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In 2015, we were all reminded that about how much fun the Back to the Future franchise is when we celebrated Back to the Future Day. However, 2016 will be the year that we get to see many of the cast members together again. The only catch, you’ll have to be in Northern California next month in order to see it.
The San Jose Convention Center will host the first ever Silicon Valley Comic-Con in March, and Entertainment Weekly reports that Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson will all be in attendance at the event. The three will take part in photo ops and autograph sessions, and will also join together to take part in a special "Spotlight on Back to the Future" panel.
While both Fox and Lloyd made some appearances together around "Back to the Future Day," Lea Thompson was noticeably absent, and as a key part of the series, and especially the first film, it will be great to see the three actors together again.
SVCC was started by Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and as such has a split focus on both pop culture and technology. In addition to convention stalwarts like William Shatner and Nathan Fillion, other event attendees will include scientists and authors like NASA’s Bobak Ferdowsi and author of The Martian, Andy Weir.
Back to the Future has been back at the forefront of pop culture for the last year, as 2015 was the year in "the future" that Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to in Back To The Future Part II. While much has been said about the significant lack of hoverboards in the actual 2015, it did show us how much the films have become a part of modern popular culture and SVCC is looking to keep that going by getting a few members of the old gang back together.
That being said, we can’t help but feel like they’re missing out on a couple people. While we completely understand that getting Crispin Glover to come back was something that’s simply never going to happen, they couldn’t have worked out a deal with Thomas F. Wilson? Biff Tannen was a huge part of those films and if you’re really trying to get the cast back together you can’t really call it complete without him. He’s such an important antagonist in the series, and it’s a shame he won’t be present.
Silicon Valley Comic-Con runs from March 18-20, with all of the Back to the Future related events taking place on Saturday, March 19. If you’re bay area-based, or plan to make the trip, say hi for us.