Suicide Girls is doing some reorganizing, and the budget for the Newswire is being cut in the process. The Geek in Review is a casualty of the downsizing, so for my final column today, I collected some of my favorites from the last year in So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
I’ll be honest: I’m sad that this is over, and I want to thank Sean, Missy, Helen, Erin, Gerry, and Christopher (who brought me here in the first place two years ago as an editor) for making me part of this tremendous community. This has been an incredible time for me, and I’ve really enjoyed working with everyone on the newswire. I’m proud of everything I did here, and it’s been an honor to share the masthead with people like Warren Ellis and Rob Corddry. I don’t know where I’ll take my geeky writings next, but I’m keeping my membership and will be visiting regularly, uh, for the articles . . . even if I’m not writing them.
I'm going to miss doing the GiR, but I'll be able to look at some of the offers I've gotten in the last year to write for other magazines and publications, now that I'll have a little bit more time in my schedule.
If none of that pans out, I have three Sci-Fi ideas sitting in my mental queue, and as soon as I finish this manga script, I'll be putting all of my time and creative energy into transforming them from ideas into actual stories, with the intention of collecting them into one book to be released next year. I'm also planning to finish the first season of TNG reviews at TV Squad over the next couple of months, and put all of those into their own book, since the demand for that is pretty high right now. If you subscribe to the notion that everything happens for a reason, the end of the GiR, while sad for me in many ways, could be an enormous opportunity to write some things I've wanted to write for a very long time.