- $25 for one general-admission weekend pass (up to $50 value)
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Imagine Comic Con without the cosplayers, but instead filled with diehard fans of democracy. That’s the concept behind Politicon. Across two days, 12 rooms, and 100,000 square feet, this non-partisan sprawl of politics and entertainment unites all sides of the political spectrum for a lineup of panels, debates, special TV and movie screenings, comedy, and podcast tapings. Throughout the weekend voters and future members of Congress can meet their political idols and peek inside the election process.
- Expected Celebrities: James Carville, Ann Coulter, Newt Gingrich, David Axelrod, Emmy-winner Tony Hale, Pulitzer-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin, Peabody-winning commentator Paul Begala, and more than 50 other elected officials, broadcast journalists, and comedians
- Head-to-Heads: James Carville and Newt Gingrich will dissect the 2016 presidential election (Saturday); USC and USLA debate teams will tackle domestic and foreign issues (Friday).
- Live Broadcasts: Be a part of the audience for The Hugh Hewitt Show (Friday) and see MSNBC’s Alex Wagner with Annie Lowrey and Mark Leibovich at a taping of Slate’s Podcast for America (Saturday).
- Movie Screenings: The Yes Men tackle climate change in The Yes Men Are Revolting (Saturday); James Carville takes us back to The War Room (Saturday).
- Foreign Policy Panels: Catch Michele Bachmann lead a panel about Iran (Saturday) and presidential advisors David Axelrod and Paul Begala discuss invasion tactics (Saturday).
- Funny-People Panels: Tony Hale of Veep joins Barack Obama’s personal aide Reggie Love to discuss the pros and cons of being right-hand men in “The President’s Body Man: Fact vs. Fiction” (Saturday).