Thursday, October 31, 2013

Hebel Design - Angel Raziel Giveaway

Happy Halloween Shadowhunters!

Hebel Design has a Treat for's an Angel Raziel giveaway! Read the description from the Hebel Design tumblr page:

Angel Raziel

Happy Halloween giveaway!! Not candy, but Angels!! Digging up some samples and will give them away! I will choose five randoms winners who will get one of them. Some are pendants. Some are pins. Good luck! To enter, go to at bottom of page. Full site required. Open internationally!

Click here and scroll to the bottom to enter a rafflecopter giveaway. Good luck!

Shadowhunter Halloween Gallery: Share your #TMIHalloween photos here

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, SHADOWHUNTERS AND DOWNWORLDERS! We bring you a day filled with all things TMI-licious! Enjoy the costumes, pumpkins and all things Shadowhunters and make sure to tweet us at @TMI_Institute with the #TMIHalloween tag so we can post your photo here! We will be adding new photos all day long so stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Jamie Campbell Bower Discusses 'City of Ashes'

Digital Spy recently spoke with 'Mortal Instruments' star Jamie Campbell Bower at the launch event for BT TV's partnership with Curzon Home Cinema about the future of the franchise. Jamie had this to say about Constantin moving forward with the production, "We have seen a lot of [those films] flounder, and so if Constantin feel comfortable to move on to the next Mortal Instruments film, I'm happy for that." 

Bower admits that while being part of a huge franchise is great connecting with fans is what it's all about. He went on to tell Digital Spy, "Even from being a small part of something like Twilight, I found out that actually, what's really important is having a connection with the fans."

"It's great to be able to sit here and do press, but if I can go out there and I can do a mall tour - which is what we did for Mortal Instruments and for Twilight - that actually can make somebody's day. And that's sort of what I'm doing this for."

We could not agree more! Hearing Jamie talk about the importance of fans and why he is eager to pick up where he left off as Shadowhunter Jace Wayland makes us all very excited!

It was only early September when we found out the production of the 'City of Bones' sequel was halted, and earlier this month we learned that City of Ashes would still be filming in 2014. Fans of 'The Mortal Instruments' collectively expressed their enthusiasm with renewed hope for the adaptation, and it's amazing to see the actors are just as happy to reprise their roles.

Since COA is moving forward what Jace scenes are you most thrilled to see make it from book to movie? Let us know in a comment or tweet us @TMI_Institute!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Shadowhunter's Codex is here!

I've been waiting to talk about The Shadowhunter's Codex until my copy came in. It is here so let's have a look. 

First of all, I ordered the regular edition, pictured above.  It is a hardback book in a dust jacket. 
This is the look under the jacket. Camera doesn't do it justice. Color is beautiful and it has a silky feel.

Our Twitter friend @Urs_Uriarte posted this picture of her "deluxe" edition. 
It appears the books are the same, it is just a matter of the outside cover.

As you can see above on the bottom right and below, we have some gorgeous images on the front and back inside covers. 

Immediately on the title page you see this hilarious interaction between Simon, Clary, and Jace.

Study the handwriting a closely because these three make notes throughout the Codex.

So, if you don't have lot to spend, you really aren't missing much by getting theore "deluxe" edition. Codex is full of interesting information and graphics. I leave you with a few more images. And feel free to tweet us with your copy of the Codex!

EDIT: the images from the front and back covers were mistakenly labeled as drawn by Cassandra Jean. This tidbit has been fixed in the text. The image in the bottom right of the collage is by Charles Vess and the full size image was done by Rebecca Guay. However the Codex does in fact contain images by Cassandra Jean.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers up for People's Choice!

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

"Back to the drawing board," say EP Moszkowicz on 'City of Ashes' project

Variety reports no director connected to TMI sequel at this time

TMI Director Harald Zwart at the Toronto premiere
Yesterday, Shadowhunters worldwide breathed a collective sigh of relief when The Hollywood Reporter shared news from Martin Moszkowicz, executive producer of The Mortal Instruments, that the sequel, City of Ashes, would start filming in 2014. Now, Variety has an exclusive of their own.

At this time, executives at Constantin are working to fix all the mistakes they felt were made in the first film. City of Ashes production came to a screeching halt amid tepid ticket sales, causing Hollywood insiders and fans alike to wonder if the follow up film would even be made. The first real surprise in this new article is that Harald Zwart is not connected to the sequel at the moment, but they are in talks with him. 

”We are talking to him and others. At the moment there is no director attached,” Moszkowicz said. ”It also depends on his professional availability of course.”

Even though there may be many changes coming, the one fact holds true. Moszkowicz believes in the work of TMI author, Cassandra Clare. “We believe strongly in her and the world that she has brought to the readers, but we feel that the movie obviously under-performed. Something was wrong there, and we are trying to make it right the next time,” Moszkowicz said.

Changes to the marketing strategy are in the cards, including the target demo. “Maybe we have targeted too young an audience,” he said. “They are very outspoken, especially in the social media world; they are extremely active. But the readers of the books are from 14 to 34 — that’s the main age group — and maybe some of them had issues with how it was marketed. We need to go behind that, and find out exactly what it was.

“It is an ongoing discussion that we are having, and it is not done. We haven’t made a final decision. But we will only move forward — and we plan to move forward — when we feel we are going to get it right,” Moszkowicz said.

Although the intention is to shoot the film sometime next year, it is not carved in stone.

“That is the plan, but it is not a given,” Moszkowicz said. “We believe in that franchise, and we would like to do that, but we need to get it right.”

What do you think of this latest revelation? Would you like to see Harald Zwart return as director or do you have someone else in mind to take the project? Share your thoughts below.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

MOVIE NEWS: Production for CITY OF ASHES starts in 2014

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Bower Sword - H 2013
BIG NEWS, SHADOWHUNTERS!!! Constantin is moving forward with Cassandra Clare’s best-selling Mortal Instruments franchise and plans to restart production on the second film in the series, The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, next year.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Martin Moszkowicz, Constantin Film’s head of film and TV, said Clare’s massive fan base has responded positively to the adaptation and that Constantin is determined to continue the franchise.  City of Bones, starring Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, opened to $14 million over its first five-day weekend and grossed about $31 million domestically for Sony/Screen Gems.City of Bones, which was also critically panned, had a reported $60 million budget, with Sony putting up an estimated $60 million more to promote the film's release.
"The fan response, from the blogosphere and the thousands of mails we have received, has encouraged us to keep going,” Moszkowicz told The Hollywood Reporter. “It's been overwhelmingly positive, in contrast to some other YA titles.”
Moszkowicz said international returns for City of Bones means the first film’s worldwide take is now close to $100 million but admits box office revenue was below Constantin’s forecasts.
“We are analyzing what we did wrong with the first film, particularly with the positioning and marketing, and what changes we have to make. We are working with a great group of people to reposition the franchise (for City of Ashes).”
According to The Hollywood ReporterMoszkowicz suggested one reason for City of Bones’ misfire may have been a marketing campaign that was too narrowly focused on teenage fans, to the detriment of Clare’s twenty- and thirtysomething readers. (INSTITUTE SAYS .... AMEN TO THAT!) 
“The readers of Mortal Instruments are older than you might think,” he said. “That may have been one issue in our marketing, that we focused too much on a very young audience segment."

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mortal Instruments Fan of the Month: October

Month of:  OCTOBER        

Mini Showcase:

The Silence is Loud is one of many original songs inspired by the TMI series, by Selena Thor:

There in the silence, is where I'd like to stay
holding your hand, but you feel so far away
those gold eyes of yours, as they stare back at me
holds the pieces of your heart, the only ones I see

'Cause, I will not run, but I will not stay

I fought for your freedom, only to get it his way
The darkness inside you scares the death of me
'Cause the silence is loud enough
to hear the shadows screaming

There in the darkness, you lay next to me

My blood runs cold 'cause, I know you can't see
that these hands of mine, feel so empty
without your love I'll, fall away so quickly

'Cause, I will not run, but I will not stay

I fought for your freedom, only to get it his way
The darkness inside you scares the death of me
'Cause the silence is loud enough
to hear the shadows screaming

Wait for me as I run

Wait for the love
The other side of the rive
holds paradise
so come undone

'Cause, you don't wanna run, you just wanna stay

He's got your mind controlled like a puppet on a string
come back to me now, come back to planet earth
'cause a burden is rising in me
as the world burns

'Cause, I will not run, but I will not stay

I fought for your freedom, only to get it his way
The darkness inside you scares the death of me
'Cause the silence is loud enough
to hear the shadows screaming


released 25 May 2013
TMI, The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones, Cassandra Clare


A cover of When The Darkness Comes by Colbie Caillat done by Selena Thor:

Fan of the Month Fun Facts: 
Name: Selena Thor
Age: 15
Where you're from: Wisconsin, United States
Favorite book: Out of the Cassandra Clare books, it's a tie between Clockwork Princess and City of Glass. They're both so amazing!
Favorite character and why: I really love Isabelle Lightwood. She's so confident and fierce, but also takes things to her attention and genuinely cares about the people around her. 
Favorite quote: "Blood isn't love" 
Favorite fan moment: I live in the middle of nowhere, so it's pretty hard to find people who read the books. But there was this one time where I went to a sandwich shop downtown, and there was this girl who was taking my order. I saw she had a tattoo on her forearm and I asked what it was. She showed me it, and it was one of The Mortal Instruments' quotes! It was so cool, we just started fangirling the entire time. It was so funny, but so awesome at the same time!

Fan of the Month Social Media:

 We hope you enjoyed meeting October's Mortal Instruments fan of the month! The Mortal Instruments have brought people together of all ages from all around the world, and we are hoping to make a few introductions that will lead into a lasting fandom family. Say hi to Selena in the comments below!

If you are interested in becoming November's Mortal Instruments fan of the month, let us know!  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sneak Peek #3 of 'The Shadowhunter's Codex': Magnus Explains Why People Become Shadowhunters!

Magnus Bane shares an essay on why people become a Shadowhunter in the newest sneak peek of the Shadowhunter Codex from Simon Teen.

Sneak Peek #2 of 'The Shadowhunter's Codex': Clary's Note!

Simon Teen has given a second sneak peek of the Shadowhunter Codex. Take a look!

Go here to see everything from Simon Teen!

Sneak Peek #1 of 'The Shadowhunter’s Codex': Shadowhunter Names!

Cover of the Special Edition of the Codex
With less than two weeks away from The Shadowhunter’s Codex hitting bookstores across the world, Simon Teen has been sharing some exclusive sneak peeks on their tumblr page!

This first sneak peek they posted explains the names of Shadowhunters:


Shadowhunters if you would like to pre-order your copy of the Codex now, visit

Let's celebrate! Jamie Campbell Bower BACK on Twitter

Guess who's back, back again, Jamie's back, tell a friend!!!

This is why we love Jamie Campbell Bower. If you've missed out on the whirlwind of the last nearly 24 hours, you probably won't notice much different. However, last night, Jamie left his Twitter account, breaking the hearts of all those fans and friends he left behind.

Now, I'm pleased to say that he is back. Here's what he had to say on Tumblr:

MORALISTIC REVERSAL Good evening all you lovely people.
I do hope this “hump day” is treating you well. I have heard through a blood relative of mine that it is Potato Week in Denmark.
Here it is. I’m coming back to twitter. I have received an overwhelming amount of support and heard stories of how you, like myself as a kid, need someone to stand up and speak the weirdness it is that you feel.
I have made the conscious decision to reactivate my account. There are too many people to let down if i stay away.
I feel somewhat responsible for you all.
This however does not take away from the fact that a select group of individuals really fucked me off and betrayed my hard earned trust. Believe me when i say this.
I love the true people that make my world better (through social media) and i wish i could reply to any of you but the fact of matter is, if i respond to 1 person i’m only going to piss off the numerous others that i cant get back to.
I love all you true Muddafuckahhhhhhhhhssssssss. and to those who bent me over and fucked me without any lube in the words of Asher Roth “sucka dick butt kiss”
princess Jamie.
Thanks so much to our favorite Tweep, Jamie Campbell Bower, for coming back to Twitter and rocking our worlds! We love ya, Jamie!!! :)

Jamie Campbell Bower leaves twitter

I'm regretfully having to share some bad news this morning. Jamie Campbell Bower has left his Twitter account @jamiebower after a group attempted to hack it.
Jamie, who is known best to us a Jace Wayland in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones shared his thoughts on his Tumblr account.

“Twitter go Bye Bye
Good morrow fair children
i trust we all slept well?
Last night there was a group of people, who called themselves “fans”, attempting to “hack” my twitter account. This has lead me to dispose of said account.
I understand that these particular individuals are not a reflection on all of you gorgeous people but it only takes a minority to fuck shit up and ruin it for everybody.
I loved twitter and it was with a heavy heart that i had to make such a drastic decision but heres the kicker, i as a person have no obligation to share my life with the outside world but i wanted everyone who has supported me to feel somewhat involved, invited or part of my bizarre existence. I have said in interviews that i always felt “outside” or perhaps a “spaceman” and twitter offered me the possibility to feel connected to others, who perhaps, feel the same way, because i had no one to connect with as a kid or a tangible figurehead that felt the same as i did.
I am sorry for those who feel let down by me. I feel let down
I love you. But i dont need more self righteous Daily Mail cunts in my life.
x “
As someone who has followed his tweets for a long time and been very blessed to get a chance to meet and interview him twice now, it is such a shame that some stupid group of “fans” had to ruin it for such a sweet guy. The thing that everyone should remember is that he is a person and has real feelings, not just some random twitter handle with no face or name. And being someone in the spotlight, I couldn’t even imagine how horrible it would be if people hacked my twitter and used it for personal gain. If Jamie feels about Twitter like most of us do, Twitter is a sanctuary for people who just want to reach out to the world and share experience and get interaction and love. I’ll miss Jamie’s tweets immensely and hope that one day he’ll feel safe enough to rejoin.
x Amber

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' DVD Cover!

Last week, we told you fabulous shadowhunters that the DVD for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones film will be available in stores on December 3, 2013 in the US! 

And now, they released the cover! Doesn't it look amazing? 

According to TheHDRoom, this DVD package will include several exclusives from the film, such as:
The Blu-ray edition of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will be presented in 2.4:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Bonus features include the following:
  • Interactive Lineage Tracker (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Deadly Attraction - Lily Collins & Jamie Campbell Bower on their roles as Clary Fray and Jace Wayland (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Entering The Shadow World - creating the extraordinary creatures of the Shadow World (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Into the Shadows - from book to screen (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bringing Them To Life - filmmakers and cast discuss the characters of The Mortal Instruments
  • Descendants Of The Cup - a look at the stunts and the cast's transformation into Shadowhunters
  • "Almost Is Never Enough" music video by Ariana Grande ft. Nathan Sykes
Shadowhunters you can pre-order it now via Amazon

Sunday, October 13, 2013

'The Mortal Instruments' DVD Release Date for USA!

Finally a release date!

The DVD for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will be available in stores in the US on December 3, 2013!
Shadowhunters pre-order now for your copy via Amazon. Also, buy more than one to give away as Christmas presents! 

For shadowhunters in the UK, you can purchase your copy on January 27, 2014.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Cassie Clare talks about the relationship between Sebastian and Clary

Cassie Clare shared some explanation about the relationship of our fave villian Sebastian Verlac aka Jonathan Morgenstern. Don't read on if you haven't read City of Lost Souls. 
of Sebastian and Clary
Hi Cassie, first I love your books and I can’t wait for CoHF to come out, even though I’m kind of scare that it might break my heart, anyways, I don’t know if you’ve already answered this question ( sorry if you have) but can you please help me to better understand Jonathan/Sebastian’s feelings or non feelings or whatever his deal is towards Clary? Or is it going to be better explained in CoHF? Thanks! — racheltavarez18 
Jonathan/Sebastian’s relationship with and feelings toward Clary are complicated. Part of the reason they are not just explicit on the page “Jonathan looked at Clary, and realized that he loved her as a sister/hated her as an enemy/loved her the way you love a pet frog and did not have any other feelings or any conflicting emotions as regarded her” is because Sebastian is himself working through what he feels about Clary. (Also because no one actually thinks that way.)
Ideally, all characters have complicated emotions about other characters. Alec loves Jace like a brother, but he did once have a crush on him, and he also is sometimes jealous of him for getting all the attention, and he feels protective of him but also is driven to distraction by his self-destructiveness and recklessness. Even positive emotions are complicated.
Sebastian is a character who has a very uneasy relationship with emotions at all. He was probably attached to Valentine. He got very upset at the idea that Valentine might have cared about Jace. He doesn’t really think of himself as someone who can love but he gets annoyed when people don’t love him. He actually goes on at great length in City of Lost Souls to Clary about what he thinks he feels about her (“You know, when I first met you, in Idris, I had hopes—I had thought you would be like me. And when you were nothing like me, I hated you. And then, when I was brought back, and Jace told me what you did, I realized that I had been wrong. You are like me” — etc. pg 361) , and then she explains to Jace in the end what she thinks Sebastian feels about her. (“Loneliness drove him as much as a desire for power—loneliness and a need to be loved without any corresponding understanding that love was something you earned. “)
Now you don’t necessarily have to believe Sebastian when he talks about his feelings, and you could think Clary is wrong. Or I guess you could be looking for something really explicit and categorizable — “He loved her as a frequent traveler loved a rolling suitcase” — but sometimes the thing is that the characters don’t necessarily understand or want to comprehend their own emotions explicitly because they are in the process of coming to understand them. Think of Harry and Snape — how Snape actually felt about Harry was somewhat baffling right up to the end of the Harry Potter series because the development of Snape’s relationship towards our protagonist is, in fact, his character arc. You cannot just be told it up front. That would wreck the story.
So I guess the answer is that you really need to read to the end of the series to get the clear picture of how Sebastian feels about Clary because again, how this particular character feels about the protagonist is his character arc. I don’t think my explaining it would be a good idea further than it has already been explained in the books — I wouldn’t have been all that happy with someone who had handed me a card that said SNAPE HAS COMPLICATED FEELINGS ABOUT HARRY BECAUSE HE WAS IN LOVE WITH HIS DEAD MOM before Deathly Hallows came out. (Though, admittedly, I had guessed. But I still prefer the journey on the page, and therefore I inflict it on you!)
You can read more about Sebastian in this outtake from City of Glass. Go here to read it.

Cassie Clare shares 'Magisterium' character description

It's a year away before The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes out, but Cassie took to Tumblr to share some fan art by Cassandra Jean to talk about one of the characters, Callum Hunt.

Tell us description of characters Magisterium to do fan art? I know that Call has an injured leg, Tamara has black hair, but you can go into details?— helenaandsherry
 I guess I can start with Call? I feel odd going into detail without Holly! Call is average height for his age, but one of his legs is shorter than the other. He has had surgeries on it to correct it since he was a child but none of them worked. He leg hurts often; it’s not why he’s a cranky boy, but he is one. He has dark hair and gray eyes. He hates people commenting on his limp, he rides a skateboard sometimes, he once kidnapped a naked mole rat. Here’s Cassandra JP’s interpretation of him: I did realize recently that it’s fall 2013 which means The Iron Trial comes out in one year. Eeek!
What do you think about this new character and the Magisterium series? Share your thoughts below

Behind-the-Scene Photos on the set of 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'!

Hope Fleury (young Clary Fray)
The amazing author, Cassandra Clare has been sharing some behind-the-scenes photos from the set of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones on her tumblr page

The first photo (above) is of the two adorable actresses who played the younger versions of Clary Fray in the film. 

This second photo (below) is of Valentine Morgenstern talking to baby Jace Wayland:

Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Valentine Morgenstern)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

'Mortal Instruments' 2013 Leaf Autograph Guide

If you have been collecting the 2013 Leaf The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones trading cards the following is a must read!

The Cardboard Connection has put together a guide for collectors with pictures, descriptions, and links to shop for individual cards.

...The full checklist totals 11 Autographs and ten Wardrobe Autographs....

These two are just a sampling of what is available.

Lily Collins autograph card

Jamie Campbell Bower autographed wardrobe card

Visit the Cardboard Connection for the full autograph guide. Have you collected any of these autograph cards? Sound off in the comments below, and/or tweet us @TMI_Institute.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Jamie Campbell Bower Looks Dark and Dashing in AnOther Man Magazine

Jamie Campbell Bower is featured in AnOther Man Magazine's fall/winter issue.
Bower is looking incredibly fashionable and very handsome in the black and white shoot.

You can read about what Jamie had to say in AnOther Man Magazine's interview!

'The Mortal Instruments' star has been keeping busy and looking the Shadowhunter part in his dark attire. Even when Jamie is not playing the role of Jace Wayland he still captures everyone's attention.

It's great to see J.C.B. taking on other projects! Don't you agree?

Comment below to share your thoughts!

Lily Collins is the New Face of Lanc么me

Lily Collins, Lancome
Lily Collins is the new face of Lancme

Lancme knows what we've known now for a very long time: Lily Collins is an It Girl. They have now selected The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones actress as the Brand Ambassadress of Lancme. 

According to E! Online, Lily will be popping up in in glossy magazine ads—her first will be for Lanc么me's French Ballerine makeup collection to released in January—the star now has even more reason to experiment with her red carpet hair and makeup.

Congrats to our Clary Fray and much success in this brand new endeavor for Ms. Collins! 

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