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William Shatner to Host Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration at Silicon Valley Comic Con

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    Actor William Shatner speaks onstage at "The Autobiography of James T. Kirk" at the San Diego Convention Center on July 9, 2015 in California.

    William Shatner will preside over a 50th anniversary celebration for "Star Trek" at the first Silicon Valley Comic Con in 2016.

    Apple founder Steve Wozniak and Marvel Comics' Stan Lee announced in April that that they'll bring the first ever Silicon Valley Comic Con to San Jose's McEnery Convention Center on March 19-20 and have since added a preview night on March 18.

    "When I was growing up, it was hard to be a geek. It definitely wasn’t cool, and that wasn’t easy," Wozniak said in a memo posted to the event website. "I’m happy things have changed because now people are able to be proud of being geeks and being different. Silicon Valley Comic Con will be an event where fans of all kinds can celebrate the Age of the Geek."

    Tickets start at $25 for the preview night and go up to $890 for a "VIP Diamond" package that includes a three-night stay at one of three partner hotels in San Jose.

    Silicon Valley Comic Con plans to announce further details of the "Star Trek" celebration, including other former castmates who will appear alongside Shatner, in the coming months.

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