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PNE plays Game of Thrones

By Stephanie Chan

PNE hopes Game of Thrones exhibit will prove popular. (FILE PHOTO)

PNE hopes Game of Thrones exhibit will prove popular. (FILE PHOTO)

The Pacific National Exhibition has gone medieval-fantasy in its 104th year with the inclusion of a Game of Thrones exhibition among the rest of its yearly bounty of treats and attractions.

The 7,000-square-foot Game of Thrones exhibition, located in the Garden Auditorium, incorporates set design and costumes from the HBO series. It is one of eight stops around the globe for the showcase.

“What we chose is to be relevant to what’s going on right now,” said PNE president and CEO Mike McDaniel.

McDaniel said that due to the show’s immense popularity, he’s expecting the exhibit to be wildly popular.

For tech-lovers, the PNE offers the YVR Fly Dome to amaze people by transporting guests to the most astonishing locations in the universe during a 12-minute tour. High-definition movies will be displayed on the 360-degree screen inside the geodesic dome.

“It’s quite breathtaking because it completely surrounds you,” McDaniel said.

Other than exhibitions, the 90-minute summer night concert series at the WestJet Concert Stage of the PNE Amphitheatre is also expected to be a highlight of the Fair this year. With 30 concerts slated across various musical genres, the series is aimed at reaching a large demographic.

“All of the new programming will be changing next year. If people want to see it, they have to come to see it,” said McDaniel.

The fair opens Aug. 16.


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