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2016 IPMS Nationals

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

Incoming! Let me get them sorted and uploaded.

Eric

 

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

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

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  • 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

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    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.

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  • 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.

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Posted by Silver on Monday, July 18, 2016 3:02 PM

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

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  • 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, ipmsusa2016.com and look the remaining hotels, especially, the Inn at USC Wyndham Garden...free 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
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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.

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  • From: Central Florida
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.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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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 Billmc on Tuesday, January 5, 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 PanzerCommander on Saturday, January 2, 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 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 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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  • From: Central Florida
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.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Thursday, October 8, 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 BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, October 7, 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 Silver on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 11:39 AM

SC is flooded.

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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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  • From: Sonora Desert
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: Colorado Springs, CO
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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  • From: Sonora Desert
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 Silver on Sunday, July 26, 2015 2:04 PM
Not bidding.Just saying "Come On Down".
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  • From: Colorado Springs, CO
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 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 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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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
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

                   

 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 6, 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

 

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, May 6, 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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