ID10T Music Festival and Comic Conival Celebrates All Things Nerdist

Photo: MJ Kim

You can just envision the pitch. “… It’s Comic Con meets a music festival and comedy show in Silicon Valley.” Nerdist founder and Talking Dead head Chris Hardwick the “brains” behind the first annual ID10T Music Festival & Comic Conival (get it? Con + festival).

ID10T (pronounced I-D-ten-T) will take over the Shoreline Amphitheater and surrounding grounds in Mountain View, CA on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th. 

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Hardwick created ID10T and will play weekend host over three entertainment stages; an interactive festival area with games, rides, and fan experiences; a massive exhibitor village; and a curated artist alley where some of the biggest names in comic books and entertainment will meet fans, showcase their art, discuss their craft, sign autographs, and more. Sounds pretty epic.

Among the bands scheduled to perform are Weezer, Girl Talk, Lord Huron, Crystal Castles, TV On The Radio, OK Go, Animal Collective, and Crave favorite Car Seat Headrest, with more to be announced. No festival would be complete without dance music and sexy Deadpool costumes as the Mad Decent tent will feature the likes of Madeon, Zeds Dead, Gryffin, and a nightly cosplay contest. 

The Monster Energy Comedy Tent will feature sets by some of today’s most entertaining comedians in an intimate, club-like setting. Hosted by April Richardson, performers will include Demetri Martin, Michael Che, Nikki Glaser, Garfunkel and Oates, and more to be announced.

Finally, a preliminary list of participating comic companies includes Skybound, Valiant, Oni, Boom! Studios, Top Shelf, AfterShock, and HowToons. Comic artists will include Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, Becky Cloonan, Andrew Robinson, and many more.