WMC Fest 5 is HERE!
WMC Fest 5 is here! Take a look at our last minute reminders.
Hey all you creatives, Christmas came early this year! Thanks to all of our supporters, WMC Fest is entering its fifth year and we are so happy to be able to bring all of you together in one place right here in good ol’ Cleveland, Ohio. WMC Fest begins today, August 15, and is here to teach and entertain you until Sunday, August 17. This year’s speaker line-up is curated and hosted by WMC Alumni Margot Harrington, a Chicago-based designer and entrepreneur, and Stewart Scott Curran, designer and art director at CNN in San Francisco.
In addition to 3-day passes, we also offer daily tickets for your convenience. We’d love to spend all three days with you, but we understand a three-day vacation is not in the books for everyone. Take a look at our website to find out which workshop, speaker, or band you’re dying to see and reserve yourself a ticket. Nervous for a big job interview coming up? No worries – our Creative Job Hunt: Acing the Interview workshop is on Saturday from 3:15-4:15. In the mood for a comedy show? Grab a $10 ticket for Sunday’s closing event, presented by Chucklefck.com. View our daily schedule here.
We have 18 (yes, 18 bands in three days!) stellar bands lined up, coming from all genres. Friday night is action packed, beginning with the 2vs2 Break Battle and a rad concert line up featuring Mr. Gnome, Urbindex, Smoke Noises, the Commonwealth, Midnight Passenger and These Knees. We know, we know, we are too good to you guys! But, we just want the best for you.
The doors open at 10:30 am on Saturday, beginning with a WMC Fest Welcome. The day doesn’t come to a close until 11 pm so we have lots of time for friends, fun and activities!
Last year, our Ink Wars battle was super intense. In case you missed it, Ink Wars is a 60-minute black marker battle where 8 artists compete against each other to draw something based on a theme given at the time of the battle. The Ink Wars event is truly one-of-a-kind, and we are stoked to see what goes down on the battlefield during WMC Fest 5 on Saturday night.
Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi, of Sonnenzimmer in Chicago, kicks off the Saturday speakers at 11:15 am. Then, head over to Go Media’s Portfolio Review and Advice at 12:15 pm or the Good Times and Collaboration workshop. Don’t miss out on Dolfish’s performace at 1 pm!
What do we have in store for you on Sunday? Let’s start by chatting it up with serial entrepreneur and iLTHY founder Kumar Arora at 11 am. During What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up, explore how people find their passion and juggle multiple projects. Go Media will be in the same spot at 12:15 for anyone who would like a portfolio review and advice – take advantage of this! The second day of the 2-day Good Times and Collaboration workshop takes off at 12:15. Don’t think we left the last day light on workshops, bands and speakers. It ain’t called Sunday Funday for nothin’!
Cheers to WMC Fest, and to you all!