What about the pandemic? Is this event still happening?
Yes! We received word from officials in Illinois that our event can proceed. For a while we had to limit our attendance to 280 people but that restriction has been lifted now that Wheeling is in Phase 5. Please see our COVID-19 Statement for additional details and up-to-date information about the convention and the pandemic.
Due to the rising case numbers and the delta variant we are strongly encouraging all attendees to wear masks and maintain social distance. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided.
Are you streaming the event online?
Yes! We will be streaming as much as we are allowed to. For legal reasons and due to some guest requirements we may not be able to stream everything. But what we are allowed to stream will be available on dementiaradio.org (audio only) and twitch.tv/the_fump.
I registered for 2020's event. Do I need to re-register for 2021?
No. Your registration will automatically be carried over to 2021. There is nothing you need to do.
I registered for 2020's event but can't make 2021. Can I get a refund?
Yes. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a full refund. Alternately you can have your registration applied to 2022's event.
I booked a hotel room for 2020's event. Do I need to do anything to attend 2021's?
Yes. You will need to make a new reservation. We were originally told that 2020 reservations would carry over to 2021. However, this turned out to not be the case. All 2020 reservations were cancelled by the hotel and new reserations will need to be made for 2021. Please use the link on this website or call the hotel at (847) 777-6500 to make your reservation.
I booked a hotel room for 2020 but can't make 2021. What do I need to do?
Nothing. All 2020 hotel reservations were cancelled by the hotel.
Does the hotel have an airport shuttle?
Unfortunately, no. According to Lyft's website a ride from O'Hare to the Westin is estimated to cost between $25 and $30.
Do you have the code for the group rate?
Yes. You can book your room online by clicking this link. Our room rate is $119 per night.
Help us fill our hotel block!
There are still rooms avaialable in the block, so you can still make your reservation. Please help us reach our goal by staying in the room block.
Can I perform?
If you are interested in being a performing artist please contact us. We are always looking for new acts to consider for the event. After you contact us we will add you to our list of artists for consideration and may ask for additional information such as live performance videos or music links.
Please note, members of the FuMP Core and Auxiliary get free admission to the event, so if you're one of those artists then come anyway! You'll probably wind up on stage at some point even if you don't have a performance slot.
Do you have a mobile app?
Yes and no! We updated the mobile app for 2021 but were unable to publish it to the app stores for reasons that aren't worth explaining here. So we have published a web version of the app. Visit this link on your mobile device and it will function just like the app:
We'll be adding more questions to this page as they come up. If you have a specific question that isn't listed here feel free to contact us.
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