Pictorial on THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Fan Camp Weekend

From Saturday, November 16th through the red carpet U.S. premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Monday, November 18th, fans got a chance to camp out for the weekend and not only hang out with fellow fans, but also meet some of the stars of the sequel of The Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire.  700 fans slept out in tents that were set up specifically for them.  They got to show their support by bringing their own signs depicting favorite quotes and/or characters from the books.  On Saturday, the fans got to meet and get an item signed by Stephanie Leigh Schlund (Cashmere) and Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen).  Then on Sunday, Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair), Jena Malone (Johanna Mason), and Jeffrey Wright (Beetee) arrived for a group signing for the fans.  Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) and director Francis Lawrence also came by as a surprise to sign for the loyal fans as well.

Various activities were to be had, such as taking a picture with the Catching Fire poster in the background and raffle drawings hosted by KIIS FM.  A Catching Fire T-Shirt, sponsored by Time Warner Cable, was given to each participating fan.  And fans were able to watch The Hunger Games movie on the big screen that overlooks the Nokia Plaza square in preparation for the sequel.

The highlight, of course, was the red carpet event itself, which brought out actors from Catching Fire as well as a few others, including The Hunger Games author herself, Suzanne Collins!  Afterwards, all campers were able to get a ticket to see the movie.

Check out the images from the red carpet!

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Don’t miss MTV’s live stream of the Hunger Games red carpet premiere!

For those of us who will unfortunately be somewhere other than Los Angeles during The Hunger Games red carpet premiere on Monday March 12th, hope is not lost!  MTV is doing a live stream of the event from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. ET which will be hosted by MTV’s own Josh Horowitz and (here’s some VERY exciting news) co-hosted by Down With The Capitol‘s admin Arianna! You won’t want to miss this!

From exclusive interviews with the cast to the latest breaking news, MTV News has been your go-to source for all things “Hunger Games,” and now we will be taking you to the red carpet for the hotly anticipated film’s March 12 premiere.

On Monday, March 12, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. ET, MTV.com will be streaming live with host Josh Horowitz from the red-carpet premiere of “The Hunger Games” outside of Los Angeles’ famed Nokia Theatre. Josh will be talking to all of your favorite “Hunger Games” stars, from Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth to Elizabeth Banks, Wes Bentley and Woody Harrelson (and everyone in between).

Throughout the show, Josh will be joined by MTV News’ Christina Garibaldi and Down With the Capitol fan-site editor Arianna Ruiz for expert fashion and fan commentary. Fans will also be treated to never-before-seen interviews with the cast and the film’s director, four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross.

You can even get in on all the action live via Twitter by using the @mtvnewshandle and hashtag #askhg to get your burning “Hunger Games” questions answered.

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