... Because next month at the EMP/Paul Allen's Place Where He Keeps All The Crazy Stuff He's Bought With All His Crazy Money, a new exhibit's opening up called "Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic." As is Allen's wont, they'll have a slew of impressive nerd artifacts on display—from Pan's face from Pan's Labyrinth (creepy!) to one of those goddamn hippie lizards from The Dark Crystal (even creepier!). Plus: the "Goblin King costume worn by David Bowie in Labyrinth" (it's unclear if Bowie's codpiece will be included here, but there will probably be a riot if it isn't), Xena's "costume, sword, and chakram," Sirius Black's prison jacket from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, original manuscripts from J.R.R. Tolkien and Jim Henson, and "additional artifacts from writers Terry Brooks, George R. R. Martin, and Ursula K. Le Guin, along with a multimedia touchscreen interactive showcasing original manuscripts, drawings, and maps created for fantasy works by Lewis Carroll, J. M. Barrie, Roald Dahl and others." There'll also be exhibits exploring role-playing, fantasy art, and a whole bunch of other nerdbait... like... say....

According to legend, the Iron Throne of the seven kingdoms was constructed out of a thousand swords. A throne used on the set of HBO’s hit television series Game of Thrones will be on display and available for visitor photo ops.

That's all from a press release, BTW; there's a bit more info at the EMP's site. The exhibit opens on April 27; totally coincidentally, I'll be there on April 27, and if any of you jerks gets between me and the Iron Throne, I'm going to put Xena's chakram to good use. (Her chakram is the metal frisbee she throws, right? I hope that's what it is. Otherwise that sentence could be embarrassing! Or erotic.)