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.

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.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/21_ALIVE_Episode_21_QA.mp3

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

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.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/148_FridayFix_-_Dogs_in_Costume.mp3

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ALIVE Episode #18

Em has had enough. No more being hunted, no more threats of being erased. She has rallied the Birthday Children to march on the Garden, ready to attack the Grownups on sight. She is going to find her people a way out of the Xolotl, and by Tlaloc, she will not let anyone or anything stop her.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/18_ALIVE_Episode_18.mp3

 

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

FridayFix • Top-5 iTunes Plays

A few weeks ago on the FridayFix, Scott and I talked about one song (each) that transported us to another time in our lives. On that ‘cast, we decided we’d sit down and talk about the Top-5 most listened to songs in each of our iTunes. In this ‘cast, we have that conversation.

I won’t lie: This might be the most fun we’ve had recording in a loooong while.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/147_FridayFix_-_Our_Top-5_Plays_on_iTunes.mp3

iTunes Top-5Without total spoilers for this ‘cast, here are some artists Empty Set recommends listening to: Nina Simone, Man o’ War, the Neville Brothers, Bruce Springsteen, the Donnas, Jay-Z, Kenny Wayne Shepard, the Offspring, All That Remains, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Tim Minchin, AC/DC, the Dropkick Murphys, Natasha Bedingfield … and even more.

No other show notes today, but we’re at SiglerFest 2k15 in Las Vegas and we wish you were too!

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

FridayFix • An Update About Nothing (Vandelay, Jerry!)

Kinky Pink and Kinky BlueScott and A have a short, Seinfeldian update where they talk about … nothing. Some general banter, a bit of what it’s like to have no deadline. Mostly nothing.

There are no show notes, mostly because we’re talking about nothing, but here’s a recipe for a Madras Plaid if you’d like to try it for yourself! (And to the right is a pic of “Kinky Pink” which my nephew advised me not to try, and you probably should not either.)

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/146_FridayFix__An_Update_About_Nothing.mp3

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

FridayFix • Songs that transport you

On this week’s FridayFix, I ask Scott to name one song, just one, that transports him back to another time in his life. I named one song too. To no one’s surprise, our answers are quite different. To everyone’s surprise, I’m adding a video to the show notes of Scott dancing.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/145_FridayFix__One_Song_That_Transports_You.mp3

SHOW NOTES:

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ALIVE Episode #14

The Birthday Children wound up right back where they started. While some wonder if supernatural forces are involved, Em chooses to focus on what she can actually control — finding a weapon that will help her people defeat the Grownups. That new pursuit is about to leader down a nightmare path that will make everything she has seen this far seem innocent by comparison.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/14_ALIVE_Episode_14.mp3

 

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FridayFix • One for the Junkies from Dragon*Con 2015

In early September Empty Set went to Dragon*Con 2015 in Atlanta, GA.  It’s a great con, and we always have the best time. While there, we recorded this year’s “One for the Junkies” panel, and we’re posting that as today’s FridayFix.

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/143_FridayFix___One_for_the_Junkies_at_DragonCon_2015.mp3

A couple of notes:

The language in this recording is for mature audiences. There are some naughty words, mostly from me.

The audio recording is a little hot, especially for Scott. I’ve edited the worst of it out, I think, but you’ll still have to ride the volume button on your phone to manage the hot spots.

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ALIVE Episode #13

Somehow, the Birthday Children have wound up exactly where they started. In front of Em, a mystery — the coffin room she and her friends woke up in, the same room they walked away from. How can they be back? And is there any chance for escape?

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FridayFix • Saving the Ki Hand

In this week’s FridayFix we document the saving of Scott E. Pond Designs​’s Ki Hand, which was a prop for the cover of THE MVP. The Ki are a species from Scott’s Galactic Football League novels, and the cover of THE MVP show a Ki hand […]

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ALIVE Episode #12

A rest, a brief peace, a critical break from the never ending stress — all of that evaporated in the last episode when something grabbed Bello and dragged her into the Garden’s underbrush. Now, Em must react — but can she save her friend?

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/12_ALIVE_Episode_12.mp3

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ALIVE Episode #11

The Birthday Children have reached the Garden, but at such a cost.  In this episode, the tension between Em and Aramovsky comes to a head. Is Aramovsky looking out for the spiritual well-being of the group, or is trying to discredit Em as leader and push her out?

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/11_ALIVE_Episode_11.mp3

No talky-talk after the episode this week!

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FridayFix • SiglerFest 2K15 Update!

SiglerFest 2K15 is fast approaching!  It’s right around now that we start to get lots of questions:

  • Can I still register? (Yes! Get on that!)
  • What goes on at SiglerFest? (Listen to the cast, yo!)
  • How’d y’all get to be so great? (It’s the Junkies, obvs.)

Take a listen to this short ‘cast to whet your appetite. Can’t wait to see y’all in Vegas!

http://media.blubrry.com/scottsigler/media.libsyn.com/scottsigler/FridayFix___ALIVE_Tour_Wrap_Up.mp3

extedit-SiglerFest 2k1420141011-7091-EditOh! And the SiglerFest 2K14 photo books are done and they’re glorious and lovely! Shot and designed by the sublimely talented and gracious Bruce Press, they are a wonderfully fun memento of a great weekend.
Unlike previous years, we will not have copies for purchase on hand in Las Vegas this year. Instead, you can head over to Blurb right now and order your copies directly! While you’re there you can pick up other years too if you like!

As ever, a million thanks to Bruce Press for his great work and also this year for patiently nudging me over and over to get the book done early enough to put it up for sale well in advance of SiglerFest!

 

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