Everything is ready for the big show on Saturday morning. Club members, please be there at 7am to help set up. As usual, coffee and bagels will be supplied.
For show visitors, be sure to check the MosquitoCon 25 page for any last minute information, a list of who’ll be in the dealer’s room, and who’s supplied items for the raffle. The dealer’s room is sold out, so bring some spending money!
Contest Entry forms are also online, fill them out before hand and avoid waiting in the registration lines.
We’ll see you all on Saturday morning for the Silver Anniversary of MosquitoCon!
As many of you have heard, NJIPMS member Martin Quinn’s daughter Keira lost her battle with cancer earlier today. The viewing for Keira will be on Tuesday, March 15th at Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne NJ. The viewing times will be from 2pm to 4pm and from 7pm to 9pm. The service will be held Wednesday March 16th at 11am at Cornerstone Christian Church in Wyckoff, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Shelter in Keira’s name.
The NJIPMS eBoard, and the rest of the club, give our sincerest condolences to Martin and his family in this unbelievably tough time.
iHobby 2016 is now in the books. The Raritan Expo Center hosted this year, the first time in a long time (maybe ever?) the show has come to ‘Jersey. Held in conjunction with a model train show, the expo hall was filled with people.
The manufacturers participating had some nice displays, of particular interest to your editor were the Vallejo and Iwata booths and their product demonstrations. Others on hand included Xuron, Flexi-File, Mega Hobby, and other outlets. While this was mostly a trade show with little retail sales going on, a few vendors did offer their products for sale to the public.
The New Jersey IPMS Make-N-Take was very well attended. With the build area set up in a huge U-shaped table area with at least 2 dozen seats, it was almost always packed with kids building kits donated by various vendors at the event.
All in all, a great showing for the hobby in general, iHobby, and especially NJIPMS.
The meeting of March 11th, 2016 brought Nostalgia Night, hosted by Mike Terre and Dan Spera. Lots of old school kits and tools and paints were out on the tables. Several members also spoke of what they’d brought, be it the first kit they ever built, a gift from someone, or how a particular kit brought back specific memories.
MosquitoCon 25 business was discussed. Everything is on track for the show. See everyone on April 2nd!
Tonight there have been more updates to the site, including a list of sponsors of the show, added to the main MosquitoCon 25 page.
A list of MosquitoCon 25 Contest Trophy Sponsors has also been added to the website. Check out the Trophy Sponsorships MosquitoCon 25 page for the lists of sponsored categories, and those categories still available for purchase.
The March 2016 MosquitoGram has been uploaded, and can be downloaded from the Newsletter page.
MosquitoCon show information is being added continually to the MosquitoCon 25 page. Recently added items include the show’s Contest Categories and the Contest Rules.