If you'd like to pre-register for FuMPFeST 2014 online, then you'll need to do it by the end of the day, this Friday, May 30th! After that, you'll only be able to pre-register by finding our fan table at DucKon in Chicago June 6-8. Other than that, you can purchase your registration at the door. Pre-Registration costs $45 for a 3-day weekend badge, available from the FuMPFeST registration page: http://fumpfest.com/registration

Also, if you'd like to reserve a room at the Westin with our discounted Room Block rate of $109 per night, the cutoff date for that is May 30th as well. You can get the details and links for that at our Hotel page: http://fumpfest.com/hotel

Here's my annual list of all the nerdy comedy music events going on at Gen Con being put on by myself and the acts that I usually work with, plus a couple of awesome others I thought you'd like to know about. There are links to these events' respective pages at the GenCon website so you can purchase tickets for them.

Remember, you can find me at my table in the Entertainers Spotlight area of the main Exhibit Hall dealer's room, where I'll be selling my 11TH FULL LENGTH COMEDY MUSIC ALBUM which is getting it's world premiere release there! :D Some of the other long-standing busking acts of GenCon have tables there as well, so please come by and visit us!

---------WEDNESDAY---------

MARC GUNN - Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers
Wednesday at 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Union Station : Grand Hall
Free - ENT1454953

---------THURSDAY---------

THE DAMSELS OF DORKINGTON Presents: Deep Dickens
Thursday at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
ICC : 500 Ballroom/Reception
$6.00 - ENT1453158 (or) $20.00 - ENT1453554

DAN THE BARD Performs D&D Songs!
Thursday at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Crowne Plaza : Victoria Stn A/B
$4.00 - ENT1454139

MARC GUNN Presents Firefly Drinking Songs
Thursday at 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Crowne Plaza : Victoria Stn A/B
$2.00 - ENT1454951

---------FRIDAY---------

THE DOUBLECLICKS: Nerd Music in Concert!
Friday at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
ICC : 238--239
$6.00 - ENT1453729

MOLLY LEWIS concert
Friday at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
ICC : 238--239
$6.00 - ENT1455993

THE DAMSELS OF DORKINGTON: This Dorkington Life: Story Time
Friday at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Crowne Plaza : Grand Central A-C
$6.00 - ENT1453162 (or) $20.00 ENT1453555

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
featuring THE GREAT LUKE SKI, MARC GUNN, DAN THE BARD, MIKEY MASON, and more!
Friday at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
ICC : 238-239
$2.00 - ENT1454954

THE GREAT LUKE SKI: 20th Anniversary at Gen Con Greatest Hits concert!
Friday at 11:00 PM to Midnight
Crowne Plaza: Grand Central Ballrooms A-C
$2.00 - ENT1454342
2014 marks LUKE SKI'S 20th ANNIVERSARY as an entertainer for GEN CON conventions! Come see him perform all his most popular nerdy comedy songs from today all the way back to his start in Milwaukee!

---------SATURDAY---------

MIKEY MASON Comedy Rock Geek
Saturday at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Union Station : Grand Hall NE
$4.00 - ENT1453724

29th Annual Gen Con Costume Contest
featuring THE GREAT LUKE SKI
Saturday at 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
ICC : 500 Ballroom/Recp
Free - ENT1462498

THE DAMSELS OF DORKINGTON Presents: Adv. Roguish Skullduggery, 2nd. Ed.
Saturday at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Crowne Plaza : Grand Central A-C
$6.00 - ENT1453171 (or) $20.00 - ENT1453556

DAN THE BARD Sings D&D Songs!
Saturday at 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Crowne Plaza : Grand Central D
$4.00 - ENT1454140

MARC GUNN Sci-Fi Drinking Songs
Saturday at 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Crowne Plaza : Grand Central A-C
$2.00 - ENT1454952

THE GREAT LUKE SKI: Live in Concert!
Saturday at 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Crowne Plaza: Grand Central Ballrooms A-C
$2.00 - ENT1454343
Back for his 20th year, “the great Luke Ski” will be performing his nerdy comedy music, latest parody hits, and original fan favorites on the topics of TV, movies, pop-culture, and stuff geeks love!

---------SUNDAY---------

Breakfast with DAN THE BARD!
Sunday at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Crowne Plaza : Grand Central D
$4.00 - ENT1454141

 

Angry Nerds webAre you outraged by all the nerd outrage? Does the fact that most "fans" don't realize that the point of being a fan is that you're supposed to actually LIKE the thing you're a fan of perturb you to no end? Does the general non-appreciation of the current wonderland of geek media in television, movies, and on the internet, some of which is actually working together in the same continuity, make you want to start taking hostages at your local comic shop? Well Insane Ian and Luke Ski feel the same way, and they have teamed up to express their frustration with their newest collaboration, "ANGRY NERDS"! You can download it at the FuMP for free through May 29th, after that it will be 99 cents.

On April 25th, Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad turned 50! Having been alerted to this fact a few weeks in advance by Carrie Dahlby, I organized an epic birthday gift for Chris to show him how much our comedy music fan & artist community loves and appreciates all he does for us. And so I secretly gathered footage from dozens of Chris' fans, friends, and colleagues doing the "Corned Beef & Cabbage" dance and edited them all together in an extended play music video for Chris' answer to 'Peanut Butter Jelly Time'! This video has 60 dancers, a few familiar puppets, and actual for realsies cartoon animation done by Luke Ski! So check out this video chock full of your favorite FuMP acts doing the dance that's just as infectious as the ebola virus, and almost twice as fun! :D

Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkxO7RgWg40

I'm very happy to report that the Kickstarter to fund the Logan Awards statuettes is currently at $2,558, which means that we've raised enough funds to cover the next 2 year's worth of awards! Thank you all so much for donating! I am personally hoping that we can hit the 3-years-funded mark by the end of the campaign, which is 14 days from now. So if you can afford to, please consider donating to our Kickstarter before 4 pm CST on May 14th! Remember, one of the prizes is a download or CD with download of an album of live tracks performed at LukeSkiCon 2013 featuring music by Luke Ski, Devo Spice, Worm Quartet, Carrie Dahlby, Power Salad, Possible Oscar, and Insane Ian! This album will be exclusive to the donors of this Kickstarter, so don't miss your chance to get it! Please visit http://tinyurl.com/loganawards to donate, and please share that link with your friends online.

YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HObT7NsxTG8
Original article: http://www.thegreatlukeski.com/2014/04/14/logan-awards-kickstarter/

  • LOGAN AWARDS NOMINEES FOR 2014 ANNOUNCED!

Find out who Luke Ski and the rest of the jury picked as the most outstanding comedy songs & videos of 2013 are as suggested by you, the fans!

Details: http://www.loganawards.com/2014/04/here-are-the-nominees-for-the-2014-logan-awards/

  • LUKE & CARRIE'S BAD RAPPORT

Episode #103 – Home Center Dubstep Sale

We're back to our rebooted format for another episode where we recap everything we've been up to since the last time we recapped everything we've been up to. Can you say Sisyphus? Alex probably can, and he is heard in our first segment where Carrie tells us all the funny things he has said and done lately, including writing some new funny songs of his own. Luke tells us about Chi-Fi, taxes, his game plan for his 11th album, his mental heatlh and being the Easter Bunny. We also talk about the making of the music video for Power Salad's "Corned Beef & Cabbage" done for his 50th birthday.

This episode's tracks are by The Muppets, Garfunkel & Oates, Whitney Avalon & Jonathan Hurley, Circus Box 21, Joe Dolce, Tony Goldmark, Steven Universe, and My Parents Favorite Music featuring Leslie Rising. Luke also tells some caricature ignorance stories and they read your comments. So give us a listen, and don't forget the horseradish now.

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  • KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS

Episode #15 - Raphaelyeah or Dislikalangelo?

General toon talk as the guys talk about Peabody and Sherman, the Michael Bay Ninja Turtles trailer, and much more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • THE FUNNY MUSIC PODCAST

Devo Spice and Luke Ski interview the artists who posted songs at the FuMP dot com over the past week. Recent episodes include:

Episode #201: Bill Shipper
Episode #202: Lauren Mayer, Jace McClain of Nuclear Bubble Wrap, "Blasted Bill" Putt, and Tyrone Kahn

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The FuMPcast is recorded live on Thursday nights at 9:00 pm CST on Dementia Radio. To listen live, just take whatever audio program you use to listen to streaming audio online (WinAmp, iTunes, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, etc.) and have it play the following address: http://dementiaradio.org:8027 . If you need more help tuning in, visit the Dementia Radio website, http://dementiaradio.org . Dementia Radio can also be heard on Roku.

  • KAHN MAN'S COMEDY CORNER

Join the great Luke Ski and TV's Kyle for a fun 2-part episode we recorded over a year ago in California! :D

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I'm happy to report that my howling-into-the-abyss-of-middle-age song "Fake Adult" hit #7 on "The Dr. Demento Show's" Top Ten for March 2014! Hooray! I'm not dead yet! That makes three Top Ten appearances in a row, making it the song with the most Top Ten appearances in 2014, and also the 3rd most requested song of the year!

If you'd like to hear him play the song again, and possibly make the Top Ten for May (and the Funny 25 at the end of 2014), you can REQUEST "FAKE ADULT" for "The Dr. Demento Show" at http://drdemento.com/request , and please include your e-mail address when you do so it counts towards the monthly Top Ten tabulations! As always, you can listen to the show every week at http://drdemento.com/online.html . I always do, and you should to. :)

You can download "Fake Adult" as an MP3 now for 99 cents at the FuMP, http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=1762 , or you can get it from my Bandcamp page in a variety of digital audio formats: http://lukeski.bandcamp.com/track/fake-adult

"Fake Adult" has also been at or near the top of the charts of the Mad Music Dementia Top 20 for the past 3 months! Thanks to everyone who's been voting! If you'd like to vote & listen, check out these links:

Please go register at the Mad Music Archive forums here:
http://www.madmusic.com/signup.aspx
Submit your weekly votes at the voting page here:
http://www.madmusic.com/top20voting.aspx
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http://www.madmusic.com/mmtop20.aspx

  • LUKE & CARRIE'S BAD RAPPORT

Episode #102 – Overreacting Is Your Jam

As much as I have been trying to stick with the new show format which would hopefully produce episodes that are about 90 minutes long with one third of that time being comedy music, some things just can't be covered quickly. One of those things is our annual coverage of MarsCon, which is our only topic of conversation in this almost 3-hour long episode. This year's MarsCon saw the return of Carrie Dahlby to the main stage for her own 30-minute concert, as well as Luke's first performances of "Fake Adult" and "Because Of Bob". Oh, and did we mention that Dr. Demento was there along with Meep Morp Studios, and that both Luke & Carrie were interviewed for the Dr. Demento documentary "Under The Smogberry Trees" which they are making? Yeah. That, and the whole rest of the weekend, was just incredible.

Among the MarsCon talk we have comedy tracks by Sparrow FolkTV's Kyle featuring Insane Ian and Austin AeschlimanYlvisDevo SpiceTina Fey & The MuppetsCarrie DahlbyT.J. Miller featuring Bo BurnhamPatton OswaltThe Confabulation Of Gentry, and Power Salad. So get comfortable and prepare to have your earholes filled with Luke Ski & Carrie Dahlby's recap of the epicness that was MarsCon 2014. Episode length: 2:57:59

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  • KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS

Episode #14 - Muppets From SPACESHIP!!!

This week, Kyle and Luke rave about "The Lego Movie" and "Muppets Most Wanted". We know that the latter isn’t a cartoon. Try to cope. Also, Luke indirectly calls Kyle a douche and Kyle finds it really funny. Balsa Wood count: 2

 

 

 

 

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  • THE FUNNY MUSIC PODCAST

Devo Spice and Luke Ski interview the artists who posted songs at the FuMP dot com over the past week. Recent episodes include:

Episode #199: TV's Kyle, Insane Ian, Tony Goldmark, & Eclectic Lee
Episode #200: Bonecage and Mikey Mason

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The 2014 Logan Awards are just over 2 months away. Soon the Jurors will have all submitted their picks for the funniest songs of 2013, and once our chair "Blasted Bill" Putt has tabulated the winners, it will be time for him to order the engraved 'Robot Cat" statuettes, and those things cost boku-bucks. That's why we've launched this Kickstarter, to pay for this year's Logan Awards statues, and if we hit that goal, even more to save up a 'battle chest' of funds to pay for future year's statues.

Some of the prizes for donating include: an album of live music recorded at Luke Ski's private Kickstarter party event "LukeSkiCon 2013", a video presentation of highlights of live comedy music performances performed at the first 3 "Logan Awards" ceremonies, a Logan Awards t-shirt, an appearance on the FuMPcast, custom made comedy songs and house concerts by Luke Ski, Devo Spice, Insane Ian, TV's Kyle, Worm Quartet, Power Salad, Carrie Dahlby, Phil Johnson, Tony Goldmark (song only), Eric Coleman and Steve Goodie (house concert only).

This Kickstarter ends on May 14th, so please donate today, and please share this with all your friends online who love comedy music!

Luke Ski has announced his new forthcoming "Scud: The Disposable Assassin" concept album, I Am The Scud, in honor of the independent comic book's 20th Anniversary on January 29, 2014. "Yes, it's being released late after the actual anniversary, but what good tribute concept album ever comes out when it was planned to?" said Luke as he carefully dusted his Scud action figure. This album will feature 24 tracks, one about each issue of the classic independent comic book, finishing with Luke's 2008 song "Scud" remixed to include his cover of the original 'Scud Rap' between the bridge and the third verse.

"Now I know what you're all going to say," Luke interjected as he turned on the Sega Saturn game. "What about the Drywall: Unzipped one-shot? That special issue has crucial plot points from the main storyline. Will that comic get it's own track? Well, I'm going to see if I can sneak that song onto the album by making it a hidden track, which you can only find by rewinding from the start point of Track 14, putting the track in its proper place chronologically between issues #13 and #14. But you all knew that. Surely you all have read the Scud Omnibus by now after me talking about how awesome it is after all these years. If you haven't, that would mean that I have completely failed as a promoter of awesome things, which, just can't be true... Can it?" Luke then curled up into a fetal position, rocking, drooling, and mumbling something about 'Dr. Lazer Rage'.

Originally appeared in the April Fool's Day edition of the FuMP Newsletter on April 1st, 2014