June 26, 2013 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
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Come and meet Director/Actor and star of Comic Book Men KEVIN SMITH.
As well as other cast members Bryan Johnson, Michael Zapcic and Ming Chen.
Also cast members from the Walking Dead will be in attendance!
20th Anniversary of the Power Rangers!
Check out the full schedule of events and panels!
For all info on the con including tickets check out the website at http://www.floridasupercon.com
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Kevin Smith and Bryan Johnson are heading to the Florida Supercon, Kevin Eastman will be at NYCC, Rags Morales headlines a new con in Jacksonville, FL, and more.
Kevin Smith and Bryan Johnson appear at the Orlando Improv on Tuesday March 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM. Get tickets ($25) at the link!
Kevin Smith takes you on a terrifying journey inside the life and times of his best friend, Bryan Johnson (aka, Beard-Guy from AMC’s COMIC BOOK MEN). Squirm with delight as Big Bry horrifies Kev and the audience with tales of deviltry and debauchery in the Jersey ‘burbs!
9101 International Drive – Suite 2310 – Pointe Orlando, Orlando, FL
February 27, 2013 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, California, Comic Books, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Movies, Oregon, Other, Pennsylvania, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Washington, Wisconsin
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Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie Tour Kicks off on April 20, 2013
Jay and Silent Bob are back! Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are hitting the road with their new animated film, JAY & SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE – which blazes across America in a series of one-night-only shows starting April 20, 2013 in Atlanta at the Center Stage Theater. The legendary best buds from Jersey are back to dispense weed and wisdom in cartoon form and audiences will have the opportunity to watch the new movie and stick around for a rip-roaring Q&A afterwards. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 1, 2013.
Produced by Mewes and directed by first-time filmmaker Steve Stark, JAY & SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE features the voice talents of Eliza Dushku, Tara Strong, Ralph Garman, Neil Gaiman, Ben Gleib, Jon Lovitz, and the podcast stars of Smith’s SModcast Network! When they can no longer stomach the ever-growing weed of suburban crime, Jay & Silent Bob take on the mantles of costumed avengers Bluntman & Chronic, smashing super-villains they accidentally create! Can the Doobage Duo save their beloved Jersey ‘burbs from their new arch enemies, the League of Shitters? While clearly not the comic book movie the world wants, GROOVY MOVIE is the comic book movie the world needs!
“This is what can happen when you put the plug in the jug, kids!” said screenwriter and SModCo head honcho Kevin Smith of Producer (and friend of Bill W.) Jason Mewes. “I’m crazy proud of Jay for turning the soul-crushing bummer that is sobriety into productivity, making something as funny and fun as GROOVY MOVIE in the process!”
“As an actor, it was awesome to play Jay again,” said producer and voice talent Jason Mewes. “But as a producer, I sweated every nickel because I wanted to keep the budget low… And dirty.”
The budget for GROOVY MOVIE: $69,000!
“That budget figure not only makes us proud, it makes us giggle,” Smith went on to say . “We live in an age of wonder where you can make a whole cartoon movie for well under a hundred grand! And the super hero who made miracles happen for next to nothing in cost was our genius director, Canadian animator Steve Stark!”
“A few years back, Steve was a Jay & Silent Bob fan who Tweeted us a YouTube cartoon he made from an episode of SModcast,” Mewes explains. “Now the guy’s directed an entire Jay & Silent Bob cartoon movie! And since we’re using Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube to sell tour tickets, it’s like the whole cartoon’s made possible by the power of social media! SNOOTCH!”
Forgoing a standard theatrical release, SModcast Pictures (a division of SModCo) will repeat the city-by-city, one-night-only structure of their groundbreaking RED STATE USA Tour and cap each Groovy Movie screening with a performance of their Jay and Silent Bob Get Old podcast – the wildly popular live show which has sold out tours across the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. All 103 live shows recorded to date are available for download at SModcast.com and iTunes. Mewes has also produced home video versions of the show entitled, Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Teabagging in the UK, Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish: The Swearing o’the Green, and Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under.
About Jason Mewes (Jay)
Jason Mewes (@JayMewes) is the Creative Producer at SModCo Internet Radio (SIR), which launched in May 2011, as well as the Creative Producer at SModCo Internet TV (SIT), which launched in May 2012 and lives online as a YouTube channel. SModco produces Mewes’ weekly video blog called, Mewes News, which was also the first SIT video to air. Best known as the vocal half of the on-screen comedic duo, Jay and Silent Bob, Mewes has reprised his role as the celebrated character, “Jay,” in a number of films. With cult-fans following his controversial antics, Mewes has captured audiences with rebellious banter against his unspoken other half and longtime friend, Kevin Smith (Silent Bob). Since the beginning of the duo’s offbeat work together, Mewes and Smith have continued to build on their beloved character driven roles from the Jay and Silent Bob series. Most recently, Mewes wrapped Spoilers, alongside Smith, an original online series for Hulu and in 2011, he co-hosted the TV series, Cinema Enema, which reviews film in an off-kilter way. As an actor, Mewes can be seen in a starring role in the Wunderkind Pictures feature, Noobz, as well as The Last Godfather, Money Shot, K-11, and Rock Jocks. Mewes’ most noted film credits include: Smith’s award-winning Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Clerks II, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. This string of cult hits all celebrated and continued Mewes’ infamous role as “Jay,” a bawdy, fast talking, and over sexed but very likable guy. For his successful and brow-raising portrayal, MTV honored him with 2007’s Dirtiest Mouth Award.
About Kevin Smith (Silent Bob)
Kevin Smith (@ThatKevinSmith) is the fat guy who got thrown off the plane. He also made CLERKS once.
JAY & SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE TOUR DATES
|April 20||Atlanta, GA||Center Stage Theater|
|April 21||Washington, DC||Warner Theater|
|April 22||Tarrytown, NY||Tarrytown Music Hall|
|April 23||New York, NY||Best Buy Theater|
|April 24||Boston, MA||House of Blues|
|April 25||Philadelphia, PA||Keswick Theater|
|April 29||Santa Barbara, CA||Lobero Theater|
|April 30||Sacramento, CA||Crest Theater|
|May 2||San Francisco, CA||Warfield Theater|
|May 5||Los Angeles, CA||The Wiltern|
|May 9||Portland, OR||Bagdad Theater|
|May 15||Seattle, WA||Moore Theater|
|May 17||Kansas City, MO||Midland Theater|
|May 18||St. Louis, MO||The Pageant|
|May 19||Chicago, IL||The Vic Theater|
|May 20||Indianapolis, IN||Clowes Memorial Hall|
|May 21||Royal Oak, MI||Royal Oak Music Theatre|
|May 22||Milwaukee, WI||Pabst Theater|
Dates for New Jersey, Texas and Canada will be added in late March.
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Kevin Smith and Jennifer Schwalbach Smith appear on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 8:00 pm at Cobb’s Comedy Club!
Meet Jennifer Schwalbach. 12 years ago, Kevin Smith Jedi-Mind-Tricked her into giving up an awesome life for marriage. Now, there is no escape – because pre-nups are for p*ssies. Join Jennifer and Kevin at Cobb’s for a live version of their hilarious, unpredictable podcast.
Presented as part of SF Sketchfest
Cobb’s Comedy Club
915 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133
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Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Jon Lovitz Podcast Theatre!
This evening’s show is 21 and over. We will open doors at 7:00 pm (seating is first come first serve), showtime is at 10:00 pm.
Tickets include a glass of champagne per person or bottle per couple.
Two items minimum per person
Seating First Come First Serve
All Shows Have Adult Content
Jon Lovitz Comedy Club
1000 Universal Studios Blvd #222, Universal City, CA 91608
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Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes celebrate the 100th episode of Jay & Silent Bob Get Old at the Jon Lovitz Podcast Theatre on Saturday, December 22nd at 10:00pm! All proceeds from the show will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims in their hometown Highlands, NJ.
18 & over
Two items minimum per person
Seating First Come First Serve
All Shows Have Adult Content
Door Time: 09:45 PM
Jon Lovitz Comedy Club
1000 Universal Studios Blvd #222, Universal City, CA 91608
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KEVIN SMITH TO BE SPOTLIGHT GUEST AT THE CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)
Midwest Pop Culture Extravaganza Will Play Host To Top Talent
Tickets go on sale Friday, October 26!
Norwalk, CT, October 22, 2012: Show organizers for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) have today announced that noted filmmaker, comic book writer and internet radio personality, Kevin Smith, will be a Spotlight Guest at the annual Midwest pop culture extravaganza. This news about Mr. Smith, a popular celebrity who regularly attracts huge audiences to his performances and appearances, is the first in a long line of significant guest announcements that show officials will be making in the coming months. Organizers anticipate that this year’s C2E2, which will take place April 26 – 28, 2013 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center, will be by far the biggest and most anticipated event since the show was launched in 2010.
In announcing the news about Mr. Smith, show officials are also pleased to reveal that 3-Day tickets for C2E2 will go on sale Friday, October 26 at 12 noon Central Time and will be available for purchase at www.C2E2.com. Single day tickets will go on sale at a later date. Fans are encouraged to purchase their 3-Day tickets early.
“An Evening with Kevin Smith” will mark Mr. Smith’s first appearance at C2E2. A multi-talented artist, his distinct brand of humor has earned him a wide following wherever he goes. Kevin Smith’s several appearances at New York Comic Con (NYCC) have been marquee events where he has spoken in front of standing room audiences. His special appearance at C2E2 will take place on Saturday, April 27 and tickets to the event will be available onlyto C2E2 ticket-holders. Tickets for “An Evening with Kevin Smith” will be: Prime Seating, $35; Mid-tier Seating, $20; and General Seating, $10.
“This is an awesome way to kick off our guest announcements for C2E2,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2. “Kevin sets the bar very high and his commitment to C2E2 is a sure sign that our programming will be first rate. I know that we have some great guests in the pipeline, all of whom will be revealed in the near future. Kevin Smith is insanely funny and I feel extremely fortunate whenever he agrees to appear at any of our shows … there will be thousands of very eager fans to see him in Chicago. This is a huge announcement and a very auspicious way to get our guest announcements for C2E2 ‘13 underway.”
As noted, tickets for C2E2 and “An Evening with Kevin Smith” will be on sale at www.C2E2.com beginning on October 26. Anyone interested in exhibiting at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo should contact Larry Settembrini, Larry@ReedPOP.com. Organizers note that many more guests and activities will be announced in the months ahead and fans should keep their eyes on C2E2’s website for additional comics and entertainment announcements.
ABOUT KEVIN SMITH:
Smith has spent nearly twenty years as a writer/director making “Clerks”, “Mallrats”, “Chasing Amy”, “Dogma”, “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”, “Jersey Girl”, “Clerks II”, “Zack and Miri Make a Porno”, “Cop Out” and his newest film “Red State”, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
Mystifyingly, Smith also sports three DVD releases of his various college Q&As (“An Evening with Kevin Smith”; “An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder”; “A Threevening with Kevin Smith”) as well as an EPIX Original Q&A special “Kevin Smith: Too Fat For 40″.
He’s published two books full of essays and blog postings (“Silent Bob Speaks and The New York Times bestselling My Boring-Ass Life), as well as “Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith” – a collection of the best material from SModcast, Smith and producer Scott Mosier’s weekly podcast.
Aside from the films he’s directed, Smith has served as a producer on indie efforts including Bryan Johnson’s Lionsgate release “Vulgar”, multiple Academy Award winner “Good Will Hunting”, and a pair of Sundance-selected documentaries, including “Reel Paradise” and “Small Town Gay Bar”.
One of the first filmmakers to venture into cyberspace, Smith has built his fan base primarily on the web, via the thirteen year old binary village at www.viewaskew.com. Smith took the cyberworld by storm when, in February 2007, SModcast debuted online. The back-and-forth banter of Smith and Mosier has kept on for over four years paving the way for the SModcast Podcast Network.
From its January 2010, launch, smodcast.com has grown into a full-fledged network, hosting a full week of original programming featuring SMonsters of Talk, who regularly claim the top slots on iTunes as the Best Podcasts of 2007 and 2010. Audiences around the world have created a following for many other weekly shows which have also gone on to enormous success. In September 2010, SModcast officially began playing on SiriusXM’s “The Virus” channel, alongside Opie & Anthony and Ron & Fez.
The success of SModcast brought to life Smith’s idea of a black box theater in Los Angeles where he and his team could perform live podcasts whenever they wanted. In July 2010 SModcastle – the world’s first live podcast theater – opened. SModcastle quickly became the house that ‘Babble-On’ built. Garman and Smith packed audiences in weekly, routinely selling out the 50 seat venue – a feat matched only by Mewes and Smith when they launched Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.
Smith’s podcasting success did not end with SModcastle. In May 2011 S.I.R.: SModcast Internet Radio, premiered with 24 hour a day, seven days a week programming featuring live and archived Smodcast Network programs. The S.I.R. suite of shows is available through www.smodcast.com and Stitcher’s free mobile and iPad™ apps.
And if film and digital domination aren’t enough, there’s always retail: Smith owns a comic book store named Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash in Red Bank, New Jersey.
As for the hood ornaments he’s collected, there’s plenty of tin on display: the Filmmaker’s Trophy at Sundance for “Clerks”; the Prix de la Jeunesse and the International Critic’s Week Awards at the Cannes Film Festival, also for “Clerks”. He also has an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay for Chasing Amy, and a Humanitas Award for “Good Will Hunting”. Smith also received the Defender of Democracy Award from Norman Lear’s People for the American Way organization for his production of “Dogma”. “Clerks II” won both the prestigious Audience Award at the Edinburgh Film Festvial as well as the Orbit Dirtiest Mouth Moment at the MTV Movie Awards. For his writing in the comics field, Smith has received a Harvey Award, a Wizard Fan Award, an Eagle Award and saw hisGreen Arrow: Quiver named as one of 2003’s Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Service. In the fall of 2002, the town of Paulsboro in New Jersey named a street after him: Kevin Smith Way. In 2004, the Video Software Dealers Association gave Smith the DVD Visionary Award, and in 2005, he collected the Independent Spirit Award from Britain’s Empire Magazine. In April of 2006, this award-whore was given UCLA’s Jack Benny Award for Comedy, and in 2008, Smith was given the Maverick Award by the Woodstock Film Festival, as well as the Vision Award from the DGA-affiliated Filmmaker’s Alliance.
But he’d chuck it all for his wife and kid. Smith married wife Jennifer in April ’99 and celebrated the birth of their daughter, Harley Quinn, in June of that same year. The wedding was not white, to say the least.
ABOUT REEDPOP: ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime & East, Star Wars Celebration, Fantasy Football Fest and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013 ReePOP will add Star Wars Celebration Europe and PAX Australia to its rapidly expanding portfolio of international events. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.
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Spend an evening with Kevin Smith on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 09:45 PM at the Wilbur Theatre!
246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
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Kevin Smith returns to New Jersey for a signing at Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash on Sunday August 26, 2012 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm! The signing will be filmed for an upcoming episode of AMC’s Comic Book Men! Arrive early, all attendees must sign a release! Limit of two autograph items per person.
Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash
35 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701