September 1, 2011

'The Hunger Games' Capitol Gets Its Own Site

This could be the most exciting non-event to happen in the The Hunger Games hype yet!

Yesterday a mysterious website dedicated to the series' menacing dictator district The Capitol popped up online. Some details from

A new website — presumably operated by Lionsgate (who has not responded to EW’s queries regarding the site) and fictionally operated by the novel’s evil Capitol — allows users to randomly register in a Panem district.

It also offers a “Countdown to the 74th Hunger Games” that, conveniently enough, take place on March 23, 2012, the day of the Gary Ross-helmed release, and a “Capitol Announcements” news ticker that informs users of gems like, “Reminder: Communication with Avoxes is strictly forbidden. Loose lips attract a peacekeeper’s whip!”

Another offering from the Capitol’s website: The number of tesserae — i.e. food credits that enter tributes into the Hunger Games raffle — claimed by each district.

I connected through Facebook and am still awaiting my registration approval have been assigned as a factory worker in District 8. Check out my ID badge...

Not sure what is to come from The Capitol site, but I am very excited to start receiving transmissions from President Snow!

If you have no idea what I'm talking about then you need to read The Hunger Games immediately!