FridayFix: THE CHAMPION Hell Week

(and GoodReads Cover Reveal!)

Galactic Football League Book VAs we speed toward the release date for THE CHAMPION, a little information for any Junkies who want to join Hell Week in San Diego.

Technically it’s Hell Weekend, and it does tend to be a lot of fun.

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We’re looking for folks who are willing to join us 9am to 5pm on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4, in San Diego. You don’t have to work all day, silly, but do have to be available for at least three hours in a row. 

  • You need to be able to commit to at least a three-hour shift
  • There will be lots of standing
  • If you’re there for lunch, we’re buying lunch
  • There will be beers at the end of the day

If you have questions or want to join, email ARealGirl at info@emptyset.com.

Want to hear us talk about something in particular in future episodes of Inside Empty Set or the FridayFix? Please drop us a line, or leave a note in the comments. We can’t wait for this awesome YA sports series to hit you right in the brain. 

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FridayFix: SiglerFest2k14 is nigh!

Badge from SiglerFest 2k13A quick Friday Fix to say if you are thinking of coming to SiglerFest, you have to book your hotel by end of day this coming Monday, September 8th, to get the group rate on your room!

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Our room block is sold out, so you must call the Guest Reservations number at (800) 675-3267 and identify yourself as part of the group SiglerFest.

If you’re not yet thinking about coming to SiglerFest, why not?  There are games, readings, bowling, karaoke, beers, Krakens, movies, friends and more.  It’s really the best time, and you shouldn’t miss a moment!

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[No Body Maim!]

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FridayFix™ Scott’s dramatic reading of California DMV guide #1

Happy Friday everybody!

Earlier this month there was a scavenger hunt on the internet that had nothing to do with us — until it did.

GISHWHES stands for (The) Greatest International Scavenger Hunt (the) World Has Ever Seen, and the 2014 list of things to scavenge included this:

“VIDEO: A NYT best-selling author or Tony-award winning actor or actress doing a dramatic reading of a section of this: http://apps.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/hdbk/right_of_way.htm”

Although Scott was rudely ignored during this year’s Tony Awards for the riveting portrayal of Riff in that revival of West Side Story that never happened … he did still fit the bill.

Although we received many requests, we were only able to fit in about a dozen.  Here’s the first result, with more to come as the week goes on.

Please to enjoy.

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FridayFix: GFL audiobooks live at Audible, iTunes and Amazon.

We blogged about it in the post below this one, but here’s a quick FridayFix to announce that GFL novels one through four are now available at Audible, iTunes and Amazon audio. Boom!

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Friday Fix — Inside Empty Set: Moving on Up!

We’re back with another edition of Inside Empty Set, where we talk about things pertinent to the business side of our business.

Big news today: Sigler is moving to San Diego! That’s right, the Future Dark Øverlord is moving to America’s Finest City, and Empty Set Entertainment will coalesce into one shiny office!

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Friday Fix — Chuckles Mulrooney Full-Cast Live Reading

Chuckles takes a call

This is a terrific, full-cast, live reading of “Chuckles Mulrooney, Attorney for the Damned.” It was recording at the New Media Expo in Las Vegas in January 2014, and was engineered and mastered by Bryan Lincoln. Renee Chambliss did the cajoling and organizing on behalf of NMX to select the right story, and they assembled the perfect cast to bring it to life! Big thanks to both, and we hope you enjoy it!

 

The Killer Cast:
Narrator - Renee Chambliss
Victor - Johnny Feisty
Morty – Scott Sigler
Satan - Rish Outfield
Chuckles - Big Anklevich
Mephistopheles - Marshal Latham
Sound effects by Bryan Lincoln

This sounds so good and is proof of a rich, wonderful environment alive and well in podcast fiction. As I mention in the intro, there were several live readings during the conference, all delightful.

Big thanks to Bryan Lincoln for the wonderful story audio.

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FridayFix™ – Interview with Charlaine Harris & Toni L.P. Kelner

The anthology GAMES CREATURES PLAY is out today, April 1 — Sigler Ascension Day! To celebrate the release of this girthy tome, Scott interviews the book’s editors: Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner.

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Together, this duo has edited seven anthologies. Toni is an Agatha Award-winning mystery author, and Charlaine is perhaps best known as the author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, upon which the HBO show TRUE BLOOD is based.

The trio of authors discuss the GAMES anthology, as well as the challenges involved in getting genre authors — who sometimes have animosity toward athletics and the sports culture — to combine for the great tales included in this collection. Toni and Charlaine also share some of their experiences on growing up well outside the sports culture, and coming to appreciate athletics in their own ways.

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Friday Fix: SiglerFest 2K14 Registration is Now Open!

If you missed any of the previous three SiglerFests, you missed a great weekend with great people.

Come for the Sigler, stay for the awesome Junkies you will meet and love and cherish your whole life long. I’m not even kidding. And, who can say, maybe the cousins will turn up! Will Pope Siglericus XXX risk showing his face in Las Vegas again? And SiglerFest 2K13 taught us that Francis Dominic Oliveri is terrible at arm wrestling and smacktalking, but good at bowling and karaoke. Okay, not great at bowling either.

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Transporter Private Cloud Storage

Transporter Private Cloud Storage

This week’s Friday Fix is a hybrid — it’s also about one of our advertisers. We’ve recently started using Transporter private cloud storage as our primary storage for all the audiobooks, podcasts and video that Scott’s created over the last nine years.

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Scott and I chat about the pros and cons for us, and some early pitfalls Scott experienced in trying to back up 800gb of data. (That, my friends, is officially a lot of data.)

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Friday Fix — New OS1 Orbiting Death Jerseys!

Even though in our heart of hearts we like to think everyone’s a Krakens fan … we know some of you have been dying to get your mitts on an Orbiting Death jersey.

And now, dear Junkies, the wait is over! Watch the video to see the jersey in all it’s black and red glory!

Also, a little last minute detail about tomorrow’s launch for GFL Book V.

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FridayFix — Post-PANDEMIC Tour Wrap Up & GFL Pre-order Prep!

PANDEMIC tour re-cap and how to prep for the GFL Book V pre-order, happening Feb 1!

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A couple of weeks back we did a little podcast about how we went about booking the PANDEMIC Tour. Today we’re bringing you a short sweet little wrap up recorded this week just as Scott was heading home at the end of a successful tour.

We also talk a bit about the big GFL pre-order event coming this Saturday! Ready or not, it’s almost here! Check out the crowd at the Redondo Beach Mysterious Galaxy, below, all of whom came out for the LA stop of the PANDEMIC tour. Some didn’t make it out alive, but there were a lot of them, so it’s not really a problem.

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FridayFix – The 2013 Year in Review

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Our annual Year In Review tradition continues!

If you’ve never heard our rambling year end recaps, be forewarned: it’s a hour-long schmooze fest where Scott and I recount the year, talking business behind-the-scenes, cool projects, and this year … a big announcement at the end!

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FridayFix: Junkie tats up Scott’s signature

We love our Junkies, and the Junkies love us, and this is all good and fine and makes Scott’s tingly bits all the more tingly, but here’s something that is just deliciously cool: Junkie Rebecca Procknow getting Scott’s signature tatted up on her shoulder foreva and eva. It’s quite awesome. Check out this short video to [...]

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FridayFix: Never bring a Junkie to a gun fight

At SiglerFest2k12, there were zombies. Seriously. Sort of. The Sigler fans, a.k.a. the “Junkies,” got armed and took care of business. Die, you paper zombies, DIE! Shot (see what I did there?) at the Las Vegas Machine Gun Experience. Hey, Junkies, see yourself in this video? Sound off in the comments.

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