Like previous years, HBO is giving Game of Thrones fans a chance to experience their favorite show! This year, you get to sword train with Arya for some cool personalized artwork to share. Be warned that this is for badge-holders only and the line is long and slow.
Here’s the official press release with all the details:
New York, NY, June 30, 2015 – The ultimate fan event is returning to San Diego Comic-Con with Game of Thrones Experience The Realm. Located at the Omni Hotel in the heart of the Gas Lamp District, this years’ experience features even more interactive activations designed to give fans a chance to step into the world of Westeros. Open from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT, Thursday, July 9th through Saturday, July 11th and 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT on Sunday, July 12th, HBO NOW subscribers will have a chance to win early VIP access.
Description: Paying homage to beloved character Arya Stark’s early days of sword training, the experience will feature an installation that is part sword-handling skill and part artistic process, to create a beautiful, graphic Game of Thrones-style self-portrait. Upon arrival, fans will have their portrait taken and step in front of a 10-foot projection screen on stage. There, they will use a replica of Arya’s wooden training sword to strike targets as they appear on screen. Upon completion fans will receive an artistic portrait made entirely of their sword strikes that is immediately shareable on their social networks as well as at #ExperienceTheRealm.
Fans can also create sharable animated GIFs including being incinerated into ash by Danaerys’ iconic dragons and turned into a WhiteWalker. Additionally there will be photo opportunities with the iconic Iron Throne and the giant sword used by The Mountain. Select costume displays from Game of Thrones will be featured along with a gallery of select work from the Game of Thrones Compendium Book, featuring original creations from the talented fan-base ranging from art, fashion, food and fans can pick up a limited-edition T-Shirt designed by Beautiful Death artist Robert Ball.
Starting today through July 3rd at noon EST, HBO NOW will offer a select number of current and former subscribers attending 2015 Comic-Con an exclusive chance to Experience the Realm early by skipping the lines with a special daily HBO NOW VIP preview Thursday-Sunday. For more details and to enter for a chance to win, eligible fans can visit ExperienceTheRealmSweeps.com.
HBO NOW is HBO’s new stand-alone premium streaming service that provides instant access to the best of HBO’s Award-winning series, exclusive hit movies, films, groundbreaking documentaries, sports, comedy and music specials. To subscribe to the streaming service, HBO NOW, consumers only need the internet. With HBO NOW, consumers can stream HBO programming on their iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and computer. HBO NOW is currently available through Apple or Cablevision for $14.99 per month and coming soon on Android.
**Game of Thrones Experience the Realm is open on a first-come-first-serve basis to members of the public with a valid 2015 San Diego Comic-Con badge.