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SiliCon will be held in-person, August 28-29! More details about tickets and guests will be announced on May 15.

Anyone else planning to attend?

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Re: SiliCon (formerly Silicon Valley Comic Con) - August 28-29 2021
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2021, 08:36:02 AM »
I'm on the fence about it.  I don't think I'm ready to mingle that much yet.
When they announce the details on the 15th I'll give it some more thought.

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Re: SiliCon (formerly Silicon Valley Comic Con) - August 28-29 2021
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2021, 12:32:02 PM »
I'm curious about the kind of show they intend to have. Adam Savage seems really into all of the maker stuff, which isn't so interesting to me. Given the long shutdown, the fact that SiliCon is a 'new branding', and the possible reluctance of big talent to attend shows again, they might decide to change the focus of the show. Personally, I'm hoping that they keep the science/pop culture mix that they have had for a long time, but that's uncertain until they give more details.

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Re: SiliCon (formerly Silicon Valley Comic Con) - August 28-29 2021
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2021, 04:48:30 PM »
I agree.  That's also part of my iffyness until I see what the focus is going to be.

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Re: SiliCon (formerly Silicon Valley Comic Con) - August 28-29 2021
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2021, 10:50:09 PM »
Well this is a complete surprise. I kind of expected it to never come back, but instead it becomes the first major west coast convention to return. :o (That is, if it can still be considered ‘major’ after 2019, although to be fair nothing is probably going to be too major this year.)

I’m not too excited about it becoming a maker-faire con either. It also won’t be walking distance anymore, as we’ll be in SF by that time. So even though I really want to get back to conventions, I’m lukewarm on this one at this point. I’ll wait and see what kind of programming they announce.

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Re: SiliCon (formerly Silicon Valley Comic Con) - August 28-29 2021
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2021, 08:43:31 AM »
SiliCon updated their website. This statement on the front page doesn't fill me with hope. (bolding is mine)

Along with Adam Savage, we’ll have as many of the elements of the show you’ve come to know and love, with a specific emphasis on even more maker and creator experiences. This is the MAKER con!

I'm really hoping for a more pop culture spin... I don't mind attending a couple of maker events, but that isn't how I want to spend the majority of my day.

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Re: SiliCon (formerly Silicon Valley Comic Con) - August 28-29 2021
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2021, 09:24:08 AM »
and tix are on sale

i'm really curious to see how fast or if they sell out

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Re: SiliCon (formerly Silicon Valley Comic Con) - August 28-29 2021
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2021, 10:53:08 AM »
2020 ticketholders were emailed with the option to roll over their badges to this year or get a discount on a new purchase for this year.

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Re: SiliCon (formerly Silicon Valley Comic Con) - August 28-29 2021
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2021, 12:11:11 PM »
I might attend since it's local.  Any plans for an FOCC meet-up or Sunday dinner at SiliCon?

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2021, 01:27:33 PM »
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I might attend since it's local.  Any plans for an FOCC meet-up or Sunday dinner at SiliCon?

I usually plan one, but until just now, I thought I would be the only person attending! We can certainly have a meetup.

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Re: SiliCon (formerly Silicon Valley Comic Con) - August 28-29 2021
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2021, 03:45:39 PM »
First round of guests are up and it’s a lot better than I was expecting (though mostly due to my expectations being low.) Celebrity guests are Lou Ferrigno, Bruce Boxleitner, Charles Martinet, Dirk Benedict, Jake the Snake, Kenn Scott, and Mark Sheppard. Science guests are Astronaut Cady Coleman and Physicist Kevin Grazier.

Considering that this is the first con back, the lineup is good enough to make me go assuming that they actually have panels. It’ll be weird not being able to walk to it anymore though.
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Re: SiliCon (formerly Silicon Valley Comic Con) - August 28-29 2021
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2021, 04:30:10 PM »
Andy Weir is coming as well. His panel is usually good.

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Re: SiliCon (formerly Silicon Valley Comic Con) - August 28-29 2021
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2021, 03:28:03 PM »
William Shatner was added as a guest.

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