Friday, March 5, 2010

Awesomefest Tumblr

This is going to be the place to get weekly updates as well as hear new Dirty-Harry-themed songs. Check it.

Friday, February 26, 2010


I hope everyone is having a good year so far. I just wanted to update you on a few things.

The first is that Awesomefest will be held at the Wild Goose Creative again. The date will most likely be around mid-August. I will let you know as soon as we have a concrete date lined up.

Second, Colin of Hard Labor design is hard at work on this years Dirty Harry-themed shirt. Don't know about you but I am super excited to see what he comes up with. Keep checking in over the next couple weeks for a preview of the shirt.

And finally, my friend Shawn gave me the heads up about a charity ride that is raising money to build fresh water wells in Kenya, so if you have an itch to help out or just to get back in the saddle again, chek em out here.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Buy More Shirts!

We now have an online shop where you can buy your own Awesomefest 2009 official tee! Visit our store here: Awesomefest 2009 Official Tee tee by awesomefest. Available from

These are a bit different than the originals. There is no sponsor list on the back and these aren't oversize screens (the official tees are still available in LG and X-LG for a limited time through the Paypal store). But they are still gorgeous thanks to the amazing design work by Colin Rigsby of Hard Labor. You can order mens, girls, and children tees as well as onesies! Each shirt sold gives $10 to Asia's Hope so buy a few. They will make great gifts for sure.


Monday, August 17, 2009

Post Fest

I just want to begin by thanking all our sponsors. Thanks to the kind donations from Seagull Bags, Roll, Paradise Garage, Cafe Brioso, Midwest Photo, Drexel Theaters, Starbucks, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Hard Labor shirt design, Element, Spindle Studios and Wild Goose Creative we had a great year! And as for the money we raised for Asia's Hope, we may pass the $2,000 mark after we sell off the rest of our shirt supply! That said, buy more shirts! I am ordering more smalls and mediums as they went much quicker than I anticipated. They will be in stock in about two weeks or so. We currently have large and x-large shirts.

We had 45 people come out this year! This is a BIG jump from last years 18. The gold medal goes to the trio who came all the way from New York. The silver medal goes to our new friends from Pittsburgh. We also had people come from all over Ohio including Kent, Cleveland and Cincinnati. It is so cool to see how people are embracing this fest!

The rides went well despite us being pulled over by Worthington Police. Yes, that's right. They pulled over all 45 of us. After a brief public service announcement by the kind and forgiving officers (they just didn't want to have to scrape any of us off the road, understandably so) we were on the way.

The films started off with a bang with the first Jaws film. They limped on with 2, 3 and 4 (bad, BAD sequels). The tattooing also went GREAT thanks to all the kind folks at Evolved. They had seven artists on deck to ink us. They tattooed over 15 of us and had us wrapped up in about 3-4 hours!

The afternoon was filled out with bike polo. Minus a few scrapes everyone had a good time. Thank you to Caleb and David for heading up that part of the day. And lastly, Rad Dog hot dog cart hooked us up with a fantastic dinner. Thanks Tawd!

I will have a video of the days events edited and posted in the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled for that. And start getting your Awesome recharged for next year. DIRTY HARRY is coming for Ohio in 2010.


Monday, August 3, 2009

Final Updates

First I would like to wish you all a happy Shark Week. It is pretty cool that Awesomefest is happening at the end of it! What a way to cap off the best week of the year.

It looks like we are going to have an amazing turnout this year. We could have anywhere from 30-50 people coming. That said, we need you to register as soon as you can so we know how much food to get and so the tattoo artists know how many people to expect. We will allow registration at the door but we can only allow so many people due to space. I have only had 26 people register so far. The other reason to register before Saturday is that you will save money. Registration will be $40 at the door.

Also, bring your IDs (for the tattoos) and bring your helmets. The bike route we will be taking will be on the road with traffic. For the most part it will be in quiet sections but we will be on busy roads for a couple miles. Also, for the bike polo section of the olympics, helmets are required.

Finally, remember to bring money for the auctions. We will have stuff from Midwest Photo Exchange now as well in addition to donations from Roll, Paradise Garage, Drexel Theater, Cafe Brioso and Seagull Bags. Awesome! And we will have some extra Awesomefest 2009 shirts for sale (in limited supply) if you need an awesome gift for a family member or friend.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Drexel, PBR and Cable TV.. Oh My!!!

We are about a week away and we are still growing in awesomeness. Tonight my interview with WDEM cable channel 17 will air at 10 pm. You can watch it on their website here.

Secondly, Pabst Blue Ribbon has decided to sponsor our humble marathon of awesomeness with free beer! That's right. Thank you Bob Miller, PBR rep, extraordinaire.

Third, Jeff Frank, president of the Drexel Theaters, contacted me asking if we would like a bunch of movie passes, shirts, posters, etc? Hell yes we do! If it wasn't for Mr. Marathon himself and the name he built for himself and the Drexel Theaters, Awesomefest wouldn't exist. I have been attending their 24 hour Sci-Fi marathons since 1997.

Finally, the shirts have arrived so order your extra shirts today as they are going QUICK.

See you guys in 9 days!