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PennCon 2019 Updates


Construction has started earlier than planned at the hotel and they must relocate us.

We are moving to the Activity Center located just a short distance away from the hotel on the same campus.

The address is 2638 Emmitsburg Rd, Gettysburg, PA

PennCon is at a new location this year.  The show will be held at the Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center
2634 Emmitsburg Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Information about the Conference Center can be found here.

Show theme is ” The Cold War” and can be any subject from the years 1947 to to 1991.

To be elligible for the theme award, the entry must have the correct modifications (if any),and finish to represent the correct era.

  • Show registration:  $15.00 up to 3 models and $1.00 for each additional model.
  • Juniors Contest Registration: No change still $5.00
  • Walk-Ins Single: $7.00
  • Walk-In Family No change still $10.00

Vendor tables are now $30.00 each

Contest Categories

Military versus Non-Military subjects will be based on the paint scheme and markings of the model.

Questions as to the which category an entry belongs in will be handled by the Head Judge for a final decision.

1. Aircraft, Military

  • Based on paint scheme and/or markings
  • Jet and propeller driven
  • Rockets and missiles that are not spacecraft

2. Aircraft, Civilian

3. Vehicles, Civilian

  • Cars all types
  • Trucks
  • Motorcycles

4. Vehicles, Military

  • Tanks/Armored vehicles
  • Wheeled and tracked soft-skinned
  • Artillery self-propelled and towed

5. Ships/Watercraft, Military

6. Ships/Watercraft, Civilian

7. Figures

  • Single subjects, only the model will be judged

8. Dioramas

  • Model (plane, vehicle, ship, etc) with figure(s) on landscape base

9. Vignettes

  • Figure(s) on landscape base

10. Fantasy/Science Fiction Non-Figures

  • Spacecraft, vehicles, machinery etc.
  • Single subjects, only the model will be judged

11. Unique Subjects

  • Any entries that do not apply to any other category
  • Railroad, scratch-built, etc.

12. Juniors (16 and under)

  • All subjects

Contest Rules

Penn Con Contest Rules
Adapted from the IPMS USA rules

IPMS-USA Modeling Basics-Judging Guide
Information on what judges look for when judging models


Contest Registration –   Word Version    PDF Version
One form per person entering the contest

Model Entry Form –     Word Version     PDF Version
One form for each model. This form goes with the model on the table


Vendors Attending PennCon  – subject to change

Gene Bagnoli – J&B Hobbies
Ron Shirey –  Local vendor and PennCon supporter
Larry For the Historian
Mark Tutton- Mark’s Models & Toys/Starfighter Decals

Doug Carl – Doug’s Closet
Bill Brieton – Fire House Hobbies
Tony Wootson
Neal Patrick – Pegasus Collectables
Ed Spaide
Keith Iehle
Mike Ferry
Steve Jones Tri-State Modelers
Robert DeMessa
Scotts Hobby Club
Bill Davis
Mark Urso
Ed Cortell

Vendor Registration
Tables are $30.00 for each 6 foot table.
To register as a vendor for PennCon please contact
Robbin Crossley at or call 717-439-4353

Please make checks payable to:
Central Pennsylvania IPMS
Mail to:
Robbin Crossley
519 Highland Ave
Middletown, PA 17057

Company Name__________________________________________________________




Phone___________________________# of Tables Requested__________________

# of People attending ___________

Each prize package is $25.00 for each category.
There are  “Best Of” awards for each category and the theme award which are also $25.00 each.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Robbin Crossley at (7I7) 616-8161

Include the following information with

Chapter or Individual Name

Number of Trophy Packages:______ X $25.00

Category(s)/Special Award(s) to Sponsor:

Please make checks payable to: Central Pennsylvania IPMS

Mail to: Robbin Crossley
519 Highland Ave
Middletown, PA 17057