Virtual Event #1 | ‘Lovecraft Country: Sanctum’ | Social VR Experience ‘Garden of Eden’

Work September 15, 2020

To celebrate the highly anticipated new series Lovecraft Country, we teamed up with HBO to create Lovecraft Country: Sanctum, a series of first-of-their-kind virtual reality events transporting guests into a world inspired by the show. In the first event ‘Garden of Eden’, guests explored a mesmeric sculpture garden, with original artworks crafted by Black Afrofuturist artists.

‘Garden of Eden’ premiered on Thursday 3rd September on YouTube. You can check out some stills from the virtual event below, and above you can view artwork included in ‘Garden of Eden’ by David Alabo (image 1), Devan Shimoyama (image 2 & 3), Adeyemi Adegbesan (image 4).

Find out more about ‘Lovecraft Country: Sanctum’ below.

More about ‘Lovecraft Country: Sanctum’:

100 select influential voices will experience a total of three events via the Oculus Quest headset for Lovecraft Country: Sanctum. The events will be simultaneously run on the social VR platform VRChat, which allows guests to talk and interact with each other in real time within the environment, and streamed to the world via YouTube Live. Viewers on the YouTube Live stream will be able to interact in real-time, solving riddles to trigger spells that directly impact the experience.

Guests will experience voiceover performances by series’ Jonathan Majors, Courtney B. Vance and Michael Kenneth Williams; afrofuturist art installations by David Alabo, Devan Shimoyama and Adeyemi Adegbesan; an immersive theatrical performance inspired by the words of James Baldwin, adapted by Lovecraft Country writer Shannon Houston, and performed by star Jurnee Smollett; and an exclusive VR concert given by a soon to be announced artist. Find out more about Lovecraft Country: Sanctum here.


You can view Sanctum via YouTube Live during the following dates and times this Fall:

Event #1: Garden of Eden | COMPLETE

Thursday, September 3

10:00 PM ET/ 7:00 PM PT

Event #2: An American Dream

Thursday, September 24

10:00 PM ET/ 7:00 PM PT

Event #3: Music of the Cosmos

Monday, October 19

10:00 PM ET/ 7:00 PM PT


Get in touch with Mill Experience via Stay tuned for our Lovecraft Country: Sanctum Case Study!