We’re still quite a ways off from the second season of Westworld, but HBO is already stirring up massive hype with its interactive experience at San Diego Comic-Con. Ever wanted to feel like you were one step away from throwing down tens of thousands of dollars, stepping into the unknown, and causing some mayhem? Then, cheers.
The Westworld Experience at Comic-Con recreates the moments before stepping into the park, making you feel like a millionaire with some time and money to spare. Available only to a few people at a time at a secret location (only provided after making an appointment), guests are guided through the registration process by Delos hosts and asked some intense questions to figure out their needs and desires for their park experience.
Visitors are told if they’re a “white hat” or a “black hat” (io9's Germain Lussier got the white hat, as you’ll see), and then they’re taken to a saloon filled with fancy old-school cocktails. There a several Easter eggs hidden throughout the experience—including a Game of Thrones piano tune and signs indicating where the show is going next year (Samurai World, anyone?). Here’s everything we saw: