The AMPS 2020 Show Has Been Cancelled.
It is with great sadness that we inform you
AMPS 2020 International Convention is CANCELLED. Out of an abundance of caution and concern
for the safety and welfare of our convention participants (members, vendors,
volunteers and attendees alike), the AMPS E-Board has unanimously decided that
we must cancel our annual event.
With this said, we need to explain a bit of
what has gone into this decision. AMPS Central Pennsylvania and the Show
Committee has been busy planning and adjusting these plans in response to the
COVID-19 pandemic. As you know, our
initial plan was to hold our convention in early May 2020 at Camp Hill,
PA. The Governor of Pennsylvania’s
response to COVID-19 forced us to postpone our event to late September 2020 and
move it to Danbury, CT. We were very
fortunate that Northeast Military Modelers Association offered the Society their
time slot and hotel where they normally hold ArmorCon. However, the recent decision by the Governor
of Connecticut to continue in Phase 2 reopening for an indefinite time severely
limits the number of people who can attend indoor meetings and gatherings. The Governor of Connecticut also placed
quarantine restrictions on people entering the state from approximately 20
states. This quarantine impacts the
ability of potential convention attendees and vendors to participate in the
event. Additionally, there are travel
restrictions in-place which preclude many of our international visitors from
attending the convention without undergoing quarantine.
Currently, the Crown Plaza – Danbury is
uncertain when it will be able to reopen for business. The hotel has agreed to cancel our convention
with no penalty to AMPS. Additionally,
the hotel will cancel all individual reservations with no cancellation penalty
if you booked a reservation using code AMP.
You are responsible for canceling your reservations if you booked
outside the AMP group.
We’ve published a convention refund policy
on the AMPS website home page. Chris
Graeter, Vendor Coordinator will be reaching out to each vendor and Glen
Martin, Sponsorship Coordinator will be reaching out to each sponsor concerning
refunds or carry over to AMPS 2021.
Chuck Rothman, Web Master will be reaching out to those who
pre-registered for the show concerning refund or carry over to AMPS 2021.
The AMPS E-Board decided to continue the
AMPS 2020 show theme (Last Battles) to AMPS 2021. We would have two themes in 2021, with two
separate awards. This will allow those
who built entries for the AMPS 2020 show theme an opportunity to compete for
that award next year.
Since many of you will not have an
opportunity to shop our vendors this year, we encourage you to consider
spending some of your “show money” with them either in-person or through their
on-line shops. The following is a list
of the AMPS 2020 vendors:
- S & J Hobbies
- MiG Productions
- Wanamaker Hobbies
- Boomers' Books & Empire Models
- Microworld Games LLC
- Last Cavalry
- The Scenic Factory
- HQ72 Resin Productions
- Tiger Werke Resin
- Custom Dioramics
- AK Interactive USA
- Hobbyworld USA
- For the Historian
- Challenger N Scale Hobbies
- Alpine Miniatures
- Armand Bayardi Model Maker
- Hobby Fan
- JLG Designs, LLC
- Frank Rincon
- Red Beach One H&S
- Unique Tools
- MCW Finishes
- Fire House Hobbies
- Doug's Closet
The show team from AMPS Central
Pennsylvania worked for over two years to put on a high-quality convention for
2020. They are to be congratulated for
their hard work and navigating through this very tough time. Likewise, we owe the Northeast Military
Modelers Association a debt of gratitude for offering to cover down when it
looked like we could not hold our show in Camp Hill PA due to COVID-19.
We thank you for your patience and support
during these trying times, and hope that you recognize we have made the best
possible decision for AMPS under the circumstances.
John Charvat Peter
AMPS, President Show
Chair, AMPS Central Pennsylvania
Refund Policy for AMPS International Convention 2020
2020 AMPS International Convention is cancelled. The refund policy follows:
will be paid within 30 days of cancellation date. Reservations can be carried over to the AMPS
2021 International Convention, 29 April -1 May 2021 at Newport News, VA. Chris Graeter, Vendor Coordinator, will
contact each vendor to coordinate their preference.
will be paid within 30 days of cancellation date. Sponsorship can carry over to AMPS 2021
International Convention, 29 April -1 May 2021 at Newport News, VA. Glen Martin, Sponsorship Coordinator, will
contact each vendor to coordinate their preference.
returns. Donated prizes will carry over to the AMPS 2021 International
will be paid within 30 days of cancellation date. Pre-registration can be carried over to the
AMPS 2021 International Convention, 29 April -1 May 2021 at Newport News,
VA. Chuck Rothman, Web Master will
contact pre-paid registrants to determine their preference.
Pre-Paid Walk Ins:
will be paid within 30 days of cancellation date.
Danbury Crown Plaza Room Nights: The Danbury Crown Plaza has
cancelled all reservations using the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society
Room Block (Code AMP). Those who did not use the Armor Modeling and
Preservation Society Room Block (Code AMP) can contact the hotel directly to
cancel their reservations.