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<p style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0">Right. So, there is a good reason why places like Phoenix are selected in August - nobody else wants to go there then and so it's a lot cheaper.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0">Even a small town like Bangor, Maine, which would be ideal weather-wise at that time of year, would be much more expensive.&nbsp;
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<div id="divRplyFwdMsg" dir="ltr"><font style="font-size:11pt" face="Calibri, sans-serif" color="#000000"><b>From:</b> wwi-bounces@wwi-models.org &lt;wwi-bounces@wwi-models.org&gt; on behalf of Nicklas, Brian &lt;NicklasB@si.edu&gt;<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:11 PM<br>
<b>To:</b> World War I Modeling Mailing List<br>
<b>Subject:</b> Re: [WWI] US Nationals 2018</font>
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<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt; font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif; color:#1F497D">“But it’s a dry heat” – well not like Atlanta or DC in any case.</span></p>
<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt; font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif; color:#1F497D">Like was pointed out – just don’t bring any resin…</span></p>
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<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt; font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif; color:#1F497D">Sad thing is – IPMS is too big a convention for places we can afford, and too small for places we can’t afford.</span></p>
<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt; font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif; color:#1F497D">We’d have to be twice as big to be in the DC/Baltimore area again, and likely the same for the NYC area.</span></p>
<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt; font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif; color:#1F497D">And even then the rates may be huge.</span></p>
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<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt; font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif; color:#1F497D">I’ll go to Phoenix, maybe arrive empty, but see folks and go shopping.</span></p>
<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt; font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif; color:#1F497D">But 2019 in Chattanooga, TN &nbsp;will be fun.</span></p>
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<b>On Behalf Of </b>Michael Kendix<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Wednesday, January 10, 2018 5:50 PM<br>
<b>To:</b> World War I Modeling Mailing List &lt;wwi@wwi-models.org&gt;<br>
<b>Subject:</b> Re: [WWI] US Nationals 2018</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">Phoenix in August. Have fun when the temperature gets to 115F. Atlanta was bad enough at 97F and a&nbsp;tropical deluge at 2:47PM every day.</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">Why don't they hold them in New England or the North West?</span></p>
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<a href="mailto:wwi-bounces@wwi-models.org">wwi-bounces@wwi-models.org</a> &lt;<a href="mailto:wwi-bounces@wwi-models.org">wwi-bounces@wwi-models.org</a>&gt; on behalf of
<a href="mailto:coyotemagic@comcast.net">coyotemagic@comcast.net</a> &lt;<a href="mailto:coyotemagic@comcast.net">coyotemagic@comcast.net</a>&gt;<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Tuesday, January 9, 2018 11:39 PM<br>
<b>To:</b> I, World<br>
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<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">Hi, Dave.&nbsp; The US Nats refers to the IPMS USA National Convention to be held this year in Phoenix, August 1-4.</span></p>
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</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">&quot;Dave&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:woodlandwampum@yahoo.com">woodlandwampum@yahoo.com</a>&gt;<br>
<b>To: </b>&quot;World War I Modeling Mailing List&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:wwi@wwi-models.org">wwi@wwi-models.org</a>&gt;<br>
<b>Sent: </b>Tuesday, January 9, 2018 6:53:17 PM<br>
<b>Subject: </b>Re: [WWI] US Nationals 2018</span></p>
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<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">What is the US NATIONALS 2018???</span></p>
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<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">We’re wintering in PHX / Gilbert til April.&nbsp;<br>
Dave&nbsp;</span></p>
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On Jan 9, 2018, at 6:18 PM, <a href="mailto:coyotemagic@comcast.net" target="_blank">
coyotemagic@comcast.net</a> wrote:</span></p>
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<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">Coming out of deep lurk to ask who plans on attending the Nats this year.&nbsp; I've never been, but since Phoenix is not that far, I'm giving it some serious consideration.</span></p>
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