If you're a Game of Thrones superfan, good luck teasing out season six storylines or spoilers before the popular cable show's April 24th premiere. HBO may have intimated that Jon Snow is dead, but everything else about the program's first season to depart from author George RR Martin's wildly popular A Song of Ice and Fire series is being kept tightly under wraps. Anyway, there is no point in fixating on what's to come, when your existing show knowledge can win you coveted prizes at the Ultimate Game of Thrones Experience, in San Francisco on April 19.
The Go Game, a local company that designs team-building exercises, has created this special Game of Thrones-themed scavenger hunt for fans who want to get in on the action. North Beach will transform into Westeros and dozens of competing teams of four to six will morph into warring houses, like the Lannisters, Starks or Targaryen, in a battle for great riches. Instead of swords and blades, contestants will war with wits and trivia knowledge. After completing the hunt, winners will be chosen and swag, such as highly coveted Game of Thrones helmets, will be handed out. Teams will also be handsomely rewarded for best names and top costumes.
At the very least, participants may be able to network their way into a lucrative tech job, since employees from Twitter, Munchery, Google, Salesforce and Apple are all slated to participate. Break the ice over sips from the open bar and bites from Tacolicious.
Here is the official itinerary:
6 p.m. – Doors Open, Cocktails & Appetizers
7 p.m. – Games Begin
8:30 p.m. – Top Teams Awarded
9 p.m. – Cocktails & Grub Celebration
You must be 21 or over to participate and must email GoTSF@hbo.com to register. Finally, whether you're on the scavenger hunt or job hunt, motivate yourself with this memorable GoT quote: “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.” It's probably a good idea to know who said it, too.
Ultimate Game of Thrones Experience, April 19, at Bimbo's 365 Club, (Free), 1025 Columbus Ave, GoTSF@hbo.com.