Politicon 2018: The (Politi-) Con Goes On

October 21, 2018 12 photos
  • The former New Jersey governor makes his way through a crush of reporters and Politicon 2018 conference-goers as he leaves a panel at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday. As he walks, he talks about his current professional prospects, which, he says, involve working in the private sector “for the first time in 16 years.” (All photos by Kasia Anderson)

  • Truthdig’s Kasia Anderson wrangles an impromptu interview with Gov. Christie after one of his two panel discussions during the first day of Politicon 2018.

  • Dr. Carter Page, one of the more unlikely subjects of relentless media attention in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, talks about his relationship with the Russian and U.S. governments as interviewer and RT anchor Scottie Nell Hughes listens.

  • The onetime RNC chairman pauses for a quick interview.

  • The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur stopped for photo-ops on the floor of the main expo hall at the L.A. Convention Center on Saturday.

  • Politicon’s website included “cosplay” guidelines for guests who wanted to dress up for the occasion.

  • The “Make America Great Again” hat worn by Trump supporters was a popular accessory at Politicon 2018.

  • The 37th U.S. president’s ride was parked among exhibitors’ booths at Politicon.

  • The D.C.-based newspaper, among the sponsors for this year’s Politicon, hosted discussions throughout the weekend at a dedicated space on the floor of the conference center.

  • A vendor at Politicon 2018 gives politically minded shoppers a way to sport a retort to this jacket won, to the great consternation of many critics, by first lady Melania Trump.

  • This T-shirt, featuring recording artist-turned-Trump-backer Kanye West, was spotted on a member of the audience assembled to see NBA alum Dennis Rodman speak at Politicon on Saturday.

  • From left, MSNBC host Ari Melber, former RNC Chair Michael Steele, MSNBC political analyst Zerlina Maxwell and campaign strategist James Carville weigh in about the 2018 midterm elections during Politicon’s opening sessions.