San Jose, Calif. – June 14, 2022 – SiliCon with Adam Savage, Silicon Valley’s largest Comic Con and Maker Con, has announced additional celebrities and special guests. Karen Gillan from Doctor Who, Jumanji and Guardians of the Galaxy; Kari Byron and Tory Belleci from Mythbusters; Darell Maloney, aka The Broken Nerd; Simone Giertz, a designer and robot builder; and Bob Clagett from I Like to Make Stuff are just a few of the exciting appearances.
The two-day convention, themed “Creating the Improbable,” is a family-friendly science, technology and pop culture fan extravaganza and comic convention that aims to inspire and entertain with science/tech discussions, film and TV screenings, and of course, incredible celebrity guests. Attendees will be able to get their maker on with hands-on maker workshops and classes taking place right on the show floor in the Savage MakerVerse makerspace. All weekend long, there will be panels with award-winning authors and artists, children’s and adult cosplay contests, build challenges, a full hall of vendors and more!
“Our goal is to bring together guests with rich histories of creation, from filmmakers and actors to artists, authors, engineers, scientists, technologists and makers, to share their creativity and enthusiasm,” said Adam Savage, Creative Director and SiliCon 2022 co-producer, special effects designer and fabricator, actor, educator, and television personality/producer, including the host of Tested and former co-host of Discovery’s Mythbusters series.
- Karen Gillan, known for her role in the science fiction series Doctor Who, and the films Jumanji and Guardians of the Galaxy
- Steven Strait, known for his role as James Holden in the science fiction series The Expanse and the adventure film Sky High.
- Wes Chatham, known for his role as Amos Burton in the science fiction series The Expanse and the films The Philly Kid and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Parts 1 and Parts 2.
- Christopher Lloyd, Back to the Future
- George Takei, Star Trek
- Alan Ritchson, Amazon’s original hit series Reacher
- The Expanse, Amazon Prime Video’scritically acclaimedshowrunner Naren Shankar, will be joined by writers/producers Ty Franck, Daniel Abraham, and Dan Nowak, Director Breck Eisner, and members of the incredible cast to share highlights of its seven-year run.
Here are just a few of the world-renowned celebrity makers who will be appearing in the Savage MakerVerse and panels throughout the event:
- Kari Byron, best known as a host on Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters; co-founder of EXPLR media, a platform created to inspire, educate and empower kids to become agents of change.
- Tory Belleci, daredevil/builder host of Discovery Channel’s MythBusters; executive producer/host for Amazon, Science Channel and Motor Trend.
- Darell Maloney, aka The Broken Nerd, a Marvel Prop Maker and a master of 3D printing and model making.
- Simone Giertz, Swedish designer, inventor, maker, robotics enthusiast and TV host.
- Bob Clagett, known for his maker channel, I Like to Make Stuff, whether it’s music, websites, software, furniture, vintage scooters or motorcycles.
- Frank Pillar from Frankly Built, known for his incredible Iron Man suits
- Beverly Downen of Downen Creative Studios
- Sophy Wong, a maker/author of Wearable Tech Products
- Bill Doran of Punished Props
- Cosplay Crafting: 3D printing, prop-making, fabrication and kit-bashing
- Maker challenges and prizes
Authors and Comic Book Artists
- Neo Edmund,author of A Tale of the Red Riding Rise of the Alpha Huntress, Clan of the Vein and Kaijudo Clash of the Duel Masters.
- Rachel Litfin, author of the Chronicles of Royal High series.
- M. Todd Gallowglas, author of the Dead Weight series and the Dragon Bone Flute saga.
- Dan Wickline,author of Grimm Fairy Tales and the ongoing 30 Days of Night adaptations.
- David Gerrold,author and screenwriter of some of the best-rated episodes of Star Trek The Original Series, Babylon 5 and Twilight Zone.
- Christian Gossett,Star Wars designer, creator and artist behind the ongoing Red Star series of graphic novels.
- Andrew C. Gaska,ENnie and UKGE Award-winning settings and adventure writer for the ALIEN Roleplaying Game and author of series bibles for ALIEN, Predator, and Planet of the Apes.
- JP Roth, writer, artist, creator and owner of Rothic Comics.
- Eric Basaldua,longtime Top Cow artist, known for Witchblade and Tomb Raider, as well as Marvel and DC covers.
- Jason Palmer, illustrator, painter, muralist for TV and film, creating art for storyboards, concept work, and more from Indiana Jones to Game of Thrones.
- Gary Whitta, author of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will return to SiliCon with Adam Savage.
- Steven E. Gordon, renowned comic book artist and art director who is best known for X-Men: Evolution, Cool World, Fire & Ice
Platinum and Gold VIP Ticket Holder PERKS
- Platinum and Gold VIP ticket holders will enjoy a special VIP entrance, priority panel entry, FastPass photo op lines, access to a private VIP lounge with a private autograph signing, and access and priority seating to all premiere panel events.
- Platinum ticket holders are invited to a special VIP party at Tech Interactive and a movie screening with Oscar and Emmy award-winner Phil Tippett.
- Platinum VIP ticket holders also are invited to a VIP Cocktail party hosted by Adam Savage and attended by special guests on Saturday, August 27. Check the website for more details.
- The movie screening of Phil Tippett’s Mad God, followed by a Q&A, will be held at the Tech Interactive on Friday evening, August 26. Phil is an Oscar and Emmy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and producer whose work appears in the original Star Wars trilogy, Jurassic Park, and RoboCop. Tippett specializes in creature design, stop-motion and computerized character animation and has assisted Industrial Light & Magic and DreamWorks.