There will be a number of licensed products given their own time and space during the San Diego Comic-Con taking place at the end of this week (Thursday through Sunday). Not only will there be existing merchandise available, they will also unveil brand-new items.
- Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures: Tyrion, Ned, Daenerys, Khal Drogo, The Hound, a White Walker, Jaime, Cersi, Renly, Jon, Robb and Arya represent the current line of figures, and an exclusive new one will be available during the convention. Find them at Booth #5343.
- Dark Horse miniatures: the Stark shield and the Iron Throne 7-inch replicas will be available. A new product is going to be unveiled there, stop by Booth #2615 to see what it is.
- Game of Thrones Ascent: The social media game will be playable on three computer stations as part of the ”Join the Realm” exhibit on L Street in front of the Omni Hotel.
What is more, Inside Editions is going to present their Game of Thrones: A Pop-up Guide to Westeros. As the name suggests, it is a pop-up book featuring the castles of Westeros, and illustrated by no other than Michael Komarck! Where? Booth #1134.
And of course, there will be the big Game of Thrones panel on Friday. We are happy to let you know Simone Boyce will be covering the event for us.
The full press releases follow after the break.
GAME OF THRONES ® & TRUE BLOOD® PRODUCTS UNVEILED AT COMIC-CON 2013
HBO returns to Comic-Con with a wide selection of merchandise and signings! Chronicle Books, Dark Horse and Funko booths will feature unique products from hit programs including Game of Thrones and True Blood!
Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures: Since their debut in 2012 the Funko Pop Vinyl figures have become one of the most popular Game of Thrones products. Check out all twelve characters – Tyrion, Ned, Daenerys, Khal Drogo, The Hound, a White Walker, Jaime, Cersi, Renly, Jon, Robb and Arya – along with a special exclusive figure available only during the con. Find out which character is unveiled during preview night at Booth #5343.
Game of Thrones Ascent: The hit social media game Game of Thrones Ascent will be featured in the “Join the Realm” exhibit on L Street in front of the Omni Hotel. Three computer stations linked to the fascinating game will be available for all Comic Con participants to experience. In Game of Thrones Ascent players will lead the life of a noble during the time of upheaval as portrayed in the books and the series uniting both story and strategy. Players will claim their birthright by choosing which of the great houses they’ll swear allegiance to, securing their holdings, developing their lands and personal reputation, and assigning sworn swords to quests–while forging alliances with new friends and much more!
Dark Horse Stark Shield & Iron Throne: This seven-inch replica comes with a hook for wall mounting and retails for $30, with a limit of two per person. Produced in an incredibly limited run of only 1,200 pieces, these are sure to go fast! Consumers will also find a meticulous crafted 7″ tall version of the Iron Throne which captures all the fine details for $59.99. Additionally, new Game of Thrones product line will be unveiled during preview night, to find out what it is stop by Booth #2615.
True Blood: A Field Guide to Vampires Singing with Michael McMillian: Michael McMillian, who plays Steve Newlin on the hit HBO series, will sign preview copies of the upcoming book True Blood: A Field Guide to Vampiresco-authored by McMillian and series associate producer Gianna Sobol. Releasing timed to Halloween, the guide is a private journal written by Reverend Steve Newlin (before he was turned) which chronicles all he knows about Bon Temps’ Creatures of Satan. Eric and Pam get their hands on the journal and deface it with snarky comments and contradictions. The signing will take place on Friday, July 19th from 12:00pm-1:30pm at Autograph Area #19.
True Blood Bites & Drinks: For ravenous fans of the hit series, True Blood Bites & Drinks presents 45 quick and easy recipes for themed gatherings and weekly viewing parties all inspired by the colorful world of Bon Temps. Delicious “in-world” appetizers, cocktails and nonalcoholic drinks are featured along with quotes and commentary from the characters themselves and original unpublished photography from seasons one through five. True Blood Bites & Drinks will be available at the Chronicle Books booth #1506.
Game of Thrones®: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros
Designed by Matthew Reinhart
Illustrations by Michael Komarck
Inspired by the Emmy® Award–winning credits sequence that opens each episode of the hit HBO® series, Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros is guaranteed to thrill the show’s legions of fans. Those attending Comic–Con 2013 in San Diego, July 18–21, will have the first opportunity to glimpse this deluxe edition at Insight Editions booth (#1134).
Featuring stunning pop-up re-creations of several key locations from the series, including the formidable castle of Winterfell, the lavish capital city King’s Landing, and the Wall’s stark majesty, this book—designed by renowned paper engineer Matthew Reinhart—takes you into the world of the series like never before.
Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros features a total of five stunning spreads, which fold out to create a remarkable pop-up map of Westeros that is perfect for displaying. The book also contains numerous mini-pops that bring to life iconic elements of the show, such as direwolves, White Walkers, giants, and dragons. All the pops are accompanied by insightful text that relays the rich history of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond, forming a dynamic reference guide to the world of Game of Thrones. Visually spectacular and enthrallingly interactive, Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros sets a new standard for pop-up books and perfectly captures the epic scope and imagination of the series.
Matthew Reinhart was born in 1971 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He studied industrial design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before finding his calling as a paper engineer. His books include the best-selling Star Wars: Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy, The Pop-Up Book of Nursery Rhymes, and DC Comics Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book, among many other award-winning titles. He lives in New York City.
Michael Komarck is a renowned illustrator and Hugo Award nominee known for his work on several George R. R. Martin projects, including covers for the Wild Cards, Shadow Twin, and Tuf Voyaging novels, and for A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide. He lives in Michigan with his wife and son.
Insight Editions (http://www.insighteditions.com) is a publisher focused on creating superlative illustrated books on photography, music, and popular culture. Lavishly produced and visually stimulating, every volume from Insight is dedicated to the skillful interplay of word and image. The books produced are unique works that combine the highest quality print production values with time-honored traditions of publishing and rich subject matter. Elegant and informative, books from Insight showcase the best of art and photography in exquisite presentations of the bookmaker’s craft.
HBO Global Licensing officially licenses the HBO® brand for the development and merchandising of innovative product lines inspired by the network’s award-winning programming. With products created around classic series like the The Sopranos® and Sex and the City® to current hits like True Blood® and Entourage®, items include fashion apparel, jewelry, digital and CD soundtracks, games, books as well as exclusive, premium collections in partnership with upscale, designer brands. Merchandise can be purchased in retail stores nationwide, at http://store.hbo.com and a,t the groundbreaking HBO retail hub, the HBO Shop®, located at 42nd and 6th Avenue in New York City. HBO Licensing & Retail products are also sold internationally across Europe, Asia and Australia.
5 spreads, 9.25” x 11”
Film & Television
Hardcover, $59.95, 978-1-60887-314-2