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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.