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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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.

SHOW NOTES:

  • 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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FridayFix • Wanna Be A Writer Q&A

We’re about halfway through the “So You Wanna Be A Writer” series. Scott gives his own advice about writing in short videos hosted on YouTube. It is fun, and give us a place to direct most questions that come in from new writers looking for advice.

Today we talk about some of the questions we’ve received after someone’s seen the videos.

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SHOW NOTES:
Check out all these cool folks we talked about:

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FridayFix • THE RIDER preview!

At SiglerFest 2K15, Scott busted out a sneak peek of THE RIDER, the GFL novella co-written with podcasting author Paul E. Cooley.

I know lots of you have been waiting a very long time for this one, so I’m happy to say it’s in production!  You’ll see it by this summer! Woo hoo!

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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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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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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!

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FridayFix • Hollywood, Suckas!

On this week’s FridayFix Scott and I recount our recent trip to Los Angeles to make the rounds with all the media-making folks we know, love or would love to work with soon.  We’ve been at this while, and I think we’re still learning with every trip.

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Scott talks about the great and useful site that Javier Grillo-Marxuach runs. Be sure to check it out if you’re an aspiring screenwriter!

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