In addition to bringing out comic-book geeks and curious media, this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, California, made news with Friday night’s announcement of the 2012 Scribe Award winners. Those commendations are given out by the International Association of Media Tin-in Writers. This was the sixth annual presentation.
Among the Scribe recipients were Joan D. Vinge, whose novelization of the film Cowboys & Aliens picked up the prize for Best Adaptation; Erin M. Evans, whose book Dungeons & Dragons--Forgotten Realms: Brimstone Angels captured the award for Best Speculative Original Novel; and Max Allan Collins, whose 2011 audio drama, Mike Hammer: Encore for Murder--based on “the plot for an unwritten novel found in the files of the late Mickey Spillane”--won the Best Audio award. Collins also walked away with Best Original Novel honors for Kiss Her Goodbye, his third Mike Hammer novel, which also built on material left behind by Spillane.