Silicon Valley Comic Con has just unveiled the second batch of special guests that will appear at the 2017 event and it includes several pop-culture icons and experts in the study of space travel.

Among the confirmed guests are Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series. Joining her will be Seth Shostak, Director of SETI Institute in California, along with Jessica Coon, acclaimed linguist who was a consultant for the film Arrival.

It has also been confirmed that Andy Weir, author of The Martian, along with Janna Levin, theoretical astrophysicist, will be returning. They will be joined by space pioneer Buzz Aldrin, physicist Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski, and horror icon Robert Englund. Also present will be the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation for a 30th anniversary celebration hosted by William Shatner.

More guest are expected to be announced in the months leading up to Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017.

Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017 will be from April 21 until April 23 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center along with the surrounding locations. Tickets are now available for purchase.

8Bit/Digi covered Silicon Valley Comic Con 2016 and we will be present at the 2017 event.

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