Following this last weekend’s excursion to Vancouver, B.C. (during which I witnessed the closing of one of that city’s famous kitty-corner Starbucks stores on Robson Street), I almost missed Pop Culture Nerd’s notice of its 2012 Stalker Award nominees. There are nine categories, including “Lead Character You Most Want as Your Friend,” “Most Scene-stealing Supporting Character,” “Catchiest Title,” and “Favorite Author on Social Media.” Click here to make your preferences known. The voting cutoff will be midnight on Tuesday, June 5.
In other commendations news: Late last week, the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers announced the nominees for its 2012 Scribe Awards, “honoring excellence in media tie-in writing.” Among the contenders: Max Allan Collins, Christa Faust, Tod Goldberg, D.P. Lyle, and Joan D. Vinge. Author Kevin J. Anderson was named as “this year’s Grandmaster for his lifetime achievement in the field.” The Scribes will be handed out in July during the Comic-Con convention in San Diego. ... UK author Anne Zouroudi has won the East Midlands Book Award 2011 for her novel The Whispers of Nemesis. ... Finally, Andrew Scott, who played a captivatingly insane James Moriarty on the second season of BBC-TV’s Sherlock, has won the 2012 BAFTA Television Award for Best Supporting Actor.