MosquitoCon 29 UPDATE

This has been added to the main MosquitoCon 29 page as well:

MOSQUITOCON 2021 UPDATE (5/2/21):

As of now, we are on track to hold MosquitoCon 29 on Saturday July 31, 2021. We will continue to monitor the situation and will be following state and venue guidelines the day of the show.

A few things to note (everything is subject to change):
– Wearing of masks inside the venue is mandatory – NO EXCEPTIONS.
– Each entrant may enter UP TO 12 models in total
– Each entrant may enter UP TO 3 models per category (12 max – see above).
– Door are scheduled to open at 9am for CONTEST ENTRANTS ONLY.
– Doors will open at 10am for non-entrants. This means no access to the contest OR vendor rooms for non-entrants until 10am. NO EXCEPTIONS.

We are hoping that, as restrictions ease and things open up, we will be able to a pretty much “normal” show, but keep checking back here, or on our Facebook page, for updates, as everything is subject to change.
Look forward to seeing everyone again!

WonderFest 2019

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

Wonderfest 2018 Photos

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

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!

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IPMS Nationals in Omaha, NE, Photos Posted

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:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/New-Jersey-IPMS-124068277612000/photos/

And Devin Poore has uploaded his photos to the group’s photo archive website here:

http://njipms.zenfolio.com/p610049940