The Silicon Valley Comic Con arrives in March, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's new convention has revealed the first round of celebrity guests scheduled to attend its inaugural show.
Joining previously announced guests Stan Lee and William Shatner are Jeremy Renner, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Ray Park and Sean Astin. Comic book artists Bret Blevins, Olivia De Berdinis, Mick Gray, Scott Koblish, Bob Layton and Liam Sharpe are announced for the show. In keeping with Wozniak's promise to make the show something different from the traditional comic con, technology industry celebrities Astro Teller (visionary head of X Labs, formerly known as Google X) and Danielle Teller (doctor, professor, and author) are also slated to attend, with more guests to be revealed as we get closer to the show.
"In life, the most important thing is to have fun, and Silicon Valley Comic Con will be the place to experience all your favorite things at one great show," Wozniak said in a press release announcing the show. "Today, technology is pop culture, in Silicon Valley and around the globe. Entertainment and innovation inspire and bring so much joy to the world, and I'm so excited that we will showcase both at Silicon Valley Comic Con. It's finally the Age of the Geek, and we're ready to celebrate!"
The inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con will take place March 19-20, 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center, where the Big Wow Comicfest -- now under the Silicon Valley Comic Con umbrella -- was held last April.
Official Press Release
The star power of Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Steve Wozniak's pop culture and technology expo debuting in March 2016, just multiplied, as more pop culture and technology icons are confirmed to appear at the show. Jeremy Renner ("Mission Impossible," "The Avengers"), Nathan Fillion ("Castle," "Firefly"), Alan Tudyk ("Conman," "Firefly"), Sean Astin ("Lord of the Rings," "Goonies"), Ray Park ("X-Men," "Star Wars: Episode I") and Stan Lee (founder of Marvel Comics) will join previously announced celebrity guests William Shatner ("Star Trek") and Christopher Lloyd ("Back to the Future") at the inaugural event. SVCC will bring top celebrities, film, TV, independent artists, comic books, cosplay, video games, music and technology to the San Jose Convention Center the weekend of March 18-20, 2016.
Attendees will also be able to hear from technology industry pioneers including Astro Teller (visionary head of X Labs, formerly known as Google X) and Danielle Teller (doctor, professor, and author). Andy Weir (author, "The Martian"), Tim Miller (director, "Deadpool") and Adam Savage (host, "MythBusters") are also confirmed to attend. Comic artists Bret Blevins, Olivia De Berdinis, Mick Gray, Scott Koblish, Bob Layton and Liam Sharpe will also be attending the event. Â
"By no means complete, the list of guests and speakers for Silicon Con Valley Comic Con is already so exciting," said Wozniak. "Fans should grab tickets while they still can; we have many more surprises planned to make SVCC an amazing event for everyone!"
Silicon Valley Comic Con will feature many exciting attractions in addition to celebrity guests from entertainment and technology. Madame Tussauds will be on site, bringing lifelike wax figures from its attractions around the world. Only at SVCC 2016 will fans be able to see incredible figures of Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Albert Einstein, William Shatner, Henry Ford, Jim Parsons, and Marvel favourites Captain America and Hawkeye all under one roof.
SVCC will also feature an exhibit of collectibles from Rancho Obi-Wan, a museum with the world's largest Star Wars memorabilia collection used to educate and inspire through the force of imagination. The Stan Lee Mega Museum will also be on site to showcase the characters, art, and impact of the living legend.
Silicon Valley Comic Con just issued its public call for speaker proposals, which can be found here: www.svcomiccon.com/panels.
More information about celebrity guests, speakers, exhibitors and events will be revealed this Fall and as the event draws closer. Silicon Valley Comic Con tickets can be purchased at www.svcomiccon.com/tickets.
With the Woz at the helm, and with help from his many friends, Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC) will unite America's two greatest superheroes: pop culture and technology. Hosted at the San Jose Convention Center, SVCC will feature Hollywood celebrities and technology leaders from movies, TV, and music, as well as consumer electronics, apps, gaming and emerging innovations. Different genres and artists in comics, cosplay, science fiction, fantasy, anime and more will be in the spotlight, while panels, talks, autograph sessions, photo ops, and many more events will give fans a chance to enjoy special experiences with their favorite celebrities and content.
Silicon Valley Comic Con will be held the weekend of March 18-20, 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center. To be the first to hear more details as they are released, sign up at SVComicCon.com/register and follow @SVComicCon on Twitter. Silicon Valley Comic Con welcomes exhibitors who want to join the Woz in uniting pop culture and technology. Companies and artists who are interested in exhibiting can request details on the Silicon Valley Comic Con website.