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San Diego Comic-Con 2013

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It’s July again, and that means one thing around here at Smart Pop: frantically finishing up packing for San Diego Comic-Con. Click/scroll onward to see where you can find us in the convention center this year, what we’ll be up to, and what we’re giving away.

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Location (#4300 – Exhibit Hall, Entrance F)

We’re sharing booth space again with Friend of Smart Pop Jamie Chambers and his Signal Fire Studios, which means we’ll be back front and audience-left-of-center in the exhibit hall, right at door F, at Booth #4300.

Once again, we’ll be listed in two places in the exhibit hall guide and

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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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Our Hunger Games Talk for One Book Sarasota

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A few weeks ago, we asked you all to help us out by answering some Hunger Games poll questions. More than 200 of you were kind enough to comply (many of you without even entering to win one of the books we were offering as thanks)!

As I mentioned then, the reason for those poll questions was a presentation I was putting together on the Hunger Games for One Book Sarasota. And I promised I’d share that presentation when I returned.

So with the help of Keynote, Quicktime, and YouTube—and with thanks to the fantastic folks in the Sarasota County libraries system and at Bookstore1Sarasota, as well as the Hunger Games fansites that kindly retweeted the poll link (which you’ll see on …

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Hunger Games Poll and Girl Who Was on Fire Giveaway

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At the end of this month, I’m headed down to Sarasota, Florida, to give a talk on the Hunger Games (The Hunger Games was their One Book Sarasota pick for 2011). I’ll be talking a little about The Girl Who Was on Fire, and more about some of the ideas in the essays.

In preparation for that presentation, I would love to get you all’s help gathering some data.

I’ve included a handful of poll questions below. And as thanks for your participation: After you give your answers, leave us a comment and we’ll enter you to win one of 3 copies of The Girl Who Was on Fire — Movie Edition . . . INCLUDING the extra movie content you’d normally only …

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The Girl Who Was on Fire – Movie Edition

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Why are we putting out a Movie Edition of The Girl Who Was on Fire?

Well, book publishers love new editions. (It gives bookstores a reason to take a fresh look at an old book.) And who am I to resist an excuse to jump back into the Hunger Games series and have a few new writers write a few more great essays?

For our new edition, we drafted Brent Hartinger, Jackson Pearce, and Diana Peterfreund to write essays for us: on mixed opinions of Mockingjay; why we shouldn’t forget about Gale, just because he wasn’t the one Katniss picked; and the game theory of the Games, respectively.  I think they all make incredible additions to the original edition’s fantastic line-up …

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