Two of the biggest names in all things geek dropped a huge announcement today! With the fan convention world ever growing, with more and more and events cropping up... it looks like I've found a new party to add to my con calendar for 2016! Steve Wozniak (one of the Apple's founders) and the father of countless comic book characters, Stan Lee, announced this exciting news!
In a statement from the Wiz of Woz himself:
RE: Silicon Valley Comic Con
From: Steve Wozniak
Friday, April 17, 2015
I’m excited to be launching Silicon Valley Comic Con today! I’m traveling and speaking so I can’t take lots of calls, so I wanted to post this memo for you.
I’m teaming up with friends to make this happen because I want to give Silicon Valley it’s very own kind of Comic Con where everyone can have fun enjoying what they love. Today we’re lucky to have so many kinds of entertainment, from movies, TV shows, web series, music, video games, social media and more, and the lines between entertainment and the technology we love so much in Silicon Valley are getting blurrier every day. We’re going to create a place where all these different kinds of interests can come together, and we can come together too.
There are lots of fans like me in San Francisco and the Valley, and I’m excited that now we’ll have a Comic Con with our very own flavor. When I was growing up, it was hard to be a geek. It definitely wasn’t cool, and that wasn’t easy. I’m happy things have changed because now people are able to be proud of being geeks and being different. Silicon Valley Comic Con will be an event where fans of all kinds can celebrate the Age of the Geek.
I’m going to be working with lots of great people to make this happen. I hope you watch the video my friend Stan Lee and I had fun making together, and I’ll be making more along the way. I’ve also got entertainment industry veteran John Alcantar on board to help us create our very own kind of Comic Con for Silicon Valley in 2016. John will help us pull the team together, and we’ll even be looking for help from volunteers to help create an event we can all be proud of. Stay tuned for more!
I hope I’ll see you in San Jose next year March 19-20. It’s going to be amazing!
Happening March 19th and 20th in 2016, the geek world descends on Silicon Valley! With two huge names attached to the show, I gotta get in on the group floor!!
Till next year! EXCELSIOR!