SDCC: 2012 Scribe Award Winners
In case you weren’t following our Twitter feed on Friday (and why weren’t you?) you missed the winners of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writer’s annual Scribe Awards ceremony, held Friday night at Comic-Con in San Diego.
[[[Kevin J. Anderson]]] was awarded this year’s Grandmaster award for remarkable achievements in the tie-in field, which include more than one hundred novels, adding up to over 20 million books in print in thirty languages. His work includes the Star Wars “[[[Jedi Academy]]]” books, three internationally bestselling [[[X-Files]]] novels, the Superman novels The Last Days of Krypton and Enemies & Allies, many novelizations ([[[Sky Captain And The World of Tomorrow]]], [[[League of Extraordinary Gentlemen]]], etc.) and ten globally bestselling [[[Dune]]] novels he has co-authored with Brian Herbert.
But he wasn’t alone accepting honors on Friday. [[[Cowboys & Aliens]]] by Joan D. Vinge was the winner for Best Adaptation, [[[Dungeons & Dragons — Forgotten Realms: Brimstone Angels]]] by Erin M. Evans took the prize for Best Speculative Original Novel, [[[Mike Hammer: Kiss Her Goodbye]]] by Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane won for Best Original Novel, [[[Thunderbirds: Extreme Hazard]]] by Joan Marie Yerba was honored for Best Young Adult Novel, and [[[Mike Hammer: Encore for Murder]]] by Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane won the Best Audio award.
The IAMTW (*I Am* a *T*ie-In *W*riter) is dedicated to enhancing the professional and public image of tie-in writers, working with the media to review tie-in novels and publicize their authors, and providing a forum for tie-in writers to share information, support one another, and discuss issues relating to their field.
- Max Allan Collins on working with Mickey Spillane: essay and exclusive excerpt from long-lost Mike Hammer novel (boingboing.net)