Quest Fantasy Exhibit opens at EMP tomorrow with cool event!

EMP Musuem’s Quest Fantasty Exhibit opens with a very cool event tomorrow night!

Among the many wonders you’ll experience:

» The Conquerors’ Scavenger Quest
» An archery competition
» A sword fighting presentation by Knights of Veritas
» Photo ops: Snap a picture of yourself atop the Iron Throne from HBO’s Game of Thrones
» A special appearance by the Carter Family Marionettes
» Gameplay with Card Kingdom
» Learn-to-play demos, artist signings, and R&D spellslinging with Magic: The Gathering featuring Mark Rosewater, Aaron Forsythe, Matt Cavotta, and Jeremy Jarvis
» Thirst quenchers in the form of mead or cider (21+ only) along with EMP’s particular brand of butter beer
» Spotlight talks with key figures in fantasy

Spotlight Talk Schedule:
7:30pm – Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author
8:15pm – Karen Falk, historian and head archivist for The Jim Henson Company
9:15pm – Mark Ordesky, executive producer of the Academy Award-winning The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

Tickets here. Hope to see you there!

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More details on the Exhibition itself:

From The HobbitThe Wizard of Oz and The Princess Bride to Harry Potter and Snow White and the HuntsmanFantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic invites audiences on a fantastical journey to unearth the inspiration behind this genre’s most magnificent creations.

Revel in hands-on installations that include world building and mapmaking, and legendary pop culture artifacts. See iconic costumes from TV and the silver screen including The Wizard of OzXena: Warrior PrincessLabyrinth, and The Princess Bride; pet a dragon designed by Seattle Opera; sit atop the Iron Throne from HBO’s Game of Thrones; and view original hand-edited manuscript pages from J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

I’ll be sure to come back and share a review of the exhibition after I see it.  Now, what to wear to the party tomorrow?! I wonder if there’s a fantasy character with an easy to put together costume (or one with brunette hair and some cool face paint)? Geeky Hostess, any suggestions? 🙂

Note – EMP’s exhibit “The Art of Video Games” closes May 12th – so now is the perfect time to see both exhibitions! I hear the Video Game show is pretty awesome and can’t wait to take Brandon!

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