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2019-06-11

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.

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2019-05-30

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.

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2019-04-30

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.

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2019-03-21

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.

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2019-03-20

Hotel Link Activated!

We now have a custom link for you to click on to book your room at the hotel. Click here to book your reservation.

Or you can call (773) 693-5800. Use the group code "FMF."

Our room block is $119 a night and includes breakfast. Please be sure to get into our room block as it will help us out with the cost of the event space. The block closes July 9th.

If you have any difficulties making your reservation or getting into the room block please let us know immediately.

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2019-02-11

Announcing Our First Couple Artists!

We are thrilled to be able to announce our first couple of confirmed artists for 2019. The Library Bards will be returning to FuMPFest, as will TV's Kyle and Linzilla! For more details visit our Guests page.

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2019-01-21

Announcing FuMPFest 2019!

We are thrilled to finally be able to announce FuMPFest 2019! This year's event is going to be taking place at the Holiday Inn O'Hare in Chicago from August 9-11. Our guest of honor this year is The Doubleclicks! This quirky, nerdy duo from the northwest have been putting out charming, catchy, funny melodies since 2011 and we are thrilled to have joining us this year. Additional guests are still being booked and will be announced later.

Our room block with the hotel is $119 per night, which includes breakfast. We have 120 rooms to fill and if we fill them we get a significant discount on the meeting space, so please help us fill the room block. Our group code is FMF.

Once again we will be having a video contest, so get your cameras ready and you could win a free admission and 2 free hotel nights at FuMPFest 2020! And once again we are looking for sponsors to help us offset the cost of putting on this convention. If you'd like to reach a dedicated fanbase of comedy music fans this is the place to do it.

We are not going to be able to have a con suite this year, but the hotel will be on site selling food in the snack bar. More details to come. And yes, Dumb Parody Ideas will be back, as will FuMP Bingo, and The FuMP Game Show.

If you pre-registered for 2019 and can no longer make it please let us know. We can apply your membership to our 2020 event or refund you your money.

Stay tuned for more details. We will be announcing additional acts as they are confirmed. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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2018-06-12

Thank You for an Amazing Event!

Another FuMPFest has come and gone and we had so much fun we are just now getting around to sorting things out from the weekend.

All the acts were amazing, as usual. It was great to see Lauren Mayer and Bill Larkin do full sets and, of course, The Four Postmen just blew the lid off the place with their concert. It was amazing! And I am still humbled to have been named Honorary Postman #6 with a hat and everything. That was so cool!

The FuMP Game Show was a lot of fun and went off much better than we were expecting it to. The FuMP Bingo was a lot of fun, and Dare to be Weird Burlesque was a welcome addition to the weekend.

We still have some copies of the 2017 FuMPFest CDs if you haven't picked one up yet, and a limited number of FuMPFest 2018 t-shirts. So if you haven't picked yours up yet order soon before we run out.

We've already started planning for next year and we are looking to fill two more volunteer positions. 1. Hotel Liaison. We are looking for someone to just interface between Devo and the hotel. Must be in Chicago and have a car. 2. Salesperson. We are looking for someone to get us more sponsorships and possibly score some deals with local establishments. If you think you can help out with either position please email Devo Spice.

Thanks again, folks! And we'll update you on what we have planned for next year as soon as we know anything!

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2018-05-25

Tune in Live!

We will be streaming the audio and video all weekend from FuMPFest. Tune in live!

Audio only: DementiaRadio

Video and audio: Twitch

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2018-05-23

FuMPFest 2018 App Available

Our mobile app has been updated for this year's event. Go to your respective stores and download it to help you enjoy the weekend. The app is available for iOS and Android. (The Google Play store is still showing last year's icon for some reason. Install it and you'll see this year's icon.)

The app features our schedule, area map, hotel information, policies, and links to audio and video streaming sites. So if you can't attend the event in person you can tune in to the audio on DementiaRadio or the video on Twitch. (Note that due to a technological change we were unable to get the Shoutcast stream to work from inside the app itself. The app links to DementiaRadio.org. You will need a streaming media app such as VLC to listen to the stream.)

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