I was at the first Evening With Kevin Smith at the Count Basie Theater, and wouldn't miss his return. Especially considering that it is his 37th birthday (all good Kevin Smith fans should know that 37 is Kevin's favorite number and he makes sure to included it in every movie). If you don't subscribe to the ViewAskew RSS feed, you should, and it is how I found out about the show. If this is the first you are hearing about this event, odds are good that the show is already sold out. But here's a direct link to the Count Basie Event page.
The first Evening With Kevin Smith at the Count Basie ran into the early morning hours (3AM), and then Kevin went over to the Secret Stash and signed autographs until 6:30AM. If you are a fan of Kevin Smith's films and like the Evening With DVDs, you will not want to miss this event. I happen to live in NJ, so I'm spoiled and get to travel down to the Secret Stash when I feel like it. But, if you are not from the area, you definitely have to come out to NJ and see the Stash (well, that and the Jersey Shore in summer isn't a bad thing either). You never know who you will bump into at the Stash. I hit the Stash one Sunday morning a couple years ago and had a Clerks moment. I got to the store one Sunday morning about 15 minutes after they were supposed to open (I think it opened at 11AM), only to find out that it was still closed. So Melissa and I just hung out a couple stores down and did a little window shopping. After about 15 minutes, here comes a guy with a pizza and a bunch of video tapes, who stops at the Stash and let's himself in. Hmm, a half hour late and shows up with pizza and video tapes? We gave him a couple minutes (didn't want to make it seem like we were waiting for the store to open) and go in. I find the guy, behind the counter, leaning back with his feet up, eating pizza and watching videos. I think to myself, man this guy sure knows how to play the part of Randall. I take a better look at him, and he does look familiar, but he isn't anyone I recognize from Clerks. One word out of his mouth, and sure, I got it, he must be Brian O'Halloran's younger brother (the guy who plays Dante Hicks). He looks a bit like Brian, but the voice, it is a dead ringer for Dante.