In only three years Go Media’s Weapons of Mass Creation has transitioned from a novel summer event to a staple festival for music, art, and design in Cleveland. While I have yet to attend the festival, the design community has been buzzing for months with anticipation. The August 16-18 weekend event boast over 40 bands along with 20 speakers and 20 designers. While the bands don’t interest me at all I am curious to see what some of their speakers have to say about design and arts  & culture.

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The question is, do you volunteer and gain free access to the event or pay the $75 for the weekend pass? In the past I have found that volunteering often makes it difficult to enjoy an event. I have made a point not to voluteer when for design events when I really want to hear a speaker because I’ve missed a lot of great presentations doing so. However a large part of WMC is music and many of the speakers topics are still TBA. I guess it’s just the cost to be in the scene.

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