Winter is Coming! Covering: The Stockholm Game of Thrones Exhibition!

With the way Stockholmian weather has been these past couple o’ days, this title of mine couldn’t possibly be further away from the truth. (Three consecutive days of sunlight and double-digit temperatures? Madness!)

That said though, in the land of Westeros, winter is coming, all day, err’y day, so don’t go holding them to the same standards as we do here, Earth (I wish there was a font for complete and utter contempt).

Yesterday, I got the change to finally go pay homage to a little piece of Westeros that’d miraculously managed to slip into our parts of space and time: the Stockholm Game of Thrones Exhibition, brought to you courtesy of the fine people of HBO Nordic!

Two Words: Completely, TOTALLY, Awesome. (Channeling my inner Philoctetes, here.)

Truly, lovable tugboat captain turned fantasy fiction writer: George R.R. Martin, is a master of his craft (the writing thing, I dunno about the tugboat thing).

“Not Anymore” indeed. :3

Without further ado, here’re some fantastical photos of my friends and I at the GOT Exhibition!

Into the belly of the beast- Stockholm sure loves its GOT!

Into the belly of the beast- Stockholm sure loves its GOT!

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Shout out to our ridiculously photogenic friend and classmate, Sumit Mohanty!

The event companion- your ticket to some nifty interactive features, like getting turned into a white walker, or getting incinerated by a dragon!

The event companion- your ticket to some nifty interactive features, like getting turned into a white walker, or getting incinerated by a dragon!

Jamie Lannister's Shmexy Coat- Westeros Got Style, yo'!

Jamie Lannister’s Shmexy Coat- Westeros Got Style, yo’!

Lil' ol' me wielding Sir Gregor Clegane (aka The Mountain)'s sword- heady stuff!

Lil’ ol’ me wielding Sir Gregor Clegane (aka The Mountain)’s sword- heady stuff!

Tyrion Lannister's getup looks somewhat tattered seen in person!

Tyrion Lannister’s getup looks somewhat tattered seen in person! (Sorry for potato quality)

Move along- If you're not of the Targaryen bloodline, those eggs might as well be rocks.

Move along- If you’re not of the Targaryen bloodline, those eggs might as well be rocks.

Wildling helmet is wild.

Wildling helmet is wild.

Mereenese Headpiece- fanceh... :3

Mereenese Headpiece- fanceh… :3

The white socks take away from my regalness. But, meh.

Still a better king than Joffrey.

Lady Melisandre's famed red robe! *Heavy Breathing*

Lady Melisandre’s famed red robe! *Heavy Breathing*

Still as scary in person. :D

Just as scary in person! 😀

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Ahmed was thinking of joining the Night’s Watch- I dissuaded him. 😀

Aaaand- Back to reality! The beautiful streets of Kungsträdgården, Stockholm!

Aaaand- Back to reality! The beautiful streets of Kungsträdgården, Stockholm!

As always, I’d like to thank Ahmed for his amazing photographic acumen during the event- as a general rule of thumb, the crappy pictures are mine, and the beautiful ones are his. (I’m learning- slowly, painfully, but I like to think that progress is being made!)

Mohamed

An American-Egyptian studying nanotechnology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Mohamed finished his studies in Sweden in June 2015.
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