Did you catch the latest Game of Thrones episode last night? Crazy, right? It’s too bad we can’t talk about it further though. You know, because of all the #spoilers and the sensitive people out there nowadays. What we can talk about, though, is the upcoming mega event that HBO is preparing next Sunday, the same day the cult series and cultural phenomenon will be airing its last ever episode. GOT FEST, as it has been christened, will be exclusive for subscribers of HBO GO, a number that surely must have grown massively just before this eighth and final season began (I’m actually a big Barry fan myself and I plan on keeping said subscription a while longer but I’m guessing there’s a bunch of folks that will cancel their’s as soon as the curtain comes down on GOT).
I don’t mean to sound too dramatic with this, but next Sunday might mark the end of TV viewing as we know it (so much for not sounding too dramatic). I mean, think about it. With all the VOD platforms going around and customized programming becoming the norm more than the exception, GOT might just be one of the last enormous worldwide TV phenomenons we all get to experience together at the same time (outside of sporting events and award presentations), meaning that we might not enjoy moments like this one much longer:
That’s right, there is a viewing party going absolutely bonkers when Arya killed the Night King. We can’t guarantee next Sunday will have a moment like that, but it’s safe to say the odds are pretty high. I mean, Argentines have been known to lose their collective shit over things like football and rock concerts. What’s to prevent them from going bananas over the live screening of one of the most hyped TV shows of all time?
The epic celebration will begin on the evening of May 19th at the Arena Studio in Buenos Aires (Pedro de Mendoza 965). The celebration promises to transport attendees to the magical and dramatic universe of Game of Thrones through multiple interactive proposals, designed especially for fans of the series, finishing with the live screening of the final episode of Game of Thrones, simultaneously with the rest of viewers from all over the world.
Tickets are not for sale and, to be able to access, all the main cable companies in Argentina are organizing various competitions and activities to determine which selected users will be able to participate. So check your company’s social media to see what’s cooking. We leave you with the epic, albeit wordless, trailer for the last episode ever of one of the biggest shows of all time (Note to self: work on not sounding too dramatic).