David Tennant and Matthew Lewis Draw “Potter” Fans at Silicon Valley Comic Con
For the second year in a row, MuggleNet descended upon Silicon Valley Comic Con in San Jose, California. The convention, which adds a focus on science and technology to the typical comic book and media fare found at such events, featured appearances by astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison (the first woman of color in space!) alongside Star Trek‘s Nichelle Nichols, who recruited Jemison to NASA, Jewel Staite from Firefly, Sean Astin from Stranger Things and Lord of the Rings, and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, among others – SVCC is clearly a little different from your standard convention!
Last year, the main Potter attraction at the convention was Tom Felton; this year, the lineup boasted both David Tennant and Matthew Lewis. (Scroll down to read about the panels with both of these Potter alumni!)
Besides panels, seasoned convention-goers know that the show floor is where the action is, and SVCC was no exception! We found a few familiar faces cosplaying among the crowds.
In addition to running into some of our favorite pop-culture characters, we also stumbled upon a booth giving out free science fiction and fantasy books. We spent… a lot of time there.
Still, for any Potter fan, the most exciting part of the convention was coming face-to-face with our favorite actors from the films. Matthew Lewis dished about antics on the Potter set, while David Tennant teamed up with Jessica Jones costar Krysten Ritter to share stories of strange fan encounters. Read complete accounts of their panels below!
We hope to return to Silicon Valley Comic Con next year – maybe we’ll see you there!
All photographs are by Matthew Adelman.