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2016 IPMS Nationals

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2016 IPMS Nationals
Posted by EdGrune on Saturday, August 09, 2014 6:53 PM
The 2016 Nats have been awarded to Columbia SC.
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Posted by EdGrune on Saturday, August 09, 2014 6:57 PM
August 3 through 6
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Posted by Devil Dawg on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:45 PM

Woo Hoo! I live near Charlotte - Hour and a half drive for me. I will definitely be attending the Nationals!!

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Academy Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion, 1/48th Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II, 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet, 1/48th Eduard Fokker Dr. 1 Triplane, 1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, September 19, 2014 6:50 AM

My daughter attends USC so we will be staying in her apt. Too bad they didn't pick Greenville in the Upstate.

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Friday, September 19, 2014 11:30 AM

Not University of Southern California, huh?  Propeller  Sorry, I'm in goof-ball mode today! It's Friday!

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Academy Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion, 1/48th Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II, 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet, 1/48th Eduard Fokker Dr. 1 Triplane, 1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, September 19, 2014 12:52 PM

Gamecock territory Dawg!

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Posted by torybear on Saturday, May 02, 2015 12:16 PM
I have been waiting since the convention was in Atlanta to attend this again. Great.
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  • From: Charleston, SC
Posted by sanderson_91 on Saturday, May 02, 2015 6:52 PM

I'm in Charleston so I'm an hour and a half away.  Sounds like a road trip!!

Steve

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 02, 2015 8:05 PM
Maybe in 2017 they will remember us folks out West...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, May 06, 2015 10:16 AM

A local organizing committee has to bid for it.  It is not given blindly.   If you want it to come to your area YOU must actively pursue it,  get your local IPMS club or clubs together and prepare a bid.

The bid(s) for 2017 will be heard & awarded at the 2015 convention.    If no one out west has started their bid prep -- then it is likely already too late.     You have to have the hotel & convention site firmed up and a rough idea of theme and potential side activities.    

When I was part of the 2000 Dallas committee we started planning in 1997.  The bid was awarded in 1998

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 06, 2015 2:19 PM

Yes, I realize that it must be bid for. I hang out with the directors from our Chapter from time to time and get to hear the scuttlebutt about such things. Just like most everything else in life, it does involve politics, shall we say. Our Chapter, IPMS Orange County, hosted 2007.  2010 was Phoenix AZ, and 2013 was Loveland CO. In past years there was a tendency to rotate between the East, Center, and West of the nation. Of course based on bids from those areas. The past three years have been all in the Eastern portion of the nation- VA and SC are Eastern Seaboard, and  OH is neither west of the Mississippi nor the Continental divide, so really not in the center either. Perhaps no chapter west of either one of those geographic landmarks has not bid to host since then. But somehow I suspect that is not the case.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:32 PM

stikpusher
Maybe in 2017 they will remember us folks out West...

....and in the south! Big Smile

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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Posted by Silver on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 3:02 PM
Seattle spring model show is slightly bigger than the nationals and very full of competition in the detail department.
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Posted by Silver on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 3:19 PM
Good Luck Columbia SC in 2016.i will be modeled out by then
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Posted by veedubb67 on Sunday, July 26, 2015 7:19 AM
Not sure what you're inferring to when you say 'politics', but if a club doesn't self-nominate/bid for a convention then they have nothing to complain about. As a former Nats committee member, I can tell you the task is daunting and takes strong leadership and dedication. The biggest obstacle most clubs face is the manpower - lots of people are needed for the various jobs. Even though we have a fairly large club, we heavily relied on members from other clubs to help out. If a club is considering hosting a National convention, I recommend forming a small steering group to do a feasibility study. Be honest with yourself on resources and expectations.

Rob
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Posted by Silver on Sunday, July 26, 2015 2:04 PM
Not bidding.Just saying "Come On Down".
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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 26, 2015 3:11 PM

The "politics" of the clubs that are putting their bid up for consideration to the powers that be for hosting the Nationals. I know that it is just hearsay, so to speak, as I was not there to be a part of witness the actual events, but the impression around here is that the Las Vegas chapter (not the local Chapter, but one we were rooting for, due to proximity) went up against a pre determined "not gonna happen" in their bid for 2017. I have not heard yet about the Phoenix pitch for the same bid, but obviously it was unsuccessful as well.  Phoenix has an obvious proven track record for hosting nationals, and I suspect that Vegas would have put on a nice show... Ah well... maybe in 2018 somewhere the West will be the host.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by veedubb67 on Sunday, July 26, 2015 4:12 PM
Might want to double check that. From what I understand the only two bids put in this year were Phoenix and Omaha. Can anyone else verify LV put in a bid?
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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 26, 2015 4:37 PM

Next chapter meet ill speak with the folks who passed that on. Perhaps I'm mistaken and they were bidding for 2018. But as told, Las Vegas put in a bid for a Nationals.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Sunday, July 26, 2015 7:56 PM

Dave Morrisette,IPMS  eBoard member, posted a summary of the process on Hyperscale.

www.network54.com/.../This+is+the+process

In that posting he said that there were only two bids for 2017

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Posted by Silver on Tuesday, October 06, 2015 11:39 AM

SC is flooded.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, October 07, 2015 2:26 PM

Silver

SC is flooded.

 

I'm sure it won't stay flooded come 2016.....Confused

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Posted by EdGrune on Thursday, October 08, 2015 8:07 AM

One of the members of the local organizing committee posted on Hyperscale that the convention center was not affected by the storm & flooding and that they actually held a function in the center during the height of the event.

Chill

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, October 12, 2015 6:59 AM

My daughter goes to USC in Columbia and lives in Lexington down the road from Columbia. She said the same thing. It's a hit and miss on some areas, but the flooding was incredible, getting somethin like 20 inches of rain within a day or so. This was called a storm that happens every 1,000 years.

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Posted by Silver on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:11 AM

After a large flood I would not think about building models.Recovery takes longer than a year.Respect is the word  here.

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Posted by Silver on Monday, November 23, 2015 3:17 PM

At least a modeler from Seattle took best of show at the 2015 I.P.M.S. Nationals.

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Posted by PanzerCommander on Saturday, January 02, 2016 10:40 PM

I may have to submit my Tiger 1...it's pretty good I must say Stick out tongue

John McLaughlin

 

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Posted by Billmc on Tuesday, January 05, 2016 12:56 PM

I join here in seattle back in 2014,  i had just got back into building, did not know that much about ipms and convention's, shows. I found out about the Nationals early in 2015,  found out later that year that Seattle lost the bid for 2017. I for one love the idea of a potenial show coming to Seattle. I would throw my hat in. For 2016, its not going to happen, for me to attend this year. 

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Posted by stcat on Friday, January 29, 2016 7:12 AM

I just decided yesterday to go to the SC nationals.  That's when I learned that while I could get the first two days at the convention rate of $129, Friday night the price went up to $270 because all the slots are filled.  My fault for waiting so long.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 29, 2016 8:11 AM

stcat

I just decided yesterday to go to the SC nationals.  That's when I learned that while I could get the first two days at the convention rate of $129, Friday night the price went up to $270 because all the slots are filled.  My fault for waiting so long.

 

Try looking in other hotels, West Columbia and Lexington is nearby and probably cheaper.

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