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WHAT IS WONDERFEST?

A weekend of wonder in Louisville!

WonderFest is a weekend of hobby escape that’s held every Summer in Louisville, Kentucky USA!

Now in its 31st year, WonderFest features movie special effects guests, the largest model contest in the U.S. for sci-fi, horror & comics-related subjects, model and toy dealers galore, and seminars to entertain and improve hobbyists of all ages!

It’s always held at our mothership, the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel, 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209.

MEET THE 2020 GUESTS

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SUZIE PLAKSON

SUZIE PLAKSON

Actress, Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek Voyager, Enterprise, Mad About You, Everybody Loves Raymond, Dinosaurs

MISTY ROSAS

MISTY ROSAS

Suit Performer: The Mandalorian, Actress, Stunts, Motion Capture, Singer, Songwriter

ALEC GILLIS

ALEC GILLIS

Special FX & Creature Design, Alien 3, Starship Troopers, Jurassic World, Tremors

PLAN YOUR WEEKEND

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Tickets

Sold at the door only.
Adults: $33 for 1-day, $48 for 2-days.
Ages 4 to 12: $12 for 1-day, $18 for 2-days
Age 3 and under free.
Ticket booth hours…

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Hotel & Restaurant

Special WonderFest room rates at the Crowne: $128 per night for up to 4 people! It’s convenient to stay in the show hotel with an award-winning restaurant
Reserve a room online…

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Louisville Attractions

Bring your family and take extra time to visit exciting tourism sites in and around Louisville. Go exploring the Bourbon Trails and more.
Fun in Louisville…

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THE AMAZING MODEL CONTEST

Greatest in the World for Imaginative Modelers!

The WonderFest “Amazing” Model Contest is focused on all types of science-fiction, horror and comics models. It’s the biggest contest of its type in America, and it’s fun to look at even if you don’t build models yourself!

The contest is sponsored by Amazing Figure Modeler magazine, which is providing a special $300 award for the Most Amazing Figure!

Entry Hours:  Saturday, May 30th, from 8 a.m. ’til Noon

  • $10.00 per first 2 models for adults, up to 8 additional entries free
  • $8.00 per first 2 models for teens, up to 8 add’l entries free (ages 13-19)
  • Free for ages 12 & under

With over 823 entries in 2019, it took up the entire ballroom and featured some of the best modeling we’ve ever seen.

MUST-SEE PROGRAMMING

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How-To Demos

All weekend! Learn techniques from other great modelers! Demos last from 30 minutes to an hour. Become a better modeler!
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Iron Modeler

Teams are given a “base model,” a big pile of parts, and 4 hours to build the craziest model with only what they’ve got. Best model & presentation wins!
More info…

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The Rondo Awards

5pm Saturday! Fandom’s only classic horror awards—decided by fans. Recognize the best in print, film, web, art, media, toys and models!
More info…

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Sunday Wrap Party

Sunday night at 7:30 celebrate the end of the show with exclusive programming! Optional a la carte food and cash bar.
More info…

HIGHLIGHTS FROM WONDERFEST 2018

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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

They help make this event possible!

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WONDERFEST LATEST NEWS

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5 days ago

WonderFest USA

NEW GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT
Suzie Plakson is more than just Worf's baby mama...she's an actress, singer, writer, and even sculptor! Or as she calls herself, a "Multimedia Artist at Large." You know they loved her at STAR TREK, as she played a Klingon (K’Ehleyr), a Vulcan (Lt. Selar), an Andorian (Tarah) and even a member of the egotistical Q Continuum!

But you've also seen her on lots of other shows, including MAD ABOUT YOU, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, and LOVE & WAR. She voiced several characters--including a brontosaurus real estate agent--on DINOSAURS. Suzie makes every character she plays distinctive and memorable. We're so excited she'll be joining us at WonderFest!

Read more about Suzie and WonderFest at https:/wonderfest.com/speaker/suzie-plakson
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NEW GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT
Suzie Plakson is more than just Worfs baby mama...shes an actress, singer, writer, and even sculptor! Or as she calls herself, a Multimedia Artist at Large. You know they loved her at STAR TREK, as she played a Klingon (K’Ehleyr), a Vulcan (Lt. Selar), an Andorian (Tarah) and even a member of the egotistical Q Continuum! 

But youve also seen her on lots of other shows, including MAD ABOUT YOU, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, and LOVE & WAR. She voiced several characters--including a brontosaurus real estate agent--on DINOSAURS. Suzie makes every character she plays distinctive and memorable. Were so excited shell be joining us at WonderFest!

Read more about Suzie and WonderFest at https:/wonderfest.com/speaker/suzie-plakson

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Wow, didn't realize she did all those characters in ST...

I first saw her in "Everybody Loves Raymond" when she played Robert's ex-wife, Joanne!

The early "Disney University" concept was never see characters out of role....thus the elaborate underground magic factory. It helped the brand for over 5 decades. Ummm, memo to ego selves...

She is also Q’s significant other! ❤️❤️❤️

She's WonderFull.

Oh she is a real beauty! I have always liked her.

I thought she was so hot as a Klingon!

I think she was on the tonite. 🤔

"Don't play the wounded Klingon for me, Duras, you don't do it very well."

Awesome!!!!!!

She was such a smartass to Worf.. loved it.

Yes! Yes! Yes!

No she was Warff’s Ex -wife? It was just one of those things! [They were to busy to start to be together in the same room!or house! With the jobs they had! ]

Erik Eric David may need to have a Klingon reunion!!!

Kenneth Koehl

Alan Seifert

Damn hot

The nice thing about Klingons is you can use their head as a washboard for your clothing.

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6 days ago

WonderFest USA

Tomorrow (Tuesday) we're announcing another new guest for 2020. Watch this space! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

WonderFest USA

Another all-day Friday workshop returning to WonderFest from our friends at Amazing Figure Modeler Magazine. This is a separately-ticketed event; see details below!Tired of double-fisted frustration when it comes to painting your model kits? Fear not Citizens, AFM’s “Modeling Boot Camp," a target specific painting clinic that presents an informative modeling curriculum is here to save the day! Featuring AFM’s very own Dave Prosser, you’re sure to improve your skills as he leads you step-by-step in demonstrating an arsenal of effective painting and finishing techniques. For more detailed class information, registration and payment options, please visit our website at: www.amazingfiguremodeler.com/classes
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Another all-day Friday workshop returning to WonderFest from our friends at Amazing Figure Modeler Magazine. This is a separately-ticketed event; see details below!

2 weeks ago

WonderFest USA

Black Heart is back for 2020 with a fantastic Friday workshop at WonderFest. This is a separately-ticketed event open to just 16 participants. Read on for details! ... See MoreSee Less

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