Find below a full description of the activities and extras of our Heroes of the Shadow World event in New York!
Panels are Q&A activities where fans can interact directly with the guests and ask questions. It’s also an opportunity for guests to share anecdotes and memories about the show. Panels will include a mix of cast and crew members to give fans the ultimate opportunity to ask questions about what happened on both sides of the camera.
Some panels may be moderated, which is comparable to an interview on stage.
It is expected that fans are respectful of guests’ comfort level and personal boundaries. Please refrain from asking personal questions or using disrespectful language towards any guest. All questions will be screened by event staff.
Panels may not be recorded in order to give the guests more freedom in their replies. The consequence of recording is removal from the convention and the recording must be deleted.
Photographs may be taken, but using a flash is forbidden.
Panels will be held in English and will not be translated.
All panels are included in all passes and there is no additional charge.
Listed below are the extras that will be available for purchase, some of which are included in various pass levels. Prices for individual guests are set by negotiations with each guest, which means the prices and availability for each extra cannot be released until the guest has been confirmed.
You always wanted to be your favorite character of Shadowhunters?
You are creative and have designed your own Shadow World cosplay?
You created your own Shadow World Character?
You can’t sew for the life of you, but are a talented performer?
If you answered one or more of the above questions with an enthusiastic yes, then we have great news for you:
Our Heroes of the Shadow World Cosplay Contest will shine a spotlight on you and your talent!
The Cosplay Contest will take place on Saturday evening and can be attended free of charge by all pass holders during the in-person convention.
How to join the contest?
You can find an overview of our passes and make a purchase HERE.
Make sure that your performance and cosplay follow the rules.
- NO weapons, NO weapon replicas, NO weapon props are allowed into the convention area. No exceptions.
- Every weapon that is forbidden by law
- All blunt, sharp, choking, shooting and thrusting weapons
- Any kind of pyrotechnics
CLOTHES / COSPLAY
- Stings attached to your costume must be blunt and can not be longer than 2 inches/5 cm.
- Metal, wooden or plastic chains must be attached to the material of your costume without the option to remove them.
- Cosplays/ clothes should not have sharp corners and edges.
Wings (or other huge attachments) are not allowed if:
- They take away the sight of the people sitting behind you in the panel room
- You can’t walk through a door without taking them off
- They are made of wood, metal, plastic or other hard materials
Steles are only allowed if they are not usable as blunt or sharp weapons.
If you you need one of these items for Cosplay Contest, we may be able to store it and give it to you for the contest only.
Please get in contact with us via mail before the con and let us know the exact size, material and sort of Prop you would like to use, and we will tell you if it is possible.
Golden convention rule: Please keep the enjoyment and safety of all attendees in mind.
- No obscene, sexual or offensive action can be shown
- No excessive violence (a fight sequence is allowed)
- No use of (fake) blood, confetti, glitter or anything that will mess up the stage
- No racist, illegal, dangerous or hateful behavior
If you break any of the convention or cosplay rules, it can lead to your exclusion from the convention.
If you are not sure if something you would like to bring or do on stage is allowed, please get in touch with us so we can help you out with your questions.
How to win the contest?
A Jury (members yet to be announced) will hand out awards in three different categories:
For this category, it doesn’t matter if you created your costume yourself or bought it. The only thing that matters is your performance.
Note: Doing only a catwalk will not be enough to win this category.
For this category, only your skills of creating the cosplay and the result count. It doesn’t matter if you do a catwalk or a performance. Just blow us away with the Cosplay.
Note: Everybody who didn’t design/craft their Cosplay themselves is excluded from this category.
For this category you must craft your Cosplay yourself AND do a performance.
If your Cosplay looks perfect and your performance was mind blowing, then you will have the chance to become ‘Hero of the Shadow World’
Note: Everybody who didn’t craft their cosplay themselves and/or does a catwalk only is excluded from this category.
What are you waiting for? 👀
Join us and become the new Hero of the Shadow World !