If you live in the Austin area and ever wanted to climb the Wall, now’s your opportunity. This weekend, the traveling Game of Thrones exhibit arrived in Austin and set up at the SXSW festival.
Visitors enjoyed a selection of artwork, props, costumes, and weaponry from the show including items from the upcoming fourth season, which we’ll share below. (Oathkeeper!) Some fans even had the opportunity to sit on the Iron Throne, or ascend the Wall in an Oculus Rift virtual reality experience. The latest themed beer from Brewery Ommegang, “Fire and Blood,” was also launched this weekend in Austin.
The festivities began Friday on the red carpet of the opening night party, with Thrones stars Gwendoline Christie, Maisie Williams and Kristian Nairn. They were joined by hip hop artist Common (a contributor to Catch The Throne) and other celebrities attending SXSW such as Felicia Day.
As you would expect, the Iron Throne was a popular destination at SXSW, with Seth Meyers, the new host of Late Night, getting in on the action.
In addition to the beautifully crafted costumes from season 3 on display belonging to characters such as Sansa and Cersei, visitors were treated to exhibit items that are from season 4.
We’ve seen Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal) wearing this costume in trailers but here’s a closer look:
The exhibition provides us with a sneak peek of the sword Oathkeeper in its sheath. The amount of detailing is absolutely incredible.
At SXSW, HBO has also unveiled an artistic countdown to season 4, featuring the work of Robert M. Ball. In a series titled Beautiful Death, every day a new piece will be posted with the artist’s interpretation of an iconic Game of Thrones death. The picture below is for day 2, surrounding the death of the boy Mycah at the hands of the Hound in “The Kingsroad.”
Visit beautifuldeath.com to see what Ball has posted so far, and to enjoy the creative countdown until the season 4 premiere on April 6th.
Ours is the Fury: The official Game of Thrones Twitter has shared some more photos from events and the exhibit, and a few teases of future BeautifulDeath days, so check them out as well.