FuMPFest 2015 Wrap Up

Well, another FuMPFest has come and gone and we can not possibly thank everyone enough for making it such an awesome event!  I drove back to New Jersey wearing my FuMPFest badge because I just didn’t want it to end.

The performances were awesome, especially our guests of honor The Arrogant Worms who put on a stunning show on Saturday night.  The panels were fun.  And while we had several more things go wrong this year I don’t think any of it was enough to screw up the weekend.  Speaking of which, I would like to apologize for the karaoke never having been set up.  That was a case of miscommunication and we all showed up to the event thinking someone else was handling it.  By the time we figured out what happened there was no way to fix it.

Thank you!

I need to thank all of our performers who came from all over the damn place to put on a show and who all, without exception, did a great job.  First and foremost, The Arrogant Worms for coming all the way from Canada, dealing with the TSA, and working with us to allow this to happen.  These guys were some of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with and I can’t say enough good things about them.

And all our other performers: Bad Teenage Moustache, Tim Cavanagh (who I think made a new stalker this weekend), Todd Chappelle, Steve Goodie, Matt Griffo, Drew Jacobs, the great Luke Ski (who put his animation skills to work in his set), Smashy Claw, TV’s Kyle, and Carla Ulbrich.  And to Mikey Mason for giving me enough of a heads up that he wasn’t going to make it to allow me to come up with a backup plan.

I need to give a special thanks to Insane Ian who not only put on a great show but did a great job of hosting the event all weekend, including the Logan Awards where he changed clothes between each nominee just like a real awards show!

And congratulations to R.J. who beat Steve Goodie, Carla Ulbrich, Insane Ian, and me in the Dumb Parody Ideas panel and took home the Golden Spatula!

And, of course, a special über Thank You to our volunteers without whom, quite literally, this event wouldn’t have happened.  Jayekitty, who did an amazing job running Table 27 and coordinating the volunteers, George Macas who set up the snack bar, Blasted Bill who DJ’d the Demented Dance, and the rest of the volunteers: Boddel, Darth Kitty, Terra, BreakManZ, Doornail, Aerysa Kixya, and Flower Fluff Grrl.  And special thanks to Theodora Sparks for handling everything with the hotel, Chris Mezzolesta who coordinated the sound system and made us all sound awesome all weekend, Sara Trice for helping with the web site, and my father Bill “Old Spice” Rockwell for setting up the Green Room for the performers and helping out all weekend.

And certainly, thank you to everyone who made the trip out to attend the event.  All that work would mean nothing if nobody showed up.  Thank you!


The t-shirts are gone!  We completely sold out of them at FuMPFest!  So we are going to do one more limited run of them.  Order your shirt here before the end of June and then on July 1st we will place the order for another batch.  But we are only ordering as many shirts as we sell.  We will not be carrying a stock of these.  So if you want one you will need to order it before the end of June.

The App

During the weekend I mentioned that I had programmed a FuMPFest app for iOS.  Unfortunately it wasn’t approved by Apple in time for the event.  On Monday afternoon, during the drive home, I got word that the app had finally been approved.  Timing is everything in life, eh?

So it’s too late to be of any use for this year’s event, but go ahead and download the app anyway.  That way when I update it for next year’s event you’ll already have it.

And you Android users, don’t fret.  There will be an Android version, as soon as I can figure out PhoneGap’s sparse and confusing documentation.


You can hear the Live Podcasts panel on this week’s episode of Manic Mondays.  And there will be another 2 CD set of live recordings from the event.  We’ll be working on that shortly.  So that will give you the opportunity to relive what you saw, or if you weren’t there it’ll give you a taste of what you missed.

Additionally, the next episode of The Insider podcast (episode 101) will feature a 2-hour look back that was recorded Sunday night with Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad.  So keep an eye out for that.

Next Year

Yes, there will be a next year!  And there will even be a FuMPFest in that next year!  We have already started planning for next year and will be making some announcements soon.  Stay tuned!

As soon as we have dates set up we will set up a Facebook event for it.  If you plan to come please join the group and share it with all your friends so we can spread the word.

That’s it for this year.  Thanks again, everyone!


Streaming Information

If you are not able to attend FuMPFest in person we have some good news.  Most* of the events will be streamed in both audio and video format.  The audio stream will be free via Dementia Radio.  The video stream will be “pay what you want” via ConcertWindow.  Any tips that come in via ConcertWindow will go to the artist on stage when the tip came in.

Click here for the audio stream.

Click here for the video stream.

Finally, we must unfortunately announce that Worm Quartet has had to cancel his appearance at FuMPFest due to a family emergency.

*Tim Cavanagh has asked that his concert not be streamed.  Additionally we will not be able to stream the Movie Time panel.

Volunteers Needed

Want to do FuMPFest for free?  FuMPFest is in need of a few more good people to help run the event.  Mostly, we need people to man registration and Table 27, but there will be other tasks as well.  Contact Jean Prior if you would like to volunteer.  If you do actually volunteer we’ll refund you the cost of your badge after the event.

New Audio Promo

If you have a podcast, radio show, or some other outlet where you can play a promo to help promote FuMPFest here is an updated one for you.  This one has a better mix and is updated to reflect the line-up change.  Please help us spread the word!

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Bad News, Good News, and Cool Movie News

First, the bad news. Jessica Delfino has had to cancel her appearance at FuMPFest. She has just signed an agreement with a venue in New York to open a new performance space and is going to be busy with everything necessary to get that up and running. Having another comedy-music friendly venue on the scene is definitely a good thing so we certainly wish her the best of luck.

Now, the good news!  This opened up a slot that we had to fill and we are very happy to welcome Danny Rockett and Bad Teenage Moustache to the bill!

Finally, we are thrilled to announce one of the movies that we will be screening during the Movie Time panel.  Chomp is a short film that features some music by Trevor Strong (of The Arrogant Worms) and Marc With A C.  Additionally, the good folks who made Chomp will be on hand to promote their movie and answer questions.   We’ll be adding some additional movies to the show and will hopefully be announcing them soon.

One Week Left to Register at the Discount Price

There is only one week left to register at the discount rate of $35.  On April 1st prices go up to $45, so get your registrations in now and save yourself some money!

Click here to register now!

Pre-registration ends on May 31st.  After that you will need to get your badges at the door.  There will be single-day passes available at the door as well.

FuMPFest Promo

We have put together a new FuMPFest promo.  Please share this to help us spread the word, and if you have a podcast, radio show, or any place else you can play the promo an audio link to the MP3 is below.

Click here to download the audio: FuMPFest Promo

Updates, News, and Information!


We just updated the site with lots of new and up-to-date information regarding this year’s convention.  Please take a look around and let us know if you have any questions.


  • Guests – The final guest list has been updated, with our last two performing acts—TV’s Kyle and Drew Jacobs—having been added to the guests page.
  • Video Contest – This year’s video contest has been announced.  Take a look at the rules and information and submit a video for this year!
  • Schedule – A preliminary schedule has been posted.  Please note it is subject to change.
  • Panels – We’ve updated our page of panel descriptions for this year’s non-concert panels and events.
  • Program Book Ads – If you’re interested in taking out an ad in our programming book we have published the size details so you can get your ad ready.

Price Increase

Prices go up April 1st.  So if you haven’t yet gotten your badge for the weekend do it before the end of the month.

FuMPFest 2015 Flier

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We have a new flier!  If you find yourself at a convention or other event where you think you can help us promote FuMPFest please feel free to print out a few of these and leave them wherever appropriate.

The link below and on the picture is to a high-res PDF suitable for printing.

Click here to download the FuMPFeST 2015 flier.

Thanks for helping us spread the word!

FuMPFest 2015 Guest of Honor:

The Arrogant WormsThe Arrogant Worms!

FuMPFest is thrilled to announce our 2015 Guest of Honor, Canada’s own The Arrogant Worms!

The Arrogant Worms are a legend in the world of comedy music with countless hits on the Dr. Demento Show, world tours, 14 albums, and more laughs than you can imagine.  We are absolutely thrilled that they have agreed to come south of the border and join us for FuMPFest!

For more information on them check out their web site.