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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:37 am 
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This is a long shot, but there are a few Americans who read this board and who knows? Maybe someone might happen to be in the area at just the right time. :) In the US, it seems we have similar difficulties as Australia with regards to shows and long distances to travel...


It's that time of year again. This year should be another great show. This show is at the Valley Forge Convention Center (Casino Resort), near Philadelphia, PA. I encourage everyone to come out and bring figures to display. The show organizers are really trying to grow the fantasy side of the show and are bringing in some very talented painters and sculptors from across the pond. This means that again will be some awesome figures to see. (Last year there was some amazing figures to see!) The show is Friday and Saturday, but you can enter figures on Saturday until noon, so it can be a one day thing. The categories are fantasy, historical, and ordinance with each split into Painters where only the painting is judged and Open for conversions, scratch built, and dioramas.

The awards are based on the open system, so if 20 people deserve a gold, 20 people get a gold rather than first, second, third place award system. Gold, silver, and bronze medals and certificates of merit are awarded. There are best of fantasy, best of historical and best of ordinance awards given rather than one single best of show and all carry equal weight.

For exhibitors and vendors, there is a hospitality suite on Friday and Saturday nights, open from around 8pm till...everyone is gone, with free soft drinks and adult beverages and snacks. It's a nice place to hang out with the other painters and sculptors, have a few beers and shoot the breeze. Just ask at the show entrance where/what room the hospitality suite is when you enter your figures. The Radisson and the Scanticon are the two hotels attached to the convention center, and the convention center is basically across from Valley Forge National Historical Park, so that's another thing to do while you're there.

Come on out! It's a lot of fun.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:16 am 

Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:20 am
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Location: Berkshire: England, U.k
Hi Wendy
Having been to valley Forge in 2008, i would love to be there!, but alas i cant make it! i'm off to Kulmbach in Germany in August,
MFCA is a great show guys worth attending! i had a great time when i iwas there and plan to go again, have a great show Wendy
and good luck in the comp....

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