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  • After-Hours Events
    The fun continues After-Hours with screenings and live horror hosts!
  • Make & Take for Kids
    Kids age 16 and under can learn how to build a model and keep it in our Make & Take.
  • 2014 List of Dealers
    Two incredible Dealer's Rooms for collectible models, toys, posters, and more!

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What is WonderFest?

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A weekend of hobby fun!

S-F, horror & anime models are celebrated in Louisville!   WonderFest is THE annual expo for model and toy collectors of s-f,  horror & comics subjects--especially plastic kits & garage kits. 

Learn more...

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PAY for Admission

At the door. No credit cards.

Adults: $25 for a single-day ticket, $33 for a 2-day ticket. Early Bird and children's tickets are available. Booth opens Friday at 5 pm, Sat. at 7:30 am.

Ticket Info

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RESERVE Your Room

Our discounted room block rate at the Crowne Plaza Airport covers May 27-June 1 (Wednesday thru Sunday), so come in a bit early or stay over and still get our $117 per night rate for up to 4 persons.

Hotel Info

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ENTER the Contest

Entry Fees:
$9 per first 2 models for adults, up to 8 additional entries free;
$7 per first 2 models for teens, up to 8 add'l entries free (ages 13-19).
Free for ages 12 & under!

Entry Info

Demos run all weekend long

WonderFest continues our commitment to the art of model making with an expanded demo lineup! Tracks include FIGURE modeling, HARDWARE modeling, and COMPUTER modeling.

Learn techniques from the hobby's most accomplished modelers

We've picked some of the best builders to share specific tips and tricks. Talks last from 30 minutes to an hour (or even two), and focus on major modeling topics and skills demonstrations. Some allow the viewers to try the techniques shown. Video assist is used in most demos so that everyone can see.

A schedule of the daily demos will be published on this website and will be in the Pocket Program book.

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It's our popular After-Show Party...

7:30pm Sunday Night  — Tickets are only $5 per person!

Club WTF logoBuy tickets at the ADMISSIONS booth all weekend long, and at the door.

It's the perfect capper to a fun WonderFest weekend. Come celebrate on Sunday evening at ‘Club WTF!’ (get yer minds outta the gutter kids—that’s “WonderFest True Fans”) as another ‘Fest bites the dust.

Purchase food and drink a la carte, enjoy a cash bar, exclusive videos and presentations. The 2014 party was a smash hit. Don't miss it!

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WonderFest Latest News

Upcoming Show: May 30-31, 2015!
The Weekend AFTER Memorial Day!


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Exciting Black Friday guest announcements.

We pulled some strings to get filmmaker Jamie Anderson!

11/28/14: Please welcome Jamie Anderson, who is coming in from England for his first WonderFest! Most WonderFesters know the name Gerry Anderson, creator of Thunderbirds, Supercar, Fireball XL-5, Space 1999 and Captain Scarlet. They are television adventure programs with a difference: Most starred marionettes and were filmed using brilliant miniatures.Sadly, Gerry died in 2012, but Jamie is using crowd-sourcing to develop some of his father's unproduced ideas, like Firestorm.

We're also welcoming back concept designer Eric Chu, who's working on Firestorm with Jamie and should have some great stories to tell..

And we're delighted that Kenny Palkow, the incredible master prop-maker, will be back as well. Kenny's been working on the new hit TV series The Flash!

These guests are joining previously announced Sara Karloff, Mark Cantrell, and Andy Pearson.

Read more on our GUESTS page.


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The Amazing Model Contest winners list is now online.

With a record 668 entries, 2014 was HUGE!

6/6/14: The full list of winners for the Amazing Model Contest at WonderFest 2014 is now up. Sponsored by Amazing Figure Modeler magazine, with special awards by more than a dozen other sponsors, the contest is always the centerpiece of WonderFest. It represents the best our hobby has to offer.

Find the complete list of award winners here.


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