#80 Fireside Chat: Fire's Catching in Hot-lanta Sunday 14 October, 2012

“Fire’s Catching in Hot-lanta”

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Episode 80 of Hunger Games Fireside Chat will air live this Monday, October 15, at 10pm ET/7pm PT! This week, our panel of experts will include some of our fabulous friends from Down with the Capitol, Crystal from Mockingjay.net and FictionalFood.net, Tiffany from Victor’s Village, Ariel of Nerdy, Wordy, and Almost Thirty, and first-timer Bailey from Hunger Games Network!

– We’ll spend most of the show chatting about all the new Catching Fire set photos that popped up online over the last week (as well as some older ones that we forgot to discuss on Episode 79). The photos aren’t too revealing, but if you don’t want to be spoiled at ALL, then listen with caution! Links to all the photos can be found below. Definitely leave us a comment if you have any thoughts/observations to share about the pictures!

President Snow announcing the Third Quarter Quell (these are a bit old)
“First look” at District 12
Victory Tour stage / Josh and Jennifer rehearsing together on the stage
Capitol vehicles
New Peacekeeper uniforms and Jennifer Lawrence on set
District 6 reaping

– We’ll also update you on what’s been going on with Victory Tour 2013 (there have been a couple of changes)!

– To conclude, we’ll go grab baggin’! Our topic cornucopia is absolutely overflowing with discussion ideas, Crackpot Theories, “what if” scenarios, and more. You’re always welcome to send us grab bag topics by email, or you can just leave a comment on this post.

Update: We pulled a topic from McKenna K. out of the grab bag! She asked: “Who’s stronger: Cato, Thresh, or Peeta?”

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.

(If you missed last week’s episode, click here to listen!)

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

Follow this week’s participants on Twitter:
Adam (Host): @AdamSpunberg
Savanna (Co-Host/Producer): @MlleNouveau
Down with the Capitol: @HungerGamesDWTC
Crystal: @pikko / @mockingjaynet / @FictionalFood
Tiffany: @twiffidy / @VictorsVillage
Ariel: @Madam_Pince
Bailey: @RosieHathaway

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  • Jess says:

    About the Peacekeeper uniform change, I think they would look better if they had a bit of black detail on the cuffs or pants. The full white look makes the difference from the THG design a bit jarring.

  • Isaac says:

    I agree with Jess, they should have put some black design to the outfit, butIt doesnt really matter, it not a huge deal because the movie is not about the peacekeeper’s unform, Its about Katniss. 🙂

  • Isabel says:

    I don’t know if you would rather not talk about it, to show respect to lionsgate since I believe it was leaked in someway (there was an audition video on youtube or vimeo or something) but there was recentley a whole big thing about Isaac King who is rumored to be playing Peeta’s younger brother. But I was curious to see what you thought of the prospect of them portraying Peeta having a younger brother at all, since Katniss believes he has two older ones. Thanks for reading 🙂

    • Savanna says:

      We talked briefly about him last Monday night. We aren’t sure where the “younger brother” thing came from! The original audition video was just labeled “Peeta’s family” and the people who first revealed the info on Twitter just said “Peeta’s brother.” Some website must have mistakenly added the “younger” on because they forgot that Peeta’s brothers were actually older! 🙂

  • Addy says:

    Ok so i might be the only one to notice this but in this picture:


    with jennifer and josh on set there is some light this next to jennifers head that looks like the light thing that you use to take pictures. i might be wrong but i think maybe they were doing a photo shoot for the magazines and publicity stuff. In another picture of the same day it shows a thing next to jennifers head that says paskal lighting


    and they take photos for proffesional projects so maybe they are doing a photo shoot. maybe it will be in the magazines like “sneek peek of new hunger games movie catching fire!” or something like that maybe just a little look at the costumes. while i maybe wrong since paskal lighting also do lighting for films why would jen and josh be wearing diffrent outfits? josh is wearing the training outfit or arena outfit and jen wearing something totaly diffrent so how could that be a scene? i mean maybe she was doing a photo for a picture relating to the victory tour and he was doing a photo for the training or arena outfit. again i might be wrong but you can always hope right?

  • Satsuma says:

    Three things:

    1. Please don’t forget to wish Josh Hutcherson a happy (belated) birthday!

    2. The D6 reaping shots did disappoint me a bit, because I really didn’t get a “morphling vibe” from any of the actors on set. I’ve always been concerned that this storyline will be cut, though I think it’s important to show the degraded state many of the Victors, not just Haymitch, are in.

    Also, while this scene and the Quarter Quell banners have raised hopes that we’ll see many reaping, I feel compelled to point out that just because a reaping scene (or any scene) is filmed, doesn’t mean it’ll actually be shown in the theaters. Note that Dayo spoke about filming a reaping scene for THG, but obviously, it didn’t make the final cut.

    3. While I know you guys don’t want to discuss the leaked audition videos in any detail, I think one thing they do show is that, unlike what some fans have assumed, the Catching Fire casting website is far from the last word in terms of casting. That page only showed the main characters and the tributes. But it seems other characters are being cast, who aren’t major enough to be given names, but are a little more significant than just extras. I think it also means that some named minor characters like Thread and Darius may still be in the running to make the final cut of the CF film.

  • Grace says:

    Discussion idea/question: Okay, so II know the truth about Madge traveling back in time and secretly becoming Suzanne Collins and then wrote the books and stuff–but lets say she didn’t. In that case, in the world of Hunger Games, did Katniss write it? Its told from her point of view, but its hard to imagine her writing a memoir after all that had happened.

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