Kevin Smith’s eBay auction will benefit The Wayne Foundation, which is committed to ending commercial sex trafficking within the United States.
Celebrity auctions come in all shapes and sizes. Most of them are for charitable causes, while some are estate liquidations. You’ll find celebrities auctioning off their prized possessions or even themselves with proceeds going to their favorite charities. Most celebrities use famous auction houses like Christie’s, but some like to take their offerings directly to the people by placing their items for sale on eBay. This is a decidedly low-tech, low-investment way to run a celebrity auction, but it provides a very large audience of built-in fans.
One of the celebrities who uses eBay as a safe harbor for his celebrity auctions is movie quadruple-threat Kevin Smith. The comic-loving actor/writer/director/producer has been making his version of low-brow comedies for so long that he’s achieved a level of royalty for his efforts. Even the characters he’s created are legendary. Most film buffs know immediately who Jay and Silent Bob are. They’re the iconic stoners from Smith’s much beloved “Clerks” films. Smith and his sidekick Jason Mewes have scratched out a living playing adorable, righteous goofballs.
Smith, like most directors these days, loves to add as much meta to his meta-films as possible. His films prominently feature his own in-jokes, his personal passions (like hockey and comics) and as much gross-out humor as bad taste will allow comfortably.
Just like the big teddy bear he appears to be, Smith is like the hooker with a heart of gold. He has his own celebrity auction section on eBay. Smith has donated signed posters, reserved seats and a “meet and greet” with a photo op with Kevin himself. Proceeds from the online auction will go to The Wayne Foundation, which is not something out of Batman (mostly); The Wayne Foundation is committed to ending commercial sex trafficking within the United States through direct victim assistance, public outreach and by directly working with those who shape the policies which impact victims.
A 1998 press photo of Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes from the movie “Chasing Amy.” One can be had for $18.
A lot of 12 Green Arrow Vol 3. comic books owned by Kevin Smith can be had for the right price.
Another lot in the Kevin Smith auction is this set of 15 Detroit Lions football cards from the 2009 season.
The items up for bid are geek-centric and low-priced: things like press photos from Smith’s movies, comic books and football cards.
So by bidding and winning that celebrity auction, you’re not only giving to a good cause, you get to meet a famous movie director and all-around personality. This guy’s Silent Bob, after all. Maybe Jason Mewes will be there with him. How cool would that be?
If you can’t find a celebrity auction for your favorite stars, you could still get a chance to meet them by attending a movie premiere or awards show. VIP Concierge has tickets for Hollywood openings, industry back-patting shows and private parties after the shows. You get to see the show, enjoy the live action and then beat a path to the after-party, where you’ll be surrounded by actors, directors, producers and other movie professionals.
Whether you bid on a celebrity auction or go to an awards show, you’ll get the chance to meet some of your favorite movie stars, athletes and musicians. From a fan’s perspective, there’s nothing like it.
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