Read: “South by South Westeros”. Hahaha, get it? (their tag line, not mine). If you don’t get it, then you probably don’t watch HBO’s popular TV series Game of Thrones. If you don’t watch it due to its premise (dragons! fantasy lands! magic!) I don’t blame you, but I guarantee that if you can get past your prejudices, you will like it.

In any case, HBO has put together a Game Of Thrones Exhibition and they brought it to Austin for SXSW.

What they did is take props from the show, which are impressively detailed and well made, and put it all up on display as if it were a museum. It’s very cool to see for fans of the show. It’s also very sad that you never ever see a line this long in order to get into a real museum.

The hand is fake, I’m 75% sure.
Impressive amount of work went into the costumes. You can look at them up close and see how they faked the wear and tear.

They also had a replica of the iron throne that you could sit on and have your photo taken (wait time: 45 minutes) and an Oculus Rift powered Wall of Ice elevator simulator (wait time: 180 minutes) that look unbelievably cool. Unfortunately for the reader, I did not wait in line for either.


Oculus Rift! They made it feel like you are in the elevator at the wall… 180 minute line was not worth it for me, sadly

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