Steve Wozniak has teamed up with Stan Lee and announced a new Convention for us all to check out next year – Silicon Valley Comic Con. SVCC is set to have its first run on March 19th and 20th, 2016 and at the San Jose Convention Center. The event should be a great blend of tech and pop culture. SVCC will host all the standards we hae come to expect from a big con, along with a bit of a CES feel having “consumer electronics, apps, gaming and emerging innovations.”
SILICON VALLEY COMIC CON 2016
Silicon Valley Comic Con brings together America’s two greatest superheroes: Pop culture and technology. Presented by Steve Wozniak and 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 on March 19-20, 2016. Sign up below to be a part of the event everyone will be talking about!
A MEMO FROM WOZ
RE: Silicon Valley Comic Con
From: Steve Wozniak
Friday, April 17, 2015
I’m excited to be launching Silicon Valley Comic Con today! I’m traveling and speaking so I can’t take lots of calls, so I wanted to post this memo for you.
I’m teaming up with friends to make this happen because I want to give Silicon Valley it’s very own kind of Comic Con where everyone can have fun enjoying what they love. Today we’re lucky to have so many kinds of entertainment, from movies, TV shows, web series, music, video games, social media and more, and the lines between entertainment and the technology we love so much in Silicon Valley are getting blurrier every day. We’re going to create a place where all these different kinds of interests can come together, and we can come together too.
There are lots of fans like me in San Francisco and the Valley, and I’m excited that now we’ll have a Comic Con with our very own flavor. When I was growing up, it was hard to be a geek. It definitely wasn’t cool, and that wasn’t easy. I’m happy things have changed because now people are able to be proud of being geeks and being different. Silicon Valley Comic Con will be an event where fans of all kinds can celebrate the Age of the Geek.
I’m going to be working with lots of great people to make this happen. I hope you watch the video my friend Stan Lee and I had fun making together, and I’ll be making more along the way. I’ve also got entertainment industry veteran John Alcantar on board to help us create our very own kind of Comic Con for Silicon Valley in 2016. John will help us pull the team together, and we’ll even be looking for help from volunteers to help create an event we can all be proud of. Stay tuned for more!
I hope I’ll see you in San Jose next year March 19-20. It’s going to be amazing!