Silicon Valley Comic Con today opened registration for their 2018 event, and at the same time announced the first four guests for the third incarnation of the Bay Area show. Stan Lee, Sean Astin, and Jewel Staite will be special guests for the show taking place April 6th-8th at the San Jose Convention Center, as well as a number of illustrious UK big screen and comics talent, namely HARRY POTTER‘s own Neville Longbottom MATTHEW LEWIS, acclaimed 2000AD artist SIMON BISLEY, and SLAINE/PREACHER/NEVERWHERE artist GLENN FABRY.
Full details, including info on how to buy tickets, are courtesy of their press release:
THE FUTURE IS HERE!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SILICON VALLEY COMIC CON 2018, FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST STAN LEE!
Registration is now open for Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC) 2018. The first guests for the April event were announced today by SVCC, including special guest of honor Stan Lee. Other guests announced were Sean Astin, Matthew Lewis, and Jewel Staite.
“We are excited to launch SVCC 3.0 with such an amazing group of guests, including the legendary Stan Lee”, said Trip Hunter, Chairman of SVCC. “This is just the first of a long list of exciting announcements about guests and events that we will be adding to our lineup to make SVCC the best science, technology, and pop culture event for our fans – whether they’re a new attendee or an alumni.”
“Our theme for this year is “What does it mean to be human?”, continued Hunter. “This allows us to embrace not only the latest trends in sci-fi and pop culture, but the latest trends and technologies in science and tech, including AI, and robotics. It is a line that is getting more or more blurry, and we are excited to give leaders in their resp
ective fields a platform on which to discuss such an important topic.”
- STAN LEE is an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was formerly executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics. Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, Thor, the X-Men, and many other fictional characters, introducing a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. In addition, he challenged the comics’ industry’s censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to it updating its policies. Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation. In July 2017, Lee was named a Disney Legend, a hall of fame program that recognizes individuals who have made an extraordinary and integral contribution to The Walt Disney Company.
- SEAN ASTIN is known for such iconic roles as Mikey Walsh in THE GOONIES, the title character of RUDY, Samwise Gamgee in THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, and Bob Newby in STRANGER THINGS 2.
- MATTHEW LEWIS is best known for his role as Neville Longbottom in the HARRY POTTER films. Most recently, he played the character of Patrick in the movie ME BEFORE YOU (2016).
- JEWEL STAITE starred as Kaylee in the gone-too-soon Fox showFIREFLY, as well as the follow-up film SERENTIY. Prior to that, Jewel played the role of Dr. Keller in the SyFy Channel hit series STARGATE: ATLANTIS.
SVCC will be held April 6 – 8, 2018, at the San Jose Convention Center. Tickets are now on sale and can be accessed at www.svcomiccon.com. A free special edition SVCC t-shirt will be available with the purchase of a 3-day pass ($99, t-shirt quantities are limited and will be provided first come, first served; pick-up onsite).
Additional artists and authors also announced today include; Andy Weir, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of THE MARTIAN and ARTEMIS; Jim Shooter, former Editor in Chief of Marvel Comics and founder of Valiant, Defiant, and Broadway Comics; SIMON BISLEY, best known for his work on ABC WARRIORS, LOBO and SLAINE; and GLENN FABRY, winner of numerous Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards as Best Cover Artist.
Silicon Valley Comic Con brings together America’s two greatest superheroes: Pop Culture and Technology. Presented by Steve Wozniak and featuring top celebrities, comics, independent artists, cosplay, video games, consumer electronics, music and apps, Silicon Valley Comic Con is where entertainment and our electronic worlds intersect. The event will be held April 6th – 8th at the San Jose Convention Center.
For more information, including tickets, please visit www.svcomiccon.com.