Where is the happiest place in the Bay Area this weekend? San Jose at the Silicon Valley Comic Con. How to describe the SVCC? Imagine the Woz inviting 60,000 of his coolest friends to come to downtown San Jose for a 3 day party celebrating science, sci-fi, tech, nerdiness so far off the charts as to be immeasurable, and just plain fun?
Add to it the special guests such as the cast members of Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation, Grant Gustin (CW’s The Flash), Tom Felton (Harry Potter’s Draco Malfoy and Julian Dorn / Doctor Alchemy on CW’s “The Flash” ), Adam West and Burt Ward (1960’s Batman and Robin), Gina Torres (Firefly and Serenity) Billy Boyd, (Pippin from Lord of the Rings) and Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Oh, and members of the Sesame Street cast will be stopping by too. This is just a (very) short list of what’s happening in Downtown San Jose this weekend.Where is the happiest place in the Bay Area this weekend? San Jose at the Silicon Valley Comic Con. Click To Tweet
Silicon Valley Comic Con Outdoor Festival
Hungry? Thirsty? Need a break? Looking for cool VR, science and maker displays? Want to hear some music? Look no further than Plaza de Cesar Chavez, across from the Tech Museum. Outdoor Festival Hours:
Friday, April 21: 5pm – 10pm
Saturday, April 22: 10am – 10pm
Sunday, April 23: 10am – 5pm
Kids STEAM Lab – The Hub during Show Hours!
Kids of all ages will have a “blast” at the Kids’ STEAM Lab. Check out NASA’s Aeronautics and Robotics demos and interact with vintage tech! The Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose will let you create your own kingdom and Imagination Playground. Release your inner Godzilla by building and destroying Cardboard City, or explore the modern tech world with the San Jose Public Library (SJPL)! Ripped your Jedi robe? SJPL has your back with their Emergency Cosplay Repair! Create one-of-kind comic book buttons, and take photos with your friends and favorite characters in SJPL’s photo booth!
Comics 4 Kids &Teens: What’s Good and What’s New!
I am highlighting this panel for Sunday at 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm for parents, just because comic books have changed so much. The panel will include local librarians talking about the newest and greatest titles and classic titles. I remember the first time I read Moby Dick was a Classics Illustrated comic book. Heads up the annual Free Comic Book Day is May 6, 2017.
Purchase Your Tickets in Advance
In its inaugural year, the Silicon Valley Comic Con, broke attendance records at the San Jose Convention Center, this year events will be at the Convention Center, Plaza de Cesar Chavez (across from the Tech) and City National Auditorium. Tickets
Silicon Valley Comic Con In a Nutshell:
Silicon Valley Comic Con, April 21 – 23, 2017
Hours: 5 pm – 9 pm on Friday, 10 am – 10 pm Saturday, 10 am – 5:30 pm Sunday
Check the schedule by Day, Venue, Guest or Category [Link]
Admission: Children 6-9: $10-$20 Single Day, $49 for 3 days; Adults: $25 – $50 Single Day, $99 for 3 days. Discounted tickets available for Seniors and Military.
Discounts: Use the promo code SJPL20 (Thank you San Jose Public Library!) when purchasing your tickets, and you will receive a 20% discount on a 1- or 3-day pass!