Attention Game of Thrones fans experiencing Westeros withdrawal: HBO has something to help hold you over while you wait longer than usual for the show’s season seven premiere. Astor Place is being transformed into an interactive Game of Thrones village this weekend to promote the DVD release of the show’s sixth season. According to the network, the event is open Friday and Saturday and will offer fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in memorable Thrones moments with the help of virtual reality, green screens, and props and costumes from the show.
[Season six spoilers ahead.]
The area around the Cube was fenced off this morning as workers assembled several Thrones-themed structures (presumably there was a maester on hand to supervise), including what appeared to be a Dothraki hut where visitors will relive Dany burning the Dosh Khaleen. Fans who sobbed for Hodor might want to skip the “Beyond the Wall” area, where there will be a recreation of the heart-wrenching “Hold the Door” sequence. Other attractions will include virtual reality “battle training” in Castle Black and photo-ops on a real-life Iron Throne.
The event is free, but pre-registration is open online. The first 20 fans who already bought season six on DVD or Blu-ray will get early entry with their box sets. After all, they’re true superfans, or somehow just don’t realize every episode is on HBO GO.