Archive for August, 2012

Dragon*Con 2012

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Going to be in Atlanta for Dragon*Con this weekend? Leah will be there too, participating on a few YA-related panels! We’d love if you came (panel details are below).

Also, be sure to check out the freebie table for some Smart Pop goodies, including copies of the 2012 preview volume and bookmarks (for In Pursuit of Spenser and Shadowhunters and Downworlders) and Beyond the Wall buttons.

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The Hunger Games – From Page to Screen
Time: Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Hanover C – E – Hyatt
Description: So you’ve read the Hunger Games books, and you’ve seen the first movie. How did it fare in the transition from book to movie?

Fan Works
Time: Saturday at 10:00 p.m.
Location: A707 – Marriott
Description: A …

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GeekGirlCon 2012

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Convention season is still going full swing, and this weekend Leah and a few other Smart Pop contributors will be heading to GeekGirlCon in Seattle. If you’re planning on attending, we’d love to see you at the two panels we’ll be participating in! And don’t forget to ask for a free 2012 Smart Pop Preview while you’re there–we’ll be giving away a limited number at the panels.

Gender and Race in the 74th Hunger Games

Saturday, 2:00 PM — 2:50 PM

Although the Hunger Games trilogy takes place in what looks like a future North America, the nation of Panem is distinctive from the contemporary United States, Canada, and Mexico. Social and cultural conventions clearly shifted over the centuries between our own time and Katniss Everdeen’s …

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The Hunger Games DVD Release Giveaway

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There’s just over a week left until The Hunger Games comes out on DVD, and we don’t know about you guys, but we can’t wait to watch it again (and again, and again . . . ). A release this big deserves some celebrating, and what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway?

The Prizes

How to Enter

Just tell us whether you liked The Hunger Games book or film better in the comments below (liking both equally is also valid!) by midnight CST on Saturday, August 18. (U.S. and …

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