Politicon

This year is it’s inception and it took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center. I heard about is while attending Long Beach Comic Con. There was someone dressed as a political figure, handing out flyers.

The security seemed pretty tight and there were metal detectors at the entrance, though I can understand why.

I didn’t know what to expect from this kind of convention and I wasn’t sure how many photo opportunities there would be, but there were plenty of video opportunities, which I did record a few videos.

There was an art exhibit for political art as well as some people who cosplayed as political figures. There was one group of gentlemen who were dressed as the Founding Fathers. They performed some skits, one of which involved them bringing an audience member to the stage to use some hilarious pick-up lines. I regrettably did not get footage of this.

There were some interesting panels, including the mothers of Michael Brown and Jordan Davis. After the panel, I gave them both hugs.

Clay Aiken and Brad W. Dacus, President of the Pacific Justice Institute, had a conversation about various topics.

There was an activity called, “Ballot Pong”. It was like beer pong except the cups were filled with water. They varied in size and they had ballot numbers on them. This activity represents the difficulty of passing a bunch of ballots. We were given ballot numbers and we had to throw balls in the cups. There were many cups left over and the people whose ballot cups were remaining were given the ballot descriptions. They had to read it and give a small speech about their stance on the ballot.

There was another panel with Cenk Uygur from the Young Turks and Ann Coulter. It got kind of heated and one audience member asked a question that got the audience riled up.

Trevor Noah, who replaced John Stewart on the Daily Show, did some hilarious stand-up.

Overall, I think it was a good convention and I would attend again next year.

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