Thursday, August 24, 2006

TidewaterCON - IPMS Region 2 Convention 20-21 October - Update

Forwarded to me by Hugh:


More news from the Region 2 Regional front. I'm sending this your way in the hopes that you will find this to be particularly interesting. Get the word out to all your modelin buddies and make this one a good event to remember.

Remember, October.....the leaves will be falling and so will the awards!!!

Glen Martin



We are just 60 days away from the IPMS Region 2 Convention at the new Virginia Beach Convention Center . As you undoubtedly have heard, this will be the site of the 2008 IPMS Nationals. We have an busy two days planned and look forward to seeing all of your clubs out there. So here is what is in store.

Vendors - we have sold 50 of 89 tables and have commitments from: Pace Hobbies, PJ's Hobbies, Martineer Press, Rare Plane Detective, Collectibles in Action, Byrd Aviation Books, Commanders Series Models - Iron Shipwright., 4+ Publications North America, Cobra Co. and Black Box. If your favorite vendor is not on the list please give him/her a nudge - I would love to see armor and automobile vendors.

Speakers - We have two days of speakers lined up including; Dana Bell, Dana Potts (former CAG speaking on the F-14), Floyd Werner, Dave Klaus, Lynn Ritger, illustrator A.D.Baker III with a balance of research, historical and how to topics.

The raffle will run both days. We are looking for donations

We have displays in the lobby area including the War Memorial Museum, a monster truck, an RC tank battle ground, and local clubs. For the families, if they are not at the beach, Make and Take, Merle Norman, and the Virginia Zoo.

And last but not least we have a contest. Region 2 is blessed with some great modelers, so there will be no doubt some eye-popping models on display.

The hotel rates are reasonable in October and the Double Tree has nicely refurbished rooms with wireless internet for only $75. Plan to spend a night or two.

So please get the word out. We have plenty of tables left for vendors, plenty of Trophy packs starting at only $35, and discounts available for early registration and IPMS membership . This is a chance to catch up with acquaintances.

All of this information and much more can be found at www.ipmstidewater.org/2con_home.htm

Questions - please contact me or the staff direct.

Many thanks,

Charles Landrum

President IPMS Tidewater

Chairman TidewaterCON

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