Game of Thrones' Season 7 debut is just over one week away on July 16, and we're all gathering our troops for epic viewing galas and BBQ premiere parties. Since this penultimate season is just seven episodes long, it will sadly be over long before we realize.
One way to extend the medieval majesty of the HBO sensation will be to attend an elaborate touring exhibit of Game of Thrones' costumes, sets, props, armor and weapons, coming to a city near you. Arranged by HBO Global Licensing and international media events firm GES, the intimate look at the series' production design will occur within a specially designed, 10,000-square-foot exhibition arena and kicks off a worldwide tour this fall, beginning its first leg in Europe. The complete schedule of destinations and venues is yet to be finalized.
A similar parade of show artifacts made the rounds back in 2014/15, but this new presentation is expected to be even more expansive.
Here's a sample of this peek behind the magic of Game of Thrones from the official press release:
In anticipation of the launch of the exhibition later this year, GES’ creative team will work closely with HBO to create diverse environments from Westeros and Essos and to design an exhibition as exciting as the show itself. Spanning the Seven Kingdoms from King’s Landing to the land Beyond the Wall and across the Narrow Sea, “Game of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition” will allow fans worldwide to experience the craftsmanship and artistry of the Game of Thrones production up close in the largest public display to date.
Visitors to the exhibition will see displays of costumes, props, weapons and armor and will explore several dynamic themed exhibition areas featuring series settings such as:
-The wintry landscapes of the North, the tree-lined pathway of the King’s Road, and the regal settings of King’s Landing.
-The conquered city of Meereen with its garrisons of Unsullied warriors and the loyalists of House Targaryen.
-Iconic settings like the mysterious House of Black and White, the home of the Night’s Watch: Castle Black; and the frozen lands Beyond the Wall.
-The show stopping centerpiece of the iconic Iron Throne Room, where visitors can gaze upon the Westerosi seat of power in all its foreboding glory.
“’Game of Thrones’ has truly become a worldwide phenomenon, with fans avidly watching the show throughout all corners of the globe,” said Jeff Peters, Director, Global Licensing, HBO. “Based on the stellar work GES has done with previous entertainment partners, we think this exhibition is going to be something fans will love, regardless of which part of the world they call home, and we’re excited to give them the opportunity to visit and celebrate the incredible craftsmanship of the talented ‘Game of Thrones’ production team.”
“GES is thrilled to partner with HBO to bring the craftsmanship and artistry of ‘Game of Thrones’ to fans. We are committed to giving fans worldwide the opportunity to experience some of their favorite elements from the show firsthand while experiencing the world of Game of Thrones unlike ever before,” said Eddie Newquist, Chief Creative Officer and EVP, GES Events.
“The innovative storytelling of ‘Game of Thrones’ has been a cultural touchpoint since its premiere,” said Steve Moster, president of GES and president and CEO of Viad. “We are excited to bring this exhilarating world to life to fans around the globe.”
Will you try to visit the Game of Thrones: The Touring Exhibit when its immersive roadshow rolls around to your territory?
(Via Coming Soon)