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EVENT NEWS: Game Of Thrones comes to Belfast for stunning event

June 10th, 2013 by Big Phil Comments

HBO’s Game of Thrones Exhibition opened at Titanic Belfast tomorrow on June 8 and runs until June 17. More than 13,500 fans have already booked up tickets to the hotly-anticipated exhibition which was brought to Northern Ireland by NITB in partnership with NI Screen and Titanic Belfast. And of course, our Phil was there…

Winter has Come! Game of Thrones Exhibition at Titanic Centre, Belfast

The Exclusive Game of Thrones Exhibition has arrived at The Titanic Centre at Belfast and it was well worth the wait. This exclusive tour, which has only been held in five cities around the world, aims to bring the public into the world of Westeros like never before.

Game of Thrones has exploded into a worldwide fanbase with demand for tickets being incredibly high for this event.

But rest easy my fellow Nerds and Nerdettes as I was able to gain entry to this exclusive event and took a few snapshots. The exhibition features a number of original outfits and costumes worn by The Stark Family at Winterfell (which includes Ned Stark’s cloak with fur), The Lannister Family (This includes Jamie’s golden suit of armour) and the Wildlings (which includes Ygritte’s costume).

There is a section devoted to Kahleesi with costumes, jewellery, dragon eggs and also a prop dragon!

There are numerous props on display, including an armoury display which has Longclaw (John Snow’s Sword), Ice (Ned Stark’s Sword), Needle (Aria Stark’s Sword), King Robert Baratheon’s War Hammer, The Hound’s War Helmet and even Kali’s Swords.

With so many props and wall hangings, this exhibition really does bring The Game of Thrones to the fans like never before, not to mention attendees getting the chance to sit on an exact replica of the Iron Throne.

The Game of Thrones exhibition is being held at The Titanic Centre and runs from June 8th – 17th 2013, for more information please click HERE

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Helen Carey of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board previews the HBO Game of Thrones Exhibition . More than 13,500 fans have already booked up tickets to the hotly-anticipated exhibition which was brought to Northern Ireland by NITB in partnership with NI Screen and Titanic Belfast. Belfast is the only city in the British Isles hosting the exhibition at Titanic Belfast and 30% of bookings have been made by fans as far afield as Australia, the Philippines and the USA.

PRESS RELEASE:

First Minister welcomes Game of Thrones stars to Belfast for exhibition launch

First Minister Rt. Hon. Peter D. Robinson MLA has officially launched the HBO Game of Thrones Exhibition which opens to the public at Titanic Belfast tomorrow.

At a reception at Crumlin Road Gaol, the First Minister joined leading cast members of HBO’s award-winning series, as part of a tourism event organised by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) in partnership with NI Screen.

Speaking at the event the First Minister said: “The Northern Ireland Executive is committed to growing a dynamic, innovative economy. The film and television industries are vitally important to Northern Ireland and, through continued investment in our creative industries, we will continue to build on our reputation across the world as an excellent location to invest.

“I met with senior HBO executives at the Season 3 premiere in Los Angeles in March and took the opportunity to continue to press Northern Ireland’s advantage as a first-class production location. I am pleased that HBO will be returning to Northern Ireland in July to film a fourth series.

“This world class exhibition provides us with a unique opportunity to welcome tourists to Northern Ireland from as far away as Australia, the Philippines and the US, and to demonstrate globally our connection to Game of Thrones. It is a great tribute to Belfast that it is one of only five destinations across the world chosen to host this unique tourist attraction.”

Northern Ireland Tourist Board Chief Executive Alan Clarke said: “Game of Thrones has put the Northern Ireland film industry on a global stage and we are delighted the exhibition is being hosted in Belfast with thousands of fans coming from across the world to see it.

“Northern Ireland is growing increasingly popular for filming not only for the diverse beauty of its landscapes but the talent both in front of, and behind, the camera which in turn has generated millions for our local economy,” he continued.

“Screen tourism is a growing trend and recent research suggests that one in ten overseas visitors are attracted to the UK because of a film or television production and they contribute a massive £1.8billion per year.

“Game of Thrones and other film productions made in Northern Ireland offers us an opportunity to develop exciting and engaging tourism experiences and we are working with the hospitality trade, NI Screen and the wider tourism industry to build on our film and TV tourism offer,” he added.

The event celebrated the success of the show for the Northern Ireland screen tourism industry and provided an opportunity to preview the exhibition. Around 13,500 tickets for the exhibition at Titanic Belfast have already been booked and Belfast is the only city in the UK to host it.

Game of Thrones stars Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), John Bradley (Samwell Tarley) and Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrio), attended the event as well as tourism officials, stakeholders and media.

Pictured are costumes and outfits from HBO’s Game of Thrones Exhibition which opens at Titanic Belfast tomorrow (June 8) until June 17. More than 13,500 fans have already booked up tickets to the hotly-anticipated exhibition which was brought to Northern Ireland by NITB in partnership with NI Screen and Titanic Belfast. Belfast is the only city in the British Isles hosting the exhibition at Titanic Belfast and 30% of bookings have been made by fans as far afield as Australia, the Philippines and the USA.

Pictured is the Iron Throne from HBO’s Game of Thrones Exhibition which opens at Titanic Belfast tomorrow (June 8) until June 17. More than 13,500 fans have already booked up tickets to the hotly-anticipated exhibition which was brought to Northern Ireland by NITB in partnership with NI Screen and Titanic Belfast. Belfast is the only city in the British Isles hosting the exhibition at Titanic Belfast and 30% of bookings have been made by fans as far afield as Australia, the Philippines and the USA.

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I arrived on Earth in 1977 and have virtually devoted my entire existence to cult films, television programmes and cartoons. I am a very big fan of Star Wars and Star Trek; I may struggle with foreign languages but I can order live Gagh in Klingon! I’m the Nerd that knows the trivia but I’m hopeless at sport!

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