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2016 IPMS Nationals

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  • Member since
    February 2015
Posted by Billmc on Friday, January 29, 2016 11:16 AM

2017, omaha, thats what i am looking at. Two years east coast, just can not flip the bill for a cross country trip.  I get the feeling IPMS is like the oylmpic selection commity!. They want the citys to cough up a lung to host one?, why. Scale down your requests please!. Give(it can be west coast and or Maybe NW, lol i am bias there) citys a chance to host. If they have the venue, let them work out the rest. IPMS just demands to much to host!. In a era where we are just trying to keep the hobby alive, past down to our kids, IPMS acts like citys should bow down to them on there knees. Go splash some cold water on your face and come back to 2016!, the hobby in a lot of places is shaking at the knees. The Nationals should keep this in mind.

  • Member since
    July 2015
  • From: Columbia, SC
Posted by PETER MAHER on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 5:30 PM
Regarding your hotel cost changing...that should not happen if you are contacting one of our convention hotels...7 in all. Currently the Hilton, the Hampton are sold out, and any day now, the Hyatt will be sold out. You need to contact one of the four other hotels listed on our website, and look the remaining hotels, especially, the Inn at USC Wyndham parking, free breakfast, free internet, and shuttle service to the convention, as does The Springhill Suites by Marriot Downtown are your best bargains, and they have not even started to fill. Both are excellent sites. Make sure you call the hotel site directly to get your convention rate. With registration just opened, call as soon as you can to assure your reservation. This is current as of today, 03/09/16. Hope to see you there, Peter Maher, Chairman, 2016 IPMS USA National Convention
  • Member since
    January 2014
Posted by Silver on Monday, July 18, 2016 3:02 PM

The North West will try a second best of show win. 

  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Christianson
Posted by Eric Christianson on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:55 AM

I'd like to rebut the message from BillMC.  I am VP of the Seattle IPMS Club - 126 members strong.  When we tried to host the Nationals (for 2016), the IPMS National office was not the problem at all.  They were very helpful, answering all of our questions regarding securing the venue, contacting vendors, visitor metrics - everything.  They also take all the financial risk.

We have five clubs in the area who were willing to band together to run the show itself.  We successfully secured the venue and the hotel, and had figured out the food, rooms and tours - we were on our way to hosting the 2016 event.  We simply fell short of the key people we needed to manage the project.  We needed about eight, we had 5.  These critical 2-3 year-out jobs are not something you can convince someone to do - they have to really want to do it.  And we fell short (this time).  As a group, the membership voted to pull out.

So - lack of long-range volunteers were to blame.  To attribute any of this to the National office of IPMS is simply wrong.

  • Member since
    February 2015
Posted by Billmc on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:21 PM

One more time, one more time!!. I will keep hopeing and campaigning for a another shot. Sadly i was not into modeling the last time Seattle hosted it. I will try to go 2017, but would love to see it return to Seattle. I think it would give a area jolt to modeling communtiy, and specially the youth. They can come and see there is a national interest in a hobby other then Pokemon, and comecon. I know as a area we can do it, i can not wait to show it.

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 6:47 PM

According to a posting on Hyperscale which identifies the chapters which will be offering bids at the IPMS USA Nationals next month are:

Chatanooga, TN 

San Antonio, TX (to be held in San Marcos, TX)

Phoenix, AZ

Loveland, CO

Las Vegas, NV

There will be convention awards for 2018 and 2019

  • Member since
    January 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Sunday, August 7, 2016 3:08 PM

Couldn't make it this year...anybody got some pics???

  • Member since
    December 2006
  • From: N. Georgia
Posted by Jester75 on Sunday, August 7, 2016 3:31 PM

Incoming! Let me get them sorted and uploaded.




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