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HBO's "Game of Thrones" exhibition brings Westeros to our world

Written by Maria Sciullo on .

 

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No man -- or woman -- was meant to sit comfortably upon the Iron Throne, but wouldn't that make a really cool photo for your Facebook page?

Thanks to the international GOT exhibition, fans of the HBO series and George R.R. Martin's sprawling saga will have the chance. Five cities across the globe have been selected for what promises to be one of the greatest geek-out events of 2013.

The exhibition begins March 9-16 in Toronto, with stops in New York City (March 28-April 3), Sao Paulo, Brazil (April 15-30; dates here subject to change), Amsterdam (May 19-27) and Belfast, Ireland (June 8-17).

jonsnow 247x400A replica of the Iron Throne is probably the heaviest prop on tour, but it's going to have competition from full suits of armor worn by key characters in the filming of "Game of Thrones." Also on display: helmets, swords (Longclaw and Ice!), King Joffrey's crossbow, Renley's stag crown (alas poor Renley, we hardly knew ye), elaborate ladies' garments, jewelry, books, shields and even models of Khaleesi's small-but-deadly dragons.

A few of the items are featured in the upcoming Season 3, which debuts March 31.

The show's costume designer, Michele Clapton is overseeing the dressing of the mannequins. Also on tour: Jon Snow's raggedy Night Watch clothing. In all, more than 70 artifacts will be on display.

New Project LLC built the exhibition, which includes an interactive experience: "Blackwater Bay." We all know how THAT turned out, so expect mayhem, but probably no chance of getting wet.

A Lannister always pays his debts, yet fans of the exhibition need not bother. The events are free to the public. For more information, go to www.hbo.com/gameofthrones.

 

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