Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Catching Fire Cast Revealed!

This is very curious, Lionsgate announced the remaining victors for Catching Fire. Or rather, they whispered it. At least we know who they are! Click the name to check our their IMDB page.

District 5
Boy: James Logan / Girl: Ivette Li-Sanchez

District 6 (Morphlings)
Boy: Justin Hix / Girl: Megan Hayes

District 7
Blight: Bobby Jordan
District 8
Woof: John Casino / Cecilia: Elena Sanchez
District 9

Boy: Daniel Bernhardt / Girl: Marian Green
District 10

Boy: Jackson Spidell / Girl: Tiffany Waxler (remember her?)
and what about the mystery woman? Get ready for disappointment. It's just...

Mrs. Everdeen. *WAH-WAH*

Friday, September 21, 2012

Why Hunger Games Fans Should Attend Universal's Halloween Horror Nights!

Tonight happens to be the very first night of Halloween Horror Nights, and you need to trust us when we say IT'S A MUST FOR HUNGER GAMES FANS!

Perhaps you may be familiar with the Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure show that runs during the event. This hilarious parody show is known for skewering the latest in pop culture, dance numbers, and this year - some crazy awesome pyrotechnics.

I expected to see perhaps a Hunger Games reference in at least one part of the show, but how wrong I was. Clearly I had forgotten what a huge impact The Hunger Games has made on the general public and headlines over the past year.

Since the event has just begun, we won't spoil you on the specifics but take a look at some pictures from the show in Hollywood:

Photo credit: @hausofjoel

Notice the set complete with pedestals, weapons, and a Cornucopia

Character resembling Effie havin' hangs with Death. NBD.

If you wanna see the show for yourself, you can buy tickets for Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood or Orlando (Unfortunately, we have no idea what the Orlando Bill and Ted show is like).

Also, with the new editions of The Walking Dead and Silent Hill, this year's Halloween Horror Nights is the best yet!



Event goes from September 21st - October 31st during weekends!

Bad Lip Reading Takes on The Hunger Games

This video has been making the rounds ever since last night, and it's apparent to The Hunger Games fandom that it's a hit! Hell, even Josh thinks so!

Bad Lip Reading is a youtube channel that takes popular videos and inserts new hilarious dialogue according to what the actors' lips are doing. You have to see it to believe it:

Check out their youtube channel!

We applaud their production value. Great scoring and sound effects behind their dubbing!

Source: Bad Lip Reading via DWTC

Thursday, September 20, 2012

How to Enter Set Visit Sweepstakes from iPad!

Last week, we posted the press release of The Hunger Games Adventures releasing on iPad as well as the announcement of a sweepstakes to win a Catching Fire set visit. As mentioned in the latter, the press release stated that fans can also enter through the Hunger Games Adventures iPad app. Unfortunately, the press release never stated HOW you can enter through the new iPad app! Wonder no further, Hunger Games fans!

As you can see, all you have to do is screen cap your character (press the home and power button at the same time), and send it to They will send you an email back with a link to a sweepstakes entry page! May the odds be ever in your favor...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Capitol Party To Be Filmed at Swan House in Atlanta

More Catching Fire locations! The Swan House in Atlanta is apparently set to film a Capitol party scene:
Thanks to one of our tipsters we’ve now learned the Swan House will be used for a party scene for The Capitol on Sept 26, 27, 28. They also told us the shoot will include some custom-made costumes for the party goers, including a suit made out of bricks.
There was also a casting call posted last week for dancers who can waltz which would make sense for an elaborate party scene.

According to the home’s website, it is “an elegant, classically styled mansion built in 1928 for the Edward H. Inman family, heirs to a cotton brokerage fortune.” The website also notes the historic mansion will be closed from September 17 – 28.
Source: On Location Vacations via The Hob

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Katniss Cosplay at Comikaze Expo!

If you've been with us in the past year, you'd remember that we went to the first Comikaze Expo in LA and was quite disappointed to see a lack of Hunger Games spirit there. Unfortunately, we were unable to go this year, but luckily G4 has posted an AWESOME Katniss cosplayer:

Too bad we weren't able to go, we would have asked this fine human being how she got the hookups on her outfit! If you're out us so that we may give you our praises!

Source: G4

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Hunger Games Adventures Available for iPad!


Funtactix, a worldwide developer and publisher of social games based on the world’s premiere entertainment brands, in partnership with Lionsgate, today announced that The Hunger Games Adventures – the official social game for the Hunger Games franchise – is now available for iPad. With this release, tablet gamers can now explore what Facebook gamers have continued to enjoy in-game, including new, authentic Hunger Games stories and content such as the Map of Panem!

Since its debut in March on Facebook alongside the release of the blockbuster film in theaters, The Hunger Games Adventures has quickly become one of the top adventure games on the platform, receiving stellar reviews from critics and fans alike across its player base of millions. As tablet and mobile gaming continues its rapid growth, Funtactix and Lionsgate have provided a new way for fans of all ages to experience the game on the iPad.

“Bringing The Hunger Games Adventures to the iPad allows a new group of fans to experience what millions have played on Facebook,” said Sam Glassenberg, CEO of Funtactix. ”Using the iPad’s touch screen creates a more intimate and accessible experience for fans as they journey through the deep, authentic world on a quest to become the next hero of Panem.”

In The Hunger Games Adventures, players embark on a daring adventure beyond the fence of District 12, getting a chance to explore the other districts in Panem for the very first time. By completing new chapters, fans uncover character back-stories and receive new and exclusive content from The Hunger Games franchise, not available anywhere else. Along the journey, they are accompanied by their favorite characters – including Katniss, Peeta and Gale – for help and guidance as they complete quests and explore the vast universe of Panem.

Funtactix and Lionsgate continue to work together to provide the game’s audience with a steady flow of fresh, dynamic content that continues the story of The Hunger Games universe in between film releases. Recently, players were presented in game with the first-ever map of Panem depicting the actual locations of Districts 2, 11 and 12 as well as the Capitol in the post-apocalyptic world created by Collins. Revealing such a central piece of a major global franchise's canon inside a social game had never been done before. The release of the map of Panem raises social gaming to a whole new level: realizing the potential of social games as a mature gaming and storytelling platform. The remaining districts will be revealed to both iPad and Facebook players as they are introduced to the game.

The Hunger Games Adventures is now available for free from the App Store on iPad or at:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

District 4 Location Revealed!

Photo from DWTC
 If you listen to the #HGFiresideChat frequently (If you dont, something is seriously wrong with you) you'll remember the episode in which we discussed The Hunger Games Adventures official map of Panem. We had theories on where District 4 might be located, and it turns out our prediction was correct! Pretty cool!

For those who don't know, Lionsgate has been releasing the official location of the districts through the Hunger Games Adventures facebook game.

If you want to get in on the Hunger Games Adventures action, PLAY HERE!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Catching Fire Possible Shooting Locations

Here's what the haps are on shooting locations for Catching Fire!

In addition to the GWCC we’ve heard from a few sources that filming is (or will soon be) taking place at The Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta as well as Amicalola Falls in Dawsonville.
As for the cast, they seem to be spending a lot of time in North Druid Hills, where it is rumored they are staying for the duration of the shoot.
According to a source on the set, Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence were both there yesterday and Jennifer was spotted working with the bow and arrow.
Goat Farm Arts Center

Amicalola Falls

If these reports are true, looks like Amicalola Falls couldn't be used for anything else but the woods of District 12. As for the Goat Farm Arts Center, it may be used for anything in victory tour but more than anything looks like something that might be used for District 12. According to this article, productions signs will say "GCX"

Oh and one last note for those of you who live in the area and planning on stalking the sets: DON'T BE CREEPERS!

Source: OnLocationVacations

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Conga Line of Continuity

We're encouraging a fan site conga line of continuity! We're hoping it looks like this.
Lionsgate, are you listening? The fans are yelling out to whoever wants to listen, "We NEED CONTINUITY!" This is a concern that I believe is fair to say every fan is clamoring for, and we cannot stand by hoping to see if Catching Fire will deliver. If you haven't already, read Tiffany's Victor's Village post about continuity. READ IT! This is the first of many (we hope) posts from across the web that will echo across The Hunger Games fandom and hopefully into the minds of those at Lionsgate. To which we are naming: The Conga Line of Continuity.

It's been apparent through the special features of The Hunger Games DVD that the producers and those involved have the right idea of how to honor the text through film and satisfying the fans' concern. We know they are listening. But how loud of a racket do we need to make? We're just trying to set this fan concern into motion. Why is it so hard for Hollywood to get things right? I love the Harry Potter movies, but after the honeymoon period of the films coming out, I am just realizing how poor they ended up being as adaptations. Most of those films separately are fantastic films and works of art, but we lost continuity. For me, losing the continuity lost the integrity of the movies overall for me. Isn't the whole point of films to tell a cohesive story?

anyone notice how Tiffany ended her VV post?
 I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sick and tired of franchises falling short. I know that different directors mean different visions, but can't we reach a middle ground? All we're asking is to please not assume that everyone has read the books, plan a pay off for every set up, and have the tones of the first film echo in Catching Fire. Catching Fire is a continuation of the trilogy, and like all trilogies, should function as one unit. So far The Hunger Games franchise has gone above and beyond to honor the text and satisfy the fans. Therefore, I feel we have an opportunity to have the most faithful and cohesive film franchise in recent history. Come on guys, give us a reason to want to hold a Hunger Games marathon!

So Hunger Games fans and fan sites, this is your invitation from us to our rockin' continuity party. There will be pie and punch. Won't you join our conga line of continuity by speaking out?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Victory Tour 2013: A Hunger Games Convention For Fans By Fans!

Check it out! We are proud to participate in the fandom-wide announcement of a fan-run Hunger Games convention in 2013. Check out the press release:

The Hunger Games Convention You Won’t Want to Miss

Victory Tour is a Hunger Games convention taking place in North Carolina in the summer of 2013, created by fans for fans. This convention will unite fans of all ages, though focusing on those 12 years and older, and will give them something to call their own. Events that will be happening at the convention include: Opening Ceremonies, a Hunger Games musical, Fashion Show/Costume Contest, a Reaping, The Tribute Games and Training Center, a movie night, and the Harvest Festival closing ceremonies. There will also be the Career Lounge, a place where those who have purchased Career level registration (Rockstar) will be able to relax between events. Those who have purchased Career registration will also be getting several more perks, to be announced at a later date.

A Kickstarter has been launched to help raise funds for this marvelous event. You can help out by donating money to help get some of your favorite Hunger Games actors by following this link: to the Kickstarter’s page. The more you donate, the better this convention will be for the fans! To learn more about Victory Tour, head to  HYPERLINK ""

Fire is catching in 2013. Make sure you are a part of the movement, and May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor.

Make sure to visit the kickstarter site and donate so that awesome HG actors can come as guests!
Check out the kickstarter video featuring your favorite fansites!

Check out the website for the Victory Tour 2013: Life in the Districts!

Click the "Gamemakers" tab to see how we are contributing to this event....

Catching Fire BEGINS PRODUCTION and Win A Trip to Set!

Looks like our suspicions have been confirmed! Catching Fire begins production, and Lionsgate is holding another set visit sweepstakes. First, check out the press release:


Lionsgate Announces Start Of Principal Photography And Set Visit Sweepstakes For Fans

SANTA MONICA, CA (September 10, 2012)- LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, today announced the start of principal photography on the highly anticipated sequel to the worldwide blockbuster film THE HUNGER GAMES.  Beginning today, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will shoot primarily in existing locations in and near Atlanta, Georgia.  The film will subsequently be shot on location in the beaches and jungles of Hawaii before wrapping in late December, 2012. 

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be released worldwide on November 22, 2013, and stars  Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jeffrey Wright, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland. 

Said Lionsgate’s President of Production Eric Feig, who is overseeing the production on behalf of the studio, “We are so excited to be embarking on this adventure with Francis Lawrence, who has already exhibited immense creative vision and resourcefulness in casting the film and planning its look and feel.  The stakes are raised in every way in this second story, and we are thrilled to get the production underway in these perfect locations, with our excellent returning cast and some world class actors in new roles.”

“Lionsgate has been a longtime partner of Georgia’s entertainment industry being the first production company to take advantage of our film tax incentives in 2005. The fact that they are continuing to bring productions including this high profile franchise to Georgia reaffirms their commitment to our talented crew, diverse locations and accessibility,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cummiskey.

Lionsgate also announces a global set visit sweepstakes.  “THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE- Win a Trip to Set” will run September 10th through October 12th 2012, offering twelve lucky fans a chance to visit the set of the film and interact the with cast and crew.  To enter, fans based in the participating territories (the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, Scandinavia, Russia, Israel, and  Japan) will upload a :30 second video of  their top question for the film’s cast. Additionally, "virtual" citizens of Panem will be able to enter by playing The Hunger Games Adventures - one of the top adventure games on Facebook and coming soon to iPad.  Full rules and regulations are posted on the contest Facebook tab, and at    
We are SO excited that production is starting, and can't wait to see what news might come out in the coming months. As for the set visit sweeps, check out this video from FRANCIS LAWRENCE himself!

Is that a schematic of Katniss' house he is standing in front of?!

Anyway, check out and enter by uploading a :30 video of your question to the Catching Fire cast and don't forget to say what district you are in!

It also says you can enter through The Hunger Games Adventures too!


Friday, September 7, 2012


Okay, Tiffany and I (Courtney) are severely shaking in our seats because COMMUNITY IS SPOOFING THE HUNGER GAMES. Community is one of our favorite shows, so naturally we are extremely thrilled to see they are taking on The Hunger Games. I mean, look at the dean! Look at him! HE LOOKS FABULOUS! Entertainment Weekly reports:

In the season 4 premiere (NBC, Oct. 19), you will be treated to a parody of — or shall we say, tribute to — The Hunger Games. When the Greendale student records seem to be lost, the Dean (Jim Rash) stages a Hunger Games-like competition to determine enrollment in a class called The History of Ice Cream.

Source: EW

Will you be tuning in?

BEETEE EMERGES!! Jeffrey Wright Cast as Beetee

After two weeks of waiting, we finally get more casting news! According to his IMDB, Jeffrey Wright is "Quite possibly the most underrated and underexposed actor of his caliber and generation". He has been in such films as the new James Bond films and Source Code. Check out his IMDB here.

Check out the Press Release:


Santa Monica, CA, September 7, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Jeffrey Wright has been cast in the role of Beetee in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. Hailing from District 3, Beetee earns the nickname “Volts” because of his electronics expertise.

Critically acclaimed and celebrated by audiences for his performances in theater and on film and television, Wright garnered a Tony® Award in 1994 for his work in Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic “Angels in America” which he reprised in HBO's 2003 mini-series adaptation, earning both a Golden Globe® and an Emmy®.  He has played memorable roles in films as diverse as BASQUIAT, SOURCE CODE, CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE, W, SYRIANA, and CADILLAC RECORDS.  Wright can next be seen with Mark Walhberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Allen Hughes' political thriller BROKEN CITY.  
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark.   Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts.  Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has sold more than 50 million books in print and digital in the U.S. alone.

Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.

Ongoing casting news and information for the film can be found at:

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

RUMOR: Suzanne Collins Spotted in Atlanta?!

Real or not real? According to the Lure restaurant Facebook page (located in Atlanta), Suzanne Collins had dinner there Sunday night! Which of course means, production should be very imminent if Suzanne is on the scene! That is, if all this is true. Fingers crossed!

Source: Lure via

Catching Fire Shooting to Begin Next Week?

We're getting closer!! If you don't already know, this year's production name is going by "The Idiom" (if you remember, last year's was Artemis) and extras casting is being done by CL Casting. We've been seeing their extra casting calls and this morning they posted this:

"Must be avail 9/11-9/14 for shooting"

Could it be that Catching Fire production is FINALLY going to begin?!

Source: CL Casting

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Canton, Ohio Has Two Connections to Catching Fire: Bruno Gunn and Dana Schneider, a publication for Stark County in Ohio, reported Bruno Gunn's casting in Catching Fire and quoted his brother, Michael Giolelli, giving us some insight on one of the newest additions to the Hunger Games family.
“This is Bruno’s biggest role ever. It’s going to open doors for him big time,” said the actor’s understandably excited brother, Michael Gioielli. “He’s on cloud nine right now.”

“Catching Fire” will begin shooting next week in Atlanta, then the production will move to Hawaii.

“He’s got a lot of fight scenes,” Michael said. “He’s going to be on-set for at least five months.”
Also the article revealed that the jewelry designer for The Hunger Games, Dana Schneider, will be returning for Catching Fire to create some new pieces.
This is Canton’s second direct connection to “Catching Fire.” Dana Schneider, a Canton native who has had extensive experience designing jewelry for high-profile feature films, created the iconic Mockingjay pin worn by Jennifer Lawrence in “The Hunger Games.” 
And for the sequel, “Catching Fire,” she is creating another Mockingjay pin as well as other pieces of jewelry for two other main characters. 
“They are very complicated and artistically very challenging,” Schneider said.
via DWTC

The Hunger Games Claims the Top Spot for DVD Sales and Rentals for the 2nd Week in a Row!

The Hollywood Reporter reported on Wednesday that The Hunger Games was the #1 DVD seller and rental for the second week in a row!
Nearly a dozen new home video releases appeared in the top 20 on the national sales charts the week ending Aug. 26, but none could break the hold of two high-profile theatricals already available on disc. 
Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games and Universal Studios’ Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax repeated at No. 1 and No. 2 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart. 
The Hunger Games also hung on to the No. 1 spot on Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, with The Dictator bowing at No. 2.
We're loving the mention of Home Media Magazine, who interviewed both of your Welcome to District 12 admins in early August regarding The Hunger Games on DVD.

Source: THR