Next ‘Fest: June 1-2, 2019 | Crowne Plaza Louisville Hotel
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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 30th 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.
MEET THE 2019 GUESTS
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Actor: Godzilla: Final Wars, Miami Vice, Public Enemies
Sculptor, Automata Creator
Movie & TV Model Maker
Concept Artist, Visual Effects, Art Direction
Makeup/Effects: Walking Dead, The Tick, SNL
Comic Artist: Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man, Return of Wolverine
Actor, Writer, Animator, Producer, Director
Paleo Artist & Production Design, Return of the Living Dead
Propmaker: Altered Carbon, Deadpool 2, Star Trek Beyond
Designer-Illustrator: Battlestar Galactica, Droids, Firestorm
Designer, Star Trek TMP, Voyager, DS9, Last Starfighter
PLAN YOUR WEEKEND
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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 1st, from 8 a.m. ’til Noon
- $10.00 per first 2 models for adults, up to 8 additional entries free
- $8.00 per first 2 models for teens, up to 8 add’l entries free (ages 13-19)
- Free for ages 12 & under
With over 700 entries in 2018, it took up the entire ballroom and featured some of the best modeling we’ve ever seen.
WEEKEND SCHEDULE (TENTATIVE)
MAY 31 & JUNE 1-2, 2019
|1||DEALER ROOMS OPEN||10A-5P||Dealer A & B|
|2||HOW-TO DEMOS||11A-5P||Elliott, Franklin, Grant|
|3||GUEST TALKS||10A-4:30P||Theaters A & B|
|6||RONDO AWARDS||5P-7P||Theater A|
|7||CHILLER CINEMA LIVE||7P-11P||Theater B|
|8||Wicked WonderFest Hallway Cosplay Contest||1PM-5PM||Main Hallway|
|9||RobotWorks at WonderFest||9AM-5PM||Grant Room|