Credit: Keith Bernstein/HBO ©2013 Home Box Office Photo: Game of Thrones Season 3: Daenerys Targaryen

Now that it's been almost a year since you experienced all of the blood, magic, sex, and death in Game of Thrones Season 3, you're greedy for more, right? We can't blame you! Months later, we're still in recovery from the Red Wedding. So, when will Season 4 hit the small screen? Good question — but you might not be thrilled with the answer.

HBO has finally announced the Season 4 premiere date: Sunday, April 6, 2014. It will return to its normal Sunday 9 p.m. slot on HBO, followed by Veep at 10 p.m. and new comedy Silicon Valley at 10:30.

Yes, we realize that is still a really freaking long time away, so what will you do with all of your time, dear Game of Thrones fan? Well, you could always pick up the A Song of Ice and Fire books if you haven't read them — or give them a re-read, since there's always more to notice! Or if TV is more your speed, maybe you would enjoy some of the other shows we recommend for Game of Thrones fans.

If you want to know what to expect from Season 4, we've got your back, there, too. You can read our show-only spoilers roundup, or if you want more intel based on the books, we've got an overview of what the season will probably contain here, and you can get all sorts of book spoilers here.

Mark your calendars!