Get Ready for the Victory Tour 2013

If you haven't heard about the Victory Tour 2013 event planned for next summer, you are in for a treat! Leaders Gamemakers in The Hunger Games fandom have organized an event to unite the fans from around the world for a few days of entertainment, conversation, and just plain fun.

According to the official Victory Tour 2013 website, Victory Tour 2013 will be held in an undisclosed location in North Carolina, revealed only to Tributes who are the most passionate about the Hunger Games and what it stands for. It is an arena devised to encourage education and healthy discussion. You will meet the gamemakers and the fansites dedicated to keeping us out from under Capitol supremacy. You will laugh in the face of tyranny at the Hunger Games Musical, conquer your fears during The Tribute Games, and declare your stylistic freedom during the district fashion extravaganza.
The Gamemakers are looking for donations to help bring some big-name stars to the event, as well. If you'd like to donate (and receive some great perks in return), visit the Victory Tour 2013 donation page.

Share the news about the Victory Tour 2013 with your students to generate even more excitement for the novel.  

In other exciting news, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" began filming this week in Atlanta. Lions Gate® Movies also launched a new sweepstakes for fans to win a trip to visit the set & filming of the movie, which will be filmed in Hawaii, as well. You can check out all the details on their Facebook fanpage:  www.catchingfiresweeps.com

The contest asks entrants to submit a video with their question for the cast of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." You could make this a "classroom connection" and have your students do it for an enrichment exercise. Or compile a list of questions as a class. (Official entrants must be 13 years or older.) The contest deadline is Oct. 12.
You could have your students create videos with their questions as an enrichment exercise.
May the odds be ever in your favor!

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