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SVCC Expands with Outdoor Festival, and More Guests Announced

by on February 23, 2017

Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017 is almost upon us. Last years inaugural year had an amazing turnout of nearly 60,000 guests! We are gearing up for another big year and hoping for even more attendees. Something being added this year is the official SVCC Outdoor Festival. This event will be open to the public with special access to the outdoor festival content such as dedicated lines, discounted prices and more for attendees. SVCC will close off Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park and Market Street near the San Jose Convention Center.


  • Food Trucks
  • Beer Garden & Winery
  • SVCC Science Fair:
  • Saturday: “Save the Planet” (earth and health sciences) in honor of Earth Day
  • Sunday: “Technology of the Future” (robotics, space travel & coding)
  • Outdoor Stage for speakers, performances, product demos, brand activations, science experiments and more
  • Movie Screenings Fri & Sat nights
  • Educational and Interactive Displays from Children’s Discovery Museum, NASA and more.
  • Canine Cosplay Contest Presented by DogVacay
  • Water Stations Provided by Essentia Water
  • Car Cosplay Displays
  • And More!



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  • John Cusack (“Being John Malkovich,” “High Fidelity” and “Sixteen Candles”)
  • Kari Byron & Tory Belleci (“MYTHBUSTERS” and “WHITE RABBIT PROJECT”)
  • Drew Struzan, artist behind 150+ movie posters including “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones” and “Back to the Future” will make his first-ever comic con guest appearance.
  • Phil Plait (The Bad Astronomer)

With these recently announced guests, this only adds to the already great list of confirmed guests. So far, the only recent change to the current guest list is that Levar Burton will no longer be able to attend due to a directing commitment. As a reminder, Silicon Valley Comic Con will take place in San Jose the weekend of April 21-23. For more information and a complete list of guests currently scheduled please be sure to stay tuned here at GameOctane and make sure to visit, follow, like, and tweet or whatever your social media addiction over at Silicon Valley Comic Con!! See you guys there, don’t be a stranger and most importantly do not forget to hashtag this years event with #SVCC.

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