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South by South Westeros comes to Austin

To promote the upcoming Season 4 of 'Game of Thrones,' HBO brought an exhibit of original artifacts from the hit show to Austin for South by Southwest. CNET stopped by to check it out.

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Daniel Terdiman
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Hand of the king pin

AUSTIN--Winter is coming. Well, actually, it's about to be spring, but as fans of "Game of Thrones" know, HBO is soon going to debut Season 4 of the hit show.

To celebrate the forthcoming debut, HBO brought a collection of dozens of original "Game of Thrones" artifacts -- gowns, suits, swords, even dragons -- to Austin for South by Southwest, and the exhibit is open to the public.

This is the Hand of the King pin, worn by the chief adviser to the sitting King.

If you're worried about spoilers, you might not want to read on.

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Dragon flying

For any "Game of Thrones" fan, the cry "Where are my dragons" invokes any number of emotions. This is one of the dragons that belong to Daenerys, Mother of Dragons.

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Iron throne

The iron throne, fought over for years in the fictional world of George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones."

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Dragon maquette

A dragon maquette from Season 2 of "Game of Thrones."

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Dragon eggs

These are Daenerys' famous dragon eggs, which hatched the dragons she is using to help consolidate her power.

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Daenerys' gowns

Two gowns worn by Daenerys Targeryen on "Game of Thrones."

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Jon Snow cloak

A cloak worn by Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington.

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Ygritte clothes

An outfit worn by Ygritte, played on "Game of Thrones" by Rose Leslie.

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Ygritte's bow and arrow

Ygritte was a master with her bow and arrow, seen here.

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Red Wedding blades

These two blades figure significantly in the famous "Red Wedding" scene at the end of Season 3 of "Game of Thrones." The dagger on the bottom was used by Roose Bolton to kill Robb Stark, after which Catelyn Stark used the knife to kill Walder Frey's wife.

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Lord Tyrion's suit

A suit worn by Lord Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage.

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Stannis' map pieces

A set of map pieces used by Stannis Baratheon, another contestant for the throne, as he plotted strategy.

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Blade that cut Jaime's hand off

Fans of the show will never forget when Jaime Lannister had his hand cut off by Locke.

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Jaime shackles

The shackles used to keep Jaime Lannister captive.

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Ned Stark's sword

This is "Ice," Ned Stark's greatsword, made from Valyrian steel.

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Joffrey's crossbow

This is King Joffrey Baratheon's crossbow, which he used to threaten his fiancee, Margaery Tyrell.

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Arya Stark

This is an outfit worn by Arya Stark, played by Maisie Williams.

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A suit fit for a king

An outfit worn by Joffrey Baratheon, King of Westeros.

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Wedding crowns

The wedding crowns meant for King Joffrey (bottom) and Margaery Tyrell.Arya's sword

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Arya's sword

This is "Needle," Arya Stark's sword. It was given to her by Jon Snow, who warned her to "stick 'em with the pointy end."

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Jaime's golden hand

Jaime Lannister's golden hand.

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