I haven't touched the screenplay but, other writing-related news:
I spent Thursday, Friday, and Saturday covering anything and everything (that was fit to print) in the world of science fiction, fantasy, and horror as the guest editor of Blastr. But let's face it, 99% of last weekend's SFnal news was related to San Diego Comic-Con, an event I would some day like to experience ... and an event I might never want to experience. I've heard horror stories about the lines, the hours of waiting (and then not getting in!), and the masses of people. Imagine 125,000 people (fanboys, nerds, geeks, mouthbreathers, hot models, professionals, and cosplayers) crammed into a convention center, all trying to get a look at the coolest new stuff. That's Comic-Con. (This year someone actually got stabbed. "I'm not a singin' geek, I'm a stabbin' geek!") And yet, part of me thinks actually seeing the newest sizzle reels or the sneak previews or the actors/directors is irrelevant to the experience. Sure, it's fun, but I think the part of Comic-Con that I'd enjoy is being at Comic-Con. It's the geek Mecca. I should go. At least once.
The news was fast and furious: I followed Twitter feeds and hit refresh a gazillion times on the big (and not-so-big) SF news sites. The editor (Scott Edelman) and SVP (Craig Engler) fed me stories and it was a whirlwind of researching, photoshopping, and typing.
I haven't had this sort of job satisfaction in a year and a half. I've worked with Scott at three different companies over the past 12 years: Sovereign Media, Commtek, and SCI FI Channel/NBC Universal/GE. It was great having the old team back together, even if it was only for a three-day stint. Despite it being insanely busy, I had a great time. I'd almost forgotten what it felt like to hit 6PM and go, "Wow, I accomplished something cool and fun." Getting a paycheck probably has something to do with the satisfaction, too.
Because, you know as well I do: money rocks. Especially when you don't have lots of it.