PoliticalFest Unveils Air Force 1 Replica

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2016-dnc-banner-235x145-235x145 copyThe Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention unveiled a replica of the Air Force One fuselage that will be one of the attractions for PoliticalFest. It will be located inside Hall F of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The fuselage is a replica of part of the Air Force Once plane used by Presidents Kennedy through Reagan; it is outfitted specifically to match the interior of the plane used by President Reagan.

The Host Committee announced a special group discount for PoliticalFest tickets. For adult groups of 10 or more, tickets are available to group members for $10 per person. For groups of 10 or more students, seniors, or children, tickets are available to group members for $4 per person.

PoliticalFest Main Stage will be comprised of two game shows, PoliticalFeud and PoliticalTrivia, an interview series called “Executive Powers: Celebrity Q&A,” and the screening of several famous speeches made by American leaders. All PoliticalFest guests will be able to attend PoliticalFest Main Stage events as part of their general admission ticket, and members of the public will be able to participate in PoliticalFeud. In order to participate, additional tickets must be reserved in advance of the desired participation time. Tickets to participate as well as tickets for priority seating at any of the Main Stage events, can be reserved at www.phldnc.com/PoliticalFest. There is no cost to participate in or attend Main Stage, beyond the fee of a general admission PoliticalFest ticket.

PoliticalFeud will be hosted by Doug Oliver, VP of external affairs for Philadelphia Gas Works, and will include a special edition featuring local celebrities like former Philadelphia Mayor Wilson Goode; 6ABC anchors Monica Malpass, Matt O’Donnell, and Tamela Edwards; Councilmember Maria Quiñones-Sánchez; and former City Comptroller Jonathan Saidel.

PoliticalTrivia will be hosted by former NFL defensive back Beasley Reece. There will be several editions of PoliticalTrivia that will feature government officials and members of the media.

“Executive Powers: Celebrity Q&A,” will be a special interview series with actors who portrayed the President or someone who worked alongside the President in a move or television show. The interviews will be conducted by Melissa Fitzgerald, who portrayed Carol Fitzpatrick on “The West Wing,” and will feature a number of celebrities including Tony Goldwyn from “Scandal.”

PoliticalFest Main Stage will also offer a special West Wing trivia game, hosted by Hrishikesh Hirway of “The West Wing Weekly” podcast. Richard Schiff, who played Toby Ziegler, and Melissa Fitzgerald will compete against each other, answering West Wing-themed questions, to show who knows more about the show. Members of the public will also be able to participate in this trivia game.

PoliticalFest will take place July 22-27 at seven different locations throughout the city.

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