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  • After-Hours Events
    The fun continues After-Hours with screenings and live horror hosts!
  • 2017 List of Dealers
    Two incredible Dealer's Rooms for collectible models, toys, posters, and more!
  • Make & Take for Kids
    Kids age 16 and under can learn how to build a model and keep it in our Make & Take.

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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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RESERVE Your Room

Our discounted room block rate at the Crowne Plaza Airport covers May 31-June 5 (Wednesday thru Sunday), so come in a bit early or stay over and still get our $121 per night rate for up to 4 persons.

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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!

Sunday Night Post-WonderFest Bash

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

We have a very special event in the works, plus we'll relax and socialize, with the traditional pay-as-you go food menu and cash bar. Buy tickets at the ADMISSIONS booth all weekend long, and at the door.

It's the perfect capper to a fun WonderFest weekend. Held in our Club WTF! (WonderFest True Fans) ballroom, set phasers to 'relax.' It's an evening full of surprises and tributes to our special guests. Don't miss it!

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Badger/Black Heart Model Finishing Class

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The Badger/Black Heart Airbrushing and Model Finishing Class at WonderFest 2016

Friday, June 3rd, 2016, from 10am – 4pm

Headlining the class will be veteran instructors Jeff Camp and Gordon Oberman with assistance from Badger owner Ken Schlotfeldt and Black Heart’s George Stephenson.

Black Heart Angel

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

This year’s class will feature the debut of a brand new 1:2 scale bust, Abner Marin’s Angel, which stands twelve inches tall. The class will also include metallic paint wax, Badger’s Minitaire paint, and Badger airbrushes and compressors.

Participation will be limited to 16 students.

The class offers two options:

The cost is $375 for OPTION A:

Option A includes the Angel bust, a Badger airbrush (model to be determined) and compressor, Minitaire paint, a set of paint waxes and other finishing supplies, and 5 hours of airbrushing and painting instruction.

The cost is $325 for OPTION B:

Option B includes everything in Option A listed above except the compressor.

To register, choose your package and send payment via PayPal to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please choose the Friends/Family option to spare us a few bucks. To pay via credit card, call George at 651 324-8302.

If you have questions, contact George at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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