• Pasadena Convention Center
  • 300 E. Green St.
  • Pasadena, CA 91101
  • United States
  • Saturday, July 29, 2017 - July 30, 2017
  • Unconventional Political Convention

    Politicon is a full weekend of panels, debates, TV and movie screenings, art, podcasts, comedy shows, Q&A’s book readings, interviews, meet & greets, art exhibitions and music performances.

    Non-Partisan Event

    The non-partisan event will take place at the Pasadena Convention Center. Representatives from all sides of the political spectrum will be on hand with the some of the biggest names in politics and the quick witted voices in comedy and entertainment. There will be twelve rooms from fifty seats to a large auditorium where you can get up close and personal with political heavyweights.  Talk with filmmakers on documentaries and parodies; and interact with some historical great leaders.

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    Below are just a few of the folks for this year’s lineup. View the full lineup→

    James Carville: Fox News contributor, columnist for The Hill newspaper, Professor of Practice at Tulane University and former Lead Strategist for Bill Clinton. More→

    Ann Coulter: Legal correspondent for Human Events and writes a popular syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate.  She is frequently a guest on television shows and has been profiled in numerous publications. Coulter was also named one of the top 100 public intellectuals by federal judge Richard Posner. More→

    John Favreau: Co-founder of Crooked Media and co-host of the political podcast Pod Save America. Jon also served as Barack Obama’s head speechwriter in 2005-2013. He has written for publications such as the The Daily Beast and The Ringer. More→

    Sally Kohn: Ranked one of the 100 most influential pundits on television by Mediatite and 35th most influentioal LGBT person in media by the Advocate. Sally is one of the leading progressive voices in America today. More→

    Democracy Village

    Democracy Village encompasses a multitude of organizations, vendors, and digital platforms spanning both sides of the political spectrum on a variety of issues. Explore booth and table spaces with items ranging from political board games to collectibles. Local non-profit groups and national political organizations will be on hand as well. CNN will take over the Democracy Village Stage with a full day of programming headlined by:

    Jake Tapper
    CNN Chief Washington Correspondent & Anchor of The Lead with Jake Tapper and State of the Union

    Chris Cillizza
    CNN Politics Reporter and Editor-at-Large

    Brianna Keilar
    CNN Senior Washington Correspondent

    Dylan Byers
    CNN Senior Reporter for Media & Politics

    Hunter Schwarz
    CNN Politics Reporter

    Kate Bennett
    CNN White House Reporter


    Tickets cost $50 per day, or $80 for the weekend. Get tickets→


    Parking at the convention center is $13 per day for up to 16 hours or $18 per day for in and out privileges. The subterranean parking structure is shared with the Sheraton Pasadena. The entrance is located on Euclid Avenue between Green Street and Cordova Street. Additionally, parking is available in several private structures around the convention center, these are operated by Paseo Colorado. More→

    Driving Directions

    The Pasadena Convention Center is located in downtown Pasadena, off of the 210 freeway as well as the 110 freeway. Get directions→

    Metro Gold Line

    The Metro Gold Line is a light rail train that runs between East Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. There are two train station within walking distance to the Pasadena Convention Center, (1) Del Mar Station is three blocks away, it is about ten minutes to walk partially up a small hill. (2) Memorial Park Station is four blocks away, it takes eight minutes to walk and there are no hills on this route. Cost is $1.75 per person each way, students k-12 pay $1 each way. More→

  • Venue Information

  • Pasadena Convention Center
  • T: 626-793-2122
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