Various information about special show activities, model kit and statue exclusives/debuts, exhibits, parties, etc.
Saturday Night “Show & Tell” Model Parties at Jerseyfest !
The partying continues on Saturday night (Aug. 2nd) at Jerseyfest with the “Figure Models Show & Tell Party” and “Sci-Fi Vehicles & Mechs Show & Tell Party” (includes “Hardware Kitbasher’s Swap Meet”). Both will be held in separate conference rooms at the Marriott Hanover Hotel from 8:30pm to 11:00pm at no extra cost to vendor show attendees. Hobbyists will bring in and talk about pieces they worked on in a laid back, informal setting with snacks and drinks. Then we all work our way over to the incredible “Auld Shebeen” Irish Pub on hotel property. We don’t have “cliques” at these parties – all show attendees are invited. And you just might be hanging out with movie FX legends…don’t miss it !
Zombies to Invade Jerseyfest Vendor Show !
Ever wonder how actors are converted into Zombies and what techniques and products are used by movie and TV Special FX artists to make them so wickedly realistic? Well, if you’re a fan of “The Walking Dead” TV show or Zombies in general, you’re in store for a real treat at Jersyefest this year. Sue Lee, who has created Walking Dead Zombies for the AMC Channel and was also a semi-finalist on the SyFy Channel’s “Faceoff” show, will be one of our very special guests. She is a renowned Special FX artist, sculptor and painter in the entertainment industry.
During the Jerseyfest vendor show on Saturday, August 2nd, Sue Lee and other great FX artists will be demonstrating the fascinating process used to create zombies. For the price of admission into the show, attendees will get to see and learn from this extraordinary process. Sue and her team will be explaining their steps and answering crowd questions as they create the zombies throughout the day. They will also share some of their experiences with doing FX work in the film and television industry.
Getting to see these demonstrations in person is a golden opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. But make sure you’re ready to run for your life because it’s just a matter of time before the zombies come alive and start looking for dinner!
See a video sampling some of Sue Lee’s work for The Walking Dead by clicking here.
Stan Winston School of Arts Webinar - Painting a Creature – Friday Night !
The Stan Winston School of Arts will be doing an in depth creature painting class via a “webinar ”on the Friday night before the Jerseyfest 2014 vendor show, which is on August 1st, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm EST. Many advanced techniques and secrets that have been used by their artists for motion pictures will be covered. The class will be broadcast live on a big screen in a training conference room at the Marriott Hanover Hotel. Check out all the details by clicking here.
Hardware Kitbasher’s Swap Meet!
Are you a kitbasher? Are you always on the lookout for interesting plastic or resin parts for you next build? Do you have spare parts you are looking to sell or trade? Well if you do come and join our afterhours swap meet. This is an informal event for those looking to pick up or unload scrap or spare parts that can be put to good use. This event will be in the same room as the “Sci-Fi Modelers Show & Tell Party” on Saturday, August 2nd from 8:30pm to 11:00pm. All Jerseyfest show attendees will have access to this party at no extra charge.
Jerseyfest Night Time Partying !
The “Auld Shebeen” Irish Pub & Restaurant right in the Marriott Hanover hotel is flat out awesome! It’s filled with wood and stone imported from Ireland for a rustic atmosphere that’s perfect for our post show festivities. They serve lots of great beer and mixed drinks up until 1:30 am, plus GREAT food until 12:00pm. So, Auld Shebeen will be the hub for night time Jerseyfest partying all weekend long. On Saturday, the meet up at the bar will happen at around 11:00pm right after the Jerseyfesst ”Show & Tell Parties”. Remember that one of the greatest aspects of the Jerseyfest show experience is the socializing and partying that happens after the show all throughout the hotel!
Over 90 percent of the material used to create the Auld Shebeen pub is authentic Irish salvage that was imported from Ireland. The Auld Shebeen was actually constructed in Belfast, Ireland, and then taken apart and shipped to the United States to be re-constructed at the Hanover Marriott. The Auld Shebeen is divided into four general areas, with a piece of Irish History in every corner.
Sideshow Collectibles Specials
To be announced.
Sold Out “Hot Toys” Figures can be Purchased at the Show!
“The Hand of Doom Collectibles” vendor will have numerous, rare “Hot Toys” figures released by Sideshow Collectibles for sale at the vendor show at good prices. They also will have many other rare and sold out statues and high-end figures.