PERSISTICON III, COMING MAY 5, 2019
We've produced three events and we're just getting started (MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR 5/5/19!).
Persisticon was our first event. Held at Bell House in March of 2018 it brought together comedians, artists and speakers and a community committed to electing feminists for an evening that raised money for EMILY’s List. With a spectacular lineup (including Bridget Everett, Murray Hill, Aparna Nancherla, Michelle Buteau, Jon Glaser and more) and busy photo booth, brought to you by Stomping Ground Photo. We've posted photos on these two pages, from Stomping Ground and photographer at large, Marc Goldberg: photo album 1, photo album 2.
ON May 1st, 2018, Persisticon partnered with TueNight, a storytelling platform and live event series for women over 40, on an early, pre-screening of RBG, an intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Journalist Dahlia Lithwick, in conversation with Lynn Harris of GOLD, Comedy For Girls, introduced the screening. Proceeds from the event went to Project100.org, whose mission is to achieve 100 progressive women serving in Congress by 2020 — the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote.The event sold out within 24 hours. So we got a bigger theater. That one sold out too. See photos from the event here.
Following PERSISTICON's blockbuster inaugural event in March, we brought you PERSISTICON II: The ROCKENING, on October 21st, 2018.
Line-up included JANEANE GAROFALO • MURRAY HILL • ABBI CRUTCHFIELD • EMILY’s List CEO EMILY CAIN • TIGER BAY & FANCY FEAST • THEO KOGAN • JO FIRESTONE • NEGIN FARSAD • KENDRA CUNNINGHAM • DJ TIKKA MASALA • ASHLEY NICOLE BLACK • TAMMY FAYE STARLIGHT • AND EVELYN MCDONNELL
We celebrated the publication of "Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl", edited by Evelyn McDonnell. Multiple contributors, and this gorgeously illustrated compendium of awesome women, were on hand, including Caryn Rose, Jana Martin, and Evelyn McDonnell.
Sponsors included: BUST • DIANA KANE • STOMPING GROUND PHOTO • WIDE ANGLE PRODUCTIONS • THE PARK SLOPE READER • THE COMMUNITY BOOKSTORE • GOLD: COMEDY FOR GIRLS • ROLLING PRESS • BKLYN CLAY • OLIVIA COOKS FOR YOU
poster artwork by Johanna Goodman