Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY ( Now Pictures )

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  1. gyoung2993

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    Well me and my wife are going and I was wondering who all might be there from the Replica Prop Forum ??? Would like very much to meet some of you face to face , Post here if you are going or think about going , thanks Guy
     
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  2. Hobo Wan Kenobi

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    I've gone every year but one since 1994 or 95. so unless I sell my house by then I'll be there.
     
  3. gyoung2993

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    Looking forward to meeting you also, I will be the ugly one there....lol:lol
     
  4. Hobo Wan Kenobi

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    I'll be the guy with the beard hahaha
     
  5. jasonw2112

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    If I'm not completely broke! I plan on going! Looks like they have some cool guests lined up this year (by the hints they have been giving!).
     
  6. gyoung2993

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    Yeah I am looking forward to the lineup they got for the theme ,they are having in there for Star Trek WOK,Blade Runner ,E.T.,and several others ,Hoping they will have New stuff coming as well.....I will be keeping up with it already got the rooms reserved,and ready to go haywire once again.......lol
     
  7. moffeaton

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    I'm going... bringing a Blade Runner thing...
     
  8. gyoung2993

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    I'll be there. Go every year. Someone should make special shirts that we can buy prior to the show so we know each other.
     
  10. gyoung2993

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    Wish I had a RPF shirt ,thats a pretty great idea you had about the shirts.....
     
  11. Robiwon

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    I'll be there again as well, since I live in KY, LOL. I already have my room on site booked for the whole weekend.

    What Blade Runner thingy are you bringing moffeaton??????

    We need an RPF meeting area and time.
     
  12. Cal

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    I live near Louisville but I don't know if I'll be able to go. I want to heavily represent Fallout at some cons this year.
     
  13. gyoung2993

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    Your right ,we do need to have a meeting area and time !!! Any suggestions on when and where ????? ....I have been with the RPF nearly 2 years,and have talked to alot of you periodically thru that time ,it would be nice to meet you guys .......
     
  14. gyoung2993

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    Yeah what Blade Runner thing ???
     
  15. Robiwon

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    I bet a lighted Spinner!

    The restuarant there in the hotel is nice. There are other local eateries around as well. I am open to suggestions from people who know the area better. I will be there Friday night thru Sunday afternoon.

    Quincy......................?
     
  16. gyoung2993

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    Same here ,arriving Friday night and will probably head back Sunday afternoon myself ,since Memorial day ,I believe is that Monday,so no rush to get back home....that restaraunt you are referring to is that the one by the front door entrance ,been a few years since I was there ???
     
  17. darth_myeek

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    Off-World Blimp, but dayum that's a ton of work.
     
  18. Robiwon

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    Yep, that's the one. I think most will be arriving Friday as well.

    How about meeting for dinner there Friday night and planning out the weekend, talking about the hack, what we brought, what we want to buy, and complaining about not having enough money for what we want? Oh and drinking!

    What say you?
     
  19. gyoung2993

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    Oh hell,yeah
     
  20. qcfoundry

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    Hotel restaurant is an improvement (in many ways) than the hole they used to have. Little overpriced, imo, for what you're getting -- but the breakfast buffet is a good move with many choices.

    As for local restaurants? I'm not as local (to L'ville) as I used to be and actually lean on some trusted co-workers for that info. I usually don't pick their brains until right before the show....sorry.

    I have some resaurants that I've always been fond of, but they may not be new/cool, and may not be super close to the show --- but if someone is interested in a certain type of food, I may be able to make a reco?

    BTW, i MUST get my reservations this week. Not focussed on the show, but it IS only 4 months away. yowzah.
     
  21. Robiwon

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    What, have you been busy lately, it's not like you have a new kid or anything!:angel
     
  22. Roger Ramjet

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    Anyone have a link?
     
  23. gyoung2993

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    Well we all have plenty of time to be there ,I personally wasnt planning on leaving the Crown Plaza myself ,merely just stay there for 2 and half days and enjoy not rushing and look at everything ,maybe even buy a few items ,just look forward to meeting everyone,and having a blast...........Whoohoo.......
     
  24. gyoung2993

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    WonderFest Home
     
  25. qcfoundry

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    Let me google that for you
    oddly, the first hit...?
     
  26. STpropguy76

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    I live in Louisville and like minutes from the hotel where this is going to happen.

    My main interest/enjoyment is Star Trek and I looked at the schedule of Events and the Guests attending & I really don't see anything that I would be interested in,
    There is no mention of anything Trek?

    So unless this changes I don't know if I'll be showing up.
     
  27. gyoung2993

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    Well I just read Wonderfests website and it says Where were you in 1982 ??? It says that the theme surrounding what they are doing as follows ,top of that list was Star Trek Wrath of Khan ,so they definitely will be having that there ,models,etc. ,so anything Star Trek ,I am there.....
     
  28. qcfoundry

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    moreover, even if the event doesn't have any special ST guests, you can bet you'll see the usual gaggle of ST models, not to mention all the ST swag in the vendors room.

    seems you've never been -- this isn't your usual car show with a couple old timey guests who sign autographs and thats it.. for any appreciator of comix, horror, sci-fi, etc -- this show has lots of opportunities to get your fill...imo.
     
  29. STpropguy76

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    OK, I see that now.
    I first only went to the Link and checked out Upcoming Shows and then Guests & Exhibits and did not see WOK mentioned, Just Blade Runner.

    Yes, I have never attended this before, And have No idea what it is about.

    I attended a Trek Convention before and I got light headed at the Prices the Vendors wanted for their Trek items.

    I was also the First person waiting in line when the Trek Exhibit came to The Louisville Science Center and the thing that made that a good experience was being chosen to have lunch with Robert Picardo.

    Other than that Nothing else ever comes here, As far as I know.
     
  30. Robiwon

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    If you have never been you owe it to yourself to go at least once, at least go on Saturday. You will find the dealers room and model contest. There are activities going on all weekend as well. There also are people walking around in costume, not as many as at a comic con, but they are there. Meet up with us and have food and drink and get to know others from here in person. If at the end of the day you decide it isn't your cup of tea, at least you will have it under your belt.
     
  31. STpropguy76

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    OK, You sold me.
    I would like to meet a bunch of you guys & girls from the Forum.
    And I live 5 minutes away so why not, Right?

    I'll be there..
     
  32. gyoung2993

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    Well I for one agree with Robiwon,if you have never been before you definitely need to try it one time ,I have been 3 times and I never get burned out on it,love the people ,love the modes and designers who fabricate their models,those folks abilities are breathtaking ,plus I love to shop for kits....lol....its a blast....never left there unhappy by any means,at least go for the experience.....
     
  33. gyoung2993

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    Thats awesome.......
     
  34. Robiwon

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    Just an FYI, I have a room booked for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. It's my wife and I, and my friend George. I am looking for another room mate to split the cost. Any one interested?
     
  35. gyoung2993

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    Anyone else going ??? Please let us all know so we can all get together........
     
  36. Clutch

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    Just reserved my room.
     
  37. STpropguy76

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    If your not Familiar with this Area,
    There are like 8 Hotels next to each other there.

    They are All around the same price because of it's closeness to the Airport but if you stretch out a little more you have other hotels that are in the Area but are not that Expensive because they do not have contracts with the Airport and do not get Guests shuttled in.
    If Anyone needs help I can list some other Hotels that are in the same Area and you can Call and compare prices.
    I live minutes away and know the area well.
     
  38. Robiwon

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    What are some good local restaurants that would be good to meet up and hang out at?
     
  39. STpropguy76

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    Re: Who is going to Wonderfest 2012 ,Louisville,KY

    I personally love a local Chinese Restaurant and it is the best in town I've been going there for 10+ years, It is pretty close to this hotel also.
    It's name is: Chinese Chef
    Not a Buffet, Not Very Big & No Alcohol is served.

    I have also been frequenting another Asian restaurant for 15 years but it is Vietnamese,
    It serves more No-Chinese tasting foods and it to is not that far from the area,
    It's name is: Vietnamese Kitchen
    Also not a Buffet, It is big, And serves Alcohol.

    You can Google map both of these.

    As far as American food, In that area there are the regular boring same as everywhere places: Bob Evens, Waffle house, Cracker Barrel, Jerry's.

    There is also a Beef O'Brady's, & a Hoop's Bar & Grill
    But I never go to these Places.

    On the road were the Hotel is you only have Fast food: White Castle, Macdonald's, Taco Bell, Subway, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns and some Wing places and so on.

    There is a Golden Corral over on Dixie Hwy if you want a Variety Buffet.

    Or there is the Over priced Hotel Dining Rooms.

    Downtown Louisville has a little more to offer I'm sorry to say than this Area.
     
  40. gyoung2993

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    actually some of the hotels I stayed at across the street from the Crowne Olaza had awesome restaraunts inside those with really good food ,but this year ,I am just going to stay at the Plaza......
     
  41. STpropguy76

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    Yes, I have to say I live here locally and do not need to visit the Hotels, So I am unaware of the Restaurants that have contracts with the Hotels to have them inside.

    I also have never had the desire to go to a Hotel to get something to eat.

    My knowledge in that area is limited.
     
  42. gyoung2993

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    Hope to see you there STpropguy76.....we are all going to enjoy this , no doubt....... Guy Young
     
  43. STpropguy76

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    Yes Sir, Hope to see you and All that attend from the RPF.
    I would like to shake hands with everyone that is on the other side of the Computer Screen and that share my Interests.

    Everyone Have A Safe Trip......
     
  44. Robiwon

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    Share your intrest? Nah, I'm not a Star Trek guy.

    self pic
     
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  45. gyoung2993

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    HEHEHEHE:rolleyes
     
  46. gyoung2993

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    Anyone else going ???
     
  47. jedi onasi

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    I'm in TN and while I'm not really a "model" person, I do love toys. :D I'd be interested in checking it out at least one day.
     
  48. Clutch

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    The dealer room rocks. Plenty of toys.
     
  49. gyoung2993

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    Hey Clutch are you going this year in May ??? Let me know ,we all need to get hooked up........Guy
     
  50. Qrest Fourstar

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    I plan on going. Will be my fifth trip. So happy my wife likes to go too. I've been Jonesin' for WF since x-mas. I even put in for my vacation time. But yesterday they tell me all holiday weekends are subject for review. Witch is a bunch of BS because everytime we turn around there's some reason why we can't take time off. We usually get in on Thursday afternoon and leave Monday morning. It's such a good time.

    Was happy last year that we never ate at the Hotel. The food isn't that good and it's way overpriced. two years ago, we stumbled upon a little local place called Shenanigans. Nice little bar and grill at the corner of a lousy intersection with lousy parking, but the food was real good.
     

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