WrightCon 2020 to be held online only

Never Surrender

Wright Field Scale Modelers (WFSM) is pleased to announce WrightCon, the 2020 IPMS-USA Region IV Convention, will be held online only this year. The unofficial theme will be “Never Surrender.”

While the pandemic may have put the kibosh on every other model show in Region IV, and throughout most of the US, WFSM refuses to yield to yield to the virus.  It is our desire to bring our friends in Region IV an enjoyable, if somewhat unorthodox, Regional this year. WrightCon will return to its normal in-person format when the pandemic is over.

WrightCon 2020 will be presented in a virtual format, and we invite you to join us in this grand experiment.   Elements of the event will include an

  • online model show and contest with IPMS-style judging,
  • virtual vendor room,
  • door prizes.

Contest

Model registration, entry, and photo upload is now available through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time Saturday, November 7, 2020.  Judging will take place from Sunday November 8th – Friday November 13th, with awards announcement on Saturday, November 14th.

Judging will resemble traditional IPMS judging, with teams of judges evaluating entry photos uploaded to the WrightCon website and collaborating via video teleconference.  Judging criteria and approach will be based on the IPMS-USA Competition Handbook.  Judging will be conducted over a 1-week period from the closing of registration to best accommodate the virtual format and the remote judging teams.  Additional details are available at the WrightCon website.

Virtual Vendor Room

Vendors will be listed with a link to a website, webstore, or a list of available kits. Delivery arrangements will be worked out between the vendor and the buyer.

Door prizes

Each model contestant will be automatically entered into a drawing for door prizes. The drawing will take place on Saturday, November 14th live on Zoom (need not be virtually present to win). The specific prizes will be listed on the WrightCon website.

Pricing

We will be offering 2 registrations options: (1) Compete for actual awards, which will be mailed following the show, for a $15 registration; or opt to compete for “virtual” awards, which will consist of recognition on the event website, with a $10 registration.  Price differential is to cover cost of the awards, packaging, and postage.

Vendor options will be available starting at $10 for a link to vendor website or posting of their show offerings.

General admission will also be offered for $5 per person, providing general public access to the virtual contest room, vendors.

 

Come Join Us

While we would rather see you in person, we hope to see you online for WrightCon 2020!  Please, come join us, and Never Surrender!