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#1 Casey

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:48 PM

Looks like the iHobby show will be back in the Chicago area this year: http://www.modelreta...o Illinois.aspx

 

Related news: http://www.modelreta...management.aspx



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

Should be interesting to see what the hobby's reaction is to this change. I suspect that there won't be the outrageous fees for setting up a booth requiring union workers (not bashing, just sayin!) and having an attached hotel is very smart idea! 

 

When the show was in Rosemont ( just outside Chicago), my biggest gripe was the $10 or more for parking! Heaven forbid you got hungry as the concession stand prices were a shock to the wallet.

 

Hopefully having it 20 minutes away from their offices will get Revell to attend this year and modelers can chat with company execs about models!



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

"Sweet Home Chicago"



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:59 AM

Good take it back was a waste of money going here in Cleveland!

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:01 AM

Should be interesting to see what the hobby's reaction is to this change. I suspect that there won't be the outrageous fees for setting up a booth requiring union workers (not bashing, just sayin!) and having an attached hotel is very smart idea! 

 

When the show was in Rosemont ( just outside Chicago), my biggest gripe was the $10 or more for parking! Heaven forbid you got hungry as the concession stand prices were a shock to the wallet.

 

Hopefully having it 20 minutes away from their offices will get Revell to attend this year and modelers can chat with company execs about models!

This is a start!

"The venue’s benefits include easy access for moving in and free parking for exhibitors and attendees."



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

Shoot! I think that I'll be in Buffalo that weekend.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:40 AM

Shoot! I think that I'll be in Buffalo that weekend.

 

 

Make it Buffalo GROVE and you won't be too far away! :lol:



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:53 PM

Should be interesting to see what the hobby's reaction is to this change. I suspect that there won't be the outrageous fees for setting up a booth requiring union workers (not bashing, just sayin!) and having an attached hotel is very smart idea! 

 

When the show was in Rosemont ( just outside Chicago), my biggest gripe was the $10 or more for parking! Heaven forbid you got hungry as the concession stand prices were a shock to the wallet.

 

 

"I think Rosemont, and to a lesser extent Cleveland, had costs that made exhibiting an expensive and sometimes cumbersome operation," he said. Obstacles ranging from parking fees to drayage had driven up the cost of attendance for exhibitors, dealers and consumers, Swanson said. 


Hobby Show Promotions found what it believes to be a better value at the Schaumburg Convention Center, which features free parking and no restrictions that require exhibitors to use unionized labor for drayage or the setup of their booths, according to Swanson. On top of that, the new venue is attached to four-star Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel. 

Another significant reason for the iHobby’s relocation was its accessibility, Hill said. The HMA polled and contacted exhibitors and attendees as soon as the 2012 show ended, he said, and what it heard was that travel to Cleveland was too difficult for many manufacturers and dealers."

 

 

Mike pretty much nailed it.

 

This is good news, though, and I'm going to try to attend if Revell, Inc. attends.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:13 PM

The i-hobby show has been dwindling down over the years in both exibitors and spectators.In the past there used to be lots of exhibitors with large exhibits and lots of new products coming out in the future, as well as passing out swag items and catalogs to the many hobbyist and spectators that attended the show. Not anymore as they come with "shoestring exhibits", no swag, no catalogs, And very little to offer for the upcoming year.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:44 AM

Where can I hind the dates for this I've wanted to go to this for awhile now.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:29 AM

I believe that it's the first weekend in October.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:29 AM

October 3-6.  October 3-4 is supposedly the trade only days and the 5-6 is for the public.  Don't know yet if a Make-and-Take will happen.  Will be at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center which is located on Meacham Road a little south of Algonquin Road.  It is about a mile north of Woodfield Shopping Center.

 

WIll post more info once the club learns more.



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:36 AM

Thanks for the info,I would love to attend just have to get the wife on board,this is a busy year for travel for me and we have a 7 month old son so have to get the wifes approval!