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Possible ‘Mortal Instruments’ & ‘Infernal Devices’ convention in the works

Photo: Tiegan on DeviantArt

Photo: Tiegan on DeviantArt

There’s no doubt that fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices are some of the most dedicated and passionate fans in Young Adult literature.

So it’s a wonder we didn’t think of this sooner!

A few fans got to talking about organizing a Mortal InstrumentsInfernal Devices convention where fans could gather and let the antics ensue. Even Cassandra Clare is on board!

There has been talk about it being held in New York City, where we were all introduced to the Shadowhunters who captured our hearts, and sometime around the release of City of Lost Souls or City of Heavenly Fire or even perhaps in conjunction with the release of the City of Bones movie (just think how cool it would be to get Screen Gems involved and perhaps have some members of the cast to attend!).

Here are all the details from Dayna:

Being a fan of both of Cassandra Clare’s 2 series, I (Dayna) frequent the google group for them quite often. Just recently there has been talk about how awesome it would be to have a TMI/ID con. Where? You might ask. Well, in the home of TMI itself, New York of course! Thanks to Mina and Eileen, this may well be possible. I personally think this is an absolutely amazing idea -it even has the backing of Cassie herself- and if I can help in some way and/or can get myself to New York then I am SO there. After fans discussing it during the YA Crush Tourney thread, a new thread was set up specially for it and here’s the post about it:

Hello Everyone,

I’ve been talking with Mina Blak, and we came up with a crazy idea for
starting a convention for all people who are interested in Cassandra
Clare’s TMI/ID Universe. We were thinking of holding it in New York
City sometime next year, hopefully around the time that City of Lost
Souls is being published.

We’d like to see how many people would be legitimately interested in
an endeavor like this. We’d like to know if you’re interested in
attending, organizing, or anything of the sort. Any feedback is
really appreciated, since if we were to actually come up with
something, we’d have to start working very soon.

I currently live in Wisconsin, USA. This means that organizing
something on the East Coast wouldn’t be the easiest thing for me, but
I’d be willing to try if there’s enough expressed interest in
something like this.

I’m asking everyone to make this go viral. Post something about this
on your Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and anywhere else you can think to
see what kind of feedback we could get.

If you’re interested in getting a hold of me personally, here’s my
contact information. Please no spam, just legitimate questions and
feedback only, and put something in the subject line about
“convention” here:!/thewisepenseuse

Thank you
~Eileen Kelm

So….what do you guys think?? Since that post there has been talk about maybe having it around the release of the City of Bones movie (how would it be if it coincided with the movie?!?!) or maybe for the release of the last book, City of Heavenly Fire. I think to have it then would be the perfect way to say good bye and fairwell to such an amazing series. There are bound to be some tears shed.

So, what I’d like you to do is help us TMI/ID fans spread the word. Post about it anywhere you can, tell all your friend’s. Let’s get this news going global. We need as much interest as possible to make this awesome event really happen for reals.

If you have experience in organizing events/conventions (or even if you don’t but may have a brilliant idea) please put your suggestions forward on how we could raise the funds for such an event as this. My own suggestion would be to see if any organisations would be willing to sponsor the event (maybe even Simon & Schuster would be interested)? Or even a fan or 2 who could contribute “x” amount of money towards funds (a bit like a producer of a movie I suppose) where they would then earn a percentage of the profits if the convention is successful? Just an idea or 2 there.

Just how cool would it be to have a Mortal Instruments-Infernal Devices convention where fans from all over the world could gather to pay tribute to two amazing series?

Don’t forget to spread the word and if you have any ideas don’t forget to leave a comment here or at Dayna’s website or email Eilen (

Would you be interested?

About Alyssa Barbieri (2800 Articles)
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8 Comments on Possible ‘Mortal Instruments’ & ‘Infernal Devices’ convention in the works

  1. Thanks so much for endorsing our idea, let’s see how far we can really get this going! If anyone has any ideas, especially for fundraising, please contact me at any of my different addresses above. Thank you again, Alyssa, for posting this! ~Eileen Kelm

  2. Dearest Alyssa, ❤

    Thank you so much for posting this! It is super-exciting to see how fast everyone has taken to our idea, and of course, having you on board means more to us than you can imagine.
    Having the convention take place around the release of CoHF would be so bittersweet and very, very symbolic for everyone involved!
    Thank you so much for spreading the word and looking forward to all of us together turning this dream into one hell of a rocking event!!! – Mina Blak 🙂

  3. Jamie Rodkey // August 17, 2011 at 7:23 PM // Reply

    I’d be interested in a convention!! That’d be so Awesome!!!

  4. I would absolutely LOVE a Mortal Instruments-Infernal Devices convention. I’m literary freaking out right now. The only problem, I live in Tennessee, so it wouldn’t be easy if it was too far away.

  5. I would love to attend a convention! Except I live in Britain.

  6. When will this happen?

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