Free exhibition runs March 9 to 16 at Toronto's Design Exchange (DX)
The Movie Network subscribers get early access to free tickets
Experience the world of Game of Thrones through the costumes, armour, weapons and more - straight from the set
of HBO's massively popular epic fantasy series
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TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - HBO Canada will host the world premiere of Game of Thrones: The Exhibition from March 9 to 16 at the Design Exchange (DX) in the heart of downtown Toronto.
Toronto is the only Canadian stop for this event, which builds on the
success of last year's sold-out exhibition that saw more than 25,000
fans turn out for the opportunity to engage with costumes and props
from HBO's global production and line-up for a photo on the iconic iron
throne. This year's effort, commissioned and curated by HBO, is a
touring, interactive experience with subsequent stops in New York City,
Sao Paulo, Amsterdam and Belfast. The exhibition will focus on key
characters from five of the noble houses (Stark, Lannister, Targaryen,
Baratheon and Greyjoy), showcasing a treasure trove of more than 70
original artifacts from seasons 1 and 2, plus select pieces from this
year's new season.
"HBO Canada is all about exclusive access to premium television and Game of Thrones: The Exhibition promises to bring fans up-close-and-personal with our biggest show and
a bona fide pop-culture phenomenon," said Domenic Vivolo, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Astral
Television Networks. "We look forward to opening the door to Westeros for Torontonians and
hope everyone comes to check out the incredible craft and artistry that
goes into bringing this series to life."
Built by New Project LLC, the exhibition includes:
Costumes, props, armour and weapons - Artisans, whose superb craftsmanship has provided authenticity to the
medieval world of the show, worked closely with HBO to curate the
exhibit with items including: an impressive costume display overseen by
the show's costume designer Michele Clapton who dressed the mannequins
to ensure accuracy in the presentation of the extraordinarily detailed
garments, iconic artifacts such as model dragons, weaponry (Joffrey's
crossbow, daggers and swords such as "Ice" and "Longclaw"), armour
(helmets, shields and full suits of armour worn by key characters),
crowns, jewelry, books and much more.
Blackwater Bay Interactive Experience - Fans will get an opportunity to participate in an exciting
interactive experience that will place them amid the action of the epic
battle of Blackwater Bay from season 2.
Iron throne - Fit for any king or queen, fans will be able to have their photo on a
precise replica of the iron throne from the series.
This free event will be staged on the Trading Floor within the Design
Exchange (DX). Located in downtown Toronto in the historic and original
Toronto Stock Exchange building, the DX is Canada's only museum
dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and provides
the ideal venue to celebrate the meticulously detailed work of the
costume designers, set designers, graphic designers, and props masters
behind Game of Thrones.
Game of Thrones: The Exhibition is a free, timed-ticket event. Subscribers to The Movie Network have
early access to free tickets now through 8:59 a.m. ET on Thursday, February 21. Subscribers can stay tuned to The Movie Network's Facebook fan page (facebook.com/themovienetwork), The Movie Network Insider newsletter (visit themovienetwork.ca to sign up) or the March 2013 issue of Movie Entertainment magazine for details on how to obtain tickets.
Free tickets will be made available to the general public beginning Thursday, February 21 at 9 a.m. ET at themovienetwork.ca/Exhibition. Hours of operation for the exhibition are: Weekends, 10 a.m. to 8
p.m.; Weekdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition is recommended for
ages 14+. Tickets are limited to four per person. More information
about the venue, including directions, parking and accessibility are
available by contacting the Design Exchange at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-416-216-2115.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Advance media tours of Game of Thrones: The Exhibition will take place on Friday, March 8, subject to availability. For more details, please contact the Media
Relations team at The Movie Network (see below for contact
About Game of Thrones: Season 3
Premieres Sunday, March 31 at 9 pm ET/MT on HBO Canada
Based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling books, Game of Thrones is an intricate and visually stunning, epic series that has captured
the imaginations of fans globally with its striking characters that
live in a world whose summers and winters can last for years.
Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #GOTExhibitionTO and engage with
the following social sites for more information on the exhibition and
Season Three of Game of Thrones, including prizing and surprise announcements.
HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern
Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada). HBO
Canada brings Canadians the current slate of signature dramatic
programs for which HBO is known, together with new and
never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials,
sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO's
extensive library - all in an uncut and commercial-free environment.
HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and
programming is accessible on demand and online where available by
service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com.
The Movie Network is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX : ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's
largest media companies. It operates several of the country's most
popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising
and interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in
community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant
programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and
advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit astral.com.
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