Game of Thrones will return to SXSW Interactive in 2015, where fans will be able to sword train with Arya Stark and sample the upcoming beer Three-Eyed Raven.
Season 5 of Game of Thrones will premiere on April 12th. Fans are eagerly waiting for this new season to come out and HBO is giving SXSW Interactive Festival-goers the chance to step inside the Westeros while in Austin, Texas. This highly anticipated festival will allow fans to test their sword-handling skills while interacting with virtual targets to create a graphic Game of Thrones-style self-portrait.
Upon arrival, fans of the show will have their portrait taken and step in front of a 10-foot projection screen on stage. They will then use a replica of Arya’s wooden sword to strike targets as they appear on screen. When they are finished, fans will receive a Game of Thrones-style self-portrait made up entirely of their personal achievements with the sword. This portrait will be immediately shareable on their social networks.
Also available for fans 21+, samples of the newest Game of Thrones beer, Three-Eyed Raven, will be given out. This Dark Saison Ale will hit stores nationwide on April 1st. Fans will also experience the option to sit on the Iron Throne, to celebrate the release of “Catch The Throne” Mix Tape Volume II, a social media-powers vending machine will offer mixtape-branded prizes such as iPhone 6 covers, headphones and more. Fans have a chance to win these prizes simply by tweeting.
SXSWesteros is open to the public on Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15th from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m and on Monday March 16th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beer sampling will start at 12 p.m. each day of the festival.
The installation will be at 213 West 5th Street at Lavaca Street in Austin, Texas.