|Photo by: Gage Skidmore via Flickr (Anthony Atamanuik as Donald Trump, Jon Favreau and James Adomian as Bernie Sanders speaking at the 2016 Politicon at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.)|
The strong affinity between entertainment and politics has found itself again another year to celebrate the blur.Politicon earned its name as “the Comic-con for Politics” where political issues and discussions become particularly entertaining.As if it’s not yet entertaining in real life.
Going strong on its third year, about 10,000 people attended the two-day event which was held in Pasadena, California.
There were dress-ups, debates, and panel discussions that attracted entertainers, activists, media personnel, political junkies, and even politicians themselves in a single event.
The purpose of Politicon is to bridge the gap between entertainment and politics.The creator of Politicon, Simon Sidi, even called the event itself as a “nerd fest” in line with the type of people that are interested in coming.
The justification and significance of the event are to underscore the blurring lines between politics and entertainment.
San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon said, "Trump is sort of the perfect culmination of the melding between television, film, and politics," which further brings the timeliness of the said event.The mix of entertainers and political figures sat alongside each other while other attendees dressed up as their favorite presidents and/or political figures.