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Toronto Diary Day Six

08.26.16
by Ty Franck

The sixth day, which unlike the Biblical one, does not precede a day of rest. But it did have an awesome VFX review. This means we spent an hour or so sitting with the VFX folks, led by our second year VFX supervisor Bob Munroe. This is the same Bob Munroe who made it look like Robert Redford was in the middle of the ocean in All is Lost when instead he was sitting on a few feet of prop […]

Toronto Diary Day Four

08.24.16
by Ty Franck

And the answer to, “What the hell is a concept meeting?” So, here we are on our fourth day in Toronto. After an exhausting night of sitting in Executive Producer Naren Shankar’s hotel room and rewriting scripts while drinking red wine, we began the next day at a very civilized 9am. It’s a big day. We finally met our episode 13 director, Thor Freudenthal. Now the real work began. Set tours and concept meetings and tone meetings and production meetings. […]

Early Expanse Screening!

11.10.15
by Ty Franck

I don’t have a ton of details yet or exact times, but on Thursday December 3rd Alcon will be presenting an early screening of The Expanse at the Jean Cocteau Theater in Santa Fe, NM.    

The Dangerous World of TV Producing

05.28.15
by Ty Franck

Delivering notes to actors can be a dangerous job.  Acting is an emotional profession, and hearing that the choices you’ve made aren’t working can sometimes create tensions or hurt feelings. Fortunately, on The Expanse we have trained professionals who take criticism with aplomb. Giving a note to Dominic Tipper

Abaddon’s Gate Reviews

04.10.13
by Ty Franck

Publishers Weekly has the first big review of Abaddon’s Gate.  Seems like they liked it. Daniel and I keep trying to do something new with each book in the series, and the hope is that this will keep the books from quickly growing stale.  But the fear is that by not doing the same thing you did last time, you can disappoint the fans of the earlier books.  We definitely went a new direction with at least some of what […]

Sword and Laser Interview

06.08.12
by Ty Franck

Tom and Veronica from Sword and Laser interview the two halves of James S.A. Corey for their latest podcast, streamcast, broadcast, whatever you call this new internet media that looks like TV but lives on computers.  It’s the future, man.  Crazy. I look very Metallica in this interview, Daniel looks very Simply Red.  This was not on purpose.

Want to meet Daniel and Ty?

05.31.12
by Ty Franck

Of course not, no one does. But would you like to get them to sign your book on the off chance that they will be simultaneously killed in a very famous and unique way, thus rendering the signatures valuable?  Given the high likelihood of this happening, you’d be crazy not to!!! Come to Alamosa Books on June 23 where the bitter rivals that make up James S.A. Corey will be speaking, signing, and making cruel jokes about each other’s expanding […]

I’m in Germany!

05.31.12
by Ty Franck

Well, stuff I wrote is.  So that seems pretty cool.  I’m curious why they didn’t use our awesome Dociu cover.

How I became a freak

06.28.11
by Ty Franck

So about year ago, a good friend of mine named Victor Milan tried his very best to die of a raging infection in the lungs.  I’m happy to report he failed in this endeavor.  In fact, because he now is healthier than he was for probably a decade prior to the incident, I can call his failure utter and all encompassing.  He did the exact opposite of die: he got much, much healthier instead. But enough of Mr. Milan’s failures.  […]

What the internet was made for?

01.27.11
by Ty Franck

Overweight middle aged white guys talking about space ships. The only thing that saves this is that we have the incomparable Carrie Vaughn doing the interview, and she is neither middle aged, nor overweight, nor a guy. Leviathan Wakes Interview part 1 Leviathan Wakes Interview part 2 Leviathan Wakes Interview part 3 Go watch us natter on.