The Game of Thrones Season 4 finale is in the books, and you’re no doubt relieved to learn that Tyrion [redacted] after he [redacted] with [redacted]. That’s if you’re not still stunned that [redacted] killed [redacted] while [redacted] was, for some reason, naked.
In the throes of Thrones, all the Starkheads and Khaleesi-istas can squeeze a little more mileage out of the winter-long wait for Season 5 (best of luck to those of you holding out for the sixth book to get released) when the Thrones Pop-Up Shop makes its way to the Linq (near Sprinkles Cupcakes) June 18-21.
The pop-up has appeared at Austin, Texas’ SXSW and will make an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con in July, but first it lands here during the Licensing Expo at Mandalay Bay. (Imagine: a whole conference that boils down all the magic and wonder of your favorite intellectual property into the mystical world of contracts and merchandising. Bring the kids.)
This isn’t quite the same experience as the setup at SXSW—the virtual-reality tour of The Wall via fancy Facebook-owned Oculus Rift isn’t on the table—but you will have ample opportunity to stock up on paraphernalia. Sure, that means T-shirts, figurines and, yes, (imitation) dragon eggs, but where’s the merch we really want? Where’s the Joffrey Baratheon Heimlich chart? The Robb Stark wedding invitations? For the love of God, when can we buy Oberyn Martell-branded safety goggles?