#53 Fireside Chat: Thanks, Gary Monday 09 April, 2012

“Thanks, Gary”

If you missed Episode 53 LIVE last night, you can listen to it recorded here or simply use the embedded player below! Enjoy! We love our listeners!

Episode 53 of Hunger Games Fireside Chat will air live this Monday, April 9, at 10pm ET/7pm PT! This week, our panel of experts will include some of our fabulous friends from Down with the Capitol, Rebekah from Victor’s Village, Tiffany from Welcome to District 12, Ariel of Nerdy, Wordy, and Almost Thirty, Natalie of Crushable, Sara from the Hunger Games Examiner, and Crystal from Mockingjay.net and FictionalFood.net!

– We’ll begin the show with a roundup of the latest movie-related news, including: our discovery of Trexler Hoverhound’s identity, a box office update, a Saturday Night Live recap, the Katniss Barbie, and our thoughts on the muttation concept art released by Ian Joyner of Joyner Designs.

– Next, we’ll discuss director Gary Ross and the impact his potential departure could have on the franchise. If you haven’t checked out the Gary Ross is Boss movement yet, do so now at www.garyrossisboss.com! (Update: Click here for the latest on the situation from the Hunger Games Examiner. Sounds like negotiations are back on!)

– After introducing Real vs. Not Real, a funny and fascinating new segment that pits actors against the characters they play, we’ll conclude with more listener-submitted Crackpot Theories!

You can chat with other listeners throughout the live show by using our hashtag #HGFiresideChat on Twitter! We recommend TweetChat to easily follow along with the conversation.

And click here for an index of all of our archived episodes.

Follow this week’s participants on Twitter:
Adam Spunberg (Host): @AdamSpunberg
Savanna New (Co-Host/Producer): @MlleNouveau
Down with the Capitol: @HungerGamesDWTC
Rebekah: @Rebekahdg / @VictorsVillage
Tiffany: @twiffidy / @WtoD12
Ariel: @Madam_Pince
Natalie: @nataliezutter / @crushabledotcom
Sara: @HungerGamesExam
Crystal: @mockingjaynet / @FictionalFood


  • It’s alright Adam, I’m an Animagus. Except my form is a snake so it’ll be harder… still I have dark skin so if I keep to the shadows I’ll sneak into that “negotiation” ^_^

  • Tess mellark says:

    Hi, im 13 and found the books absolutely fantastic ! Ive read them 5 times so far and when i watched the movie the first time i was dissapointed because of the 7 seconds of gore cut from the movie. I thought so what? Might as well make is PG something eles because it would have made it better! I watched it a second time and loved it more than anything! I just wanted to put it out there that the gore would have made it better! And i understant that they want it to be more resonable for younger childern, but The Hunger Games: where childern kill other childern! Its not for little kids! So having it apeall to little kids kinda defeats the purpose! Just saying

  • Kate says:

    I read somewhere that “Ender’s Game” apparently pushed it’s release date to November 2013. Isn’t that when “Catching Fire” is out too? I have no idea what the movie is about… but I’ve heard it mentioned in the realm of The Hunger Games. Should we be worried?

  • Emma Hutcherson says:

    Even barbies have to be entered into the reaping
    He he

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