THE CHAMPION Episode #25

The Krakens just defeated the Scarlet Fliers, pride of the Neptune Net Colony. Quentin promised John Tweedy that he would join the Tweedy brothers for a night on the town. Little does Quentin know that, for weeks, his every move has been watched by an agent of the Creterakian Ministry of Religion. Quentin and that agent are about to come face-to-face.

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THE CHAMPION Episode #24

The trade deadline is here, and the Krakens have made their moves. They stand undefeated at 4-0. As Kopor the Climber’s first game as the starting fullback is against the Neptune Scarlet Fliers, who are 2-1, and ready to knock off the defending Galaxy Bowl Champs.

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FridayFix • Burnout & how to deal

Thanks so much for the great feedback on these Inside Empty Set episodes. Nice to hear from y’all. This week, we’re talking about a demon recently haunting the Empty Set offices: burnout.

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No, not that kind of burnout ... On top of that, there’s also guilt for feeling burned out at a job you love and feel lucky to have.  Which … doesn’t help.

I’m was a little apprehensive to talk about this for those reasons and more, but I’m hoping y’all will bear with us and perhaps join the conversation.

Last, if you have comments about these or any of our other recent Inside Empty Set episodes, please drop them here or send me an email!

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THE CHAMPION Episode #23

Earlier in the year, the Krakens cut two players — the Ki lineman Gan-Ta-Kapil, and the Sklorno receiver Richfield. Richfield said she was heading out to see the universe and spread the word of the her “godling,” Quentin Barnes. In Episode #22, Becca Montagne and Danny Lundy executed a power play that would make that week’s tilt against the Yall Criminals her last as a fullback, meaning Kopor the Climber will have to get up to speed to become the team’s starter at that position. The Krakens beat the Criminals to move to 4-0 on the season.  Following the game, Quentin headed for the Ki Baths to clean up for the post-game press conference. 

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FridayFix • Gatekeepers vs. Goalies

Scott and I discuss “outsider art” and its correlation (if any) to the publishing business. We discuss the difference, if any, between a “writer” and an “aspiring writer.” We talk about the need (or uselessness) of a gatekeeper when it comes to the business of publishing.

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THE CHAMPION Episode #22

The Krakens are 3-and-0, but this week they face rivals in the Yall Criminals, led by former GFL MVP Rick Renaud. Following the away game at Coranadillana, this away game at Yall means the Krakens only have a day back at Ionath to take care of any business — and that business proves critical when Quentin’s agent shows up, demanding the Krakens make a trade.

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FridayFix • Can you separate Art from the Artist?

This week we take you inside a normal workday conversation here at the Empty Set Entertainment offices.

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The question we’re working out in this episode is if it’s possible to separate the artist from the art. Moreover, when the artist becomes a disappointment due to human failings, can you continue to enjoy works created prior to the fall?
FridayFix - Gibson, Vick, Metallica

We discuss several entertainers: Michael Vick, Mel Gibson and Metallica. To varying degrees, their real-world behavior has changed the way we view them as people, as artists, and as entertainers.

What do you think?  Has reality shattered one of the most favorite, creations you’ve enjoyed through the years? Does real-world behavior influence your choices? Join the conversation in the comments below!

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THE CHAMPION Episode #21

The Krakens just defeated the Sheb Stalkers to move to 2-0 on the season. Nothing gets easier, though — the Krakens travel to Coranadillana Cloud Killers, a team against which Quentin has zero wins and three losses. In fact, they are the only Planet Division team he hasn’t beat. Can he finally get off the schnide?

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After the episode, Scott gives you an update on the EARTHCORE rewrite.

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THE CHAMPION Episode #20

Gredok the Splithead offered to give Quentin’s sister Jeanine an apartment in the Krakens Building, an offer that Quentin accepted. Since returning from her rescue, though, he has seen little of her. John Tweedy was a part of that rescue, So, too was HeavyG lineman Michael Kimberlin, who wants to know more about Quentin’s relationship with Petra Prawatt.

On the gridiron, the Krakens won their Week One regular season opener against the Isis Ice Storm. Ionath dives right into Week 2, when they host the Sheb Stalkers, also 1-0, in a cross-divisional matchup.

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FridayFix • So You Want To Be A Writer?

Of all the questions Scott gets asked over and over, at every con, every book reading, and every day by DM or Facebook message or email … among the most frequent is “What advice do you have for me? How do I become a writer?”

In this video, he tells you how he did it. Anyone can write a novel. Didn’t go to college to learn literature, etc? Doesn’t matter. Your idea is just as valid as anyone else’s. Scott will tell you how to write your first novel.

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THE CHAMPION Episode #19

It’s opening week of the GFL season, featuring the Ionath Krakens playing host to rival Isis Ice Storm. With the end of the pre-season, however, comes the last cuts that make up the final roster. Who stays, who goes, and come kickoff, who wins?

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FridayFix • Pierce Brown

Author of Red Rising trilogy talks writing process, screenplays, hollywood and being an "overnight success"

Pierce Brown’s first novel RED RISING was a smash hit. While touring to support GOLDEN SON, the second book in that series, Pierce visited the Empty Set studios to talk about his books, his career, and to answer questions sent in by his fans.

Scott already reviewed the book, but with Pierce in town, we wanted to jibber-jab to entertain your faces. If you’re a creative type, this is a great interview for ya. Even for someone who hits it out of the park with a “first novel,” there is much work to be done if you want to succeed.

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THE CHAMPION Episode #18

Becca Montagne is pushing to take the third spot on the quarterback depth chart, but Quentin is pushing back, hard. He wants his All-Pro fullback to stay where she is, blocking for him and for Ju Tweedy. Quentin convinced Gredok to trade for quarterback Trevor Haney, who will start the season 3rd on the depth chart behind Number-Two QB Yhitzak Goldman. Goldman still hasn’t forgiven Quentin for passing him over in the Galaxy Bowl. As we enter the third week of the pre-season, Quentin is running out of time to get his teammates on the same page. 

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FridayFix • 2015 Con Schedule

We’re coming at you a bit early in the week for the FridayFix™, but we’ve got important things and stuff to discuss!

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In 2015, our convention schedule will switch up a bit, as we will be participating in Phoenix ComicCon this year! They have a great literary track, and after meeting Lee Whiteside at San Diego Comic Con last year, we’re going to check it out. And we’re pretty excited.

Phoenix ComicConThat means we will not be at Balticon this year. Those cons are a week apart, and it only makes sense time-wise and money-wise to do one of them this year. It was hard to give up such a great con as Balticon this year, but in the end it has to be done.

Other cons we’ll be attending are San Diego Comic-Con, Dragon*Con (where Scott is already confirmed as a guest) and SiglerFest (October 8 – 12, 2015 in Las Vegas. Registration opens soooon!)

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THE CHAMPION Episode #17

During the off-season, Quentin, Becca, and Choto the Bright attended the Tier Three tournament together, scouting for new players to join the Galaxy Bowl-defending Krakens. It’s the second week of pre-season, the time for those rookies to arrive. Quentin is expecting a backup quarterback to round out the depth chart. Did Gredok the Splithead acquire the player Quentin wanted?

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