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My wife asked me a question today that I haven't seen any mention of on the convention site, that is if there is a hospitality suite, site, or whatever for the model widows? Are any accommodations being made for that?

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John 

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Columbia had a shopping trip to the Charleston shopping district that ran with the trip to Patriot's Point and the USS Yorktown.

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I used to attend the conventions with my family, but the last 8 conventions with my buddies from the club, so I didn't pay any attention to this aspect. There have definitely been conventions with this offered, As Ralph says Columbia had something and Phoenix (two hostings ago) offered a shopping tour/lunch for the ladies (my wife participated). I have been to others where they have had an area set aside where the ladies could gather, chat and have some light refreshment. My wife and I were just curious if there were any plans for something like this, but, if not, that's OK.

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The best we can offer is a town with unlimited possibilities of distractions.  It became virtually impossible to schedule any tours to malls or such with the pandemic. Maybe you noticed there are no tours this year and we did have some knockouts lined up.

At the show there will be a break/rest area adjacent to the display only model area.  Really just a place to relax away form the show, maybe take your lunch break here or just catch up on your thoughts.  Water will be provided.

I would suspect that the casino, in hotel shopping and fantastic pools might be enough.

 

Joe Porche'

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You have no idea how refreshing this topic is.  I'm off to another big convention in September and a hot topic is why the Con isn't providing a Quiet/Stress Room.  It is apparently de rigueur at hobby conventions nowadays to provide a safe space where attendees can relax and de-stress from the hostile and dangerous environment that the Con generates.

I suppose such rooms contain fainting couches and scented handkerchiefs ... like the Victorians ... who knew how to put on a Con.

I can just see iPMSers inside a Quiet Room.

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David,

Just read your comments to my inquiry of July 27; not sure how to take your comments. They appear to be a bit sarcastic, but perhaps they were meant to be satirical. However, whichever they were meant to be they are way off the mark. Please go back and read my initial comment and point out to me where I mentioned that any IPMSer needed the use of a safe space. I was inquiring on behalf of my wife who is accompanying me but is not an IPMSer, model builder, or the least bit interested in any seminars. She was only asking if there was a spot where she could sit for a spell while I was enjoying myself in the convention areas, and perhaps chat with some other model widows. I can assure you that this IPMSer is in no way in need of a safe space, fainting couch or scented handkerchiefs, but now if you happen to have a beer, well that's a different matter entirely! Be well.

John

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You have been offended when no offense was intended.  I was just riffing off of the idea that an IPMS Nats is unburdened by some of the woke demands that roil about other Cons in other hobbies.  We are too aged to be targeted by the entitled demands from the youth that characterize the great majority of attendees at other Cons.  The post was not directed at you ... it was intended to stand alone.

The refreshment I felt in reading the thread was generated by the rather mundane chivalric desire to have one's DW comfortable ... rather than a demand, as in other venues, that the Con be restructured for the weak of heart.

I no longer attend our local SF&F convention.  Because, several years ago, a great panic seized the organizers who decided that some of the handouts and flyers scattered about the Con site were offensive, sexist, racist, homophobic, etc.  Squads of volunteers hurtled through the Con venue, seizing suspect material, detaining it, and destroying it at the first opportunity.  I had seen some of the "offensive" material ... which seemed vacuous to me.  But a great victory was declared and the Con was deemed fit to continue.  Now, I understand, all handouts must be vetted by a committee of the righteous and best informed.

So, in short, no offense intended for your or your DW.

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David,

No offense was taken. I was just curious as to your intent and if I seemed offended I apologize. I was actually amused by the fainting couch and scented handkerchiefs notions. I too have noticed that some few seem to make mountains out of molehills, even within this organization, where they take an insignificant issue and make it into a cause that we are all supposed to get excited over. But you find that throughout life. I spent a 45 year career as a mechanical engineer and projects manager on multi million dollar projects (even one $1.15 Billion providing water to NYC) dealing with all sorts of characters. My skin is very thick, so it takes a lot to offend me. Again, no offense taken.

You take care David, ignore the irritants, and enjoy every moment of time we are given to model.

John

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We're good.  Come see me at the Figures Class area.  I'm tall, white bearded, and incredibly good looking.  I'd be interested in hearing about NYC water.

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 I think that David's reply to John's post of 27th July was just a tongue in cheek but of humour.

In one of two posts the point was made about woke minded individuals pontificating to the rest of us about what and what not we should be doing in this apparently PC age.

What happened to social and workplace banter? It is a sad situation where one has to be so careful about what remarks we make, just in case we are in earshot of some woke individual going out of their way looking to be offended!

A sad instance of this was that a male professor was in an elevator and made a light hearted joke when the lift was stopping by saying 'Second floor, ladies underwear'. This was overheard by a colleague who went straight to HR and eventually lost the professor his job. How sad is that, when the remark was probably not intended to offend anyone? I fear that we are living in times where liberties that we should be able to take for granted are being gradually eroded. However, I am not saying that remarks deliberately intended to offend should not go unnoticed.

 

 

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15,20 years ago, I don't remember - spouses were sitting in the lobby, then they noticed that many of them had brought fabrics crafts to pass the time and they gravitated to each other, moved chairs took over space.  Became a "tradition", comments were made to husbands, some of whom were on the EB or the Host Chapter, and we started to include a small conference room for the purpose.  Some facilities included soda, coffee, water which was nice.

Be a shame if we somehow lost that.

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My DW sets up  a quilting factory in our room when she accompanies me to a con.  Her sewing machine, ironing board, cutting mat, fabric layout, and other arcane paraphernalia occupy over half the room.  She uses the pool for water aerobics and the gym for workouts.  I think she enjoys the cons more than I do.

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