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Next ‘Fest: June 4-5, 2022 | Crowne Plaza Louisville Hotel

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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: $135 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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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…

MEET THE 2022 GUESTS

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NICHOLAS MEYER

NICHOLAS MEYER

Storyteller: Screenwriter, Director, Author; The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Time After Time, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Day After

ELIZABETH SHEPHERD

ELIZABETH SHEPHERD

Actress; Tomb of Ligeia, Damien: Omen 2, The Corridor People

GREG NICOTERO

GREG NICOTERO

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

KEN PALKOW

KEN PALKOW

Movie prop & weapon maker: Altered Carbon, Deadpool 2, Star Trek Beyond

WILLIAM STOUT

WILLIAM STOUT

Paleo Artist & Production Design, Return of the Living Dead

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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 4th, 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 780 entries in 2021, 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 32nd 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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1 month ago
WonderFest USA

GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT: Artist and long-time friend of the show WILLIAM STOUT is returning for 2022! From underground comix and album art from the LA rock scene to movie posters and production design to consistently dazzling the world of paleo-art and dinosaur science, Bill is a master. We're honored to have his art on our t-shirts, too!
Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfest2022 #williamstout #goodlizardman #paleoart #wizards #returnofthelivingdead
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GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT:  Artist and long-time friend of the show WILLIAM STOUT is returning for 2022! From underground comix and album art from the LA rock scene to movie posters and production design to consistently dazzling the world of paleo-art and dinosaur science, Bill is a master. Were honored to have his art on our t-shirts, too!
Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfest2022 #williamstout #goodlizardman #paleoart #wizards #returnofthelivingdead
1 month ago
WonderFest USA

NEW GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT - Attention horror fans: Elizabeth Shepherd is making her first WonderFest appearance!
Elizabeth started her career in England, where she had the pleasure of playing Ligeia and The Lady Rowena in the Roger Corman movie THE TOMB OF LIGEIA with Vincent Price in 1964. She has appeared in countless TV dramas and series. Her first film was directed by Michael Powell, THE QUEEN'S GUARDS. In her first film in Hollywood she played Joan Hart in DAMIEN: OMEN 2. She made history by being the first Emma Peel in THE AVENGERS, then added to her Gothic repertoire by playing Syrie Van Epp in the outrageous series THE CORRIDOR PEOPLE.
More guests to be announced soon!
Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfest2022 #elizabethshepherd #wonderfesthobbyexpo
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NEW GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT - Attention horror fans: Elizabeth Shepherd is making her first WonderFest appearance!
Elizabeth started her career in England, where she had the pleasure of playing Ligeia and The Lady Rowena in the Roger Corman movie THE TOMB OF LIGEIA with Vincent Price in 1964. She has appeared in countless TV dramas and series.  Her first film was directed by Michael Powell, THE QUEENS GUARDS. In her first film in Hollywood she played Joan Hart in DAMIEN: OMEN 2. She made history by being the first Emma Peel in THE AVENGERS, then added to her Gothic repertoire by playing Syrie Van Epp in the outrageous series THE CORRIDOR PEOPLE.
More guests to be announced soon!
Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfest2022 #ElizabethShepherd #wonderfesthobbyexpo

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She is a sweetheart.

I’m so excited!😊

Thomas

2 months ago
WonderFest USA

GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT: Ken Palkow!
Back with a vengeance is movie prop and weapon maker extraordinaire, Ken Palkow! Ken is known best for his work on DEADPOOL, UNDERWORLD, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, ALTERED CARBON and countless others! Most recently his work includes JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2, LOST IN SPACE, SUPERMAN AND LOIS, and TOMORROW WAR. Ken loves meeting with fans so they can see the props up close and personal all while learning about what really happens behind the scenes. The most action packed table at WonderFest!
Ken will be appearing both days.
More guests to be announced soon!
Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfest2022 #kenpalkow #wonderfesthobbyexpo
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GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT: Ken Palkow!
Back with a vengeance is movie prop and weapon maker extraordinaire, Ken Palkow! Ken is known best for his work on DEADPOOL, UNDERWORLD, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, ALTERED CARBON and countless others! Most recently his work includes JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2, LOST IN SPACE, SUPERMAN AND LOIS, and TOMORROW WAR. Ken loves meeting with fans so they can see the props up close and personal all while learning about what really happens behind the scenes. The most action packed table at WonderFest!
Ken will be appearing both days.
More guests to be announced soon!
Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfest2022 #KenPalkow #wonderfesthobbyexpo

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Awesome! I enjoyed meeting and talking with Ken a couple of years ago.

I had the pleasure of meeting him in 2018's Wonderfest. Awesome props and down to earth person.

Yeah! Ken is returning!

Can't wait to see what goodies you've got for us this time.

Glad to see him coming back.

Yea!

Cool!

Let’s tie one on, Ken!!!

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2 months ago
WonderFest USA

NEW GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT: We're beyond thrilled that author, screenwriter and director--or more simply, storyteller--NICHOLAS MEYER, is coming to WonderFest on June 4-5, 2022!
We're announcing him today, November 9th, because his new Sherlock Holmes novel, "The Return of the Pharaoh from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D.," is being released!
Fans know Meyer's work, from the movies "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," "Time After Time," "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home," "The Day After," "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"...and more. His Sherlock Holmes books are a delight, including "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution" (which became a splendid movie), "The West End Horror," "The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols," and "The Canary Trainer."
Mr. Meyer's appearance is sponsored by CultTVman's Hobbyshop.
Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfest2022 #nicholasmeyer #thereturnofthepharaoh #wonderfesthobbyexpo
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NEW GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT:  Were beyond thrilled that author, screenwriter and director--or more simply, storyteller--NICHOLAS MEYER, is coming to WonderFest on June 4-5, 2022! 
Were announcing him today, November 9th, because his new Sherlock Holmes novel, The Return of the Pharaoh from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D., is being released! 
Fans know Meyers work, from the movies Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Time After Time, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, The Day After, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country...and more. His Sherlock Holmes books are a delight, including The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (which became a splendid movie), The West End Horror, The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols, and The Canary Trainer.
Mr. Meyers appearance is sponsored by CultTVmans Hobbyshop.
Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfest2022 #nicholasmeyer #thereturnofthepharaoh  #wonderfesthobbyexpo

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You can order Nicholas Meyer's book, "The Return of the Pharaoh from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D.," here: www.amazon.com/Return-Pharaoh-Reminiscences-John-Watson/dp/125078820X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encod...

This is great. Nicholas gave me some terrific advice when I sold my first script to a major studio!

Fabulous news! Well done, Wonderfest staff! 👏🏻

Invasion of the bee girls

Marking the calendar!

EPIC!

Cool!

Yes!!!

Ryan Howe Rick Garrett

good choice but I already know I can't attend. 🙁

That is amazing!

This is excellent!

This is AMAZING.

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