Insight Editions produces illustrated books that cover a wide range of topics in pop culture, entertainment, history, and the arts. At NYCC Insight was promoting a wide range of products in their publishing line including their new Bowie, Game of Thrones: The Storyboards, Ghostbusters Gozer Temple Collector’s Edition, Back to the Future, and Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy. Also on display were their incredi-builds and Popcraft Greeting cards.
The Expanse Activation
SOCIAL: Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @ExpanseOnPrime; #TheExpanseAt NYCC Amazon Prime’s The Expanse got another big push for the upcoming fourth season. Fans in attendance were able to board the Rocinante spaceship. Inside the spaceship there was a mess hall area replicating that area of the ship along with a captain’s chair fans could sit in and get a photo with and a shareable photobooth experience. While fans waited to get into the booth they were treated to a number of authentic props including Martian Armor and Helmets. Outside of the activation Amazon held a panel to promote the show.
The cast from the show even got in on the fun by stopping by the experience.
The series follows a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System and a ships crew as they unravel a conspiracy which threatens Earth, Mars, and the Belts fragile peace. The fourth season which premiers on December 13 follows the Rocinante spaceship which is on a United Nations peacekeeping mission to a newly colonized planet of Ilus.
Check out the trailer for Season 4 below.
HBO – Game of Thrones Johnnie Walker A Song of Fire and A Song of Ice
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Building on last year’s Johnnie Walker Game of Thrones White Walker Whisky HBO worked with Johnnie Walker again for the release of two more whiskey’s. Held at the Crossing Art Gallery fans who attended were able to sample the new limited edition blends as well as purchase a bottle or two. The gallery was split into two sections one for the Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice a crisp and clean whisky while the other side was for Johnnie Walker A Song of Fire a whisky with spicy notes and subtle smoke. Both samples were also accompanied with samples of specialty cocktails. There was also a photo opportunity with the Direwolf & Dragon as part of the set-up along with the opportunity to purchase.
Creator and designer Allison Cimino has made a line of jewelry that fuses her love of history, fantasy, and sci-fi with her training as a silversmith to develop RockLove’s exclusive sterling silver collections. Handmade in NY the RockLove line uses the highest quality precious metals, genuine gemstones, antique relics, and fair trade organic materials. At NYCC RockLove was showing off a large display of items from their Disney collaboration that included Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Frozen II. Also on display was a range of Star Wars items previously shown off at San Diego Comic-Con.
Playmobil was again on the show floor; this year they showed off new licenses for Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Machine and Back to the Future with a really cool Marty, Dr. Brown, and Delorian.
CBS actually had two booths on the floor. First was an Star Trek Universe activation in the crystal palace area of the show floor. Fans checked in and were treated to a small waiting area which had information on different captains, a map of the Star Trek universe, and props from the various current shows. Once done though fans were treated to a teleporter experience taking you to different planets and locations and become a full recruit and get some cool swag along the way!
The second area on the floor was a smaller set-up that included screen worn costumes from the upcoming show Star Trek Picard. There was also an area for fans to pick up some neat Star Trek merchandise.
There was a Star Trek panel at NYCC that showed off the Star Trek Shows which featured discussions with Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Isa Briones (Dahj), Santiago Cabrera (Cristobal “Chris” Rios), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker), Alison Pill (Dr. Agnes Jurati), Harry Treadaway (Narek) and Evan Evagora (Elnor), executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman and Heather Kadin, co-executive producer and director Hanelle Culpepper, and supervising producer Kirsten Beyer.
Star Trek Picard’s first season will include 10 episodes and will premier on CBS All Access on Jan. 23, 2020. The series will follow an older Jean-Luc Picard as he enters a new phase of his life. Check out the NYCC trailer below.
With their ReAction, M.U.S.C.L.E., Super Shogun, Drive-Thru Drinkware, and many more product lines Super7 is providing quality figures for the discerning collector. At NYCC they were in full swing for Halloween with their Monster Masks and other goodies. They also had a bunch of Maters of the Universe, Transformers, Aliens, Planet of the Apes, Street Fighter, and MLB figures and mascots on display.
Facebook Watch The Birch
At NYCC Facebook Watch and Fandom teamed up to promote the original horror series “The Birch.” The show which premiered on Facebook Watch on Friday, October 11 centers around three teenagers intersection around a the presence of a blood-thirsty monster lurking in the woods. Sworn to protect the vulnerable wherever she is summoned, the Birch demands a dangerous toll for her services. Our heroes grapple with the grim realities of making her acquaintance – both as friend and foe
Fans were able to rest and recharge their phones while checking out the trailer, get a photo opportunity, and get some swag! Check out the trailer below.
Marvel Avengers Game and Realm of Champions
Outside of the normal Marvel booth space Marvel had a huge footprint on the show floor to show off two new games – Marvel Avengers Game and Realm of Champions
Marvel Avengers Game
The new Avengers game from Square Enix will debut in May of 2020. The story takes place five years after A-Day a catastrophic incident where a new Avengers headquarters in San Francisco is destroyed along with most of the city along with the death of Captain America. With superheroes outlawed and the city under the control of A.I.M. you embark on a quest to uncover a conspiracy and reassemble the Avengers, avenge Captain America’s death, and uncover the true culprit behind A-Day.
Realm of Champions
Realm of Champions is a real-time mobile RPG where players are transported to the Battleworld – a forbidden planet behind the Space-Time Barrier – where they must align with one of the planet’s houses and explore Marvel-themed environments in order to lead their House to victory; some of these houses include House of Iron (Iron Man), Spider-Guild (Spider-Man), Patriot Garrison (Captain America), Pyramid X (X-Men), and more.
Created by Kabam, creators of Contest of Champions, the game allows players to team up with friends for real-time action arena combat against enemies and other players as part of an epic war in Battleworld. After outfitting their Champion with Super Hero-inspired gear and aligning themselves with one of the Houses, players will work together, or fight each other to gather resources for their faction across the Battleworld. Players can then battle in localized arenas across a variety of Player vs. Environment (PvE) and Player vs. Player (PvP) modes, with each battle contributing to the larger conflict between Houses.
A few random photos from around the floor including signage and a life size Thanos Funko Pop!