Politicon 2017 is July 29-30, and Boing Boing (me, Xeni Jardin) will be in the mix

Politicon is a non-partisan "Unconventional Political Convention" that brings Republicans, Democrats, and people of all political stripes together to get worked up over politics. It's a lot of fun, and it goes down in Pasadena, CA on Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30 at the Convention Center. I will be there, hosting and speaking on panels that include the likes of noted Delta airlines seat-swapper Ann Coulter and longtime Donald Trump ally Roger Stone.

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The newly-announced White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci will be speaking on several panels at Politicon throughout the weekend. Scaramucci's debut performance as Trump's main man on camera took place today. I'm sure the presidential chaos will have progressed to even weirder depths when Politicon kicks off. So join me.

Xeni's panels at POLITICON 2017


11:30am – 12:30pm

Moderator: Dan Diamond (Politico)

Panelists: Austin Petersen, Elisha Krauss, Jon Allen, Sue Dunlap (Planned Parenthood), Xeni Jardin

Description: Obamacare changed the way millions saw their health and gave many hope that our country could tackle our biggest challenges. But millions of others aren't getting the coverage or care that they need. Can the ACA be fixed? Or would our lives be better placed in the hands of Trump and the Republicans?

Censorship on Campus

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Moderator: Evan Ryan

Panelists: Ann Coulter, Greg Proops, Guy Benson, Xeni Jardin

Description: Political correctness has gotten speakers kicked off college campuses and now, some of the country's greatest comics refuse to perform at them. In government, our politics risk losing the content of arguments over a choice in words. Is it PC censorship or necessary protection? Politicos and entertainers discuss what we have to gain, and what we have to lose.

Weed Nation

4:20pm – 5:20pm

Moderator: Krishna Andavolu (ViceLand)

Panelists: Derek Riedle, Kellen Russoniello (ACLU), Kevin Sabet, Roger Stone, Xeni Jardin

Description: With legalization coming to California, things are about to change forever. And as goes California, so goes the world…so grab your munchies. Experts and politicos discuss the implications of legalization and how it will affect our economy and the national and political culture.


Art: Effecting Change

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Moderator: Xeni Jardin

Panelists: Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Michael D'Antuono, Taylor Rice, Sabo, Ilma Gore

Description: From time immemorial, artists, musicians, and culture creators have used their politics to fuel their art. And that drive is what spurs them to create. Not just to express themselves, but to make a statement, take a stand, or bring about political change. Join some of the country's top artists and musicians as they discuss their craft, their creations, and the politics and causes that inspire them.