Whether you're a raging or closet "Hunger Games" fan... you'll be thrilled to know that District 12 is up for sale.
Yup that's right. You too, like Katniss Everdeen, can crouch by the Mellark family bakery... or trudge home to the Everdeen family shack after a long day in the woods.
But it'll cost you a cool $1.4 million. District 12, or the town formerly known as Henry River Mill Village near Hildebran, N.C., is owned by 83-year-old Wade Shepherd.
Though it's now world-famous for being the hometown of the movie's three protagonists, Katniss, Peeta and Gale, to Shepherd (who has never read the books) it's just a parcel of land that's attracting an excessive amount of (apparently unwanted) publicity.
"I'm getting too many visitors," Shepherd told The Associated Press, of his decision to sell.
"Day and night, they're driving through, taking pictures, getting out and walking. I'm just bombarded with people."
The situation has gotten so extreme that the local sheriff's department has been working with private security guards to keep the fans at bay, concerned about liability if someone gets hurt...
Certainly, there is a model for someone wanting to create a Hunger Games destination.
That is if one looks to a place in the Western United States that is described as the rainiest town in contiguous America.
With the Twilight series, I think business leaders in Forks, WA have done an excellent job in harnessing an opportunity for "popular" tourism.
They have a website that pitches the area to show/book fans.
In Forks, a visitor can get information and an audio tour of sites and related to Twilight or attend the annual special event: Stephenie Meyer Day/Bella's Birthday Weekend.
The folks in Forks even compiled a list of a Guy's List of things to do; a must for men entertaining themselves while female friends are lost in a different world.
It will be interesting to see the price Mr. Shepherd sells his "town" for; this potential tourist attraction.