Special guest announcement: Comic Book Men!
Have you kept a collectible in its box for years and don't know if it's worth hanging on to? Do you have a mint condition comic that you're sure is worth thousands, but your friend says is worthless? Did you pick up something at an estate sale and you don't know if it's authentic? Find out, prove 'em wrong, know for sure! Bring your pop culture comics and collectibles to EUCON, the Comic Book Men are here to help!
Join Ming Chen, Mike Zapcic, and Bryan Johnson from AMC's Comic Book Men as they geek out over your pop culture artifacts and the legends behind them. This year at EUCON, submit your comic books or collectibles to be considered for the Comic Book Men to analyze live on stage. Details on how to submit your artifacts for their consideration to follow.
The Comic Book Men Live panel will be held Sunday, November 11th. The exact time is still TBD. The guys will also be signing autographs and participating in photo ops throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for more details.
This panel is open to all EUCON 2018 badge holders.
Chen first met Kevin Smith through the fansite he created in dedication to Smith in 1995, which led to Chen being hired to create the View Askew Productions website. Today he continues to work on all of Smith’s online properties, and is the technical expert at Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. Chen has a prominent presence on AMC’s reality television show Comic Book Men and co-hosts the podcast I Sell Comics! with Mike Zapcic. Chen has roles in the films Burn in Hell and Shooting Clerks. In his free time, he does pro bono website work for two non-profit organizations, Street Poets Inc. and The Kenny Gordon Foundation.
Zapcic is described as having an “encyclopedic knowledge of every issue of every comic known to man”, which he utilizes at Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, where he began working in 2000. Zapcic stars alongside his Secret Stash colleagues on AMC’s reality television show Comic Book Men. Zapcic also co-hosts the podcast I Sell Comics! with Ming Chen. He lives in Long Branch, New Jersey. Expanding on his career, he will appear in the films Burn in Hell and Shooting Clerks.
A longtime friend of Kevin Smith’s, who, while not officially an employee at Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, can often be found behind the front counter of the store and as a cast member of AMC’s reality television series Comic Book Men. Johnson has appeared in a number of Smith’s films and will reprise his role as Steve-Dave from Mallrats in the upcoming sequel, Mallbrats. In 2000, he wrote, directed, and starred in the movie Vulgar, which was based on the clown cartoon featured in the intro of Smith’s film, Clerks, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. He has written comic books, including Karney and War of the Undead, both of which were illustrated by Walt Flanagan. He co-hosts the podcast Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave! with Walt Flanagan and Brian Quinn.