Midroll Media will bring together the brightest stars in podcasting for a fan-focused weekend of live performances, meet-and-greet opportunities, immersive fan experiences, and more at the very first Now Hear This podcast festival. It will take place at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, California, (a location that seems to be a popular one for podcast fests).
There is a countdown clock on the Now Hear This website that shows you how much time is left before you can buy tickets. Those who want to be alerted when tickets go on sale (and who want to get the latest artist announcements) can enter their email address into the box on the Now Hear This fest website.
Now Hear This Fest will feature:
* Marc Maron – WTF with Marc Maron
* Scott Aukerman – Comedy Bang! Bang!
* Lauren Lapkus – With Special Guess Lauren Lapkus
* Paul Scheer – How Did This Get Made?
In addition there will be over 30 live podcast recordings. One will be from a podcast called The Brilliant Idiots, hosted by Charlamagne Tha God and Andrew Schultz. Every week, the hosts explore the issues of the day “in a style that’s often idiotic, sometimes brilliant, and always hysterical.” New episodes are available every Thursday afternoon on SoundCloud.
It appears that more announcements will be made about additional featured big names and/or participating podcasts as we get closer to October.