Editor’s Notebook: 10/18/11

Jeff Genung

• Just had a great interview with my old pal (and fellow Blackhawk alum, albeit a few years after me) author Dustin Warburton, who always returns to Chenango County with some exciting news. This time around, it looks like he’s thisclose to getting his McDonough-inspired horror script turned into a movie – and shot in McDonough! Here’s hoping. A feature film shot in the Land of the Bullthistle? That would be amazing. I’ll have a complete story coming up soon.

• I should also mention that I finally got to meet Dustin’s classmate, friend and illustrating partner, McDonough native son Nathan Gorman. Always nice to put a face with a name.

• Brian’s all excited to be covering his first trial – the felony burglary trial of Daniel Sabines of Oxford. Hard to believe it was 20 years ago I was covering mine – the murder trial of Mark Wilcox, accused (and convicted) of beating his infant son Brandon to death. Misty water-colored memories …

• Only three days until the DEADline for our annual “Ghastly Ghost Stories” contest (which, I might add, was won by now-successful author Dustin Warburton when he was but a high school lad). We’ll publish a selection of them next Thursday in our “Pumpkin Vine” special section leading up to the Norwich Pumpkin Festival next weekend. Think you can scare the wits out of your fellow Evening Sun readers (and not just via ‘30 Seconds’)? Here’s your chance! Check out the official contest rules here.