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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

Click their names to read about them. All appearances are tentative.

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

RICO E. ANDERSON

RICO E. ANDERSON

Actor: Truth Be Told, The Orville, Star Trek Renegades, S.W.A.T., Star Trek 2009

JOHN GOODWIN

JOHN GOODWIN

Makeup Artist: Men in Black, John Carpenter's The Thing, Tales of Frankenstein

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

KEN PALKOW

KEN PALKOW

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

RICK STERNBACH

RICK STERNBACH

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

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

4pm 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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2 days ago
WonderFest USA

WRAP PARTY! Grab your quadrotriticale and a beverage at the WonderFest Wrap Party on Sunday, June 5th at 7:30pm in the Upstairs Theater!

Our SCRIPTS GONE WILD lunatics will present a live table reading of the classic STAR TREK episode, "The Trouble with Tribbles." Watch Frank Dietz, Dana Hope, Kirk R. Thatcher, Rico E. Anderson, Daren Dochterman, Beau Kaelin, John Goodwin, Ryan Doom, and Tribble Wrangler Melinda Angstrom as they face Klingons, saboteurs, bar fights and, of course, lots and lots of Tribbles!

Tickets are just $9 per person, sold at Admissions and at the door.

Choose to eat at the event ala carte, visit the cash bar, or just come for the fun! Food and drink sold separately.

The WonderFest team will present tributes and door prizes. It’s one last chance to relax with friends before everyone heads home.

Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfestusa #wonderfest2022 #scriptsgonewild
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WRAP PARTY! Grab your quadrotriticale and a beverage at the WonderFest Wrap Party on Sunday, June 5th at 7:30pm in the Upstairs Theater! 

Our SCRIPTS GONE WILD lunatics will present a live table reading of the classic STAR TREK episode, The Trouble with Tribbles. Watch Frank Dietz, Dana Hope, Kirk R. Thatcher, Rico E. Anderson, Daren Dochterman, Beau Kaelin, John Goodwin, Ryan Doom, and Tribble Wrangler Melinda Angstrom as they face Klingons, saboteurs, bar fights and, of course, lots and lots of Tribbles!

Tickets are just $9 per person, sold at Admissions and at the door. 

Choose to eat at the event ala carte, visit the cash bar, or just come for the fun! Food and drink sold separately. 

The WonderFest team will present tributes and door prizes. It’s one last chance to relax with friends before everyone heads home.

Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfestusa #wonderfest2022 #scriptsgonewild

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I wish we didn't have to leave right after the show...

Sure...no credit for the Tribble. I see how this is...

This will be great! I can’t wait! 😂

Should be a Hoot!

I look forward to this!

What’s with all the thieves on here offering to “sell their tickets?”

Same here

Just added! Emmy-winning makeup artist John Goodwin!

Beau!

Just in case anyone wants tickets have got mine to transfer immediately please 🥺 just DM

I will be selling out four tickets for this concert please kindly pm me if you're interested thanks

Regards y'll 💕 ...I’ve 4 legitimate tickets for sale, if by any chance anyone is still loooking for tickets please like my comments & pm me 🙏thank you 😊

Does anyone have any idea if I can request a refund or cancel my tickets? ...., I just can't attend anymore. Send me a message if you'd preferably like to buy them off me, I will make a good deal on it. Thanks

I'm looking to sell 5 tickets my mates and I can't go anymore unfortunately plans changed

I have 4 tickets for sell

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4 days ago
WonderFest USA

Calling all WonderFest Model Builders: Only 22 days left until the AMAZING MODEL CONTEST! We just added a new category: Miniatures!
Get Kraken (we just had to say it) and finish those models! Contest details, including categories, rules, entry times, and more, are here: www.wonderfest.com/upcoming-show/contest/
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Calling all WonderFest Model Builders: Only 22 days left until the AMAZING MODEL CONTEST! We just added a new category: Miniatures! 
Get Kraken (we just had to say it) and finish those models! Contest details, including categories, rules, entry times, and more, are here: https://www.wonderfest.com/upcoming-show/contest/

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Crap time to get another paint roller.😉

I'm trying to finish two more builds by then!

So wish I had the cash, time, health

Will advance registration sheets be available this year?

Oh... miniatures you say?

I have my flight, I have my hotel room, I AM GOING!

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1 week ago
WonderFest USA

Has it been 40 years since Kirk uttered the immortal, "KHAN!!!"? It has, and you can spend the anniversary with the film's director!

NICHOLAS MEYER, is coming to WonderFest! 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 latest Sherlock Holmes novel, "The Return of the Pharaoh from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D.," is available now! We highly recommend it and his memoir, “The View from the Bridge.” His other Holmes books include "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution" (which became a splendid movie).

Appearance is sponsored by CultTVman's Hobbyshop.
Khan poster image is by the incredible Bob Peak!

Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfest2022 #nicholasmeyer #thereturnofthepharaoh #wonderfesthobbyexpo
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Has it been 40 years since Kirk uttered the immortal, KHAN!!!? It has, and you can spend the anniversary with the films director!

NICHOLAS MEYER, is coming to WonderFest! 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 latest Sherlock Holmes novel, The Return of the Pharaoh from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D., is available now! We highly recommend it and his memoir, “The View from the Bridge.” His other Holmes books include The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (which became a splendid movie).

Appearance is sponsored by CultTVmans Hobbyshop.
Khan poster image is by the incredible Bob Peak!

Find show details at: www.wonderfest.com
#wonderfest2022 #nicholasmeyer #thereturnofthepharaoh #wonderfesthobbyexpo

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Friday night the ghouls come out to party!!

Looking forward to being there

Bringing My Refit and TOS and the K'Tinga to Wonderfest too Preview it here: youtu.be/1CxgifJkv7Q

Any chance of a screening of WoK during the weekend?

Thanks CultTVman!!

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1 week ago
WonderFest USA

GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT: WonderFest welcomes back its resident makeup maestro: Emmy Award winner John Goodwin!

John's been a friend and 'Fest collaborator for decades while juggling Master-of-Mayhem duties on hit shows CSI, CSI: NY, and feature films like MEN IN BLACK, SYMBIOSIS, CRITTERS, John Carpenter's THE THING, and the recent TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN.

John worked in Universal's legendary makeup department and has plans to change some unsuspecting WonderFesters into things too horrible to describe!

John's amazing wife Joyce Unruh Goodwin is a Hollywood costumer (and four-time Emmy nominee herself!) who worked on SUPERGIRL, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, CHARMED, and much more. She'll be helping John with his transformations and will be most happy to chat with cosplayers about costuming!

So don't stray into any darkened corners or fall too far behind your friends in the labyrinthine recesses of the Crowne Plaza...lest you become a...volunteer.
#wonderfest2022 #wonderfesthobbyexpo
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GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT: WonderFest welcomes back its resident makeup maestro: Emmy Award winner John Goodwin!

Johns been a friend and Fest collaborator for decades while juggling Master-of-Mayhem duties on hit shows CSI, CSI: NY, and feature films like MEN IN BLACK, SYMBIOSIS, CRITTERS, John Carpenters THE THING, and the recent TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN.

John worked in Universals legendary makeup department and has plans to change some unsuspecting WonderFesters into things too horrible to describe!

Johns amazing wife Joyce Unruh Goodwin is a Hollywood costumer (and four-time Emmy nominee herself!) who worked on SUPERGIRL, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, CHARMED, and much more. Shell be helping John with his transformations and will be most happy to chat with cosplayers about costuming!

So dont stray into any darkened corners or fall too far behind your friends in the labyrinthine recesses of the Crowne Plaza...lest you become a...volunteer.
#wonderfest2022 #wonderfesthobbyexpo

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I’d like to throw my hat in as a volunteer for transformation!

Best WonderFest ever was when John did makeup for a guest as She Creature for the Creature from the Black Lagoon themed show!

Great news!!

Excellent!

Awesome!

Yay!!

Yay!!!!

Yay!!!!

My wife would love to do this.

Terrific

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2 weeks ago
WonderFest USA

GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT: Say hello to first-time WonderFest guest Rico E. Anderson, an award-winning actor in television, film, theatre and voice over, who's also a genre fan!

Rico is recognized amongst fans all over the world in both sci-fi franchises, THE ORVILLE and STAR TREK. Rico also guest starred in DOLLHOUSE and starred in the cult horror feature, GET GONE opposite Lin Shaye of the INSIDIOUS series.

Currently, Rico is playing the role of Herbie on the hit series, TRUTH BE TOLD on Apple TV+ opposite Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, as well as the hit drama series, S.W.A.T. opposite Shemar Moore on CBS.

Pop culture TV favorites Rico has appeared in include, LA & ORDER, THE ROOKIE, B-POSITIVE, MODERN FAMILY, GREY'S ANATOMY, NCIS, and more! Read more on our GUESTS webpage at : www.wonderfest.com/speaker/rico-anderson/

#wonderfest2022 #wonderfesthobbyexpo #RicoEAnderson
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GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT:  Say hello to first-time WonderFest guest Rico E. Anderson, an award-winning actor in television, film, theatre and voice over, whos also a genre fan!

Rico is recognized amongst fans all over the world in both sci-fi franchises, THE ORVILLE and STAR TREK. Rico also guest starred in DOLLHOUSE and starred in the cult horror feature, GET GONE opposite Lin Shaye of the INSIDIOUS series.  

Currently, Rico is playing the role of Herbie on the hit series, TRUTH BE TOLD on Apple TV+ opposite Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, as well as the hit drama series, S.W.A.T. opposite Shemar Moore on CBS.

Pop culture TV favorites Rico has appeared in include, LA & ORDER, THE ROOKIE, B-POSITIVE, MODERN FAMILY, GREYS ANATOMY, NCIS, and more! Read more on our GUESTS webpage at : https://www.wonderfest.com/speaker/rico-anderson/

#wonderfest2022 #wonderfesthobbyexpo #RicoEAnderson
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