IPMS Nats Orlando questions
Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:59 AM
I've been over the main page and I'm awaiting authorization to post on the IPMS forum, and I cannot figure out whats going on.
The cost of the convention - $50?
I just want to enter the contest is it still $50?
Can I register at the door?
Anyone have an email contact? To get to the ones on the website require Outlook to be set up and I've never used that on this PC, so it's not set up.
Any help would be appreciated.
Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:30 PM
Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:31 PM
By the way, I'm working model registration and convention registration but I don't if about paying at the door to get into the contest. I know several people who are going for a day - I don't think they plan on entering the contest, though.
Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:35 PM
Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:36 PM
Sorry. And thanks for info.
Edited by Jantrix, 31 July 2012 - 02:37 PM.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:04 AM
Well guys, that tears it. $50 to enter a contest......to compete.....that ain't happening. I know that there is cool stuff happening the week of the convention, but I can't afford the time off to enjoy it. I was going to have to take a vacation day to go up on Friday to drop off models, so that would be a further loss. I'll probably show up on Saturday and see ya'll but I can't justify the cost. Especially after I just now joined the IPMS to be able to compete.
Sorry. And thanks for info.
Yeah Rob, unfortunately this kind of an expense for a model contest is not for everyone. This is a big deal contest with a high price tag to put on so the show organizers have to share the expense somewhere. In this case it's everywhere. $50 Dollars is a lot for entry but is multiple days of full access (if you choose) and any of the little extras in the registration packet such as the yearly decal sheet that every National convention provides. But the bottom line is it's everyones choice to participate or not. To me the expense is worthy as it isn't every year that you get to compete in a show at this caliber and size.
Of course Daryl and I, and anyone else that may be with us, have no intentions of shelling out the $60 dollar dinner price tag before the awards ceremony on Saturday night. That is just too far over the top, IMHO.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:23 PM
Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:58 PM
Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:20 PM
I was under the impression that if you were an active IPMS member (even just locally) you paid $5 to enter the contest. That $50 is for all- access for all the seminars,activities etc.and unlimited models entries.
From what I have read, you must be an IPMS member just to enter the contest, for $50, regardless of how much of the convention you are there to see.
Anyone else can get in to view the model/vendors for $5.
Jim is involved with the contest, I figure if I was wrong, he'd have set me straight. And yes, I am going to attend. Just not to compete.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:12 PM
Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:09 PM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:37 PM
I have the same schedule you have and it does look as if the model room will close at 2:30pm on Saturday. I have no idea why. The judging is supposed to be done Friday night after the room closes at whatever time.
I helped organize the model master sign in sheets into numerical order twice today. There seems to be over 2,000 participants already.
The host chapter didn't seem to anticipate the apparently high number of attendees.
You may want to think about saving your time and money and come up to the FAST contest in October.
Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:53 PM
Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:25 PM
Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:41 AM
Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:29 AM
This was the first national contest I've ever attended. It was great being able to meet 3 or 4 guys from this forum and meeting a whole bunch of other builders. The lack of organization was surprising - maybe because it was so big. I'm told 2700 entries by 400 builders and 359 in the automotive categories. I much prefer the JaxCon show and even better the MAGS shows. But that's only me.
Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:14 AM
It was also cool to see an automotive subject take overall best in show. It's virtually unheard of. The only other one that I know of was Mark Jones winning best in show a number of years ago in either Phoenix or Oklahoma, I can't remember which. I know that I had a great time, met some great and interesting people and saw some incredible models. I look forward to another one sometime down the road.
I took over 1,000 pictures so it will take some time to download them into my photo site. As soon as I do I will provide the link.