Next ‘Fest: May 30-31, 2020 | Crowne Plaza Louisville Hotel
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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 2019 GUESTS
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Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Author, Teacher
Actress: Lost in Space, Man from U.N.C.L.E, Murphy Brown
Actor: Godzilla: Final Wars, Miami Vice, Public Enemies
Sculptor, Automata Creator
Concept Artist, Visual Effects, Art Direction
Makeup/Effects: Walking Dead, The Tick, SNL
Comic Artist: Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man, Return of Wolverine
Actor, Writer, Animator, Producer, Director
Paleo Artist & Production Design, Return of the Living Dead
Propmaker: Altered Carbon, Deadpool 2, Star Trek Beyond
Designer-Illustrator: Battlestar Galactica, Droids, Firestorm
PLAN YOUR WEEKEND
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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.
WEEKEND SCHEDULE (TENTATIVE)
MAY 31 & JUNE 1-2, 2019
|1||Amazing Figure Modeler's Model Boot Camp||9A-5P||Russell Room|
|2||Badger / Black Heart Model Finishing Class||10A-4P||Trimble Room|
|3||Garage Kits.US Colors Paintfest||9A-4P||Perry Room|
|4||TAG Team / Iwata Sci-Fi Modeling School||9A-4P||Madison|
|5||Friday Night Welcome Party||7P-9P||Main Hallway|
|6||Friday Night Frights||10P-?||Theater B|
|1||DEALER ROOMS OPEN||10A-5P||Dealer A & B|
|2||HOW-TO DEMOS||11A-5P||Elliott, Franklin, Grant|
|3||GUEST TALKS||10A-4:30P||Theaters A & B|
|6||RONDO AWARDS||5P-7P||Theater A|
|7||CHILLER CINEMA LIVE||7:30P-11:30P||Theater B|
|8||RoboCon at WonderFest||10AM-5PM||Dealer A|
|9||Make & Take||11AM-1PM, 2PM-4PM||Elliott Room|