Out of over 200 licensees at the Hasbro awards and only 10 actual awards given, I'm happy to say that IDW Publishing won the award for Best Publisher of the Year from Hasbro. It's definitely an award that means something to us and to me personally since I oversee the two Haasbro properties that IDW publishes (Transformers and G.I. Joe). We were nominated along with much larger companies like Harper-Collins and we actually won.
It's a pretty great thing to be recognized by the people you work with as doing outstanding work and it's a big deal to win this kind of an award especially because of what it says about our ability to have productive and creative partnerships with other companies.
It's great to be called out by someone you're working hard with and it's a great award for other people we might want to do business with to see. Within the industry, it's a really nice feather in our cap. I guess I just have my work cut out for me next year!
On top of that, Ted and I had a great time hanging out with a lot of creative and helpful Hasbro people and meeting new ones as well as other licensees whom we hope to be able to do business with in the future.
It feels good. Now, on to the Eisners!