Westeros Comes to San Diego

Although the 'Game of Thrones' panel event doesn't take place until Friday, momentum was already building across the city. At the Omni Hotel “Join the Realm” event, fans made themselves comfortable on the (replica) Iron Throne, designed T-shirts for their own houses, and took a shot at the Battle of the Blackwater archery station. Horse lords in need of a trolley around the convention center found themselves on familiar terrain-- the signage had been converted to Dothraki. And parched travelers with access to the Wired Lounge were able to quench their thirst with swigs of Iron Blonde Ale, served up by Oath-wearing bartenders. Here's a look.