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Next ‘Fest: June 10-11, 2023 | Crowne Plaza Louisville Hotel

WonderFest 2023 - Return of the Builders

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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: $139 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.
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MEET THE 2023 GUESTS

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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 10th, 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 800 entries in 2022, 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 33rd 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
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Great show !

All booked and can’t wait

Lauren Hodge Brandon Beck

2 months ago
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If you're connected to any part of the WonderFest family on social media, you know that today we are all mourning the unexpected loss of the wonderfully sweet and welcoming hostess of our Old Dark Clubhouse suite, Donna Lucas. Of course, Donna was much more than that; she and husband Tim Lucas created the invaluable Video Watchdog magazine, among many other contributions to our genre.

Donna was always kind and encouraging. A bright sunshine in the Dark Clubhouse. A brilliant hostess and bartender. The epitome of hospitality and fun. Our hearts go out to Tim and the rest of their family at this stunning loss. We send our love and condolences.

- Lee Staton
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We’re so sorry to hear this. Our condolences to her family and our friends.

My condolences to them and her family

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4 months ago
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Only 9 months to go!

9 months to long.

Just made my hotel reservations for 2023 😻

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