George R.R. Martin’s Tripped-Out Fantasy World Is Open for Business

Given his track record, enter at your own risk

By Evan Bleier

 
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08 June 2017

From the North to the Vale to Dorne, any environment devised by George R.R. Martin tends to be attended by an air of, well, imminent dread. In other words: probably not the kind of place you want to visit for a breezy holiday.

But he's giving us the opportunity anyway.

After adopting Santa Fe, New Mexico as his hometown, Martin recently bought a bowling alley and forked over $2.5 million to renovate it after a local artist collective convinced him to create a combination immersive art installation/children’s museum within city limits.

Meow Wolf (10 images)

Since opening last year,, Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return has evolved into a 20,000-square-foot collaborative showcase putting the work of more than 100 local artists — painters, architects, sculptors, video producers, audio engineers — on display.

"They explained this vision of a Victorian house, unmoored in time and space with a haunted forest and a magical cave system, and portals to other worlds," Martin told NPR. "And of course, it pushed all my buttons. I love that kind of stuff."

If you need a Martin-esque fix before the new GoT season starts in July, get your tickets here.

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