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Kevin Smith, who wrote and directed Clerks, Yoga Hosers and the series “Comic Book Men” among his many credits, will host “Wizard World Presents: An Evening With Kevin Smith” on May 1 in Minneapolis. Organized in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis, the live Q&A session will begin at 8 p.m. at the State Theatre (805 Hennepin Avenue) in Minneapolis.

Kevin-Smith“I’m a big Minnesota fan—both in size and spirit,” said Smith. “This hockey-loving state was home to Mallrats back in 1995, so anytime I get a chance to return, it feels like a sort of homecoming. I’m grateful to Wizard World Minneapolis for bringing me to the show, where I’ll be scouring the floor for any bootleg copies of Avengers: Age of Ultron. If I find one, Avengers assemble in my room after the show.”

“We are excited to present Kevin Smith’s interactive session as a kick-off Friday night event at Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis,” says John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “Kevin is one of the funniest human beings alive and is amazingly popular with our fans. Everyone will love it!”

Tickets for “Wizard World Presents: An Evening With Kevin Smith” will be on sale soon via Ticketmaster at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/06004E87A14D298E. Pricing begins at $25.00.

Smith will also help Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis get underway by appearing with other dignitaries at the second annual festival’s official Ribbon Cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The three-day pop culture convention is set for Friday through Sunday, May 1-3 (Smith will not otherwise appear at the event).

A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, Smith has written and directed numerous films, including Dogma, Red State and Tusk, in addition to Clerks, Chasing Amy and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. He also has authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at Smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

As an added treat for Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob fans, Jason Mewes will appear all three days at Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis, greeting fans, signing autographs, posing for photo ops and conducting an interactive Q&A session. Celebrity attendees include Karl Urban (Star Trek, The Bourne Supremacy), James & Oliver Phelps (Harry Potter), Christian Serratos (“The Walking Dead,” Twilight), Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files,” The Last King of Scotland) and WWE® Divas The Bella Twins™ and many others.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The ninth of 25 events currently scheduled on the 2015 Wizard World calendar, Minneapolis show hours are Friday, May 1, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis, visit http://wizd.me/MinneapolisPR.

About Wizard World

Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched ConTV, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM).

The Wizard World 2015 schedule available at: http://wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.

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