Upcoming Show: May 31-June 1, 2014!
Friday Workshops Confirmed:
Come in early for an awesome day of demos!
UPDATED 2/26/14: Just added: GarageKits.US Sculpting Workshop! We know you've been waiting for this announcement! Our friends with TAG Team/Iwata Airbrush, Black Heart/Badger Air-Brush/AFM and GarageKits.US have just announced their incredible Friday painting workshops. Together, these workshops represent an incredible selection of the best the hobby has to offer. Read more on our FRIDAY EVENTS page.
Christmas Eve guest announcement:
Meet Joe Alves, designer of sharks, aliens & ID monsters!
12/24/13: Da dum. Da dum. Cue the shark! WonderFest is thrilled to welcome Oscar-Nominated Art Director, Production Designer, and Director, Joe Alves. Joe got his start at age 19 working with animator Josh Meador to create the ID monster for "Forbidden Planet." Joe would continue his career working on such classic films as "Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty," "Torn Curtain," and "The Sugarland Express." But then he scared us out of the water with "Jaws," "Jaws 2," and "Jaws 3D"... Read more on our GUESTS page.
Special Black Friday guest announcement:
ILM veteran Carol Bauman returns, has Disney tale to tell!
11/29/13: Carol Bauman, long-time employee of the ILM model shop and then its successors, Kerner Optical and Kernerworks, will be returning to WonderFest! Carol’s a model-maker and sculptor whose filmography includes the “Star Wars” prequels, "Transformers 2," "Pirates of the Caribbean,” "Pearl Harbor,” “A.I.,” “Galaxy Quest,” “Men in Black,” “Star Trek First Contact,” and “Starship Troopers.” Carol will share with us the "making of" story of a very special project. She and Mark Walas co-supervised a wonderful model of Disneyland for the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco... Read more on our GUESTS page.
Guest announcements continue as we welcome two starship designers!
Rick Sternbach returns, bridging s-f & real space
11/3/13: Space modeling fans owe a lot to Rick Sternbach. Not only has he been one of the greatest influences on star Trek hardware, he's contributed designs to Last Starfighter and Solaris. He brings a depth of real space knowledge to the table. Best of all, he is a model hobbyist with his own aftermarket business... Read more on our GUESTS page.
Fave artist John Eaves returns!
John Eaves has always been a fan favorite, largely due to his enthusiasm and body of work. Recently he's been on Iron Man 1, 2 & 3, Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness, OZ the Great and Powerful, and many other great films. In addition, he worked on prior Star Trek TV series and movies. He is a VFX model builder and a true fan of the hobby. Read more on our GUESTS page.
First Guest: Oscar-winner Chris Walas!
One of our first guests returns to celebrate our 25th year!
9/15/13: Long-time WonderFesters have been asking if we'll bring back Chris Walas for our anniversary. That's because Chris was one of our first—but best of all most accessible—movie industry guests. With credits from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Dragonslayer, Gremlins, to The Fly, Fly II, and Naked Lunch, Chris has done it all. He's shared his behind-the-scenes secrets with fans and is a real model kit enthusiast. Read more on our GUESTS page.
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