The IPMS/USA 2020 National Convention, scheduled to be held in San Marcos, Texas, has been cancelled. The San Marcos loction has been moved to 2023, with 2021 to be held in Las Vegas, and 2022 seeing a return to Omaha.
More information is available on the IPMS NATS 2020 website.
Last weekend I attended the annual WonderFest sci-fi model show, in Louisville, KY. For those that have attended JerseyFest here during the fall, this is a somewhat similar show, yet much larger, and the break-down between ships/hardware and figures is about an even split (whereas the JerseyFest show is predominately figures). WonderFest set a record this year, it’s 30th, with over 800 models entered in the contest. The quality of work is amazing, and I was quite stunned to take away a bronze award for my USS Sentinel kit build. This year I also took part in a group build display, with the theme of Star Wars Concept Models. Each of us picked a Joe Johnston concept drawing and built a model based on it. My B-Wing wasn’t finished, but that didn’t stop me from taking it to the show as an in-progress.
The show’s dealer’s room is quite impressive as well, with at least 125 individual dealers, according to the show’s flyers, as well as personalities taking photos and signing autographs. The two conference rooms taken up by the dealers is easily 1.5 or 2 times the size of our usual MosquitoCon.
If anyone’s looking for an excuse to visit Louisville the weekend after Memorial Day, I highly recommend WonderFest. They have the date set for May 30-31st, 2020, with more information on their website: https://wonderfest.com/
I took photos, per my usual of not trying to get everything, just the stuff that really catches my eye, all of which have been posted HERE.
-Devin Poore, 6/8/2019
Here’s the link to a few photos taken at this past weekend’s JerseyFest 2018, held at the Newark Intl. Marriott.
The 2018 JerseyFest happens this coming weekend, September 7th to 9th. More details here: http://jerseyfestfair.com/
Martin Quinn was busy at the IPMS Nationals this year. He photographed a huge selection of the models in the contest. They’ve been posted to our gallery site.
This past weekend,June 2nd and 3rd, saw Wonderfest 2018 in Louisville, KY. A Sci-Fi and Fantasy model show, lots of spaceships, figures and dioramas were on the table. Photos taken by Devin Poore have been posted to the club’s gallery website HERE.
JerseyFest 2017 was this past weekend, September 9th and 10th, at the Newark Airport Mariott. Turnout was lighter this year than last, most likely attributable to a new venue and the odd weather around the country at the moment. That being said, there was a lot of great work on display, some fantastic seminars, and a well-stocked dealer’s room. Some photos below. If you have the chance, definitely check it out in 2018!
This coming weekend is JerseyFest at the Newark Airport Marriot hotel:
This a great sci-fi and figure modeling show. Well worth checking out. The only caveat I will give is that parking is EXPENSIVE, like $44 a day, so carpool or mass-transit it.
A few NJIPMS members made it out to the Nationals in Omaha, Nebraska, this past week, and a couple of them had cameras in-hand. You can check out Martin Quinn’s extensive coverage on the group’s Facebook page here:
And Devin Poore has uploaded his photos to the group’s photo archive website here:
Last weekend I attended Wonderfest, a sci-fi and figure show in Louisville, KY. It’s been around for a while, next year is their 30th anniversary, but I’ve never been able to make it before. It’s an impressive show. Photos have been added to the gallery website HERE.
This month’s newsletter has also been added to the Newsletter page.