ROUND 2 AT WONDERFEST 2024, June 1 & 2

The 34th Annual Wonderfest Convention will be taking place on June 1-2, 2024, at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Hotel in Louisville, KY. Wonderfest is a weekend of hobby escape held every summer and holds the largest modeling contest in the U.S. for sci-fi, horror, & comic-related subjects. Head of Product & Development Jamie Hood, Product Designer Chelsea Ray-Dye, Product Designer Chris Purvis, and Marketing Manager Chad Reid will be at the show in our regular location of Dealer Room A, Tables 75 & 76.

Last year we had another huge showcase with plenty of great announcements that generated a lot of excitement. This year we will have plenty of products on display of current, upcoming, and future releases for Round 2 Sci-Fi and Pop-Culture products. So, be sure to stop by the booth to see all these wonderful kits plus news about fantastic unannounced items. Our crew would love to chat and answer questions that you may have.

Wonderfest hosts a massive sci-fi modeling contest that has topped over 800 entries in recent years. One of the awards handed out goes to the winner for the best use of any of our model kit brands (AMT, MPC, Polar Lights, or Hawk Lindberg) and is sponsored by Round 2. The model can be used in any manner, whether it’s a box-stock build or just using one recognizable part uniquely or substantially. Contestants just need to mark what kit was used on their entry form. The winner will receive a $100 credit to and an award certificate.

For those wanting to participate, Round 2 is sponsoring a Galileo Mashup Challenge. The rules are simple, take the new Round 2 Star Trek Galileo Shuttle and redress it, create a mash-up from a different TV or film vehicle from the ’60s-’80s, and of course, have fun. On the show floor will be a section dedicated to these Galileo ships. Famed Star Trek illustrator John Eaves will pick his favorite to award an EFX Boba Fett chromed ESB 40th anniversary helmet proof. For more information about this challenge, check out the Facebook page with more details

This year Round 2 will also be sponsoring the Make-N-Take program. Kids in attendance will have the opportunity to build one of our MPC Star Wars Snap X-Wing Model Kits. We’ll also be giving out a tube of non-toxic cement and a non-toxic primary paint kit. The paint kit includes a brush and 6 different colors of acrylic paint (gloss blue, gloss yellow, gloss red, gloss black, gloss white, and silver).

During the event, Jamie will be hosting an event in Upstairs Theater A from 4 to 4:30 pm on Saturday, June 1st. We are also planning to do a live stream of the event on our YouTube channel. Jamie will spend this time talking about Round 2 models with the latest releases and a look at what might be in store for the future.

For more information about the show, please visit their website HERE. If you’re unable to attend the show, be sure to check back here, as we’ll have pictures and information about all the unannounced kits.

We’re excited to be a big part of Wonderfest again and can’t wait to see you all there.