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01-04-2014, 01:15
Hi guys:

The 2014 Jerseyfest Model Kit & Statue Fair will be held from August 1st to the 3rd in 2014 at the Marriott Hanover Hotel in Whippany, New Jersey.

We sold out of vendor tables at our last show with over 115, and are expecting a significant increase in vendors and attendees at the 2014 show. The success and growth spurt from our last show has allowed us to upgrade to a four star rated Marriott hotel in a great location, not far from Newark Airport. See hotel pictures by clicking here:

Once again we are putting on a big show that will appeal to a diverse audience of modelers and collectors who are into figures/statues, vehicles, mecha, props, etc. and various scales from miniatures to life-sized. Our model contest will once again be spectacular with phenomenal trophies and prizes (350 entries at the last show). In the coming months, we will be announcing our special guest artists and information about presentations occurring during the vendor show on Saturday and Sunday. We also have some new activities and surprises for this year that we are not ready to announce yet - so stay tuned!

The show will once again kick off with “Jerseyfest Academy” all day classes on the Friday before the vendor show (i.e., August 1st). They will be mostly “hands on” classes featuring instruction by elite artists on painting, sculpting and constructing figure and vehicle model kits. See the latest info on the Academy here:

We have a talented team working together to make the 2014 show extra special. Many people from all over the USA and international locations will be attending. The kits/statues and presentations combined with the overall social experience all day and night will make for a great weekend of complete hobby bliss. Much more info to come folks !

Here is a "show report" summary of our last show with pictures:

Hope to see you at the big show !

The Jerseyfest Team

02-13-2014, 11:38
Hey guys:

Jerseyfest offers a full weekend long experience for all attendees, which means our program has numerous post show, night time activities and parties. To kick it off, the Stan Winston School of Arts will be doing a monster model painting class via a "webinar" on the Friday night before the Jerseyfest 2014 vendor show on August 1st, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. The artist and subject to be used for the class to be announced.

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, which is the hotel where the vendor show is occurring. It will be interactive so the students and Stan Winston instructor can communicate via audio and video throughout the 3 hour long class.

Students will be able to sit back and watch the artist do various demonstrations while asking questions. Note that this is not a "hands on" class. Admission price is $15.00 per person and seats are limited, so we encourage people to sign up as soon as possible to secure a spot.

Go here for more info and to register:

04-03-2014, 23:14
Hey guys:

Here is some information on the "Sculpting a Batman" class happening at the 2014 Jerseyfest Academy...

This professional, "hands on" sculpting class will be conducted in a separate classroom at the Marriott Hanover Hotel on Friday, August 1st, 2014, from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. The event is being held right before the weekend long vendor show. In this class, professional sculptor, Gabe Perna, will teach how to sculpt a Batman bust. Gabe is one of the most renowned sculptors in our great hobby whose unique style has produced incredible sculptures of comic book characters, monsters and the most twisted creatures from his imagination.

Registrations for the class begin now and seats are limited. Click here for class details and registration instructions:

05-08-2014, 14:12
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? 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 special guests along with other FX artists who will be demonstrating the process used to creating zombies throughout the vendor show on Saturday, August 2nd. Sue is a renowned Special FX artist, sculptor and painter in the entertainment industry. See more info and pictures here:

See latest list of Jerseyfest 2014 vendors and artists here:

05-08-2014, 21:12
sounds cool, but nowhere near Jersey. i live in California, but i hope you guys have fun.

06-10-2014, 17:45
Hey guys:

Registrations have begun for the “Painting Wonder Woman Figure Kit” Class by Garage Kits.US. This professional, “hands on” painting class will be conducted in a separate classroom at the Marriott Hanover Hotel on Friday, August 1st, 2014, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. The event is being held right before the weekend long vendor show.

If you already have one of the Wonder Woman kits, you can bring it and pay less for the class. You can also bring your own compressor and airbrush and pay less.

See class details and instructions on how to register here:


06-14-2014, 17:49
Hey guys:

We just added Film FX legend “Phil Tippett” to our guest line up and we could not be more thrilled! He will be with "Chronicle Collectibles", a new vendor at our show displaying and selling elite model collectibles in limited quantities that they worked on with Phil and other artists. Phil is also doing a talk during the vendor show - see full schedule here:

Phil’s varied career in visual effects has spanned more than 30 years and includes 2 Academy Awards, 6 Academy Award nominations, 1 BAFTA, 4 BAFTA nominations, 2 Emmys and the advent of modern digital effects in motion pictures. Phil’s roots in stop motion, modeling and practical effects and his ability to use this foundation in conjunction with developing technologies has made him one of a handful of artists whose careers have spanned the transition of visual effects from largely practical to digital.

Phil's past work includes the Star Wars Trilogy with ”Industrial Light & Magic Studios” (e.g., Imperial Walkers, Tauntauns, Rancor, Jabba the Hut, , etc.), Jurassic Park, the new Jurassic World movie, Dragonslayer, Robocop, Starship Troopers, etc.

See more of Phil’s biography here:


06-22-2014, 21:56
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 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 !

Learn more about Jerseyfest show specials at:

07-23-2014, 21:32
Hey guys:

Our Jerseyfest demos & presentations list is posted.

They are happening during the vendor show on Saturday & Sunday (Aug 2-3) and included with the price of admission into the show. Includes movie FX legend Phil Tippett (Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Academy Award Winner, etc.), Jordu Schell (Avatar, Hellboy, 300, Making Monsters TV Show, etc.), Saul Alvarez, Rik Cantu, John Ficchi, and more super talented artists.

See the list here:

07-28-2014, 22:56
The Jerseyfest Model Kit & Statue Fair show is this weekend!

A friend of the show created a short highlight video from the last one, which is posted here:

Also, here is a show report from last year's event with lots of pictures:

We hope to see you at the vendor show - Aug. 2nd & 3rd !