Politicon, the non-partisan “Unconventional Political Convention,” today announced The Washington Post–one of the country’s leading news organizations–as one of the official media partners of Politicon, taking place October 20-21 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Washington Post will host a live two-day activation in Politicon’s Democracy Village that will feature live panels, meet and greets, book readings and signings, podcast tapings and more. These activations will feature top Post reporters and columnists, including:
- Jacqueline Alemany, author of the “Power Up” newsletter
- Elizabeth Bruenig, Opinion Writer
- Jonathan Capehart, Opinion Writer and host of “Cape Up” podcast
- James Hohmann, Political Reporter, author of “The Daily 202” newsletter
- Ruth Marcus, Deputy Editorial Page Editor
- Greg Miller,National Security Reporter
- Catherine Rampell, Opinion Columnist
- Jennifer Rubin, Opinion Writer
- Philip Rucker, White House Bureau Chief
- Scott Wilson, Senior National Correspondent
As part of its special programming, White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker and “Power Up” author Jacqueline Alemany will discuss reporting on President Trump and the administration, with Scott Wilson, senior national correspondent, moderating. Following the release of his new book, “The Apprentice,” two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning National Security Reporter Greg Miller will discuss the ongoing impact that Russian meddling in the 2016 election continues to have on U.S. politics and society. Pulitzer Prize-winning opinion writer Jonathan Capehart will tape a live episode of his podcast ‘Cape Up’ with conservative commentator and former RNC Chairperson Michael Steele. In addition, Post columnists will go head-to-head in a lively debate on an issue of the day.
“Each year Politicon brings people of every political leaning together in one place to engage in smart political discussions, the occasional heated debate and loads of fun,” said Politicon co-founder Simon Sidi.“This year, we are happy to partner with The Washington Post and are excited to see the thought-provoking conversations their top journalists will bring to the Los Angeles Convention Center just two weeks before the Midterm elections.”
“The Washington Post is thrilled to be able to connect political fans with the Post journalists bylining some of the biggest news headlines and who are often seen on TV,” said Kris Coratti, Vice President of Communications & Events at The Washington Post. "Partnering with Politicon allows us to meet and engage with our readers on the West Coast in a deeper, more personal way, and we are looking forward to what is sure to be a robust and dynamic weekend.”
The first round of confirmed Politicon participants includes well-known names from across the political and entertainment spectrum, including: Kathy Griffin, Michael Avenatti, Tucker Carlson, Henry Winkler, Dennis Rodman, Alyssa Milano, Tomi Lahren, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA),The Young Turks, Ana Navarro, Ben Shapiro, Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Chris Christie, Clay Aiken, Grace Parra, Guy Benson, James Carville, Michael Steele, and Sally Kohn.
More participants will be announced later this month and tickets are available online at www.politicon.com.
At the fourth annual gathering, Politicon attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a full weekend of debates and panels, radio and TV broadcasts, podcasts, Q&A’s comedy shows, book signings, interviews, and meet and greets. With 10 stages you’ll be able to get up close and personal with political heavyweights, revel in the endless humor, and maybe even interact with a few of history’s greatest leaders, just two weeks before the Midterm Elections.
Last year, more than 10,000 fans flocked to the 3rd annual Politicon. This year, even more political junkies are expected as we return to the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 20-21, 2018.
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Politicon is the annual, non-partisan “Unconventional Political Convention” that brings Republicans, Democrats, and people of all political stripes together to banter and spar over the most topical issues in smart and entertaining ways that often poke fun at both sides of the aisle. Launched in 2015, Politicon’s highly anticipated convention will take place this year on Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a full weekend of debates and panels, radio and TV broadcasts, podcasts, Q&A’s, comedy shows, book signings, interviews, and meet & greets. With rooms ranging from 50-seaters to large-scale auditoriums, attendees will be able to get up close and personal with political heavyweights, revel in the endless humor, dissect documentaries and parodies with filmmakers, and possibly even interact with a few of history’s greatest leaders.
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