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The New Game of Thrones Experience in San Francisco is Rad!

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If you follow me on Instagram (which you really should be doing) you’ll remember the really badass invitation I got from Jon Snow. Yeah, you know, just a little personal invite from the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch/King of the North/Heir to the Iron Throne. No big deal.

The invitation came in this beautiful box and was accompanied by a Dragonglass dagger. And cleverly enough, the only way to open the box was to press the eyes of The Leaper (Magic Leap’s logo). I had to  Jon Snow was asking me (!!!) to join him in helping defeat the White Walkers. When your king calls, you must answer. You can read the invite below:

Ok, I know what you’re thinking: fictional character Jon Snow didn’t actually send me an invitation, and dreamy-ass Kit Harrington is too busy brooding somewhere to get involved. You got me.

But the above package really was sent to me by the folks at Magic Leap because they wanted me to check out their new The Dead Must Die experience at the AT&T store in downtown San Francisco.

For those wondering, Magic Leap is a spatial computing company that brings digital experiences into the world and beyond your screen. Where VR, cuts you off from the world around you, Magic Leap lets you experience your surroundings in an entirely new way. It transforms your reality into something that, before this, was only printed in a book, playing on a screen, or in your imagination.

And that’s exactly what The Dead Must Die experience was like. All I did was put on the Magic Leap glasses and suddenly the room I was in was augmented to include things that weren’t actually there. The controller in my hand became a torch, and the box at my feet rumbled and kicked like something was in there. The Dead Must Die brought me into the world of Game of Thrones in a way that wasn’t possible before. I went from being in the AT&T store to taking on The Army of The Dead in the surroundings of the dragon pit from SE07E07. It was epic!

Now while I may look a little funny in the photo above, I’m actually in the process of fucking shit up!

In fact, it actually looked a lot more like this:

What?? Did I just blow your mind? Did I sneak into your house and put Magic Leap glasses on you when you weren’t paying attention so you could see what I saw? Is any of this real? Looks like you’ll have to go try The Dead Must Die to find out.

Head down to the AT&T store at 1 Powell St. and see for yourself. The Dead Must Die runs until June 10th.

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website BrokeAssStuart.com is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, Geek.com and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.