Take the Ultimate Test in Westworld's Thrilling Comic-Con Experience

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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.

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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.

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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:

Video Editor and Staff Writer at io9. My doppelganger is that rebelling greeting card from Futurama.

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Pretty lame. A Westworld-themed bar, where you pick which finger gets cut off...? Kept waiting for some kind of digital component, or trippy interactive experience. You know, something Westworld-y. Feels like any TV show could do this. Hey, “an Inhumans-themed ... bar, where a model in a crappy wig mixes your drink!” Ok.