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  • FirstName
    John
  • LastName
    Bonanni
  • IPMS Number
    13440
  • Local Chapter
    Dayton IPMS
  • City
    Fairborn
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    Ohio
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  1. Hi Mark, Where were they displayed? I don't recall seeing a 'Reviewer Corps' display in the contest hall. Cheers, John
  2. Hi Mike, I've responded to your email. Unfortunately, mistakes happen. I've notified the NCC of this instance and hopefully we can catch these circumstances next year before judging. Thanks for raising the event. Cheers, John
  3. They posted on October 22 and update on the show site. MORE HOTELS Both of the connected hotels are SOLD OUT. There are still hotel rooms very close. Just across the street. If you are driving these are very close. Walking you are within site of the Conference Center. The Hampton Inn and Suites as of yesterday has about 80 rooms for each night. This is the closest hotel to the Conference Center. They are not offering us a rate and are charging just over $200 a night. The Hampton does have a shuttle and has offered to provide transportation to and from the Convention Center. Their phone number for booking is 402-895-2900 The newest hotel in the area is the Comfort Suites and across the street. We now have a room block with the Comfort Suite at a rate of $154 (plus tax). It’s a small room block, but they will expand the block for our needs. Comfort Suites is not a large hotel so if you want a room- don’t delay. Here’s the link to reservations at the convention rate. Their phone number is (402) 505-7333 if you have trouble. https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/tt81k7?checkInDate=2022-07-19&checkOutDate=2022-07-24&ratePlanCode=BPDCXH
  4. Hi Mac, I addition to the gallery above from Vlad's crew, which was posted within a few days of the show ending, check out the links below for more pictures and video. I've also included podcasts that provided a detailed show wrap up. JB Closet Modeler Facebook Gallery Wasatch Modeler Videos Plastic Posse Live Broadcasts Podcast Recaps Plastic Model Mojo The Model Geeks Plastic Posse Podcast Cheers, John
  5. Hi David, Unfortunately, I can’t see the information you’ve posted. It appears to be on a restricted page, even when logged in I can’t view it. Cheers, John
  6. Thanks Ron, just curious why they list it by month on the website. During these trying times I was interested to understand the Eboard’s perspective and how the society is managing it. Cheers, John
  7. Where did you read them? They’re not on the site or forum (used the search function)
  8. Why are they listed by month? And if so, when did it go to quarterly?
  9. Are the Executive Board Meeting Minutes available for the months of April, May, and June? Additionally, since the national show was canceled when will the annual Business Meeting presentation be posted? Cheers, John
  10. Are you saying so few indulged to vote, in reference to the low submitted responses at the 2019 Nationals? After the first day of the 2019 Nationals the poll was removed from the registration process. I was told that they (IPMS) didn't want members voting twice. Potentially once at the show and once through the journal. Many people were wondering where it went. Additionally, I was under the impression only the Journal votes were counted in the poll.
  11. Good question and I'll provide my experience. My father passed away and I had finished a model he had started. I entered it as display only at the Nationals, but the local judging team went outside of the rules to judge it. I was awarded third in the category. I'm saying this because what your talking about is more of a gentleman's agreement which shouldn't be limited by the rules. Are you attending this year? If so, please contact NCC@ipmsusa.org
  12. Great discussion and I like the idea of placing "Award Winner" type business cards next to models that have placed. It doesn't explicitly state what they've won, but indicates to the general public this is an award winning model. Is this a new concept? No, Scale Model Challenge (Europe's premier show) puts out cards every year, example below. Guess what? Everyone still goes to the awards show regardless. The notion that everyone would leave the show early on Saturday is completely unfounded. Why would I leave the Nationals early? I've bought the banquet ticket when I pre/registered, booked a hotel room to check out Sunday, and have a travel arrangements for Sunday. Would I change my plans because I didn't win? Would other people adjust their schedule to leave Saturday by noon if they didn't win? I highly doubt that. As mentioned, it's the Nationals, it's a convention that's more than just a contest. Using a local show to state people would leave early is not a comparative example. It's not even apples to oranges but apples to chicken wings. Attendees at local shows are predominately local (within a few hours driving), the sooner the show is over the earlier they get home. The Nationals is a completely different scenario. The majority of attendees aren't local (my hypothesis based on attending the last 10). The thought of 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' is the worst way to view any business, event, or situation. It's been proven countless times that adage is the reason things die off. I don't think anyone is saying the system is broken, we're just saying there's room for potential improvement that benefits attendees. Like everything else in life, the show evolves. A small step was indicating the Best of's. This same discussion of 'it'll be the death of the show' was stated. Guess what? People love it. A simple suggestion by a long standing member of the society shouldn't be destroyed on arrival. Let's have an open ongoing discussion.
  13. Hi Rick, I'm happy to do armor if it isn't taken. Below is a link to my shots from last years Nationals. https://www.facebook.com/pg/closetmodeler/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2007881295902724 My contact info bonanf35@gmail.com and 724-699-4898 (cell) Cheers, John
  14. Hi All, Not sure who to direct this question to, so I'm asking here. Has anyone considered reaching out to Andy's Hobby Headquarters for him to plug the show/organization? He's from Arizona and has over 66,000 subscribers on Youtube and his videos routinely have over 50,000 views (some over 200,000). I think he'd be a great ambassador for IPMS and the show. He's really an icon in the hobby for many and could bring new life into the society. Thoughts? Cheers, John
  15. This is why no one wants to join IPMS, it couldn't be explained any better. Yes, the society is meant to please it's members. However, you have to expect change and evolution. Your post is nothing short of selfish. 'What do we gain from the younger modelers?' You gain new blood with talent and drive to keep this aging organization alive. Seems like a big deal to me. I'm 30 now and one of the youngest guys at many shows. I build mostly armor, but I gladly support any model entered in a show. The sci-fi modelers usually have the most imaginative pieces that can inspire us a lot more than a green tank or grey plane. They often push the boundaries of painting more than any other segment as well. The notion of a sci-fi take over is nothing short of paranoia.
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