Wonderdog in the News


What happens at Fantasy Fest is between you and your god

October 12, 2018

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If you don’t have your plans in order for Fantasy Fest 2018 in Key West by now, you’ve got some work to do. Debauchery doesn’t just happen on its own, you know.
The main event — the free-for-all of a street party and parade, which frequently even involves clothed participants — takes place this year on Oct. 27. But Fantasy Fest isn’t just one night. This is Key West. These people can get wild for days… READ MORE

Key West’s Fantasy Fest returns to its ‘Key Weird’ roots

October 12, 2017

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the Keys are open for business, and Key West’s annual Fantasy Fest bacchanal is on as planned from Oct. 20-29 with the theme Time Travel Unravels. For the first time in decades, the fest, which began in 1979, is being produced by a new team intent on returning the spirit of the celebration… READ MORE

New producers hired for Key West’s Fantasy Fest

JANUARY 22, 2017

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A prominent Key West artist and a veteran event planner will team up to produce the annual 10-day Fantasy Fest this October, having struck a deal with the nonprofit that owns the event’s name. 
Marky Pierson, an art designer and filmmaker, and his Wonderdog Studios… READ MORE

Metal-sculpture parade ready to roll

MAY 13, 2016

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Come Saturday, creative Keys folks will come together to applaud a Key Largo metal artist while showcasing their recycled creations during the inaugural Stanley Papio Kinetic Parade in Key West.
It's a family-friendly, art-inspired, human-powered, mobile sculpture and art-bike parade… READ MORE


October 18, 2014

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Bloody, pale-skinned zombies seeking human flesh take over the streets of Key West on Sunday, Oct. 19 for the annual Zombie Bike Ride.
“People look forward to it every year,” said event organizer Marky Pierson. “The level of bike decorations and costumes and the work people do is incredible. Everybody tries to outdo themselves, year after year.”
The event started with 70 people… READ MORE

The World’s Largest Key Lime Pie

July 10, 2013

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With a diameter of 97 inches and an estimated weight of 1,000 pounds, it’s almost certainly the world’s biggest Key lime pie. At least that’s what its creators hope after preparing and serving the gigantic dessert to hundreds of people celebrating Independence Day in Key West
In fact, they had their creation — a gargantuan version of the Florida Keys’ signature dessert… READ MORE