The Ultimate PopCulture Convention

PopConLA: the Popular Culture Convention, which  will be held July 5th through 8th at the LA Convention Center around the 7th annual International Television Festival (ITVfest). There will be scheduled screenings, panels, fashion shows, celebrity signings, art show, live bands, comedians, etc. The festival brings in thousands of people from around the world on its own, so by adding the elements of PopCon we'll have a great turnout. We're going to be doing a screening of Superman II with Q&A by Margot Kidder, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine and possibly even Sarah Douglas. They haven't been together for 30 years. We have some really exciting things lined up. We will also be having a screening of Blade Runner followed by Q&A with Sean Young, James Hong and Joanna Cassidy. Billy Dee Williams of Star Wars fame will also be signing autographs.   The Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager) Band will be playing on Friday, July 6th at 8pm during PopCon as well as Bruce Boxlietner and Cindy Morgan from Tron and Bai Ling of the Crow fame.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PopConLA






What’s New for ITVfest in 2012?

There are two key changes, that are important this year:

·         ITVfest 2012 will be held in Downtown LA, at the LA Convention Center.

·         A new event will be joining, and hosted by ITVfest, to run at the same time: Pop Con LA, Popular Culture Convention.

·         Also, we are pleased to add a NEW submissions category: Spec Commercials.


When & Where?

Dates are: July 5-8, 2012.

Venue: LA Convention Center, in downtown Los Angeles.


Tell Me Briefly About ITVfest:
International Television Festival is the premiere festival in the world for independently produced TV pilots, WebContent and Digital Features, in both live-action and animated mediums.


In 2012, ITVfest will run concurrently with the 1st Annual 'Pop Con LA', the Popular Culture Convention.


Always at the forefront of technology and entertainment trends, ITVfest prides itself on being for and about the creators of quality Content. ITVfest gives finalists unprecedented access to network with industry professionals, and is the place to jumpstart a career in both television and new media.

What is Pop Con?

Pop Con LA, the Popular Culture Convention, is about ‘All Things Pop Culture’: Art, Design, Fashion, Music, Xtreme Sports, and of course, Movies & TV.

Pop Con will have an Exhibit floor area, as well as many fun activities going on, including some Special Events that will be scheduled as we get closer.


Also, another key goal of Pop Con, is to bring in added visibility, to the Content creators and Official Selections screenings, that will be going on for ITVfest. Bringing in a more ‘consumer’ audience to our ITVfest selected works, we think only adds greater value to those who submit their projects to ITVfest in 2012!


Where do we find out more on Pop Con?

See our site for details to attend, sponsor, and participate: PopConLA Info


Will You Have the CD ‘Speed Meets’ and the Producers ‘Pitch’ Sessions Again, Like Last Year?

Those were both very popular, especially our first-ever CD’s session. Both are on our agenda, and we expect to offer them as of now!


When Will We Know About Panels, Sessions, Speakers?

Like with many events of this type, most of these will not be posted until we get much closer to the events. Please check back starting in mid-June for updates.


ITVfest/STTV Combined Awards Ceremony – Tell Us More

One of the partners in ITVfest also owns a Video content platform, StayTunedTV.net, or STTV. Rather than have separate awards shows, the partners decided to combine both into a single event.


While the formats here will be played with in terms of handing out awards to each, it should be noted that each set of awards, ITVfest, and STTV, are in fact separate, with separate judges, processes & criteria.


ITVfest Awards are offered only in specified categories of entry, and only to nominees from the set of Official Selections in that year.


STTV Awards come in two categories: works aired on STTV, and Viewer’s Choice.

 Who were some of the VIP/Celebrity talent that came to ITVfest in 2011?

VIP/Celebrities [partial list]

Colin Owens                          Betsy Brandt [Breaking Bad]

Zach Callison                        Judy Tenuta

Jay Thomas                           Tim Russ [Star Trek TNG]

Michael Biehn                       Jennifer Blanc                       Cooper Harris

Al Burke [WWE]                    Laura Silverman                   

Said Faraj                               Shira Lazar [CBS, What’s Trending]



Jason Connery                      Jan Eliasberg

Michael Worth                       Jerry London

Demian Lichtenstein



Terence Carter [FOX]           Kim Evey [The Guild]

Nathan Reimann                   Demian Lichtenstein


See Images + Photos via these Links –

·          http://www.picturegroup.com/ximagi/search.php?assignment_id=6513#page=0&view=gallery

·          http://zsanae.smugmug.com/Events/ITVFEST/18428647_2mszkw#!i=1420986794&k=2mQHZQc

·          http://www.staytunedtv.net/showvideo.php?sid=452-1891

·          https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150256235215855.328245.519815854&type=3

·          http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/Judy-Tenuta/pictures/6th-Annual-ITVFest-Gala-Awards-Banquet-Arrivals-650442

·          http://comicattack.net/2011/08/comicstoscreen/



Parris Harris



 Star Wars star Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron), Stephanie Erb (True Blood), Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), several members of The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and other celebrities will be signing throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You can also take pictures with them, which will be developed right on property so you can have the celebrity sign it. Perfect for framing. Get your VOUCHERS now to get on the VIP signing lines. email Frank@PopConLA.com to request yours now. 



Combat Radio will be streaming live from PopConLA July 6 through 8th at Booth #302 in Concourse West Hall. http://www.chillpakhollywood.com with Dean Haglund of the Lone Gunmen from the X-Files.




  Send in your Cosplay pics to frank@PopConLA.com. The top 30 costumes will walk the catwalk during the Cosplay Fashion Show on Saturday, July 7th on the Main Pop stage. 



 Here is the list of Nominations for the 2012 ITVfest Awards - Click Here