[Convention] Silicon Valley Comic Con 2018 – Programming on Friday, April 6th

SVCC Friday Programming

Silicon Valley Comic Con is back for its third year this April 6-8 and PopCultHQ is returning to cover the event for all of you! Silicon Valley Comic Con brings together America’s two greatest superheroes: Pop Culture and Technology. Presented by Steve Wozniak and 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.

Being held at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California, the three-day event put on by Steve Wozniak this year is bigger and better than ever! With such a massive line-up for 2018, we’re breaking down the show by the guests appearing, exhibitors attending, and all the programming featured at SVCC.

Silicon Valley Comic Con 2018 Schedule

FRIDAY, APRIL 6th ~ 5:00pm – 8:00pm

5:00 pm

Cosplay Contest Registration :: Cosplay Contest Registration & Cosplay Info Desk
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Groups, individuals, young and old, come register for the 3rd annual Silicon Valley Costume Contest. If you have any questions about the contest, please come be and ask during this time.

Gaming Zone Area Open :: Gaming Zone
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

No Comic Con would be complete without a gaming zone! Located on the lower level of the Convention Center, the Gaming Zone brings fun for all ages. Come and play table top games from Bay Area Gamers Guild, classic arcades, and pinball games brought by Retro City. South Bay Gaming Community will bring Streetfighter V, Smash Bros 4 and more!

Kids’ Zone Area Open :: Kids’ Zone
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Kids of all ages will have a blast at the Kids Zone! Come visit and have your face painted, check out some cool robots from RoboGames, use your imagination at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, and Golden Gate Knights, a San Francisco Bay Area not-for-profit social group will offer demonstration and experienced instruction in saber choreography to children and adults. With their instruction, you will become an expert at saber choreography, spins, flourishes and a whole lot more!

6:00 pm

Better Science Learning through Comics :: Room 230
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Science tells a story, and stories can be told in many forms. One form that lends itself particularly well to teaching, understanding, and learning science is the comic. The two most common objections we hear about using comics in the science classroom are 1) science content is too complicated for comics and 2) there aren’t enough resources (time, materials, expertise) available to implement it. Our workshop will address these two misconceptions by providing examples of successful lessons in a variety of classrooms and subjects. We will show how comics can be utilized to improve student engagement and learning while keeping in mind all the practical considerations of classroom teaching. This is a workshop, so you will leave with your own comic creations!

6:20 pm

Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmid Photo Op :: Photo Booth B
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 6:20 pm

Purchase your photograph here!

Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen Photo Op :: Photo Booth C
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 6:20 pm

Purchase your photograph here!

6:30 pm

Returning to Middle-earth :: Room LL21AB
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Join staff members from the premiere site for Tolkien fans TheOneRing.net Justin Sewell (livestreaming guru), David Baxter (cosplayer), and sisters Kellie and Alex Rice (Happy Hobbit/Weta Workshop) for a discussion on what is next for Tolkien fans. What do we know about the new Amazon series? Are there any more posthumous books? Is Tolkien the new Game of Thrones?

TeamUp – Star Wars: The Sith Photo Op :: Photo Booth B
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 6:30 pm

Purchase your group photo with Ian McDiarmid and Ray Park here!


The Future definition of “Self” and “Being Human” :: Room 111

Friday April 6, 2018 :: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Right now we are seeing what CGI can do to bring us back characters (General Tarkin, Leia Organa) played by dead actors (Peter Cushing) or actors who have aged out of their roles that role (Carrie Fisher). What do we do when avatars of ourselves become available, when we can send holograms of ourselves to “work”, when we can rent out our memories for fun and profit? What happens when travel companies start offering paid vacations in return for all movie rights to your memories of that dive in the subglacial lakes of Antarctica, or your parasail over the mouth of an open volcano? What will “self” mean when we can swap memories with other people–or even with animals? These and other possibilities on our horizons will challenge our understanding of what and who we are. Join us as we discuss a future that will depend less on flying cars and more on neuroscience and the technology growing out of it.

Writing and Editing Comics with Jim Shooter, Marv Wolfman, and Barbara Kesel :: Room 211ABCD
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

6:40 pm

Chris Kattan

Chris Kattan Photo Op :: Photo Booth B
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 6:40 pm

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Ray Park

Ray Park Photo Op :: Photo Booth A
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 6:40 pm

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7:00 pm

Everybody’s Wookie’n for the Weekend: A STAR WARS Special Event :: Room 220BC
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

A Star Wars panel event featuring Mads Mikkelsen (Galen Erso), Ian McDiarmid (Palpatine), Ray Park (Darth Maul), Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett), Daniel Logan (young Boba Fett) and moderated by Gary Whitta (co-writer, ROGUE ONE: A Star Wars Story). Immediately following the panel, there will be nonstop surprise Star Wars celebrations throughout the night! Cosplay, trivia, music, prizes, special performances and more! What the.. !

The Ghost Finders

Ghost Finders Secret Clips & Sharing Tales :: Room 212ABCD
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Stan Lee

Stan Lee Photo Op :: Photo Booth C
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 7:00 pm

Purchase your Photograph

7:10 pm

Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols Photo Op :: Photo Booth B
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 7:10 pm

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7:20 pm

Temuera Morrison

Temuera Morrison Photo Op :: Photo Booth A
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 7:20 pm

Purchase your photograph here!

7:30 pm

Adaptation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly :: Room 111
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Is it a crime to make female Ghostbusters? A slap in the face to fans? What about a massive rethinking of print series like Earthsea or Superman? New Battlestar Galactica or Westworld? What about Star Trek? When do the old name and new premise play “bait and switch” and offend classic fans? Can the new version become definitive? Do Cylons have to be chrome?

Creating Comics Covers With Ryan Sook, Glenn Fabry, and Dan Brereton :: Room 211ABCD
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

TeamUp – Star Wars: The Fetts Photo Op :: Photo Booth A
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 7:30 pm

Purchase a combination photo with Daniel Logan and
Temuera Morrison – Star Wars: The Fetts Photo here!

Trailer Park: Screening & Discussing the Latest Trailers for Film & TV :: Room 211ABCD
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join Bleeding Cool’s Mary Anne (Mab), Ace of Geeks former editor-in-chief Mike Fatum, and film and television writer Mae Lihn as we share the latest and greatest film and tv trailers. Hear panelist thoughts on what films will deliver the goods based on their trailers, offer your own thoughts on what movies you’re most looking forward to seeing.

7:40 pm

Daniel Logan

Daniel Logan Photo Op :: Photo Booth A
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 7:40 pm

Purchase your photograph here!

7:50 pm

Ivy Doomkitty Photo Op :: Photo Booth B
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 7:50 pm

8:00 pm

Films and Movies: How to make them in the Bay :: Room 230
Friday April 6, 2018 :: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

In 2013 a group of filmmakers went out and decided to shoot feature films in the Bay Area with bare bone budgets and a dream. Today their movies are widely available nationwide in Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, Hulu, etc. Meet the cast and crew of the projects and learn how you can be a successful filmmaker in the Bay.


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