Insight Editions has some of the coolest comic book and movie related books out there. They’ll be making waves at Comic Con too, with Sideshow in tow.
Giving away a Wookiee, DC figures and a Harry Potter mega pack
So this is particularly awesome. Insight always has a nice presence on the show floor at Cons, but this year’s SDCC is more impressive than usual. The company is teaming with Sideshow Toys, and will be giving away a Premium Format 1:6th scale Chewbacca figure. Awesome stuff. The figure is worth $500 and will be given away at the booth, so make sure you ask about it when you go.
That’s not all though, as collectible maker Mighty JAXX will be giving away a six pack of their DC XXray figures. That’ll be made up of Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Deadshot, Catwoman, Robin, and Supergirl. On top of all that, there’s also a ton of Harry Potter stuff that the publisher itself will be giving out.
Valued at $250+, this pack will be made up of “Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes Hardcover Ruled Journal, Hogwarts Hardcover Ruled Journal, Ravenclaw Hardcover Ruled Journal, Hufflepuff Hardcover Ruled Journal, Gryffindor Hardcover Ruled Journal, Slytherin Hardcover Ruled Journal, Wanted Posters Pocket Notebook Collection, Ravenclaw Foil Note Cards, Hufflepuff Foil Note Cards, Gryffindor Foil Note Cards, Slytherin Foil Note Cards, Hogwarts Foil Note Cards, Harry Potter: The Wand Collection, Harry Potter: A Cinematic Gallery, Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts, Harry Potter: Creatures: A Paper Scene Book, and Harry Potter: Imagining Hogwarts.”
Keeping with that theme, you’ll also be able to get in on a photo op with a life-sized mockup of a page from the Harry Potter: Creatures: A Paper Scene Book. “A page”? Yes, it makes sense, just take a look at the pic above.
And then, there are the panels and signings
PANELS & SIGNINGS
Friday, July 20:
- 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Rebecca Sugar
Rebecca Sugar, creator of Steven Universe and writer of Adventure Time, will be at the Insight Editions booth for a meet and greet. This signing is free with purchase of the SDCC-exclusive Steven Universe Sketchbook, featuring a foreword written by Rebecca Sugar and never-before-seen sketches of fan-favorite characters.
This signing requires an RSVP and spots are limited. In order to attend, fans must visit the Insight Editions booth to claim a ticket. Tickets will be available starting on preview night (Wednesday 7/18)—first come, first served. Only 100 spots are available. Only one signed item per person.
- 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.: David Frangioni and Eric “the Catman” Singer
David Frangioni, author of Crash: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits, alongside KISS drummer Eric “the Catman” Singer, will be at the Insight Editions booth for a signing and meet and greet. Attendees can pick up a signed copy of Crash: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits and test their drumming speed with our drum-o-meter! The fastest drummer at the end of the weekend will win a cymbal signed by David Frangioni, Eric “the Catman” Singer, and Tommy Clufetos.
- 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Power Ranger
To celebrate the upcoming release of Power Rangers: The Ultimate Visual History this November, attendees have a chance to meet an official cosplayer at the Insight Editions booth and pick up a free Power Rangers 25th anniversary poster.
- 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Tom Gilliland
Tom Gilliland, creative director at Sideshow Collectibles and creator of Court of the Dead, will be at the Insight Editions booth signing copies of Court of the Dead: Grave Tales and Court of the Dead: The Chronicle of the Underworld.
Saturday, July 21:
- 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Richard Hamilton and Joe Cooper
Richard Hamilton and Joe Cooper, author and illustrator of the newly released graphic novel Scoop, Vol. 1, will be at the Insight Comics booth signing copies of the exclusive variant edition.
- 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: David Frangioni, Eric “the Catman” Singer, and Tommy Clufetos
David Frangioni, author of Crash: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits, alongside KISS drummer Eric “the Catman” Singer, and Black Sabbath drummer Tommy Clufetos, will be at the Insight Editions booth for a signing and meet and greet. Attendees can pick up a signed copy of Crash: The World’s Greatest Drum Kits, and they have another chance to test their drumming speed with our drum-o-meter! The fastest drummer at the end of the weekend will win a cymbal signed by David Frangioni, Eric “the Catman” Singer, and Tommy Clufetos.
- 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Andrew Farago, Jeff Pidgeon, and Larry Houston
Andrew Farago, author of Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties and curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, alongside creators Jeff Pidgeon (story artist and animator for Monsters Inc., Toy Story, and Mighty Mouse, among others) and Larry Houston (director, producer, and artist for classic cartoons including Captain Planet, The Care Bears, and X-Men) will be at the Insight Editions booth prior to their panel on Saturday evening.
- 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Enrico Marini
Enrico Marini, illustrator of the forthcoming graphic novel Gypsy Omnibus, will be signing art cards.
- 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties Panel
The 1980s was a truly outrageous decade that saw an unprecedented animation boom that made household names of a host of colorful characters. Author Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) looks back at that totally awesome era with some of the creative personnel behind some of the most popular cartoons of the decade, including producer Franklin Cofod (Voltron), voice actor Townsend Coleman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), director Larry Houston (G.I. Joe), and storyboard artist Jeff Pidgeon (Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures). The panel will be in room 25ABC.
- Fans who aren’t attending SDCC this year still have a chance to join in on the fun! Insight Editions is hosting a 40% off sitewide sale from Thursday, July 19, at 11:59 p.m. PST to Sunday, July 22, at 11:59 p.m. PST. The discount is automatically applied in cart, so no discount codes are needed.