As is the case with most popular franchises these days, we lovers of "The Hunger Games" rely heavily on the interwebs to feed our need for the latest dish. We aren't patient like Katniss, who can sit in a tree and wait 'til the Capitol doles out the deets from up on high; we want our info coming as fast as a speeding arrow.
Fortunately, the net is positively ablaze with tributes all fired up about the movie and its stars.
Each week here in District 14, of course, we do our best to bring you something new to sink your teeth into, but we can't hold a candle to the fansite community when it comes to serving up all the nitty-gritty goods on "The Hunger Games."
We've already talked about what the studio's been doing with their web game, but we think these fansites were cooked up just right and seasoned with the perfect blend of enthusiasm and professionalism.
In their own words: "We spend a lot of time online looking for news and posting about it. It's a 24/7 job, but we love the series so much that it doesn’t even feel like work." — Sheila
Why we love it: It's a clean, straight-forward, and comprehensive accounting of the latest "Hunger Games" news and alerts. No muss, no fuss.
Our favorite feature: Finding Finnick Odair
In their own words:"It all started with the love of a boy with bread, a book series addiction and friends who had to share their love for said books with the world ... Sometimes we just want to scream at our inboxes filled with hundreds of Google Alerts, but seeing the final product up on the silver screen will be worth it." — Lauren
Why we love it: We love knowing there's a place where we can find links to all the latest cast pictures. Those are some hot tributes, after all!
Our favorite feature: Character Cast Guide
In their own words: "We all originally met through our love of 'The Twilight Saga,' but soon we found out we were equally obsessed with 'The Hunger Games.' The Hob [is] your quintessential labor of love." — Amanda
Why we love it: They stick to what we really want to know and run a clean site. You won't find any unsubstantiated gossip here.
Our favorite feature: An all-you-could-possibly-want-to-talk-about Forum
In their own words: "DWTC started with numerous Twitter discussions [but] the site grew and our hits grew [and] we knew we had to switch to something that would be able to handle our traffic without crashing all the time." – Arianna
Why we love it: DWTC offers up the need-to-knows about "The Hunger Games" movie, but they haven't forgotten where it all started and offer up creative book-based interaction with visitors through craft tutorials, read-alongs and more.
Our favorite feature: Question of the Week
In their own words:"Believe it or not, but Mockingjay.net was formed out of a 'Twilight' event. Three friends attending a 'Twilight' movie premiere decided to team up to make a 'Hunger Games' fansite and the result was Mockingjay.net. Fast forward to almost three years later ... [it's] been a really fun experience." — Crystal
Why we love it: Daily quotes, event calendars, you name it; it's on this site. Clearly, these admins are veterans of the "Hunger Games" fandom and they know how to play.
Our favorite feature: Videos section which covers everything from cast interviews to fanmade movies
In their own words: "I'm dedicated to bringing 'Hunger Games' fans the best and most important (or most fun) information about the series in a timely manner." – Sara
Why we love it: It's got consistent, informative and always-on-the-ball news and information about everything "Hunger Games."
Our favorite feature: Weekly run-downs of the latest and greatest "Hunger Games" links
Did we leave out any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments!
Credit: Entertainment Weekly
Amanda Bell is a young adult book-to-film enthusiast and has made a name for herself as a fan-friendly, informative and dependable source. In addition to being the District 14 columnist for NextMovie, she runs the popular Twilight Examiner column. Keep tabs on her on Twitter.