One of the great deals at WonderCon is Insight Editions at booth 1109. Insight Editions “Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros” which just came out in March 2014 sold out quickly. Listed at $65 in the catalog, you can still get it for $40 by ordering it at Wondercon (contiguous U.S. only) and having it shipped to your door.
Get your credit card ready and line up because this pop-up book is intensely complicated (you might need instructions on how to fold it back up). The paper engineering is by Matthew Reinhart and if you’re lucky enough to have his best-selling “Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy” you’ll know how creative he is. Hugo Award-nominee Michael Komarck is the illustrator.
This special deal is good until Sunday when WonderCon closes.
Godzilla fans will also want to head the advice of sales and marketing director Byron Parnell. According to Parnell, Insight Editions “Godzilla: The Art of Destruction” may come out on May 13 (the movie premieres on 16 May 2014), but the books are selling out. Preorder now. The 11 x 10 hardcover costs $45 (ISBN: 978-1-60887-344-9) but the first run of 25,000 has already sold out and the second printing of 7,500 is nearly gone. “Order wherever you buy books,” Parnell advised.
Try Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
The book is illustrated by Mark Cotta Vaz who authored the “Twilight Saga companion books as well as the award-winning “The Invisible Art : The Legends of Movie Matt Paintings” (co-authored with Oscar-winning filmmaker and Academy Governor Craig Barron). With 156 pages and 5 inserts, this book also features interviews with the director and cast members.
Other books worth checking out at this booth include “Harry Potter: Page to Screen” and “The World According to” series with Spider-Man, Wolverine and Batman ($24.95 each). These hardcover books are like pop culture autobiographical scrapbooks for a particular Super Hero or…Super Villain. “The World According to the Joker” is also in the works.
If you can’t make it to Wondercon in Anaheim this weekend, then you can order online (but not at the discounted price). More discounts may come for San Diego Comic-con.