Can Westeros teach us about the ethics of war? What can we learn about gender constructs from Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen? How does modern-day binge watching relate to antediluvian storytelling techniques?

Learn how the fictional world of Game of Thrones—the HBO epic fantasy series based on George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire books and co-created by David Benioff '92—relates to our own with Dartmouth alumni, family and friends in Dallas. 

The evening will begin with a talk by Donald Pease, Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities, and James Dobson, a lecturer in English and in the Masters of Liberal Studies. Pease and Dobson, who co-taught the course “Game of Thrones: Re-Imagining Medieval History as an Allegory of the Present” at Dartmouth, will discuss the show’s lessons for the present day.

Luxury suite at the American Airlines Center

A reception with one complimentary beverage and appetizers will immediately follow the presentation. At 7:30 p.m. participants will make their way to the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience. The concert will feature composer Ramin Djawadi with a live orchestra, playing the best scenes from every season. Attendees will sit in a luxury suite with premiums seating, and immerse screens will augment the event.


5 p.m.              Welcome and registration
5:15 p.m.         Presentation by Donald Pease and James Dobson
6:15 p.m.         Reception with one complimentary beverage
7:30 p.m.         Reception concludes and guests make their way to American Airlines Center
8 p.m.              Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience begins


General                                      $125
Young Alumni                           $95 (Classes of 2008-2018)
Talk and Reception Only         $50


W Dallas Victory
2440 Victory Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75219

American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75219

This event is hosted by Dartmouth Alumni Relations in partnership with the Dartmouth Club of Texas. To learn more about Dartmouth on Location programs, please contact us at 603-646-9159 or