Here’s something I missed during the backlog, but I hope like hell that everyone in the CA area takes the chance on this inventive new convention.
Attendees at this weekend’s Long Beach Comic-Con were treated to a cosplay flashmob performance by past performers of “So You Thing You Can Dance” to promote the upcoming POLITICON, a non partisan comic-con style event for politics and entertainment. Politicon will feature panels, debates, TV & movie screenings, live radio, podcasts, comedy shows, Q&A’s, book readings, interviews, meet & greets, art exhibitions, and musical performances.
In true fandom fashion, and with Halloween just around the corner, Politicon is encouraging attendees to get into the spirit of democracy and show their colors for a chance to win cash prizes! Come dressed as anyone from Uncle Sam to Donald Trump to a hanging chad for your shot at a piece of the American Dream. Plus, everyone who arrives in costume on Saturday, October 10th will get free admission into the event!
Politicon has something for everyone, from a discussion between Newt Gingrich and James Carville to a Q&A with David Axelrod or a screening of The Yes Men’s latest film. You can also watch Hugh Hewitt chat live on his radio show with his special guests, see a live broadcast of The Young Turks, and meet members of The Daily Show!
Check out the LBCC Flashmob below and come on out to Politicon on October 9th & 10th!
Maybe it’s the political nerd in me, but this sounds amazing. You get to meet David Axelrod, James Carville and Daily Show correspondents? Plus, somebody’s bound to throw garbage at Newt Gingrich! Doesn’t that sound about 800 times better than sweaty neckbeards and Body Odor at any other convention?!? You also know that they’ve got to have some spirited Leslie Knope types there. You could dress up like Joe Biden and see where the night takes you.