August 9-11. Chicago IL

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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.

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Impending Deadlines

A couple of important deadlines are coming up:

July 9 - Last day to book a room in our room block.

July 15 - Last day to register online.

July 15 - Last day to purchase a sponsorship or program book ad.

July 31 - Last day to submit an entry into this year's video contest.


Burlesque Tickets, Resources, and Schedules, OH MY!

FuMPFest is proud to welcome back The Better Boobie Bureau for another evening of burlesque fun. This year the troupe is teaming up with Chicago's own slapstick burlesque syndicate The Screwbelles to bring you an evening of comedy-music themed burlesque performances. This is a separate admission to the event—$5 for con attendees, and $10 for the general public—and you must be 18 years old to attend. Tickets can be purchased on the Registration page.

In other news, we have set up a new Resources page so our dedicated fans can help us promote the event. We have sharable graphics suitable for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or wherever you get your weekly dose of internet rage. We have a 90 second audio promo if you have a podcast, radio show, streaming show, or other audio platform where you can use it. And finally we have printable fliers, so you folks in the Chicago area can print up a flier or two to hang up in your area. Please check it out and help us spread the word!

Finally, we have updated the Schedule page and the accompanying Panels page with the schedule as it currently stands. We don't expect there to be any major changes to it, but you know how these things go. If there are any changes the page on our web site will always be the most up-to-date version.


FuMPFest 2018 2-CD Compilation Now Available

The FuMPFest 2018 2-CD compilation is now available in the store. This compilation features recordings from last year's event, including live music and a lot of the weird stuff that happened in between.

This compilation features recordings by The Four Postmen, Bill Larkin, The Library Bards and all of our other great guests. It is being sold as a fund raiser to help offset the costs of this year's event. Please pick up your copy today!

Click here to order on CD or as a digital download.


And Here Is the Rest of the FuMPFest 2019 Line-Up

And here it is, the rest of the line-up for FuMPFest 2019. Behold the awesomeness!

Tim Cavanagh
Tim Cavanagh is a favorite on The Dr. Demento Show and a regular on The Bob and Tom Show. He is a local Chicago comic who has produced some legendary comedy songs. (Due to other commitments Tim will be appearing Sunday only.)

Rob Paravonian
Rob Paravonian is a hardworking comic from Brooklyn who hosts the monthly comedy-music showcase The Odd Rock Comedy Hour in Queens. His hilarious Pachelbel Rant went viral several years ago racking up millions of views.

The Shanty Shipwreck Show
The Shanty Shipwreck Show is a regular at the Bristol Renaissance Faire and are known for their bawdy pirate ditties. They are returning to FuMPFest after a memorable performance last year.

Lauren Mayer
Lauren Mayer is an overnight success after 38 years after her song "The Sexual Harrassment Prevention Song" went viral on Facebook. Lauren humorous topical and political songs and producdes a new video on YouTube every week or so.

Robbie Ellis
Originally from New Zealand, Robbie Ellis now calls Chicago home and regularly performs his comedy songs on piano at local venues. He released his debut comedy album Pumpkins in 2018.

Insane Ian
Perpetual FuMPFest host Insane Ian will be doing a full set again this year along with his regular hosting duties.

For more information on these and our other guests visit our Guests page.


Four More Artists Announced

We are proud to announce four more artists performing at FuMPFest this year!

Amy Engelhardt
Formerly a member of The Bobs, Amy Engelhardt has an extensive history in musical theater and splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.

Carry Dahlby
The long-acclaimed Carold Cleveland of The FuMP, Carrie Dahlby is a Chicago local is hitting FuMPFest fresh off her first Music Guest of Honor gig this year.

Clearly Guilty
Hailing from Kansas City, Clearly Guilty is here for all of your general purpose nerd folk needs and will be delivering their patented mix of Purty, Nerdy, and Dirty songs.

Raymond and Scum
Returning to FuMPFest after five long years, Raymond and Scum are a comedy-rock duo from California who have been a part of The FuMP since the beginning.

For more information on these and our other guests visit our Guests page.