MosquitoCon 29 Rescheduled to April 10th, 2021

MOSQUITOCON RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
From Big Bill Schwarz, President NJIPMS, the e-board and members of New Jersey IPMS:
We wish all of our long time vendors, contestants and walk in show goer’s to know that because of current situations due to COVID-19, we are not allowed to have our show in August!!
Therefore, we’ve made the decision to go ahead and move the show months in the future to what would be our regular show date of April 10, 2021 – same time and same place. A lot if not all of our vendors are hopping on the train with us so we are simply rolling the show over intact. I will be emailing and corresponding with our long time vendors and friends to make all aware. A lot have already committed. With more shows cancelling every day its in best for all involved that we do it this way. We as a club will put absolutely no one at risk at ant time or place !! We also know this is a very well liked and attended show !!
We will see what happens in the coming months and the club and e-board wish to apologize that we couldn’t make it happen. We have gotten through blizzards and have overcome many obstacles over the last 30 years, but this is quite different!
At this time I would again like to thank each and every modeller,shopper,vendor and lookers that have made MOSQUITOCON what it is and we look very forward to seeing you all in the not to distant future!!
Until then , build models , stay safe and well, live long and mostly enjoy every day !!!
SEE YOU ALL SOON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Regards , Big Bill Schwarz President , The Executive Board and the Membership of NJIPMS

 

MosquitoCon 29 Updated Flyer

With the rescheduling of MosquitoCon 29, the flyer needed to be updated to reflect the new date of August 22nd, 2020. Click on the icon to the left to download the updated version (essentially, the date is all that has changed).

Everyone stay safe out there, and build a model!

MosquitoCon Rescheduled! August 22nd, 2020!

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, including but not limited to reasons of state, and possibly soon national, bans on events with large groups, we have rescheduled MosquitoCon 29 to August 22nd, 2020.

From President Bill Schwarz:

“To the membership: Due to the virus, MosquitoCon 29 is rescheduled to 22 August 2020. Same place, same time. There are no other shows in conflict, and we have cleared matters with all parties involved. Also, it is unclear if we will have meetings over the next 2 or 3 months, but we will let everyone know as soon as we do. I want you all to be safe and take precautions, to put all of this crap behind us as fast as possible. Remember one last thing: this eboard is on top of everything, all the time. We run the club and run it well. You all are in capable hands! Things will be back in balance soon. All of you take care and watch for emails, Facebook posts, and website updates. Thanks for your time.

– Big Bill, Vince, Mike, Joe, Dan and Devin, your NJIPMS Eboard. ”

MosquitoCon 29. August 22nd. Different Date. Same place. Same time. Better Weather.

Update on MosquitoCon 29: Is it still on?

Over the next week, we will be discussing whether to continue with MosquitoCon 29, and evaluating the possibilities of a postponement. The status of the Covid-19 virus in New Jersey is being watched closely, and we will continue to monitor the situation. We will announce here and to our Facebook page immediately upon deciding the best and safest course of action. Thank you all for your understanding.

February Newsletter and Meeting Info

There have been several questions regarding the meeting this month. It is indeed going on this evening, Friday the 14th. As it’s Valentine’s Day, turnout is expected to be a bit lower than usual, but the hard-core crowd will be there, showing their love for model making.

This month’s newsletter has also been uploaded to the Newsletter page. Check it out for information on MosquitoCon trophy sponsorship packages, as well as requests for judges and new kit donations. Also, our faithful contest coordinator Jon is asking for sponsors for monthly meeting themes this year.

MosquitoCon 28 “Best Of” Winners

MosquitoCon 28, on April 6th, 2019, saw over 600 visitors and entrants, with over 500 models on the table. We’re still processing the hundreds of photos taken at the event, but in the meantime, below is a list of all of the “Best Of” winners, with their photos.

Thank you again to all who attended and continue to make MosquitoCon such a success. See you in 2020!

Best Aircraft – Andrei Koribanics Memorial Award Laird Solution Chris Egan
Best Armor – Art Gerber Memorial Award 4X4 MRAP Joseph Torres
Best Ship – Bill Marshall Memorial Award USS Wisconsin Ryan Labieniec
Best Junior  – Molly Klanica Memorial Award On to Utah Darwin Killin
Best Sci-Fi Hammerschlag Glenn Thorn
Best Civilian Subject 74 Mack Snorkel Firetruck William Ratcliffe
Best of the Rest Award Hammerschlag Glenn Thorn
Best Vietnam Subject – Walley Valechko Memorial Award F-4B Phantom VF-111 John McCormick
“Tailhook” Award F-4B Phantom VF-111 John McCormick
Theme – D-Day 75th Anniversary Bedford QLR “Gin Palace” James Guld
Judges Best in Show – Norm Kennedy Memorial Award 4X4 MRAP Joseph Torres

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