When Steve Wozniak puts his mind to something, he can achieve super-human results. Imagine the possibilities, now that he’s teamed up with Stan Lee to host the first-ever Silicon Valley Comic Con!
Clear your calendar and make plans to head to the San Jose Convention Center next spring (March 19-20) to witness the event marking the official beginning of what Steve Wozniak refers to as the “Age of the Geek.”
The lines between entertainment and the technology we love so much in Silicon Valley are getting blurrier every day. – Steve Wozniak
Woz believes that “the lines between entertainment and the technology we love so much in Silicon Valley are getting blurrier every day.” Due to this demand, Wozniak is determined to establish an event where all these different and related interests can come together.
While we can only speculate whether or not it’ll draw as big a crowd as Comic Con International: San Diego, the Bay Area possesses something extra special that southern California doesn’t have: The Woz.
Where There’s a Woz There’s a Way
Wozniak is a self-proclaimed “geek,” and in his case, that title also implies a sense of selfless determination and boundless energy. From co-founding Apple Computers (now Apple Inc.) with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne to actually surviving a plane crash, there’s little that can get in the way of Woz’s personal drive and dedication to his community.
“When I was growing up, it was hard to be a geek,” Wozniak said in a message to fans eagerly awaiting news about the Silicon Valley Comic Con. “Now people are able to be proud of being geeks and being different.”
Boasting top celebrities, comics, independent artists, cosplay, video games, consumer electronics, music and apps, Silicon Valley Comic Con will bring a different angle to the convention scene.
Wozniak’s philanthropy in the Silicon Valley is well known. As a programmer himself, Wozniak provides the sole financial support for the tech program in the Los Gatos (California) School District.
Wozniak is also the founding sponsor for the Silicon Valley Ballet, the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose and the Tech Museum of Innovation (which was just awarded the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service).
Like Lee (who founded the Stan Lee Foundation in 2010 to promote literacy, education and the arts), Wozniak is no stranger to hosting events and offering insights to his community. Knowing that these two creative titans are partnering up to spearhead the Silicon Valley Comic Con is a very good indication of the event’s future success.
Are YOU Ready for an amazing Silicon Valley Comic Con? Stan the Man sure is…
On the one hand, we have the co-founder of the company that jump-started the personal computer revolution. On the other is the creator (or co-creator) of some of the greatest characters in comic book history, a modern myth-maker comparable to Walt Disney.
If anyone is going to pull off an event of this magnitude, they’ll need team leaders like Steve Wozniak and Stan Lee to back them. This event will truly embody Stan Lee’s personal motto (and reminder to always aim higher, and strive constantly onward and upward): “Excelsior!”