A fan’s experience meeting Alexander Ludwig

One of our readers, Sasha, had the chance to meet Alexander Ludwig at the Walmart midnight release party in Miami! Check out her photo below (Sasha is on the right)!

Here’s Sasha’s experience from August 17th:

That night I met Alexander Ludwig (: He came into the store at 11, but I had been waiting in line since 7 P.M. I was the first in line, so I was the first person to meet Alexander Ludwig. I shook hands with him and he signed my DVD. He also recognized me and my friend from the last time he was in Miami, which was the Hunger Games 2012 Mall Tour. In the end he was really sweet and he looks even better in real life.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Sasha!  We’re so happy you had such a great night (and that Alexander recognized you, so cool)!

If you have a story you would like to share with us about meeting the cast, attending an event, or any Hunger Games related experience please email it to thefandomthg@gmail.com, we’ll be happy to post it!

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Updated cast appearances at Walmart midnight release parties

As we previously told you, a number The Hunger Games cast members will be appearing at select Walmarts to help celebrate the midnight release of the DVD/Blu-ray.  Here’s the updated list of who will be where!

If any of you will be attending these events, we’d love to hear from you!  You can send your stories and photos to thefandomthg@gmail.com!

‘Hunger Games’ stars to appear at select Walmart midnight release parties

If you live in Dallas, Miami, Phoenix, Santa Clarita or Atlanta you might want to head to Walmart to attend their Hunger Games midnight release party.  These cities will have a special appearance by one of the cast members, see who below!

Parties held at Walmart stores will be themed to the Districts in The Hunger Games and will feature giveaways, movie trivia, and the chance to win exclusive prizes. Select stores will also feature appearances by cast members. Leven Rambin (Glimmer) will appear in Dallas, TX; Alexander Ludwig (Cato) heads to Miami, FL; Willow Shields (Prim) appears in Phoenix, AZ; Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh) will appear in Santa Clarita, CA; and an unknown cast member will appear at a store in Atlanta, GA.

Thanks to The Examiner for this information!  See entire story HERE.

Video: Hunger Games Target Exclusive

Check out this video from Target’s exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, all about the tributes’ dance parties during filming.  It’s pretty cute, actually!

The Hunger Games win big at the Teen Choice Awards

The 2012 Teen Choice Awards were given out this evening and The Hunger Games walked away with nine awards!   We won for Choice Actress-Sci Fi/Fantasy (Jennifer Lawrence), Choice Actor Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Josh Hutcherson), Choice Male Scene Stealer (Liam Hemsworth), Choice Villain (Alexander Ludwig), Choice Single by a female artist (Taylor Swift – Eyes Open), Choice Lip Lock (Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson), Choice Chemistry (Jennifer Lawrence and Amandla Stenberg),  Choice Movie Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and Choice Book!  Pretty sweet hull if you ask me!  See excerpt from MTV‘s coverage below!

Justin Bieber, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and the casts of “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” are all proud owners of brand-new surfboards after coming away winners at Sunday’s (July 22) Teen Choice Awards.

The 14th annual awards show was hosted by Demi Lovato and “Glee” star Kevin McHale and featured a host of multiple winners from across the entertainment landscape. It also saw performances by Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida and No Doubt, who gave their first televised performance of their new single “Settle Down.”

Awards were voted on by fans, who cast a total of 134 million votes, Lovato reported during the show.

And here’s what they said specifically about The Hunger Games:

“The Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson was named Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and was quite proud of his new trophy. “I’ve always wanted to own my own surfboard, so now I have one. This is awesome!” he said. “The Hunger Games” was also named Choice Book and Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and Hutcherson and co-star Jennifer Lawrence were given Choice Lip Lock honors.

If you missed the show, you can check out this LQ version of Josh Hutcherson’s acceptance speech (thank you DWTC for the tip!)

A ‘Hunger Games’ fan’s guide to SDCC

For all of you Hunger Games fans attending next week’s SDCC, Amy Wilkinson at MTV has compiled an informative guide of when and where all of the Hunger Games related action is going to be!  This includes various panels and  a cast signing on Saturday, July 14th that you probably won’t want to miss!

We don’t need a panel to tell us dystopia is hot, hot, hot right now, but you better believe we’re hungry to attend one anyway. On Thursday, July 12, at 3 p.m. in Room 25ABC, authors Anna North (“America Pacifica”), Neal Shusterman (“Unwind” trilogy), Lissa Price (“Starters”), Paolo Bacigalupi (“The Drowned Cities”), Michael Grant (“BZRK”), Daniel H. Wilson (“Amped”), Gennifer Albin (“Crewel”) and Marie Lu (“Legend”) will sit down to chat about the burgeoning genre.

A few hours later, head to the Blu-ray Producers 2012 panel in Room 5AB, where Cliff Stephenson (the man behind “The Hunger Games” discs) will talk shop alongside producers from many a high-profile project, including “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation-Seasons One and Two.”

There’s no denying the fanciful wardrobe of the Capitol’s citizenry was a visual high point in the series’ first installment. Fashion fiends and neophytes alike will want to flock to the Costume Designers and Illustrators: From Concept to Reality panel on Saturday, July 14, at 5 p.m. in Room 24ABC, where “Hunger Games” costume illustrator Christian Cordella will be one of many talents on hand talking about taking an imaginative vision and bringing it to stunning life onscreen.

And here it is, the pièce de résistance. To celebrate the August 18 DVD/Blu-ray release of “The Hunger Games,” Lionsgate will be hosting a star signing at its booth (#4035) on Saturday, July 14, at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The lineup includes Alexander Ludwig (Cato), Amandla Stenberg (Rue), Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh), Isabelle Fuhrman (Clove), Jack Quaid (Marvel) and Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen).

Head over to MTV for the complete story and of course all information about the San Diego Comic-Con can be found at their official website.

Alexander Ludwig Rocks a Mustache and Goatee on set of ‘Grown Ups 2’

This is awesome! Alexander Ludwig sported a mustache and goatee on the Grown Ups 2 set, Thursday (May 31) in Boston, Mass. Check out his stellar facial hair and tell us what you think!

HERE are some more pics on set.

Source: Just Jared (Thanks for the tip HG Girl on Fire)