Stop Everything & Save the Date for WMC Fest 5!

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Weapons of Mass Creation Fest celebrates its fifth year with a new national team!

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Rapidly growing midwestern art, design, and music festival celebrates its fifth year Cleveland’s Gordon Square neighborhood, on August 15-17, 2014

CLEVELAND, February 4, 2014 — Running headstrong from the success of 2013, Go Media’s Weapons of Mass Creation Fest (WMC Fest) is pleased to officially announce WMC Fest 5 returning to Cleveland in August this year!

This year WMC has added new team members to its roster including former WMC speakers Margot Harrington, (Graphic Artist/Entrepreneur, Pitch Design Union, Chicago) and Stewart Curran, (Art Director, CNN, San Francisco) who share duties in curating the phenomenal WMC Speaker Series. In addition to the new team members, Todd Gauman will be returning for his third year as WMC’s Event Director.

Welcome Margot!

Welcome Margot!

Jeff Finley, founder of WMC is excited for the new changes to the WMC Team. “It shows us that WMC is not just a local curiosity, but a national movement built by creative dreamers and doers across the country. We want to continue to showcase a diverse lineup of inspiring speakers and artists so we all can share and learn from each other.”

Welcome Stewart!

Welcome Stewart!

Margot is excited to be joining the WMC Team along with Stewart as they start to put together an incredible lineup; “Stewart and I will be sharing the role of curating the speaker line-up, as well as emceeing during the festival. We plan to push the conference’s format by integrating a greater degree of multi-media content and formats, along with the usual range of creative voices. Diversity continues to remain our biggest focus as well as keeping the festival as accessible as possible. We are so thrilled and can’t wait to show WMC what we are working on!”

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Jeff Finley sits down with Adventures in Design podcast at WMC 4. Photo credit: Caroline Moore

In addition to new team members, WMC will be reformatting some of the very popular programming to make the speakers, art, and music more integrated than ever before with 20 Speakers, 20 nationally featured artists, and 20 bands! There will be a greater offering of breakout sessions, workshops, and more! The grand Cleveland Public Theatre in the Gordon Square Arts District of Cleveland, Ohio will once again be the venue for Weapons of Mass Creation. savethedate2014

WMC Fest 5 at-a-glance


August 15-17, 2014


Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio


20 speakers, 20 designers in a gallery show, 20 bands

About Weapons of Mass Creation Fest:

Now in its fifth year, Weapons of Mass Creation Fest (WMC Fest) is the premier art, design, and music event in the Midwest. Its goal is to inspire and enable the creative mind and will feature 20 speakers, 20 designers, and 20 bands over the course of one weekend. Creative professionals, entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, students, and fans will gather to learn, get inspired, collaborate, network, and celebrate their passion for art, design, music, and entrepreneurship. Speakers, gallerists, and bands are renowned both regionally and nationally, and come to Cleveland from popular creative hubs like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. WMC Fest has seen attendance double each year since its 2010 debut, with more than 1,500 packing event venues in 2013.

WMC Fest 2013

Photo credit: Caroline Moore

About Cleveland Public Theatre:

Founded in 1981, the nationally recognized Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is a fixture of the Gordon Square arts district and the city’s leading stage for groundbreaking new theatre. Since its founding, CPT has grown from a volunteer artist-driven organization with an annual budget of $5,000, to a vital member of the national arts community with a budget of one million dollars, a staff of dedicated professionals, and multiple performance facilities. CPT’s mission is to develop new, adventurous work, nurturing Northeastern Ohio artists — particularly those whose work is inventive, intelligent, and socially conscious. Their acclaimed education programs engage underserved communities in devising new works that speak to contemporary issues, and empower participants to work for positive change in the community.

About Go Media:

Go Media, located in Cleveland, Ohio, offers design services, products, and knowledge for clients who seek unexpected and compelling visual communications. Founded in 2003 by William Beachy and Wilson Revehl, Go Media now houses a team of artists, programmers, and strategists who practice the art of communication. Go Media works with brands who have a passion for smart design, bold creativity, and meaningful ideas. The company is active in building thriving creative communities online through educational content hubs, and via events including Weapons of Mass Creation Fest and On the Map.

For WMC General Media Information please contact Jeff Finley, / 216-939-0000 x227

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Check out last year’s speaker videos: WMC Fest 4 Speaker Videos Release 5 New Speaker Videos Released

About the Author, Go Media Inc.

Go Media Inc.

Go Media is a Cleveland based website design, graphic design and creative branding firm. We are also behind WMC Fest, the Arsenal, Mockup Everything and others. We foster creativity throughout Cleveland and the World. We are Weapons of Mass Creation.

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