Wonderfest 2012 Show Report
(Page One - Thursday's Trip to the Show)


Thursday, July 26th, 2012

(Background)
Wonderfest 2012 took place during the Memorial Day Weekend of this year, from Friday, May 25th through Sunday, May 27th. This show focuses on Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Comic Book, Anime, and Kai-ju - (the Japanese word for "Strange Beast") figure and vehicular models. A large number of original pieces and conversion kits are a staple at this show.

Even though I've attended Wonderfest six or seven times to date, it never disappoints.

I was forced to miss last yearís show, and almost missed this one as well. However, when I discovered that I had the following Memorial Day Monday off from work (and would only have to take 1 extra day off), I decided to attend. (The couple bucks I received back from my tax return also helped with my decision).


(The Drive over there)
I jumped on the road shortly after work on the Thursday afternoon before the show (at 5:00) for my 700 mile, 12 hour tour...uhhh, drive, to Louisville, Kentucky.

At around 11 pm, the fatigue-factor finally set firmly in. I pulled over into a rest stop to crash for the night. Iím definitely not as young as I used to be. In the past, I'd make the trip in 1 fell swoop, arriving in the weeee hours of the morn.).

The rest stop decision was driven by the fact that I just couldn't see paying the $40-$60 fee for a hotel or motel room just for 7 or 8 hours of sleep. Plus, with the upcoming show, I could think of a W-H-O-L-E  L-O-T-T-A things I'd prefer to do with this money.

Seven hours later, I was up and back on the road. I ended up pulling into the Crowne Plaza Hotel - (where Wonderfest Show takes place) at a bit after 11 am. Upon entering the hotel lobby, I saw that the party had already started.

The "Pre-Show" programs were already in full swing.





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