by Transmute Jun
In 2016, Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC) answered the call for a pop culture convention in Silicon Valley/San Jose, California, merging popular entertainment with science and technology to create a new kind of event unique to the high tech capital of the country. The show was the brainchild of Marvel legend Stan Lee and Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak. From the start, the show was very well received by local residents, and while it has had its ups and downs, it has exhibited a loyal following amongst fans.
Four years later, SVCC is no more; it is being rebranded as SiliCon. While Steve Wozniak is still the face of the convention, Adam Savage (Mythbusters, Savage Builds) has joined the show as Creative Director, eager to shape this convention into a more memorable experience that caters to fans of science, technology, pop culture and cosplay. Savage plans to expand the show into ‘Maker’ territory, with maker workshops, guests, and exhibitors adding to the creative and technological mix. SiliCon has also announced that panels will be longer this year, with increased Q&A time for celebrity appearances, to allow guests to better interact with fans.
The con, which has historically been held in the spring (with 2019’s rescheduled event occurring in August) is being moved to early fall, and will be held October 16-18, 2020 at the San Jose Convention Center. Tickets are on sale now, with 3-Day General Admission badges costing $99 (child/senior/military discounts, as well as individual day badges, are also available). VIP badges begin at $275 and are limited in quantity.
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