Saturday, June 30, 2012

Simon & Schuster at SDCC



The lovely people at Simon & Schuster will be appearing at SDCC on the Thursday 12th 2012 to discuss the latest news and giveaways. 
Read below:

7:00-8:00 The Scoop at Simon & Schuster!— Get the inside word on Simon & Schuster’s upcoming books and the chance to win exclusive prizes. Lucille Rettino (director of marketing), Carolyn Swerdloff (marketing manager), Chrissy Noh (senior marketing manager), Liesa Abrams (associate marketing manager), and Anna McKean (publicity manager) give you the scoop on upcoming books from exciting authors, including Cassandra Clare, Tonya Hurley, Tony DiTerlizzi, Orson Scott Card, and Brandon Mull. Hear what is going on with S&S’s hot properties – Star Trek and The Smurfs – and get a chance to win exclusive giveaways. All attendees will receive a limited edition T-shirt for Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush.Room 9
You can find these details and much more about San Diego Comic Con's schedule via this link.


Anyone think there will be goodies from Cassandra Clare? Maybe something to do with Clockwork Princess?

I'll have to add this to my schedule and I hope to get all the gossip while I'm there.

Tell us your thoughts in the comment box below and remember to check back here for all the latest updates in the Shadowhunter world.


Friday, June 29, 2012

Epilogue name for 'Clockwork Princess' revealed

Cassie Clare revealed on Tumblr this evening that there will be an epilogue in Clockwork Princess entitled "London, 2007". This came about through a question regarding the life of present day Tessa.

lovingpasttimes asked you:
If we know that in COG Tessa is still alive, will there be an epilogue in Clockwork Princess talking about how her life has been for more than a hundred years?”
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I can’t say — but I can say the title of the epilogue is “London, 2007.”
 Now that we know that the ending of Clockwork Princess will delve into the future of the London Institute, what do we believe will be revealed? What has been the fate of Tessa, Will and Jem. Be sure to share your thoughts below.

Clockwork Princess is set to release on March 19, 2013.

Yen Press to appear at SDCC 2012

Yen Press, the company behind the Infernal Devices manga, will be making an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 13th.


Here are the immediate details:
6:30-7:30 Yen Press— The Yen Press crew return to San Diego for their annual sneak peek at forthcoming projects, fan Q&A, and of course some sweet giveaways to spread the love! Room 8.
More information can be found at ComingSoon.net.

There's no real news on whether anything to do with the Infernal Devices manga will be at this event.


The first issue of the Infernal Devices manga, which covers the events in Clockwork Angel, will be released in December.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Clockwork Princess snippets


Today has been a very busy day for Shadowhunters (and Downworlders :P ) as Cassie Clare releases two new snippets from Clockwork Princess at the request of fans on Tumblr.


The first includes Sophie and Gideon, two characters that aren't often requested so thankfully Cassie was feeling generous.

Gideon touched her cheek, lightly, with the tips of his fingers. “Did you know your name means ‘wisdom’? It was very well-given.” Link
This is sweet, don't you think? What do you think this implies in regards to their relationship? 



Onto the next and this time it's Will and Tessa (listens to hearts break across the universe), and Tessa seems to be expressing what most of us fans feel  towards Cassie's book series. *sigh*

Tessa craned her head back to look at Will. “You know that feeling,” she said, “when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage and you cannot let go or turn the course aside.” His blue eyes were dark with understanding — of course Will would understand — and she hurried on. “I feel now as if the same is happening, only not to characters on a page but to my own beloved friends and companions. I do not want to sit by while tragedy comes for us. I would turn it aside, only I struggle to discover how that might be done.”
“You fear for Jem,” Will said.
“Yes,” she said. “And I fear for you, too.”
“No,” Will said, hoarsely. “Don’t waste that on me, Tess.” Link
Let us know your theories about what either of these snippets mean by commenting below.

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Cassandra Clare gives casting updates for TMI movie

Cassandra Clare took to Tumblr to answer some more questions regarding the upcoming City of Bones movie, which is set to begin shooting in Toronto in August.

It's been a little more than a week since Cassie revealed that Jemima West is cast as Isabelle Lightwood. Although we almost found out who Alec will be, it seems that we are still waiting for the studio to let her spill.

sharetheindie asked you:
Have you cast someone to be simon? If so, who is it? And if you guys haven’t cast anybody yet, Freddie Highmore comes to my mind whenever i’m reading the series. Just an afterthought. :P
Simon’s not cast; don’t look out for Simon casting till mid-July, because of Reasons. (They are good Reasons.) I always think of Freddie Highmore as Jared/Simon from Holly’s Spiderwick Chronicles. That’s just my brain though. I’ve no idea actually if the casting people have discussed him.
Does anyone else wonder why Reasons is always capitalized in this? Maybe it's the fact that I've spent the last week watching Pretty Little Liars season 1, but I am totally trying to figure out if this is a clue of some kind. Cassie had said before that Freddie was not Alec either, so I guess we are still going to have to continue in this guessing game until mid-July.

esperenia asked you:
I love the thought of David Tennant as Hodge or even Luke, but what do you think of Jennifer Love Hewitt for Jocelyn or as Maryse?  
David Tennant love for the win of course. I think it’s interesting how people visualize the adults. JLH is only 32 I believe - very young to have a teenage daughter. And people are often surprised to remember that Jocelyn, Hodge, Luke, and Valentine are all basically the same age. Late thirties. Valentine’s a little older at around forty and I think of the Lightwood parents as being around that age too. 


 So, Cassie loves David Tennant, and who wouldn't? Tennant is best known as the tenth incarnation of the Doctor on Doctor Who and was Barty Crouch, Jr., in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

He would definitely look like Hodge to me, but let's see what else she has to say about Tennant as Hodge.




ilovestv asked you:
David Tennant as Hodge is perfect! Which brings the question have they cast Hodge? Or are the still working on that?
Hodge isn’t cast. The only person who is cast but the information isn’t public is Alec. Otherwise, if it isn’t here, you can assume that character isn’t cast.
 So, does anyone else have thoughts on a potential Hodge? Make sure to give them in the comments.

So I was just wondering if Max was going to be in the City of Bones movie? Because I know that he doesn’t come in until the second book, but I just wasn’t sure how different the movies would be from the books in that sense. Also, Max is (*cough cough* was) one of my favorite characters so I was just wondering if he’s going to be in the first movie or if he doesn’t come in until the second one. Thanks!
No, he’s not.  I love Max too, but sticking to the book is probably the best move. I mean I sent Max off for the first book so there wouldn’t be a little kid around who had no parents to watch him (leaving him to the tender mercies of his demented older siblings) and I think that problem would extend to the film too.
 I'm glad that they are keeping Max out of the movie. The closer they stick to the book, the happier the fans will be.
averysbooknook asked you:
I read somewhere that filming for City of Bones is going to start mid-August in Toronto. Do you think that you will join the cast/ crew at any time while they are in Toronto (can you say impromptu book signing ;) “
Hee. *Imagines signing books randomly on the lot* They’ve been really great about extending me an invitation to visit the set, so I think it depends on their shooting schedule, and my schedule, whether I visit the set in Toronto or when they’re filming in New York. I’ll keep you posted.
I have no idea. I am waiting for a phone call that I have no idea when will come, because that phone call itself is waiting on “scheduling issues.” There is no possible way I could know or even guess how long it will take some scheduling issues whose details I wot not of to work themselves out and then for someone to remember to call me. :)
 And with that, we are back to the waiting game. It's so great that Cassie takes time from her busy writing schedule to keep fans updated when she can. How do you feel about the casting details so far? Any new thoughts on your picks for the remaining cast? Sound off in the Comments section below!

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Shadowhunter Saturday trend: #AveAtqueValeManolo


Last Sunday, our friends at CDS Mexico announced the passing of a fellow Shadowhunter.



Manolo Baqueiro was a big fan of reading, jokes and, above all, a fan of The Mortal Instruments. We wanted to pay our tribute this week in Shadowhunter Saturday as join with our dear friends at @MundieMoms, @TMI_Source, @TMISpanishNews and @TMIExaminer to trend the following:

#AveAtqueValeManolo

 
We will begin tweeting at 11 am EDT. We really hope everyone can help us trend and say farewell to Manolo.

I thought I'd leave you with a beautiful poem by Robert Hepburn:
I AM NOT THERE

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn's rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush,
Of quiet birds circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die.
I'm always really saddened when someone so young passes away. It's important to cherish the people around us because we never know what tomorrow holds. Make sure you hug those you love a little tighter today.

xoxo Amber



Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Jamie Campbell Bower interview from evian VIP Lounge at Wimbledown

Olivia Godfrey interviews The Mortal Instruments star Jamie Campbell Bower in what was a for a fantastic champagne filled day at Wimbledon courtesy of evian in their VIP 'Live young' Lounge. Others featured in the interview were Grace Jones, Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne, Eliza Doolittle, Holliday Granger, Leah Weller, Alex Lanipekun, Sara Brajovic, Gareth Pugh, Jamie Laing, Francis Boulle.


Monday, June 25, 2012

More info on the 'Shadowhunter Codex'

Cassandra Clare gave us more details about the highly anticipated Shadowhunters Codex, a detailed look into Shadowhunter history that the author has been working on since 2004.

The notes are all being collated and put into sensible order and fleshed out by Josh, my husband, who hopefully you have come to know and tolerate from my many posts about him," Cassie said. "So basically this is stuff I have all already written, filled in where it’s sketchy by Josh, who is an award-winning short story writer in his own right and quite capable.

See the full post below. The Shadowhunter Codex is set to be released Fall 2013.

hedgehogjem asked you:

About the Codex, is it going to be based on the Codex that Tessa read or a more modern one with the new inventions and all? Or something completely different?
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Attention Institute Directors! Does increased demonic activity in your region mean you’re spending all your time making new Shadowhunters and training them? Don’t you wish you had some sort of teaching tool to bring them up to speed more quickly, so they can get on to the job of helping you turn back the denizens of Hell? Well, such a teaching tool already exists: the Shadowhunter’s Codex.

Now in its two hundred and seventy-ninth edition, the Shadowhunter’s Codex has been teaching new Shadowhunters since the late 12th century: the history and the law of their new world; how to identify, interact with, and if necessary destroy that world’s many colorful denizens; and which end of the stele is the end you write with (the thinner end). What the heck is a Pyxis? Why can’t we use guns to fight demons? Why have I just gotten in trouble with the Council for some obscure infraction dating back to before the Renaissance? If I can’t see a warlock’s mark, is there a polite way to ask him where it is? (There is not.) Why do I have to memorize the names of dozens if not hundreds of angels that we only ever use to name seraph blades and nothing else? Where do we get all that holy water? These and/or many other important questions are covered by what generations upon generations of Shadowhunters have known as “the Codex.” Geography, History, Magic, Zoology textbook all rolled into it, the Codex is here to help new Shadowhunters navigate the often beautiful, often brutal world into which they have just nobly thrown themselves.
Tired of carrying around weighty tomes bound in obscure leathers and closed with bronze buckles? Tired of borrowing editions from your Institute library whose bindings are worth more than your yearly salary from the Clave? Wondering where the money for that salary comes from? Good news! The Codex will soon be available in a smart, modern edition using all of today’s most exciting printing techniques: a sturdy clothbound cover! a protective dust jacket! information about title, author, publisher, and so on easily available right on the cover! Attaches neatly to your weapons belt! Won’t set off metal detectors!

{Psst. Um, Clary here. Hi. Look, the Codex is full of useful information — Simon says it’s like a game manual for being a Shadowhunter — and that’s great, but first off, it’s a little stuffy, and second, it’s way, way out of date. No mention of the Mortal War or Sebastian, much less the more recent drama we’ve all been going through. So this version of the Codex is my edition and I’ve tried to fix it up a little. I’ve added in notes, updates, comments, and I’ve put in some of my art as well—my images of the Shadowhunter world and also, just because, some drawings of my friends.}

The Codex is lavishly illustrated and features the world of such luminaries of the fantastic as Rebecca Guay, Charles Vess, Jim Nelson, Theo Black, Michael Kaluta, John Dollar, Elisabeth Alba, and our own Cassandra Jean. And it will be available sometime in the late fall of 2013.
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If this explanation is a little too crazy meta for you, a more normal description of what the Codex is can be found on the Novels page of my website here. And if you’re worried it’s going to slow down the production of Clockwork Princess or Heavenly Fire, it’s not. The Codex is based on the thousands of pages of notes about Shadowhunter history and characters and backstories that I’ve been writing and collecting as reference since 2004. The notes are all being collated and put into sensible order and fleshed out by Josh, my husband, who hopefully you have come to know and tolerate from my many posts about him. So basically this is stuff I have all already written, filled in where it’s sketchy by Josh, who is an award-winning short story writer in his own right and quite capable. And some snarky notes and additions by Clary, written by me. There will also be artwork of the world and all the characters — can’t say I’m not looking forward to Charles Vess’ illustration of the cast of Infernal Devices but it’s all going to be lovely: (below, Elizabeth Alba’s sketch of Alicante, the City of Glass:





Jamie Campbell Bower attends Wimbledon

Jamie Campbell Bower, soon to be Jace Wayland in The Mortal Instruments, was spoted among friends in the  Evian 'Live young' VIP Suite at Wimbledon on June 25.

Bower was pictured with Avengers star Tom Hiddleston and friends Tristan Marmont, Jamie Laing, Francis Boulle, Leah Weller and Eddie Redmayne, among others.

video
Photos by David Benett/Getty Images

With even blonder locks and bulking up for the role, are you seeing his transformation into Jace?

Share your thoughts below!!!

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Movie Monday #6: Isabelle discusses Alec's sexuality


We are just over a year away from the theatrical release of ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ and the hype for the adaptation of the internationally best selling series by Cassandra Clare will only continue to grow as the release draws nearer.
I’ve banded together with other ‘Mortal Instruments’ fansites (TMI Source, Mundie MomsTMI Examiner and TMI News en Espanol)) for a new weekly feature called Movie Monday.
Each Monday leading up to the August 23, 2013, release of ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,’ we will take a look at a scene, moment, detail, etc. and give our opinions on how we think it will be interpreted in the big screen adaptation.

This week we take a look at the scene before Magnus Bane's party when Clary questions Isabelle about Alec's sexuality. Cassie said when Jemima auditioned for the role of Isabelle, she said that Jemima was lovely and passionate as she said “I love my brother, I’d do anything for him, but I can’t help him with this”. With that being said, it looks like this scene will definitely be included in some way.


Here's my take on it:

I would like to see the scene with Clary asking Isabelle about Alec being gay. I think it shows a lot of depth in Izzy’s character. For the most part, Izzy is rough around the edges, even in her seven inch heels. However, Isabelle is absolutely loyal to her family and open minded enough to see that Alec is different than the stereotypical shadowhunter and loves him even more for that. It also gives Clary and Izzy a bonding moment. I look forward to this
moment!

Make sure to read the rest of the article here.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Twitter 'buzz' on a possible Magnus

Though we’d all be happy with whoever is cast as Magnus Bane, clear fan favourite Shannon Kook sent TMI fans into a Twitter frenzy the other day when he tweeted pictures of himself getting his hair cut (or military buzzed, as he put it) for a guest starring role in the television show XIII.  Well, yesterday in Toronto Shannon, along with other Degrassi cast members, rapper Drake’s DJ, Future The Prince and host, Much Music VJ T-RexXx, took place in a celebrity charity basketball game presented by Muzik for a youth festival held at The Canadian Exhibition Place.



Muzik Charity Basketball Flyer
Shannon posted a number of pictures on Twitter yesterday from the event and it is clear that his hair is definitely not buzzed! We’ll call it “trimmed” so all is safe on the Magnus front, and he may very likely still be in the running to play the part in the upcoming CoB movie.
Shannon Kook and cast of Degrassi



















In fact, yesterday (Saturday, June 23rd) Cassie Clare sat down for a chat with fans to talk further casting details. While she didn’t disclose who would be playing the role of Alec Lightwood, she did shed some light on other roles that seem to be close to filled! According to yesterday’s chat it seems that the Magnus auditions are complete, Cassie said:

 "I think we have a Magnus..." and "There's a Magnus everyone agrees on but he isn't cast—they have to officially offer."


From there a fan asked her if the actor cast as Magnus was “relatively known,” Cassie replied:

"Well—I knew who he was!"


So, like I said before, though we’d be happy with any of the potential Magnus’ when we look closely at Cassie’s hint, I think it’s safe to say that we can lean in the direction of Shannon Kook for the part. And that hair... it can definitely grow out in the next two months or so!

Nonetheless, good luck to all the Magnus hopefuls in the next coming days as you begin to hear back from the studio. Thanks for being such gracious and eager actors who just want to do the character proud. All of us TMI fans truly appreciate all of the hard work and effort you put into snagging the role.

Yours truly,
Shannon, your Toronto TMI correspondent

Shadowhunter Tweets o' the Week

Week of June 17 - 23, 2012:

My cat, Clary, on my copy of City Of Bones.

pic.twitter.com/6TAlMKI2 

"That new lead singer they have is hot. Is he single? I'd like to ride him around town like a bad, bad pony-”
: and nothing less than 7 inches for our Izzy” Kinky and we know it :P


1h fuckyeahclaryfray fuckyeahclaryfray@fyeahclaryfray
  Cannot believe the Alex/Jamie argument is still going so strong. Must be the longest and most ridiculous argument in fandom history by now
this is really awesome!!! i may have to read this book now!

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