FridayFix • So You Wanna Be A Writer #6

Why writers and creators need a website

Hey, writer-person (and/or any creative person who wants to sell stuff) … you need a website. This video tells you why you need one right now, even if you don’t have your book out yet. Yes, it’s important. Yes, social media alone isn’t enough for your long-term career. Watch! Learn! Act!

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FridayFix • PHXCC Panel
“Trope Talk: Comedic Relief”

A quick fun Friday Fix for your ear holes! Scott was on the panel “Trope Talk: Comedic Relief” at this year’s Phoenix Comic Con a few weeks back.  And you Junkies know that Scott’s work includes some great comedic tropes, include the sublimely sassy sidekick we all know and love, Detective Pookie Chang.

This is a live recording of the panel, so there’s a little room noise, but I think you’ll enjoy it, so take a listen!

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Friday Fix • Michael J. Sullivan

At Phoenix Comicon, ARealGirl and Scott were joined by another tag-team writing/business pair: author Michael J. Sullivan and his wife Robin. Michael does the writing of the Rirya Chronicles stories, Robin handles the business side of things. A fascinating little talk about self publishing leading to the big time. 

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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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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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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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Friday Fix • Separation of Sanity

FDØ featured on four tracks of album "The Crucible"

Separation of Sanity is a Portland, OR metal band that just released a new album called “The Crucible.” Why are we covering them on the FridayFix? Because the FDØ is on four tracks of this face-ripper! Scott’s spoken-word eeee-vil is all over this beast (and here’s the iTunes link for it).

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The band Separation of Sanity, brought to you by our GoDaddy Coupon page at http://scottsigler.com/godaddy

We brought in Jason and Ivar from SoS — two genuine Sigler Junkies — to talk about the record and how Scott’s fiction influenced it (yes, one of the tracks is called “Pandemic,” directly influenced by the book!).

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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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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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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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FridayFix • ARCHER Spoilercast

ARealGirl here. Have y’all seen ARCHER? If you haven’t, Scott and I make the case why you should. In other words: Do you want ants?

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The show is funny and more than a little over-the-top. In this Spoilercast, we tell you all about the show, talk about the actors, the creator, the writing. Oh, and Scott also drops several inappropriate quotes from the show. Which is appropriate. Literally.

We were also delighted to get a stinger from actor Lucky Yates, who plays Dr. Kreiger on the show (that’s his pic upper right). Yeah, we name-drop (she said, name-droppingly).
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FridayFix • Daredevil Season One Spoilercast

Today’s Friday Fix is a Spoilercast! We’re talking all about Daredevil, Season One. If you watched it, listen in and join the fun. If you haven’t watched it, we want to tell you all about it (yes, with spoilers) in hopes that you’ll pound down Season One before Season Two premiers on March 18, 2016.

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Daredevil is a Netflix Original series, and today the second trailer for season two dropped. Haven’t seen the first trailer? Boom, here it is:

And they posted a second trailer as well, which is right here.

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WALKING DEAD S6E9 mid-season premier roundtable

Oh man, THE WALKING DEAD mid-season premiere, that was some wild stuff. For this episode of the FridayFix, we bring in two heavy hitters in the world of books — Christine Riccio, YouTube star, and New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry.

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This episode divided audiences. Some were thrilled and called it “best episode ever,” while others lamented a lack of continuity and a heapin’ helpin’ of child murder. Scott, Christine and Jonathan break it on down for your listening entertainment.Christine Riccio and Jonathan Maberry

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FridayFix • Super Bowl Commercials

imagesAs football season officially comes to and end, Scott and A sit down to talk about the last bits of Super Bowl goodness — the advertisements. Since we depend on advertisers to help keep the podcast going, we think quite a bit about content vs. advertising, and no one does that better than the Super Bowl.

We have different favorites, and different ones we hated. But just like everyone else, we can honestly say WTF PuppyMonkeyBaby.

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FridayFix • Dystopic Super Bowl 50

This morning io9 published this quiz: Fictional Dystopia or the Super Bowl?, by Katharine Trendacosta. Scott and I recorded ourselves taking the quiz, because a) scifi and b) football.  We had not seen the questions beforehand, so you get our first hand reactions.

I also did not realize until halfway through the quiz that Scott and I were competing, so I demand that his one point lead be recorded with an asterisk.

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WPeter Cline's Ex-Heroes seriesIN PETER CLINE‘S “EX-HEROES” SERIES:
You have to listen in to find out how. It’s not complicated. Which means it’s not like politics. Or math.

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  • CREATURE by John Saul
  • Don’t forget to send any Q&A questions about THE REPORTER (or anything else) to info@emptyset.com
  • Key & Peele – McCringleberry’s Excessive Celebration:

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