Saturday, September 24, 2016

Star Trek: The Animated Series On Blu-ray Street Date: November 15

I have not yet received artwork or an official press release to detail any technical facts or contents. When I do, I will post it. In the mean time I am excited to post that Star Trek: The Animated Series will be released on Blu-ray Disc on November 15th, 2016 as what has been detailed to be so far, which you can read below. Thank you.

Star Trek: The Animated Series 
On Blu-ray
Street Date: November 15

Boldly continuing where Star Trek: The Original Series left off, these animated adventures chart the progress of Captain Kirk and his crew in a universe unconstrained by "real-life" cinematography! With all characters voiced by their original actors, join Kirk, Spock, Bones and the crew for 22 new adventures: to boldly go where no animation has gone before!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Dark Horse Announces New York Comic Con 2016 Programming Schedule

DARK HORSE COMICS | NEW YORK COMIC CON 2016 | BOOTH #1636

SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of our signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.

Some signings require a wristband for entryas noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for the best chance to join these events.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

We have two signing stages. One features art by Mike Mignola for Hellboy; the other showcases The Legend of Zelda with art from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:

HB = Hellboy Signing Stage  LZ = The Legend of Zelda Signing Stage

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.   HB    CHIMICHANGA #1 NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Stephanie Buscema

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.   LZ    CREEPY: Dan Braun

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.       HB    HALO: TALES FROM SLIPSPACE: Frank O’Connor, Tyler Jeffers,                                                                                                                                 Jon Goff, Marco Rudy, John Jackson Miller

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.       HB    TREE MAIL: Brian Smith 

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.       LZ     SEMIAUTOMAGIC, ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR,                                                                                                     GRINDHOUSE, SMOKE/ASHES: Alex de Campi

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.       HB    MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.       LZ     LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.       HB    THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: Hope Nicholson, Adrienne Kress,                                                                                                                            Fionna Adams

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.       LZ     THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: Megan Lavey-Heaton,                                                                                                                                            Kristen Gudsnuk, Tini Howard

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m.      HB     BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Rebekah Isaacs 


5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m.      LZ      CRYPTOCRACY: Van Jensen

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.   HB      BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MISFITS OF AVALON:Kel McDonald

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.   LZ       ALABASTER: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BIRD,                                                                                       SPACE-MULLET!, THE GHOST FLEET:Daniel Warren Johnson

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.   HB      HELLBOY: INTO THE SILENT SEA: Gary Gianni

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.   LZ       ABE SAPIEN: Max Fiumara

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.       HB      ALEISTER & ADOLF: Douglas Rushkoff

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.       LZ       THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY: Vivek J. Tiwary

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.       HB      THE BATTLES OF BRIDGET LEE,                                                                                                                         NANJING: THE BURNING CITY: Ethan Young

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.       LZ       TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES: David Walker

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.       HB      THE SHAOLIN COWBOY,                                                                                                                                       THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.       LZ       APOCALYPTIGIRL: Andrew MacLean

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.       HB      FIGHT CLUB 2, B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH,                                                                                                                               SIN TITULO: Cameron Stewart
                                                             FIGHT CLUB 2, KABUKI: David Mack

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.       LZ      ASTRID, ALENA, THE COMPLETE LOVE HURTS: Kim W. Andersson

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m.       HB      THE MASSIVE, THE MASSIVE: NINTH WAVE: Brian Wood, Garry Brown

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m.       LZ       PROMETHEUS: LIFE AND DEATH, REBELS: Andrea Mutti

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.    HB     ASTRID, ALENA, THE COMPLETE LOVE HURTS: Kim W. Andersson

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.    LZ      NEIL GAIMAN'S TROLL BRIDGE: Colleen Doran

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.   LZ      HOUSE OF PENANCE, LIGHT BRIGADE, THE MIGHTY:Peter Tomasi

1:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.       HB     SIN CITY: THE HARD GOODBYE CURATOR’S COLLECTION: Frank Miller
                                                                                                                              (WRISTBAND REQUIRED)
                                                 *LIMIT ONE PRINT PER PERSON
                                                 *OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY—SEE STAFF FOR INFO

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.       HB      CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III: Larry Hama

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.       LZ       BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MISFITS OF AVALON:Kel McDonald

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.       HB      THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY: Vivek J. Tiwary

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.       LZ       PROJECT TBA, LARA CROFT AND THE FROZEN OMEN,                                                                                 DEEP GRAVITY: Corinna Bechko

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m.       HB      BRIGGS LAND, REBELS: Brian Wood, Andrea Mutti
                                                  ALIENS: DEFIANCE: Brian Wood, Tristan Jones
                                                  PROMETHEUS: LIFE AND DEATH: Andrea Mutti

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m.       LZ       PROJECT TBA: Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.    HB     SOUPY LEAVES HOME: Jose Pimienta

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.    LZ      CHIMICHANGA #1 NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Stephanie Buscema

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.    HB     HENCHGIRL: Kristen Gudsnuk

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.    LZ      TOMB RAIDER: Phillip Sevy

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.        HB     ITTY BITTY HELLBOY, AW YEAH COMICS!,                                                                                                       GRIMMISS ISLAND: Art Baltazar, Franco

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.        LZ      MYSTERY GIRL: Alberto J. Alburquerque

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.        HB     KINGSWAY WEST: Greg Pak

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.        LZ      TREE MAIL: Brian Smith

DARK HORSE PANEL SCHEDULE

Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Events/Panels-And-Screenings/View-All/# for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators and guidelines for attending panels.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  DARK HORSE COMICS AND WARGAMING PRESENT: THE TRADITION OF                                                   MILITARY COMIC BOOKS PAST AND PRESENT (Room 1A21)

War stories have long been a tradition in comic books. From their birth during WWII to the late 1980s with military stories like G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, they have continually evolved. War comics switched perspective to the men deep in the conflict in War Stories and the new series World of Tanks: Roll Out. Join the expert panel of war comic scribes Garth Ennis (World of Tanks: Roll Out), Larry Hama (G.I. Joe), and Ethan Young (Nanjing: The Burning City) to explore the war comics tradition.

4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.      ASIAN AMERICAN COMICS AND CULTURE (Room 1A05)

For years, Asian comics creators have been doing incredible work furthering the medium of sequential art. With Eisner Award–winning storytelling and phenomenal artistic expression, Asian-Pacific Americans have begun a movement within the comic business. Join Greg Pak (Kingsway West), Ethan Young (Nanjing: The Burning City), and Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story) for a fascinating conversation on embracing Asian culture in comics, moderated by YouTube personality Shyaporn Theerakulstit.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m.      DARK HORSE CLASSIFIED FEATURING AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER                                                                                                                                                           (Room 1A18)

The can’t-miss Dark Horse panel of NYCC 2016! Join Dark Horse for the first word on Avatar news and announcements—and even a surprise or two!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.       THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: LIVE (Room 1A24)

Join editor Hope Nicholson and an all-star lineup of female writers and illustrators, including Adrienne Kress, Fionna Adams, Kristen Gudsnuk, Meaghan Carter, Megan Lavey-Heaton, and Tini Howard, to discuss their Kickstarter sensation! The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a nonfiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated stories on the lives and loves of an amazing cast of female creators. Featuring work by some of the most prominent women in the industry, The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a compilation of tales told from both sides of the tables: from the fans who love video games, comics, and sci-fi to those that work behind the scenes as creators and industry insiders.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Amazing Memorabilia On Auction And You Can Possibly Own A Genuine Piece Of Pop Culture History.

There is going to be a live auction on September 27th in London that has some wonderful content included from q variety of genre franchises and classic films, including Jaws and Star Wars. The auction includes pieces like Steve Spielberg's clapperboard (with serrated shark-tooth style clapper) from Jaws, original Ray Harryhausen artwork, a selection of pieces from Warner Bros. archives including a Batsuit, Batpod, and Bane's costume from The Dark Knight Rises, an original TIE Fighter Pilot helmet from Star Wars, Sloth's mask from The Goonies - and countless other treasures.

The online catalog is available for viewing now:

http://propstoreauction.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/44/

Over 300 of the auction lots are on display in a free preview exhibition from now until auction day at the ODEON BFI IMAX. This is definitely worth a look either in person or online at the link above and maybe you can own a piece of pop culture history.


The Flash: The Complete Second Season On Blu-ray Disc Set Review

FTC Notice Of Compliance: "Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own."

It took a little longer than I anticipated, but I have finally reached the last of the DCEU Blu-ray Disc Sets with the complete second season of The Flash.

This season featured a lot of action and exciting crossover events. Both The Flash 
And Arrow episodes that set up DC's Legends Of Tomorrow are included within this BD set just as they are included with the fourth season of Arrow BD set, which is great because if you have a preference for one show over another then you don't have to buy both sets to get both episodes. The featurettes related to that crossover event are also included within the set, but the crossover with Supergirl episode remains exclusive to the first season of Supergirl set.

Lots of characters that appear in this season, not including the appearances on the crossover episodes, feature Atom Smasher, Zoom, Captain Cold, Firestorm,
Dr. Light, Gorilla Grodd, Weather Wizard, Reverse Flash, Killer Frost, Deathstorm, King Shark, Rupture, Girder and Black Siren.

There are extra value features on all four discs that contain all 23 season two episodes. These include deleted scenes, rogues gallery featurettes focusing on Lewis Snart and his legacy, Firestorm, Dr. Light, effects featurettes on Gorilla Grodd, King Shark, Zoom, and more episode and series specific featuettes as well as the Comic-Con panel from 2015. There is also an interview with Director Kevin Smith, a gag reel, a look ahead at how events from the season finale will impact the third season and much more.

An insert with second season episode information and disc contents is included within the Blue BD Case along with a limited time only redeemable code for an Ultraviolet Digital Copy of Season Two as well as an insert with a limited time only code to get the first three episodes of Season Three with no commercials on Amazon or VUDU.

Like the other Warner Bros. Home Entertainment DCEU BD sets released this year all twenty three second season episodes are presented in spot on 16 by 9 1080p full HD with English DTS-HD MA  5.1 Sound as well as Spanish Language 2.0 Dubbed Sound and English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired and French and Spanish Language Subtitles encoded as options. The BD case comes housed in an attractive cardboard slipcase.

The Flash: The Complete Second Season On Blu-ray Disc Set is available now at retailers on and offline courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

(C) Copyright 2016 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.



Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season On Blu-ray Disc Set Review


FTC Notice Of Compliance: "Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own."

Off all the DCEU television series on the air, I make it no secret that my favorite is Gotham. In fact it is not only my favorite, Gotham is also one of the best television shows on free over the air American television period. The show that when I first heard about it a bit over two years ago, I thought would never last ended up being the best. Again I have to credit Bruno Heller for helping the bring this series to fruition and the excellent casting personnel, who have picked a simply amazing group of people to portray these iconic characters.

David Mazouz has an amazing sense of integrity and maturity about him that I think he is by far the best Actor to portray a young boy Bruce Wayne ever on both the big and small screens. Sean Pertwee is an amazing Alfred Pennyworth and he helps bring Mazouz' Wayne down to Earth so that while the viewer can believe that young Bruce Wayne was this amazing noble boy, he is still a boy and as a result he is prone to doing things that kids do, like disobeying authority figures. Robin Lord Taylor owns the role of Penguin in this incarnation and Cory Michael Smith seems to be making his portrayal of Edward Nygma his own too.

Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue bring some great shifting chemistry as Detectives Gordon and Bullock while the addition of Michael Chiklis as Gotham Police Department Captain Barnes brings some extra gravitas to the show too. Honestly, I think the casting is nothing short of top shelf all around so if any names are left out, it is not because of any lack of faith in their talents. 

The overall story arc for the second season covers the plot to kill Bruce Wayne to avenge an ancient family feud by Gotham's new Mayor Theo Galavan (James Frain) and the mad experiments of Hugo Strange (BD Wong) as well as Wayne's attempt to find his parents' killer, which attracts the attention of an elite Gotham secret society.

Guest stars this season include Cameron Monaghan, Carole Kane, Raul Castillo, Michael Bowen, Paul Reubens and Jada Pinkett Smith.

There are lots of bonus features in this set that include the actors behind their villainous characters discussing their respective delemmas in season two, select cast members looking back on their characters' comic book origins, a look ahead for the characters of Gotham, the 2015 Comic-Con Panel and how the show's signature noir look is achieved. Please note that I have only touched upon a few of the extras to be found on these four discs. There are over 90 minutes of special features to be discovered and explored. An insert containing season episode information and disc contents is included within the Blue BD Case along with a limited time only redeemable coupon for an Ultraviolet Digital Copy of the second season of Gotham. As with other Warner TV on BD sets, the case comes housed in an attractive cardboard slipcase.

All twenty two season two episodes of Gotham are presented in a luxurious 1080p full HD (1.78:1) aspect ratio with an explosive English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Soundtrack and English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired as well as French and Spanish Language Subtitles encoded as options.

Gotham: The Complete Second Season On Blu-ray Disc is available now at retailers on and offline courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

(C) Copyright 2016 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

Voltron + del Toro's Trollhunters Headed to NYCC 2016

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION AND NETFLIX BRING ALL-STAR LINEUP TO

NEW YORK COMIC CON 2016

 

Acclaimed Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro to World Premiere DreamWorks TrollhuntersSaturday, Oct 8

 

Sneak Peek of DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender Season 2, Friday, Oct 7

 

GLENDALE, CA – September 22, 2016 – DreamWorks Animation and Netflix will present a blockbuster duo of panels at New York Comic Con 2016. Trollhunters and Voltron Legendary Defender, two of DreamWorks’ highly-anticipated Netflix original series, are set to make their New York Comic Con debuts, with both series world premiering brand new episodes from upcoming seasons. 

 

Join acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro as he and voice cast unveil DreamWorks Trollhunters at Madison Square Garden. Screen the pilot of this cinematic and groundbreaking animated series, slated to premiere worldwide on Netflix in December, which will raise the bar for kids programing and thrill the entire family. Panelists include voice talent Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman and Steven Yeun, as well as executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Rodrigo Blaas. The panel will be moderated by Laura Prudom, television editor for Mashable. 

 

Form Voltron! Fans will be treated to a sneak peek into the highly-anticipated second season of the Netflix original series and pop culture phenomenon DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender. Join executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, story editor Tim Hedrick and voice actors Jeremy Shada and Bex Taylor-Klaus on the NYCC Main Stage for a special screening and a first look into what’s to come for Team Voltron. The panel will be moderated by Jim Viscardi, executive editor of ComicBook.com.

 

DETAILS ON PANELS/SCREENINGS AND ACTIVITIES (in chronological order):

 

FRIDAY, OCT 7:

 

DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender Signing

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Table 21 of Autographing Area at Javits Center (Hall 1-B)

DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender signing with Joaquim Dos Santos, Lauren Montgomery and Tim Hedrick will take place from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM on Friday at Table 21 the Autographing Area located in Hall 1-B of the Javits Center. 

 

Season 2 Sneak Peek: DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, a Netflix Original Series

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Main Stage at Javits Center

Catch the world premiere of an episode from the highly anticipated upcoming second season of DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender with executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, story editor Tim Hedrick and voice actors Jeremy Shada and Bex Taylor-Klaus.  Together they’ll discuss what’s in store for Team Voltron and provide a glimpse inside what promises to be an epic second season, coming soon to Netflix. All panel attendees will receive an exclusive limited-edition Voltron poster.

 

Voltron Collective Fan Party

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location to be announced

DreamWorks Animation presents the Voltron Collective, a collaboration of leading lifestyle and apparel brands that have created exclusive product inspired by the Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender. Event details to be announced.

 

SATURDAY, OCT 8:

 

Lion Forge Comics Signing 

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM

Booth #1669

Lion Forge Comics will host a signing in booth #1669 with writers of the Voltron Legendary Defender comic series Tim Hedrick and Mitch Iverson. A Voltron #1 New York Comic Con Exclusive Variant cover will be available at the booth, limited to 250 copies. 

 

World Premiere: DreamWorks Trollhunters, a Netflix Original Series

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Madison Square Garden Theater

From the limitless imagination of acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes a tale of two worlds set to collide in the epic saga DreamWorks Trollhunters. When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world – right after gym class. A must-see viewing event for the entire family, DreamWorks Trollhunters will bring viewers of all ages around the globe into the rich and creative world of this all-new Netflix original series. Join creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro alongside voice talent Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman and Steven Yeun and executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Rodrigo Blaas, as they discuss bringing this global television event to life and world premiere the first two episodes.

William Shatner, Buzz Aldrin, Star Trek Cast Coming to SVCC 2017

WILLIAM SHATNER, BUZZ ALDRIN, THE CAST OF “STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION” AND RENOWNED PHYSICIST
SABRINA GONZALEZ PASTERSKI ARE AMONG FIRST BATCH OF SILICON VALLEY COMIC CON 2017 FEATURED GUESTS
 
William Shatner to Host the First “Star Trek: The Next Generation”
30th Anniversary Cast Reunion Event

General Admission Tickets On Sale Today
 
San Jose, Calif. - September 22, 2016 - General admission tickets are now on sale for Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Steve Wozniak’s pop culture and technology expo taking place April 21-23, 2017 in downtown San Jose. Pairing science with fiction, Silicon Valley Comic Con aims to inspire and entertain with celebrity appearances, science/tech discussions, film and TV screenings, panels with award-winning authors and artists, cosplay contests and more.

Three-day and single-day passes for SVCC 2017 can be purchased today at www.svcomiccon.com. Fans who purchase three-day passes before October 1 will be entered into a drawing to ride around SVCC 2017 with the Woz in his VIP golf cart.

In addition to celebrating the pop culture and technology of today, SVCC 2017 will feature a series of themed exhibits and sessions focused on the “Future of Humankind: Where will we be in 2075?” SVCC 2017 attendees will be able to hear visions of the future from high profile guests and companies spanning a variety of industries. SVCC is proud to introduce the first of its 2017 featured guests:

HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES
Adam Savage (host of “MythBusters” and Tested.com) will also return to Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017.
 
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Silicon Valley Comic Con will host a special ticketed event “Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Reunion” hosted by William Shatner and featuring Jonathan Frakes(Commander Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Marina Sirtis(Counselor Troi), Brent Spiner (Data), Michael Dorn (Klingon Worf) and Gates McFadden(Dr. Crusher). Additional cast members will join the panel and be announced at a later date. This will be the first 30th anniversary reunion event to take place for “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in 2017.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY LUMINARIES
Famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin, renowned physicist Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski, video game designer and private astronaut Richard Garriott, and beamed energy propulsion pioneer Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux will all speak at Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017. Speaker schedule and topics will be revealed at a later date.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin was one of the first people to walk on the moon. He and flight commander Neil Armstrong made the Apollo 11 moonwalk in 1969. Aldrin later worked to develop space-faring technology and became an author, writing several sci-fi novels, children's books and memoirs.

At age 23, Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski is a renowned physicist whose work has been cited by Stephen Hawking. A proud first-generation Cuban-American and Chicago Public Schools alumna, she built and flew her own airplane by age 16. After graduating first in her class at MIT Physics, she is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University, where her studies include high energy physics, string theory and gravitational memories. She has been featured in Forbes 30 under 30 and Scientific American’s 30 under 30.

Richard “Lord British” Garriott, best known for the Ultima franchise, is a game developer who changed the video game world forever with the introduction of MMO games. In 2008, Garriott became one of the first private citizens to spend more than a week aboard the International Space Station. A man with many passions and projects, Garriott is currently involved with various game development businesses, is the chairman of Space Adventures and has invested in several space ventures including Zero-G Corporation, X-Prize and Spacelab.

Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux is co-founder of Escape Dynamics, a technology company that has greatly advanced the state of the art in beamed energy propulsion for space launch and was featured on the cover of Aviation Week. A Scientific American “World Changing Idea” and “Most innovative Space Companies of 2015,” Escape Dynamics could enable microwave-powered spaceplanes and aircraft-like operations to orbit. She is a shareholder in Space Adventures, a Truman National Security Fellow, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a board member of the National Museum of Mathematics, and she is the youngest person to have completed neutral buoyancy training, a requirement for ISS astronauts preparing for EVA missions.

COMIC BOOK ARTISTS
Award-winning artist Arthur Adams (“Longshot,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) and comics creator Joyce Chin (“X-Men,” “Supergirl”) will also join SVCC 2017.

Arthur Adams is an award-winning artist who became an immediate fan favorite as the penciller on the critically acclaimed 1985 Longshot mini-series. His decades-spanning career has included cover and interior work on such titles as Batman, Superman, Avengers, Spider-man, X-Men, New Mutants, Gen 13, Godzilla, The Authority, Danger Girl, Excalibur, Ultimate X, and Hulk. He's the creator, writer and artist on Monkeyman and O'Brien. Currently he's a Marvel exclusive cover artist, and is the main cover artist on Guardians of the Galaxy. Recently he also did a series of 6 interlocking Walking Dead covers. Outside of comics, Arthur has done movie, toy, and game designs, book illustrations, and provided the artwork for an X-Men themed Spaghetti-O's can.

California native Joyce Chin has been working as a creator in comics since 1995 when she pencilled a single page of Supergirl, then pencilled several issues, interior and covers, of Guy Gardener: Warrior for DC Comics. She's worked on some of the major characters in mainstream comics; Superman, Spiderman, X-Men, Elektra, Vampirella, Red Sonja, Legionnaires, Hulk, Ka-Zaar, Xena, Green Lantern, and Witchblade, for DC, Marvel, Top Cow, Dynamite, and Dark Horse. She's currently providing the art on a number of covers for Marvel including X-Men, Thor, Wolverine, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, and Ms. Marvel. She's also done illustration work outside of comics. She's worked on character design for EA games, toy box illustrations, t-shirt designs, and magazine and book illustrations.

After its successful inaugural year, SVCC will return to downtown San Jose the weekend of April 21-23, 2017. SVCC 2016 welcomed 60,000 attendees who enjoyed a sold-out show floor of 350+ exhibitors and dozens of packed panels and fan Q&As. The largest fan expo in Northern California, Silicon Valley Comic Con has already outgrown the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and will expand to include neighboring venues downtown.