Posted by Wrong_Coast at 126.96.36.199 on March 18, 2003 at 06:18:35:
In Reply to: Previous Evenings with Kevin Smith....& autographs posted by Mike in MN on March 17, 2003 at 23:54:05:
Unless things have changed, this is how I understand it:
Kevin used to do autograph sessions after his college Q&A lectures. The problem was that after his Q&A was done (and these shows can go a long time), time for autographs was often limited. The colleges generally put a cap on how late things can go -- at some point, the venue has to be closed and locked up for the night.
So even if Kevin were willing to hang out and sign stuff for 2000 kids, there often just wasn't time. And some kids would leave disappointed, after wasting a couple of hours waiting in line.
The solution: Kevin uses all the time he's given for Q&A. No time for autographs. And you're better off with that extra Q&A time, as opposed to boring autograph line time.
To get something signed, try to meet Kevin at a comic book show, or some other event where there is structured autograph time.
And of course, you can always buy signed stuff from the Stash. But probably not Catcher in the Rye books...
: Hey - if anyone on the list has ever actually attended one of Kevin's lectures, what's the scoop on possibly getting an autograph? Does he go hang out in the lobby afterwards to meet people? I've met several celebs that way - Steven Wright, Penn & Teller, Gallagher, and Weird Al to mention a few. They would usually set up a table so a line forms.
: As Chasing Amy is my favorite of the View Askew movies, I'd like to get my copy of "Catcher in the Rye" autographed by Kevin - he named Holden and Banky after characters in the book. Just looking for any info to help increase my chances. Of course, I could be rude and just get on the microphone and ask him to sign during the show! :) People ask him to come get high with them after the show, what could an autograph request hurt? Oh well...I must head off to bed now with Boo Boo Kiddy Fuck for the night.
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