Surprise! We’ve got a very special bonus episode of Dragon Talk for you in preparation for D&D Live 2020! Greg & Shelly welcome actor Kristian Nairn, best known for his portrayal as Hodor on Game Of Thrones! Kristian will be joining other GoT cast mates for a very special session of D&D dungeon mastered by our own Kate Welch this Saturday, June 20th at noon PST!

Dragon Talk is executively produced by Greg Tito, Shelly Mazzanoble & Wizards of the Coast. Show production by Lisa Carr & Ryan Marth of Siren Sound. Podcast recording, editing, mixing and mastering by Ryan Marth & Siren Sound

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Here’s a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins:

00:00: Intro and news with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble

04:36: Interview with Kristian Nairn

48:15: Outro


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Kristian Nairn

For the last 20 years, Kristian Nairn has been one of Ireland’s most prolific resident house DJs. He has remixed tracks for the Freemasons, Madison Avenue and Duke to name but a few, and has played alongside some of the best in the business, such as Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Fatboy Slim, Danny Howard and many more.

Kristian has played at venues all over the world including international superclubs Amnesia, Cafe Mambo and Hakkasan. He has also played at some of the biggest dance festivals, including Tomorrowland in Belgium, Untold Festival in Romania and Sunburn Festival in India.

A video of Kristian’s set at Cafe Mambo in 2017 went viral across all the major social media platforms to over 84.7 million people in 72 hours.

As well as his musical talent, he is famous for his role as the much loved character "Hodor" in HBO's juggernaut series Game of Thrones, which has obtained an exceptionally broad and active international fan base. It received widespread acclaim by critics, and the series has won numerous awards and nominations including two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series and a Golden Globe Award nomination for "Best Television Series“ Drama.

Kristian is currently playing his DJ sets to clubs around the world, taking his international fan base on a journey through big room vocal house and progressive EDM.

Kristian also headlines his own "Rave of Thrones" club show, a fully immersive Game of Thrones clubbing experience which has toured the UK, the USA, and Australia.

You can find Kristian on Twitter or on his Website.


Your Podcast Hosts

Greg Tito

Greg Tito has had weird and long career as an Off Broadway stage manager, a playwright, a theater carpenter, a secretary, an RPG designer, a games journalist, and now a PR/Marketing person. He has loved Dungeons & Dragons ever since 1985 when he found an old copy of the AD&D Dungeon Master’s Guide on his brother’s bookshelf and he honed that love of fantasy storytelling in the dark streets of Sasserine by way of the Upper West Side gaming group he joined in 2004. He moved his family (wife + two young kids) to Seattle in 2015 to work on D&D and he’s never looked back.

Shelly Mazzanoble

Shelly Mazzanoble will always play a magic-user. There. She said it. Enough pretending to want to break out of her comfort zone. She’s a magic-user. She’s also the brand lead for Avalon Hill and loves talking about that one time she played Diplomacy and SOMEONE (okay, it was Ben Petrisor) stabbed her in the back and took over her beloved Russia. If you enjoy tales of sorcery, board game upheavals, and reasons her 3 year-old is crying (HINT: She tried to make him eat a Nutella crepe), find Shelly on Twitter and Facebook.