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.

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.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/07_THE_REPORTER_Episode_7.mp3

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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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Free Audiobooks at http://scottsigler.com/free-audiobooks/

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!

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/155_FridayFix_-_The_Force_Awakens_Spoilercast.mp3

 

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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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Free Audiobooks at http://scottsigler.com/free-audiobooks/

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.

Click the play button below to listen in to hear our thoughts!

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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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Free Audiobooks at http://scottsigler.com/free-audiobooks/

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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FridayFix • THE EXPANSE

Non-spoilery review of the first four episodes

We were lucky enough to get an advance screener of SyFy’s new show THE EXPANSE. Click the play button below to hear our take.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/151_FridayFix_-_The_Expanse.mp3

THE EXPANSE TV series reviewed by New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler

THE EXPANSE Episode #1 premieres on streaming services on Monday, Nov. 23, and on Syfy on on Monday, Dec. 14 at 10/9c

How did we get these episodes early? Because we’re horribly important and terribly busy. You know, my wallet’s to small for mah $100s and my diamond shoes are too tight. But with great benefit comes great responsibility — we get to tell you what we think of this new series, which is based on the novels of James S.A. Corey. Warning: this podcast contains some serious squee-ing.

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ALIVE Episode #22

A sneak-peek at Book II, ALIGHT

The cover of ALIGHT by Scott SiglerALIVE is over! Long live ALIGHT!

This is the sneak peek of ALIGHT, Book II of the Generations Trilogy and the sequel to ALIVE. It’s out April 5, 2016, but we have this clip of Scott reading it from SiglerFest 2015 last month.

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FridayFix • Top 5 Books

Another in our continuing series of Top Fives! This time it’s our Top Five Books.

Top5As a reminder, we do this ambush style, where Scott only has about ten minutes before we record to think of his list. So this isn’t meant to be a ‘master class’ on what Sigler thinks you should read, or anything like that.

It’s just books we love, ordered how we thought to order them on this very day. You can trust that these books are truly favorites of ours.

Our Top 5 Movies

Our Top 5 Plays on iTunes

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ALIVE Episode #21 — Q & A

A Q&A about ALIVE, with questions submitted by fans from all over the world. Well over an hour, lots of interesting tidbits about ALIVE, the Generations Trilogy, my writing style, other books, and more.

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ALIVE Episode #20

All the suffering, all the work, all the heartache — it all comes down to this final episode. In the final episode, Em and the Birthday Children face life and death, freedom … or eternal imprisonment.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/20_ALIVE_Episode_20.mp3

Q&A episode coming up on Wed, Nov. 4, noon PT. — scottsigler.com/alive-hangout

• Call 206-666-4673 to leave a question that we’ll answer.
• Or, email your question to info@emptyset.com
• Or, come for the live show and ask your question there!

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A novel by New York Times best-selling author Scott Sigler. Learn more about his young adult books at http://scottsigler.com/young-adult-book

ALIVE Episode #19

The Birthday Children fought the Grownups, and now Em has taken Matilda captive. She is forcing Matilda to reveal the location of the shuttle, the only way to escape the Xolotl. In this, the second-to-last episode of this serialized Audiobook, Em and her friends find out if there is a way to escape, or if they will be trapped here forever. 

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/19_ALIVE_Episode_19.mp3

Stick around after the episode to hear news about ALIGHT!

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FridayFix • Dogs in Costumes

Friends, I’ll be honest: this FridayFix™ serves mostly as a vehicle for me to post all these adorable photos of the Dog of Døøm, Reesie the Piece, and her best pal Stella.

No great insights into running a small business, no tips on how to get more writing in your day. But a goodly amount of pics of these adorable pups. And a grousing Future Dark Overlord who can’t help but smile at his tiny Princess Leia.

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