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.

The cover of ALIGHT by Scott Sigler

ALIGHT Episode #23 — Q & A

This week’s episode is the Q & A for ALIGHT. Now that we’ve finished podcasting the book, we hop on the mic to answer your questions about the story, the Siglerverse, and sundry other things.

We recorded this early in the week, and after we did we received a whole bunch more questions and comments.  So we’ll cover those in a short Friday Fix soon.

Until then, enjoy this slightly long, somewhat tipsy, tiny bit rambling ‘cast!

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/23_ALIGHT_Episode_23___Q__A.mp3

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The cover of ALIGHT by Scott Sigler

ALIGHT Episode #22

Em and the Birthday Children united with Barkah and the Springers to defeat Aramovsky and bring peace to Omeoycan. But was it a happy ending? Barkah’s trechary resulted in the death of his father, the Springer king, making Barkah the new ruler of his people. Em and her friends are left to rebuild both their city and their culture. But a new threat lurks just around the corner, one that threatens everyone.

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ALIGHT Episode #21

Aramovsky has his war—his Birthday Children army has marched to the crescent-shaped clearing to take on what he thinks is a small force of Springers, but he has no idea he’s actually outnumbered over a hundred to one. Technology may prove the deciding factor, though—Borjigin has repaired several machines of war, and Aramovsky has dozens of powerful beam weapons he acquired from Matilda. It’s going to be a bloodbath all around, unless Em can stop it. She, Gaston, Spingate and Bishop are in the shuttle with Barkah, the Springer prince, and Lahfah, racing to the clearing to try and head off a battle that could kill thousands.

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FridayFix • ALIVE is a #1 New York Times Bestseller!

This week marks the one year anniversary of ALIVE’s release in hardcover. And on Wednesday we got word that ALIVE hit the New York Times Bestsellers List at number one for Young Adult eBooks!

Do you hear those angels singing?  That’s because that makes Scott an unadulterated NYT #1 Bestseller for all time.  It’s glorious!

Scott Sigler #1 New York Times best-sellerIn all seriousness, it’s a huge accomplishment and I’m so happy for Scott to achieve this lifelong goal. And, as a Junkie, I’m really proud to have been a part of the road to success.

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ALIGHT Episode #17

The Birthday Children were hit with the huge revelation as to what their forehead symbols mean. Em, the leader, was meant to be a slave, a realization that sends shockwaves through the community. The strange ship that landed in Uchmal held one passenger — Bello, thought missing for so long. Bello is back at the shuttle, but Em doesn’t trust that her friend is all she appears to be. Becket, Muller and Coyotl rode Coyotl’s spider to that ship to see if Beckett, a gear, could fly it, but they are long overdue. Did Barkah’s people take them? Bishop and Bawden have gone looking for the missing Birthday Children.

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ALIGHT Episode #16

Em has just learned that Spingate is pregnant with Gaston’s child — how will this affect the group? The Xolotl had only one shuttle, which the Birthday Children took to reach the surface, but in the last episode an unknown ship descended to the planet and landed somewhere within the walls of Uchmal. Who or what is on that ship?

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Friday Fix • 66 Best Movie Taglines

A few weeks back we ran a Friday Fix where Scott quizzed me on the Top 50 worst tag lines. It was fun, but I can’t say I did all that well.

This week we’re back with the Top 66 best tag lines, and I won’t lie — I don’t fare much better.

If you want to play along with us, here’s the link Scott was using.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/176_Friday_Fix___66_Best_Movie_Taglines.mp3

SHOW NOTES:
Scott mentions a sweet Key & Peele skit about Gremlins 2. You can check that out here.

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ALIGHT Episode #14

Visca was killed by Springers, and the Birthday Children want revenge With Aramovsky calling for all-out war, Em and Spingate offer an alternative — the two of them will hike into the jungle and try to make contact with the species. If Em and Spingate succeed, there might be peace and food for all. If they fail, there will be slaughter.

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FridayFix • PHXCC Panel
“Trope Talk: Comedic Relief”

A quick fun Friday Fix for your ear holes! Scott was on the panel “Trope Talk: Comedic Relief” at this year’s Phoenix Comic Con a few weeks back.  And you Junkies know that Scott’s work includes some great comedic tropes, include the sublimely sassy sidekick we all know and love, Detective Pookie Chang.

This is a live recording of the panel, so there’s a little room noise, but I think you’ll enjoy it, so take a listen!

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ALIGHT Episode #12

Em, Kalle, Bishop, Visca, Borjigin and Coyotl set out to find those they call “the fire-builders,” people who knew how to defeat the toxic mold and make Omeyocan’s food safe to eat. The Birthday Children found those people — and also discovered they aren’t people at all.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/12_ALIGHT_Episode_12.mp3

 

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Friday Fix • Michael J. Sullivan

At Phoenix Comicon, ARealGirl and Scott were joined by another tag-team writing/business pair: author Michael J. Sullivan and his wife Robin. Michael does the writing of the Rirya Chronicles stories, Robin handles the business side of things. A fascinating little talk about self publishing leading to the big time. 

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ALIGHT Episode #11

Em, Bishop, Aramovsky, Spingate, O’Malley and Visca found their way into the depths of the Observatory, a building of such immensity it defies the imagination. Inside, they learned of some history from Ometeotl, a sentient computer that has sat silent for centuries. But the Birthday Children soon realized they weren’t the only ones down there — with movement in the shadows, they fled the Observatory. As night falls and a storm rages through the city, they despeartely rush back to the shuttle, to their people, and to safety

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/11_ALIGHT_Episode_11.mp3

SHOW NOTES:
Scott is at Phoenix ComicCon in Phoenix next week, June 2nd through June 5th. If you’re going to the show, stop by and say hi!

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FridayFix • Worst Movie Taglines

Working on some taglines for the Generations Trilogy, Scott surfed the web for example of great taglines.

Lucky for you, and perhaps unlucky for me, Scott found this list of the worst movie taglines.

Scott quizzes A on these best worst movie taglines of all time. A … does not do well.

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ALIGHT Episode #10

Em, Bishop, Aramovsky, Spingate, O’Malley and Visca were climbing the Observatory’s 3,000 steps, trying to reach the pinnacle to find a way inside the massive mountain of stone. At the 25th plateau of this huge ziggurat, which is covered in images of death and torture, they found something unexpected — a tall, vine-covered ancient statue of Em.

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Friday Fix • Captain America Civil War Spoilercast

This past week Sigler and I both saw Captain America Civil War. We sat down to talk about it, and we had feels. And some of those feels are about 1970’s and 1980’s pop culture, which is kind of weird, but there you go.

I’ll say again that this is a true spoilercast, and this is your final warning.

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ALIGHT Episode #9

Bishop, Visca and Bawden have yet to return from their scouting trip to the Observatory. As they explore what is far away, Em has the others exploring what’s near. Will buildings around the shuttle produce any food, water or weapons?

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