Countdown to Emerald City Comic Con
We’re gearing up for our first major show of 2019! Emerald City Comic Con takes place on March 14 - 17 and our excitement is building. We’re bringing crew and collectibles all the way from New Zealand to meet fans, film buffs and lovers of cool stuff. Here’s what to expect at the Weta Workshop booth (#2402) across four days…
Our second major Middle-earth release for 2019 will be revealed at Emerald City! This is your first chance to see Aragorn at Amon Hen in all his 1:6 scale glory.
Aragorn comes straight from one of the most iconic scenes in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. In stirring moment, we witness the breaking of the Fellowship. Against numerous Uruk-Hai and seemingly insurmountable odds, Aragorn must desperately buy time for Frodo as he continues his journey to Mordor alone. When the horn of Gondor sounds, he rushes to the aid of Boromir.
2.5 months in development, this highly detailed collectible was expertly sculpted by Daniel Cockersell, a member of Weta Workshop’s physical sculpting team on The Hobbit.
Our in-house shrink ray has had a drastic increase in usage within recent months. Weta Labs’ scientific and un-clumsy geniuses have been busy creating a bunch of new microscopic marvels that are definitely supposed to look like that, no matter what you’ve heard! They may be small in mass, but they’re HUGE in fun. MICRO EPICS are multiplying.
Keep an eye out for our new line of mechanical moving models, appropriately named MECHANICOOL. Presenting an exciting challenge for the Workshop’s 3D Department, our Mechanicool models feature a series of wooden components that can be assembled to create a hand-operated machine. Turn the crank and bring a movie scene to life!
COSTUME CONSTRUCTION – SANIT KLAMCHANUAN
He’s specialised in painting and aging weapons, and has helped craft costumes at Weta Workshop for movies such as Ghost in the Shell (2016), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), The Wandering Earth (2019) and most recently, Disney’s live-action Mulan, to be released in 2020.
Meet Weta Workshop technician Sanit Klamchanuan and ask him what it takes to create convincing costumes and armour for the movies. Sanit will be demonstrating his skill in working with black foam to mock-up armour pieces at our booth!
Sanit has also been invited to judge the 2019 ECCC Western Championships of Cosplay. He is a keen cosplayer himself and can’t wait to see your creations.
LIVE MIDDLE-EARTH PAINTING – JERRY VANDERSTELT
Special guest Jerry Vanderstelt is a renowned science fiction and fantasy artist, and friend of the Workshop. He is responsible for many of the amazing Middle-earth art prints in our online store.
Last year, Jerry joined the Weta Workshop booth at Emerald City Comic-Con and created an awe-inspiring painting of The Balrog in just four days! We can’t wait to witness his creation this year.
Jerry will be joining us all day Thursday-Sunday to paint another masterpiece. This time, his inspiration will come from Arwen & Frodo on Asfaloth, our 1:6 scale collectible.
We’re playing our new boardgame all weekend! District 9: The Boardgame is a competitive 2 - 4 player game set in the world we helped create. For the first time in 10 years, return to District 9 and relive the film’s final three days through a whole new perspective.
We’re excited to launch this game on Kickstarter on March 26! To celebrate, we’re giving you the chance to win a signed first edition game. If you want to learn more, sign up to our mailing list for updates and an alert once the game goes live.
We look forward to seeing you!
MARCH 14 - 17 | BOOTH #2402