Winter Is Coming

Winter may be on its way out, but with the growing anticipation over the return of Game of Thrones on HBO at the end of the month, Game of Thrones: The Exhibition has opened its doors to the world of Westeros at the Design Exchange in Toronto.

Curated by HBO, the Game of Thrones: The Exhibition is a touring, interactive adventure with over 70 original artifacts relating to the houses Stark, Lannister, Tagaryen, Baratheon and Greyjoy from seasons one and two, with select pieces from the anticipated third season. 

Fans can tour through each section divided into houses and learn about their favourite characters and take an intimate look at costumes and artifacts from the show including model dragons, kick-ass weaponry like Joffrey’s crossbow, daggers and Ice and Longclaw, crowns, jewelry, books and full detailed garments.

Each section has video with interviews from show creators and costume designers, as well as detailed written information and pictures of the beloved characters from the show.

If you want to get a little more involved, there are two interactive components of the exhibit. One which places fans amid the epic battle of Blackwater Bay (from season two), shooting arrows from a standstill cross bow into a digital sea of wildfire.

The other, of course, is what every diehard fan will be waiting for… a chance to sit upon a replica of the iron throne and have their picture taken. (Surprisingly, and impressively, there is no additional cost for this opportunity.)

The exhibit has no price, but time-slot tickets have to be purchased ahead of time and have since sold out. But the Design Exchange is holding RUSH tickets for the exhibits, more information can be found on their website. 

The exhibit is only on display until March 16, so if you can’t wait until the end of the month to get your Game of Thrones fix, camp out at the Design Exchange (234 Bay St) for your chance to explore the epic fantasy world.

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