Star Wars Celebration welcomes writer, director, and fanboy Kevin Smith to a galaxy far, far away! Kevin will be appearing for an evening of stories and conversation in the Orange County Convention Center’s Chapin Theater, discussing his career, his fandom, and how Star Wars intertwines with both. Smith, most known for the world he created in Clerks, and since expanded in Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks II, has also written, directed, and produced projects including Cop Out and Red State. In the comics world, he’s penned stories for heroes including Spider-Man, Daredevil, Green Arrow, Batman, and Green Hornet. Online, Smith is behind the SModcast podcast and SModcast Internet Radio channel featuring regular weekly podcasts from Smith and over 20 of his contemporaries and collaborators.
Star Wars Celebration, the world’s biggest Star Wars party, features events, activities, and special guests from the theatrical Star Wars saga through Star Wars: The Clone Wars and all the books, comics, toys, and games in between! Already announced guests include names tied to the core of the Star Wars saga such as Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine) as well as celebrity fans including Seth Green (Robot Chicken) and Chris Hardwick (Nerdist). Now, Star Wars Celebration is excited to have Kevin Smith make his Celebration debut, kicking off the convention with a special “Evening with Kevin Smith” on August 23rd!
Smith has yet to work officially on a Star Wars project, but his is the voice of the zeitgeist in the pop culture world, and he’s long been a fan of the Star Wars saga, with its characters, elements, and fan paraphernalia a part of many of his works. Smith will be coming to Star Wars Celebration to speak about his long love-affair with Star Wars, how it shaped his youth, and how it still informs his career.
Star Wars Celebration’s “Evening with Kevin Smith” begins at 7:00 PM on August 23rd and is a separate, ticketed event from the rest of Star Wars Celebration. The event is 18+, designed for Celebration’s older audiences. Tickets go on sale on Monday, June 25th to current Star Wars Celebration attendees and July 2nd for the general public at TicketMaster.com.
Tickets begin at only $15 and go up to a limited $75 package, which includes a signed Kevin Smith photo. (Note, TicketMaster fees are added to these costs.) Photos are pre-signed and will be available for pick-up onsite, with details sent in August to package purchasers.
Tickets are free to Celebration VIPs who have purchased Jedi Knight and Jedi Master tickets; however, VIPs must RSVP (and have been sent RSVP emails).