The ‘Hunger Games’ Franchise Gets Its Own Convention
Fans of ‘The Hunger Games‘ (and there are millions of us, er, them…) are going to be thrilled to hear that along with the ‘Twilight,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ and Bill O’Reilly conventions, a brand new teenage fan-fiction convention has now been added to the money-grabbing mix!
That’s right ‘Hunger Games’ fans — you have your very own convention!
Now you can dress up as Katniss and not look weird! Get ready to bring your bow and arrow to shoot your money right into the hands of exhibitors ready to sell you Peeta action figures and Effie wigs.
Creation Entertainment posted a new addition to their calendar detailing a weekend convention this summer in Chicago. Before you go and think that Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson or even Liam Hemsworth would show up at this event, don’t get too excited. But the convention will have some stars from the movie, namely Willow Shields (Primrose), Amandla Stenberg (Rue), Jacqueline Emerson (Fox Face) – (Hold on, there was a character named “Fox Face?”) – and Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh).
It’s interesting that Stenberg and Okeniyi are participating given they were the two African-American actors who caught a lot of unnecessary grief at the hands of racist ‘Hunger Games’ fans.
The convention takes place on June 23-24th and ticket information is expected to be announced soon.
We don’t know about you guys, but we’re already asking off from work that weekend to travel to Rosemont, IL. to be a part of Hunger Games history! Will you be attending?