Westeros has taken over Astor Place.
HBO is putting fans inside its most epic scenes from the sixth season of “Game of Thrones” this Friday and Saturday with photo ops and a virtual reality experience. The magic of green screens lets you burn the patriarchy to the ground just like Daenerys did in the Temple of Dosh Khaleen, or be part of the fight in the Battle of the Bastards. Step into the underground forest where Bran Stark learned to hone his warg powers, then “hold the door” to protect him, or just sell out and get that photo sitting on the Iron Throne.
But the lines are sure to be the longest for Defend the Wall, which uses virtual reality to put you inside the Night’s Watch courtyard for some training with crossbows and shields. You can pre-register for a specific time slot, but it’s still first come, first served. There will also be behind-the-scenes footage, props and costumes, photo ops and more; you may even get a glimpse of what’s to come in the seventh season.
The “Game of Thrones” village will be open at Astor Place around the newly replaced Alamo cube (445 Lafayette St.) today and Saturday from 12:30-8 p.m. The seventh season of “Game of Thrones” is expected to air in summer 2017.