Press Coverage

2019

THE WASTELANDERS BALL 2019:
Bleedingcool.com: we-witnessed-wastelanders-ball

2018

LOS ANGELES CHANNEL 11 NEWS:

LA Weekly Wasteland Weekend Rages in the Face of Armageddon (September 2018)

https://www.laweekly.com/arts/wasteland-weekend-rages-in-the-face-of-armageddon-9896100

BleedingCool Wasteland Weekend 2018: Witness This Gallery From The Apocalypse (September 2018)

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/09/28/wasteland-weekend-2018-witness-this-gallery-from-the-apocalypse/

Daily Mail (UK) Mad Max meets Burning Man: Thousands of people in hand-crafted costumes gather for post-apocalypse festival ‘beyond the grip of so-called civilization’ in California’s Mojave Desert (September 2018)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6282699/Mad-Max-meets-Burning-Man-Awesome-photos-post-apocalypse-style-Wasteland-Weekend.html

The Sun (UK) GETTING WASTED Inside Weekend Wasteland – the world’s craziest music festival that mixes a Burning Man-style desert party with Mad Max (October 2018)

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7521327/weekend-wasteland-music-festival-burning-man-style-party-mad-max/

Mother Jones At a Desert Festival, Costumed Campers Show Off Their Apocalypse Survival Skills (October 2018)

https://www.motherjones.com/media/2018/10/wasteland-weekend-mojave-desert-mad-max-apocalypse/

Mirror (UK) Wasteland Weekend festival brings Mad Max to life in post-apocalyptic world (October 2018)

https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/usa-canada/wasteland-weekend-festival-brings-mad-13505887

France 24 (France) Post-apocalypse now: the end of the world at the movies (March 2018)

https://www.france24.com/en/20180703-post-apocalypse-now-end-world-movies

The Mice Time (Asia) Wasteland Weekend: wild-festival in the desert (October 2018)

http://micetimes.asia/wasteland-weekend-wild-festival-in-the-desert-photo/

Style Out There Mad Max Fanatics Have Created a Burning Man of their Own (March 2018)

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/post-apocalyptic-clothing-dystopian-fashion-trend

2017

GeekxGirls Wastelanders Ball – Geek Girls Review (March 2017)

http://geekxgirls.com/article.php?ID=8384

GeekxGirls Wasteland Weekend 2017 – Geek Girls review (October 2017)

http://geekxgirls.com/article.php?ID=9106

Spectrum News Wasteland Temporarily Transforms Desert into World’s End (Sept 2017)

http://spectrumlocalnews.com/ca/antelope-valley/news/2017/09/29/wasteland-temporarily-transforms-desert-into-world-s-end

Digimapps Wasteland Weekend is Basically Mad Max IRL (Oct 2017)

https://www.digimapps.com/wasteland-weekend/

Thrillist This Ridiculous Desert Festival is Basically a Mashup of Burning Man and ‘Mad Max’ (September 2017)

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/wasteland-weekend-in-mojave-desert-celebrates-post-apocalyptic-cosplay

LifeOutThere Wasteland 101 (Sept 2017)

http://www.lifeoutthere.co.uk/2017/09/09/wasteland-weekend-101/

2016

LA WEEKLY:  Postapocalyptic Partiers Get Dirty in the Desert at Wasteland Weekend 2016

GREAT BIG STORY:  Wasteland Weekend Is the Real Life ‘Mad Max’

UPROXX:  MAD MAX in RL? APOCALYPTIC WASTELAND WEEKEND

UPROXX:  Finding Equality in the APOCALYPTIC MAD MAX WASTELAND WEEKEND

NerdCaliber Wasteland Weekend 2016 is a Wonderland of Fun  (Oct 2016)

http://www.nerdcaliber.com/wasteland-weekend-2016-wonderland-fun/

ComicBooked.com Wasteland Weekend 2016 (Oct 2016)

https://comicbooked.com/wasteland-weekend-2016/

G33k-HQ Event Review: Wasteland Weekend 2016 (Oct 2016)

http://www.g33k-hq.com/culture/event-review-wasteland-weekend-2016/

Great Big Story: Mad Max meets Burning Man: Welcome to Wasteland (Oct 2016)

https://www.greatbigstory.com/stories/welcome-to-the-mad-max-of-weekend-festivals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQDTRG__Dg0

Sydney Morning Herald Wasteland Festival draws record crowd thanks to George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road (Oct 2016)

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/wasteland-festival-draws-record-crowd-thanks-to-george-millers-mad-max-fury-road-20161003-grtj88.html

Wired.com Wasteland: The Mad Max Festival that Makes Burning Man Look Lame(Sept 2016)

https://www.wired.com/2016/09/wasteland-mad-max-festival-makes-burning-man-look-lame/?mbid=social_fb#slide-1

Las Vegas Review Journal Wasteland Weekend brings ‘Mad Max’ to the Mojave Desert (Sept 2016)

https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/arts-culture/wasteland-weekend-brings-mad-max-to-the-mojave-desert-photos/

Maxim The ‘Mad Max’-Inspired Wasteland Weekend is our Favorite Apocalyptic Party (Sept 2016)

https://www.maxim.com/entertainment/wasteland-weekend-mojave-2016-9

ABC News – Australia Mad Max: Thousands of road warriors converge for Wasteland Weekend (Sept 2016)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-23/max-max-wasteland-weekend/7873098

LA Weekly

http://www.laweekly.com/slideshow/postapocalyptic-partiers-get-dirty-in-the-desert-at-wasteland-weekend-2016-7427993

Uproxx:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdUEOup5eOk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vfLt6oD2gM

KCET Wasteland Weekend, An Immersive Post-Apocalyptic Experience (October 2016)

https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/wasteland-weekend-california-city-post-apocalyptic-festival-cars-costumes

NY Daily News Revelers flock to Wasteland Weekend, a post-apocalyptic desert festival (September 2016) (Gallery)

https://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/wasteland-weekend-post-apocalyptic-desert-festival-gallery-1.2803754

2015

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  ‘Mad Max’ Fans Await Sequel

BLASTR:  Mad Max Fans Have Their Own Burning Man – and It’s Awesome

Telegraph (UK) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/howaboutthat/11896265/Mad-Max-craze-California-hosts-post-apocalyptic-Wasteland-Weekend-event.html?frame=3456020

Alex Cullen’s favourite story of 2016  (Dec 2016) (Sunday Night){Australian show on Ch. 7] (coverage is of the 2015 event)

https://au.tv.yahoo.com/plus7/sunday-night/features/a/33617648/alex-cullen-s-favourite-story-of-2016/#page1


Wall Street Journal ‘Mad Max’ Films Come to Life at Wasteland Weekend (May 2015) (Video) https://www.wsj.com/video/mad-max-films-come-to-life-at-wasteland-weekend/9FE44D98-3657-4337-87A8-7B69776EFFC3.html

2014

DWEEBCAST:  Ultimate Wasteland Weekend Travel Guide

DWEEBCAST:  Cars From Wasteland Weekend

LA WEEKLY:  A Cosplay Rumble in the Desert

JEFF VAILLANCOURT:  2014 Wasteland Weekend

2013

LA WEEKLY: How Did This Post-Apocalyptic Convention Become So Romantic?

LA WEEKLY: Post-Apocalyptic Cosplay at Wasteland Weekend

GEEKxGIRLS: Wasteland Weekend 2013

JEFF VAILLANCOURT:  2013 Wasteland Weekend

2012

Post-event Coverage

Broadcast

G4TV:  Candace Bailey at Wasteland Weekend

Internet

CNN iREPORT:  Wasteland Weekend: The end of the world… temporarily

LA WEEKLY:  10 Awesome Cars of Wasteland Weekend

LA WEEKLY:  Wasteland Weekend

OC WEEKLY:  Wasteland Weekend: A Mad Max Party in the Desert

MURDER MOTELS:  Wasteland Weekend: Murder Motels Doesn’t Need Another Hero

CRAVEN GAMES:  Total Immersion at Wasteland Weekend

GEEKxGIRLS:  Wasteland Weekend 2012

JEFF VAILLANCOURT:  2012 Wasteland Weekend

Pre-event Coverage

Internet

LA WEEKLY:  Oh the Places You’ll Go (Instead of Burning Man)

RENROBOT:  “Mad Max” Trilogy Screening

2011

Post-event Coverage

Print

LOADED MAGAZINE UK:  Something for the Bleak-End

Internet

WIRED:  Mad Max Fans Hit the Desert for Apocalyptic Weekend

LA WEEKLY:  Wasteland Weekend: It’s My Apocalypse and I’ll Party if I Want To

FUTURO FINALE 2088:  Wasteland Weekend 2011

Pre-event Coverage

Internet

IO9:  Wasteland Weekend

LAUGHING SQUID:  Wasteland Weekend, A Mad Max Inspired Event in the Mojave Desert

RENROBOT:  Wasteland Weekend

2010

2010 Post-event Coverage

Broadcast

Internet

IO9:  Three Days of Mad Max-Style Mayhem

2010 Pre-event Coverage

Internet

SD READER:  Wasteland Weekend

IO9:  This year’s greatest desert festival is a three-day Mad Max reenactment!

TECHNOCCULT:  Wasteland Weekend

SCI FI SQUAD:  ‘Mad Max’ Meets Burning Man at the Wasteland Weekend

STREET LEGAL TV:  Mojave Mayhem Celebrates Mad Max

GFBR ROBOT:  Ever wanted to LARP Mad Max? Wasteland Weekend is calling your name.

Print

Sci Fi Magazine, December 2010

Radio

Interview on Triple M radio in Australia