Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
This was my first year ever to cosplay at Comic-Con, and there was no better character to portray than The Hunger Games‘ Katniss Everdeen! As one of the strongest female characters in Young Adult fiction, Katniss will be making her movie debut in Lionsgate’s film adaptation, due in theatres in March of 2012.
The Lionsgate booth at SDCC featured an over-sized HG film poster, as well as several screens that played the recently released motion poster. In addition, Lionsgate staffers handed out Mockingjay pins and posters, which became the most sought-after swag of the Con.
Although I feared that no one would recognize my Katniss costume, I was overjoyed to find a rabid Hunger Games fan base in attendance! In fact, there were a few other Katniss cosplayers walking the convention floor in various incarnations. You can CLICK HERE see all of the photos of the Hunger Games super fans with “Katniss” on the Fanboy Comics page on Facebook.
In addition, Fanboy Comics staffers Bryant Dillon, Rebecca Lear, and myself took a few moments to discuss The Hunger Games‘ presence at the Con, our love of the book series, and my experience with Katniss cosplay. CLICK HERE to listen to the audio commentary.
For those that were unable to attend San Diego Comic-Con (and for those that missed out on the cool HG swag), Fanboy Comics will be giving away a few exclusive Hunger Games items that we retrieved from the Con! (Trust me – you won’t want to miss these items!!!) Stay tuned to the Fanboy Comics website and Facebook page for details later this week!
For more SDCC/Katniss coverage, be sure to check out the coolest Hunger Games fan sites: HungerGamesDWTC.net, Hunger-Games.net, The Hunger Games Examiner, HungerGamesMovie.org, Mockingjay.net, and TheHobOrg.blogspot.com.
Barbra J. Dillon
Managing Editor, Co-Founder, & Director of Jedi Recruitment (aka Katniss)