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.

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

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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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ALIGHT Episode #8

Em knows she has to put pressure on Spingate to solve the poisonous mold problem. Solve it, or starve. And, Em is convinced that O’Malley is hiding a critical bit of information, holding something back that could make all the difference in the survival of the Birthday Children. In this episode, Em finds out what that secret it.

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FridayFix • Purple Rain

Scott & ARealGirl saw the Prince epic on the big screen: a review & celebration of his life

This week’s FridayFix is a post-viewing chat Scott and ARealGirl had after watching Prince’s Purple Rain on the big screen.

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If you somehow hadn’t heard, Prince died last week. As a celebration, Purple Rain came back to theatres for a short run. Tickets were inexpensive, and part of the ticket price went to charity. And we found out (in some ways) you can go home again after all.

Purple Rain

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ALIGHT Episode #6

Em, Bishop, Spingate, Coytol and Farrar returned from their trip to the jungle. Em suffered a bad wound to her lower leg. When they returned to the shuttle, they learned that Aramovsky opened the coffins on the lower decks, releasing 168 new people. They had little food to begin with, and now have more than twice as many mouths to feed. Em went to see Dr. Smith to repair her leg.

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FridayFix • Empty Set chats with Richard Kadrey

JRichard and Scottunkies! Another great author interview this week!

We were at Emerald City Comic Con this past weekend, and we had the great pleasure of sitting down with Richard Kadrey, author of the Sandman Slim novels. He’s got a new book coming out soon called the Everything Box.

This was such a fun, meandering chat, which covers so much ground. So if you like Scott’s stuff, or LA, or stealing cars, or scotch, just trust me and take a listen.

You can find Richard at @Richard_Kadrey on Twitter, @rkadrey on Instagram, and at richardkadrey.com.

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ALIGHT Episode #4

Em, Farrar, Coyotl, Spingate and Bishop have found a warehouse full of food, enough to keep the Birthday Children alive for years – but the food is poisoned by a virulent mold. That same mold is in the water. Now the Birthday Children face starvation, but if they don’t find fresh water, they will die long before they feel the pangs of hunger.

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FridayFix • Sam Sykes chats
with Empty Set

Scott, Sam and the wolJunkies! This week’s FridayFix is an interview with author Sam Sykes!

We sat down with Sam this past weekend at WonderCon in Los Angeles, to discuss his new book The Mortal Tally, among many varied and sundry other things. Including raccoons and owls. (The pic to the right is Scott and Sam showing off the ‘wol’ magnet Scott gifted to Sam.)

You can find Sam at @samsykesswears on Twitter, @theworstunicorn on Instagram, and up to no good at samsykes.com.

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ALIGHT LAUNCH PARTY!
Are you in the general San Diego/Southern California area?  We’re having a launch party for ALIGHT tomorrow night at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego!  That’s right, you can get your copy three whole days early, and enjoy some wine, beer, soft drinks and nibblies!  Come join us!

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ALIGHT Episode #2

Em and the Birthday Children escaped their nightmare on board the Xolotl. They have descended to the planet Omeyocan, expecting to find an untouched wilderness. What they found instead was the ruins of a massive, ancient city. In this episode, the kids start to find out what this new world holds for them.

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SHOW NOTES:

  • ALIGHT Launch Party! Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 6:30pm at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego!  Come hear Scott read, have wine, or beer, or nibblies! And most importantly, get your copy of ALIGHT three whole days early!
  • If you’re in Seattle, or headed to Emerald City Comic Con, consider joining Scott at the Worldbuilders Party on April 9th, and sign up to play games against him! Empty Set are proud sponsors of this fun event and we hope to see you there! Get your tickets soon, and help us save the world!

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ALIGHT Episode #1

Spoiler Alert! This Book II in a series, so stop reading/listening until you’ve enjoyed Book I in the Generations Trilogy, ALIVE.

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M. Savage—or Em, as she is called—has made a bewildering and ominous discovery. She and the other young people she was chosen to lead awoke in strange coffins with no memory of their names or their pasts. They faced an empty, unknown place of twisting tunnels and human bones. With only one another to depend on, they searched for answers and found the truth about their terrifying fate. Confronted by a monstrous enemy, they vowed never to surrender—and, by any means, to survive.

They fought their nightmarish captors and escaped that dungeon. They stole a shuttle, fled the mothership, and flew down to the untouched planet Omeyocan — the planet they were literally made for. Now it is time to explore. Join Em and her friends as they tackle this unknown world and try to make it their own.

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FridayFix • GFL Video Game (not)

On this week’s FridayFix we talk video games, and what it might take to create a Galactic Football League video game. Plus, we have a special guest!  Maria Walters, great friend to Empty Set who is *also* part of Hi Rez Studios, a game developer and publisher of the wildly successful SMITE.

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Haunted Safeway, Episode #4

A Hunter Hunterson & Sons story

Clan Hunterson discovered the tale of tragedy that bind ghosts John Carlile and Francis Haupberg to this mortal coil. In particular, the produce aisle of a Safeway in San Francisco. As the spirits close in on Hunter, Bo and Betty Lou, 14-year-old Luke enters the store to save the day — and puts his own immortal soul at risk. 

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Haunted Safeway, Episode #3

A Hunter Hunterson & Sons story

Hunter and Betty Lou are held captive by the two Safeway ghosts, wrapped up in magical baguettes and gagged with breakfast cereal. Son Bo just bet his immortal soul to save them; if he can get one hit off of the baseball playing spirits, all three go free. If Bo strikes out, then he becomes a third ghost and has to play the game over and over, forever.

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