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Kevin Smith Event at Eagle Eye Book Shop Next Month Canceled

What was expected to be the biggest event in the store's history is now canceled after the popular filmmaker canceled a series of similar events nationwide, the store's manager said Friday.

You can put away your snoogins and your snootchie bootches and whatever other ridiculous slang terms you planned to throw at Kevin Smith when he .

The March 20 event at has been canceled.

Smith and his publisher have axed the majority of similar appearances at bookstores across the country in support of his forthcoming book, Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good, said Charles Robinson, manager and co-owner of Eagle Eye Book Shop.

The event featuring the multi-hyphenate entertainer was expected to be the largest the store ever put on, Robinson said. A crowd larger than 400 fans was expected, he said. To date, the store's largest event featured author Vince Flynn, who attracted about 250 people in 2009.

"Of course, I was very disappointed about it," Robinson said about the Smith event cancelation. "Luckily, I hadn’t been heavily promoting it or anything until I had some more details. So, it wasn’t quite as bad."

A email to a representative with Smith's publisher Friday afternoon was not immediately returned.

For the uninitiated, Smith rose to fame in the '90s as a New Jersey nobody who sold his comic book collection and racked up credit card debt to raise $30,000 to make Clerks, a meandering, black and white indie film chronicling the hilarious, R-rated exploits of two twentysomething convenience store clerks over the course of a work day. He shot the film in the convenience store where he worked, and Smith himself played a drug dealer named Silent Bob, a recurring character in many of his films, who is, of course, mute save for the occasional outburst of earnest profundity.

Mark February 11, 2012 at 01:10 AM
I had already planned on an early dinner at Willy's just to see the freaks come out of the woodwork. Bummer
Mike Stewart February 11, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Damn it all to hell.

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