Five Reasons Silicon Valley Comic Con is the Best Con for Women

There are so many things that separate Silicon Valley Comic Con from other Comic Cons. Maybe I am biased because I was born in San Jose and am as huge of a tech geek as I am a comic book nerd. From the emphasis on technology and science to the location in the heart of Silicon Valley, what stands out the most to me about Silicon Valley Comic Con is how empowering this event is for women.

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Women in Silicon Valley are leaders. It's in our nature here to be innovative and creative. With past themes such as "What Does it Mean to be Human?", Silicon Valley Comic Con takes the discussion of life, art and AI to a whole new level. Which brings me to the number one reason SVCC is the top Con for women.

Meet Women in Science

With guests such as Dr. Mae Jemison in attendance, young girls have actually been able to meet and hear a female African American astronaut speak about her mission, her medical technology companies and vision for the future.

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Meet and Join in on the Cosplaying Fun with Cosplayers of all Ages, Sizes and Backgrounds

I think there is a pre-conceived notion that to be a female cosplayer you have to be in your 20s and under 100 lbs. If there is one thing I learned at Silicon Valley Comic Con, it’s that women of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and abilities cosplay. They do it with confidence and they do it in an environment that is welcoming. If you've ever wanted to cosplay but have been too shy, now is your chance. Don't hold back. 

Meet Women in Media

What is so cool about being around your tribe is feeling comfortable and safe enough to geek out over things other people just don't understand. That's how I feet about meeting Jane Metcalfe. The co-founder and president of Wired Ventures, Inc., Jane is someone I really admire. I remember picking up my first copy of WIRED and thinking - this is what I want to do. All of this. Jane is currently the CEO and Editor in Chief of NEO.LIFE, a new media company that tracks advances in human biology made possible by computer science and engineering. Legit.

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Network

Since the event is here in Silicon Valley women can use this opportunity to meet guests such as Nicole Lombardo of Google. Nicole leads Business Development for Google’s Project Sunroof team, among other things. Women like Nicole are the backbone of Silicon Valley. Bring your business cards and be prepared to network with top people in the tech industry. 

Find Your People

So your other female friends aren't Con fans and you're embarrassed to go to Comic Con alone. Nope. Stop that right now. SVCC is where you are going to find your people. R2 Builders Club, 501st Legion, Rebel Legion Endor Base and other fan groups will be on hand throughout the event. Don't be shy - say hi to someone. Make a new friend.

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I hope to see you all at Silicon Valley Comic Con at the San Jose Convention Center.

For more info, the guest list, the schedules and tickets - visit: www.svcomiccon.com

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