A Kovacs

About A Kovacs

I'm the Director of Døøm here at Empty Set Entertainment, and a founding partner at Audacity Events, a San Diego based management company that builds world class events and manages one-of-a-kind talent.  I'm a movie geek, Doctor Who fan, skeptic and science nerd. I don't like chocolate all that much.

ALIVE Episode #11

The Birthday Children have reached the Garden, but at such a cost.  In this episode, the tension between Em and Aramovsky comes to a head. Is Aramovsky looking out for the spiritual well-being of the group, or is trying to discredit Em as leader and push her out?

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/11_ALIVE_Episode_11.mp3

No talky-talk after the episode this week!

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FridayFix • SiglerFest 2K15 Update!

SiglerFest 2K15 is fast approaching!  It’s right around now that we start to get lots of questions:

  • Can I still register? (Yes! Get on that!)
  • What goes on at SiglerFest? (Listen to the cast, yo!)
  • How’d y’all get to be so great? (It’s the Junkies, obvs.)

Take a listen to this short ‘cast to whet your appetite. Can’t wait to see y’all in Vegas!

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/FridayFix___ALIVE_Tour_Wrap_Up.mp3

extedit-SiglerFest 2k1420141011-7091-EditOh! And the SiglerFest 2K14 photo books are done and they’re glorious and lovely! Shot and designed by the sublimely talented and gracious Bruce Press, they are a wonderfully fun memento of a great weekend.
Unlike previous years, we will not have copies for purchase on hand in Las Vegas this year. Instead, you can head over to Blurb right now and order your copies directly! While you’re there you can pick up other years too if you like!

As ever, a million thanks to Bruce Press for his great work and also this year for patiently nudging me over and over to get the book done early enough to put it up for sale well in advance of SiglerFest!

 

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ALIVE Episode #10

After discovering food and water in the Garden, it should have been a happy occasion for Em and the kids. But then, tragedy befell Latu, and Em was the first to see what happens when people are left alone with hungry pigs. So this won’t happen to anyone else, Em and Bishop are in a race against to get the rest of their people and bring them safely to the garden.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/10_ALIVE_Episode_10.mp3

SHOW NOTES:

  • Last week Scott was at a NASA rocket test at Stennis Space Center in Mississsippi! Check out the video right below this post for ALIVE Episode #10, or see it at youtube.com/scottsigler
  • We sent out GLF VI coupons from the ALIVE pre-order contest! If you don’t have yours, check ALL of your email accounts, including spam folders.  If you STILL don’t have it, email info@emptyset.  (As a reminder, to be eligible, you had to buy ALIVE before July 13, 2015.)
  • ALIGHT cover is posted! Book II of the Generations trilogy, the sequel to ALIVE. See it at scottsigler.com/alight, or at Scott’s instagram account, instagram.com/scottsigler.

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ALIVE Episode #8

Em has led the Birthday Children into a strange, broken-down area filled with coffins of a different kind — thin, white, heavily beat-up, and empty. Em, O’Malley and Latu are looking in one set of rooms, Bishop and El-Saffani in the others. What they all find next will change their existence forever. 

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/08_ALIVE_Episode_8.mp3

This week no talky-talk after the episode!

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ALIVE Episode #7

Em and her friends met Bishop and his crew. A brief, peaceful struggle for control of the Birthday Children left Em with the spear, a symbol of power. She now leads 23 other people through the halls, looking for a way out. They are also looking for food, and, more importantly, water. If they […]

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FridayFix • Making the ALIVE Spears

As part of the promotion of ALIVE, we decided to make prop spears. (Spears feature prominently in the novel.)

Super talented artist, prop maker and all around great guy Frank Ippolito designed and made them, and generously invited us to his shop to help put the finishing touches on his awesome work. And he let us bring the Dog of Doom!

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Free Audiobooks at http://scottsigler.com/free-audiobooks/

FridayFix • Should YA Writers Censor Their Social Media?

Scott and I are back from the ALIVE Book Tour, and catching up on all things recently neglected at the office. We’ll have a tour wrap up for you soon!

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Today’s Friday Fix is an interview that Scott did with Delilah S. Dawson (author of HIT) and Chuck Wendig (author of the new Star Wars novel THE FORCE AWAKENS and THE HARVEST, Book III of the Heartlands Trilogy) during this year’s Phoenix Comic Con.

Delilah S. DawsonChuck WendigAll three are adults who write Young Adult fiction, and have, ahem, lively social media feeds. It begs the question: if your target audience is young but using social media, do you have an obligation to curb your less PG-rated language?

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ALIVE Episode #5

In the last episode, Yong grew tired of wandering through hallways, finding nothing, and he challenged Em’s leadership. He attacked Spingate, then rushed at Em — and when he did, Em’s knife slid deep into his belly. In this episode, we learn of Yong’s fate: will he survive, or will he become just another pile of dust-covered bones? 

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/05_ALIVE_Episode_5.mp3

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ALIVE Episode #3

Em and Spingate have escaped their coffins, and managed to open two more — one holds the sleeping K. O’Malley, while the other contains the dead body of B. Brewer. Eight more coffins remain unopened. In this episode, Em and Spingate find out how many coffins contain potential friends and allies, and how many contain shriveled corpses.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/03_ALIVE_Episode_3.mp3

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Wanna save $15 on the limited-edition GFL Book VI hardcover when it goes on sale in 2016? Pre-order the ALIVE hardcover before July 14 and email the receipt to info@emptyset.com. We’ll send you a unique code to use for GFL Book VI. It’s like getting ALIVE for free! Details here.

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Free Audiobooks at http://scottsigler.com/free-audiobooks/

FridayFix • The making
of the ALIVE BookTrailer

The book trailer for ALIVE was posted last week, and it’s doing great things for us. Coverage from Entertainment Weekly (where it premiered), YouTube star Anna Akana and BookTuber Regan Peruse has brought us a ton of views. We have people who have never heard of Scott Sigler pre-ordering the novel ahead of the July 14 release date.

So, trailer = good. But what goes into making a book trailer? To give you a peek behind the curtain, Scott and I sat down with Mallory O’Meara and Jack Bennett, who were the producer and director of the ALIVE trailer, respectively.
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We talk about using the visual medium to make a no-spoiler trailer for a book, and the inherent pros and cons: the creative process; reality vs. the original vision; budget limits; killing your darlings; and how “perfection is often the enemy of the interesting” as Jack says in the ‘cast. (And yes, we know the aphorism is slightly different, which is, in a way, Jack’s point. No need to write in!)

Jack, Mallory and their whole team brought all their talents to bear, and delivered a sublime trailer for ALIVE. We loved working with them and we love the end result.

Where you can find Jack: Scott Ian’s Bloodworks, Damn Dirty Geeks Podcast

Where you can find Mallory: @sexoskeleton, Dark Dunes Productions

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ALIVE Episode #1

This is the first episode of ALIVE, the serialized audiobook version of the hardcover/eBook/full-length-audiobook that will be out July 14 from Del Rey Books. This is Scott’s sixteenth free, unabridged podcast novel. This one is narrated by Emma Galvin. We hope you enjoy it, and spread the word!

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FridayFix • Inside Big Publishing

Sometimes we get email asking why we don’t just tell “Big Publishing” to take a hike and put out all of Scott’s work ourselves. Emails that speak of untold glory and money that would be all ours — all ours! — without “the Man” taking a cut.

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We’ve been working with Scott’s team at Del Rey (a division of Penguin Random House) for about two years now, and it’s been great. Before that, the team at Crown Publishing was also great. Just like any subject-matter expert, our “Big Publishing” pals bring things to the table that we can’t, which is just the way we like it!

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THE CHAMPION Q & A Pt. I

Part One of Two

The podcast for Book V of the GFL series is complete. Quentin and the crew have made it through another season of hardcore gridiron football. Well, mostly. ARealGirl and the Future Dark Overlord sat down for an hour to answer some questions sent in over the last few weeks by y’all.

Spoiler Alert! Especially at our SPOILER ALERT for the whole episode. There are spoilers for the whole GFL series, and even spoilers for several other Siglerverse stories. You’ve been warned!

There were so many questions we broke this episode up into two hour-long episodes. We’ll have another 60 minute’s worth on Wednesday if you’re interested in even more!

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/40_THE_CHAMPION_Episode_40_QA_Part_1.mp3

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THE CHAMPION Episode #39

At the end of last episode, Quentin blocked as Becca Montagne ran behind him — and then over him — for the go-ahead touchdown. With less than a minute to play in the Galaxy Bowl, the Krakens cling to a slim lead, but it’s not over … not as long as Don Pine has the ball in his hands. Can Ionath hold off the Jupiter Jacks and repeat as GFL champs?

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/39_THE_CHAMPION_Episode_39.mp3

Remember, next week’s episode is our Q & A. Send us an mp3 with your question to info@emptyset.com and we’ll play them next week!  You can also call 1-206-666-4673. (That’s 1-206-666-GORE.)

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