Jeremy Renner, Nathan Fillion, Sean Astin, Astro Teller and More to Attend Silicon Valley Comic Con 2016
November 6, 2015


Astro Teller (X Labs), Andy Weir (“The Martian”) and Tim Miller (“Deadpool”) Join Stan Lee, William Shatner and Christopher Lloyd as  Confirmed Speakers and Guests

Call for Speaker Submissions Now Open


San Jose, Calif.Nov. 5, 2015 – The star power of Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Steve Wozniak’s pop culture and technology expo debuting in March 2016, just multiplied, as more pop culture and technology icons are confirmed to appear at the show. Jeremy Renner (“Mission Impossible,” “The Avengers”), Nathan Fillion (“Castle,” “Firefly”), Alan Tudyk (“Conman,” “Firefly”), Sean Astin (“Lord of the Rings,” “Goonies”), Ray Park (“X-Men,” “Star Wars: Episode I”) and Stan Lee (founder of Marvel Comics) will join previously announced celebrity guests William Shatner (“Star Trek”) and Christopher Lloyd (“Back to the Future”) at the inaugural event. SVCC will bring top celebrities, film, TV, independent artists, comic books, cosplay, video games, music and technology to the San Jose Convention Center the weekend of March 18-20, 2016.

Attendees will also be able to hear from technology industry pioneers including Astro Teller (visionary head of X Labs, formerly known as Google X) and Danielle Teller (doctor, professor, and author). Andy Weir (author, “The Martian”), Tim Miller (director, “Deadpool”) and Adam Savage (host, “MythBusters”) are also confirmed to attend. Comic artists Bret Blevins, Olivia De Berdinis, Mick Gray, Scott Koblish, Bob Layton  and Liam Sharpe will also be appearing at the event.

“By no means complete, the list of guests and speakers for Silicon Con Valley Comic Con is already so exciting,” said Wozniak. “Fans should grab tickets while they still can; we have many more surprises planned to make SVCC an amazing event for everyone!”

Silicon Valley Comic Con will feature many exciting attractions in addition to celebrity guests from entertainment and technology. Madame Tussauds will be on site, bringing lifelike wax figures from its attractions around the world. Only at SVCC 2016 will fans be able to see incredible figures of Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Albert Einstein, William Shatner, Henry Ford, Jim Parsons, and Marvel favorites Captain America and Hawkeye all under one roof.

SVCC will also feature an exhibit of collectibles from Rancho Obi-Wan, a museum with the world’s largest Star Wars memorabilia collection used to educate and inspire through the force of imagination. The Stan Lee Mega Museum will also be on site to showcase the characters, art, and impact of the living legend.

Silicon Valley Comic Con just issued its public call for speaker proposals, which can be found here:

More information about celebrity guests, speakers, exhibitors and events will be revealed this Fall and as the event draws closer. Silicon Valley Comic Con tickets can be purchased at

With the Woz at the helm, and with help from his many friends, Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC) will unite America’s two greatest superheroes: pop culture and technology. Hosted at the San Jose Convention Center, SVCC will feature Hollywood celebrities and technology leaders from movies, TV, and music, as well as consumer electronics, apps, gaming and emerging innovations. Different genres and artists in comics, cosplay, science fiction, fantasy, anime and more will be in the spotlight, while panels, talks, autograph sessions, photo ops, and many more events will give fans a chance to enjoy special experiences with their favorite celebrities and content.

Silicon Valley Comic Con will be held the weekend of March 18-20, 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center. To be the first to hear more details as they are released, sign up at and follow @SVComicCon on Twitter. Silicon Valley Comic Con welcomes exhibitors who want to join the Woz in uniting pop culture and technology. Companies and artists who are interested in exhibiting can request details on the Silicon Valley Comic Con website.

About Silicon Valley Comic Con
Silicon Valley Comic Con celebrates the Age of the Geek by bringing together America’s two greatest superheroes: Pop culture and technology. 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 inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con will be hosted at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA the weekend of March 18-20, 2016. To be among the first to receive updates as they are announced, sign up at 

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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