Entertainment February 20, 2013
The 'Game Of Thrones' Exhibit Gets Its World Premiere In Canada


March is going to be a big month for 'Game of Thrones' fans.

Season three of the HBO series premieres March 31 (of course, if you are a fan, you knew that already).

But before the show returns to Westeros, a display of artifacts from the series gets its world premiere in Toronto. After that, the exhibit travels to New York City, Sao Paulo, Amsterdam and Belfast.

'Game of Thrones: The Exhibition' is a free interactive experience featuring props, costumes and other items from the first two seasons of the show, plus selected pieces from season three. It runs from March 9 to 16 at the Design Exchange.

We've had three key players from the world of 'Game of Thrones' in the red chair: George R.R. Martin, who wrote the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' novels that the series is based on, Jason Momoa, who played Khal Drogo in the series, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays "the Kingslayer" Jamie Lannister.

Check out this extended interview with George R.R. Martin, in which he gets into his relationship with fans of both the books and the television show, and his approach to writing (he says he's something of a gardener, whereas J.R.R. Tolkien was more like an architect):

And here's Nikolaj Coster-Waldau getting into how he finds the humanity in the seemingly unsympathetic character of Jamie Lannister:

In this interview, Jason Momoa talks about how he gets into character as a warrior (it involves a very specific type of deprivation), and his wife Lisa Bonet's reaction to his role in 'Game of Thrones':

Last year, a 'Game of Thrones' exhibit at the TIFF Bell Lightbox drew 25,000 fans.

This year's display will focus on the five "houses" (Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon and Greyjoy), and feature helmets, shields, full suits of armour and weapons including daggers, swords, and Joffrey's crossbow.


And if you've always wanted to sit on the iron throne, this might be your chance: fans can get their picture taken on a replica of the throne.

If you're going to be in the Toronto area while the exhibit's running and you'd like to see it, you can visit this site to book free tickets starting Thursday at 9 a.m. ET.

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