If you've caught this week's episode of Behind the Screened Door, then you've undoubtedly heard the news that I will be taking on a new and altogether different role here at Whiskey Media in the near future. Indeed, I am moving to New York City, and as a result, my role within the Whiskeyverse is being shifted. Starting in May, I'll be working full time as an East Coast Editor for both Screened and Giant Bomb. I'll be writing news, reviews and features for both sites, as well as covering events on that crazy other side of the country that we would otherwise miss or have to fly people out for. There's a lot going on in both movies and games in NYC, and Whiskey having a full-time presence there can only lead to better coverage for you, the reader.
This was a nutty decision to have to make, given that I just moved back to San Francisco a year ago, but this was one of those personal things I really felt like I needed to do. I count myself incredibly lucky that the Whiskey folk wanted to continue to have me as a part of the company. I am still incredibly stoked to be a part of this group and working on these sites, and I really am glad to be able to continue to contribute, even if I'm 3,000 miles away from Whiskey central.
So while this means you may see my face less on camera, you'll still be seeing my byline quite a bit on both Bomb and Screened, and I'll certainly be around for various events--Happy Hour watchers will undoubtedly have to suffer my presence again in the future. You'll also still hear my Skyped-in pipes on the Screened podcast for as long as you can stand it (or until whoever replaces me in the SF office decides they can't deal with my Internet voice anymore). All things considered, it's actually a relatively minor impact on the sites' overall products, but hopefully what changes are coming are to the benefit of Whiskey. I'm hoping that the end result makes you as excited for this change as I am.
If you got any questions or comments, feel free to hit me up here, via PM, on Twitter, or wherever else. I'll still be in the office through the end of April, so you'll have to put up with my ugly mug for a few more weeks. I'm sure we can work in a couple of more terrible Kinect game Quick Looks and ridiculous movie-related video features between now and then.