MosquitoCon 28 Updates!

MOSQUITOCON 2021 UPDATE (7/28/21):
We continue to be on track to hold MosquitoCon 29 this coming 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):
– 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.

Wearing of masks inside the venue continues to be optional. However, as of today (7/28), NJ Governor Murphy and state Health Commissioner Persichilli announced that they “strongly recommend” masking in indoor settings, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents, due to increased risk.

We are anticipating that we will be able to a pretty much “normal” show, though we are expecting a big turnout.

Keep checking back here, or on our website, for updates, as everything is subject to change.

Look forward to seeing everyone again!

MosquitoCon Last Minute Info and Awards

Everything is on for MosquitoCon 29 on July 31st. All trophy sponsorships have been purchased.

There are a few tables left in the dealer’s room. JP Awards will be on-site, making custom nameplates for model bases.

There are limits to the number of kits that can be entered this year, please refer to the flyer for more information.

And finally, an example of one of the acrylic trophies for the contest is shown at left.

That’s all we have. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on the 31st!

May 2021 Club Meeting In Person!

NJIPMS is going back to in-person meetings for this month, on Friday the 14th, at 7pm.

Per Big Bill’s email on the subject, the meeting will be as close to “business as usual” as can be made, with three big requirements:

  1. Masks are to be worn indoors at all times. No exceptions.
  2. Safe social distancing will be observed at all times.
  3. And finally, The Bar Will Be Open!

One more item: with the return of in-person meetings, means the return of dues. If you can pay them on the 14th, all the better.

Friday, May 14th. Back to almost-normal. Hope to see you all there.

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!

MosquitoCon Rescheduled to July 31st, 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic, New Jersey IPMS has rescheduled MosquitoCon to July 31st of 2021. There’s no indication that there will be a reduction in the severity of the pandemic before our regular show date in early April, and there is little chance that vaccinations will be wide-spread enough at that point.

Thank you to everyone for understanding. We want to get back to the usual show schedule as much as everyone else, and to do it safely.

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