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2020 IPMS in San Marcos, TX

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
2020 IPMS in San Marcos, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Sunday, August 5, 2018 1:19 AM

The 2020 IPMS show was awarded to San Marcos, TX.  San Marcos is between Austin, TX and San Antonio. The history, food, and  culture of both are readily accessibl.   

2021 was not awarded.  I heard conflicting information regarding their bid presentation. 

  • Member since
    September 2013
  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Sunday, August 5, 2018 9:36 AM

Great news!  Being from San Antonio, it will be a short commute.  Any idea as to the dates?

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  • From: Chicago area
Posted by modelmaker66 on Sunday, August 5, 2018 4:57 PM

That's why I'm not a member. I live in the Chicago suburbs. Not only is there only 1 decent ipms club in the area, It would necessitate me driving or flying all over the country to some mostly small towns to attend. I know it has been here before but with a lack of clubs and apparently interest in Chicago and other major markets it seems not to be very attractive to modelers in major metro areas.

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Monday, August 6, 2018 9:35 AM

Marcus McBean

Great news!  Being from San Antonio, it will be a short commute.  Any idea as to the dates?

 

29-July to 01-Aug 2020

There is a good briefing on the matter posted on the IPMS forums.  

Convention center space costs in major markets vs secondary markets is one of the reasons for going to places such as Phoenix in the middle of the summer or San Marcos

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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Monday, August 6, 2018 3:49 PM

EdGrune

 

 
Marcus McBean

Great news!  Being from San Antonio, it will be a short commute.  Any idea as to the dates?

 

 

 

29-July to 01-Aug 2020

There is a good briefing on the matter posted on the IPMS forums.  

Convention center space costs in major markets vs secondary markets is one of the reasons for going to places such as Phoenix in the middle of the summer or San Marcos

 

The San Antonio Club is sponsoring the event along with Austin and Houston and others in central Texas.  I thought the Austin Club was sponsoring the event but it turns out that San Antonio is just as expensive.  Our city council just can't stop adding excise taxes on conventioners which other cities will take advantage of.  Thank you San Marcos, now I can attend a convention without having to drive for 15 hours.

Marcus

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Posted by JoSeR1207 on Saturday, August 10, 2019 7:42 PM
July 29-August 1 2020!!!
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  • From: Chicago area
Posted by modelmaker66 on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:44 PM

Why is nobody talking about this event and are shipping ahead to Las vegas 2021?

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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:52 PM

I haven't seen anything on the IPMS site yet except for a decal design, unless I am looking in the wrong place.

Marcus

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    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Friday, September 20, 2019 5:35 AM

Go to NATS2020.COM.   It hasn't been linked to the National site yet.  The website is still being populated but has some basic info (hotels, SanMarcos Chamber of Commerce, vendors).  For you non-Texicans, click the 'Come and Take It' flag icon for a wiki history of the Texas Revolution and the significance of the Gonzalez Flag.  

No theme information yet.   The organizing committee had some issues defining criteria at their presentation before the National Competition Committee

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  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, September 23, 2019 2:57 PM

Do you have to be an IPMS member to go to one of these big events? To participate/compete in them?

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, September 23, 2019 3:46 PM

You only need to be an IPMS memeber to enter a model.  Anyone can go to the event.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Monday, September 23, 2019 4:05 PM

Real G

You only need to be an IPMS memeber to enter a model.  Anyone can go to the event. 

Membership may also be a priority determination factor for some of the limited-space/additional cost activities such as the Grex airbrush hands-on seminar session.  

 

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  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, September 23, 2019 4:14 PM
Thanks, guys! :)

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Silver on Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:09 AM

San Antonio main area.

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Monday, September 30, 2019 3:46 PM

Silver

 

San Antonio main area.

 

Err, Umm, No.   You missed it by about 50 miles.

San Marcos is 45 minutes to an hour north of San Antonio (depending on the traffic & time of day).

The downdown San Antonio/Riverwalk district was determined to be too expensive for a convention with the numbers which we tend to draw.  The more room-nights we can offer, the cheaper the convention center space is, especially in major city destinations.

As noted in an earlier post, while the show is being run by IPMS San Antonio it is being put on closer to Austin.    Make plans to fly into Austin Bergstrom International airport. It will be a half-hour or less via the 80 MPH tollway.  The organizing committee will be running shuttle buses from ABI to the convention center and adjacent hotels.   Houston's airports will be 3 to 4+ hours, as will Dallas/Ft Worth.   As noted, SanAntonio International will be roughly an hour.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, September 30, 2019 5:09 PM

Hi;

    I don't know about logisitics but Is there a way to fly into New Braunfels Municipal Airport? It is only 20 minutes away from San Marcos. I might have to renew my membership, but I definitely hope to be there.

   Arriving in Austin and dealing with their Traffic can be a nightmare. Besides there is nice hospitality in New Braunfels and a pleasant way to drive and talk about models. There's a Rail Museum in New Braunfels too. If you want you can take AMTRAK to San Marcos too!

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Monday, September 30, 2019 6:57 PM

Tanker - Builder

   I don't know about logisitics but Is there a way to fly into New Braunfels Municipal Airport? It is only 20 minutes away from San Marcos. I might have to renew my membership, but I definitely hope to be there.

 

For that matter, just blow off New Braunfels entirely and fly direct into San Marcos.

http://flysanmarcos.com/

No commercial service.  All of four miles from beautiful downtown San Marcos.  

There is a CAF wing based there.  Its big enough to handle a C-47 regularly

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, September 30, 2019 8:15 PM

My in-laws live in Austin so I'll probably drive there from Dallas, stay the night and spend the day at the show then drive back with my haul. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9:38 AM

Hey EdGrune ;

    The San Marcos airport.I forgot about it because there is NO public transport between it and downtown! It goes within four blocks though . New Braunfels at least has Friends Taxi.You know, Call me and I'll pick you up and take you to San Marcos.

 I just can't wait, I have a ship entry that I hope will set them up a little.

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:06 AM

Tanker - Builder

Hey EdGrune ;

    The San Marcos airport.I forgot about it because there is NO public transport between it and downtown! It goes within four blocks though . New Braunfels at least has Friends Taxi.You know, Call me and I'll pick you up and take you to San Marcos.

The San Marcos airport website says that the FBO operators at the airport can provide courtesy cars, limos, or taxis for patrons ariving at the airport.   It also links to the SMTXTheBus website, the red-line of which goes to the Embassy Suites.  You might have to change buses at the transit center, but you can get there from here.

 

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