On Sunday at San Diego Comic-Con, the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers held a mid-afternoon program where their first Scribe Awards were handed out.
Member Andy Mangels played host to a small but enthusiastic crowd as they watched winners in attendance collect their prizes. The association was formed so the best-selling category of fiction could be acknowledged as a category of its own, joining groups for authors of Thrillers, Mysteries, Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction.
There were six categories and Jeff Mariotte snagged two of them in a bit of a surprise given the volume of works submitted.
Speculative Fiction, Best Novel Adapted: Superman Returns by Marv Wolfman
Speculative Fiction, Best Novel Original: 30 Days of Night: Rumors of the Undead by Stephen Niles and Jeff Mariotte
General Fiction, Best Novel Adapted: Snakes on a Plane by Christa Faust
Best Novel Original: Las Vegas: High Stakes by Jeff Mariotte
Young Adult All Genres, Best Novel: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Portal Through Time by Alice Henderson
Grandmaster, honoring career achievement in the field: Donald Bain.
Bain was on hand to accept the award in person, thrilled tghat his accomplishments, incouding over 80 novels, were recognized by peers. The IAMTW (www.iamtw.org) is accepting nominations for works in published 2007 with the awards scheduled for next year’s convention.