Today I got to meet the author of The Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices, Cassandra Clare. The first instalment of The Mortal Instruments, The City of Bones is currently filming in Toronto. In fact the wrap party is being held tonight with only 3 days until the movie’s set to finish.
I arrived at Indigo at Yorkdale Shopping Centre around 10:40am for a 2:00pm signing. The first two women in line arrived at 7am after driving all the way from Kingston, Ontario. There were also a group of friends in line behind me who drove from Pennsylvania. It was a long day of waiting with Shadowhunters taking over the entire store, not only filling up the space between all the rows of books upstairs but downstairs as well. One women who worked at the store walked around handing out rune tattoos to everyone while others put sticky notes in all of the books that fans wanted to be signed. 1 book from each series was allowed to be personalized but any others would also be signed.
After about a half and hour Q&A with Cassie the book signing started where they took groups of people at a time (approximately 20). Fans were organized by being given a group number. I was 8 but I know it went to at least 23. There was said to have been around 700 people in attendance. Cassandra was incredibly sweet making sure she had time to speak with everyone who waited in line for a few moments before moving on to the next person.