Thursday, February 9, 2012

Every time the Hunger Games is mentioned, I get excited. The newly-released movie trailer is certainly no exception so I had to share. I also let you all in on an AWESOME idea a friend of mine just shared.

First the new trailer:

Now, onto the cool, fun idea. I was recently out at dinner with a handful of friends (guys and girls) all in their 20s to early 30s. When we got to talking about upcoming movies it was revealed that every last one of us had read the Hunger Games! I find this particularly amazing considering it's YA fiction and also because of YA adult consumers, they tend to be more predominantly female than male. You can imagine my surprise--and excitement--to hear everyone so fantastically obsessed with this AMAZING series (guys included). What arose by the end of the dinner was a plan to jointly go watch the film...

...but someone has now just one-upped the night. The idea? A Reaping Party to get excited about the film and celebrate our love of literature. That's right, a "Reaping Party," people! You're to dress up as one of your favorite Hunger Games characters and your names are all put in a bowl and over the course of the evening if your name is drawn then there's a challenge and subsequent prize if you succeed. How kick a*s is that?

What fan events, costumes, or fan fiction have you ever participated in?


  1. Ohhh, that sounds really cool!

  2. I had a friend who themed her 30th after Twilight as she share's Bella's birthday. (She was back in the US so i couldn't attend) but the invites were fab! She usually has a suitably themed party (one year Tudors another Jane Austin).

  3. Genn, that sounds like so much fun! I must meet this said friend of yours :-)