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August 8, 2019

IPMS Nationals (day 2)

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The MMCL contingent arrives.

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August 20, 2009

2009 IPMS/USA National (Day1)

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 7:53 pm
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Well, I am in Columbus.  The trip up was an easy drive; about 3 hours 20 minutes.  The convention is being held at the convention center in downtown Columbus.  The convention hotel is a Hyatt that is attached to the convention center.

The modeldaughter’s panda accompanied me on the trip.  Here he is checking in.

Checking in

Checking in

Dr. Hill made sure that the panda is comfortable.

Dr. Hill and the panda

Dr. Hill and the panda

Here is the IPMS/USA table in the registration area.  Registration was as smooth as I’ve ever experienced.  It took all of 1 minute or less.  It was the smoothest process I’ve ever seen, even if it wasn’t computerized.  I paid by check.  Unfortunately, they were not set up for credit cards.  That is something that is manditory at this stage in the future.

IPMS table

IPMS table

The vendors are not in one room.  They are spread across 8 different rooms.  It is very difficult to remember what vendor is in what room.  It is hard to make sure you’ve seen everyting.  Here is a shot of one of the room.

Vendors

Vendors

The model room is DARK.  Dark, dark, dark.  It is the worst lighting I’ve seen at any National.  It will make judging very difficult.  All in all I don’t like this venue compared to any of the previous venues.  The one nice thing is that there is a good food court attached to the convention area.    Here is a photo.

Food court

Food court

Now for a drink or two.  More reporting tomorrow.

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