David Tennant, Christina Ricci and more join SVCC

Best known as the Tenth Doctor, Barty Crouch Jr., and Kilgrave

Joins the SVCC Lineup



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SVCC – Wristband Mailing Deadline is Sunday

April 6 – 8, 2018
San Jose Convention Center


Ian McDiarmid

Star Wars Episodes 1-3

Adam Savage

MythBusters, Tested.com

Sean Astin

Lord of the Rings, Stranger Things, The Goonies

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Use the Force – SVCC 2018

The Force is Strong with the Silicon Valley Comic Con line up. We are thrilled to be joined by so many iconic STAR WARS actors, including our newest addition – Mads Mikkelson.



Ian McDiarmid
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious
Episodes 1-3
Daniel Logan
Boba Fett
Episode 2 &STAR WARS: The Clone Wars
Ray Park
Darth Maul
Episode 1


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This Announcement is SAVAGE – SVCC 2018

April 6 – 8, 2018
San Jose Convention Center

The one and only Adam Savage is joining us, are you?

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Check out the latest guests to join us at SVCC 2018!
Best known for MythBusters and TESTED

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Silicon Valley Comic Con: Tickets, T-Shirts, and a BIG Announcement


Be among the first to buy a 3-day pass and you could receive an exclusive SVCC T-Shirt for FREE *.

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Oh, and one more thing…

Did we mention STAN LEE is coming?!
Stan Lee - creator of Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor and more!
We are thrilled to have Stan Lee join us as a special guest of honor! Photo ops and autographs will go on sale in the coming weeks.
Silicon Valley Comic Con is also proud to announce the following guests who will also be joining us:

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Retrenders at Silicon Valley Comic Con


The Retrenders crew will be in San Jose at Silicon Valley Comic Con this weekend and will be doing convention coverage of the event. We’ll be doing what we do best,
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Ramen and a Half: SVCC 2016 – Artist Ethan Castillo

ethancastillosvcc2016Ramen and a Half host Ramon Angel interviews young artist Ethan Castillo at Silicon Valley Comic-Con 2016 in San Jose, CA.  Ethan drops a new art book:  “I Still Really Hate Spiders!”

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Ghostbot on Emerging VR Technology

RETRENDERS GhostBot Inc - Emerging VR Technology

Where will virtual reality take us? The landscape is limitless at this point and finding that one spectacular use for this technology that makes this the next leading trend might be just around the corner. We caught up with Bay Area animation studio Ghostbot after their VR technology discussion panel at Silicon Valley Comic Con and interviewed them to find out where VR is heading.

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Silicon Valley Comic-Con 2016 Round-Up

Retrenders - Silicon Valley Comic Con - SVCC - by Johnny MorenoCheck out our latest Ramen & a Half episode from Silicon Valley Comic-Con (SVCC)!  The first SVCC by tech icon Steve Wozniak and comic book icon Stan Lee taking place at the San Jose Convention Center.  Our Ramen team roams the showfloor as we talk to the San Francisco Giants baseball team about all the cool special events they will have this 2016 season.  Go Gigantes!  Next we hit up BuzzingBots with cute robot plush dolls.  Ramon visits artist Jesse JFR on his avocado TMNT art and Boba Fett candles.  Eddie interviews Kaz over at Plastic and Heroes on their vinyl toy art collectible shop in San Jose.  And the Ramen guys close SVCC with special cosplay guest Abbey and Keiko.

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Red Chapter Clothing Company with Marvel Comics

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Bryan Hopkins demonstrates his Ambigram tattoo

What is an Ambigram? I would have to say its the art of font design and creative wordplay, where one word passes off as two at the same time… or maybe superimposition, where one thing is placed over an existing thing to conceal something?

Okay enough, just watch the video we shot at Silicon Valley Comic Con with Bryan Hopkins, lead singer of Elvis Monroe, who is the co-founder of Red Chapter Clothing with world famous Ambigram artist Mark Palmer. He’ll tell you what an Ambigram is and how they have creatively designed them for the Marvel Comics world !

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Sayori Chu interviews Stan Lee!

RETRENDERS Sayori Chu Interviews Stan LeeWe caught up with Stan Lee at Silicon Valley Comic Con to talk to him about the “BIG” direction with comics, how did it begin, what were its influences, and where is it going now that it has become immensely and worldly popular!

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Welcome to Silicon Valley Comic-Con 2016!

Retrenders - Silicon Valley Comic Con - SVCC - by Johnny MorenoWelcome to the first Silicon Valley Comic-Con! The inaugural of SVCC was the largest Comic convention in San Jose, California, thanks to Steve Wozniak and Stan Lee. The convention was a collaboration between panel talks of surfacing technology such as Virtual Reality and how will we use it? So when you you took a stroll through the convention floor, you were literally walking through the imaginative world of stories ; and if you chose to attend a tech panel, you can see how comics and Sci-fi have contributed to innovative technology and its use –Such things as the hoverboard which is the future of skateboard transportation! Now that’s what I call the ying and the yang.
Now who said we were just here to see Stan Lee? – RETRENDERS, or course!

The 2016 Silicon Valley Comic-Con!

twitter-imageThis 3-day weekend in the SF Bay Area will kick-off the first-ever Silicon Valley Comic-Con at the San Jose Convention Center.  The merging of technology, gadgets, comics and pop culture are brought to you by geek master Steve Wozniak and comic book icon Stan Lee.  Our Retrenders staff and Ramen and a Half film crew will be there all weekend covering the event.  So please check our Retrenders’ YouTube channel for more updates and videos!

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Silicon Valley Comic Con 2016


We are happy to announce that we will be attending Silicon Valley Comic Con doing what Retrenders does best! So join us in March 18-20 at the San Jose Convention Center as we do coverage of the first ever Silicon Valley Comic Con, where we will meet and interview some of the attendees and guests, check out some awesome panels, and even do a little shopping in the dealers room.
And did we mention Stan Lee is gonna be there?!


Tons of amazing guests already confirmed and more to come!

Be sure to check out their site at http://svcomiccon.com/ for more information and get your tickets now while you still can!

Steve Wyatt on SVCC!

Eddie Ballar and Steve Wyatt at BigWow Comicfest - RetrendersIn a quick interview, Eddie Ballar asks Steve Wyatt what will happend to BigWow Comicfest with a new Comic-Con in town?
Steve Wyatt is the director and producer of many comic conventions in the Bay Area, and he explains how Steven Wozniak and Stan Lee are teaming up to create the Silicon Valley Comic Convention (SVCC).

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