Just how much do you love “Game of Thrones.” Is it a lot? Can you quantify it? Because if you love the show as much as we do and have more than $10,000 to spend, then you can potentially visit the show’s set for Season 5.
Co-creator and co-showrunner David Benioff is auctioning off a set visit for one wealthy fan (and their lucky guest) that currently has a bid of around $10,000. Considering there are still 11 days left in the auction, chances are that number will be much higher by the time the winner is named.
At least the money is going to a good cause. The set visit will benefit the Epic Theater Ensemble, an educational theater company in NYC. Clearly this is an ensemble close to Benioff’s heart, as no set visit opportunity has been available to fans up until this point.
A couple of notes: The auction price does not include travel and accommodation, the winner has to be over 18 years of age and the set tour will only last about two hours. But what a tour it will be. In addition to spending around an hour walking through the Northern Ireland set (where many of the major “Game of Thrones” set pieces are, like the Iron Throne), the winner will also get to spend an hour talking to Benioff himself. Whoever you are: Find out what answer he and D.B. Weiss gave George R.R. Martin when the author asked them who Jon Snow’s mother is. Please. It’s a public service, basically.
So, again, just how much do you love “Game of Thrones”? Because to us, this offer is awful tempting.
“Game of Thrones” Season 4 airs Sundays on HBO at 9 p.m. ET/PT.