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The Visual World of Game of Thrones

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For devoted followers of HBO’s Games of Thrones, the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros is a land they know intimately. Its castle halls, towering battlements, starkly beautiful landscapes, and torch-lit chambers are places that root the epic narrative in a highly detailed world that bridges the real and the imagined.

Production designer Deborah Riley is responsible for the visual world against which the saga of power, family, revenge, and romance plays out. On June 13, Riley talks about how she and a small army of craftsmen give the series its distinctive visual style, which draws on an imaginative mix of historical periods, styles, and cultural traditions.

At a reception afterward, raise a toast with Game of Thrones beers from Ommegang Brewery.

Game of Thrones

A scene in the Hall of Faces in Game of Thrones (HBO)

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