Following fast after the seventh-season opener of “The Walking Dead” (SPOILERS here), it’s been announced actor Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee) will appear at the 2017 Silicon Valley Comic Con. Yeun’s known for more than portraying a long-time survivor of the zombie apocalypse. Yeun’s lengthy list of credited appearances include “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Legend of Korra,” “Voltron: Legendary Defender” and many other productions. Interestingly, one of the Korean-American actor’s earliest roles was as a voice actor in the first-person shooter games “Crysis” (2007) and “Crysis Warhead” (2008).
Besides Steven Yeun, there’s plenty of geeky royalty to be found already on the SVCC 2017 celebrity guest list, which includes (SVCC 2016 alum) William Shatner, Adam Savage, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn and Gates McFadden. Featured tech/science and comic book guests include Buzz Aldrin, Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski, Richard Garriott, Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux, Arthur Adams and Joyce Chin.
Silicon Valley Comic Con returns to downtown San Jose the weekend of April 21-23, 2017. Following in the tradition of the first-year event in 2016, SVCC will feature top celebrities, tech innovators, comics, scientists, independent artists, cosplay, video games, virtual reality, consumer electronics, music, apps and more. Notably mentioned in the official press release, SVCC demonstrated itself to be a size too large for the spacious San Jose McEnery Convention Center. So, in 2017, the event will include other nearby venues in the overall event plan and map. If the itch is strong to attend, three-day and single-day passes for SVCC 2017 can be purchased at www.svcomiccon.com.