Game of Thrones Comes Out of the Television
Much to the excitement of a growing fan base, HBO's hit show "Game
of Thrones" is offering a traveling exhibition, complete with props, virtual reality and costumes.
and sprawling, the "Game of Thrones" series chronicles the epic, bloody struggle for the rule of a medieval-style kingdom
set in a fantasy world where seasons last for decades. One continent known as "Westeros" is wracked with civil war between
several different kingdoms -- all as a manned "wall" holds back an army of the undead prepared to take over the land. On another
continent, an ambitious young queen attempts to rule the world with the assistance of three growing fire-breathing dragons.
In conjunction with the fourth series of the HBO hit, fans of the show and the book series can pick
up Game of Thrones tickets for a spectacular traveling exhibition. At the centerpiece of the show is a virtual experience
that allows you to enter the world of the Night's Watch for a little while; virtual-reality technology propels you to the
top of "The Wall" and into a freezing world where "white walkers," giants and flaming arrows are right beside you. Additionally,
attendees can walk around to see the costumes of fan favorites like Brandon Stark, Hodor, Arya and Dany Targaryen, and other
unforgettable props from the show, including Jamie Lannister's golden hand and a selection of featured weapons. The traveling
exhibition will hit major cities such as Toronto, Belfast and Vancouver in the coming months.
The cast of
the HBO "Game of Thrones" series is packed with top-list, bold-face names. Emilia Clarke (soon to be seen in the new "Terminator"
film) stars in her breakout role as Queen Dany Targaryen, and Lena Headley (of "300") is her counterpart across the sea, Queen
Cersei in Westeros. Jack Gleeson plays the vengeful, angry King Joffrey, and Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner star as the
wandering Stark sisters, Arya and Sansa. Peter Dinklage (of "Elf") is the wisecracking, intelligent Tyrion Lannister, and
the great Charles Dance plays his intimidating father, Tywin.
In the "Game of Thrones" world, the character
of Theon Greyjoy is a native of the Iron Islands. Jamie Lannister is the real father of King Joffrey. Jon Snow's pet direwolf
is named Ghost. Danerys Targaryen was once married to fearsome warrior Khal Drogo.
Martin worked as a science fiction novelist and television writer for years before publishing the first volume of the "Song
of Fire and Ice" series, "Game of Thrones," in 1996. Seeing that his fantasy world was growing bigger and bigger, Martin decided
to expand the series into seven books. The most recent volume of the series, "A Dance With Dragons," was published in 2011.
His next volume, "The Winds of Winter" should come out within a year or two. The HBO adaptation of the series premiered in
George R.R. Martin is just one of the big producers of "Game of Thrones." Also included in the
credits are executive producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, the two men who created the show and write the majority of its