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2020 IPMS/USA National Convention Cancelled

The following is a joint announcement from the San Marcos 2020 Convention Leadership team and the IPMS USA Executive Board.

We jointly appreciate all the feedback we received regarding this year's convention. We've taken your comments and concerns into careful consideration, while maintaining an ongoing dialogue and negotiation with the Embassy Suites convention center in San Marcos. These negotiations have been proceeding carefully due to the significant financial exposure that IPMS would be subject to if we simply decided to cancel the convention unilaterally.

IPMS Reno, "High Rollers" 21st Show - CANCELLED

It is with great disapointment that the IPMS Reno, "High Rollers", today must announce the cancellation of our 21st show scheduled for October 3rd, 2020. We are planning on going forward with a show in 2021 and will make announcements on this in the near future. Should you have any questions please email our chapter contact:

Douglas E Summers at




Coronavirus Update

To all fellow modelers,

As the current COVID-19 pandemic continues (it hasn't peaked yet), we request that you follow state & local requests to not meet in any groups and to self quarantine if possible. This means no monthly meetings or shows. With limited testing available and no vaccines, it's not worth the risk. Between smart phones, email, Facebook, etc., you should be able to stay in contact with your fellow modelers.

Check with your contest chairmen or the event page on the IPMS/USA website before you get in your car!

Dust off your stash and build some models. As the country music artist Gary Allan sings, "Every storm runs out of rain".

Stay healthy & safe. Happy modeling

David Lockhart
Director of Local Chapters

CaloosaCon postponed

CaloosaCon, originally scheduled for Saturday, 28 May has been postponed. Please stay tuned for a new date once the current health scare is over.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


IPMS/Champlain Valley is cancelling our CAN/AM Con '20 show and contest which was scheduled for April 25, 2020. Like most other cancellations this year, this decision was based on CDC guidance to cancel all events which would have been attended by 50 or more persons. We're hoping to slide this event to 2021, with further details to follow.


If you are going to the National Convention and are on Twitter, use #ipmsnats to tag your tweets. Also, we'd love to see any videos or images you take! Please let us know via the official IPMS/USA twitter account @ipmsusa