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2014 IPMS/USA National Convention

We had a great time at the 2014 National Convention in Hampton, Virginia (Aug. 6-9). We had 29 entries in the Real Space category, and a lot of other well done models. That is the most since the 2009 show in Columbus, Ohio. And that's where we are headed next year.

We had a nice turn out at the Space Modelers dinner on Wednesday evening (8/6/14). Participants included (L to R) Rob Schorry, Brian Nicklas, Rich Robison, Lynda Pelley, Dom Durocher, Debby Kilkenny, Kevin Kilkenny, Kevin's son, Linden Sims, Sven Knudson, Mike Idacavage, Mike Mackowski, and Troy Bidwell.


49 people made it a great turnout at the Space Modelers seminar. This is the 18th year I have hosted a seminar at the National Convention. site. The presentation, including videos, can be found in the links below.
I was fortunate enough to win first place in category 600 (Real Space) and subsequently the Best Space and Science Fiction award for my scratchbuilt Curiosity rover. There are more pictures of the model on my Flickr site.


More pictures can be found on my Flickr site.

Click here to download a pdf copy of Mike Mackowski's retrospective presentation on the history of real space modeling at IPMS/USA National Conventions.

The blockhouse video is here
The STS-93 launch video is here

This page modified August 21, 2014