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.

PANDEMIC Episode #15

When the Los Angeles attacked the Operation Wolf’s Head task force, hundreds of sailors died — and SEAL team commander Paulius Kilmas was ordered to stand by and watch, to not help in any way. Has the opportunity for him to become a player in this scenario finally arrived? Meanwhile, the Mary Ellen Moffet steams toward Chicago. Cooper Mitchell will finally be rid of Steve Stanton, Bo Pan, and the material recovered from the Los Angeles. The pending doom floating on Lake Michigan finally comes to a head … carnage abounds.

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PANDEMIC Episode #14

Aboard the Mary Ellen Moffet, Cooper Mitchell is close to completing the job for Steve Stanton and Bo Pan — the robot submersible PLATYPUS is returning from the wreck of the Los Angeles, and it carries with it a piece of the Orbital.  If the Moffet can collect the robot, and the piece of Orbital, then the job is done. On board the Carl Brashears, Conroy Austin is unconscious as his body slowly changes into something else, something not human. And, Tim Feely’s data-mining work is about to produce some very disturbring results.

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PANDEMIC Episode #13

Orin Nagy’s rampage resulted in three more infected sailors. They are contained in the BSL-4 chambers on the USS Carl Brashears, but the new cases show the vector hovers on the edge of uncontrollable. Tim Feely’s yeast-based inoculant nears completion, but how will he test it as a defense against the infection? Meanwhile, Steve Stanton awaits contact from his robot submersible, the Platypus, knowing that if he doesn’t get a signal soon Bo Pan might execute him.

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PANDEMIC Episode #11

Margaret Montoya was the person responsible for ordering the nuke strike on Detroit, an act that killed Dew Phillips, Perry Dawsey and over a hundred thousand people. She’s carried that guilt with her nonstop ever since. Eric Edmund was injured when the submarine Los Angeles attacked the Operation Wolf Head task force. He’s brain dead, and the government has made his body available to Montoya for necessary human experimentation. Chief Petty Officer Orin Nagy, on the other hand, is very alive, very infected, and trying to avoid the cellulose test would show him as positive. Meanwhile, Steve Stanton’s robot the Platypus has closed in on the wreck of the Los Angeles and is waiting for instructions.

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PANDEMIC Episode #10

The autopsy and analysis of Candice Walker and Wicked Charlie Petrovsky continue, and, finally, Tim Feely find a clue that could lead to stopping the infection. Chief Petty Officer Orin Nagy is looking for the opposite of that, for a way to spread the disease. And on the Mary Ellen Moffett, Steve Stanton is about to find out the hard way that Bo Pan is not the doddering old fool he’s pretending to be.

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FridayFix • Interview with PC and Kristen Cast

Scott and ARealGirl sit down with PC and Kristin Cast, bestselling authors of the HOUSE OF NIGHT series. How bestselling? How about 20 meelion book sold and counting?

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We cover how this mother/daughter pair operate as a writing team, their new book THE SMELL OF SALT AND SAND, PC’s new novel MOON CHOSEN, how both authors got signed and rose to fame, and much more!

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PANDEMIC Episode #7

When the sub Los Angeles went rogue and attacked other ships in the Operation Wolf’s Head task force, there were many dead and many more wounded. US Navy personnel are still trying to process those in need, and they need to check each one for evidence of cellulose, a primary indicator of the disease that turns normal people into killers. The crew of the Mary Ellen Moffet is about to find out that Steve Stanton’s “Platypus” is far more advanced than they thought, and Margaret, Clarence and Tim Feely are still hard at work trying to analyze the disease. What they find next will shatter their illusions.

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PANDEMIC Episode #5

Margaret Montoya and Clarence Otto have been assigned to Operation Wolf’s Head to try and find out what happened to the Los Angeles, a nuclear sub converted to recovering the wreckage of the Orbital, an alien machine that started a deadly plague. Meanwhile, Steve Stanton and Bo Pan are also heading toward the watery grave of the Los Angeles. They are onboard the Mary Ellen Moffet, a boat owned by Cooper Mitchell and Jeff Brockman, who have no idea their two passengers are sleeper agents for the Chinese government.

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Friday Fix • ALIGHT Q&A Part 2

After the ALIGHT Q&A we received so many more questions about ALIGHT and the Siglerverse at large we’re back with a whole new ‘cast.

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As with every other Q&A ‘cast on this site, this one is full of spoilers and this is your fair warning. If you haven’t read the Generations Trilogy, or much of the Siglerverse, tread very carefully listening in here. Might be best to go catch up on your Sigler reading and then come back. Enjoy!

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PANDEMIC Episode #3

Margaret Montoya’s life has fallen apart. After saving the world, she’s spent years as the target of endless Internet outrage for her role in the tragedy of Detroit. Her life is in shambles and she’s become a shut-in, staying in her house to hide away from the world. Her husband, Clarence Otto, was in the process of telling her their marriage was over when he got a call from Murray Longworth, the director of the Department of Special Threats. Now, Murray has come to her house to pay a visit — and it’s not a social call.

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PANDEMIC Episode #2

In Episode One, we saw the grisly demise of Wicked Charlie Petrovsky, the desperate struggle of Candice Walker, the endless efforts of the Orbital, and the long-term effects of Chelsea Jewel’s “smoochies.” In this episode, we catch up with two survivors of CONTAGIOUS—Margaret Montoya and Clarence Otto. Five years after CONTAGIOUS ended, we see where life has landed these two heroes. We also meet a new character, Steve Stanton, a young engineer whose choices and actions will soon have a worldwide impact.

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PANDEMIC Episode #1

Junkies have been asking about this one forever and a day, and finally that day has come. Welcome to Episode One of the serial audiobook PANDEMIC, Book III of the INFECTED Trilogy. If you haven’t read the first two books, INFECTED and CONTAGIOUS, do that first! We beseech thee! Get those books in print, as eBooks or full-length audiobooks by visiting our INFECTED and CONTAGIOUS pages.

Let’s get this party started—the first of forty episodes in a serial audiobook that will last through May 2017. Get some!

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FridayFix • Bruce & Julie Press

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If you listen to the Friday Fix, you understand the idea of being a Junkie. It’s a fandom, and it’s fun, and it’s special.

Today we get to sit down and talk with Bruce and Julie Press, Junkies extraordinaire. They are terrific people, and they haven’t yet missed a SiglerFest. Julie comes for the fun, and Bruce comes to make us all look good. He’s the official photographer of SiglerFest. You can find all his Siglerific pics, and a ton of other beautiful, warm and wonderful photos at Bruce F Press Photography. Go check it out — if you’ve been to a Sigler event in the last few years, I’m willing to bet Bruce captured your best side in one of his lovely pics. Bonus: they’re all available for purchase at this link!

We chat for a bit about fandom, the benefits of virtual friendship, and the art of making something great.

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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!

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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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