Kevin Smith To Host 24 Hour Twitter Geek-A-Thon

4 09 2009

Get ready for a lot of Kevin Smith this Labor Day. In an effort to promote his new book Shootin’ the Sh*t With Kevin Smith and accompanying 15-city tour, the writer/director of films like Clerks, Mallrats and Dogma will be hosting a 24 hour Twitter Q&A session. I don’t know whether it says more than Smith would do this or that I wasn’t the least bit surprised when I heard it. Jersey’s Finest.

Then again in the man’s own words,

“This is not news at all. In fact, it’s kinda stupid. But I wanna see if I can do it. I’ve been training for this my whole life, simply by being a lazy fat-ass who’d rather stare at a screen than better himself with a brisk constitutional. Someone asked what my training regiment is gonna be, and I told them I’ve already stockpiled lots of Count Chocula.”

Check out the full press release after the jump or visit his twitter page to get a taste of what you’re in store for.

KEVIN SMITH INSTIGATES 24-HOUR LABOR DAY TWITTER MARATHON
Smith’s ‘Tweet-A-Thon’ First Ever Day-Long Fan Outreach

LOS ANGELES, CA. SEPTEMBER 3, 2009—Filmmaker Kevin Smith will conduct a 24 hour online Q&A at Twitter for an uninterrupted 24 hours when he begins communicating with some of his 1.25 million Twitter followers on the morning of Labor Day, Monday, September 7.

Promoting his latest book, Shootin’ the Sh*t With Kevin Smith, as well as a 15 city international speaking tour that starts this month, Smith will answer as many questions as he can over the course of the day. The 24 hours will start from the posting of that morning’s first Tweet.

“This is not news at all. In fact, it’s kinda stupid. But I wanna see if I can do it. I’ve been training for this my whole life, simply by being a lazy fat-ass who’d rather stare at a screen than better himself with a brisk constitutional. Someone asked what my training regiment is gonna be, and I told them I’ve already stockpiled lots of Count Chocula.”

Smith’s Twitter address is http://twitter.com/ThatKevinSmith

Shootin’ the Sh*t With Kevin Smith, from Titan Books, will arrive in book stores September 22. This volume of essays collects the best moments of Smith’s freewheeling conversations with his friend and producer Scott Mosier, as heard on their top-rated podcast, known as the “SModcast”, which attracts up to a hundred thousand downloads every week. Lewd, and hilariously crude, Shootin’ The Sh*t topics range from the genesis of Stalin’s Monkey Soldier army, to the horrifying tale of Kevin vs. Steak Tartare, and how Kevin was once willing to let Alanis Morissette get mugged…

Titan previously published Smith’s comics work in the UK, and has since struck success collaborating on collections of his writings. Titan’s paperback volumes Silent Bob Speaks and My Boring-Ass Life have sold over 100,000 copies, with the latter making the New York Times bestseller list on its release in 2007.

Smith’s Fall speaking tour starts in Minneapolis on Sept. 17th and takes him to Chicago, Ann Arbor, Philadelphia, Dallas, Miami, London (where a second show was added after the venue quickly sold out), Glasgow, Dublin, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver and Edmonton. Smith’s “show” is in question and answer format, with a brief question turning into an hour-long response in some cases. Smith’s been featured in three successful DVD’s featuring his live shows, An Evening with Kevin Smith, An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder, and last year’s A Threevening with Kevin Smith.

Details can be found at http://viewaskew.com/events/falltour2009/


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