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2021 IPMS-USA Nats hotel reservations are open

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2021 IPMS-USA Nats hotel reservations are open
Posted by EdGrune on Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:45 AM

Go to the website natslv2021.com to access the hotel reservation system.  The hotel (Rio Resort in Vegas) has a block of 600 rooms set aside with options to expand in response to demand

Mine were $89 per night for the 4 nights of the convention, with options to book additional nights before/after the show to lose more money at the tables.

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:05 AM

I wonder how this pandemic is going to pan out next year?  I was planning on attending, but the way things are right now, anything could happen.  But thanks for the heads up!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Frankenpanzer on Friday, July 17, 2020 12:06 AM

Vegas should be ok by then. I made my room reservations the other day.

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Posted by Greg on Friday, July 17, 2020 9:26 AM

I'd love to attend this in Vegas.

My main purpose in going to nats or big shows is buying stuff. The airline won't let me throw my stash "in the trunk"....or the backseat, so my M.O. so far has been if I can't drive, I don't go. Hence, I have attended exacty one nat in 7 years which pretty much sucks.

I don't suppose I'm the only one. Am I overlooking a simple solution to this dilemna I've made up in my head? (Enjoying the show and not buying stuff is not an option Big Smile)

 

-Greg

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Posted by Real G on Friday, July 17, 2020 10:58 AM

My focus going to shows nowadays is to enjoy the models.  I just love seeing how creative or crazy modelers can get.  I like it best when the dial goes to 11!

The highlight of going to shows used to be the shopping, but I have been buying less and less as time goes on.  The last time I attended the Nats, I brought home two kits, but one was for a friend. 

That being said, I do shop for supplies, accessories and tools for the kits I already have.  And I DO still love hitting the vendor’s room - it’s always the first stop!

Fingers crossed that the COVID thing is under control by next year.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Greg on Friday, July 17, 2020 11:27 AM

Real G
Fingers crossed that the COVID thing is under control by next year.

+1 for sure. Yes

-Greg

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Posted by armornut on Friday, July 17, 2020 12:25 PM

   I was hoping having a cool beverage with the mighty Armornut was a good reason to go to the Nat'sSurprise. Just kidding RG! Just got news that my trip to Vegas may be easier than it was a few weeks ago.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Real G on Friday, July 17, 2020 12:57 PM

Here’s hoping things work out. I would definitely like to have the honor of having a drink in the presence of the Mighty Armornut!  Smile

But beware being seen with me - I carry the mark of a Napkinwaffe/anime leper!  Serious scale modelers shun me.  Stick out tongue

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Posted by armornut on Friday, July 17, 2020 1:33 PM

   I'm a legend in my own mind sooo...we'll be in good company LOL. Lets hope we can make it happen.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, July 18, 2020 12:55 PM

Ooh, the block of hotel rooms ran out yesterday!  They added some more, but if you are thinking of going, better make your reservations ASAP.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by armornut on Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:55 PM

    Gonna have to hold short for a couple weeks, just got re hired at my job, was laid off for a couple weeks. Worse case I end up out in the boondocks and have to drive in for the convention.

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:42 AM

My company's travel agent sent out this article in an email yesterday.  They are not allowing us to pre-pay and book any hotels outside of six weeks.

https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/hotels-survive-COVID-19-15411455.php?

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Posted by EdGrune on Monday, July 27, 2020 8:51 AM

Real G

Ooh, the block of hotel rooms ran out yesterday!  They added some more, but if you are thinking of going, better make your reservations ASAP. 

The organizing committee announced over the weekend that they had gone from 1600 room nights (that's 400 people for the four days of the show), through 2000, 2200, and are ending the block at 2400 room nights.   That's 600 people at the convention hotel.  Today's task for them is negotiating room block rates with adjacent hotels. 

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