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Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose CA April 21-23, 2017
« on: June 06, 2016, 03:05:10 PM »
From the Volunteers group -- the organization in charge of volunteering will not be returning to SVCC 2017 because it is the week after Celebration in Florida. If this is correct, then the dates will be April 21-23...same weekend as C2E2 just like 2016.

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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose CA April 21-23 (?), 2017
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 03:42:12 PM »
So you got this info from a volunteering group!

Thanks for the scoop!

Although... this is inconsistent with what we heard from the programming director back at the con, when he said it would be 'in March'.

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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose CA April 21-23 (?), 2017
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 04:25:31 PM »
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So you got this info from a volunteering group!

Thanks for the scoop!

Although... this is inconsistent with what we heard from the programming director back at the con, when he said it would be 'in March'.

Sure thing! Yeah, all we got before this was “March” which it also said in the program. Since they didn’t have exact dates yet, it just sounded like they were shooting for March but didn’t have anything confirmed yet.
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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose CA April 21-23 (?), 2017
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2016, 01:32:44 PM »
I find it curious that they don't have a date set yet.  They had the March 2016 date set and announced after BigWow in 2015.
I wonder if they're shopping the venue.  I hope not. I'd like to see them stay in San Jose, at lease for a few more years.

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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose CA April 21-23 (?), 2017
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2016, 01:49:48 PM »
More evidence for April. I missed the loudspeaker announcement, but from: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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I look forward to the return of Silicon Valley Comic Con next year in either March or April. (The program guide said March. An announcement over the loudspeaker said April.)
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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose CA April 21-23 (?), 2017
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2016, 11:18:10 AM »
Dates are confirmed!

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They’re also adding the South Hall, City National Civic, and California Theatre as venues. YES!!!  ;D (With more in the works!)
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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose CA April 21-23, 2017
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2016, 01:14:41 PM »
Just got my email with date and ticket info.
I have three people to pay for so I can't swing the VIP ticket prices so I'm waiting for general admission tickets in 30 days.

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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose CA April 21-23, 2017
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2016, 02:10:29 PM »
VIP passes are $250 for Gold and $550 for Platinum. As of now, it looks like there are 663 Gold and 229 Platinum passes left.

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I too am going to wait for the regular passes. This year I volunteered which was fun, but very tiring as it took an entire day. There were a lot of cool looking panels I wish I could have attended though -- I think I’ll just buy admission next year as this con is worth it.
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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose CA April 21-23, 2017
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2016, 02:57:23 PM »
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"Comic Con’s April 21-23, 2017, return has also booked the Tech Museum’s South Hall, the City National Civic and California Theatre to hold the celebrity appearances, science and technology discussions, panels and other things that have not yet been announced."

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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose CA April 21-23, 2017
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2016, 04:30:57 PM »
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"Comic Con’s April 21-23, 2017, return has also booked the Tech Museum’s South Hall, the City National Civic and California Theatre to hold the celebrity appearances, science and technology discussions, panels and other things that have not yet been announced."

Wonder if there is a typo there since the Tech Museum doesn't have a South Hall, but the Convention Center does, the separate quonset like thing just behind the Center. I would love it if they would partner up with the Tech Museum, especially since it has the IMAX and is right across the street. There's also that large area underneath that they use for special exhibits.

I am wondering if the 2 theaters will be used for panels as these are stage theaters usually used for performances.

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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose CA April 21-23, 2017
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2016, 09:39:11 PM »
Got our VIP tickets. They saved our butts this year, letting us into any panel we wanted. Totally worth it. Buy them before they sell out.

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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose CA April 21-23, 2017
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2016, 09:57:44 AM »
Hotel bookings at discounted rates are now available on the svcc website. For some reason, you can't book the Hilton, but the Marriott is available for less than half the price of booking directly through their site.

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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose CA April 21-23, 2017
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2016, 11:03:05 AM »
I've been checking it for the last two weeks.  Started out with only the Westin, then added the Marriott and then a few days later added the Hyatt.
Hopefully they will add the Hilton in the comings weeks.

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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose CA April 21-23, 2017
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2016, 01:12:06 PM »
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VIP passes are $250 for Gold and $550 for Platinum. As of now, it looks like there are 663 Gold and 229 Platinum passes left.

If anyone is interested, right now there are still 486 regular VIPs and 204 platinum VIPs available. Regular admission is not yet available.

I keep checking to see if the Hilton opens up rooms for discounted booking on the SVCC site, but nothing so far. However you can now book rooms directly with Hilton. Interestingly they only have king rooms available, or 2 doubles on the executive lounge floor. The regular 2 doubles rooms are not available. I'm wondering if these have been set aside for SVCC?

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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose CA April 21-23, 2017
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2016, 01:39:07 PM »
Thanks for the heads up.  Reserved a double room that I can cancel if need be.
Hopefully SVCC will add the Hilton discounted rooms soon.