Silicon Valley Comic Con was this past weekend, and Russell headed down to check it out. He has his recap coming soon, but I wanted to share some of the official photos from the event and the press release recap as well.
Check it out below!
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, JASON MOMOA, MORENA BACCARIN, ‘STONE COLD’ STEVE AUSTIN, ADAM SAVAGE AND ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD HEADLINED FOURTH ANNUAL SILICON VALLEY COMIC CON
Steve Wozniak’s Pop Culture, Science and Tech Expo Drew In Fans from Around the World to Celebrate the Age of the Geek at the San Jose Convention Center
This past weekend, nearly 70,000 attendees at Steve Wozniak’s Silicon Valley Comic Con swarmed the San Jose Convention Center to interact and hear from famed actors, scientists, authors, comic creators, cosplayers and artists, participate in contests and check out 500+ vendors and exhibits.
“This show has always been about celebrating the age of the geek and fusing pop culture with science and tech. It’s a recipe that doesn’t exist somewhere else,” said Rick White, co-founder of Silicon Valley Comic Con. “This year was epic as the world’s most recognizable villains, heroes and comic book characters came out, fans dressed up and met their favorite creators and actors plus had the opportunity to connect with real-life NASA researchers and hear from top gaming icons. We can’t wait to see what next year brings.”
Some of Hollywood’s biggest names were on-hand for photo and/or autograph opportunities including Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator,Conan, Predator), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin (WWE Superstar), Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, Gotham), Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk, Hercules) and Ray Fisher (Justice League).
Marquee stage events included a Terminator reunion panel with alumni spanning the franchise including Robert Patrick, Edward Furlong, Michael Biehn, Jenette Goldstein, Danny Cooksey and Kristanna Loken, a keynote conversation between Chris Hadfield (astronaut and first Canadian commander of the International Space Station) and Adam Savage (MythBusters, SavageBuilds, Tested.com), four panels with NASAincluding ‘The Artemis Generation: NASA’s Journey Forward to the Moon,’ a rare appearance and discussion with John Milius, a fireside chat gaming icon, Will Wright (The Sims, SimCity, Spore) and celebrity spotlights with the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Ben McZenzie (Gotham, Batman: Year One), Donal Logue (Gotham), Anson Mount (Star Trek Discovery), Stargate alumni Alania Huffman and Joe Flanigan, Julie Benz (Dexter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel), James and Oliver Phelps (Harry Potter) and Andy Weir (The Martian).
“It’s always a delight to be at SVCC, but this year was extra special, said Adam Savage, author, former host of MythBusters and Editor in Chief of Tested.com. “Sharing the stage with my friend, the amazing Chris Hadfield. Meeting fans and seeing their incredible creations – some of THE best fan cosplay I’ve seen and interactions I’ve had. I love me some SVCC and look forward to next year!”
Powered by VUDU, a Walmart company,SVCC special exhibits and activities included photograph and autograph opportunities with select guests, the Kids Zone hosted by AstroReality, the SVCC Science Fair, The Geek Fashion Show, Cosplay Contest, 500+ vendors, The Outdoor Garden featuring live music and performances and show floor activations. In addition, SVCC hosted its very first Podcast Palooza, a competition where seven podcasts were chosen to be broadcast live at the expo. Additional attractions included those from PlayStation, AstroReality, Geico, Wild Bill’s Olde Fashioned Soda, among others.
Additionally, SVCC was honored to partner with Vitalant to run a blood drive all three days of the convention resulting in 121 total donations and 152 units of blood collected. This was one of Vialant’s largest Bay Area convention blood drives to date, collecting 114% of its goal. This blood has the potential to save as many as 456 lives and will have a positive impact on thousands across Northern California. SVCC could not be more thankful to Vitalant for the life changing work they do every day and to the SVCC attendees for coming together and supporting the community.
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