Well, probably the smartest attitude is “don’t get your hopes up.” But the lite SF series “Dragonriders of Pern” by Hugo Award winner Anne McCaffrey has been picked up for film by Copperheart Entertainment, makers of…well, some film called “Ginger Snaps”, which is apparently horror. While this has gotten some fans in a bit of a tizzy, caution is advised. The Pern rights have been sold before a couple of times and nothing has ever come of it. As, so far, the only news from Copperheart for several months has been the same press release issued in different forums, whether there will be an actual movie is yet to be seen.
I really don’t want to go back to work. But I am not hung over. Well, I have con hangover. Close enough.
New quote: “I can’t wait for the teen years. I want my kids to hide in their rooms and never come out.” (Kelly, Mother of the Year)
I actually was good at GenCon. It was the auction what done me in. I am the proud owner of a Caitlin Shindler original Princess Leia gown. And it is pretty but it takes up way, way, way too much space in my suitcase.
I wish JadeCon were more often. But I think the lack of sleep would kill me. But it might be worth it.
After the last one, I’m not sure why I do, but for those who are interested, the newest book in the apparently neverending Pern saga, “Dragonsblood”, will be released in the US on January 25, 2005. Information is available both at Anne McCaffrey’s website and at her son the author’s website.
The plot? Well . . . watchwhers, time travel, dragons and firelizards getting sick, more time travel, and probably the now-typical massive continuity problems that characterize the Pern books. But the cover, especially the UK cover, is purty.
Okay, so there are tiny dice everywhere! I think they’re multiplying!
And is it really bad that I can’t type and I can’t be hung over from alcohol because I didn’t really drink last night?
I think I’m glad that I don’t have to leave today, because I’m not sure I could find the airport to find my flight. Driving is better. (Provided Drunc isn’t hung over tomorrow when she has to drive us home.)
Not going to see Spider-Man in Imax. And I am not the only person who gets vertigo and motion sickness from Imax! Yay! I guess we’re getting a suite key–maybe we can watch the DVDs with the pretty men in them again….
Okay, my first JadeCon blog…and it’s mostly about what it takes to get me off a comfortable seat at JadeCon. James is only alive because Deet and I lacked the motivation to get up and cross the room to strike him down. But GA Sean promises a video involving Winnie the Pooh music and Neon Genesis Evangelion, and I can summon the energy. This is a sad commentary.
But hey, I’m a Luser. I can be proud of that.