Academie Duello @ Game of Thrones Season 2 Premiere

If you’re a fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones you are lucky to be living in Vancouver!  This Friday Movie Central and HBO will be holding an all day premiere event in advance of the April 1st premiere of Season 2 on HBO Canada.  The event will feature an all day marathon of Season 1 at the Vancity Theatre at Seymour and Davie, followed by a demonstration by Academie Duello and the “Own the Thrown Contest”.

We will be showing off our skills at 5:30pm in front of Vancity Theatre and then again inside for the media at 9pm.  There’s lots of fun going on for the public, so if you have Friday off, come and check things out.

Some info about the event from the Corus Entertainment press release:

The Iron Throne is coming to Vancouver and HBO Canada wants to give fans of the series a chance to be crowned ‘King’ or ‘Queen’ and take their place on the Iron Throne. Enter online at to qualify for a spot to play The Game of Thrones ‘Own the Throne’ contest at VIFF’s Vancity Theatre

and further…

devoted fans of the epic series and curious onlookers alike can be photographed seated on the Iron Throne and join other fans for a marathon screening of Game of Thrones Season 1 at VIFF’s Vancity Theatre

Regarding the Marathon:

Free to the public on Friday, March 23 (doors open at 7:30 a.m. PT), all 10 episodes of the first season of Game of Thrones will be shown at the state-of-the-art VIFF’s Vancity Theatre.

Read the full press release here.


devonboorman Devon Boorman is the Co-Founder and Director of Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay, which has been active in Vancouver, Canada since 2004. Devon’s expertise centres on the Italian swordplay tradition including the arts of the Renaissance Italian rapier, sidesword, and longsword, as well as knife and unarmed techniques.
Read more from Devon Boorman.