes in the Wood" and "Into the Unknown". Mysteries unravel and darkness looms ever closer, interwoven with more fantastic music and child like wonderlands. We talk mixtapes, sibling rivalry, young love and much more! […]

  • Ep54 Over The Garden Wall ep 6-7 "Lullaby in Frogland" & "The Ringing of the Bell"
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on November 7, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    In episode 54 we venture back into the Unknown- returning to our "Over the Garden Wall" recaps, focusing on episodes 6-7 "Lullaby in Frogland" and "The Ringing of the Bell". These are fantastic episodes featuring the voice talents of Elijah Wood, Collin Dean, Melanie Lynskey, Christopher Llyod, Jack Jones- with special appearances of John Cleese as Adelaide, and Tim Curry as Auntie Whispers! Full of mystery, music, fun, Rock Facts, danger, and enchantment- join us on our Quest to explore "Over the Garden Wall" created by Patrick McHale, and Cartoon Network. Winner of 2 Emmys in 2015 for "Outstanding Animated Program" and "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation"- this program will delight audiences of all ages. Watch Here- http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/over-the-garden-wall/episodes/index.html Watch 1920's animated film "Frogland" or "The Frogs Who Wanted a King" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wONKTobZgP8 Leave us a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 […]

  • Ep53 Batman Animated Films: The Killing Joke pt 2
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on October 27, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Episode 53 covers our second half of "The Killing Joke". This portion of the film is a faithful adaption of the 1988 DC graphic novel written by Alan Moore. In this episode, we recap the plot, discuss the Joker's possible asexuality, whether doing things "by the book" actually work, our opinions on the animation, the Joker's "Go Loony" song brought to life, and more. We also close up with a THANK YOU for 10k plays on SoundCloud, and offer a great deal to our Quester's who donate to the second kickstarter for "Speak No Evil" by GrayBear comics. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/906293113/speak-no-evil-issue-2 […]

  • Ep52 Batman Film Reviews: The Killing Joke Pt. 1
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on October 20, 2016 at 2:43 am

    Mandy and Xavier examine the first half of "The Killing Joke" the animated adaption of the infamous 1988 graphic novel by Alan Moore. The first half of the film has been criticized as controversial for it's portrayal of the backstory written in for Batgirl aka Barbara Gordon. We recap the first half of the film and share our opinions on it. Stick around for part 2- covering the adaption of the graphic novel, coming soon. Love Comics? Check out the Kickstarter for issue 2 of "Speak No Evil" by GrayBear Comics! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/906293113/speak-no-evil-issue-2?ref=thanks_share Leave a review for CasterQuest on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 Opening Music Credit: "Crunk Knight" by Kevin Macleod (https://incompetech.com/wordpress/2014/10/crunk-knight/) […]

  • Ep51 WHYBW? Steven Universe/Luke Cage/AHS/ Vice Principals
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on October 13, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    In Episode 51 Mandy and Xavier premiere a new CasterQuest feature- "What Have You Been Watching?" A laid back discussion of movies, tv shows, and books that have caught our attention. In this episode, we discuss Cartoon Network animated hit- "Steven Universe". We get spooked out with FX's "American Horror Story". We storm the streets with Marvel's latest Netflix release, "Luke Cage". We take flight with Dreamworks Animation Studios' "How To Train Your Dragon" film series and compare the movies to the books, we wrap up the episode with our thoughts on HBO's new comedy "Vice Principals". Be sure to leave a review for CasterQuest on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/casterquest/id997376997?mt=2 Check out the ESO network for all your geeky podcast needs- ESOPODCAST.COM Music credit: "Crunk Knight" by Kevin Macleod (https://incompetech.com/wordpress/2014/10/crunk-knight/) […]

  • Ep50 Best Of Quest Pt 2
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on September 28, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    CasterQuest celebrates 50 episodes with our favorite clips, bits, and songs from all of our previous shows! Part 1 includes Game of Thrones, Over The Garden Wall, The Name of the Wind, and movie reviews. Part 2 includes our crossover episodes covering Star Wars, The Batman animated films, some of our favorite stories, special guests Morandir from "Mind of Morandir" podcast (https://soundcloud.com/morandir-draugmor), and Justin Corbett of Comical Podcast (comicalpodcast.com) and Gray Bear Comics (graybearcomics.com). We wrap things up with our favorite improv songs, and some history of CasterQuest, and where we hope our next 50 episodes will take us. Thanks so much to all our listeners, and keep on Questin'! […]

  • Ep50 The Best of Quest pt 1
    by Mandy, Erin & Xavier on September 28, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    CasterQuest celebrates 50 episodes with our favorite clips, bits, and songs from all of our previous shows! Part 1 includes Game of Thrones, Over The Garden Wall, The Name of the Wind, and movie reviews. Part 2 includes our crossover episodes covering Star Wars, The Batman animated films, some of our favorite stories, special guests Morandir from "Mind of Morandir" podcast (https://soundcloud.com/morandir-draugmor), and Justin Corbett of Comical Podcast (comicalpodcast.com) and Gray Bear Comics (graybearcomics.com). We wrap things up with our favorite improv songs, and some history of CasterQuest, and where we hope our next 50 episodes will take us. Thanks so much to all our listeners, and keep on Questin'! Music credit: "Crunk Knight" by Kevin Macleod (https://incompetech.com/wordpress/2014/10/crunk-knight/) […]

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