The popular show comes to life this March at Austin's annual film festival and conference

Westworld is about to make the leap from science-fiction to reality with a new theme park at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW) March 9-13. For those who aren’t familiar, Westworld is HBO’s futuristic series about an immersive experience where people visit a park set in the wild west full of hosts (human-like robots) with whom they interact.

Even though in its real life version visitors won’t be able to have sex with or kill the hosts, who in this case are paid actors, the experience will definitely be completely immersive. Building momentum for the show’s second season, HBO decided to go all out after successful smaller-scale runs at Comic-Con. This time the network has literally built the make-believe town of Sweetwater on two acres of Austin land. Visitors will be sorted into two categories depending on their personalities and given a black or white hat, make the trip to Sweetwater in the Delos luxury shuttle, have a drink in Mariposa Saloon, and start their own journey through Sweetwater by interacting with the hosts (or just observing). The park will have a few hidden clues about what’s coming next season, and by prompting the right reactions from hosts, fans will have the chance to recreate some of the show’s most iconic moments.

While tickets for March 9-11 are sold out already, the park will reopen after SXSW for a limited number of people. No more info is currently available, but any ticket release-related news will be posted on Twitter @westworldhbo.

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Westworld is about to make the leap from science-fiction to reality with a new theme park at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW) March 9-13. For those who aren’t familiar, Westworld is HBO’s futuristic series about an immersive experience where people visit a park set in the wild west full of hosts (human-like robots) with whom they interact.

Even though in its real life version visitors won’t be able to have sex with or kill the hosts, who in this case are paid actors, the experience will definitely be completely immersive. Building momentum for the show’s second season, HBO decided to go all out after successful smaller-scale runs at Comic-Con. This time the network has literally built the make-believe town of Sweetwater on two acres of Austin land. Visitors will be sorted into two categories depending on their personalities and given a black or white hat, make the trip to Sweetwater in the Delos luxury shuttle, have a drink in Mariposa Saloon, and start their own journey through Sweetwater by interacting with the hosts (or just observing). The park will have a few hidden clues about what’s coming next season, and by prompting the right reactions from hosts, fans will have the chance to recreate some of the show’s most iconic moments.