Earlier today, I went to the Game of Thrones Exhibition in Toronto which I talked about in a previous post. We got in at 10AM and we lucked out since there was no lines to get in or anywhere inside the exhibition. This is going to be a heavy picture-heavy post due to the fact that I took so many pictures!
I knew there was a picture session and an interactive battle scene that would get really busy as soon as there are tons of people. We decided to be strategic and visited these sessions first so I got my picture taken on the Iron Throne. This was a life-size replica but was fairly comfortable to sit in. After the picture session, we were asked which House in the series that we wanted to “pledge our allegiance to”. I chose the House Lannister, represented by the lion.
After we got our pictures taken, we went to the interactive Bay of Blackwater Bay session, where we got to shoot flaming arrows into the Stannis Baratheon’s incoming forces. Aided by the wildfire, the fire cannot be distinguished, except by using large amounts of sands. It was a great deal of fun, and we spent the rest of time going around the different exhibits including costumes, and artefacts from the series. Feel free to browse through the pictures and click on each picture to enlarge them! The paragraph detailing each houses below are quoted from the Game of Thrones Wiki page. All credits go to this website Pictures are courtesy of yours truly! Enjoy!
I’ve personally read up until the third book (roughly until the end of Season 3) and seriously cannot wait until Season 3 starts on March 31!
House of Baratheon
House Baratheon is one of the Great Houses of Westeros, although also one of the youngest. It is the current royal house.
House Baratheon’s sigil is a black stag on a gold background and their house motto is “Ours is the Fury”. When Robert ascended the Iron Throne, a gold crown was added to the stag, denoting their status as the royal house. Source
House of Stark
House Stark is one of the Great Houses of Westeros, ruling over the vast region known as the North from their seat in Winterfell. It is by far one of the oldest lines of Westerosi nobility, claiming a line of descent stretching back over eight thousand years. The head of the house is the Lord of Winterfell. Before the Targaryen conquest, the leaders of House Stark ruled over the region as the Kings in the North. Source
House of Lannister
House Lannister of Casterly Rock is one of the Great Houses of Westeros, one of its richest and most powerful families and oldest dynasties. The major characters Jaime, Cersei and Tyrion and the recurring characters Tywin, Kevan and Lancel are members of the house. Tywin is the head of House Lannister and Lord of Casterly Rock. Source
House Targaryen is one of the former Great Houses of Westeros and the previous ruling royal house of the Seven Kingdoms, before House Baratheon took the Iron Throne. House Targaryen’s symbol is a three-headed red dragon on a black background and their motto is “Fire and Blood”. Source
I actually took more pictures than this, but that’s all I’m putting up for today. Thanks for checking out this post; I hope for those who didn’t get a chance to go that this will give you an idea of what the event was like!
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