HBO's Survive the Realm Game Of Thrones Experience SDCC 2014

Last year's Game Of Thrones Experience was outstanding. Our crew had a hard time believing HBO pull it off again. We were wrong for doubting them as we once again left feeling grateful to be "Part of the Realm" and this was after a 3 hour wait.

When we arrived, we were welcomed with a peak inside of the incredible special effects that make the Realm feel so magical. 

This screen demonstrated how the fx's are layered



We even got to be a part of the magic! They shot 5 pictures of us and then added Drogon behind us

The event also featured the actual costumes from characters we all love and love to hate. Security was super tight around the displays. Maybe these pictures can help your GOT cosplay.
















Like icing on a cake, the next section held a GOT themed Oculus Rift that was waiting to wisk us up to the top of the wall. Thankfully we got to ride the wall's elevator, because climbing is just beneath us. HBO added a fan to blow some chilling winds which helped this ride transport you to sickening heights. 






That's me! This was our second Oculus Rift and my favorite. I felt disoriented when I got out. Props for realness.

After surviving the wall, our throne awaited. It was the same set up as last year, except they didn't print out copies of pictures for you. It's cool though because this year had much more to offer.







HBO also took fandom and swag to the next level by having REAL tattoos to offer those few brave souls that had to line up at 2am for their permanent badge of SDCC honor. I was the only member of our group that would have stepped up, if it wasn't for 3 previous nights of sleepless line fun.




Of course, HBO wouldn't let us leave empty handed. We all received T-Shirts branded "Beautiful Death" as we left. They even had a different shirt for each day of the event. 

Overall, our crew feels this is the perfect San Diego Comic Con Fan event. Time spent in line equals the in-depth look into one of our favorite shows. It also helps that it feels like a very one of a kind event and only something that could happen at SDCC. Thank you HBO for giving back to your hardcore fan base. You were once again our "talk" of SDCC when we returned home.

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  1. Anonymous8/06/2014

    Thanks for posting this! We were wondering what we missed by not choosing to stay in line for 5 hours (we were at the back when we lined up at 9am, 2 hours before it even opened on Sunday). It looks super cool but we did not want to spend the entire day in a line.... :(

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