Game of Thrones is one of the most popular TV shows on the planet, but in many ways, it has become more than just a television program. It has inspired online slots developer Microgaming, video game developers, T-Shirt and merchandising stores and events. The events inspired by Game of Thrones have become popular over the last few years, with more and more people now attending. Take a look at a few of the best listed below.
Castle Ward in Northern Ireland is a filming location used for Game of Thrones, so how would you like to party there? I many ways it’s the perfect place for fans of HBO’s award-winning show to enjoy some GoT action, and believe me, there is plenty going on. Attendees can follow in the footsteps of Bran Stark as they learn to shoot bow-and-arrows, watch jousting and sword fights, check out a sword showcase which is presented by Boyd Rankin, meet Grey Wind and Summer who are Northern Inuit Dogs from the show, tour the castle and take part in re-enactments. Attendees will also be in the company of celebrities too, with previous guests being Ian Beattie (Meryn Trant) and Michael Condron (Bowen Marsh).
Thronefest is Kent’s first ever Game of Thrones inspired festival. It’s arguably one of the biggest and most immersive GoT events on the calendar and it always features stars from the show. At the last event, Aimee Richardson (Myrcella Baratheon), James Cosmo (Jeor Mormont), Sam Coleman (Young Hodor), Dean Charles-Chapman (Martyn Lannister/Tommen Baratheon), Tom Wlashicha (Jaqen H’gar), Krystian Nairn (Hodor) and Miltos Yerolemou (Syrip Forel) all appeared. Attendees can also take a seat on the notorious Iron Thone, watch some live jousting action, check out some props and catch some great reenactments. There’s plenty to see and do at Thronefest and even the food and drink has a Game of Thrones theme to it.
Festival of Thrones
The Festival of Wizardry which pays homage to the Harry Potter series is extremely popular in Blyth, Ont. and the creators have now brought to life a new festival which celebrates the world of Game of Thrones. Festival of Thrones is an event that plans to take Game of Thrones fans inside the world of HBO’s hit show, with medieval music, jousting, hatchet throwing, archery and more. There are also special guests who appear at the Festival of Thrones too, making it the place to be for all Game of Thrones fans. There’s that much to see and do, with people flocking from all over the world, the event has to take place over a weekend.
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you want to get as close to the action as possible, especially as the show is due to come to an end after the next season. These events are ideal as they provide a truly authentic experience, with the chance to meet stars of the show. There’s no better way to get your GoT fix.