View Full Version : Wonderfest Louisville

04-06-2009, 04:47 PM
Well, Its almost that time again..

May 16th and 17th in Louisville Kentucky.. Wonderfest.

So who's going?

I'm planning on attending, believe Kevin, and Bob will be joining me as well. Not one hundred percent sure though.

I'll also do a small con report if anyone wants me to. Mostly trying to get more peeps to come, so its less stifling with all the monsters and manly women kits. Figure they need a HuGe dose of cute.

What say ye?

04-06-2009, 04:57 PM
If that was not the week after Acen I would so go to this. I think all my cash would be gone by then though...

04-06-2009, 06:07 PM
We sorta tossed around the idea of Acen.. but I think after Ohayocon.. which gave me a headache, I don't know if we're going to do a big con like that anytime soon.

04-06-2009, 06:16 PM
Acen's looking kinda poor this year anyways. I don't think they even have anyone from Japan coming.

04-06-2009, 06:51 PM
I'll be conducting two seminars again this year and moderating an All Star Garage Kit Retrospective panel on Saturday. I'll also have two paintups of my new kit Daphne's Surprise on display - one on the table that I'm sharing with Forbidden Zone and one on the Amazing Figure Modeler's staff writers' table.

When I'm not doing a seminar I'll bey hanging at the FZ/Filmy's Girls table or with Terry and Dave at the Amazing Figure Modelers tables.


04-18-2009, 08:32 PM
Well, We are officially one month away!

Lets see who we know will be there!

Bob, Kevin (Aka Lumraptor) John the Spandex King! (Otherwise known as the 8 track of doom) Dawn, Filmy! and myself

Come on can we get a few more peeps from the boards?

04-21-2009, 08:29 AM
Well, We are officially one month away!

Lets see who we know will be there!


is that who I think it is?

04-21-2009, 04:06 PM
Depends on who you think it is? If you think its a really nice, sweet black girl who's a kind of big boned.. then yes it is who you think it is. ^_^ If its not though.. well ya know the answer bro ^_^

04-22-2009, 10:00 AM
That's the only Dawn I know ^_^

04-22-2009, 04:19 PM
Then You should join us!!! I'm really trying to get more Anime people to go , so its not sooo horridly monsterish.

04-22-2009, 04:52 PM
I've always wanted to go to Wonderfest. even if I'm not particularly into Western kits, I always find a few things I like at the clubhouse. But I don't think I'll have the travel budget this year. If you guys are going next year, count me in though :D

04-22-2009, 05:29 PM
Yeah, I always wanted to go but I kind of dislike the idea of going to a convention by my self. Non of my friends build models so it's impossible to convince them to go to Wonderfest. At the very least I can convince them to go to anime conventions.

04-22-2009, 06:04 PM
We pretty much go every year. Outside of Bob, Kevin, Dawn, and myself. the others I mentioned.. aren't figure builders.. Spandex boy is sort of our.. use and abuse boy.


05-19-2009, 08:13 PM
Alright as promised.. I'm not commencing the not so Con report!

Alright, Forgive me, if this seems like an utter waste of time.. It probably is, also forgive me if you wonder who the damn drunk that took some of the photos is.. That would be me, I've apologized ahead of time to cover all instances ^_^ Also, this is going to be a long post.. lots of images .. All Hosted at my flickr account..


so if ya wanna look at any of them bigger please go there ^_^

So, I begin my tale of this trip on Thursday after work. Left home.. Drove.. Continued driving till Cinncinnati... where my right rear tire decided that.. right then would be a wonderful time to go BOOM! Well Needless to say.. I got all that nonsense taken care of.. And during the course of the weekend had some more car problems.. which has lead me to to decide.. Not to take the car to cons ever again.. Enough about my car problems. Later that evening.. arrived at the hotel.. this is not the picture from then.. it was dark and I was tired.. this photo is from another day ^_^


Friday came around.. Dealt with the rest of the tires, then returned to the hotel where I waited for Kevin to arrive . But before Kevin arrived, Our very own Tom Grossman showed up!

Said many happy greetings to Tom, for Tom is a great and wonderful guy. Now after I finished speaking to Tom.. I headed back up to my room since it would take a while before Kevin did show up.. but lo' and behold Kevin showed up soon afterward.

And there was much rejoicing!! Kevin looks so happy in this photo don't he ^_^ But seriously.. After Kevin's arrival and check. Me and Him departed to the Frazier musuem to spend our time remaining till Bob and the rest of the crew showed up! They unfortunately did not allow photography in the musuem.. so I did not take any pictures there. But it was very neat and if you are in the Louisville metro area I highly recommend you check out the frazier musuem.

Now then.. after we returned!! We went to the bar to wait for the rest of the crew to show up.. and discovered that.. the drink prices were ridiculous.. And I"m sure there was very little business in that bar the rest of the weekend. But, while we waited.. Bob and crew.. snuck in on us.. and up on us at the bar!
Dawn (Aka Miho-chan)
Spandex boy (aka John)

Now that the whole crew was in.. we decided it was dinner time and off to find dinner we went.. The next series of pictures may seem random.. but we got lost in Louisville looking for the BB-Q place

At this point started to feel like we needed God's help...
But little did we know Salvation was just around the corner!
Ahhh... Much better!! Back to the car Batman!!

Finally we did find the BB-Q place, and the Liqour store. was just around the corner.. but, thats what happens when ya have a crap map! but I digress....

Later that evening! We returned to the Hotel and proceeded to Imbibe the things we found at the liqour store..

Even Little Illya was so happy she found a new friend.. Like Father like child perhaps?

At this point.. I'm getting a little tired.. of writing.. and I have at least a whole more day and half to go.. Ugh!!! I think I'll stop here.. take a break.. and start again this tale of debauchery ^_^


05-19-2009, 09:41 PM
Liquor World?! :lol:

05-20-2009, 04:26 PM
Aye Masa.. Twas Salvation in the desert.. I tell ye.. We brave soldiers trekked.. far and wide.. till we came upon that oasis.

05-25-2009, 01:49 PM
So, where I left off was.. About.. sometime around 6 pm Friday.. I shall now!! continue!!

We'll start off with this cute pic again.. just cause well Its cute!!

So after many drinks were consumed and Dawn unable to figure out how to Get the tv to play her Xbox.. and Bob.. looking up god knows what on my notebook..

We decided it would be a great time to head down and find Tom! These two posters were outside Tom's room, making it easy to find Tom's room.

This is where we found Tom.. I decided not to take pictures in there do to the inhuman acts that were on display.. Some things are best left.. Unseen. John is still crying from my understanding.. probably cause we offered him as a sex slave to said Inhuman acts.

Tom told us to locate the modeling room and thus we took off.. In search of the Room in which to work ^_^

This kind young Air men helped by giving poor drunks directions..
But I don't think he knew how lost of a cause it was for us..
But, Luckily!! that young man had a partner who was more fluent in drunk direction giving..
I think it was perhaps he was possessed by the devil is why he was easier to understand...
So after much trial.. and tribulation.. and a couple of wrong turns..
and a few more drinks runs.. we found the modeling room.
There was much rejoicing!!
Yeah we're a happy lot aren't we....
So Tom decided to join us at some point here's Tom!...
The next images will be what people were working on.. I tried to let them know please ignore the drunk with the camera.. sadly.. they did.
And this guy.. who's monkey liked my camera.. a bit too much.. fell asleep later on ^_^ We all laughed when he wouldn't wake up...
That was the gist of friday night.. After many hours of this.. and drinking.. we became tired, and decided.. to sleep... And there was much snoring.

Saturday!! YEAH!

On tooo Saturday.. Saturday.. Was the day with the trip to the Patton musuem.. I will not bore you with every tank photo.. just a selection of a few.. that I found really cool.. but first We hit the dealers room!! These are unaltered.. and unadulterated..

That was our excursion to the pride of capitalism.. the Dealers room.. After that we made our escape from the hotel.. but they had set up blurry alien guards..
And those.. we made it out of the hotel.. We sacrificed John.. but the Alien Guards.. spit him out.. and thus John survived...
We piled into John's car.. which could just about handle the five medium sized Otaku that were in it.. with moderate spring compression..
We journied long an hard.. and arrived at the Patton musuem.. as I said I won't post all the photos.. I'll post my favs ^_^
We arrived and proceeded to the entrance..
Really loved this photo.. and since its the front of the musuem.. But first!!! Our first Tank!
Now for the entrance.
Alright.. The following photos..are highlights.. go to my flickr.. for the rest . Masa said too much tanks not enough booze.. He doesn't realize how much we actually drank over the weekend ^_^

Needless to say we had a great time at the patton musuem.. and learned lots of history
But, our time had come to an end there.. and it was time for lunch! thus we went to lunch.. on the way to lunch we passed the gold repository.
Sadly no free samples that day...
Here is where we had lunch..
It was a good lunch.. suggest this place if your ever in the Fort Knox area. Was a great buffet.. and the food was good.. Cheap too ^_^ cost less then one drink at the hotel bar.

On our way back from the patton musuem.. I thought I'd share with you some true.. Americana.. Or at least.. Redneckcana ^_^

No place is complete without strippers ^_^
Greenpeace can shove those up their butts >. WOooo baby!
I wanted to stop.. but I got shut down...
One stop shopping!!!
And thus our saturday adventure came to an end.. we returned to the hotel.. We pretty much did a repeat of the night before.. after we got back we went to the model room.. and proceeded to work on kits till the whee hours of the morning.. I took no photos.. cause I was busy, working on my own kits.. Also, Kevin and I were taking turns doing drink runs till the whee hours in the morning.
I didn't take any pics of the nude contest either.. cause I was busy.. but I did get Bob's entry

The Next day.. was sunday.. we did not do much.. but I wanted to let ya know.. I didn't forget the model contest.. Here it is..


In all its glory.. I did not the whole weekend actually go into that room.. for personal reasons.. I have a problem with the fact that Anime Figures or Figures in general are basically heavily discriminated against.. So I chose not to bother with their contest.

After all was said and done.. We headed home.. Thank you for reading this.. Not so Con report.. Con Report. If you made it this far your a brave soul.


05-25-2009, 08:14 PM
Thank you brave sir, for your wonderfully festive WonderFest non-report :bows:

I laughed, I cried, I saw tanks.

05-25-2009, 09:10 PM
LOL, Only a couple!! I could've posted all the tanks.. but that would've took forever.

Seriously we did have a great time. And we'll be doing it again next year.. So any and all who feel they wanna brave the wilderness to join us in Louisville are definately welcome to come.

05-26-2009, 08:52 AM
... Liquor World?! :lol:

05-26-2009, 04:34 PM
Aye lad.. Twas salvation in the desert it was.