Small update on SMC 2021

Well….. update…

Not sure if the word update is in place, because we actually do not have any news for you yet.

Not about the show, not about hotel room reservations, no news for traders .

The simple truth is that the current situation around Covid-19 shows little progression in the sense that we cannot guarantee anything yet. Measures in the Netherlands are still strict and we will all have to be patient and take the time to see how matters evolve.

Keep fingers crossed and stay positive.

We’ll be back! 

 

 

Announcing SMC 2021!

ANNOUNCING SMC 2021!

 

Dear friends,

 

We hope that all of you are still safe and sound.

We are excited to announce that the 14th Scale Model Challenge will take place on October 16 and 17 2021!

Weren’t we supposed to have a World Model Expo instead?

Well, yes that was the plan, but, given the current state of affairs concerning the Covid-19 pandemic, the chances of being able to hold a smaller event in October is much more realistic than having an large event like the World Model Expo in July next year.

Of course we talk about a show like WME, or SMC,  in the way we intend it to be: without mandatory social distancing & face masks, and with the possibility of international (air)travel, and with handshakes, hugs and having a beer or two with good friends.

But why an SMC and not a WME? The WME is too big an event to be held in October in the current venue. A WME requires (substantially) more space for e.g. the catering areas and the contest than would be needed for a Scale Model Challenge. Also, as a consequence, part of the catering area at the WME, as well as several additional events were anticipated outdoors. And although the outside area would be sheltered, our climate is such that being outdoors in October, unlike in July,  can be a bit of a challenge, to say the least.

The WME will be postponed to 1-2-3 July 2022. For more info, please go to the WME2022 website

By offering you an SMC in 2021 we hope to bring  the community back together again. We have all been seperated for too long.
Now let’s keep our fingers crossed that we can have an all new SMC in 2021 and we hope to see all of you again in October 2021.

More information for visitors, clubs, and vendors, details about the contest, workshops and more will be published in the first quarter of 2021.

 

SMC 2021 Saturday 16th, and Sunday 17th October 2021
Be there and make the difference!

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Online Tickets – Work in Progress

Hi SMC friends,

Over the past years we have been asked regularly if it was possible to order tickets for SMC online.

In all honesty, we have not considered to offer this option until now, as we always thought that we could handle the ever growing hordes of visitors rather well. And actually we haven’t really changed our minds about our capabilities of managing a crowd.

So what has changed? Well, for one, it’s 2019 and we don’t want to be the dinosaur of  the show universe, so it’s time to progress a bit and offer tickets on line. 

Selling tickets online has some advantages for us as an organisation, but especially visitors can benefit from it as you will not have to stand in line to get a ticket first, but you can proceed directly to the fast lane entry. In an ideal world this would mean that you can walk straight in as we only need to scan your ticket. It may be a good thing though, to realise that you won’t be the only person who has bought an online ticket. Just saying…..

In the cause of 2019 we will implement an online ticketing option on this website. We target to launch this in August. So stay tuned! 

 

SMC  2019 Saturday 19th, and Sunday 20th October 2019
Be there and make the difference!

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