I’ve always heard great things about Vulture Festival — which usually takes place in New York — so I was excited to learn that Los Angeles is finally getting in on the action.
Vulture Festival is an annual weekend pop-culture extravaganza presented by Vulture.com &Â New YorkÂ Magazine, bringing together industry leaders and fans for a variety of panels, screenings, and interactive activities.
Fear not — there is something here for every type of TV and film fan. Here are some highlights:
Amber Tamblyn and Roxane Gay Host Feminist AF
Amber TamblynÂ andÂ Roxane GayÂ host the 2nd Vulture Festival incarnation ofÂ Feminist As Fuck, a reading series they co-created in 2014. The event will showcase the most daring voices in feminist writing today, includingÂ Rachel McKibbensÂ and many more, all curated by Tamblyn and Gay.
My two cents: I’m here for literally anything these two want to talk about, but I can’t wait to hear about feminism and how it’s helping change the world.
Wine Down With Insecure‘s Issa Rae
Creator, executive producer and star of HBOâ€™sÂ InsecureÂ Issa RaeÂ joins the festival for a live wine down and gets into hella questions with Vulture.
My two cents: You know your ticket entitles you to a free drink, right? I’ve been to an Issa Rae event before and she’s great (in person, on the show — you name it). Just go; you won’t regret it.
Stranger Things: Inside the Upside DownÂ
Vulture Festival steps into the Upside Down, asÂ Stranger ThingsÂ creatorsÂ Matt and Ross Duffer, executive producerÂ Shawn Levy,Â andÂ cast members Finn Wolfhard, Paul ReiserÂ andÂ Linnea BerthelsenÂ join us to discuss the secondÂ season of Netflixâ€™s popular series.
My two cents: I was on a press call with the Duffer Bros. and Shawn Levy at the start of S1 and just from listening to them talk about the show — before it blew up — I knew it was for me. I’m ride or die for this.
Damon Lindelof and Mike Schur Discuss TV (and the Meaning of Life)
Two of the mediumâ€™s top visionaries Damon LindelofÂ (co-creator ofÂ The LeftoversÂ andÂ Lost) andÂ Mike SchurÂ (creator ofÂ Parks and RecreationÂ andÂ The Good Place) in conversation at Vulture Festival.
My two cents: These men have made some mighty fine TV (I want to call them brilliant, but is that going too far? I feel like the answer is no.) I’m here for this.
Zach Galifianakis, Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson + Jonathan Ames in a Bored to Death Reunion
My two cents: I loved this show and couldn’t be more excited about this reunion.
Ava Duvernay and Ryan Coogler: In Conversation
Two of cinemaâ€™s leading voices (and current editing-room neighbors) writers/directorsÂ Ava DuVernayÂ (A Wrinkle in Time,Â Selma, The 13th)Â andÂ Ryan CooglerÂ (Blank Panther,Â Fruitvale Station, Creed) in conversation at Vulture Festival.
My two cents: Both filmmakers have made important and successful films, but I think their careers are about to be launched into the stratosphere with their next projects. Do not miss this.
Don’t just take my word for it, click here to check out the schedule of panels, talks and screenings at Vulture Festival. See you there November 18th & 19th.
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