11 Things To Do When 'Game Of Thrones' Ends Besides Wallowing Among All Your Fan Gear

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By now, you've probably heard the news that Game of Thrones will end after Season 8. It's a horrible thought, I know. How will we cope with Game of Thrones ending, besides putting on our Stark-themed pajamas and crying into our wine goblets? I'm not saying the coping process will be easy, but I do know that it's going to have to happen sooner or later. And so, we must steel ourselves for the inevitable and prepare a laundry list of coping strategies.

Luckily, there's no shortage of options. You'll always be able to have viewing parties, plan a game night with a Game of Thrones-themed board game, or maybe — just maybe — you will take note of some of the methods I've outlined below. I am a diehard Game of Thrones fan, so you can trust me when I say that these methods are probably the best way to heal your broken heart when the series finally ends.

So, let's not get all doom and gloom yet. I've laid out for you a solid set of silver linings you can take with you to prepare for the end of Game of Thrones. Sadly, none of them include becoming best friends and having slumber parties with Lena Headey or Kit Harington, but they're still great options.

Keep Calm & Look At Jon Snow's Dreamy Face


The King in the North cares about your well-being. There's no shame in rewatching clips of his finest moments or staring at a GIF of him for a few hours.

Read Through Fan Theories


There's a ton of fan theories to keep you occupied. Head over to the Game of Thrones Reddit and get ready to fall down the glorious rabbit hole.

Purchase All Of The Books & Read Them


The series has been around for over twenty years. What are you waiting for?

Start A Group Chat To Begin The Recovery Process


Nobody understands the pain of this absence like the friends who watched Game of Thrones. Text them and let the healing begin.

Introduce Your Family To 'Game Of Thrones'


There's a ton of ways to introduce your family to Game of Thrones. It's the best way to let those you love understand why this show matters so much to you.

Find A Local Meetup & Discuss The Show With Fellow Fans


If you head over to Meetup, you'll be able to find local groups with a variety of interests. Read: Game of Thrones fandoms are real and they're waiting for you.

Take Literally Every 'GoT' Quiz Possible


Stay in the Game of Thrones zone by taking all the quizzes. It will dull the ache of no new episodes.

Plan A Trip To Ireland Or Spain


If you have an wanderlust itch, save your money and plan a pilgrimage to the iconic sites that stood in for Westeros and Essos.

Follow All Of The Cast's Social Media Accounts


Nearly every Game of Thrones cast member is on Twitter, Instagram, or both. I recommend Maisie Williams' Instagram and Gwendoline Christie's Twitter as good starting places.

Turn On The Soundtrack To Keep Your Spirits High


The music of Game of Thrones is the perfect mix of classical and modern to soundtrack your day.

Re-Binge The Entire Series


Listen, there's nothing wrong with a good binge session and there's no time like the present to do it.