Los Angeles Podcast Festival, the premier live podcasting event in the world, brings together the biggest names in podcasting for a weekend-long blowout in Los Angeles, ground zero for the medium where many of the top shows are based. The annual festival unites podcasters, their special guests, fans, and the podcasting industry to celebrate all things podcasting. Launched on Kickstarter five years ago as a comedy-centric festival, over the years, the growing event has expanded to include a wide-range of additional podcast genres.
The festival is currently produced by founders Dave Anthony (The Dollop), Graham Elwood (Comedy Film Nerds), and Chris Mancini (Comedy Film Nerds). In addition to collaborating on the festival and their podcast, Elwood and Mancini also collaborated on the podcasting documentary, Ear Buds, which explores the unique and personal connection between podcasters and their fans. The film, which features footage from the festival and interviews with some of the biggest names in the medium, is currently on the film festival circuit.
It's all about eliminating the middleman and having the broadcaster talk directly to the audience. There are no filters, no gatekeepers, and no rules. Just the talent and the audience.
So why not put them all together for a weekend? We wanted to start the Los Angeles Podcast Festival to shove podcasters and fans together in a small enclosed space. To meet. To mingle. To love.
In addition to live podcasts and a huge standup show, you can hang out and meet your favorite podcasters in the Podcast Lounge, hit up a party or two, and take in panels about podcasting hosted by experts from both sides of the curtain.
It's a celebration of podcasts, podcasters, and most importantly, of the fan. Especially the fan who likes to spend money. We'll see you in September.
- Start: September 23, 2016
- End: September 25, 2016
- Where: Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 8555 Beverly Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90048
- Phone: N/A
- Event Type: Southern California
- Ticket Price: 49 - 139.00
- Website: http://www.lapodfest.com/