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  • After-Hours Events
    The fun continues After-Hours with screenings and live horror hosts!
  • Make & Take for Kids
    Kids age 16 and under can learn how to build a model and keep it in our Make & Take.
  • 2016 List of Dealers
    Two incredible Dealer's Rooms for collectible models, toys, posters, and more!

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What is WonderFest?

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A weekend of hobby fun!

S-F, horror & anime models are celebrated in Louisville!   WonderFest is THE annual expo for model and toy collectors of s-f,  horror & comics subjects--especially plastic kits & garage kits. 

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PAY for Admission

At the door. No credit cards.

Adults: $25 for a single-day ticket, $33 for a 2-day ticket. Early Bird and children's tickets are available. Booth opens Friday at 5 pm, Sat. at 7:30 am.

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Our discounted room block rate at the Crowne Plaza Airport covers June 1-6 (Wednesday thru Sunday), so come in a bit early or stay over and still get our $119 per night rate for up to 4 persons.

Hotel Info

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ENTER the Contest

Entry Fees:
$9 per first 2 models for adults, up to 8 additional entries free;
$7 per first 2 models for teens, up to 8 add'l entries free (ages 13-19).
Free for ages 12 & under!

Entry Info

Demos run all weekend long

WonderFest continues our commitment to the art of model making with an expanded demo lineup! Tracks include FIGURE modeling, HARDWARE modeling, and COMPUTER modeling.

Learn techniques from the hobby's most accomplished modelers

We've picked some of the best builders to share specific tips and tricks. Talks last from 30 minutes to an hour (or even two), and focus on major modeling topics and skills demonstrations. Some allow the viewers to try the techniques shown. Video assist is used in most demos so that everyone can see.

A schedule of the daily demos will be published on this website and will be in the Pocket Program book.

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At the end of the show, don't miss...

Club WTF!

The Post-WonderFest Bash!

7:30pm Sunday Night  — Tickets are only $7 per person!

Buy tickets at the ADMISSIONS booth all weekend long, and at the door.

It's the perfect capper to a fun WonderFest weekend. Come celebrate on Sunday evening as another ‘Fest bites the dust. Held in our Club WTF! (WonderFest True Fans) ballroom, set phasers to 'relax.'

Purchase food and drink a la carte, enjoy a cash bar, exclusive videos and presentations. It's an evening full of surprises and tributes to our special guests. Don't miss it!

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WonderFest Latest News

Next WonderFest: June 4-5, 2016!
The Weekend AFTER Memorial Day!

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Download a PDF of the Pocket Guide.

Print the daily schedule before you get to Louisville.

5/23/15: Every WonderFest attendee needs a Pocket Guide! It's a small, purple brochure with the dealer room directory and the full grid of all program times and days. To make it easier on our traveling friends, here is a printable PDF of just the schedule parts that you can download. The full Guide will be at the show on Friday.

Click this link to download the PDF.

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JUST ANNOUNCED:  Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero returns to the 'Fest!

Greg breaks from filming to say hello to WonderFest!

5/8/15: We're thrilled-- and just a little bit scared-- to announce the return of WonderFest alumni/The Walking Dead exec producer/director Greg Nicotero for 2015! Greg's been in super-high demand for the past five years due to his creative input and directorial duties on the most successful cable series of all time. He's already warned us that he cannot talk about the two Walking Dead shows currently in production—NO SPOILERS—but that doesn't mean there won't be LOTS to talk about!

Read more on our GUESTS page.

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Celebrate 50 years of Lost in Space with Judy Robinson herself, Marta Kristen!

A Valentine's Day announcement to warm any fan's heart!

2/14/15: We can't believe it's been 11 years since the delightful Marta Kristen last visited the 'Fest! We've been 'lost' without her, but thanks to sponsor CultTVman, she's back! Marta has appeared in dozens of TV shows and movies, such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Beach Blanket Bingo, Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mannix, Murphy Brown, and even the Lost in Space movie in 1998. Don't miss the chance to meet one of our nicest guests--and take advantage of our Lost in Space photo op.

Read more on our GUESTS page.

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Welcome back Artist-Producer-Director-Writer-Actor Frank Dietz!

The Benevolent Monster returns!

1/18/15: It's a delight to welcome back the multi-talented Frank Dietz! He's a founding member of the Damn Dirty Geeks podcast, co-owner of Benevolent Monster Productions (with past guest Trish Geiger), and author/artist of the upcoming book Sketchy Things: The Art of Frank Dietz. The Beast Wishes documentary about Bob and Kathy Burns that he and Trish cooked up was fantastic...and now we can look forward to seeing...

Read more on our GUESTS page.

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Welcome cast & crew from a Star Trek webseries!

Plus a special screening of their latest episode, Mind Sifter!

1/18/15: Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II is an award-winning independent webseries that produces new episodes of Classic Star Trek. As a special treat, we've invited cast and crew from this excellent fan effort:

  • Brandon Stacy - "Mr. Spock," Sat-Sun.
  • Robert Withrow - "Admiral Withrow," Late afternoon Sat, Sun.
  • Clay Sayre - "Kor", "Ferengi Commander," Sat-Sun.
  • Dale Morton - "Dale Morton Studios," Makeup, sculpture, props, Sat-Sun.
  • Jeff Barklage - Cinema-photographer "Mind-Sifter"
  • Shawn Tabor - Assistant Property Master

On Sunday we'll have a special screening of their latest episode, Mind Sifter, followed by a panel discussion with the group.

Read more on our GUESTS page.

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Christmas guest announcement: Victoria Price!

She's a designer & author with a very famous dad!

12/22/14: Price and Karloff reunite at WonderFest, as Victoria Price, daughter of Vincent Price, joins Sara Karloff as we celebrate two legends of fantasy & horror cinema! Victoria is a designer, art consultant, author, and public speaker. She wrote the critically-acclaimed Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography in 1999. It's a real honor to welcome her to WonderFest!

Read more on our GUESTS page.

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Exciting Black Friday guest announcements.

We pulled some strings to get filmmaker Jamie Anderson!

11/28/14: Please welcome Jamie Anderson, who is coming in from England for his first WonderFest! Most WonderFesters know the name Gerry Anderson, creator of Thunderbirds, Supercar, Fireball XL-5, Space 1999 and Captain Scarlet. They are television adventure programs with a difference: Most starred marionettes and were filmed using brilliant miniatures.Sadly, Gerry died in 2012, but Jamie is using crowd-sourcing to develop some of his father's unproduced ideas, like Firestorm.

We're also welcoming back concept designer Eric Chu, who's working on Firestorm with Jamie and should have some great stories to tell..

And we're delighted that Kenny Palkow, the incredible master prop-maker, will be back as well. Kenny's been working on the new hit TV series The Flash!

These guests are joining previously announced Sara Karloff, Mark Cantrell, and Andy Pearson.

Read more on our GUESTS page.

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The Amazing Model Contest winners list is now online.

With a record 668 entries, 2014 was HUGE!

6/6/14: The full list of winners for the Amazing Model Contest at WonderFest 2014 is now up. Sponsored by Amazing Figure Modeler magazine, with special awards by more than a dozen other sponsors, the contest is always the centerpiece of WonderFest. It represents the best our hobby has to offer.

Find the complete list of award winners here.

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