Interactive Game of Thrones Events Will Let Fans Step Inside Westeros

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Winter is coming—and with it, the Blu-ray and DVD release of Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season. The box sets were officially released yesterday, and to mark the occasion, HBO is hosting an upcoming series of interactive Game of Thrones-themed events in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Game of Thrones: Season 6—Behind the Scenes will swing by Astor Place in New York City on Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19. Next week, it will travel to Chicago’s Grant Park, and in December it will arrive at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.

The promotional event will offer five different fan experiences, each pegged to a single bonus feature included on the new Blu-ray and DVD sets. Fans can hone their battle skills in a virtual reality “Battle Training” in Castle Black’s courtyard; step inside memorable scenes from the show, like "The Battle of the Bastards" and “Hold the Door"; stand inside a burning of the Temple of the Dosh Khaleen, courtesy of green screen technology; get a behind-the-scenes look at how the show’s visual effects are created; and view an assortment of Game of Thrones costumes and props (yes, you can even sit on the Iron Throne).

You can pre-register for Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Behind the Scenes by visiting If you purchased Season 6 on Blu-ray or DVD, you can bring the box set with you and gain early access.