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Next ‘Fest: June 5-6, 2021 | Crowne Plaza Louisville Hotel

Yes we're back! June 5-6. 2021

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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.
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Hotel & Restaurant

Special WonderFest room rates at the Crowne: $132 per night for up to 4 people! It’s convenient to stay in the show hotel with an award-winning restaurant
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COVID-19 Precautions

For the safety of all in attendance, face masks will be required in all convention areas, plus state and CDC guidelines at the time of the event will be followed.
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MEET THE 2021 GUESTS

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CHASE MASTERSON

CHASE MASTERSON

Actress, vocalist, Deep Space Nine, The Flash, co-founder Pop Culture Hero Coalition

GREG NICOTERO

GREG NICOTERO

Director, Producer, Makeup, Creepshow, Walking Dead, Evil Dead

KIRK THATCHER

KIRK THATCHER

Writer, Director, Producer: Star Trek, Jedi, Muppets, Dinosaurs

MARTA KRISTEN

MARTA KRISTEN

Actress: Lost in Space, Man from U.N.C.L.E, Murphy Brown

SAM IRVIN

SAM IRVIN

Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Author, Teacher

DAREN DOCHTERMAN

DAREN DOCHTERMAN

Concept Artist, Visual Effects, Art Direction

FRANK DIETZ

FRANK DIETZ

Actor, Writer, Animator, Producer, Director: Creepshow, I Hate Kids, Mary Poppins Returns

JOHN EAVES

JOHN EAVES

Production Illustrator, Star Trek, Marvel

BILL DIAMOND

BILL DIAMOND

Producing, directing, puppeteering

MARK MADDOX

MARK MADDOX

Rondo-Winning Artist, HorrorHound Magazine, Little Shoppe of Horrors

WILLIAM STOUT

WILLIAM STOUT

Paleo Artist & Production Design, Return of the Living Dead

RICK STERNBACH

RICK STERNBACH

Designer, Star Trek TMP, Voyager, DS9, Last Starfighter

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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, June 5th, 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!
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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!
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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.
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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.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

They help make this event possible!

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WONDERFEST LATEST NEWS

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2 days ago
WonderFest USA

GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT
CHASE MASTERSON is best known for playing “Leeta” five years on STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE, and has the title role of the DOCTOR WHO BIG FINISH audio spin-off VIENNA, currently in Season Four. Fans of CW's THE FLASH know her as Sherry. Mel Brooks cast Chase in her first role in ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS; Chase's list of film leads and TV guest stars includes ROBOTECH: THE SHADOW CHRONICLES, SyFy's TERMINAL INVASION, SLIDERS, and a lead in the critically acclaimed film noir, YESTERDAY WAS A LIE, released by eOne. Listed in AOL's "10 Sexiest Aliens on TV" among other titles, Chase is also a vocal recording artist, singing worldwide. She's an activist and co-founder of the Pop Culture Hero Coalition.
Chase's appearance is sponsored by CultTVman.
Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfest2021 #chasemasterson #DS9 #wonderfesthobbyexpo
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GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT
CHASE MASTERSON is best known for playing “Leeta” five years on STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE, and has the title role of the DOCTOR WHO BIG FINISH audio spin-off VIENNA, currently in Season Four. Fans of CWs THE FLASH know her as Sherry. Mel Brooks cast Chase in her first role in ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS; Chases list of film leads and TV guest stars includes ROBOTECH: THE SHADOW CHRONICLES, SyFys TERMINAL INVASION, SLIDERS, and a lead in the critically acclaimed film noir, YESTERDAY WAS A LIE, released by eOne. Listed in AOLs 10 Sexiest Aliens on TV among other titles, Chase is also a vocal recording artist, singing worldwide. Shes an activist and co-founder of the Pop Culture Hero Coalition.
Chases appearance is sponsored by CultTVman.
Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfest2021 #chasemasterson #DS9  #wonderfesthobbyexpo

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Oh yippie. Can not wait. I am definitely getting her autograph.

I got her's maybe 25 years ago at a con in STL. I wish I could be there to have her sign it again.

Awesome 👍

4 days ago
WonderFest USA

May the 4th be with you! We aren't quite ready to unleash our schedule of Star Wars model kit releases, but we found it serendipitous that we received the first 3D review file for our first all-new Star Wars model kit on this special day. And it looks AMAZING! We just wish we could share it with you...
But don't turn to the Dark Side yet. If all goes as planned we will be able to reveal it at the annual WonderFest USA the first weekend in June. We aren't sure what to expect at this year's show, But you can expect some big announcements from Round 2 models!
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Hey Round 2. We expect to have a great show!

Live long and prosper!

4 days ago
WonderFest USA

GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT
Busiest man in showbiz GREG NICOTERO is returning! Greg's been in high demand due to his creative input and directorial duties on the most successful cable series of all time: THE WALKING DEAD, then FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, and now CREEPSHOW! This Oscar- and Emmy-winning FX makeup maestro's work is on display in movies like EVIL DEAD 2, ALIENS, THE MIST, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, PREDATORS, and his charming short film THE UNITED MONSTER TALENT AGENCY. Greg is a long-time friend of WonderFest--his first time here was way back at in 2000!
Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfest2021 #GregNicotero #TheWalkingDead #creepshow #wonderfesthobbyexpo
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GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT
Busiest man in showbiz GREG NICOTERO is returning! Gregs been in high demand due to his creative input and directorial duties on the most successful cable series of all time: THE WALKING DEAD, then FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, and now CREEPSHOW! This Oscar- and Emmy-winning FX makeup maestros work is on display in movies like EVIL DEAD 2, ALIENS, THE MIST, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, PREDATORS, and his charming short film THE UNITED MONSTER TALENT AGENCY. Greg is a long-time friend of WonderFest--his first time here was way back at in 2000!
Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfest2021 #GregNicotero #TheWalkingDead #creepshow  #wonderfesthobbyexpo

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Excellent! I was there in 2000 and saw Greg's presentation, he hinted that he had something big in the works, who would have ever guessed!

Have a great show everyone .

I can't wait!! Casting already!! 2 Tables this year!!

Just keeps getting better and better!

This is terrific news, no doubt! Hopefully, his appearance pans out!

Awesome news!

Vic Shawn

Crystal Bidwell Travis

Heck yea!!!!

Cool!

Glad to hear Greg’s coming back. He always has some cool stories to share.

Vicky Hackbarth we just talked about this haha

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4 days ago
WonderFest USA

GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT
Two-time Emmy award winner BILL DIAMOND started out working for the legendary Jim Henson at his New York office. Bill's most recent accomplishments include the award winning MONSTER TV NETWORK, THE AURORA MONSTERS: THE MODEL CRAZE THAT GRIPPED THE WORLD and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: UNMASKING THE MASTERPIECE. For fans of singing carnivorous plants, Bill has built and operated the puppets for the LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS road tours that have traveled across the country since the '80s.

Bill always brings cool artifacts to show. This year he is displaying a GREMLINS 2 puppet that he has restored, plus actual Muppets used on THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW for a business skit.
Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfest2021 #billdiamondproductions #wonderfesthobbyexpo
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GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT
Two-time Emmy award winner BILL DIAMOND started out working for the legendary Jim Henson at his New York office. Bills most recent accomplishments include the award winning MONSTER TV NETWORK, THE AURORA MONSTERS: THE MODEL CRAZE THAT GRIPPED THE WORLD and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: UNMASKING THE MASTERPIECE.  For fans of singing carnivorous plants, Bill has built and operated the puppets for the LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS road tours that have traveled across the country since the 80s.

Bill always brings cool artifacts to show. This year he is displaying a GREMLINS 2 puppet that he has restored, plus actual Muppets used on THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW for a business skit.
Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfest2021 #billdiamondproductions  #wonderfesthobbyexpo
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