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2016-10-24

FuMPFest 2017 Announcement!

We are thrilled to announce that we have begun planning FuMPFest 2017 and have some information we can now share with you!

General Info
FuMPFest 2017 will be taking place June 16-18 at the Elk Grove Holiday Inn, the same venue we were at in 2016. Our hotel block should now be open and the rate is the same $109 per night. The room block closes May 26th.

Pre-registration is now open. Registration is just $40 for the weekend until March 31st. Visit our Registration Page to register online.

And we are now seeking dealers, sponsors, and program book ads for 2017.

Guest of Honor: Henry Phillips
Our guest of honor for 2017 will be none other than Henry Phillips. Henry tours the country bringing his own brand of "disconcertingly funny" songs to unsuspecting crowds everywhere. He is best known to fans of The Dr. Demento Show as the author of "On the Shoulders of Freaks," "Sweet Little Blossom of Mine," and "Guitar Pill." He also starred in the comedy Punching the Clown which we screened in 2015. We are thrilled to have Henry on board.

Video Contest
We are running another video contest for this year. Make a fan video for any song from The FuMP (preferably one that doesn't already have one) and you could win a free admission to next year's event. See our Video Contest page for details.

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2016-09-12

Holy Crap, What a Weekend!

FuMPFest 2016 was an unbelievably epic weekend of music, comedy, and fun! It was so epic that we are just now finally (mostly) recovered from the con and caught up with everything we have to do! Thank you to everyone who came, all of our guests and performers, our volunteers, the hotel staff, and everyone else who made this weekend a success!

We have some of leftover merchandise from the weekend that we have put in our store.

  • 2016 T-shirts - We have a very limited amount of 2016 t-shirts left. The shirts look amazing, so if we have your size left definitely pick one up!
  • 2016 Program Book - We made a few too many program books this year so we will be selling the extras through October for $2 each.
  • 2014 T-shirts - We had some additional t-shirts from 2014 leftover from a second run we did. Those have now been added to the store.

And we still have some copies of the 2014 and 2015 live CD sets.

Finally, we have set up a brief (7 question) survey to get some feedback from the audience regarding the event. If you have a few minutes please fill it out. Responses are anonymous and will be collected through October 15th. Click here to complete our survey.

Thanks again for an awesome event! We hope to have some information to share regarding 2017 soon!

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2016-08-26

Tune in Live!

FuMPFest is this weekend, and if you can't be here in person you can still enjoy the festivities online from the comfort of your own home, or office, or in-laws, or wherever you happen to be this weekend.

We are going to be streaming as much of the weekend as we can. Audio will be streamed for free on Dementia Radio. Video will be "paywutchyalike" via Concert Window. See the schedule for the full list of events happening this weekend.

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2016-08-06

Pre-registration Closed

Pre-registration is now closed, and we are no longer accepting new sponsors, dealers, program book ads, or t-shirt pre-orders for 2016. You can register at the event in person. Prices are listed on the Registration page. T-shirts will be available on site while supplies last.

We are still accepting entries into our video contest. The deadline for that is August 15th.

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2016-07-25

FuMPFest 2016 App Now Available for iOS and Android

Remember the app we released last year right after the event? Well, this year we got it approved before the event. Imagine that!

The FuMPFest app (version 2.0.3 for iOS and Android) has been updated with this year's information, including this year's schedule, hotel information, area map, and streaming links.

And you don't even need to wait until FuMPFest to use it! If you're a listener of Dementia Radio you can use this app to tune in to the stream which features 24/7 comedy music and live DJ's, including the FuMPCast with Devo Spice and the great Luke Ski which airs Thursday nights at 10pm.

Click on the links below to go to the various stores.

Download for iOS Download for Android

NOTE: There was a bug in the first released version for Android that made the text really small. Version 2.0.3. fixes this.

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2016-07-08

Harassment and Weapons Policies Posted

The organizers of FuMPFest want to make sure everyone in attendance feels safe and welcome throughout the event. To that end we have written up and posted our Harassment and Weapons policies. You can view them on our new Policies page.

We are still working out the details but there will be a security presence at FuMPFest to help enforce our policies and make sure everything runs smoothly.

If you have any questions or concerns about this or anything related to FuMPFest please don't hesitate to contact us.

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2016-07-06

One Month Left to Reserve Your Hotel Room

There is just one month left to reserve your hotel room! Our room block closes on August 5th. If you haven't yet reserved your hotel room please do so now. We need to fill our hotel block and we are still a long way from that goal.

Click here to book your hotel room.

We have had numerous reports of people's reservations not being counted toward the block, so please make sure you are part of the group.

IMPORTANT

If you made your reservation and did not get an email from us that means your reservation was not counted toward our block (or you're one of the two people for whom we have no contact info). Please email support@fidim.com right away so we can make sure you get counted and we get credit for your reservation. Thanks!

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2016-06-07

FuMPFest 2016 T-shirts Now Available for Pre-order

The FuMPFest 2016 t-shirts are now available for pre-order! We will be accepting orders through July 31st so that we can produce them in time for the event.

If you're coming to FuMPFest you'll be able to pick up your shirt at registration. If not we'll ship it out to you after the event.

Be sure to get your orders in before July 31st in case we sell out at the event like we did last year! We won't be making any additional shirts after the event this year, so get your orders in now.

Order your copy today!

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2016-05-26

Now Seeking Sponsors!

The FuMPFest 2016 Sponsorship Package is now available! Now you can help us put on a the best show we possibly can and help out your business or organization in the process.

A basic sponsorship is just $75 and includes your logo printed in our program book, on our web site, on banners at the event, and your company name and info announced from the main stage at least once per day. Additional add-ons are available to get more out of your sponsorship.

For more information and to sign up as a sponsor please visit our Sponsors page.

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2016-05-17

2016 Video Contest Announced

FuMPFest is happy to announce that we are having another video contest! Create an original video for any FuMP song and you could win two free badges to FuMPFest 2017 with 2 nights in the hotel!

Entries will be screened during Opening Ceremonies on Friday afternoon. The winners will be announced during Closing Ceremonies on Sunday afternoon. You do not need to be present to win.

Prizes

  • Grand Prize: 2 free badges to FuMPFest 2017 and 2 free nights at the hotel
  • Second Prize: A free 6-month subscription to The FuMP, Level 1 or 2, your choice*
  • Third Prize: 1 free item from the store at TheFuMP.com

To enter just make a video and post it to YouTube as "unlisted." Then send us the link by August 15th. That's it!

The Rules

There aren’t a lot of rules but we do have a few things we need to keep straight.

  • No copyrighted images or videos. You must shoot, animate, or somehow legally acquire everything that is seen in the video. Captured video game footage is OK as long as you are the person who captured it. Get creative!
  • All links must be submitted by August 15th.
  • You do not have to be attending FuMPFest to enter.
  • You do not have to be present at Closing Ceremonies to win.
  • Artists who have submitted songs to the main page of the FuMP are not eligible.
  • Once the contest is over you may publish your video on your YouTube channel if you wish.
  • The FuMP does not assert any ownership to your video beyond the original Creative Commons license for the song you chose which still applies. The FuMP may or may not link your video on our Videos page and/or feature it elsewhere on our web site.
  • Prizes may not be exchanged for cash but may be deferred or swapped with other items of similar value.
  • No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Blah blah blah.

*If you are already a FuMP subscriber your subscription will be extended by 6 months, or your recurring payments will be put on hold for 6 months, whichever applies.

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