THE 44th ANNUAL MMSI CHICAGO SHOW
JOIN US OCT. 19 to 21, 2018 AT THE MARRIOTT SCHAUMBURG
Discounted room rate of $105 per night available now; click the link below and see you there!
Full Schedule of Show Weekend Follows Below!
Plenty of discounted rooms are available for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, but Thursday rooms are currently filled, and Sunday rooms are going fast. Show Chair Pat Vess is working with the hotel to add more rooms for Thursday and Sunday, but you can book those now at the regular rate and he will square aware with you and the hotel during the show.
Registering in advance saves you time at the show, and you get a discount, so don't put it off!
SEMINARS AND A SPECIAL WORKSHOP
The great Dave Youngquist is on tap for Saturday's seminar, and we'll be announcing the Sunday seminar soon.
Meanwhile, in case you did not see the latest issue of The Scabbard, Bill Ottinger will present a special workshop on Modeling Historex Horses on Friday, Oct. 19. MMSI will provide a Historex mounted kit to each attendee, as well as furnishing lighting, glues, palette paper, toothpicks, sandpaper and emery sticks. You must bring an X-acto knife with three #11 blades, epoxy putty, files, and a brush for smoothing putty. (Vendors will have these tools and materials available at the show if you can't travel with them.) Bill has prepared a detailed pamphlet with tips to help on future projects, and one attendee will receive an autographed copy of his Historex Masterclass book, a classic now out of print. The workshop runs from noon until 4 p.m., with a break for a snack, but you must register in advance and pay a $50 fee (a bargain!) to Joe Berton, 235 S. Elmwood Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302. Email Joe with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More info and a schedule will be posted here in the weeks to come. As always, we also appreciate help from anyone willing to volunteer a few hours during the show; YOU help make it possible! Contact show chair Pat Vess at email@example.com, and thanks!
Below: An example of one of Bill's mounted figures. We can't guarantee you'll get these results, but we DO promise you'll leave the workshop with something to blow your horn about!
MMSI 44th Annual Chicago Show Schedule
Friday Oct. 19
Noon to 3 PM: Vendors’ Set Up
3 to 8 PM: Exhibitors’ Set Up & Registration; Vendor & Exhibitor Areas Open to Public
8:00 PM: Vendor & Exhibitor Areas close
8:30 PM: Judging begins
9PM–1AM:Hospitality suite opens for Exhibitors, Vendors & Guests. Location: Rooms 1211 and 1223
Saturday Oct. 20
8:00 AM: Vendor Area Open for Set Up
8:00 AM to Noon: Exhibition Area Open for Set Up & Registration
9 AM to 5 PM: Show Open to the Public
10 to 11 AM: Free Seminar – Greg DiFranco on painting flats. Location: Midway Room
Noon: Judging Deadline for Exhibitions
1 to 2 PM: MMSI Figure Auction. Location: Midway Room
2 to 3 PM: Free Seminar – Groundwork using natural and commercial products, presented by Dave Youngquist. Location: Midway Room
2 to 3 PM: Ladies Tea. Location: TBA (Room 1211 or 1223)
5 PM: Show Closes
6 PM: Show Awards Presentation. Location: Midway Room
7:30 to 8 PM: Pre-Dinner Cocktails. Location: Illinois Room
8 PM: MMSI Show Dinner. Location: Illinois Room.
ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED FOR THE DINNER; INFO COMING SOON. QUESTIONS? CONTACT MIKE HOLVERSON, firstname.lastname@example.org
9 PM to 1AM: Hospitality Suite Opens for Exhibitors, Vendors & Guests. Location: Rooms 1211 and 1223
Sunday Oct. 21
9 AM to Noon: Vendor Area open
Noon: Show Closes 'til Next Year
Schedule subject to change
THE SHOW WORKS BECAUSE OF YOU! CONSIDER SPARING A FEW HOURS TO VOLUNTEER. CONTACT SHOW CHAIR PAT VESS AT email@example.com