Next ‘Fest: June 10-11, 2023 | Crowne Plaza Louisville Hotel
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PLAN YOUR WEEKEND
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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.
Ticket booth hours…
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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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 2023 GUESTS
Click their names to read about them. All appearances are tentative.
ILM Modelmaker, vfx artist: Star Wars Saga, Jurassic Park, Men in Black, Galaxy Quest
Legendary ILM Model Maker: Empire, Jedi, Back to the Future, Spaceballs, Galaxy Quest
ILM Modelmaker, VFX Supervisor: Blade Runner, Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter
ILM Creature Shop; Writer, Director, Producer: Werewolf by Night, Star Trek, Jedi, Muppets, Dinosaurs
WESLEY EURE & KATHY COLEMAN
Actors: Land of the Lost and more!
Actress; Tomb of Ligeia, Damien: Omen 2, The Corridor People
Actor: SPACE: 1999, Lost, Pretty Little Liars, The Devil's Playground, The Blacklist
Production Illustrator, Star Trek, Marvel
Concept Artist, Visual Effects, Art Direction
Designer, Star Trek TMP, Voyager, DS9, Last Starfighter
Actor, Writer, Animator, Producer, Director: Creepshow, I Hate Kids, Mary Poppins Returns
Paleo Artist & Production Design, Return of the Living Dead
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
- $15.00 per first 2 models for adults, up to 8 additional entries free
- $10.00 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.
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All weekend! Learn techniques from other great modelers! Demos last from 30 minutes to an hour. Become a better 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!
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!
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.
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.