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Dragons, Direwolves and Starks, Oh My! 'Game of Thrones Exhibit' Visits NYC

By Alan Neuhauser | March 19, 2013 10:40am | Updated on March 19, 2013 1:13pm

MIDTOWN — Let slip the direwolves of war — into the center of Manhattan.

Westeros will visit the city's West Side next week, as a free touring exhibition for HBO's "Game of Thrones" arrives in Midtown, replete with the fantasy series' iconic broadswords, royal cloaks, suits of armor, house sigils, and yes, fire-breathing dragons.

"The exhibition…focuses on key characters from five of the noble houses: Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon and Greyjoy," HBO said on the exhibition's website. "It will showcase a trove of more than 70 original artifacts from seasons one and two, plus select pieces from this year's new season."

Fans can take their seat on a "precise replica" of the Iron Throne, and defend Blackwater Bay from attack in an interactive video game.

The exhibition will be on display at 3 W. 57th St. and will run from Thursday, March 28, to Wednesday, April 3, just in time to promote the March 31 premiere of the show's third season.

The exhibition is also making stops in Toronto, Sao Paulo, Amsterdam and Belfast.