Politics And Entertainment Unite At The First Ever Politicon

The two-day festival will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 9 and 10

Confirmed participants include James Carville, Newt Gingrich, Meghan McCain, David Axelrod, Jordan Klepper, Doris Kearns Goodwin, The Yes Men, The Huffington Post, VICE News, Los Angeles Times, #EmergingUS, Newsweek, Slate, KCRW, Salem Media Group, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Young Turks, The Daily Beast, Politico and more TBA

Aug 17, 2015, 12:38 ET from Politicon

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The worlds of politics and entertainment are set to unite this fall at the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 9 and 10 for the first ever Politicon. A nonpartisan fan fest for politics and entertainment, Politicon will bring together politicians, pundits, comedians and entertainers from across the spectrum for a weekend of comedy, panels, radio and TV broadcasts, debates, podcasts, book readings, interviews, art exhibitions, film screenings, meet & greets, music performances and much more.  

Already confirmed to participate in Politicon are James Carville, Meghan McCain, David Axelrod, Newt Gingrich, Jordan Klepper, The Yes Men, Doris Kearns Goodwin and many more to be announced in the coming weeks. Media outlets such as The Huffington Post, VICE News, Los Angeles Times, #EmergingUS, Newsweek, The Young Turks, KCRW, The Daily Beast, Slate, Salem Media Group, Think Progress, Politico and more will be programming events, reporting and broadcasting live from Politicon.

Politicon will also treat attendees to a variety of music performances, movie screenings amplified by directors' commentary and Q&A's, and comedy skits presented by the Upright Citizens Brigade. Yosi Sargent, producer of the much-lauded Manifest Justice exhibit and commissioner of the "Hope & Change" 2008 election campaign poster, will program cutting edge art installations and award-winning authors including Doris Kearns Goodwin and Nina Burleigh will sit for book readings and signings.

Tickets are available for purchase at: http://politicon.com/tickets/

"Politics touches every aspect of our lives, with shows like Scandal, Veep and House of Cards, Late Night Shows, blogs and podcasts," says Simon Sidi, Founder of Politicon. "We wanted to use comedy, music, art & entertainment to bring people into the political process and create a place where political junkies and entertainment fans can gather for years to come." 

"I'm honored to be a part of the first annual Politicon, not only because of all the notable speakers, panels and debates but also because this festival is bound to become an essential and influential annual fixture in the worlds of politics and entertainment alike," says James Carville


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