In March 2016, the convention season expands with the first Silicon Valley Comic Con in San Jose, California. The convention, run by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, looks to bring a variety of comic book creators, TV and Film stars, video game, music, and tech giants all to one place, blending pop culture and technology.
Today, the SVCC announced several of their guests in their first wide release, as well as an open call for panel proposals for the convention.
Jeremy Renner, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Sean Astin, Ray Park, William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd, and Stan Lee are among the celebrities attending the convention. Director Tim Miller will make an appearance, almost exactly one month after his movie, Deadpool hits theaters. Andy Weir, author of The Martian, Adam Savage of MythBusters, and Astro Teller, head of X Labs are some of the more varied guests.
The convention also announced special exhibits from Madame Tussad's with wax figures of both tech and film celebrities, and Rancho Obi-Wan, the largest Star Wars memorabilia collection in the world, plus the Stan Lee Mega Museum.
From the Press Release:
About Silicon Valley Comic Con
Silicon Valley Comic Con celebrates the Age of the Geek by bringing together America’s two greatest superheroes: Pop culture and technology. Featuring top celebrities, comics, independent artists, cosplay, video games, consumer electronics, music and apps, Silicon Valley Comic Con is where entertainment and our electronic worlds intersect. The inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con will be hosted at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA the weekend of March 18-20, 2016. To be among the first to receive updates as they are announced, sign up at SVComicCon.com/register.