Washington, DC

Photo by PoPville flickr user Molly Tolzmann

From an email:

“The last few years have seen a resurgence in passion for the show The West Wing, helped by its availability on Netflix, the West Wing Weekly podcast, the ten-year anniversary of the final episode, and, perhaps, the increasing need for many to escape to fictional politics. So what’s next?

From 28th to 30th September 2018, fans of the show will gather just outside Washington DC, in Bethesda, MD.

The weekend will consist of panels, re-enactments, trivia quizzes, dramatic readings, and all things inspired by The West Wing, Aaron Sorkin, and civic and political engagement more broadly. Funds raised through post-Kickstarter ticket sales and a silent auction will be split between Let America Vote, whose Board of Advisers includes Bradley Whitford (who played Josh Lyman) and Eli Attie (a writer and producer on the show), and Justice For Vets, where Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick) is Senior Director and for which many of the West Wing cast participated in a PSA in 2016.

The Kickstarter was launched on 4th January 2018 to raise the initial $10,000 and was fully funded two days later. The stretch goal is now $15,000 – the incentive being a dessert bar and chocolate fountain for all to enjoy at the State Dinner on Saturday Night. Tickets for the weekend bought via the Kickstarter, which runs until 5th March, are available at an Early Bird rate.

More information about the weekend can be found at westwingweekend.com.”


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