#TickTock11: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire US Premiere News and Your Chance to Win Tickets!

THE #TICKTOCK11 CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

 

And you thought it was just another Thursday!

Welcome to #TICKTOCK11!

TT11_V4The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s #TickTock Countdown is getting fans prepared for the film’s release on November 22!

First, let’s recap: #TickTock12 brought some very important news for fans who want to make it to those midnight premieres. The on-sale ticket date for the movie is October 1! You can sign up for a reminder email from Fandango by clicking here. We also got to hear Coldplay’s Atlas, the first song released off The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, accompanied by a chance to win the original lyrics sheet, and saw TONS of new character stills!

Now, with #TickTock11, we are very pleased to announce the date of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere in Los Angeles, CA will be…

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18!

Thanks to Lionsgate, we also have the extreme pleasure of offering you a chance to be part of it. Victor’s Village is thrilled to announce that we are one of 75 sites offering up a #TickTock11 contest in honor of the 75th Hunger Games. One lucky fan here at Victor’s Village will win A PAIR OF TICKETS FOR THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE PREMIERE!

To enter, just leave us a comment answering this question:

“What does The Hunger Games mean to you?”

Quick Version of the Rules:

  • This contest is open to international fans, but…
  • The winner will ONLY receive the tickets, which must be picked up at the event location. No other expenses, travel costs, or accommodation costs will be paid.
  • One comment per person. Double entries will be disqualified. We’re keeping track.
  • The winner will be announced on September 30.

Please click READ MORE and check out the full official rules below the cut.

As previously mentioned, you can enter for a chance to win premiere tickets 74 more times from other fansites and media outlets. Go here to see the full list of contests! You can also check it out on Facebook.

Best of luck, tributes!

Remember, you can find ALL the #TickTock moments on The Hunger Games Explorer.

Official Rules:

1. PROMOTION PERIOD. Contest begins September 12 at 10am PST and ends September 25 at 11:59pm PST, after which time all entries will be discarded.

2. PRIZE & ACCOMMODATIONS. The prize consists of TWO (2) tickets to the Los Angeles premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on November 18, to be picked up at will call at the premiere venue on the day of the event. Victor’s Village will NOT provide airfare, hotel accommodations, spending reimbursement, or any other type of compensation to contest winners. All entrants agree to make their own accommodations surrounding the premiere accordingly.

3. ELIGIBILITY. This contest is open internationally, providing that any winners agree to act in accordance with the PRIZE & ACCOMMODATIONS clause.

4. HOW TO ENTER. Go to the comments section of this post and answer the following question: “What does The Hunger Games mean to you?”

Each entrant may only provide ONE (1) entry. Each comment must contain a legitimate email address. Any parties attempting multiple entries will be disqualified from the contest.

5. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. Each entry will be assigned a number. A winner will be drawn by number via the website www.Random.org. Odds of winning vary depending on the number of entrants. The winner will be announced on Victor’s Village and its social networks on Monday, September 30 at 10am PST and simultaneously contacted via email. Winner must respond to said email within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.

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161 comments

  1. To me, the Hunger Games means a lot because it touches on social and political issues and it does so by introducing us to incredibly emotional, well-rounded characters.

  2. Hunger Games Means The World To Me! It Is One Of My Favorite Book Series And I Love How It Touches On Serious Subjects Like Poverty And Hunger (pun not intended)

  3. The Hunger Games means bravery. It gives everyone a reason to fight for what is right even if that goes against the norm. It’s a story of coming to find out who you are as a person- and I admire that because it’s helped me figure out who I as a person as well.

  4. To me, the Hunger Games is about family, survival, and alliances. At first, Katniss enters the arena to protect her sister (for family). Living in Panem she has learned the skills to become a survivor, skills she needs in the games. Later on, she has to rely on alliances both with other people, and governments because of the powerful figure she has become.

  5. The Hunger Games means a lot to me because it’s a great way for me to connect with my wife, as it’s one of the few books series she has read.

  6. The Hunger Games means a good deal to me. It represents one of the best reading experiences I’ve had, and the creation of a world that seems eerily real.

  7. One of the greatest teachings of hunger games is well-explained on the phrase “every revolution begins with a spark”. From katniss example we can learn that anyone with good intentions can actually make the difference and achive great things as long they are honest and pure.
    From Johanna we can learn how to defent our integrity and morals even if it comes at a high price. finnick teaches us that sometimes we have to make great sacrifices for those that we love. Peeta is an example of how even though we feel that the world is against us ,we still can keep true to ourselves. Haymitch, who lost all, didn’t give up on hope. Prim, sweet Prim, was the little ray of sunshine that everyone close to her needed to feel to keep going. Gale, hated by many, was an example of convinction and strenght. Effie, oblivious to the real world around her, was willing to go against her ideals just to defend her friends. Poor Annie stayed strong for the sake of her son and the memory of her husband.
    Every character is a teaching. Not being able to relate to one of them is something i consider impossible to do.

  8. The Hunger Games means everything to me. It fuels me with motivation and inspires me to be a better person. It makes me think about social problems and conditions of the poor.

  9. The Hunger Games gave me encouragement to start things on my own. It taught me to fight for what I believe in that girls can be just as influential as guys.

  10. Hope is one of the topics I’m very passionate about. I think hopelessness is one of the saddest emotions to deal with. There is so much is life to be thankful for and be happy about. “Hope. It’s the only thing stronger than fear.” There are many times in my life when all I have to hold on to is the hope that tomorrow will be better. Katniss is a wonderful role model, even though she’s not perfect. I’m so proud to be a fan of this series! 😀

  11. The Hunger Games mean you continue to strive for the best, to better yourself and your community no matter the circumstances. Dealing with the hand we are dealt.

  12. To me, The Hunger Games mean standing up for what is right, and still retaining some level of humanity despite being in horrendous circumstances. It also means putting an end to war, because there are various repercussions that come with it.

  13. I love the Hunger Games because of the strength of the characters and the moral messages the series sends. I think Suzanne Collins really captured how war can be devastating on all sides, and how the effects can linger on even when the battle has ended. PTSD is such a huge problem among our veterans. It was amazing that it was showcased in a YA book.

  14. The Hunger Games has changed not only my life by the lives of my students. So many young boys (who are usually not that interested in reading) have picked up and read the entire trilogy from cover to cover. I love it when my students get excited about reading! Often times I’ll overhear my students discussing the differences between the book and the movie, and then they can’t decide which they like more. I’m so glad that the movies stick pretty true to the book. It makes it all the more enjoyable! Thanks for this great opportunity to see the premier in LA!

  15. The Hunger Games means to me a story of Katniss Everdeen, my hero. Katniss is radiating with qualities I model my own after. She is so strong, courageous, and true to herself in a way I wish I was. For awhile I struggled with depression and Katniss and The Hunger Games was one of the only things I could cling to. I looked to it for guidance and inspiration. To me, the Hunger Games means so much more than anyone could understand. Without it I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Thanks for your consideration 🙂

  16. The hunger games means very important things to me, like a way to connect with my friends, a way to inspire me and make me feel good, and a warning for us as a society.

  17. The Hunger Games to me is a story of triumph, overcoming, and bringing people together against corrupt governments. It’s an inspiration to all, and I hope that in the future we might stand up against what is wrong.

  18. To me the Hunger Games was just reallg about growing up. It was truly the first book I picked up that had action, romance and truth to it, unlike children series I’d read. So of course it holds the dearest place in my heart for the first actual YA book series I read that wasn’t just fantasy. It dealt with so much more than that.

  19. The Hunger Games captured my attention because of the parallels to today’s society. I love the message – how one very brave person can accomplish so much if they’re willing to take a risk. It’s an amazing thing to teach young adults, and a captivating way to get the message across.

  20. The Hunger Games to me means to be fearless. You see this in all of the main characters as we all know that they have a fear of something, namely the Capitol and President Snow. But as the story line progresses we see that despite having that fear of retaliation, they take a chance and have a “what the hell?” and they go for it and do what they feel is right.

  21. The Hunger Games has taught me to persevere in the darkest of times, especially when it seems that there is no hope left in sight.

  22. To me, The Hunger Games is a new idea for the future, and the exact example of what not do when the time comes when it feels like we have to make a Hunger Games. It’s teenage rebellion and loyalty, and angst along with love. It’s perfect for our age group- teenagers- and a really well written book and well made movie

  23. The Hunger Games to me is about fighting for what you believe in, who you are and the people you love most in the world. Love conquers all. It’s about never giving up even when all odds are against you and about finding that inner strength you never knew you had. Never giving up hope and to have humanity. Sometimes rules are meant to be broken if you want change. The Hunger Games to me also means that society does not define your happiness, your life, your anything. At least it shouldn’t. You should speak for yourself. Don’t be anyone’s puppet. Just like how Katniss hated being controlled by the rebels. This series means so much to me and i wish everyone luck on winning the tickets. May the odds be ever in your favor!

  24. The Hunger Games talks about humanity and the meaning of it and survival, which are two things that YA novels don’t talk about much, so it’s very unique.

  25. Hunger Games represents that we sometimes don’t have a choice when it comes to having fear and we have to be as brave and strong and fight through it for the ones we love.

  26. To me the Hunger Games is a thrilling story that portrays the harsh nature of people, through the Game makers that want a good show or the tributes that want the glory. It represents how a government can have a stronghold on society and that ultimately the citizens become powerless, until someone can takes a bold stand against the atrocities of the government.

  27. The hunger games to me stands for coming together, and overcoming something that seems invincible. The districts represent us as people, it shows that if we all come together, through the thick and thin. We will always be stronger.

  28. The Hunger Games to me means my life. Before I discovered them, I wasn’t very happy. After I read the Trilogy and saw the first movie i was soo happy. It is what i think about the most. The trilogy is inspiring and it has soo much depth to the story and the characters. They all evolve like normal people and they all go through normal feeling and emotions that people of today go through. It shows us also the horrors of the world and that good can and will win. People can easily relate to the characters and they get drawn into the story and once you get going you cant stop. These books are the perfect example of good literature.

  29. HOLY SUGAR CUBES, THAT’S A HARD QUESTION…but only because it mean so much! To me, The Hunger Games emblems defiance, courage, humility, and motivation. Last year, I included the Hunger Games series in my auto-biography BECAUSE IT MEANT SO FINNICKING MUCH TO ME!! Katniss, personally, is so influential in not only the book, but in my life. She’s shown to be fierce and humble, and she means a lot to me because of how relatable she is. I finnicking love the series, and it means A LOT to me because not only, is it compelling, but also allows connections. It’s much more than a “dystopian, fictional” story. It’s a metaphor.

  30. the hunger games means that I am not alone. people like the same thing which helps to socialise with people i wouldn’t otherwise talk to. it means that i can eat sugar cubes without getting looked at weirdly and that i can react to words like reap, rebel, arena, tribute, district, bow and arrow, mockingbird and white roses without offering anybody with my weirdness

  31. The Hunger Games … To me, that’s where our society is heading. With all the reality TV shows we can see everyday, which are more and more stupids. We will have our Hunger Games one day. Maybe our generations won’t live long enough to see it, but that’s were human kind is going. After all, we are all watchers of atrocities that are happening in the world already. And come on, be honest a second. When you pass across a car accident, or someone bleeding out in the street. You just stop and you watch. That’s morbid curiosity and we all have it. Hunger Games is of course a lot of other things. Courage. Friendships. Sacrifice. Honour. Freedom. But to me, it’s mostly a prediction to a not so far future. And we won’t even need war and destruction to end up there. That’s the worse part of it. We will have our Hunger Games just because we love it.

  32. The Hunger Games have been an inspiration to me as a singer songwriter and provided some of the best material I’ve written. Fantastic series! Awesome awesome awesome!!!!

  33. “The Hunger Games” is an excellent example of what could happen to our society if we continue on the path we’re on now. It emphasizes the importance of standing up for what’s right, not to mention that Katniss is just plain awesome.

  34. The Hunger Games has made me a book reader . I didn’t like reading found it boring. Then I bought a book after seeing the movie and all that changed. I was hooked. It is such an entertaining trilogy. I’ve read them several times. Listened to them on Audible about 15 times each. I’m in love with it all.
    #TickTock11

  35. The Hunger Games means a lot. It means I need to stand up for what I believe in. Take courage. That I can get through the hard times, even when it seems there is no light at the end.

  36. to me the Hunger games is about a chance to stand up for what you believe in, even if you don’t fully understand the weight of those actions. Just do what is right.

  37. The Hunger Games means to me that there is never black and white situations. It means how important we must to respect life. It means that food, a roof where to live, clothes to wear need to be valued but also means to be less consumerist and oblivious of others needs. It means how sometimes we are just pieces on a chase game from others and how are we ruled by invisible forces that materializes us. It means to love and sacrifice for the people that you love AND FINALLY THE HUNGER GAMES MEANS THAT HOPE IS NEVER LOST

  38. The Hunger Games means so much to me. It’s not even just the books. While the books made an impact on me, it goes down to the cast of the movies. The entire franchise, the books, the films, the cast, everything about it brings me to a happy state. Except when I think too hard about the books where I cry a lot but that is another reason why it is so amazing, it has such warning and meaning to human life right now and no other story has ever made me as emotional as The Hunger Games has. I have met amazing people in the fandom and have had amazing opportunities from the franchise. It means more than I could even explain.

  39. The Hunger Games means to me that even though we come from different worlds, we all have something in common that we really don’t notice. so what i think Suzanne tried to do was gives a look inside what we have in each other and notice that we aren’t different. Also its about HOPE and STANDING UP IN WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN.

  40. To me The Hunger Games mean’s second chances, a new beginning and hope. Before I found the trilogy I was really struggling with life. Nothing made sense, I was so unhappy and angry and sad all of the time. Come to find out I had a rare form of depression. It only got worse after that, I felt like I was a freak and i became even more sad and angry to the point where life had little meaning to me. Finally while sitting in study hall almost 3 and a half years ago I picked up the first book and my life changed from there. Every aspect of my life has changed since reading those books. It gave me hope and strength and reason to keep living no matter how hard life gets. I will find myself in various situations and I will tell myself to be Katniss, be strong because you know, know small task is to much to handle. To see Katniss and Peeta and the rest of the victors come out of the experiences so scarred both emotionally and physically showed to me that hope is not lost. I will forever be so grateful to suzanne collins and the entire film organizaion for creating the world that save my life.

  41. The Hunger Games means the strength of humanity to me. Through its story, it shows the power of standing up for what you believe in.

  42. The Hunger Games means a lot to me because I have seen my 7th grade students love reading it for years now. Everything in it is so complicated, and Katniss is a completely real character — she’s far from perfect. I like the ending of the series because it’s not sugarcoated; it’s realistic.

  43. I really do love the books SO much! I have been a fan since day ONE! It’s my favorite series I have ever read because it focuses on a STRONG WOMAN! SO rare these days. Katniss is so badass but at the same time so loving and caring of those around her. I would love to be one of the first to see this next installment live on the big screen before anyone else. The vibe in that room will be amazing!

  44. The Hunger Games series means the world to me – I’m talking the difference between life and death. Literally.

    The Hunger Games series came to me during a very traumatic period of my life. If it weren’t for the inspiration Katniss gave me as the badass female protagonist and fearless face and fighter of a revolution, I’m not sure I would have survived the circumstance. She’s my hero.

    And aside from that, The Hunger Games just happens to be one of my favorite series of all time. And that’s saying something, as I’ve been an avid reader my entire life.

    I’m an actress in Los Angeles, and one of my favorite hobbies is to read books and compare them to the films. I’m usually disappointed by the film versions, but “The Hunger Games” is the BEST film adaptation of a book I’ve ever seen. I was SO pleased, and I’ve been excited for the next movie ever since. “Catching Fire” was my favorite book in the series, and since I’m not acting in the film, the next best thing would be to attend the premiere. It would be an honor, and I would be so grateful.

  45. To me, The Hunger Games is more than just 3 books and 4 movies. It’s a beautiful tale of love and hate, courage and fear, and so much more. It’s an inspiring that shows that love can be found even in the darkest of times.

  46. The Hunger Games means a lot to me because it really changed my interests. Since reading the books I have become a lover of all books and has got me into so many different fandoms.

  47. What does The Hunger Games mean to me…
    There were just way too many things about Katniss that I identified with, that really hit home for me personally, that I couldn’t help but feel a strong attachment to this series. Throughout the entire series I felt like I truly understood Katniss, that her feelings and thoughts mirrored what my own would be in the same situations. And let’s face it, Katniss is dark, she has a lot of flaws, she makes a lot of mistakes. But her motives always rang true to me, the reasoning why always felt authentic and it made sense. She was one of the most human characters I have ever encountered in series and to identify with her so strongly actually helped me to accept some of my own flaws. There was never really any question in my mind as to who Katniss would end up with: it was always Peeta. After everything she had been through, she needed him to help her put the pieces back together again, to make sense of all the pain and chaos that she had seen and experienced. At the end of the series, when basically everyone who Katniss had ties to in District 12 is either dead or leaves for another District, she and Peeta are pretty much the only exception. The fact that the two of them go back to the ruins of District 12 to rebuild, the fact that she is able to do this because of her bond with Peeta, that’s why I love the series so intensely. It gives me hope.

    “What I need to survive is not Gale’s fire kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again and only Peeta can give me that.” -Mockingjay

  48. “What does The Hunger Games mean to you?” ; What doesn’t it mean to me? The Hunger Games, with its story and beautiful characters has made me grow as a person and it has taught me to be myself and stand by what I believe in. Katniss went into the Games and didn’t let that or the Capitol change her, she was always herself and believed, it teaches us a lot.

  49. What the Hunger Games means to me is that there is hope for anyone. No matter what your situation, if you are determined you can do anything. If you don’t agree with something, raise your voice. It is most likely that there are others who have the same opinion and will lead to a rising of support and courage that will spread to others who have the same opinion. It only takes one person to make a spark to start a fire.

  50. The Hunger Games means a lot to me because it’s a captivating book that shows the strength of the character, and doesn’t focus on the lovey dovey substances that other books tend to over do. I like how there’s a strong heroine and she has a strong moral value, despite the cruel things she must do.

  51. Hunger Games to me means perseverance. Despite the odds stacked against Katniss, she tackled them head on without giving up, or feeling sorry for herself, and fought to the very end.

  52. The hunger games has changed my life. The books have a special meaning behind them and it is, if you want something so badly, fight for it. That has inspired me to keep going when i’m feeling bad or unmotivated. The way Katniss fought for what she wanted, the way she never stopped or gave up, gave me hope. It makes me think, “maybe I can do that.” Also an important factor is that she is a girl and its “not normal” for girls to be the protagonist of the story. They usually aren’t the ones who are fighting. Katniss brought hope and inspiration to the world and gave girls something to hold on to. That is what The Hunger Games means to me.
    Also, after watching The Hunger Games, I fell in love with Jennifer Lawrence. I watched all of her interviews and read all of the articles about her and it happened instantly. She became my role model. She has inspired me to want to become an actress and be a better person. I am currently in acing classes and have made so many new friends just because of her. I didn’t have many friends before so I have to give her a big ‘thank you’ for making me break out of my comfort zone. With this opportunity to go to the premier and see the stars, I might even be able to thank her in person!! I would DIE of happiness. No words can describe how badly I want this.
    Thank you for reading this! 🙂

  53. The Hunger Games means a lot to me, because it gave me hope. “How did it give me hope,” you might be asking? Because when I struggle through things in life (e.g. dating problems, being hurt by friends, family medical issues, ect.), I realized that it could be so much worse. I could be living like Katniss, being controlled by a government that is powerful and that beats me and starves me and breaks me into pieces. For those of who are thinking, “The Hunger Games is a fiction book/movie. It’s not real,” you’re blinding yourselves from reality, because I’m witnessing it everywhere. Egypt and Syria’s governments are controlling their citizens and beating them; and children in Africa are being kidnapped (much like being “reaped” inside the Hunger Games) and are forced to become soldiers, sent to go kill people. I am blessed to have a “ro-model” like Katniss. She shows me to stand up for what I believe in and never just stand and watch something that I know is wrong. Fight for what I believe in. And because of that, I have hope.

  54. The Hunger Games means a lot to me for many different reasons. First, I think it’s an inspiring story, to see Katniss risk her life in order to protect her younger sister. It’s such a heroic thing to do and I totally understand where she is coming from because I have a little brother. I would do the same exact thing. I also think the story makes you reevaluate your own life. We take so many things for granted and to see someone like Katniss, who comes from nothing, be such a passionate person is wonderful. It makes you realize that you could have it so much worse, so we should all be grateful to live the lives we do. I love her disregard for other peoples opinions, she does what she wants and doesn’t let the opinions of others sway her. She is definitely someone to look up to and for so many reasons. I think in some opinions she played Peeta, but her goal going into the games was not to fall in love, but to save her sister. She not only succeeded but also manipulated the games in her favor. Although their Capital’s reaction is not good, she was still able to do it and she’ll always be remembered for that.

  55. The Hunger Games series means many things to me. First it means that you must have inner strength to over come challenges even if the outcome seems impossible. It means loving unconditionally and protecting those who mean the most to you no matter what. I means never trust people in power and always question things. There a million reasons why I love the hunger games!!

  56. “What does The Hunger Games mean to you?”
    The Hunger Games had become such a big part of life. I’ve read the books over eight times and saw the movie countless times. If you’d ask my family what I love most they will definitely say “The Hunger Games!. I just can’t stop talking about it for the last couple of years…
    The Hunger Games means everything to me.

  57. The Hunger Games has had a huge impact on my life. I started reading the books 5 years ago when they come out and have fell in love her since. Something that makes The Hunger Games book so much better than other books, is that it is a dystopian series. There are many books these days that have the classical “happy ending”. In reality, life won’t always have a happy ending. The Hunger Games gives the readers a taste of reality. The Hunger Games has taught me to fight for what i love and don’t let obstacles get in the way.

  58. The Hunger Games means a book series that is incredibly enjoyable to read, a movie that was super good, and a way to make yourself feel better after a long day. The Hunger Games really broke me into the world of dystopian, where before I was reading all fantasy and sci-fi. The Hunger Games is also a book series that means a lot to me because its the only book series that my dad has started and finished that we can both talk about with each other and that’s pretty cool.

  59. The Hunger Games series means a lot to me because its the first series I’ve ever really fell in love with. I’ve never been into any huge franchises until the Hunger Games came along. It also means a lot to me because I feel like it is getting a message across that is so crucial in this day and age. Suzanne Collins created a story where people watch other kids misery on a television series. Although not as gruesome, we watch reality TV daily and the Hunger Games series shows what could potentially happen to a nation so involved and mesmerized by reality TV.

  60. For me The hunger games means a lot of things when I was reading the books I learnt alot I thing Suzanne want to teach how bad wars will be because at the end doesn´t mind if the rebels win or not the important thing it´s that there is a lot of inocents dying and suffering
    I thing I am a real tribute and I deserve this tickets

  61. The Hunger Games means everything to me, This book series changed my life and made me realize what’s really important in life. It taught me how to stay hopeful and to stand up for what I believe in always.

  62. The Hunger Games means a lot to me for different reasons. First, it is an inspiring story with memorable characters and an amazing storyline. Ever since I read The Hunger Games, I have loved to read! The books have really helped me discover a part of myself that I never could’ve done on my own. Second, The Hunger Games has taught me to always fight for what I believe in and never give up. I have learned to be generous, caring, and never take anything I have for granted. This series has changed me in so many ways, and for that reason, the books have really become very special to me. The Hunger Games was the very first book that I could connect to and it has tremendously shaped who I am today.

  63. The Hunger Games means so much to me! It made me love reading again and made me fall in love with a bunch of fictional characters. I also like it because of Katniss. She is such a strong character and there is nothing that she wouldn’t do for her family. I can relate a little because I have a twin sister that I love and that I would die for. If I was lucky enough to have my dream come true and get picked to go it would honestly be the best day of my entire life! I would bring my twin to meet everyone and enjoy the movie with! Thank you for your consideration and may the odds be ever in my favor!

  64. To me The Hunger Games means a large part of my life. I love the movies, characters, books, actors and actresses, soundtrack, pictures, costumes, make-up, and every other aspect of anything that has to do with the series! It means essentially my life because I always find some way to weasel it into my school, social, and home life.

  65. The Hunger Games has been such a huge part of my life. I know this sounds cliched and cheesy but the characters (Katniss especially) have inspired me to be so much braver and more kind and compassionate in life. More than that, the trilogy got me out of my non-reading rut and let me fall in love with books again. I am a Hunger Games superfan (but not in an absolutely crazy way haha).

  66. The Hunger Games series changed the way I thought about our government and our nation, and also how I would react in that sort of situation. The strong female characters also helped me through a period of depression (odd, I know), so I am very grateful and attached to this series.

  67. The Hunger Games means a lot to me! I’ve been a fan of the books ever since I first read them in middle school. I love the movies and the cast and have ever dresses up as Katniss for Halloween! It’s my favorite book series, and always will be. Katniss taught me to stay strong and stand up for what I believe in.

  68. The Hunger Games to me means the book that led me down an awesome path in terms of my reading and friendships. It made me want to read even more than I already did, especially dystopian books. It was through the Hunger Games I found out about other amazing dystopian books such as Legend, Divergent, and the Darkest Minds. I even made a few friends because I saw them reading the book and it just went uphill from there.

  69. To me, The Hunger Games means hope. All the incredible statements the books have on hope are what give me hope in my life. The hope that Katniss and Peeta still have at the end of Mockingjay is inspiring and it’s the first thing I think of when I think of the trilogy!

  70. The Hunger Games isn’t just a book series and a fandom to me. It touches on so many political and social issues that it serves as a reminder to me of how society could be if I don’t do something about it. It reminds me that anyone, even a young girl from District 12, can make an impact in society.

  71. “What does The Hunger Games mean to you?”

    wait for the right time, think about each obstacle differently then it should be solved in over to advance

  72. As cheesy as it sounds,The Hunger Games means everything to me. Katniss’ character inspires me to be brave and to be a strong independent woman. It also makes me think political thoughts about the way our world runs and the way all the districts run. The Hunger Games kind of makes me think of how the future could be. It’s crazy to think that anything can happen. Even when the gamemakers swtich things up and try to destroy Katniss. She’s unstoppable and i love her. Not only her but i love all other characters as well. This movie in general is amazing and i think LionsGate Film did an amazing job!

  73. Hunger Games means never to give up in the face of oppression and tyranny. It’s the most American of values set in the most un American of Americas. Katniss is a revolutionary starting off as a reluctant and turning into a figurehead of the rebellion. This to me means that everyone has a fighting spirit within them.

  74. The Hunger Games is a really ironic way, gives me hope. It touches on politics in a way that people can understand. It also motivated me to touch up on my survival skills and get active again. The Hunger Games also made me think in an entirely different way. It has taught me to stand up for myself and my beliefs and when to wait before I strike. I take something from each of the various characters and somehow try to shape myself into a better person from those things.

  75. The Hunger Games means standing up for what you believe in and doing anything for the ones you love. It also means being strong when times are tough and never giving up.

  76. The Hunger Games means challenging the order and fighting for what is right instead of putting on an act for the sake of the show.

  77. Whenever I’m feeling depressed, I read The Hunger Games. It provides a world in which I can escape too, and get away from the real world for a little bit. I love how the books are about a serious matter, but a little bit of humor sneaks its way in 🙂 Suzanne Collins does a brilliant job of describing a world teared apart.

  78. Wow! well This series is so special and accurate to the world we live in. Every single character in this trilogy has taught us something Valuable. This trilogy shows every kind of love and protection humans can give. And how hungry people are to fight for justice. These books are special because they are realistic. Fiction yes but the realism of the books give me a sense of healing. Its close to our lives and the way of how horrible and hard it is to live in this world, but it also gives me hope. Hope that we can keep going no matter what has happened.

  79. It means the world to me! I’ve spent 2 years and counting obsessing over it! I’ve always wanted to go to a premier! I hope I win. 🙂

  80. The Hunger Games is one of the best stories I’ve ever experienced. I’ve been a fan for years and have the mockingjay tattooed on my left arm. Katniss and co. have taught me bravery, selflessness, perseverance, and justice. My life is a lot better thanks to Suzanne Collins, Jennifer Lawrence, and everyone else involved with the books and games.

  81. The Hunger Games means I have an inspiring true beautiful person to look up to in everything I do everyday and every action I make .Of course referring to Our Amazing heroine Katniss Everdeen,She is the Mockingjay and more than just the girl on fire.She was the symbol of the Rebellion and a vision of hope for her people in a world where some had a reason to see none.She is always selfless and acts not for herself but for her friends,family or for her people,no one is as strong as a girl who steps up and provides for her family or anyone else no matter what the situation may be.Whether she is putting food on the table for people who are starving or she is protecting Peeta’s life knowing that in the process she may have to sacrifice her own.She doesn’t even think about herself or what she might have to deal with,she is just concerned about everyone else and protecting them because she is a true heroine,and the honestly the best role model all of us can ever look up to.We can’t even imagine the pain she has gone through in her rough years on earth but no matter what she keeps fighting whether its in her 1st games or trying to save her sisters life right before she watches her last seconds on earth vanish from thin air.She led the rebellion,not because she was beautiful on the outside but everyone from a poor family in district 12 to a fisher in district 4 could look up to her and be moved by the beauty of her actions on the inside in everything she does,like Honoring Rue who was just a simple innocent girl who didn’t deserve to die just because her society views children’s deaths as a form of entertainment or going into the hospital during the rebellion and giving the dying people a form of hope just from hearing her powerful name and everything that it means to all of panem. There was a reason president snow didn’t like katniss and I believe he knew the impact she had on everyone and that it would cause the end of his games&his life later on because Katniss Everdeen doesn’t just sit and watch people die year after year during the Hunger Games,she Volunteered for her sister and changed her life and Panem forever by starting a spark of hope that lead to a fire inside her people so it could make it possible for her to be the Mockingjay and do what she did not matter the consequences of her actions because Katniss is a true heroine in every sense of the word.

    Email:joeysnipes33@gmail.com
    thank you for your time & giving us fans this life changing opportunity!

  82. The Hunger Games means so much to me. It means a time in my life when I lost hope and I lost meaning. I was going through a lot in my life and I didn’t know how to handle it. I was struggling and I couldn’t find a way to channel my thoughts. I started reading The Hunger Games and everything changed. It gave me something to focus my thoughts on, something to care about, and someone to root for. Like the districts in the book, Katniss was my mockingjay, my help to get through a hard time. I don’t know how I would’ve done it without the Hunger Games Trilogy. It would be a dream come true to go to the event and see my role models and the story come to life.

  83. The Hunger Games means more to me than just entertainment. It is a reminder that prejudice and discrimination exists in all walks of life. It is heartwarming to see the underdogs and their bravery at fighting oppression. This series touches on so many political, social and economic issues.

  84. Hunger Games means so much to me. Never have I ever been more enthralled with a trilogy and have really been able to connect with the characters and the times of suppression and dictatorship. The movie and books mirror many of the elements we face today from an international standpoint and it’s just so wonderfully-written. When stress levels are high, I bury myself in books and The Hunger Games truly has been one of the ones that has allowed me to escape from my sometimes challenging world. I would love this opportunity!

    katedickman@outlook.com

  85. The Hunger Games means a lot to me because of the relevant topics that are discussed. The underlying themes of the books (war, oppression, hope, love, family) really resonate with me because these themes apply to today’s world just as much as they do it Panem. Katniss is a very strong heroine and an admirable figure because she leads a rebellion by just being herself and never giving up. Basically, it means that there’s hope for societies who endure similar struggles as those in the books.

  86. To me The Hunger Games is family. This story has so many amazing elements, love, standing up for what is right, girl power, and that underdogs can win. There are so many other amazing qualities to find in the plot and in the characters but to me that is all just an added bonus. Last year when i had discover the first book I devoured it! I had also found a group of people who were just as obsessed, thanks to this group we had formed, we all found something in one another that we could not find ourselves. We have all come from different states and some different countries with our own stories of self doubt, troubles at home, bullying, and so many other things young adults should not have to face. With this group we came together and formed our own family, with friends, and people who truly understand, and for that I am so grateful. I can just be me when I am with them whether it’s a late night Google+ chat or just posting about the things we obsess over. The Hunger Games is home.

  87. The Hunger Games, to me, means family, bravery, and loyalty. This book has so many amazing components to it. It shows that women can stand up and take down a nation, that women can be as strong as men can, that women can have a voice. The amount of love you get from this series is amazing. To me in wasn’t a love story between Katniss and Peeta. It was a love story between Katniss and Prim. Katniss was willing to do anything for Prim and that’s what she does. Even though it does have a heartbreaking ending at the end, its still amazing. I think the book kind of shows how our society is now. I’m so happy i read this books because it made me think outside the box. Thank you Suzanne Collins for writing the best series I’ll probably ever read.

  88. It’s incredible how poignant an allegory “The Hunger Games” is for what’s going on in the real world… You only need to turn on the television and watch the terrible things about Syria, about a government turning on their own people… That’s the strength of fantasy. It’s an amazing opportunity to make a really strong statement about society without getting caught up in the constrictions of current politics.

  89. To me, The Hunger Games means relief, and surprisingly enough, hope. I first encountered the series during a very dark time in my life, and although I myself am a guy, I found solace and inspiration from Katniss, who is in my opinion the strongest female character in modern literature. I know know the kind of woman I am looking for to share my life with, and the kind of role model who I want for my future daughters. I am so grateful that The Hunger Games came into my life, and I know things will only get better from here.

  90. I think that the trilogy shows many horrors of war that are often overlooked. I really like that it ends hopeful with the idea that life can be good again

  91. to me, the hunger games is more than just a book, its something that helped me feel better about myself, when people at school just brought me down. I had honestly considered suicide, but it was katniss’s strength and her selflessness that kept me from doing it. the hunger games to some people may be the best book series in the world.. but to me it means some thing that kept me alive, and helped me hold my head high when I felt as if I couldn’t look up ever again. the hunger games means safety, and strength, protectivness… love.

  92. To me “The Hunger Games” is a cautionary tale about the society we live in. When reading the books, I found myself fascinated by all of the similarities between the modern America I live in and the Capitol. The chief message I got from the books is that “we are the Capitol”, and they really made me think about my place in the world.

  93. The Hunger Games isn’t a mystical land that we find our imaginations transporting too.. it is a story that amplifies the human struggles that we are all facing… loyalty, love, friendship, political power, rich, poor etc. It means a lot to me that such a story was told. I am a massive fan of her work!

  94. The Hunger Games to me means that too much power leads to insanity and that you don’t realize what you have until it’s long gone. It’s not about the ‘love triangle’. It’s not Twilight. It’s about power, strength, loyalty, and care.

  95. The hunger games means emotion. After watching and reading what is now my favorite thing in the world, I have been open to new experiences and emotions. I love everything about the hunger games. It’s helped me develop new interests and think differently about important topics. Being at the premiere is my greatest wish. (Let’s not get into how much of an inspiration josh hutcherson and jennifer Lawrence are to me because that would take ten years to explain!) thx 🙂

  96. The Hunger Games means a lot to me. It taught me to always be careful with who you trust, what you do and what you say. It also taught me to fight for the right thing even if you might get hurt.

  97. The Hunger Games trilogy means so much to me! The first time that I read them I felt so superior! The way that suzanne portrays these Characters is absolutely amazing! She made Katniss such a strong, bold, and courageous character. It showed me that one person can make a difference, even against thousands of people. She stood up for what she believed in, and didn’t let anyone get in her way. The Hunger Games showed me courage, and bravery. It has helped me through so much, and I wish I could personally thank Suzanne Collins for this amazing series!

  98. The hunger games means the world to me. I am not very good with words, but I can tell you that if I got these tickets, you’d be giving it to a very well-deserved person. I have been following the hunger games for years and it has literally changed my life. Whenever I feel like crap or want to just give up, I pick up one of the books and escape my world, walking into a world that is a lot worse but also makes me realize how good I have it. Not only is Katniss Everdeen one of the most inspiring characters I’ve ever read about, but Jennifer Lawrence is my role model. She is the reason I eat. She is the reason I don’t skip meals or purposefully make myself throw up. She has taught me so much, and to be able to even be in the same room as her… I would die. If I get the chance, I want to thank her for being the reason I don’t have an eating disorder.

  99. Hunger Game means sisterhood, bravery, ideal of the perfect society with an unknowing broken structure, the coming of a revolution and survival.

  100. The Hunger Games means finding the light at the end of the tunnel. Despite everything, Katniss and justice prevails, even if it took sacrifices to get to that goal.

  101. Watching The Hunger Games for the first time was honestly, the most emotional experience I have ever had watching a movie. I had no background knowledge about what was going to happen and was constantly holding my breath and sighing with relief with each scene as the movie played out before my eyes. When it was over, I told my friends that there was no way that I could watch the next film, let alone read the books. I was so blown away by the emotional stories and the performances of the actors that I couldn’t sleep that night…I had to know what was going to happen to the characters from Panem! The movie led me to the books and it was an instant page turner. I loved every second of the emotional roller coaster that kept me on the edge of my seat through all three books. Katniss and Peeta’s journey helped me reflect on my own personal journey through life, allowed me to explore my reasoning behind things I value in life, and showed me areas that I could stand up for what I believe in and become a “mockingjay” when someone of some group needs a voice (especially as an educator). I am thankful that I had the opportunity to both watch the movie and read the stories with my best friend and would love to repay the favor by attending the premier with her!

  102. To me, the Hunger Games mean a chance to prove your true character, to outsmart your competitors, and to come out on top. It’s a chance to instill hope in others.

  103. The Hunger Games means a lot to me, I find it refreshing to have such a strong female role model for young girls, but I especially love the political commentary that the trilogy offers. I love the fact that the novels question our own society today, as well as provides examples of what might happen if we continue living the way we do, concerning the environment.

  104. The hunger games is important to me because i feel like i know the characters. Also, i have met so many amazing friends in the fandom and i dont know what i would do without the,.

  105. Everyone’s a reader, they just have to find the right book. For me, the right book was The Hunger Games.This series got me into literature and now I cant put a single book down. It made a huge impact on my life and it shall always be one of my favorite book series of all time.

  106. The Hunger Games made me fall in love with series’ again, and I haven’t been able to put them down since. It was what began my adoration of books and made me believe that words are the most beautiful things. ❤

  107. The Hunger Games series represents hope, love, and family to me. To me, it’s a story about never taking anything or anyone for granted.

  108. The Hunger Games to me, not only means sacrifice, but love, bravery, determination, and true heart. It encompasses so many feelings in each book and it is definitely my favorite book series.

  109. To me the story stands as a reminder that the human race has a long way to go. There are elements of truth and relatability to the story that really hits home in a frightening way. I think it is important to embrace this realization and do what we can to pave the way for generations to come.

  110. The Hunger Games series has changed my life. It brought back my love of reading and writing. It inspired me to go after my dreams. It made me realize how important my relationship with my then-fiancee/now-husband is. We began hiking and camping together, to bond over this shared love of the series. It was even mentioned in our wedding vows to each other 🙂

    -Megan (golds106@mail.chapman.edu)

  111. The Hunger Games means everything to me. It is literally my life. When I’m sad or upset, I read it. When I’m happy, I read it. When I’m bored, I read it. Everything about me is THG. I’ve always generally enjoyed reading, but after reading The Hunger Games, I fell in love with reading. I read the first book back in 2010, and since then I’ve reread the trilogy over twenty times. It’s the series that encouraged me to start writing my own stories. Without the series, I wouldn’t have found my current best friend. I feel so connected to the book and would love to be able to go to the premiere.

  112. What does The Hunger Games mean to me? To me it’s my everything! I don’t think there’s been a day where I haven’t watched the trailer for Catching Fire, or quoted something from the books! It’s an incredible story of survival, friendship, loyalty and “oweing people”. And I’m not really sure what my life what be if I hadn’t discovered it! Not only are the characters phenonmal (*whispers* finnick!) but also are the actors!

  113. The Hunger Games means so much to me. It opened up a whole new world and experience for me, it allowed me to get away from my own struggles in life and delve into the world of Katniss. I identify with Katniss a lot in the physical abilities and also the determination and strength of mind, it was great to finally find a book with a protagonist who’s a girl. I don’t know what I’d do without The Hunger Games, it keeps me coming back for more! I just adore the film too, and I am dying to see Catching Fire! To meet my favourite actors/actresses would be a dream come true!

  114. Hunger Games is my favorite book and movie series. I really can’t wait to see Catching Fire. It shows me that in life everything is possible and even if at the begining we seem to not have biggest chances to win, we can achieve everything if we follow our values and really believe in it.

  115. The Hunger Games has shown me that even in tough times you can make it. If you have food, family and friends there is nothing more you need. You can stand up for what you believe in. Stand up against the enemy.

  116. The Hunger Games Trilogy means so much too me. I love it. It made me become a book fan. I didn’t read because nothing could keep my attention. Until I picked up my first Hunger Games book. I couldn’t put it down. I’ve read them several times and also listened to them on Audible many times. I’m really passionate about the books and movies.

  117. Before the books, I always knew life was something to be appreciated. After the books, I finally understood why. The Hunger Games to me is a honestly a lesson about life and how much our world needs to be thankful for the freedom we have. Aside from our governments control and the challenging laws we have to face sometimes, the world we live in is allows more independence than Panem. Also, the Hunger Games has taught me that through the challenges we face, love is the key to overcoming the struggles in life. Look at Peeta and Katniss, they thrived through the tragedies and in the end found the power to see the light at the end of the tunnel. In retrospect, yes it is a novel and mostly fiction based reality, but at the end of the day it is inspiring to read or see (in the movies case) that maybe there is hope. Hope is all we really have to try and change things. We all just got to bring our inner Katniss out and rise to that calling 🙂

  118. Well, in short words, for me The Hunger Games means life. It’s what has inspired me to go on, because of how it touches social and political issues of our world. I sincerely don’t know how to explain perfectly why I love it, but I do know that without The Hunger Games, I wouldn’t be anyone today.

  119. For me with The Hunger Games there is a clear before and after in my life. I had never examined violence and war and my relationship to them in such a profound way until The Hunger Games series pushed these issues to the forefront in my mind. There is always something fresh and relevant to consider with this series, from the importance of family to obsession with entertaining ourselves, from how our society exploits the disadvantaged to how fashion sends a message, from caring about others to finding our own power. It’s safe to say that The Hunger Games means a lot to me.

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