Los Angeles Podcast Festival Announces 2017 Dates

This is the sixth year of the L.A. Podcast Festival.  It will take place in the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles for the weekend of October 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2017. Several podcasts have been already been confirmed.

The L.A. Podcast Festival will be held in the Historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The Biltmore’s ballroom has hosted the Academy Awards in the 1930s and ’40s. The theme of this year’s L.A. Podcast Festival is “Truth, Laughter & Lies at the Historic Biltmore”.

Tickets for the L.A. Podcast Festival are on sale now. Two tiers of tickets will be available – a limited number of discounted Early Bird tickets at $99 + fees, and full-price tickets are $149 + fees.

The following podcasts have been confirmed and will be at L.A. Podcast Festival:

  • BertCast
  • WTF with Marc Maron
  • My Favorite Murder
  • Ca$hing In with T.J. Miller
  • The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
  • Comedy Film Nerds
  • The Mental Illness Happy Hour
  • The Jackie and Laurie Show
  • The Dork Forest with Jackie Kashian
  • We Hate Movies

Additional talent will be announced in the coming months. This year’s L.A. Podcast Festival will feature live presentations of comedy podcasts (along with a few other genres).

A new feature this year is the launch of Podcast Pros, the podcast industry conference within the festival. Growing out of the panels at its past festivals, Podcast Pros will feature intimate conversations with podcast business luminaries, panels, and industry data analysis, while delivering this information with Podfest’s entertaining spirit.

Those who have been to previous L.A. Podcast Festivals will enjoy the return of the participatory Podcast Lab, the exclusive space for emerging podcasters to set up their gear and invite performers to participate in interviews and Saturday night’s All-Star Stand-up Comedy Podsmash.

Los Angeles Podcast Festival is a Celebration of Podcasts

Los Angeles Podcaste Festival LogoThe Los Angeles Podcast Festival will happen on September 18 – 20, 2015. This year, it includes live podcasts, panels about podcasting, a standup show, an art show, and a place where podcasters can meet and mingle.

There are around 40 podcasts involved in this year’s Los Angeles Podcast Festival. The list includes WTF With Marc Maron, With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus, Girl on Guy with Aisha Tyler, Doug Loves Movies, and many more.

The Squarespace Podcast Lab is described as a safe space where podcasters of any experience level can go to record their own podcasts straight from the heart of LA Podfest. Podcasters must bring their own recording gear to the Podfest. Squarespace will provide the power.

It is also a meeting place and hang out room for podcasting. People who attend the festival can go to the Squarespace Podcast Lab to meet with a fellow podcaster and potentially do a quick interview. There will be refreshments and giveaways provided by Squarespace. Admission to the lab is included with your LA Podfest ticket purchase.

Tickets are available for either the live event or the live stream (for those who can’t make it to the event itself). You can buy a ticket for a specific day or a Weekend Festival Pass. Whatever fits your schedule. The live stream ticket is $25.00 for the entire three day event. All LA Podfest performances will take place at the Sofitel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, California.