On April 4th, I ventured out on a cool, overcast day. Leaving my house later than I originally plan, and knowing full well the parking situation I was going to run into, I headed east to the annual New Jersey International Plastic Modelers Society famous MosquitoCON.
As expected, the large parking lot was full, my handicap plate wasnít going to help, as I drove around the lot, I spotted an unknown modeler walking towards him vehicle. I wave him down and he told me he was parked all the way down the other end of the parking lot. I told him to hope in, Iíd drive him down there---- a sure fire way of insuring you getting that spot!
Being pressed for time, (I didnít have the entire day to spend there) I paid my admission, greeted old friends and set about taking photos. I shot over 700 hundred photos; trying to take at least one of each entry, with some deserving several shots. Editing out the really poor photos, I still ended up posting over 600 photos from the show at my Smugmug site.
Link to Gallery
I have to say it was good to see the usual ďVendors from HellĒ doing a brisk business, and I spotted some really excellent give away prices at several tables. The door prizes and raffle prizes were top notch. I donít know if they had the usual 50/50, as I didnít hear it being announced.
Once again, Bill, and the Motley Crew at NJIPMS managed to put on a first class show. I can whole heartedly recommend making MosquitoCON part of your show circuit next year. The quality of the show, the exhibits, and the awards make the trip worthwhile.
I am looking forward to them putting on the regional later this year, for itís bound to be another top notch show.