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Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017 (April 21-23): The Celebrities

by Jason Bennett
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Pairing Science with Fiction


Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Steve Wozniak’s pop culture and technology expo, is only a few days away! Taking place April 21-23, 2017 in downtown San Jose, Silicon Valley Comic Con aims to inspire and entertain with celebrity appearances, science/tech discussions, film and TV screenings, panels with award-winning authors and artists, cosplay contests and more.

In addition to celebrating the pop culture and technology of today, SVCC 2017 will feature a series of themed exhibits and sessions focused on the “Future of Humankind: Where will we be in 2075?” SVCC 2017 attendees will be able to hear visions of the future from high profile guests and companies spanning a variety of industries. Here’s a look at the featured guests for the 2017 SVCC:

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Silicon Valley Comic Con will host a special ticketed event “Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Reunion” hosted by William Shatner and featuring Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi), Brent Spiner (Data), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf) and Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher). Additional cast members will join the panel and be announced at a later date. This will be the first 30th anniversary reunion event to take place for “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in 2017.

ADDITIONAL CELEBRITIES


Grant Gustin
, star of the hit television series “The Flash,”and Tom Felton, Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter films and Super Villain Doctor Alchemy on “The Flash,” have been added to the show’s guest lineup. This marks Grant’s first ever appearance at any Comic Con. Fans will get a chance to meet Grant and Tom for photos, autographs and a special Q&A session.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Played bold, powerful women in films such as Coffy and Foxy Brown
Best known as the voice of Symmetra in Overwatch and Nisha in Fallout 4: Nuka-World
Saturday and Sunday - Counselor Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation
Jacqui from Walking Dead, Cherry from Ray Donovan
TV Horror Host - Creature Features
Saturday - Robin in the Classic 1960s Batman TV Series
Biff, Griff & Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen in Back to the Future Trilogy
Apollo 11 Astronaut and one of the first people to walk on the Moon
Has Performed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street for Over 45 Years
Best known for playing Klingon Chancellor Gowron and his enemy Duras in Star Trek: The Next Generation
Actor & Martial Artist From The Last Dragon, Red Sonja, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, Surf Ninjas & The Rundown
Leeta on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Co-Founder of the Pop Culture Hero Coalition
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Tasha Yar / Commander Sela from Star Trek: The Next Generation
Best Known As Gordon, One of the Original Residents of Sesame Street
MYTHBUSTERS and WHITE RABBIT PROJECT
70 Year Career Creating Vehicles for Movies such as Blade Runner, Robocop 1 & 2, The Last Starfighter, Back to the Future 2 And More
Prop & Vehicle Creator & Restorer
MythBusters Host
Saturday and Sunday - Pippin from Lord of the Rings trilogy
Co-Hosts the I Sell Comics! Podcast and Star of the AMC reality series Comic Book Men
Saturday and Sunday - Luis, Resident of Sesame Street & Fix-It Shop Operator Since 1971
Bob Johnson, Original Cast Member & Resident Music Teacher On Sesame Street
Saturday and Sunday - Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street Horror Films
Writer / Director “Remembering Playland at the Beach,” “Creature Features,” and “Haunted Sonoma County”
Ezra in BYUtv's Extinct; franchise star Sgt Brandon Beckett in Sony Pictures' SNIPER films; Gerhart Frankenstein in ABC's Once Upon a Time”
Friday and Saturday - Best known for his roles in "Boston Legal" and "Star Trek"
Saturday and Sunday - Known for "Being John Malkovich", "High Fidelity" and “Sixteen Candles”
Flash Gordon, The Highwayman, The Spirit & Aris Boch, in Stargate’s SG-1
Cast of Sesame Street Since 1987: Gina, the Streetwise Teen Who Grew Up to Become the Beloved Veterinarian Known as Dr. Gina
Uhura from Star Trek
Deliveryman Mr. McFeely from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
Saturday - Batman in the Classic 1960s TV Series
Saturday and Sunday - Zoe from Firefly & Serenity, Jessica Pearson from Suits, Lauren from Westworld and Many More
Best Known as Television Horror Host Miss Misery of Movie Massacre, showing late night B-Movies
Saturday and Sunday - Glenn Rhee of "The Walking Dead"
Sunday - Star of CW’s “The Flash” TV Series
Chiana from FARSCAPE, host of the Jim Henson Creature Shop Challenge, and X from Hashtag
Carrie Fisher’s Beloved Dog
Saturday and Sunday - Commander Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation
Saturday and Sunday - Data in Star Trek: Next Generation and Dr Brackish Okun in Independence Day
Saturday and Sunday - Dr. Beverly Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation
Saturday and Sunday - Harry Potter’s Draco Malfoy and Julian Dorn / Doctor Alchemy on CW’s “The Flash”
MYTHBUSTERS and WHITE RABBIT PROJECT
TV/Web series Horror Host

General admission tickets are now on sale for Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Steve Wozniak’s pop culture and technology expo taking place April 21-23, 2017 in downtown San Jose. Pairing science with fiction, Silicon Valley Comic Con aims to inspire and entertain with celebrity appearances, science/tech discussions, film and TV screenings, panels with award-winning authors and artists, cosplay contests and more.

Three-day and single-day passes for SVCC 2017 can be purchased today at www.svcomiccon.com. Fans who purchase three-day passes before October 1 will be entered into a drawing to ride around SVCC 2017 with the Woz in his VIP golf cart.

To purchase tickets, visit www.svcomiccon.com/tickets.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
For more information, email marketing@svcomiccon.com or visit http://svcomiccon.com/sponsors/want-to-exhibit.

Be sure to stay with PopCultHQ as we bring you more pre-convention news as well as our live and on-the-scene coverage at Silicon Valley Comic Con this weekend!

<SVCC 2017: Artists, Authors & Exhibitors + Downloadable Maps!>

<Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017: The Special Events>

<Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017: The Schedule – Friday, April 21>

 

 

 

 

*** info courtesy of Silicon Valley Comic Con

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