The 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Domain


A Visit to Belfast

Earlier this month, I posted about our experience at the Dublin Worldcon and the Belfast Eurocon. But in Belfast, I had the opportunity—courtesy of Northern Ireland Tourism, who’ve invited us to see the “Game of Thrones Territory” twice before; the first of these is recorded here—to do a bit more than just convention events. Not only did I get to visit the Belfast leg of the Game of Thrones Exhibition and the Glass of Thrones stained glass monuments placed at notable locations within the city.

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I’ve had the pleasure of visiting a similar exhibit once before, four years ago in Stockholm, but that was at an entirely smaller scale than the touring exhibition as it now exists. An incredible range of costumes, armor, and other items like larger props were on display. The weapons and armor in particular always strike me as particularly interesting, so I’ve focused on those in this collection of images. Here, you see a close-up detail of Heartsbane, the Valyrian steel sword of House Tarly.