Silicon Valley’s Comic Con presented by Steve Wozniak is almost here starting on April 21st through the 23rd at the San Jose Convention Center. As usual there will be events all day at the convention center and surrounding SVCC including celebrity photo ops and autographs throughout the weekend. The schedule for SVCC is located here and for a full list of celebrities click here. Continue Reading →
Hi-Tech Chic has been off to a great start this year with events like CES 2017 in Las Vegas. I experienced more robots than I have ever seen, the drone rodeo in the desert and several different booths with virtual reality. Needless to say it was a blast!
This year was the first year I ever attended Comic Con and my first one was the Silicon Valley Comic Con that Wozniak hosted. I like this Comic Con better than the Dallas one. The Silicon Valley Comic Con was more techy and larger than Dallas Comic Con.
For those that want to attend the Silicon Valley Comic Con below is the full press release along with the dates, ticket information and venues. Hope to see you all in 2017 for the Silicon Valley Comic Con!
San Jose, Calif. – July 13, 2016 – Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Steve Wozniak’s popular expo celebrating the Age of the Geek will return to downtown San Jose the weekend of April 21-23, 2017. Over the course of the three-day show, the 2016 event welcomed 60,000 attendees who enjoyed a sold-out show floor of 350+ exhibitors and dozens of packed panels and fan Q&As. The largest fan expo in Northern California, Silicon Valley Comic Con generated $12.5 million of revenue for the city and surrounding businesses, making it one of San Jose’s largest revenue generating events. Pairing science with fiction, Silicon Valley Comic Con aims to inspire and entertain with celebrity appearances, science/tech discussions, film / TV screenings, panels with award-winning authors and artists, displays with comicbook artists, cosplay contests and more.
“Where else can you participate in Q&As with a renowned quantum physicist and the cast of ‘Back to the Future’ in one day? What an amazing time to be a geek!” said Steve Wozniak. “The first SVCC went well beyond everyone’s expectations, and we walked away from the event absolutely brimming with ideas for 2017. As technology and pop culture continue to drive each other, SVCC will showcase the best of Silicon Valley.”
After its successful inaugural year, SVCC has already outgrown the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Three new surrounding locations will host SVCC events and exhibits: South Hall, The City National Civic and The California Theatre, with more venue expansion plans in the works. In addition, Silicon Valley Comic Con is working closely with Team San Jose and the City of San Jose to increase public parking and public transportation options.
“Nearly 90% of SVCC’s 2016 attendees said they would recommend the show to their friends, and the most common feedback was that they wanted even more great content across exhibits, panels and opportunities to meet or hear from their favorite celebrity and tech icons,” said Trip Hunter, CEO of Silicon Valley Comic Con. “Expanding into a variety of new venues will allow us to bring even more compelling content our fans and partners are seeking.”
VIP Platinum and Gold ticket packages can be purchased today at www.svcomiccon.com. VIP ticket package perks include early entrance to the show, priority panel entry, access to a private VIP lounge, private autograph signings and more.
To inquire about custom sponsorship and exhibitor packages or media partnerships, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The exhibitor application is also available online now. For more information about SVCC, visit www.svcomiccon.com.
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While I attended the Silicon Valley Comic Con I was asked randomly to do a quick interview on camera with the Echo it team. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect because I was about to pull a Houdini and leave the convention center for the day.
Echo it is a Bay Area company where you can suggest improvements directly to brands, and receive support from other consumers to show market demand on their site.
On of the questions I was asked was “What technology I can’t live without?” I think this is the same response across the board, my smart phone. I honestly don’t even know anyone’s number by memory, if I lost my iPhone I would be screwed.
It’s easy to post your suggestion on the site which are called Echoes by just typing the company name in and the product or services. If you are interested in posting a suggestion for Echo it click here and start posting echoes!