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07 July 2009 @ 12:27 pm
party party party  
So I've already mentioned this to some of you, but a little while ago Simon and Schuster let me know that they were planning a special end-of-summer event for The Mortal Instruments series, emceed by the lovely blackholly. A mad, massive TMI themed party, if you will, to be held — where else? — in New York City, where I will be signing books, answering questions, and making some Very Special Announcements about the future of the Shadowhunters books, what's up next, and sharing some (I think) fairly awesome news. I now have the date and place and time, so I'm going to share them with you.


* Saturday, August 22
* 12:00pm – 2:00pm
* Bryant Park Reading Room, on the 42nd Street side of Bryant Park between 5th and 6th Ave.

"Join New York Times best-selling author Cassandra Clare for TWO special announcements about her urban fantasy series, The Mortal Instruments. Cassandra will read and sign books and special guest Holly Black will emcee the event! Don’t miss the chance to get books signed and hear some top secret news from Cassandra herself!"

This is going to be a little different than other signing events. For one thing, the main focus of the event is the announcements of the top sekrit news (which yes will be made public after the event is over). There are also going to be giveaways — signed posters and and excerpts from The Clockwork Angel (you'll be able to choose between two different excerpts with different covers) and perhaps a sneak peek at blackholly's new book The White Cat.

There is, if you want to attend, an RSVP email address:


where you can let S&S know that you're coming (just include your name. And the names of anyone coming with you. So they can make a list of names). You don't need to RSVP in order to come. You can just show up. Bryant Park Reading room is a public space. HOWEVER, if you do RSVP, you get entered in a drawing to win a Shadowhunters flash drive loaded up with excerpts from the Mortal Instruments books, an outtake from The Clockwork Angel, and even an as-yet-unread-by-anyone 10,000 word novella that tells the story of Jocelyn's early life and marriage to Valentine from her point of view (and not just the version she decided Clary should hear . . .)

{Edited to add: PLEASE don't RSVP unless you're coming. You have to actually *be present at the event* to win the drawing. We'll have two names of winners and a list of backup names and just keep going down the list until we get to someone who is actually present to get the flash drives. You can't win if you don't show up, so be nice and don't RSVP unless you're actually going to be there!}

I think it will be tons of fun, and not like any event I've ever done before or am likely to do again! I hope to see those of you who can make it there. And if you can't, there will be a full recap of the party the next day.
coppervalecoppervale on July 7th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
Okay, that sounds rocking cool, Cassie.
➜ к-к-кяιsτα: [STOCK] heartsronsenburg on July 7th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
When will you ever come to Chicago? ;;
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on July 7th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
Actually, this October. Part of Teen Read Week.
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(Anonymous) on July 7th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
That sounds so fun!
Do you remember this?:
Anyways, I really wish that I could come, but as you may know I'm stuck here in Canada, oh well :)
dhfreakdhfreak on July 7th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
That is so amazing. I wish I could be there. To bad I am in Los Angeles. Hope you can spread the news after the event. lol... Can't wait for the new series.
happytwilighterhappytwilighter on July 7th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to come, but there's no way I can make it... all my travel/event money is going to ComicCon this year. I know you'll all have a blast! I can't wait to hear about all the funness after the event. If you have an event anywhere in Florida... I'm totally there!! :-)
(Anonymous) on July 7th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
So jealous I'm not anywhere near NYC. You should consider a giant Chicago party sometime ;) Maybe plan the next shadow hunter series to take place in Chicago instead of England haha.
dani_bookworm91: reading <3dani_bookworm91 on July 7th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
I want to goo!
Lizzieinvincible1863 on July 7th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
I wanna go, I wanna go! But I don't know if I'll be able to get anyone to take me to City just for the party. I'll ahve to see what I can do.
mmrm26 on July 7th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
That sounds so exciting! Too bad I can't go!
Please share all of the news later with the people that are not able to go. I wish I could come, but I doubt I can. Even though I've been wanting to visit New York again in like forever. I'll have to see if I can convince my parents. It's not something easy though.
The part about the fairly awesome news you're going to share is getting me WAY exciting. I have tons of things in mind of what it could be.
lovesthecommalovesthecomma on July 7th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
Totally there!
almostemersonalmostemerson on July 7th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
Oh my dear goodness!
Why oh why am I stuck in California?! This sounds like an amazing event. I'm sure everyone who goes will have a lovely time! *attempts to rein in her obvious jealousy*
Dorothy: TMI - Clary - Jacketxjustadoreher on July 7th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)

And... I so totally want that Shadowhunter flash drive. That sounds epicly awesome.

Cassie Clarecassandraclare on July 7th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Well, you'll find out, eh?
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(Anonymous) on July 7th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
What do we put in the RSPV email? Just our names?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on July 7th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
rose_writerrose_writer on July 8th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
I want to go so badly! I have been a fan of this series for so long, and I really believe some celebration is in order! Sadly, though, I live in Canada and will be at my cottage at the time of this. Will you be posting the exciting news her on your blog afterwords, perhaps?
jkrsunkmyshipjkrsunkmyship on July 8th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
Ugh. Why couldn't this happen a week later!? I'm moving to Philadelphia a week after this, and NYC is only a little over an hour away. Bummer.

Any chance you'll be coming to Philly sometime after September? Or any other appearances in NYC scheduled later on?
(Anonymous) on July 8th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
TMI Party in NYC
This is yet another of those times that living in New Mexico is not only less than wonderful but is much too far away from great fun happening!! ::pouts:: Albuquerque is kind of far from NYC...
(Anonymous) on July 8th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
*dismayed look* I don't live in New York... I don't even live in the US. I live in Canada. The part of Canada across the continent. D= Wish I could come.

--Archer (The Glitterbug)
Arden: tmi damneddancinpenguins on July 8th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
Fairly awesome news, eh? :O

I am going to keep my fingers and toes and other digits crossed that it is a certain something we have all been patiently sitting waiting to hear about, as you asked us to. ;D (Not that a bunch of us have already gone and created a tmi_movie comm just in case, or anything. *cough*)

But either way, this is awesome. I wish I lived closer. Especially for the chance to read more about Jocelyn/Valentine!
lilaznjewellilaznjewel on July 8th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
What if someone wins the flashdrive, but for some reason could not make it? Would someone else get it?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on July 8th, 2009 10:15 am (UTC)
Yes, someone else would get it, otherwise people who had no intention of coming at all would RSVP, which . . . kind of defeats the purpose.
Like a New Woman: OTP!stephandra on July 8th, 2009 04:37 am (UTC)
Ha. Man does living in the south blow sometimes. I love events like this and never get to go.
(Anonymous) on July 8th, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
Aug 09 Book signing Party
Oh man there is no way I'm going to be able to make it but I sure would love to read that 10,000 word novella about Jocelyn. Very Serious, Deanne Maynard
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on July 8th, 2009 10:13 am (UTC)
Re: Aug 09 Book signing Party
Well, if it helps, the party is actually on 22 August.
(Anonymous) on July 8th, 2009 09:31 am (UTC)
My son's baby is due the 19th of August here in Denver and I am supposed to be in the room with my daughter-in-law - a welcome honor. Yet I find myself thinking "If the baby comes early, maybe I can pull off attending this event."
How sad is that? Bad Grandma! But still, maybe...
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on July 8th, 2009 10:16 am (UTC)
Well, congratulations, either way!
forbiddenlurve: VAforbiddenlurve on July 8th, 2009 11:40 am (UTC)
Awwww. :(
Sucks living overseas.
I wish you could come to Australia.
Victoria: pic#76338158cjs_forever on July 8th, 2009 12:14 pm (UTC)
Oh my God, I'm five hours away. This hurts, cause I probably can't go. Carpool, anyone? I'm in Upstate. ;)
YUKI: Jace Waylandreitafangirl on July 8th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
How exciting! Me and my friend will totally be there! Really hope that its a movie announcement! Though I don't want to give speculation, but that would be a very cool announcement! No matter what I'm going to be there! You can count on that!

Btw, when will you be over in Pennsylvania?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on July 8th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
I was in Pennsylvania for the book launch party of City of Glass this March!

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