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.

A GFL Novella. The tale of Yolanda Davenport and her quest to prove the innocence of murder suspect Ju Tweedy.

THE REPORTER Episode #12

This is it, the final episode! Yolanda’s quest comes to a close as we learn the fates of her, Whykor the Aware, Parmont the Insane, GFL Commissioner Rob Froese, Anna Villani, Joey and Miriam. Does this episode contain Ju Tweedy and Quentin Barnes? Why, yes … yes it does.

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FridayFix • Dystopic Super Bowl 50

This morning io9 published this quiz: Fictional Dystopia or the Super Bowl?, by Katharine Trendacosta. Scott and I recorded ourselves taking the quiz, because a) scifi and b) football.  We had not seen the questions beforehand, so you get our first hand reactions.

I also did not realize until halfway through the quiz that Scott and I were competing, so I demand that his one point lead be recorded with an asterisk.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/160_FridayFix_Dystopic_SuperBowl_50.mp3

WPeter Cline's Ex-Heroes seriesIN PETER CLINE‘S “EX-HEROES” SERIES:
You have to listen in to find out how. It’s not complicated. Which means it’s not like politics. Or math.

SHOW NOTES:

  • CREATURE by John Saul
  • Don’t forget to send any Q&A questions about THE REPORTER (or anything else) to info@emptyset.com
  • Key & Peele – McCringleberry’s Excessive Celebration:

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THE REPORTER Episode #11

Yolanda’s search for the killer of Grace McDermot finally comes to fruition. She’s found a store near the building where McDermot was killed, a store that has security cameras monitoring the exit of that building. If those records are intact, Yolanda will have with incontrovertible evidence of who left the building right after McDermot died — and that will give her the killer.

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FridayFix • Wanna Be A Writer Q&A

We’re about halfway through the “So You Wanna Be A Writer” series. Scott gives his own advice about writing in short videos hosted on YouTube. It is fun, and give us a place to direct most questions that come in from new writers looking for advice.

Today we talk about some of the questions we’ve received after someone’s seen the videos.

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SHOW NOTES:
Check out all these cool folks we talked about:

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THE REPORTER Episode #9

Yolanda, Whykor and Miriam narrowly escaped an assassination attempt, and all it took was running out onto the middle of the field during a game between the To Pirates and the OS1 Orbiting death while thousands of fans in the stands and billions watching across the galaxy looked on. But now the trio find themselves on the mean streets of Madderch while they’re still the target of at least one crime lord. Where can they possibly go to find safety?

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FridayFix • THE RIDER preview!

At SiglerFest 2K15, Scott busted out a sneak peek of THE RIDER, the GFL novella co-written with podcasting author Paul E. Cooley.

I know lots of you have been waiting a very long time for this one, so I’m happy to say it’s in production!  You’ll see it by this summer! Woo hoo!

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A GFL Novella. The tale of Yolanda Davenport and her quest to prove the innocence of murder suspect Ju Tweedy.

THE REPORTER Episode #8

One moment, Yolanda is in a luxury booth at OS1 Stadium, watching the Death play the To Pirates. The next, she, Miram, Whykor and booth staffer Puck are under attack from Turon the Ugly and Marik the Covetous. Yolanda and her friends barely escaped and are in an elevator, heading down to the stadium’s main level. Yolanda knows that if they are to escape the stadium alive, she needs a distraction.

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FridayFix • SiglerFest 2K16 Registration is Now Open!

SiglerFest 2K16 • October 7 & 8, 2016 The Orleans Hotel & Casino 4500 West Tropicana Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89103

The 6th Annual SiglerFest is now open for registration!

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A GFL Novella. The tale of Yolanda Davenport and her quest to prove the innocence of murder suspect Ju Tweedy.

THE REPORTER Episode #7

After interviewing Ma Tweedy — mother of Ju Tweedy, the man accused of the murder of Grace McDermot — Yolanda increasingly questions the official story of the Madderch police. Yolanda also thinks her friend Miriam — McDermot’s bodyguard when McDermot was murdered — is holding back information. Yolanda and Whykor have arranged to meet Miriam at the game between the OS1 Orbiting Death and the To Pirates, played on the home field of the Death, that facility famously known as “The Black Hole.” On the field, it’s Condor Adrian vs. Frank Zimmer, and off the field, it’s Yolanda Davenport vs. this damn story.

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FridayFix • 2015 Year In Review

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016 Junkies! We are pretty excited for all the fun stuff we’ve got planned in the year ahead, but today we’re taking our annual look back at what’s transpired over the last twelve months!

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A selfies with Commander Hadfield! A’s selfie with Commander Hadfield! ——>

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Scott met astronaut Jeanette Epps during his visit to Stennis Space Center. So cool.Scott met astronaut Jeanette Epps during his visit to Stennis Space Center. So cool.

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FridayFix • The Force Awakens Spoilercast!

SW-THE-FORCE-AWAKENSWe saw The Force Awakens once together, then again separately and now we discuss it! The first 15 minutes or so of this ‘cast is spoiler-free if you want our general take. Then we get into the nitty gritty details! You’ll find lots and lots of warnings before the spoilers, not to worry!

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THE REPORTER Episode #4

Yolanda Davenport is trying to make friends, but only making enemies. In her line of work, when you ask too many questions, sometimes you won’t like the answers. In this episode, enemies and answers come together in head-pounding collision right in the heart of Madderch City.

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FridayFix • Sneak peek of
Syfy’s CHILDHOOD’S END

ARealGirl here. Scott and I were lucky enough to get an early viewing of SyFy’s new miniseries CHILDHOOD’S END, based on the novel by science fiction legend Arthur C Clarke. I read the book ages ago. Scott has not read it, giving you a “read it / haven’t read it” reaction to the miniseries. We sat down for this FridayFix™ to discuss our thoughts on this show, which premiers Dec. 14 on SyFy as a three-night TV event.

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And here’s a cool vid of the cast introducing the core concepts behind the show.

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SHOW NOTES:
• O’Neill cylinder is a thing maybe you’d like to check out!
• Morgan Freeman discussing why he wants to make RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA

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THE REPORTER Episode #3

Yolanda Davenport is discovering that her new assistant Whykor the Aware has more to offer than she originally thought. The Quyth Worker arranged for a meeting with Madderch police commissioner Robert “Bob” Gilliland, so that Yolanda can interview Gilliand regarding the murder of Grace McDermot. She also catches up with her original source on the story, detective Joey Clark. Is there a cover-up afoot?

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/03_THE_REPORTER_Episode_3.mp3

SHOW NOTES:
Get in on our Christmas sale! The first 4 GFL paperback novels, a whole set for 50% off! That’s $20 for the entire set! 

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FridayFix • Kids These Days and also the Hulk

ARealGirl here. Last Friday, Scott and I sat down to rant about the state of superheroes back when we were kids. Sigler was quite upset at how good the “kids these days” have things, because back when he was a boy, superheros were everywhere — but not so much supervillains

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Oh, and I was afraid of the Hulk when I was a kid.

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I’m still looking for the promised pic of me as a kid. If I find it (no luck at Thanksgiving at my Mom’s house) I’ll post it.

Here’s a little internet proof (for what that’s worth) of the Bruce/David Banner changes.

SPIDEY FIGHTING A BANK ROBBER IN A GHOST TOWN – HEY, 1970s, WTF?

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THE REPORTER Episode #1

Here we go with the first episode of the THE REPORTER, a Galactic Football League novella. Scott co-wrote this novella with Campbell Award-winning author Mur Lafferty.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/01_THE_REPORTER_Episode_1.mp3

This podcast is a dozen episodes long. Our main character is Yolanda Davenport, a star reporter who has caused Krakens Quarterback Quentin Barnes much grief over the years. This story parallels events that take place in THE STARTER and THE ALL-PRO.

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