It’s hard to believe that a beloved show like Shadowhunters has yet to have a fan convention in North America, but it’s true – or at least it was! Heroes of the Shadow World will be held in NYC and promises to be a unique fandom experience, unlike any other. Not only will there be amazing guests, there will be a strong focus on the fandom, aka the Shadowfam.
The convention will be held April 3-5, 2020, at the InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel in New York City. In addition to the usual convention staples, such as panels, autographs and photo ops, the team behind the event has also added demonstrations, workshops and a night of amazing music to this convention schedule.
“Not only will you get the chance to meet your favorite stars, but you’ll also have the unique experience of a behind-the-scenes look at the Making of Shadowhunters from the crew who brought the Shadow World to life. There will also be an exclusive concert from an artist featured on the show giving fans a chance to experience part of the Shadowhunters soundtrack live.” – Heroes of the Shadow World organizers
Tickets go on sale October 26th and guests are already being announced. So far, Kimberly-Sue Murray (Seelie Queen), Vanessa Matsui (Dot), Nicola Correia-Damude (Maryse Lightwood) and Location Manager, John Rakich have been confirmed. This convention has a strong message of unity, so much so that it’s symbol is the unity rune! There is nothing that compares to the passion of the Shadowfam and we are excited to see it celebrated in such a unique and thoughtful way!
In addition, the convention will revolve around the thematic messages of representation, inclusivity, family, and love that resonate throughout the show. With that in mind, the convention is in part a fundraising event benefiting The Trevor Project, an organization close to the heart of the fandom. The convention also serves as a reunion for the cast and crew who brought the show to life both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. – Heroes of the Shadow World organizers
Shadowfam, Shadowhunters cast and crew AND it will benefit The Trevor Project?! Really, there is no downside here! For more info, head to the event page or follow the event organizers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!