The PopCult Toybox
First, an explanation is in order. Your PopCulteer has been dealing with allergy-induced sinus headaches for the last few days. Because of this, work on the WonderFest USA photos and videos went much slower than it normally would have.
If you read PopCult last Sunday, you know that I made a trip to Louisville, Kentucky last weekend, really a last-minute decision, to attend WonderFest USA, the annual Fantasy, SF and Horror Model-building convention. It was a great trip. My wife got to meet Greg Nicotero, the producer and FX coordinator for The Walking Dead, and I got meet some cool folks, too. I mentioned all this in my initial post a few days ago.
Above you see a fifteen-minute-plus video, shot by Melanie Larch and with music by The Possum Kingdom Ramblers, that buzzes around the huge WonderFest model-building contest room. Below, you will find over one-hundred photos from WonderFest, most of them also from the model-building contest, and most are sans captions. None of these photos are repeated from Sunday’s photo essay. Some are different views of the same models, but these are all new. Go check out that post to see the rest. This is the biggest photo essay I’ve ever posted here in PopCult, so be prepared for it to take a little while to load after you hit the “Read the rest of this entry” link.
I don’t have a lot of information about who built which kit, so just enjoy the eye-candy and admire the vast amounts of talent and hard work on display. Saturday there will be a bonus PopCult Toybox showing off a very special surprise that we found hidden at WonderFest USA, with photos and video. The PopCult Bookshelf will return next week.
The Model Contest Room
Just sit back and soak up the coolness. It was pretty overwhelming in person. Model sizes range from less than one-inch tall to over five feet long.