Between that white beard and a name like “Snow,” the citizens of Panem probably thought they were getting a Santa figure for president.
Little did they know his favorite celebration is the Hunger Games. Bring some much-needed holiday cheer to your favorite Panem-ites with these goodie ideas.
- Mockingjay Knee-High Socks. Fashionable and practical for wearing to archery training.
- The Hunger Games Miniature Book Necklace. Take your favorite book wherever you go. (If you prefer Catching Fire or Mockingjay to the first book, they’re also available.)
- Victor Earrings. Show your District 12 pride.
- Peeta’s Pearl Necklace. Take a page form Peeta’s playbook and give your Katniss this keepsake locket.
- Spinning Quote Ring. Featuring the quote, “Every revolution begins with a spark,”
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere is only days away, and we couldn’t be more excited for the chance to return to Panem. To celebrate the premiere (so many movie premieres this month!) we’re giving away two prize packs of Hunger Games goodies, each containing:
To enter to win, tell us in the comments below which character you’re most excited to see in Catching Fire. Entries must be in by midnight on Tuesday, November 26, EST, and we’re accepting U.S. and Canadian entries only, …
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We don’t know if they have a winter gift-giving occasion in Panem.
But just in case, we’ve put together a (less deadly) cornucopia of gifts for the Hunger Games fans in your life–all of which can be obtained from the safety of your own home. Because let’s face it–the closer we get to Christmas, the more the mall starts looking like a Hunger Games arena.
- The Panem Companion. Shameless self-promotion: our brand new Hunger Games companion, written by V. Arrow (the creator of this super-cool map of Panem), comes out December 4! The grad-school class of Hunger Games books, it answers the hardcore fan’s most burning questions about Panem.
- Rue’s Song Print. For the musical Hunger Games fan, this print features the
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V. Arrow’s unofficial map of Panem puts Philadelphia in District 13 . . . which makes it a not inappropriate spot to hold some Hunger Games presentations, wouldn’t you say?
On May 17, The Center for Media and Destiny and The Center of Media and Information Literacy are co-sponsoring Hunger Games symposium “Are the Odds in Our Favor?: The Hunger Games on Fame, Fashion, and the Fate of Humanity.” The symposium will be held on the campus of Temple University, and admission is free. Get all the details here.
I’ll be there, giving a talk on the differences between the book and film, the film advertising, and the affect of both on where we readers/viewers stand in relationship to the Games, …
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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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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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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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December always sneaks up on me: suddenly, I’m inundated with Black Friday sales emails, and I realize I have a full list of Hanukah and Christmas gifts to shop for and not a lot of time to do it in.
In case you’re in the same boat: here’s our top 5 best gift bets from our last 12 months of new releases. We’ve also added a few related non-book gift options to round out each suggestion–just in case you really like the person (or your Secret Santa lower limit is higher than a list price of $16.95).
For the Mad Men fan, the foodie, or the history buff:
The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook
You’re especially in luck if your giftee is all three. Every …
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If you’re already signed up for certain book mailing lists, you’ll have heard about the exciting new initiative we’re starting. When you sign up for designated mailing lists (they’ll be paired with the above graphic), you’ll not only get the latest news on the book, but we’ll also email you a free PDF of book content. There are thirteen excerpts you can download right now and there’s no limit to what you can sign up for, so go crazy if the mood strikes you! Scroll down in the post to see what we have available; we hope you enjoy.
From our back list, you can get excerpts for the following titles (just click on the book titles, and scroll down until you see …
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Though our parent publisher BenBella has exhibited at Comic-Con before, this will be Smart Pop’s first year with a booth–and we’re jumping in feet (or is that spines?) first. Jennifer, Heather, and I will be in San Diego for four days (plus preview night!) packed with signings and giveaways for our 2011 titles. You’ll find us at B-4, in the back right corner of the exhibit hall.
You can download our official Comic-Con press release here but we wanted to take some time here to give you guys a sneak peek–not just of the high-profile highlights, but also the various extras that didn’t make the press release . . . plus the opportunities we’ll be making available for those of you following the con …
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