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.

ALIENS: Scott’s favorite movie of all time

StorySmack Episode #17

ALIENS on StorySmack sponsored by our '4InkJets Coupon' page at http://scottsigler.com/4inkjets-couponThis week we were going to do an ALIENS watch-along. We didn’t get that off the ground. We’ll tell you all about it in the episode. Instead, we’re doing a traditional movie review Story Smack, but for Sigler’s favorite movie of all time. ALL TIME!

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The thing is … ALIENS is Scott’s favorite, but it’s also a hugely important and influential movie in general. Sigourney Weaver is luminescent in every sense of the word, all the while being a difficult, ornery character, in unfathomable circumstance. It’s a performance of a lifetime, and it’s only one part of the movie. If you have never seen it, do watch it before listening.

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PANDEMIC Episode #34

The battle of Chicago is in full swing. Steve Stanton’s forces are swarming in on the Windy City skyscraper that holds Cooper, Clarence, Margaret, Paulius and his SEAL team, and the rangers. Margaret’s time is up: if she’s going to make a move to escape, it has to be now. Can she escape? And if so, at what cost?

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Murder 1-2-3: courtroom definitions in storytelling

StorySmack Episode #15

This week we’re taking a break from movie breakdowns as we recover from our European jet lag.

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Everyone’s seen plenty of courtroom dramas, cop stories, and forensic investigation on television and in the movies. So much that our sense of justice and the law is surely informed by what we’ve seen on the screen. And what’s on the screen isn’t always real-world accurate, surrendering dry legal wrangling for entertaining fiction.

Scott and I breakdown the degrees of murder as they’re written in California so we can see where reality and fiction diverge. If you’re a storyteller or just a big fan of true-crime stories, these are things you should know. We’re here to help!

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European Tour & how travel impacts storytelling

StorySmack Episode #14

The European Tour of 2017 rolls along. We took a few minutes to talk about our feels and impressions from some of the amazing, life-changing things we’ve seen. We also discuss how seeing such things can affect a storyteller’s views, and impact (or create whole cloth) future stories.

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[caption id="attachment_129240" align="alignright" width="300"] The Lumen Editions booth at the Paris Book Fair.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_129239" align="alignright" width="300"] Tom Merritt with his pink plaid tank tour T-shirt.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_129238" align="alignright" width="300"] Darren’s Krakens birthday cake.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_129237" align="alignright" width="300"] Skulls, spines and femurs from the Paris Catacombs.[/caption]

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PANDEMIC Episode #31

Margaret Montoya has a new set of enemies, enemies that are heavily armed and ready to kill. Can she escape their clutches and find her way to safety? Cooper Mitchell also has enemies — thousands of them. He’s been playing a desperate, dangerous game of survival, but is his rescue finally at hand? The US Military is gearing up for a major engagement against Steve Stanton’s converted, and the Windy City is about to become a killing ground.

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ON TOUR!
Scott and ARealGirl are still on tour in Europe at this very moment. In Berlin at the moment, headed to Dublin in a few days. Click here for the tour dates.

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PANDEMIC Episode #30

The infection has shattered the East Coast. As Murray Longworth watches D.C. burn, President Blackmon preps for evacuation from the White House. Meanwhile, Steve Stanton has realized that Cooper Mitchell is the enemy of a new people, and carries inside him the ability to destroy the Converted. And out on Lake Michigan, Clarence Otto, Paulius Kilmas and a very pissed-off Margaret Montoya prepare land in Chicago in a desperate search for Cooper. Will they find him before Steve Stanton does? 

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ON TOUR!
Scott and ARealGirl are on your in Europe at this very moment. Paris, Berlin, Leipzig and Dublin still to come. Click here for the tour dates.
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PANDEMIC Episode #28

The inoculation effort continues as America’s food industry turns to producing the yeast engineered by Tim Feely. Murray Longworth is part of that process, monitoring the distribution and praying America reaches a critical mass of immune people before it’s too late. And Cooper Mitchell spends the night with his new confederates and his old pal […]

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PANDEMIC Episode #24

Cooper Mitchell remains trapped in the Chicago Trump Tower, which has become a place of freakshow horrors. He’s about to make a new friend … or is it a new enemy? Meanwhile, the infection spreads across the globe.

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PANDEMIC Episode #16

Steve Stanton’s robot submersible, the Platypus, went to the depths of Lake Michigan to retrieve part of the Orbital, but did it accidentally bring something else up with it? SEAL Commander Paulius Klimas and his team rescued Margaret Montaya from the pitched battle on the surface of Lake Michigan, but her ordeal is not over yet — she was exposed, and as such, she must be tested.

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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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