Hi all! So I went to Forsaken this weekend, if you don’t know what that is, it was a Shadowhunters con in London with Maxim Roy (Jocelyn), Jon Cor (Hodge), Kaitlyn Leeb (Camille) and Joel Labelle (Alaric).
It was so much fun, and since it was their first con/they’re not the main cast it was so small, nice and chill. They were all so down to earth, humbled and overwhelmed that we came to see/speak to them. They each had two panels (one on each day) and a full guest panel, I’ve managed to write up most of what I can remember below. Obviously there’s a lot I haven’t captured, but highlights/best moments are under the cut!
A lot of things we discussed were personal/non-Shadowhunter related, if you just want to read the bits to do with the show, just read the bits that have been bolded.
“As crime scene investigators, we meet people on the worst day of their lives. They’ve just lost a family member, somebody they loved, often in a horrible way. A piece of their heart is gone, and will never be replaced. The phrase we’re trained to offer them, “I’m sorry for your loss”, as we know now, doesn’t offer much. Warrick Brown was a young boy when his parents passed away. Much too young to learn that life can be so tragically short. But I think that it taught him how precious life is, and so he lived his life to the fullest, each day as if it was his last day. I was with Warrick on his last day. All the qualities that defined him, his tenaciousness, his deep sense of loyalty, his courage to risk his life for what he knew was right, all those traits were with him on that last day. Just before he died, we were all having breakfast together. Our team. His friends. His family. And Warrick was…he was… I’m going to miss him so much.”
Day 5: Amy Lee Born: December 13th, 1981 (United States) Bands/Projects: Solo (2000 –
present), Evanescence (1995 – present)
Collaborations: David Hodges (2000); Big Dismal (2003); Seether (2004); Johnny
Cash tribute (2006); Korn (2007)
Soundtracks: Nightmare Revisited (2008); Muppets: The Green Album (2011);
War Story (2014); Indigo Grey: The Passage (2015); I Am Her (2016); Voice from
the Stone (2017); Blind (2017)
Curiosities: ♦ In high school, Amy was active in choir and drama. She was
also president of the choir and while there, she wrote the song “Listen to
the Rain”, which was performed by the Pulaski Academy mixed choir. ♦ Amy is a spokesperson and support some social foundations or movements
dedicated to several campaigns, such as ‘Out of the Shadows’ (Epilepsy
Foundation), ‘To Write Love in Her Arms’ (a non-profit movement dedicated to
presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction,
self-injury and suicide) or Restore Freedom (campaign against sex trafficking).
Personal life: Amy is married to long time
friend, Josh Hartzler, who is a therapist. ‘Bring Me to Life’ and ‘Good Enough’
were inspired by him. They have a son since 2014.