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Steve Wozniak to Speak at Tokyo Comic Convention

According to Variety, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has announced that he will speak at the upcoming comic convention in Tokyo. 

More about Steve Wozniak and Tokyo Comic-Con

Tokyo Comic-Con logoAlong with co-founding Apple, Steve Wozniak is also notable for teaming up with Marvel’s Stan Lee to found Tokyo Comic-Con last year. Wozniak and Lee wanted to create the comic convention, which has become arguably the most well-known events in California. In fact, Tokyo Comic-Con is affiliated with Silicon Valley Comic-Con. 

It’s not clear whether Steve Wozniak’s announced appearance is meant to draw more people to Tokyo Comic-Con, if his role is to give the comic convention more Silicon Valley-esque esteem, or if he just wants to see his infant of a convention grow into a thriving toddler in person. 

Not all of the guests have been announced for Tokyo Comic-Con yet, so we don’t know for sure whether Stan Lee will be joining Wozniak at their shared comic convention this year. He did make an appearance last year, but he’s planning to appear at cons less and less, so he may not be able to make it out to Tokyo. If you’re planning to go to Tokyo Comic-Con, keep an eye out for guest announcements.

Last year, about 35,000 people attended Tokyo Comic-Con (one could compare this number to SDCC’s attendance estimate, at somewhere over 130,000, although the latter convention is 46 years older)  and that number is expected to rise this year. Tokyo Comic-Con is planning to have screenings and innovative gaming events, but it’s not clear what precisely those will be. Tokyo Comic-Con has not finished announcing events and guests yet, so a lack of news is not something to worry about at this point.

Tokyo Comic Con will take place from 1 December to 3 December. 

Are you planning to go to Tokyo Comic-Con? Tell us in the comments!


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Siobhan is a 24 year old MLIS student who prefers to read over socializing and is passionate about diversity and accessibility.