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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!

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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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Badger Air-Brush Co. & Black Heart Enterprises present...

Figure Artists Airbrush Asylum (FA3)
at WonderFest 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015, from 10am – 3pm

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Badger and Black Heart have sponsored or hosted nearly 20 modeling classes at horror and model kit conventions around the country over the last few years. This year, 2015, in addition to airbrushing and traditional model finishing, we are going to introduce participants to a painting medium that might be unfamiliar to many Garage Kit artists.

Headlining the class will be artist/designer/painter/sculptor Casey Love and Black Heart’s owner, George Stephenson, nearly 50 years of model design, production and finishing between them. Casey will be instructing and demonstrating flesh tones and other freaky effects. We’ll also be introducing participants to finishing and highlighting with metallic paint wax. We guarantee this will be like no other model finishing class you’ve ever taken. And you’ll have enough paint wax to last for years (the stuff keeps forever and a little goes a long way).

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A new bust to paint! Meet the beautiful Caracolillo...

Due to an unforeseen problem finish the originally-planned Giger Tribute bust, Black Heart has substituted a new 1:3 scale bust that is the first in their new line of subjects in that scale. The painting subject is called Caracolillo (pronounced Kara KoLEEya). She was sculpted and licensed by Abner Marin and was inspired by H.R. Giger, one of Abner’s idols. The finishing options are endless.

The class will run from 10am to 3pm on Friday May 29th.

The cost is $350 for OPTION A:

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Badger’s Velocity Airbrush with over-sized paint cup; Badger paint; a Badger compressor; Giger bust; two paint wax sets with assorted metallic colors; and 5 hours of instruction from headliners (and knowledgeable assistants, Mike “The Modeler” Reagan and Badger Air-Brush Co. owner, Ken Schlotfeldt).

The cost is $300 for OPTION B:

Everything in Option A listed above except the compressor.

Space in this class will be limited to 16 people. Paypal accepted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Contact George at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more info or to reserve your spot.

Space at FA3 at WonderFest 2015 is limited! So, sign up now!!

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