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The 45th BlizzardCon will be held on February 17, 2018 

Looking forward to seeing lots of people attend and enter!

Click here to view the 2017 Winner’s list

BlizzCon 2018 will be held on February 17. Start building and planning now!

Entrance Fees:

General Admission is only $3 per family (Spouses and children under 12 are free). Disabled veterans and their families get in for free. Master Class: $10.00 (Includes 2 models), additional models $1.00 Each; Adult Class: $10.00 (Unlimited models); Teens Class: $1.00 (Unlimited Models); Youth Class: $1.00 (Unlimited Models)

The show will be at the same location as the last two years, The Arts Impact Middle School in the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center. To get to the correct parking lot, set your GPS or Google Maps to 546 Jack Gibbs Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43215. The Arts Impact Middle School is at 680 Jack Gibbs Boulevard, the first building on the right from the main entrance. Signs will be posted. Vendor parking and unloading is at the back. 

 The 2018 Categories are on same as last year and are at this page: 2017 Categories

Contest Rules and FAQs

Below is information on rules and other FAQs about our annual contest, and is updated as the planning for the next year gets underway:

– Please read our Contest Handbook and Contest Rules for information before you enter a model. you can download a copy here for printing: Judging Guide and Rules

TIMES:

Vendor Setup:                                              7:00 am

Registration Opens:                                       9:00 am

Registration Closes:                                      12:00 pm

Judging Begins:                                           12:00 pm

Awards Ceremony:                                       ~3:00 pm

Show Closes:                                                4:00 pm

– For your convenience, we have a partial list of area hotels. We have no affiliation with these hotels and recommend you read reviews, check the locations, and get current rates: Hotels

Questions? Please contact ipmscolumbuscontest@gmail.com

To view a map to new location and get personalized directions, click here:

 

Last year, we had over 500 models in the competition at our new location. There were great bargains and some rare finds at the vendor tables, and it was great to see so many familiar faces of those of you who wouldn’t miss this great show. This year we are using a larger room for vendors to accommodate a larger number of tables.

Everyone is always encouraged to enter, no matter what their experience or skill and one of the highlights is the increasing number of entrants under 18, where everyone wins. Our model competition usually has hundreds of  entries covering a wide range of subjects and skills.

The 2017 Winner photos are being processed and will be added here soon! Please check back the first week of March.

2016 BlizzCon Winners List (PDF Format)  (Hint: if you are viewing this in the browser, you will probably need to click the + sign or magnifying glass to view on the screen.)

BlizzCon 2016 Contest Photo Gallery

Below are some general photos of the day.

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We look forward to seeing you on February 17, 2018!

Eddie Rickenbacker Chapter