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History of the Convention

The first International Paper Modelers Convention was held in 1997 in Dayton, Ohio.

Here are some highlights of the annual conventions in the years since then:


2016 - Hampton Inn, Sterling, Virginia

Presentations: Don Boose - Army War College, Paper Modellers at Army Heritage Days
Peter Ansoff - State of the IPMC Union 2016

Events: Haunted Hangar Tour at Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum


2015 - Hampton Inn, Sterling, Virginia

Presentations: Roger Griffith - Building the 2001 Space Station V Model by UHU02

Events: Behind-the-scenes tour of Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum


2014 - Hampton Inn, Sterling, Virginia

Presentations: Alan Wheeler - Properties of Paper and Relationship to Model Building

Events: The Ipmick Players perform a scene from "Hampton Castle in Olden Days"
Behind-the-scenes tour of Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum


2013 - Hampton Inn, Sterling, Virginia

Events: Behind-the-scenes tour of Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum


2012 - Hampton Inn, Sterling, Virginia

Presentations: Scott Fyn

Special Guests: Sigfried Wolter - Wilhelmshaven Models

Events: Behind-the-scenes tour of Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum


2011 - Hampton Inn, Sterling, Virginia

Presentations: Thomas Clay - Cathedral Quest: Paper Model Churches of Europe

2011


2010 - Hampton Inn, Sterling, Virginia

Exhibitors: Mini-Quest Miniatures, Fiddlers Green

Presentations: Stan Field - Model Design using Inkscape
Chip Fyn - Paper Model Marketing


2009 - Hampton Inn, Sterling, Virginia

Exhibitors: A.G. Smith, Digital Navy, Mini-Quest Miniatures, Pierre Fontaine

Presentations: Matt Vance - Paper Models as Gifts
Peter Ansoff - Understanding Nautical Flags


photo by Matt Bergstrom


2008 - Hampton Inn, Sterling, Virginia

Exhibitors: Fiddler's Green, Digital Navy, Pierre Fontaine


photo by Rick Steffers


2006 - Dulles Days Hotel & Convention Center, Herndon, Virginia

Exhibitors: A.G. Smith, Fiddler's Green, Digital Navy

Presentations: Rob Tauxe - eBay Tips for the Paper Model Enthusiast
Matt Bergstrom - Creating Photorealistic Paper Models


photo by Matt Bergstrom


2005 - Dulles Days Hotel & Convention Center, Herndon, Virginia

Special Guests: Sigfried Wolter - Wilhelmshaven Models

Presentations: Matt Vance - The More Unusual Paper Model Airliners


2004 - Dulles Days Hotel & Convention Center, Herndon, Virginia

Special Guests: A.G. Smith

Presentations: Matt Bergstrom - Step 1: The Art of Paper Model Instructions

Events: Sunday visit to Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum


photo by Matt Bergstrom


2003 - Dulles Days Hotel & Convention Center, Herndon, Virginia

Exhibitors: A.G. Smith, Fiddler's Green, Sandrine Sheon, Tony Cole, Peter Zorn

Presentations: Peter Zorn - A Personal Design History in Paper
Pierre Fontaine - Ilustration, Animation, Paper Models


photo by Rick Steffers


2002 - Dulles Days Hotel & Convention Center, Herndon, Virginia

Exhibitors: Fiddler's Green, Iceberg Models


photo by Matt Bergstrom


2001 - Dulles Days Hotel & Convention Center, Herndon, Virginia

Exhibitors: Lou Dausse - Paper Models International (PMI), David Toor - Kenilworth Press, Thomas Pleiner - JF Schreiber designer

Events: Jim Adam's Memorial Paper Airplane Fly-Off

Presentations: Chip Fynn - Creating Card Models


2000 - Dayton Mall Holiday Inn, Dayton, Ohio

Events: Sunday visit to Dayton Air Museum


photos by Matt Bergstrom


1999 - Dayton, Ohio

1998 - Miamisburg, Ohio

1997 - Centerville, Ohio

The first International Paper Modelers Convention was held in Miles Mandell's home with an attendance of four: Miles Mandell, Bill O'Neil, Kell Black, and Steve Brown