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Wednesday 28 November, 2012

#86 Fireside Chat: Highlights

Highlights from Episode 86, including our Catching Fire motion poster celebration and interview with V. Arrow, author of The Panem Companion.

Monday 26 November, 2012

'The Panem Companion' Victory Tour: District 1

We’re proud to represent District 1 on The Panem Companion Victory Tour! Not only do we have an exclusive excerpt from the book to show you, but we’re also giving away a copy!

Sunday 25 November, 2012

Review: 'The Panem Companion'

Our review of The Panem Companion, a new guide to the Hunger Games trilogy by V. Arrow.

Sunday 25 November, 2012

#86 Fireside Chat: Motion Posters and Arrows

We share our thoughts on the Catching Fire motion poster (unveiled last Tuesday) and interview the author of The Panem Companion.

Monday 20 June, 2011

#12 Fireside Chat: T. Bones and Big Fish

We chat about a popular fandom ship — “Gadge” — and weigh in on T. Bone Burnett and Danny Elfman’s rumored involvement with the film’s soundtrack/score.

Monday 23 May, 2011

#8 Fireside Chat: It's Kind of a Dystopian Story - Part 2

The infamous “Cinna Episode,” featuring lots of screaming when Lionsgate announces during the show that Lenny Kravitz will be playing Cinna. We also talk to author Ned Vizzini about his contribution to The Girl Who Was on Fire.

Monday 02 May, 2011

#5 Fireside Chat: When This Bird Sings...

Is Osama bin Laden’s death equivalent to Coin’s desire for more Hunger Games? We attempt to answer that question and also chat with Leah Wilson (editor of The Girl Who Was on Fire) and famed librarian/blogger Betsy Bird.

Monday 25 April, 2011

#4 Fireside Chat: Welcome to Panem

YA author Sarah Darer Littman tells us about her “Politics of Mockingjay” essay, two middle school teachers share their experiences with The Hunger Games, and the Panem October Gamemakers threatens to silence us.

Monday 18 April, 2011

#3 Fireside Chat: Decadence, Before Its Inevitable Decline

Author Adrienne Kress explains why decadence will always face an inevitable decline, and extra hopefuls Deitre, Cathy, and Caitlyn share their open casting call experiences.

Monday 11 April, 2011

#2 Fireside Chat: In Nina We Trust...Maybe

Kat Rosenfield from MTV’s Hollywood Crush, Jennifer Canzoneri of Smart Pop Books, and bestselling author Jerome Preisler share their thoughts on The Hunger Games and the latest movie news.