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Persisticon

Where Comedy, Art, and

Electing Feminists Collide

 

PERSISTICON IV, COMING NOVEMBER 3rd, 2019

Past Events


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Persisticon III: There Is No Planet B took place on Sunday May 5th, 2019. With EMILY’s List as the beneficiary, while also highlighting the issue of CLIMATE CHANGE. Lineup included CAROLYN CASTIGLIAKERRY CODDETTDAVID CROSSMODEL MAJORITY • APARNA NANCHERLA • AMBER TAMBLYNELIZABETH YEAMPIERRE, with Emcee OPHIRA EISENBERG

Sponsors included: THE RIVETER • BRICK UNDERGROUNDSHOSHANA HECHT • ELENA SEIBERT PHOTOGRAPHY • MARC GOLDBERG PHOTOGRAPHYDIANA KANEGOLD: COMEDY FOR GIRLSLINGUA FRANCAMARA HOFFMANROLLING PRESSWIDE ANGLE PRODUCTIONS • BEND & BLOOM YOGAOLIVIA COOKS FOR YOUDREW WEIDMANN PHOTOGRAPHYALLISON STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

poster artwork by Johanna Goodman


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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 CAINTIGER BAY & FANCY FEASTTHEO KOGANJO FIRESTONE • NEGIN FARSADKENDRA 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 PHOTOWIDE ANGLE PRODUCTIONS • THE PARK SLOPE READERTHE COMMUNITY BOOKSTOREGOLD: COMEDY FOR GIRLS • ROLLING PRESSBKLYN CLAYOLIVIA COOKS FOR YOU

poster artwork by Johanna Goodman


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

AWARD WINNING poster artwork by Johanna Goodman


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

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