Winter is coming: Ohio State is hosting "Game of Thrones" Day

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

This Saturday Ohio State's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is holding a daylong event celebrating and examining the hit HBO fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" and the George R. R. Martin novels it's based on, "A Song of Fire and Ice." Most activities are taking place in the lower level of the Ohio Union (1739 N. High St.).

Some of the events scheduled run the gamut from academic to downright bizarre. There are a number of conferences, seminars and discussions for the thinking "Game of Thrones" fan. There are also food presentations (traditional mead, wine, ale, bread and cheese making) and fashion (medieval costume displays and a juried "Game of Thrones" Cosplay and costume contest) components.

For those wanting some more nerdriffic action, look no further than the combat demonstrations - hopefully with a Tyrion slapping Joffrey reenactment. Want something even weirder? There'll also be falconry (yup, that's trained falcons a la "The Beastmaster") and catapult demonstrations. Here's a link to the full schedule of events.