The fun continues After-Hours with screenings and live horror hosts!
Once the show closes we pack the nights with fun events that are nearly all FREE for WonderFest paid attendees.
Join us as we s-p-r-e-a-d out the Friday night ‘Fest fun by moving the meet & greet party to the Crowne Plaza’s main convention hall stretch—with an open bar, hallway preview displays and special sponsor presentation rooms!
Meet your modeling friends or online contacts and celebrate “WonderFest Eve” for 2013!
WonderFest 2013 will be the venue for the Premier of the new documentary from Rondo Award- winning filmmakers Cortlandt Hull & Bill Diamond: The Phantom of the Opera - Unmasking the Masterpiece! It's a comprehensive visual journey through the various versions of the Gaston Leroux novel, with emphasis on the Lon Chaney Sr., Claude Rains and Herbert Lom films, featuring new interviews with Ron Chaney, Carla Laemmle, Daniel Roebuck, makeup artist and historian Michael Blake, writer & film historian Steve Haberman, Broadway star of "Phantom" Hugh Panaro, makeup artists Tom Savini, John Goodwin and many more! Don't miss it!
It's free for paid WonderFest attendees.
5:45 till 10pm - FREE for WonderFest attendees
What 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 you need to bring any glue or tools that you'd like to use. At the end of four hours, the models are judged 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, and it's sponsored by Starship Modeler!
WonderFest and the F.A.B.ulous Anthony Taylor will launch our Gerry Anderson memorial event with a nostalgic blastoff to our collective past!
Join us and our treasured Supermarionation friends for highlights from two decades of old-school FXtravaganzas like Fireball XL5, Stingray, Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds, as well as Gerry’s legendary live-action shows UFO and Space: 1999. Hard-drinking (and smoking!) puppets collide with danger, awesome Derek Meddings-orchestrated special effects mayhem and hot chicks in purple wigs in this fun, fast-paced salute to the man who created so many happy childhoods all over the world.
We’ve pulled a lot of strings to make this one happen, so don’t miss it!
50 years ago American International Pictures and Roger Corman unleashed one of the most beloved and hilarious horror comedies ever produced in the feathery form of The Raven, and we're celebrating that anniversary as part of our salute to the final, incredibly productive decade of horror legend Boris Karloff's career! Join his daughter Sara Karloff for a screening of this legendary collaboration between director Corman, screenwriter Richard Matheson, stars Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Hazel Court... and an inconceivably boyish Jack Nicholson, Saturday night starting at 9PM in the upstairs Theater B! Thrills, chills, laughs and sorcery most fowl (sorry) will rule the night as Dr. Scarabus entertains entertains his overnight guests...
These events are FREE for all paid WonderFest attendees.
Just Added! Rondo Award-winning Monsterkid Tom Stockman has risen to the occasion with an all-new retro-tinged salute to the work of the late Master of the Majicks, Ray Harryhausen! Tom wowed the 'Fest last year with his Vincent Price Super-8 showcase and will be back, starting at 11PM with an old-school Late Late Show collection of nostalgic 8MM digest versions of Harryhausen classics like Mighty Joe Young, Earth vs the Flying Saucers, 20 Million Miles to Earth, Jason and the Argonauts, 7th Voyage of Sinbad and more!
See stop-motion animation as it was meant to be screened! Hear the clatter of projectors and let the magic flicker of 24 fps transport you back to a simpler era as you recall the thrills of discovering the magic of Ray Harryhausen for the first time all over again! Not to be missed...
Club WTF! (WonderFest True Fans) reopens for another Sunday night soiree!
Last year's event was a huge success...and now we're taking it to the next level based on your feedback! Once again the ticket price is only $5 by keeping the food a la carte. You may choose to eat at the event, take advantage of the cash bar, or just come for the fun programming!
Food items for purchase include: BBQ pork sandwich, grilled hamburger, grilled breast of chicken, steak fries, corn on the cob, and cole slaw.
As always, we're arranging some special short video programs of exclusive material to punctuate the evening. But first, there's...
Flash! Ah-ahhh! The first two installments of Alley's wildly popular, completely farcical adaptation of the classic space opera serial Flash Gordon are rocketing to WonderFest and will leave you breathless.
Come hang out with Flash and Ming the Merciless as only the Alley is willing to present them. Parental warning: Some moments may be PG-13.
Tickets are only $5 per person. They will be sold at Admissions and at the door. Food and drink sold separately.