Apple Co-Founder Bringing Tech-Focused Comic Con to Silicon Valley
Ashley Allen / 4 years ago
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is bringing Comic Con to Silicon Valley, and with it a specific emphasis on consumer electronics. Wozniak, affectionately known as “Woz”, aims to blend the usual science fiction and fantasy media and cosplay with what the official Silicon Valley Comic Con site calls “science fact”. As Wozniak told the Associated Press, “I don’t like doing the same thing as everyone else.”
“The emotions we have for technology now are the same as we get for movies, celebrities and the whole pop culture side of our lives,” Wozniak said.
Guests at the event include Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson, stars of Back to the Future, plus Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog), Karen Gillen (Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy), William Shatner (duh), and Stan Lee (double-duh).
“Silicon Valley Comic Con will be a show unlike any other, as we bring together the best in technology and entertainment all under one gigantic roof,” Wozniak wrote on the official page. “There are lots of fans like me in San Francisco and the Valley, and I’m excited to finally 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 back then, but I am happy that things have changed because now being a geek, or being different is cool. And Silicon Valley Comic Con celebrates being a geek!”
Silicon Valley Comic Con takes place between 18th and 20th March at the San Jose Convention Center in California. Tickets are available from the official website.