This last summer the good folks over at Nielsen released the ratings data that allowed The Thrillist to tell us all which state…er…um, area held the most loyal Game of Thrones fans (Washington D.C.) but as it turns out, you may not be able to tell where the biggest GoT fans are just by looking at which state is turning in the biggest audience share.
In fact, there may be no bigger GoT fan than Jennell Hall of Idaho—and if all works out the way Hall has been planning it, Idaho may just end up attracting some of the country’s most hardcore GoT fans to see its new housing development in Kuna, just outside of Boise.
Hall, a 17 year residential engineering and development project veteran, currently employed with B&A Engineers, recently spoke with io9 saying that soon-to-be Silver Trail subdivision is the first project where a developer gave her “carte blanche” in the neighborhood’s street naming. Thrilled for the opportunity to christen the new streets, Hall decided to pay homage to her favorite sci-fi shows and a few other things she loves.
Hall told io9:
In this one I’ve got Game of Thrones, Firefly, I’ve even thrown my son and my husband’s names in there. Basically I’m like, ‘OK I’m a geek, I have a lot of fandom, [and] Game of Thrones is unique enough and big enough.’
Move over, Kingsroad. These Kuna streets could be named for Game of Thrones references – Idaho Statesman https://t.co/9RZ9CGm3qi
— Game of Thrones (@GameofThrones24) April 5, 2018
And while Game of Thrones fans are known to be die hard—you have to be to want to hang out, rehashing details and coming up with endless theories and prognostications of how it will all end. The eighth and final season of the popular HBO show is rumored to not to be hitting screens until 2019 and it’s bittersweet knowing that after the eighth season, the popular show will be no more.
Hall’s dream of a subdivision filled with GoT inspired street names may just be the balm some fans need to heal. Still, Hall has a few hurdles of her own to get over in order to make this dream a reality.
At first, she was worried the names might be rejected outright by the local street naming committee but she’s apparently found a GoT ally on that committee, something Hall believes is giving her an edge in getting names like Baratheon Avenue, Rickon Street, Arya Place, Greyjoy Road, Jorah Ave., Podrick Way, Sansa St., and Tyrion Court approved.
She’s also had her share of denials too: Baelish Ave., Bronn St., Davos Road, Drogo Road, Lannister Way, Oberyn St., Stark St., and Tarth St. were all denied (on the basis of sounding too similar to other streets in the area).
Even for those names that have been approved—a lot can change as a project progresses. But Hall remains optimistic telling io9:
I am hoping to fill a subdivision with geeks.
And Hall may get her wish if the buzz on Twitter is any indication:
— James Dawson (@RadioDawson) April 4, 2018
@brodiepoll wanna move here?
— Jameson Golding (@Jcougar23) April 5, 2018
Only if there's a Hodor St.
— Brodie Poll (@brodiepoll) April 5, 2018
I would live in that town
— Tha1 (@LaSelleP) April 5, 2018
And like all loyally geeked out fans in any fandom, some needed to flex their GoT knowledge humor stylie:
But I'm sure it has a dead end.
— DANK (@DKroenung) April 5, 2018
Shweet! Those folks on Lannister Ave are really gentrifying the place. They've got gold, they pay their debts, but they love their family a little TOO much. 😀 https://t.co/Kddx64E2F4
— Socialgeek (@SocialGeek_ORG) April 4, 2018
Joffery street is, ironically, very pleasant.
— John Faltin (@johnfaltin) April 4, 2018
But at least one GoT fan just wanted to give Hall the respect she’s no doubt earned in their eyes…
Not all heroes wear capes.
— Carter Rogers (@carterrog) April 4, 2018
H/T: Mashable, Twitter, io9, BoiseDev.com