FuMPFest

2020 COVID-19 Statement

August 29, 2020 • twitch.tv/The_FuMP

FuMPFest 2021 with Dr. Demento will take place August 20-22, 2021

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2020-07-24

FuMPFest 2020 Announcements

We finally have some details to pass on for FuMPFest 2020.

Performers

FuMPFest 2020 will feature live streamed performances by Amy Engelhardt, Carla Ulbrich, Devo Spice, and Worm Quartet! We will also be doing an online version of The FuMP Showcase so there will be some additional artists performing as well.

The full schedule has been posted.

Dumb Parody Ideas - Participation and Deadline

Since this year's event is online it would be impractical to have everyone join the meeting and perform their songs live, so we are asking anyone who wishes to participate in Dumb Parody Ideas this year to record themselves (on video, preferably) performing their songs and send us the recording.

Each participant is limited to three entries, and each entry can be no longer than 90 seconds. We recommend performing just a verse and a chorus of your song, but if you want to do more and can keep it under 90 seconds that's fine.

Send your video entries to devospice@gmail.com by August 15th. If you need help transferring large files reach out to Devo and he'll set something up for you.

Video Contest Deadline

We are also doing the video contest again this year. Same rules as last year - make a video for a FuMP song and you could win a free admission to next year's event and two free nights in the hotel. The deadline for submissions is August 15th. See the Video Contest page for full rules and details.

FuMPFest 2020 Limited Edition T-Shirt

This year's t-shirt is now available for pre-order and we think the design accurately reflects what has been going on this year.

This is a limited run t-shirt. We are only making as many as we pre-sell and will not be making any extras. If you want one you must order on or before August 7th.

Click here to order your t-shirt

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2020-05-23

FuMPFest Postponed to 2021

The live FuMPFest event with Dr. Demento has been postponed to August 20-22, 2021. Dr. Demento has already confirmed for that weekend and we plan to go forward with his 50th anniversary celebration, even if it's a year late. Most of the artists booked for this year have already re-confirmed as well and we will continue working to solidify the lineup for 2021.

For this year we will be doing an online event on the evening of August 29th. This event will be free and streamed via Twitch and Dementia Radio. It will feature live concerts, Dumb Parody Ideas, The Logan Awards, and more. No registration is necessary. Just tune in and enjoy.

If you have pre-registered for FuMPFest 2020 your registration will be carried forward to FuMPFest 2021 automatically. If you can't make it to FuMPFest 2021 and would like a refund please contact support@fidim.com.

If you have booked a hotel room for FuMPFest 2020 your reservation will automatically be rescheduled for the same nights in 2021. For example, if you were arriving Friday (8/28) and departing Sunday (8/30) in 2020 your reservation will be adjusted so you will be arriving on Friday (8/20) and departing Sunday (8/22) in 2021. If you need to cancel or make a change to your reservation please contact the hotel at (847) 777-6500.

We are moving forward with this year's video contest. Entries will be screened towards the beginning of the stream and the winner will be announced towards the end. You do not need to be tuned in live to win. Make a music video for a FuMP song and you could win two free badges and 2 nights at the hotel for FuMPFest 2021. Please see our Video Contest page for official rules and details.

We are also moving forward with our Dumb Parody Ideas contest this year. Entries will be pre-recorded. If you are interested in submitting a song or two to the contest just record yourself performing the songs and send the video to us. You can submit up to three songs to the contest. Each video can be no longer than 90 seconds. We encourage you to limit each entry to just a verse and a chorus, but you can perform more of the songs so long as you don't exceed the 90 second mark for any one song. We reserve the right to edit videos for time if necessary. Send your videos to info@thefump.com with the subject "Dumb Parody Ideas" to enter.

We are looking into the possibility of doing Bingo this year as well but need to figure out the logistics of doing that. More details will be available at a later date.

We are very disappointed with this situation and apologize for the inconvenience but we just aren't comfortable holding an event that could put people's lives at risk. Thankfully the hotel was very accommodating and we are looking forward to working with them in 2021.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Devo Spice. Thank you for understanding and we'll see you online on August 29th!

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2020-05-03

Announcing the Next Two Performers at FuMPFest 2020

Ross Childs

Ross Childs is a local Chicago comedian who works in theater locally, and has his own sketch comedy team called "Waffle Junkies". Ross performed at FuMPFest in 2019 in the FuMP Showcase and we are thrilled to bring him back this year as a featured guest.

Bill Larkin

Bill Larkin is another local Chicago comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central and is best known on The Dr. Demento Show for his songs "I'm Just Your Mom" and "You're My Twin." He returns to us after a brilliant performance at FuMPFest in 2018.

For more information please visit our Guests page.

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