Game Of Thrones fever is certainly here, what with the final season 8 airing on Sunday 14th in the US and Monday 15th here and the Game of Thrones- The Touring Exhibition opening tomorrow (11th April) at the TEC .
I was honoured to be invited to the Press Conference/ Q&A and to have a look at the Exhibition- believe you me it was well worth it!!
At the press conference was Mr Jeff Peters from HBO, Robin from GES who built the Exhibition, Michelle Clapton who was head of Costumes along with three stars being Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) and our own Ian Beattie (Meryn Trant).
They all talked about their time filming GOT, the hospitality of the locals, the beauty of the scenery and sights of Northern Ireland, the professionalism of the crew, other cast and supporting cast. Indeed they were all sad to have finished filming GOT.
Then after a bit of mingling and coffee and pastries it was our turn to enter the Exhibition…..
Once we stepped into the Exhibition we were met with banners and props and a short synopsis of GOT story on screen.
Then there was a map of Westeros and family trees….
As a fan this was mind blowing to see props up close and personal
but even more so to actually get to see the original costumes, which Michelle and her team made to measure, in all their splendour and glory. The amount of time, effort and detail was phenomenal!!
There were two Belfast specific GOT displays which are debuting so I’m not going to cover these as I don’t want to spoil the surprise!!!
For those who want some interaction there are five places were one can interact namely: the Hall of Faces, holding the sword, swinging the sword, climbing the Wall and of course a picture on the Iron Throne!!
The tour lasts about 60 minutes and is definitely worth the £15 entry especially if one is a fan!!! We all got a nice wee goody bag containing a map of GOT locations and an Official Guide Book…..Now can’t wait for season 8………