Perhaps by now you’ve heard of the HBO Original Series “Game Of Thrones”, the show based on the “A Song Of Ice And Fire” novels by George R.R. Martin; If not, well, that is a quick note on it. The show has been gathering acclaim since it began back in 2011 and tells the story of feuding clans and the world upon which they walk. It’s loaded with intrigue and action packed battles and plenty of characters that you will either love or hate from the moment you begin to watch.
Thanks to a friend posting on his Facebook wall, I learned of the “Game Of Thrones: The Exhibition” event which was taking place in NYC for the next few days in conjunction with Time Warner Cable and HBO. The exhibit would bring you face to face with numerous prop weapons and costumes from the show, and even a replica of the much vaunted Iron Throne. It made perfect sense to head over to it and share the findings with our blog readers.
The flag outside the building drew in passerby and even though I arrived at about 1:30pm, the line went almost all the way up to the next avenue. There was a line for folks who had proof that they were Time Warner customers which acted like a kind of “Fast Pass”. Now if you plan on going to see the exhibit, you might not want to progress any further into the posting because the visuals will spoil the fun for you but if that does not swap you please continue. I didn’t caption everything and instead left the images to speak for themselves.
The map of Westeros was massive so I had to split it into two separate shots.
Some merchandise for the collector. I saw the Daenerys bust at Toy Fair last year. It’s awesome and the same applies for the Funko mini-figurines.
Some armaments from the House Stark.
A lovely photo of Daenerys Targaryan (played by Emilia Clarke) and her outfits and of course Dragons.
A pair of dragon eggs before the hatching.
A baby dragon.
A couple of shots of a larger dragon. Watch out below.
Another shot of the merchandise so you could see the miniature Iron Throne that was available. I think a smaller one would look cool on the desk here at the PiercingMetal Command HQ.
This wall showcased a lot of fan art. Some of the stuff was fantastic. I am sorry that I didn’t get a closer shot for you.
A number of crowns, proclamations and other kingly things.
Some costumes for the Men of the Watch.
And now its time to pay a visit to the House Lannister……boo hiss boo
We are reminded of the sad fate of Ned Stark. I liked him.
There was a video game where you could be an archer and try your hand at the “Battle Of Blackwater Bay”, but I did not try it. It sure looked cool though. If I get back there I will try to snag a shot and just add it to the end of the posting.
Here is what you were all waiting for. The magnificent Iron Throne.
There was an opportunity to stake one’s claim and sit upon the mighty Iron Throne (even if only for a hot second). They had a photographer on hand to snap it for you and you would get a printout postcard immediately from the nearby printer and then could email a high resolution image file to your home address via one of the provided iPads. The total cost of such a cool benefit was $0.00 – How cool is that. Now. Who is brave enough to challenge the Metal Maestro for the right to sit on the Iron Throne? Think you have the stuff? I promise mercy to challengers. Complete mercy 🙂
The exhibit will run from March 28th through April 3rd and the times are listed on the website. It’s free as I already mentioned and while there will surely be a line, its worth it to spend some time and get to observe up close the props that you see in the program. I had a fun time this afternoon and got to talk to some really nice people. The staff on hand were friendly and helpful and the exhibit can be walked through in about 20 minutes but you should be aware that the wait for the Iron Throne photo will be much longer depending on how many people are in attendance. Kudos to Time Warner Cable and HBO for giving something like this to the fans. Feel free to post your own thoughts on the exhibit in our comments section if you go. I would love to hear from you all.
Official Exhibition Website: http://game-of-thrones-exhibition.com/
Official Show Website: http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/index.html
Official Show Wikipedia Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_Thrones
The first two seasons are available on DVD and Blu-ray. I’ve embedded the code for the combination package that gives you both and the digital copy for a reasonable price. Also there are the books which I would like to read one of these days. Check them out if you have not already.
PS: The third season of “Game Of Thrones” airs this Sunday 3/31/2013 so program your DVR accordingly so you don’t miss it should you be out that night.