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Warner Bros., Lionsgate and AMC TV bringing star power to inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con

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More details have been released for Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s pop culture and technology expo, as more Hollywood studios, celebrities and technology icons are confirmed to appear at the show.

Warner Bros. Pictures, Lionsgate and AMC will participate, bringing fans, among other activities, a special screening and panel for AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire at Silicon Valley Comic Con prior to the third season premiere in the summer of 2016. Set in the 1980s, Halt and Catch Fire (starring Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis and Kerry Bishe) dramatizes the personal computing boom during the debut of the most disruptive idea of the modern era: the Internet.

Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Who), Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Lying Game), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory) and Julie Benz (Dexter, Hawaii 5-0) will join the already star-studded celebrity roster that includes: Jeremy Renner, Stan Lee, William Shatner, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Sean Astin, Ray Park, Adam Savage, Christopher Lloyd, Tim Miller and Andy Weir.

SVCC speaker schedule and topics will be revealed at a later date, but two additional renowned industry experts are confirmed for the show: Janna Levin and Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux.

The astrophysicist and author Janna Levin (A Madman of Dreams of Turing Machines, How the Universe Got Its Spots and, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space) has contributed to the understanding of black holes, the cosmology of extra dimensions, the sound of spacetime, and gravitational waves in the shape of spacetime.

Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux is co-founder of Escape Dynamics, a technology company which has greatly advanced the state of the art in beamed energy propulsion for space launch and was featured on the cover of Aviation Week, and in Scientific American as a “World Changing Idea” that could enable microwave-powered single-stage to orbit spaceplanes and aircraft-like operations to orbit.

Comic artists Frank Cirocco (Alien Legion) and Shannon Eric Denton (Con Man, X-Men) will also be part of the star-studded lineup of famous artists on hand.

Award-winning artist, set designer, illustrator and papercrafter, Owen Gildersleeve will be creating a life size Iron Man on the show floor. His past work includes the “Nissan Juke: Folded in Britain” where he built a life-sized Nissan Juke out of paper, “Discoverer’s Alliance” a mockumentary of a fictional society devoted to the exploration of sea and space, and the book “Paper Cut.”

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 SVComicCon.com/register 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.

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.

Find out more about Silicon Valley Comic Con at svcomiccon.com.

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