16 July 2014

Folks, this is vitally important... the deadline, as in the absolute, last chance, no kidding, now or never deadline to sign up for one of the tours will be Monday, July 21st.  After this date has passed, we are going to evaluate the number of participants we have signed up for the tour packages; as it stands currently, there is a real risk that some of these tours may be cancelled (with refunds being sent to those who've already signed up) due to less than anticipated participation.  So call your friends, call your neighbors, tell all your modeling buddies who are joining us here in Hampton that this coming Monday is it... that's your last chance to sign up for one of the tours. 

After we have the final numbers in for the tours and we've had a chance to process the numbers, we'll update the tour status here and on our Facebook page so everyone will be kept in the loop.

Thanks everyone!


7 July 2014

A couple important notes for today's update:

First, for those wishing to see the models and visit the vendor room but not actually enter the competition, the daily entrance fee is $5.00 for an individual, or $10.00 for a family, and no multi-day passes are available.

Second, our Registration Coordinator Jared Nuss is pleased to make the following announcement:

 The 2014 National Convention Packets for Pre-Registrations ordered on or before June 1 2014 were mailed to our pre-registered guests on June 30, 2014. The packets include your registration name tag and the tickets you purchased for the convention events. For our overseas pre-registrants, you will receive an e-mail version of your registration package shortly to ensure receipt of your materials. We will also maintain a printed version of your package at the will-call registration desk as a back-up.

Please note that any additional ticket items purchased by you after June 12, 2014 will not be mailed, but they will be available for pick up at the convention registration will-call desk.

If you do not receive your pre-registration packet by July, 11, 2014, please contact me at Registration@IPMSUSA2014.com, so we can make sure a new set is printed and mailed out. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at this address. Thank you for pre-registering, and we look forward to hosting you at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. We wish you safe travels and hope you enjoy the show.


2 July 2014

Just over a month to go until the biggest model show in the world!   We have more sponsors listed in the Categories - thank you once again! - and the Seminars page has been updated as well.   Your Convention hosts are busy with the final planning for the show, ensuring every detail is considered and covered, and these next few weeks are going to absolutely FLY by as we race towards the finish line.  We can't wait to greet all of our visitors, and we hope you're as excited about the show as we are!

20 June 2014

Sponsorships continue to roll in for the Categories - thank you all! - and we have several new Vendors listed.  For those who haven't seen the news yet, we are also now booking seats for the Military Aviation Museum tour on Thursday, Aug 8 - if you haven't signed up yet, be sure to head over to the Registration page to reserve your slot today!

15 June 2014 - Happy Father's Day!

We are very excited to announce the inclusion of a tour to the world-renowned Military Aviation Museum for Thursday, 8 August!  Details are to be found on our Tours page.  Additionally, there are new sponsorships listed in the Categories - thank you to all of the clubs and individuals who have contributed so far!

31 May 2014

The Schedule of Events is now available and will be permanently linked from both the News page and the Contest page, for ease of access.  There are also updates to the Seminars, Tours, Vendors, and Categories sponsorship listings.  Also, this is very important: 

For those going on the Ft. Eustis tour the bus will make a brief stop at the main gate for inspection, those on board will have to show a picture ID for anyone 16 or older.


23 April 2014

The Forms page now includes all the necessary forms required for model entry into the show; the Individual form, the Master form (summarizes all of your individual entries), and the Model Description form.   We are also up to a whopping 86 Vendors for the show, with room for plenty more!   Lastly, there are a fresh batch of sponsorships posted over on the Categories page- our heartfelt thanks go out to those who have responded so quickly and positively!


15 April 2014

Sponsorships for the contest Categories continue to roll in, and the Forms page has been updated to include links to both the IPMS-USA national website as well as the Convention Registration and Category Sponsorship forms.


31 March 2014

We now have a full listing of all Special and standard Categories along with a list of who is sponsoring the trophies for each category over on the Categories page; please have a look and if you or your club haven't sponsored a trophy package yet, reach out to Mike Schine or Kevin Farris via the sponsors@ipmsusa2014.com address, and they'll be happy to assist you!

20 March 2014

News flash!  Two new special awards have been announced as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration- please have a look at the Categories page to learn more!

18 March 2014

We are very happy to announce that childrens' tickets are now available for our Wounded Warrior dinner being held on Thursday night, 7 August; these will be only $15.00 for kids aged 4 to 12.  For additional details, please visit our Contest page.

15 March 2014

Thanks to the efforts of our Seminars Coordinator Brian Stark, we have a great lineup of extremely talented and interesting presenters for this year's Convention thus far.  Please head over to our Seminars page and have a look!