You guys, the victors are coming! Members of the cast of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will make a most humble stop in Miami today, as part of their National Victory Tour. Inspired by the Victor's Tour that happens in the novel by Suzanne Collins and that will be seen in the upcoming film, certain tributes are traveling to promote the Quarter Quell.
The National Victory Tour, as it's being called, is only making stops in Miami, Philadelphia, Houston, and Minneapolis. There will be celebrities, permanent markers used to sign pictures, and even a chance to ask your fiery questions - and this is all happening today.
Though the chosen victors coming to our sunny city don't include Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), or Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), we do get the next best set.
Sam Claflin (Finnick), Jena Malone (Johanna), Alan Ritchson (Gloss), andStephanie Leigh Schlund (Cashmere) will brace themselves for the multitude of fans that will flock to the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami later today.
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Starting at 4 p.m., doors to the venue will open and event sponsor Covergirl will put on an "interactive fan experience." At 5:30 p.m. the real fun begins: those fortunate enough to garner a wristband will get to participate in an autograph session with the cast, and rounding off the evening is a cast Q&A at 6:30 p.m.
No need to have your name chosen by Effie to get into this shindig (though we think most Hunger Games fans would volunteer anyway). The event is free and open to the public until the venue reaches capacity. So it's best to get there nice and early.
And you also better bring some food. Part of the purpose of the film is to raise awareness for world hunger, so Feeding America and World Food Programme have partnered with the National Victory Tour and Lionsgate. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods as a donation to support these two non-profit organizations.
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters nationwide on Friday, November 22.
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