Stan Lee and Steve Wozniak join forces to create the Silicon Valley Comic Con
April 17, 2015
Stan Lee and Steve Wozniak have this morning announced the creation of the Silicon Valley Comic Con. The event's inaugural dates set to be March 19th and 20th, 2016 and will be held at the San Jose Convention Center. With the Woz at the helm, and with help from his many friends, the event will unite America’s two greatest superheroes: pop culture and technology. 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.
This weekend's Big Wow ComicFest has become part of the SVCC family of events, and will be working with SVCC to create an annual calendar of Bay Area conventions to celebrate a range of interests and fandoms. SVCC will be at Big Wow with a large central exhibitor booth spreading the news and also playing host to a number of celebrity guests, including Guests Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy, “Harry Potter” Series), Daniel Cudmore (Master Chief, “HALO” web series; Colossus in the X-Men films; Twilight Saga vampire Volturi guard Felix) and Jake Lloyd (Young Anakin Skywalker, “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace”) will be on site at Big WOW! for autographs and photo ops.
Before inventing the personal computer, the Woz created the technology for color video games. He hosted the US Festival music events in the 1980s, has made numerous TV appearances, including American favorites “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Big Bang Theory,” and has been portrayed on the silver screen in the Steve Jobs biopic films.
“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,” said Wozniak. “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!”
Woz called upon his friend Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, and many other fictional characters, to help him bring Silicon Valley its very own Silicon-style Comic Con. “The one thing I want Woz to keep in mind is this: With great power comes great responsibility. I love the idea and can’t wait to see it. Excelsior!” said Lee.