2020 COVID-19 Statement

August 28-30 • Chicago IL

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Dr. Demento to Headline FuMPFest 2020

Legendary radio personality Dr. Demento will be the guest of honor at FuMPFest 2020 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his show. He will be on hand to sign autographs, answer questions, present his Festival of Dementia, and host the 10th annual Logan Awards for Excellence in Comedy Music.

FuMPFest will also host concerts by many of the artists who have been heard on the show over the years. Artists currently scheduled to perform include Carla Ulbrich, Amy Engelhardt, Worm Quartet, and Nuclear Bubble Wrap, with many more still to be announced. Stay tuned for updates as more artists are confirmed.

The event is taking place at the Westin North Shore just outside Chicago the weekend of August 28th-30th. Early registration is now open at a reduced price. Hurry! Prices go up May 1st.

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Thank You for a Wonderful Event!

FuMPFest 2019 has come and gone, and we are just now getting settled into a normal routine again, and we need to thank everyone for helping us put on such a great event.

First of all, we need to thank The Doubleclicks and all the other performers who put on such amazing shows throughout the weekend. We, of course, need to thank our staff: Chris for running sound, Stephanie for running lights, Ian for hosting, and Luke for helping with the planning and execution. And, of course, our volunteers, without whom we would not be able to produce this event. We need to thank our sponsors who were a big help in offsetting the costs of running the event. And finally, we need to thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to come out to the show. Thank you so much!

Congratulations to Rex Ungericht for winning the video contest, Mr. Arthur for defending his title in the What the FuMP game show, and Piper for defending her title in Dumb Parody Ideas!

We have posted a summary and some photos over on the 2019 Archive page. And if you hurry you can still watch the videos we streamed on Twitch of all the events throughout the weekend. Those will only be up for another week or so, so don't delay.

We still have plenty of copies of our 2018 2-CD set so please pick that up if you haven't already. Click here for more information. And we only have a few t-shirts left in a couple different sizes, so if you want one please hurry. Click here for t-shirts.


A public apology on behalf of FuMPFeST and The FuMP

The organizers of FuMPFest wish to issue an apology to Laser for a remark that was made on stage during the Dementia Smackdown Wrestling event. One of the co-hosts, while providing running commentary, misgendered Laser more than once. He then attempted to make a self-deprecating joke about his inability to use the correct pronoun. That joke was inappropriate, insensitive, and came across in such a way as to make Laser the target of the joke, rather than himself as he had intended. He knew immediately it had backfired, but by then it was too late. We at the FuMP take full responsibility for this and we are very sorry this happened. We are taking steps to ensure it won't happen again. The commentator is very upset about his own behavior in this situation and has already privately apologized to Laser. Please be assured that FuMPFest and its organizers fully support the non-binary and transgender communities and would never do anything intentionally to cause anyone any harm. We try our best to make our events safe and inviting to all individuals. We are far from perfect, but we are doing our best. While this does not excuse our actions or the actions of the commentator, we hope that this will at least show we want to make things right, and we deeply apologize for any harm this may have caused our guest of honor and attendees.


No Snack Bar/Karaoke This Year

Due to circumstances beyond our control there will be no Snack Bar/Karaoke room this year. I know several of you look forward to the karaoke each year and I'm sorry this happened but given the circumstances we don't have much of a choice.

Rest assured the rest of the event is going on as planned and will be as awesome as you expect it to be.

Resources and space permitting we may try to set up a simple snack area at the back of the main room with some light refreshments.

We are very sorry about this.


FuMPFest App Updated for 2019

The FuMPFest 2019 mobile app is now available for iOS and Android. This app features the schedule, some general event information, and streaming links for those of you who can't attend in person. Download the app from the appropriate store below.

iOS App Android App


FuMPFest 2019 T-Shirt Now Available for Pre-Order

This year's t-shirt is now available for pre-order! Head over to the store and order your copy now. If you will be attending FuMPFest you can pick up your shirt at the event and then your shipping will be refunded. If you are not attending the event your shirt will be shipped to you afterwards.

Click here to pre-order your t-shirt.