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MikeMoore

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    Michael
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    Moore
  • IPMS Number
    42585
  • Local Chapter
    Chattanooga Scale Modelers
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    Chattanooga
  • State
    TN
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    Male
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    Chattanooga TN
  • Interests
    Aircraft modeling mostly<br />Dabble in Armor<br />Sailboat racing

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  1. Your best bet to get from the Chattanooga Airport to any of the downtown hotels is Lyft or Uber. The ride should be about 20 minutes and cost roughly $25. I have no idea how long the trip would be on a city bus. Mike Moore
  2. Gil, Sorry to take so long here, but yes, we will have Dessert bar tickets for sale at the convention. Mike
  3. I'm sorry to take so long getting back here to answer your question. There are lot's of parking options near the convention center, but it is a downtown venue, so none of them are free. There is a parking garage attached to the convention center that is $8 per day. There is another good sized garage behind the convention center, between it and the Chattanoogan hotel that is $9 per day. There are several open air lots that are $5 per day. There are parking meters on all the streets around the convention center, but they are enforced every day up to 6pm. Mike
  4. Mike, yes, the Huntsville tour is a go. We have a few seats left on the bus. Mike
  5. Hi David, that will work fine. That's one thing that we missed when we set up the shopping cart with Eric. Worst case scenario is that we can print family badges for you when you arrive. Mike Moore Convention Chairman
  6. Mark, the other blocks were open for Tuesday. If you have trouble, let me know and I’ll talk to the Staybridge. They’ve been incredibly easy to work with so far. Mike
  7. Folks...We have now sold out THREE hotels near the convention center and just opened a block at a fourth. We have 25 rooms available at the Staybridge Suites, which is directly across the street from the convention center. In fact, other than having to go outside and cross the street, your room will be closer to the convention action than a room at the Marriott. The rates are a little higher than the other hotels, but you can cram more guys into a room there (each one has a queen sized pull out for instance) and breakfast is included. The rates are $154 for a "studio" and $164 for a "double suite", and parking is $9 per day. Check the convention website here: http://ipmsusanationals.com/Chattanooga/Accommodations.aspx Also, if you've already made a reservation at the Staybridge (or know someone who has) PLEASE contact me at mmoore1132@gmail.com. If you contact me before May 1st, I can get your reservation transferred into our block. If your room rate is higher than the convention rates, the hotel will honor the convention rate; and if your current rate is lower, the hotel will honor your current rate. But in either case, if I can get your reservation moved into our block by May 1st, the convention will get credit for the room nights, which is really important. I know many folks have made reservations there already, so please, please, please, let me know if you have so I can confirm it with the hotel! Thanks, and see you in August! Mike
  8. Hi Doug, We can absolutely do that. To be honest the variety of restaurants within 3/4 of a mile of the convention center is so broad that we hadn't even thought of putting up a list, but it's not a bad idea at all. I really think that within a comfortable walk, drive, trip on the free shuttle or Uber/Lyft ride everyone will be able to find a place that fits their taste and budget. We have lots of things to work on in the near term, but look for some restaurant listings on the convention web site at some point. Mike
  9. Not sure what’s wrong there. I’ve got a message in to our web guru to see if we can’t get that sorted out. Thanks for the heads up! Mike
  10. Like I said Duke, I really hope you'll be able to make it, so we'll start praying out here! Mike
  11. Duke, I sure hope you're able to make it. I'll give you room for more display models than you had last year if you do! As for the banquet, while we may be forgoing the dinner, we think the desert reception makes a great opportunity to get together with everyone at the end of the convention, and since it doesn't cost a small fortune, we're hoping EVERYONE makes it and makes it a great party to wrap up on. Mike
  12. All, While we've been quiet on the website front, we have been very busy behind the scenes. Registration is now live. We have a link to the IPMS store shopping cart for on-line registration, and we have a fillable PDF downloadable for those who prefer to register by mail. Model registration will follow later. We've announced two off site events. One is a tour to the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville AL, the other is a BBQ dinner at the Songbirds Guitar Museum in Chattanooga. Both of these will be excellent activities. Check the site for more info on both. We've got a list of vendors who have reserved tables posted. It's a MONSTER list and it's turning into a historic vendor hall. The current record for vendor tables at a Nats is 424 in Atlanta in 2005. We currently have 431 tables reserved. With 5 months to go before the convention, even with some drop outs we really like our chances for setting a record for number of vendor tables. In a huge change from past conventions, we are going without a banquet. See the website for more details, but we're going to have a $5 desert reception to be followed by the awards. We should have seating for over 1000 for the reception and awards, and we're really hoping to have a huge party to wrap up this year's convention. We also have a rather extensive list of seminars that we're working on. Topics and presenters are currently listed on the website, and a schedule will follow soon. Finally, for now, we are really trying to emphasize display only models. We want to see as many as folks are willing to bring. Again, see the website for details. Any questions? Let me know. My email is on the Home page of the Convention Website! Thanks Mike Moore 2019 Convention Chairman
  13. Mike, My apologies for the late response to your message. We spent some time late last year working on our local show held in January. But we are now back to full focus on the Nats! Expect registration to go live in the next week or so. We will also be getting vendor lists and seminar lists up soon. Mike
  14. Hello Mike

    A thought from a Senior modeler(65).

    Any concept of posting notices with Award Winning models  for viewing Saturday during Show hours.

    1. Cards with models stating Award Winner. (1a) Not what the award is ,only that it is a winner.

    2. Concerns about Banquet attendees are mute as awards are announced after Banquet.

    3. Models leaving if not winners is a risk but as a National attendee I am there for the whole convention ,not just winning an award. (3a) Registration rules state models are not to leave showroom until after Awards ceremony.

    4. Allow much more review of show results, rather than just a brief slide photo and glimpse before packed Saturday night.

    5. This method of display has been accomplished in numerous shows worldwide, including World Model Expo in Telford England.

    Cheers

    Bill

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