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  1. Actually, contact "Dragon care" at this link: http://www.dragoncare.com/chsmain.asp Always had good luck with replacement parts using this service. Good luck Tom
  2. working now, could have been a problem with the passing storm?
  3. Important information regarding the IPMS Awards Banquet. Anyone who has registered for the national convention or who still plans to, who have NOT bought a banquet ticket, please note the last day to purchase a banquet ticket will be Sunday 27 July 2014. No ticket sales will be offered after this date and there will be no tickets sold at the door or at the convention registration desk once the doors open on 6 August. We have contracted for special catering requirements to allow for more than two meal options which require us to lock these numbers down well in advance in order to allow the caterer to plan for and prepare the meals. Please don’t delay, purchase your banquets tickets before it’s too late.
  4. Steve When did you register for the convention, I do not see your name in our registered database?
  5. Mike Sorry you have to cancel out on this event. Please send Jared Nuss and email using the address below to request your refund. Registration Coordinator Jared Nuss [email protected]
  6. The National Convention in Hampton VA is less than 45 days away. If you’re planning to go but haven’t made hotel arrangements please note that all unsold hotel rooms for the convention will be returned on 5 July. That means the negotiated hotel convention rate for each hotel will also expire after that date. In addition, the cut off for ticket sales the welcome social and BBQ dinner is 15 July.
  7. The schedule is complete and should be updated to the website today, it is out on the Facebook site. Please check both sites as the Facebook site is much easier to get news out more quickly. Click on the Facebook link at the bottom left of the convention webpage
  8. Rick, that is our hope as well, but so far, I have to say ticket sales for the Wounded Warrior event and tour ticket sales in general have not been that great. I know it is still early, but there will be a time in the near future where we will have to make a "go/no-go" decision about the Wounded Warrior event in particular.
  9. Ok folks we’re fast approaching the 60 day mark before doors open on the 50th Anniversary IMPS USA National Convention. Our team has now shifted into high gear putting plans into action. Our Hotels are nearly sold out. Red Roof Inn ($59) and Spring Hill Suites ($129) still have rooms available… the Spring Hill Suites property offers complimentary breakfast included! For anyone still needing to book a room, note After 1 July … ALL UNSOLD ROOMS WILL BE RETURNED TO HOTEL INVENTORIES and you will lose the convention rate. Also please come support our Wounded Warriors coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan. 100% of the proceeds from our opening social and dinner at the Virginia Air and Space Center go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. Come dine on awesome BBQ with all the trimmings and beverages, while having the exclusive run of the museum packed with commercial, military and NASA aircraft and artifacts. Tickets are on sale now $30 for Adults and $15 for kids ... just click on the “National Convention Tours and Benefit Dinner” tab in the IPMS On-line store! Please help us welcome home our troops especially those who’ve given so much for us!
  10. It’s now 110 days and counting until we open the doors on the 2014 Nation Convention and hotels are selling out. The good news is we still have plenty of rooms available at both the $129 and $59 price points. Here is the current status of our six convention properties. Embassy Suites, Marriott Courtyard and Hilton Garden Inn are sold out. Days Inn and Red Roof are both about 50% booked while Springhill Suites, has about 75% of their rooms still available. We had some problems with the web link for Springhill Suites, but this that has recently been fixed. The new link for this property is: Book your group rate: IPMS >> A reminder… reservations at any convention property must be made before 1 July to ensure you receive the convention rate. After that date all excess room inventory after that date must be returned to the respective hotels and receiving the convention rate cannot be guaranteed. So if you know you’re coming and haven’t booked a room, please do so soon. And by the same token if you know your plans have changed and you can’t come but have a reservation at one of the hotels, please cancel your reservation so another person can use it before the 3 July cut-off. Thanks
  11. Folks Hotels are indeed filling up as we approach mid-Spring. Despite our efforts we've had difficulties with the web-link from Springhill Suites that was posted on our convention website under lodging. As a result we now suggest calling the hotel directly to make your reservations. the hotel address is: Spring Hill Suites Hampton, 1997 Power Plant Parkway · Hampton, Virginia 23666 USA. The numbers are posted on the lodging page but are: 1 (757) 310-6333 or toll free at 1 (888) 236-2427. Remember to make sure you get the IPMS Group rate of $129+tax/night. Please also be aware all advertised convention hotel rates expire on or about 5 July 2014, so if you haven't booked yet, please keep that in mind. Tom
  12. No problem, hope you enjoy the convention
  13. Robert Yes, given this is the 50th anniversary convention, our planning team felt it important to try and accommodate as many modelling subject areas as we could (within costs, licensing constraints etc). While we are still finalizing the sheet, and seeking sponsorship, registrants will see more than a single subject on the convention sheet. Hope that helps
  14. Gene The closest airport to the hotel and venue is Patrick Henry (PHF). Because Hampton is serviced by two airports and given the miriad carriers and arrival times it was impossible to provide a show-sponsored shuttle or transportation service. That said, all I can recommend is ride-sharing... maybe post here on the forums for someone in a similar position who may want to split the fare. Tom Jett
  15. If you're planning on reserving a room for the upcoming 50th Anniversary Convention in Hampton VA this Aug, please note the following... for Red Roof Inn Hotel only...You must make your reservation directly with the Hampton Property (757-838-1870) or through their 800 number (1-800-Redroof). The link on our convention web page will not get you the convention rate as we'd been led to believe. Please use the following group code when making the reservations IMPS2014 ... yes the M&P are transposed ... this is unfortuately how Red Roof entered it into their system. I have confirmed that all existing reservations are at the convention rate of $59.99 + tax. If anyone has made a reservation at the Hampton Red Roof and has a higher rate, please let me know directly, please include your confirmation number. Please note. All reservations must be made No Later Than 1 July 2014 to get the convention rate... after 1 July it will be at the normal seasonal rate. A change to the Lodging tab on our web page will follow. Thanks Tom Jett
  16. Rusty White, Please contact me off board to discuss your hotel issue. Please use this email address: "[email protected]". Thanks Tom Jett IPMS Tidewater
  17. Rusty, it looks like you are looking a year too early. The 7th is on a Wednesday this year. In 2014, the 6th is a Wednesday. Yeah, caught that (duh). I have already purchased a vendor table and made reservations. HOWEVER, if you guys plan on staying in the Embassy, rooms are scarce. I couldn't find four room nights there, so after the reservationist tried to assign me to the (very nice lady) Hilton, settled for the Days Inn at a pretty good price. However, the Days in got me in Thurs and Friday at $69.00, but for Sat. I was charged $92.00, so be aware the weekends cost more. This will be the first convention I have been able to attend for some time due to caring for an elderly mother in law. I'm REALLY looking forward to it.
  18. All The block of 250 rooms at the Embassy Suites is in fact fully booked. We are working to add a few more rooms subject to hotel availability. Please remember we have other first class properties ... most within a short walk or drive from the convention center. Parking at the convention center is free. An update to the lodging page will follow shortly. Also I just learend there has been a delay loading our blocked rooms at both the Hilton Garden Inn and the Springhill Suites. These rooms should be open and available for reservation on/after Thursday 12 Sept. We continue to work diligently with Hotel Managers, but are at their mercy when it comes to how quickly they take action on their end. Stay tuned,and don't dispare we'll have plenty of rooms available. Thanks for you understanding. Tom
  19. Mark, We haven't disussed that yet but the answer is likely to be no, however I will ask the question. Our cut off date to return any rooms not booked is 1 July 2014, however that is not likely as reservations at Embassy Suites have been very brisk thus far. If we should sell out of our block earlier than expected we may be able to negotiate additional rooms subject to availability at Embassy Suites. Don't forget we have several other very nice hotels within a short walk of the convention center at $129 or less. All the info and direct links tothe hotels is on the lodging page of the websire. Also remember anyone can reach me direct from our contact list on the website at this email: [email protected] Tom
  20. Gents I'm the hotel coordinator for the 2014 convention. The Embassy suites negotiated $134 rate is based on double occupancy. There is a $10.00 charge for each additional person in the room up to four. Highest rate for the room then would be $154/night. Again this is for four people in the room. The previously discussed $144/night is correct for 3 people. Hope this clears things up for everyone. Tom Jett
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