Thanks to our Sponsors
The SVCC Team would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors for making the show even better! To find out more about becoming a sponsor, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lagunitas Brewing Company began on a kitchen stove in Northern California in 1993. From actually getting their beer into bottles and onto the streets, Lagunitas always looks to the future. Whether it’s supporting local communities by turning beer into money for the cause, or simply fueling stories and songs with IPA and other fine ales. Wherever you go, beer speaks, people mumble. Mumble along at LAGUNITAS.com.
We created Essentia ionized alkaline water because we believe hydration makes us all a little better, inside and out. When you’re properly hydrated, you think, feel, move, work and play more effectively. And that feeling, that confidence, is contagious. At Essentia, we’re committed to delivering water of superior quality that we think can change your life. Essentia is the proud water sponsor of the Silicon Valley Comic Con! For more information on Essentia ionized water, go to www.essentiawater.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Children’s Discovery Museum
With over 150 interactive exhibits and programs, Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is one of the largest museums of its kind in the nation. Since opening its doors in 1990, the Museum has welcomed over 8 million visitors and has offered new exhibits each year that respond to children's diverse educational needs. The striking 52,000 square foot purple building was designed by Mexico City-based architect Ricardo Legorreta and is a beacon of discovery. Encompassing the broad themes of community, connections and creativity, hands-on exhibits invite self-directed, open-ended explorations. There is always something happening at the Museum, go to www.cdm.org for more information about planning your visit.
Forget the kennel! With DogVacay, your pet can stay in a real home with a loving sitter while you’re away. DogVacay connects pet owners with our community of more than 60,000 five-star-rated sitters across the U.S. and Canada. All reservations include premium pet insurance, 24/7 customer support, and daily photo updates, so you can travel or drop your furry friends off for daycare with peace of mind. We also make online booking and payment easy, so our sitters can focus on what they love most—animals! And yes, cats and other pets are welcome too.
Four hundred years after the extinction of the human race, an alien civilization has regenerated a small group of humans on Earth—but why? From the creator of Ender’s Game, BYUtv’s newest scripted drama, Extinct, explores a riveting new world characterized by humankind’s enduring search for meaning and purpose. Coming to BYUtv this October.
Hanson Robotics creates amazingly expressive and lifelike robots that build trusted and engaging relationships with people through conversation. Our robots teach, serve, entertain, and will in time come to truly understand and care about humans. We aim to create a better future for humanity by infusing artificial intelligence with kindness and empathy, cultivated through meaningful interactions between our robots and the individuals whose lives they touch. We envision that through symbiotic partnership with us, our robots will eventually evolve to become super intelligent genius machines that can help us solve the most challenging problems we face here in the world.
SoftBank Robotics America
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, SoftBank Robotics America (SBRA) is driving technology forward by becoming a leader in humanoid robotics. Our robots, including Pepper and NAO, are used in more than 70 countries worldwide and offer innovative applications relevant for the fields of research, retail, education, healthcare, tourism, hospitality and entertainment. Formerly Aldebaran Robotics, SBRA’s sister offices still remain in Europe, Japan and China under the new SoftBank Robotics Holdings Corporation. Pepper, NAO, Aldebaran and SoftBank Robotics are trademarks of SoftBank Robotics in the U.S. and other countries.
Steel Wool Studios
We believe virtual reality is on the edge of becoming a full-blown new entertainment medium – not a passing fad. Bringing decades of creative production experience from companies like Pixar, Lucasfilm, Intel, and TellTale Games, our goal is to advance the state of VR with our skill, hard work, or by pure luck. Whatever works. As an independent studio, we create what excites us: games, interactive educational, and narrative projects incorporating our sense of story, design, and gameplay with a mix of creativity, intemperate use of expletives in meetings, and a penchant for buffoonery.
We are Steel Wool Studios.
WordPress.com helps millions of people create beautiful sites for small business, blogging, and publishing -- and we host sites for some of the biggest names in the world, including Microsoft, News Corp., and The New York Times. The WordPress.com network welcomes more than 409 million people viewing more than 15.5 billion pages each month. Our users publish more than 41 million new posts and 60.5 million comments each month.
A global non-profit out to change the world, XPRIZE is the leader in designing, launching and awarding prize competitions as an instrument to solve the world’s grand challenges, using a blend of gamification, crowd-sourcing, incentive prize theory and exponential technologies. Working to address challenges in energy & environment, life sciences, exploration, and learning, XPRIZE currently has nine active competitions with a total prize purse of nearly $100 million up for grabs.
When Wenner Media first announced Glixel Gus Wenner – whose father started Rolling Stone magazine in 1967 – summed up the cultural significance of video games in a single quote. "In my mind," he said, "gaming is today what rock 'n' roll was when Rolling Stone was founded.” Launched in November 2016, Glixel is Wenner Media’s first-ever digital-only property, dedicated to the world of video games and their central place in pop culture. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA – the gaming nucleus of the country – Glixel provides its audience with fresh, culture-first commentary on the latest stories about games and the people that shape them.
As one of America’s oldest and most trusted magazines, Popular Science has spent a century and a half bringing readers the most amazing innovations and discoveries. From thought leaders to skeptics, from digital natives to print devotees, Popular Science’s audience is as diverse as the stories in and on our pages. And we all have one thing in common: a boundless sense of wonder.
Established in 1872, Popular Science is published by the Bonnier Corporation. Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the United States, and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences with more than 30 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events.