Friday, July 29, 2011

Movie News: Capitol Scenes

That is so incredibly awesome to hear! I wonder if there is any behind the scenes pieces being shot as they film? 

We asked @RussBowenNews13 and yes, there is behind the scene footage being shot!

HG Fans Weigh in on Peeta and Gale

Megan Scott of The Hob, "Hunger Games" Examiner Sara Gundell, and the WONDERFUL co-host of the "HG Fireside Chat Savanna New gives us their thoughts on the Peeta and Gale reveal:

What are your thoughts on Peeta and Gale? Tweet us at @FYeahD12, comment on this post, or give us your opinion in our Tumblr Ask Box!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Check Out What I Found At My Movie Theatre!


Movie News: HQ Entertainment Weekly Article Scans |

Click to enlarge. The rest at the source here.

Movie News: Entertainment Weekly Posts Higher Res Pictures!

It was a love-fest when Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song) and Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right) learned they'd landed the roles of Gale and Peeta, respectively. The guys first met after Hutcherson worked with Hemsworth's big brother, Chris, on an upcoming remake of Red Dawn. Says Hutcherson, ''I sent him a text: 'Dude, we have The Hunger Games! I'm so stoked, man, this is awesome!'''

Before arriving on set, Hutcherson hit the gym for an intense round of training to better embody a boy who's spent his childhood heaving sacks of flour. He put on about 15 pounds of muscle in three weeks.

Director Gary Ross on Hemsworth, here with Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss: ''On first glance he's such a hunk that it's easy to ascribe a hunklike simplicity to him. But this is a phenomenally subtle actor, totally in control of what he was doing.''


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Potter Games: The Rebellion holding a Hunger Games Comic-Con Giveaway!

Here's what they are giving away:
- Three of the stunning Hunger Games film posters courtesy of the SDCC Lionsgate booth.

- Two of the sought-after Mockingjay Pins (recently dubbed Comic-Con's most essential piece of swag by Entertainment Weekly) courtesy of the SDCC Lionsgate booth.

- One copy of The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy signed by Editor Leah Wilson and Contributor Ned Vizzini. The FBC staff had the pleasure of meeting Wilson and Vizzini at the Smart Pop Books table at SDCC, and they were gracious enough to donate this signed copy of their book for this giveaway.  (They also gave a free signed copy of the book to everyone who attended the signing! Along with being talented writers, they are just down right nice people!)
the contest will officially close on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at 5pm/PST

Click HERE for their contest page!

Movie News: The Wait for Peeta and Gale is Over!


Two months ago, Entertainment Weekly revealed the first images of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, the teenage hero of The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins’ blistering dystopian trilogy about children forced to fight to the death on national TV (and due out next March). In this week’s cover story, we introduce you to the devoted young men who fight for her.
We sat down wth Josh Hutcherson, the 18-year-old actor whom director Gary Ross fought hard to cast as the deeply decent Peeta Mellark, at a cozy diner in Asheville, N.C., where The Hunger Games shoot was mid-way through filming. His hair was dyed blonde; his newly pumped-up biceps could believably belong to that of a baker’s son. And while Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right) understands fans’ hand-wringing online, he’s here to assure you that Lawrence will not in fact tower over him on screen. “Jennifer’s not two feet taller than me!” he says with his easy laugh. “If anything, maybe she’s a half inch taller.” And Ross assures devotees of the books that 21-year-old Liam Hemsworth, who’ll play Katniss’ righteous childhood confidante Gale, is more than just some Australian beefcake who starred in Miley Cyrus’ last movie. “On first glance he’s such a hunk that it’s easy to just sort of ascribe a hunk-like simplicity to him,” says the director. “But this is a phenomenally subtle actor.”
Although Peeta and Gale circle each other warily throughout the series, it turns out that Hutcherson and Hemsworth bonded hard during their six weeks together on set. So much so that Hutcherson brought Hemsworth along on a weekend visit to his hometown in Kentucky to relax with his family and sample his grandmother’s famous fried chicken. “I think it’s going to blow people’s minds when they see that Peeta and Gale are actually best friends in real life,” says Hutcherson.
For more on The Hunger Games, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands July 29.


Enter DWTC's Fan Pack Giveaway!

I told you guys I'd post when someone was giving away the Comic-Con mockingjay pins, so here it is!

Fansite Down With The Capitol is hosting a giveaway that not only includes the coveted Comic-Con mockingjay pins, but also the full size poster! Here are details to enter on their Twitter:

  • You must follow @HungerGamesDWTC on Twitter.
  • Tweet the following Entry Phrase: “Follow @HungerGamesDWTC for your chance to win a Hunger Games Comic Con Fan Pack #DWTCswag
  • You only have to tweet the phrase once and it will enter you into the contest
  • Please make sure you tweet the entry phrase as a NEW TWEET and exactly how it is appears above.
  • Contest is open to ALL US and International readers.
  • Contest Closes 8/3/11 at 11:59 pm ET, Winner will be announced on 8/4/11
  • 1 Winner will be chosen at random and will receive one Mockingjay pin and one poster from Comic Con and a copy of Entertainment Weekly Edition with Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss on the cover.
Also, check out their post HERE to also enter the giveaway through their website.

May the odds be ever in your favor!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Movie News: Hunger Games filming Capitol Scenes Next Week!

Make sure you are following RussBowenNews13 for the latest Hunger Games filming news!

Suzanne Collins named one of the most "Innovative and Practical Thinkers of Our Time"!


My two favorite things right now are listed as's "Most Innovative and Practical Thinkers of our Time". I don't agree with everything on the list personally, but I think these two most certainly deserve it. Glad to see Suzanne getting some recognition!

Also, if you have not seen The Book of Mormon, I highly recommend it. In fact, I must insist. It's no wonder that it won 9 Tony awards including Best Musical.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Entertainment Weekly calls Comic-Con Mockingjay Pin "Most Essential Single Piece of Swag"

Photo credit:
Most Essential Single Piece of Swag: The Mockingjay pin
Handed out by Lionsgate in honor of next year’s film adaptation of The Hunger Games, and utterly inescapable by Saturday.

Yea, so we are all really jealous. So I guess the question is, how the hell do I score one?
Well one way is to enter giveaway contests that blogs such as The Hob is holding. I'll be posting other giveaway contests that are available as they show up. Lastly, tons of people are still selling these pins on Ebay (I searched "Hunger Games", "Comic Con Hunger Games" and "Mockingjay Pin"). I was so desperate for one, I paid $20 for one. Good luck!

So how do you enter the HG Fireside Chat contest for the Hunger Games mini posters?

Check out the tweets from the HGFiresideChat twitter!

Tonight is the HG Fireside Chat!! Listen for giveaways!!

 “A Battle of ‘Royale’ Proportions”
Episode 17 of the Hunger Games Fireside Chat podcast airs live tonight (Monday), July 25, at 10pm ET/7pm PT!  This week, our panel of experts includes some of our fabulous friends from Down with the Capitol and The Hob. We will also be joined by Crystal of and, Natalie of Crushable, Kim and Todd of Reflections of a Book Addict, noted photographer Rebekah, and Ariel of Madam Pince and the Librarians and Nerdy, Wordy, and Almost Thirty.
  • We’ll kick off the show with the latest Hunger Games-related news, including: post-Comic-Con reports from Arianna (Down with the Capitol) and Amanda (The Hob), info about the Unauthorized Guide to the Series by Lois Gresh, filming updates, and more
  • At around 10:20 or so, we’ll chat with Megan from The Hob about their partnership with WhyHunger and what YOU can do to help
  • We’ll also talk to Shylah from Down with the Capitol about her Hunger is NOT a Game initiative (if you haven’t yet heard about the severe drought in East Africa and the UN’s recent declaration of famine in Somalia, please read more about this tragic, real-life battle)
  • At about 10:35, we’ll broach a topic that has long been a source of annoyance for most Hunger Games fans: those who claim that Suzanne Collins’ trilogy is a “rip-off” of the Japanese novel and film Battle Royale (we think these claims are ridiculous and will explain why)
  • At 10:45, we’ll bring you another round of Crackpot Theories: Did rebels plan for Prim’s name to be drawn so that Katniss would volunteer? Were Cato and Clove in a relationship?
And…at some point during the show…three lucky listeners will have a chance to win official Hunger Games mini-posters! (Please note that these are the collectible mini-posters given away at U.S. cinemas over the past weekend; they are not the large posters from Comic-Con.) You will need to follow us on Twitter or “like” us on Facebook to find out exactly how to win. Both U.S. and international residents are eligible. May the odds be ever in your favor!
Don't forget to tweet along with @FYeahD12 and everyone else by following the hashtag on twitter: #HGFiresideChat


Friday, July 22, 2011

Comic Con: Mockingjay Pins!

Yesterday, posted what might very well be the most coveted swag on the floor: A replica of the mockingjay Pin!

If you don't have the pleasure of being at Comic-Con this weekend, there seems to be some people that are holding giveaways on Twitter. One of them being Hunger Games fan site The Hob!

According to The Hob,
  • You must be following them on Twitter
  • For those in the United States, tweet the phrase: "Want to win Hunger Games SDCC Swag? Follow @TheHobOrg #USFans"
  • For those of you who are International, tweet the phrase: "Want to win Hunger Games SDCC Swag?  Follow @TheHobOrg #IntlFans"
  • One tweet will enter you for the entire contest, so no need to tweet multiple times
  • Each winner will win both prizes
The contest will run until Tuesday, July 26th at 11:59pm ET. Winners will be announced on Wednesday. We will use Row Feeder to randomly select the two winners.

Check out their giveaway post HERE!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Potter Games: Join the Rebellion!

If you've been listening to the #HGFiresideChat, or just been keeping up with The Potter Games news, you'd know that a rebellion is upon us.....

Play The Potter Games

The Potter Games on Tumblr

The Potter Games on Twitter

The Potter Games on Facebook

Not going to Comic-Con? Theatre chains giving away mini Hunger Games posters!

Hunger Games website Down With The Capitol has compiled a fantastic list of theatres participating!!

AMC: 100 AMC theaters across the country, will be giving away 100 mini posters in each theater.  Be sure to call to verify yours will have the posters.
Carmike Cinemas
Celebration Cinema: visit the theatre box office starting Friday and mention keyword “Mockingjay” to get your free limited edition official mini movie poster!
Cinemark Theaters all CinemarkXD theaters
Clearview Cinemas
Marcus Theaters
Megaplex Theaters
Muvico Theaters tell the box office attendee the phrase “May the odds be ever in your favor” and receive 1 mini-poster
Malco Theaters The first 100 fans at each Malco Theatres, Inc. location will receive a limited-edition mini-poster! (This offer is valid at all participating locations. Customer must request the poster and there is a limit of one (1) poster per paying customer per day, while supplies last.
Rave Motion Pictures: First 500 hundred people at any Rave Location
Remember each giveaway will be “While Supplies Last”, so try to get there early on Friday if you can.  Also, check in on your movie chains Facebook page or give them a call to verify if they are participating.


A CALL TO ACTION: Hunger is NOT a Game

Shylah, Hunger Games fan extraordinaire and correspondent of Down With The Capitol has made a donation page for Hunger Games fans to contribute to the relief efforts.

Check out Shylah's inspiring post HERE

Donate HERE


Movie news: Score the Official Hunger Games Poster at Comic-Con!

According to the Official Hunger Games movie Facebook page, they will be handing out the official Hunger Games poster at the Lionsgate booth!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Movie news: Hunger Games Official Moving Movie Poster!

What do you guys think? Pretty cool, huh? Check it out here to see it in action!

This debuted on the NEW OFFICIAL website where you can embed the motion movie poster or their countdown widget into your website!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mainstay Productions: The Hunger Games Second Quarter Quell

It's HERE! It's finally here! Mainstay Productions' Second Quarter Quell!


The Potter Games: Lavender Brown

So now that you all know what The Potter Games are, How are you guys liking it? There are more and more characters that are coming available to play every day, and what is fantastic is that each character has a different story, all written by different people with different writing styles.
So how did I come to be involved? Well, HG Fireside Chat host Adam Spunberg asked me one day if I would be interested in participating in a Hunger Games/Harry Potter project. All that went through my head was "HELL TO THE YES!" For a long time I have been doing nothing but pining over my favorite two book series in the world: Harry Potter and Hunger Games. They have some really interesting things in common, and do the utmost job of storytelling. I didn't care what I did, I just knew I wanted to be a part of it.

The next few weeks were full of endless emails, researching, and hours spent writing. I went to school and interned in the graphic design industry, so I thought that was pretty much all I could offer. Before I left a chat room one day, Adam asked me to pick a character to write. Despite the fact that I hardly ever write, here was legendary host of the Fireside Chat telling me to pick a character! What was I to do? Well, I could not let Adam down. Oh no, I was determined to deliver. So what character to choose? Well, choices were smaller characters and Harry Potter. I admit I was not confident enough in my writing ability to take on the Boy Who Lived. So I went with Lavender Brown. Why? Because in my book, she's adorable. Sure she was a little irritating for the short time she was with Ron Weasley, but she was annoying in a hilarious silly girly girl way. So my research began on Lavender Brown.

I'm a big fan of story and plot. I'm not great with writing details, but when I started forming Lavender's story, I was having a fantastic time planning it out. If you do end up playing Lavender to the end, I think you'll find it becomes nothing but epicness all the way to the end. Especially at the end. ;)

It seems a lot of people aren't thrilled with Lavender as a character, but I encourage everyone to give her a chance. She's innocent in all of this! I guarantee a fantastic ride of alliances, magical creatures, thrilling scenes, villians and an epic conclusion!

That being said, I encourage everyone to try all the characters, and keep an eye on the website in early August....

Enjoy The Potter Games!

Play Lavender Brown HERE!

Listen to this week's HG Fireside Chat on Tuesday!

Listen LIVE here! | Subscribe to us on iTunes!
“Goodbye, Harry…hello, Katniss!
Episode 16 of the Hunger Games Fireside Chat podcast airs live this Tuesday, July 19, at 10pm ET/7pm PT!  This week, our panel of experts will include some of our fabulous friends from Down with the Capitol and The Hob. We will also be joined by Sam Cushion of I Am the Mockingjay and District Tribute, Crystal Watanabe of and, Natalie Zutter of Crushable, Kait of Victor’s Village, and Ariel Birdoff, children’s publishing expert, lead singer of Madam Pince and the Librarians, and blogger extraordinaire.
We’re still riding the Deathly Hallows 2 wave, so please excuse the traces of magic still lingering in Tuesday night’s program!
  • As always, we’ll start out by bringing you the latest Hunger Games-related news (including some exciting info about the San Diego Comic Con)
  • We’ll briefly talk with the folks at Montgomery High School about their goal to have all incoming 9th graders read The Hunger Games at the same time (they’re currently accepting donations to help pay for the 600 copies!)
  •  Industry expert Kit Bowen of will join us as we take a look at the opening weekend box office stats for Deathly Hallows 2 and discuss what the success AND end of the Harry Potter franchise mean for The Hunger Games
  • We’ll revisit our Battle of the Epilogues since it was cut short last time
  • To cap off the show, we’ll laugh our way through another round of Cave, Marry, Kill
Listen to last week’s full podcast here.
Check out the best podcast highlights at our YouTube channel.
Remember, you can chat with other listeners throughout the live show by using our hashtag #HGFiresideChat on Twitter! You can also email us questions at or IM us on AIM at HGFiresideChat!
Follow this week’s participants on Twitter:
Adam Spunberg (Host): @AdamSpunberg
Savanna New (Co-Host/Producer): @MlleNouveau
Down with the Capitol: @HungerGamesDWTC
The Hob: @TheHobOrg
Sam Cushion: @sam_cushion/@panemrebels
Crystal Watanabe: @pikko/@mockingjaynet/@FictionalFood
Natalie Zutter: @nataliezutter/@crushabledotcom
Kait: @VictorsVillage
Ariel Birdoff: @Madam_Pince
Kit Bowen: @themoviekit
Montgomery High School: @MHSHungerGames

 Don't forget to live tweet with us (follow FYeahD12) using the hashtag #HGFiresideChat

Welcome to District 12!

Greetings, Citizens of Panem!

Welcome to District 12, a fansite for all things Hunger Games. Some of you may already know me. My name is Courtney and since October I have been running a Hunger Games Tumblr known as F Yeah District 12. If you have been directed from my Tumblr or Twitter, I want to give you a big hug and thank you. The success of the Tumblr I created has increased my desire to do more, so I have made an official website for it. Recently, I have been involved in the madness of Panem October (which is coming back!) and The Potter Games, which was a fantastic experience. I shall add more pages on this site in upcoming weeks. Thanks for visiting and welcome to District 12!