I meant to run this sunuvabitch yesterday and totally… spaced on it. Get it?
Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes (nee Stevenson) will be hitting up the Colonies this month to promote the DVD release of Spaced, their classic British sitcom. They’ll be visiting New York, Los Angeles, San Diego (during Comic Con!) and Austin to show episodes of the show and do Q&As. Edgar did one alone at the LA Film Festival last week and it was a blast – I’m looking forward to seeing how much Simon and Jessica (who I have yet to meet! Geekgasm!) ramp things up.
Here are all the pertinent details, right from the press release! If you live anywhere near these cities, you must attend this once in a lifetime event! You’ll thank me later. And buy the DVD from CHUD and bring it with you to get signed!
The weeklong tour kicks off in New York City at the
Village East Cinema on Monday, July 21, with a screening and Q&A session
moderated by Elvis Mitchell (film critic and host of KCRW’s The
Treatment). The week’s
events include a Los Angeles screening and Q&A moderated by Kevin Smith
Dogma), a Comic-Con panel
session moderated by Ain’t It Cool’s Drew ‘Moriarty’ McWheeny, a
Fans’ Choice screening at Comic-Con, a Marathon screening at the Austin’s Alamo
Drafthouse moderated by Ain’t It Cool’s Harry Knowles and signings at
New York’s Virgin Megastore in Union Square, Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash
West and Comic-Con.
screening so fans can get instant updates and hear directly from Simon, Jess and
Edgar. They will also be able to follow the tour by visiting www.spacedinvasion.com.
Series, a 3-disc set from
BBC Video, features all 14 surreal episodes of the award-winning show, described
by Pegg as “a cross between The Simpsons, The X-Files and Northern
Exposure.” Boasting over
eight hours of content, the DVD set features bonus material including the
original commentary from the UK release plus all-new commentary from Quentin
Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs,
Kill Bill), Kevin Smith
Dogma), Matt Stone
Team America: World
Police), Bill Hader
SNL), Patton Oswalt
(King of Queens,
Ratatouille) and Diablo Cody
(Oscar®-winning writer of Juno).
Monday, July 21
7:00 PM: A special 3-episode screening event of
Spaced, immediately followed by a
Q&A with Simon, Jessica and Edgar at the Village East Cinemas. The Q&A
session will be moderated by Elvis Mitchell (film critic and host of KCRW’s
Treatment). Facebook Event
Page New York:
Tuesday, July 22
2:00-4:00 PM: Virgin Megastore in Union Square hosts a
Spaced: The Complete
Series signing event with
Simon, Jessica and Edgar.
Wednesday, July 23
12:30-2:30 PM: Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash West
hosts a Spaced: The
Complete Series signing event with Simon, Jessica and
Spaced, immediately followed by a
Q&A with Simon, Jessica and Edgar at the Arclight Hollywood. The Q&A
session will be moderated by Kevin Smith (Clerks,
Dogma). Facebook Event
Page Los Angeles:
Friday, July 25
12:30 PM: Simon, Jessica and Edgar will participate on a
panel session moderated by Ain’t It Cool’s Moriarty in Room 6A. The three
will also do multiple signings including one at the BBC booth.
asking fans to pick three episodes for a special Comic-Con screening event in
Room 6A. Log on now to spacedinvasion.com to cast your
Sunday, July 27
Spaced, including a Q&A with Simon,
Jessica and Edgar moderated by Ain’t It Cool’s Harry Knowles at the Alamo
Drafthouse Ritz. Facebook Event Page Austin: