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Title: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: hikanteki on August 16, 2019, 07:52:37 PM
From the program guide. Returns to San Jose but moves to the fall:

(https://i.imgur.com/LJoHhK2.jpg)
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: Mario Wario on August 17, 2019, 09:43:35 AM
I actually like that 2020 date. I think it’s better than having it in April or in August—not so many cons to worry about.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: hikanteki on August 17, 2019, 11:49:36 AM
I like the new dates too. It puts SVCC pretty solidly at the end of Con season.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 17, 2019, 09:01:24 PM
I am curious to see how this new date works out next year.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: accelerate on August 18, 2019, 11:00:18 AM
I’m not fond of them changing dates / months every year. I really don’t care when it is (except for July), as long as it’s consistent.

Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: hikanteki on August 18, 2019, 12:05:29 PM
I’d also like it to be the same season, but I don’t think they had much of a choice this year. I suspect they moved it even further out next year to avoid running into the same possible conflicts in the spring and summer (late summer turned out to be extremely saturated on the west coast.) I think them securing dates over a year in advance is a good sign, so fingers crossed that they’ll be prepared enough to put in a top tier show next year...since this year wasn’t.

Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 19, 2019, 11:44:13 AM
I agree with Hikanteki. I suspect that they're trying to find their own space apart from WonderCon in the spring and SDCC in the summer. I'm okay with this move as long as it stays consistent in timing for the next couple of years.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: hikanteki on August 19, 2019, 07:55:04 PM
One of the exhibitors said that the con sent them an email saying they are rebranding, and will announce the name in a few weeks.

I do notice that the page that shows next year's dates has the logo, but not the name.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: janray on August 20, 2019, 05:56:36 AM
Interesting. From the start there has been a little bit of an identity issue in my opinion.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: Violet on August 20, 2019, 08:58:05 AM
Hmm, now it's possible it might conflict with LA Comic Con. Although it is usually Halloween weekend, this year's LA Comic Con is Oct 11-14.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: hikanteki on August 20, 2019, 10:44:28 AM
That is a conflict I can live with
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: janray on January 09, 2020, 01:05:58 PM
There is still no booking at the San Jose convention center for SVCC in October or any other month for that matter.  Oct 16-18 is still open so it's not booked under a new name so ?????
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: Violet on January 09, 2020, 01:10:42 PM
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Hmm, now it's possible it might conflict with LA Comic Con. Although it is usually Halloween weekend, this year's LA Comic Con is Oct 11-14.

LA Comic Con is surprisingly early this year, Sept 25-27, so there is no conflict.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: Xio on January 13, 2020, 01:11:43 AM
They haven't even updated any of their social media since November 1st. I hope the show is actually continuing this year...
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 13, 2020, 08:20:53 AM
I've been wondering this too... they still have last year's dates on their sites. No announcements, no nothing. I'm wondering if the're going through a change in management behind the scenes.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: accelerate on January 13, 2020, 07:03:57 PM
SVCC is usually late on updating. It was either last year or the year before, their website had the prior year's stuff for months after the event.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: janray on January 14, 2020, 01:17:12 PM
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I've been wondering this too... they still have last year's dates on their sites. No announcements, no nothing. I'm wondering if the're going through a change in management behind the scenes.

After last years SVCC, someone posted, I think @hikanteki (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=354), that a vendor said they were told by SVCC that there was new management and they were going to be re-branding.
Maybe that's the delay.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: hikanteki on February 20, 2020, 09:23:16 AM
SVCC is now SiliCon, and Adam Savage is taking over as creative director.

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/entertainment/silicon-valley-comic-con-has-a-new-creative-director-and-a-new-name/amp
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: Mario Wario on February 20, 2020, 09:40:54 AM
Silicon? Did Gavin Belson come up with the new name?

Overall, I'm 50/50 about the new name, also curious about the con’s future.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 20, 2020, 02:16:46 PM
Ugh... that name is ripe for insults... but I could live with it. Is Woz no longer involved?
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: mark on February 20, 2020, 02:25:03 PM
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Ugh... that name is ripe for insults... but I could live with it. Is Woz no longer involved?

Say's he's still involved, but not much in the way of details.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: hikanteki on February 20, 2020, 02:42:46 PM
The name could probably be better, but I care more about what they do with the con itself. Especially after how it went last year...Adam Savage has his work cut out for him.

Also, from the rebranded website at https://siliconsj.com/:

"And fear not Woz fans! Woz is still a part of the show and will continue to contribute his energy and expertise to the event, just in a more behind the scenes capacity."
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 23, 2020, 03:01:13 PM
Adam Savage's name is now on the logo, so it looks like he will have significant creative control.

https://www.friendsofcc.com/2020/02/23/adam-savage-turns-svcc-into-silicon/

Also, badges (including VIP) are on sale now!
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: Miclpea on February 23, 2020, 03:21:14 PM
Who is going?
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: mark on February 23, 2020, 05:27:15 PM
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Who is going?

I'll go at least one day. Hopefully more.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: hikanteki on February 23, 2020, 06:08:05 PM
I’m waiting until the schedule gets released to see if it’s worth getting tickets.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: janray on February 24, 2020, 05:56:23 AM
I'm also waiting for the schedule. I was disappointed last year so I want to see what direction it's going before I commit.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: Miclpea on February 24, 2020, 06:34:08 AM
Good advice


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Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: accelerate on March 03, 2020, 09:01:16 AM
I’ll probably still go since the con is only 10min away from where I live, but I was also rather disappointed with last year’s offering. Instead of growing, it seemed to have shrunk in scale. Now I don’t want it to be as big as SDCC or anything, but I feel like the Bay Area could use a con as big as Wondercon.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: janray on March 03, 2020, 11:39:24 AM
Which used to be in the Bay Area  :(
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: chocolateshake on March 03, 2020, 11:46:24 AM
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... I feel like the Bay Area could use a con as big as Wondercon.

Wondercon was the Bay Area con.  But it couldn't be held at Moscone one year and went south.  It stayed south.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: accelerate on March 03, 2020, 02:57:40 PM
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Wondercon was the Bay Area con.  But it couldn't be held at Moscone one year and went south.  It stayed south.

Yeah, I was so sad about that.

Fun fact, Wondercon used to be at the Marriott in downtown Oakland. It was where I got my first Jim Lee sketch.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 03, 2020, 03:43:57 PM
There was fault on both sides in that. Moscone wouldn't give WonderCon any dates less than 6 months out, and Anaheim was very welcoming. And I'm sure it was easier for CCI to plan the whole thing closer to home base.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: omraged9 on March 10, 2020, 12:33:23 AM
It's interesting that their previously unfortunate delayed timing may help this year's convention be more popular if we're able to control the virus outbreak by the fall. I can see more guests wanting to book with the con due to the cancellations of numerous cons during the spring/summer.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: hikanteki on March 10, 2020, 02:12:42 AM
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It's interesting that their previously unfortunate delayed timing may help this year's convention be more popular if we're able to control the virus outbreak by the fall. I can see more guests wanting to book with the con due to the cancellations of numerous cons during the spring/summer.

To add to that — had it still been in March, it would have gotten cancelled. Santa Clara county officially cancelled all gatherings of over 1000 people:

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/03/09/santa-clara-county-health-officials-ban-gatherings-1000-confirm-first-bay-area-death-coronavirus/
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: mark on March 10, 2020, 10:31:16 AM
Media registration is up

https://register.growtix.com/f/42842513-cc9f-44e5-97d7-a7beec285b7a (https://register.growtix.com/f/42842513-cc9f-44e5-97d7-a7beec285b7a)

Saw that Cinequest is moving the part of its schedule to August, though their website is a bit of a mess.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 03, 2020, 01:08:00 PM
The beginning of the end....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC-3LLxxJwE&feature=emb_logo
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: accelerate on July 06, 2020, 10:54:01 AM
From an email this morning (Jul 6th)

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Hi SiliCon Nation!

You may have heard that Adam will be giving an update later today about SiliCon's exciting future plans with Adam Savage. Initially, it was going to be a Facebook live event, but due to a change in Adam's schedule, he won't be able to make it. So, Adam will be posting a video later today to share all of our plans and will reschedule the Facebook live event in the coming weeks.
 

Make sure to visit the website often to watch the video and get all of the updates.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 07, 2020, 05:05:45 PM
SiliCon has officially been cancelled.

https://www.friendsofcc.com/2020/07/07/silicon-2020-canceled/

If you purchased badges already, you will be given the choice of a refund or rolling over to next year's con.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: hikanteki on July 07, 2020, 06:55:50 PM
I get that they were trying to stay upbeat, and I don't think anyone expected any show this year not to get canceled. But selling the cancelation announcement as "Adam Savage wants to give you something to look forward to, so mark your calendars for Monday, July 6th for a BIG announcement!" just seems kind of...desperate.
Title: Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2020: October 16-18, San Jose CA
Post by: janray on July 08, 2020, 08:58:49 AM
Also, it feels a little "desperate" to end the announcement by plugging the online store to buy merchandise for Silicon when there's yet to be the first Silicon.