Seattle’s EMP Museum is opening the Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic exhibit tomorrow, Friday April, 26, and Magic: the Gathering has been selected as one of the features alongside such fantasy greats as Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and more. Take the jump for the specifics.
First off, the official snippet on the exhibit iteslf.
About the EMP’s Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic Exhibit:
Organized by EMP Museum, Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic is the first exhibition of its kind to examine the proliferation of the fantasy genre in literature, film, television, and video games. From classic folklore to epic tales of good and evil, the exhibition content spans more than four centuries and includes an authentic 16th century suit of armor, rare costumes from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, and original hand-edited manuscript pages from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Contemporary works are also featured with artifacts from Xena: Warrior Princess, Game of Thrones, and the Harry Potter series.
Other pieces included will be from Jim Henson productions, as seen above in the map of the lands of The Dark Crystal and The Princess Bride. But that’s not the most exciting part. If you’re one of the people lucky enough to get to the opening tomorrow, a huge event is taking place. Tons of people will be there, including a number of the top members of Magic‘s R&D such as Mark Rosewater and Aaron Forsythe. All in all, this is one of those times I wish I weren’t stuck in the midddle of now where.
For more info on tomorrow’s open go here and info on the public exhibit, which officially opens Saturday, go here.