There's always too much to do at WonderFest!

The days are packed with events. Once the show closes at 5, we fill the nights with fun events, too. Don’t miss out!

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Our Friday workshops are separately ticketed and are run by their various sponsors. They are a great opportunity to learn in-depth modeling skills from masters of the craft.

Amazing Figure Modeler’s Model Boot Camp

Come for the instruction, leave with the knowledge!

AFM logoWe’re expecting that AFM will have another of their super-successful Modeling Boot Camps in 2022. Stay tuned for details in the coming months.

This class will run from 9am to 5pm on Friday June 3rd.

For more detailed class information, registration and payment options, please visit AFM’s website at:

This is a separately ticketed event.

Two great Dealer’s Rooms, open 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dealers from around the world will be set up at more than 160 tables.

Early Bird tickets are available to get in two hours early on Saturday morning. See the Admissions booth.

Learn modeling techniques from other great modelers. Because the FUN is BUILDING!

WonderFest continues our commitment to the art of model making with an expanded demo lineup!

Figure and Hardware demos: These presentations by modelers change every year and usually last from 30 minutes to an hour, (or even two). They’re planned to focus on major modeling topics and skills demonstrations. Some will allow the viewers to go hands-on and try the techniques shown.

List of demos and times to come closer to the show date.

Iwata logoAirbrush 101: During WonderFest weekend, sign up for one of six FREE 75-minute, hands-on classes (limit 12 students each class), staged and sponsored by Iwata. They’re offered 3 times each day of the show. No charge for WonderFest attendees. >>Follow this email link to sign up.

Props, monsters, art and costumes

…And the stuff that (scary) dreams are made of!

Every year the WonderFest exhibits keep getting better, thanks to friends throughout the hobby.

Kogar's Korner logoKogar’s Korner

Our annual exhibit tables in Dealer Room B, inspired by the collection of Bob Burns!

Thanks to collector Tony Hardy and his talented friends, Kogar’s Korner is celebrating PLANET OF THE APES and other cool stuff. There will be plenty of eye candy on display.

Plus…more displays are coming from modelmakers Jason Eaton, Bill George, and others!

The displays just keep getting better!

Two ways to win & help others

Every year at WonderFest there’s a Raffle and Silent Auction to benefit worthwhile charities.

Open 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday

This incredible effort has raised more than $22,000–while hobbyists have taken home startling goodies–thanks to the generosity of many donors and friends of WonderFest.


About our Charities:

For the RAFFLE:

Crusade for Children logoWHAS Crusade for Children, P.O. Box 1100, Louisville, KY 40201
Established in 1954, the WHAS Crusade for Children has collected more than $160 million and has helped over one million physically or mentally handicapped children in Kentucky and Indiana. Money collected helps fund new medical equipment, teachers, therapists, laboratories, computers, speech training and much, much more. The WHAS Crusade for Children is a 501-c (3) non-profit organization.


Floyd County Animal Rescue League logoFloyd County Animal Rescue League, P.O. Box 285, New Albany IN 47151
The Floyd County Animal Rescue League is a non-profit local grassroots animal welfare organization dedicated to reducing the number of homeless animals. The group also educates the community in the humane treatment of animals—as well as responsible and enjoyable pet ownership.

We are an organization that assists and supports the NAFC Animal Shelter, and works to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Floyd County. This year there’s a greater need than ever due to the current economy. The Floyd County Animal Rescue League is a non-profit 501-c (3) organization.

Paint a model and keep it!

In the free Make-It & Take-It Workshop, kids age 16 and under can learn how to paint a model—and then take it home.

Open 11 a.m.–1 p.m. & 2-4 p.m. Saturday-only in the Elliott Room

This workshop is a great place for beginners to try model painting without fear. Best of all, it’s free!  First-time modelers age 16 and under can learn to paint a model using acrylic paints—with help from a crew of patient and experienced volunteers—and then take the finished model home!

Thanks to our sponsor, Black Heart Models for providing small resin busts this year! And to Kaiju Modeler and WonderFest for supplying paint, brushes, and hairdryers to speed the process.

There’s no better way to bring a new generation into our fantastic hobby!

Black Heart and Kaiju Modeler logos


Friday at 10 p.m. in the upstairs Theater B…

Friday Night Frights!

We will not have a Friday night program for 2021.

Fan-voted and presented at WonderFest!

Photo of Rondo awardsSaturday, 6 p.m. in Upstairs Theater A

The Rondos are fandom’s only classic horror awards decided by fans, for fans! We’re happy to welcome David Colton and company back to WonderFest for their live awards presentation for the best in print, film, web, art, media, toys and models… in short, just about everything that makes our monstrous world go ’round!

So make a date with Rondo for Saturday evening. Seating starts at 6 p.m. in Upstairs Theater A.

Learn more about the much-coveted acromegalics at

5:45 till 10 p.m. in the Elliott Room – FREE for WonderFest attendees

Are you an IRON MODELER?

Iron Modeler logoWhat is Iron Modeler? Well, have you ever seen the “Iron Chef” show on the Food Network? It’s like that, but with models. Eight 3-person teams are given a “base item” (could be a kit, could be a random item), a big pile of parts, greeblies and assorted castaway household items, and 4 hours to build the best model they can out of what they’ve got.

A spray booth and paints are provided as well, but teams need to bring any glue or tools. At the end of four hours, the models are judged by and the Iron Modeler champion team is crowned, giving them bragging rights for the next year. Oh, and there’s prizes too.

Official start time is 6pm, but you can arrive any time after 5:30 to setup your table. Teams should arrive no later than 5:45. If your team is not there by the 6pm start time, another team will your place.

It’s competitive fun! Sponsors to be announced!

Grindhouse logo "Grizzly"Starts at 10 p.m. in the Upstairs Theater


The Louisville Gore Club and legendary Louisville-born shlockmeister William Girdler join forces with us to present our first WonderFest GRINDHOUSE feature… GRIZZLY!

Everyone’s favorite land-locked JAWS rip-off turns 45 this year and we’re celebrating it in true GIRDLERAMA fashion in a gruesome plunge into ursine-tinged horror and mayhem.

Louisville Gore Club logo

GRIZZLY tells the suspiciously familiar tale of a natural-born killing machine running amuck in a national park just as tourist season begins and… well… you probably have

a pretty good idea what happens next

The most successful indie-made horror film ever unleashed– until a quiet guy in a Shatner mask came along a couple of years later, that is— turns a hungry prehistoric Arctodus

 ursus horribilis loose on a bevy of woodsy beauties, a bazooka-toting park ranger and a hopelessly drunken hunting party with predictably fun results…

Laughs! Door Prizes! Dismemberment!

Free for all paid WonderFest attendees!


Bride of the Monster promo

Sunday Night June 6th
7:30 p.m. at the hotel:

WonderFest 2021 Wrap Party!

Food! Cash bar! Atomic Supermen!

We’ve “pulled the strings” to bring you a MONSTER WonderFest Wrap Party on Sunday, June 6th at 7:30pm!

Choose to eat at the event ala carte, visit the cash bar, or just come for the fun ! It’s one more chance to relax with friends before everyone heads home.

“Home? I have no home. Hunted, despised, living like an animal!”-Bela

Scripts Gone Wild presents a live table reading of the 1955 cult film script BRIDE OF THE MONSTER by Ed “My next film will be better” Wood Jr. Abridged to minimize brain damage! The cast includes guests Frank Dietz, Kirk Thatcher, Bill Diamond (and Gorgo), Daren Dochterman, and friends Dana Hope, Jamie Kristen, and our own Beau Kaelin and Ryan Doom. Expect surprises, silliness, and tons of laughs!

The WonderFest team will present tributes and door prizes.

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

Food and drink sold separately.