Published on February 21st, 2013 | by SARA0
International ‘Game of Thrones’ Exhibition Kicks off in Toronto
234 Bay Street
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via press release:
HBO Canada will host the world premiere of Game of Thrones: The Exhibition from March 9 to 16 at the Design Exchange (DX) in the heart of downtown Toronto.
Toronto is the only Canadian stop for this event, which builds on the success of last year’s sold-out exhibition that saw more than 25,000 fans turn out for the opportunity to engage with costumes and props from HBO’s global production and line-up for a photo on the iconic iron throne. This year’s effort, commissioned and curated by HBO, is a touring, interactive experience with subsequent stops in New York City, Sao Paulo, Amsterdam and Belfast. The exhibition will focus on key characters from five of the noble houses (Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon and Greyjoy), showcasing a treasure trove of more than 70 original artifacts from seasons 1 and 2, plus select pieces from this year’s new season.
Costumes, props, armour and weapons – Artisans, whose superb craftsmanship has provided authenticity to the medieval world of the show, worked closely with HBO to curate the exhibit with items including: an impressive costume display overseen by the show’s costume designer Michele Clapton who dressed the mannequins to ensure accuracy in the presentation of the extraordinarily detailed garments, iconic artifacts such as model dragons, weaponry (Joffrey’s crossbow, daggers and swords such as “Ice” and “Longclaw”), armour (helmets, shields and full suits of armour worn by key characters), crowns, jewelry, books and much more.
Blackwater Bay Interactive Experience – Fans will get an opportunity to participate in an exciting interactive experience that will place them amid the action of the epic battle of Blackwater Bay from season 2.
Iron throne – Fit for any king or queen, fans will be able to have their photo on a precise replica of the iron throne from the series.
Tickets & Exhibition Hours:
Game of Thrones: The Exhibition is a free, timed-ticket event. Subscribers to The Movie Network have early access to free tickets now through 8:59 a.m. ET on Thursday, February 21. Subscribers can stay tuned to The Movie Network’s Facebook fan page (facebook.com/themovienetwork), The Movie Network Insider newsletter (visit themovienetwork.ca to sign up) or the March 2013 issue of Movie Entertainment magazine for details on how to obtain tickets.
Free tickets will be made available to the general public beginning Thursday, February 21 at 9 a.m. ET at themovienetwork.ca/Exhibition. Hours of operation for the exhibition are: Weekends, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Weekdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition is recommended for ages 14+. Tickets are limited to four per person. More information about the venue, including directions, parking and accessibility are available by contacting the Design Exchange at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-416-216-2115.