August 18 - 21, 2021
In the Fabulous City of
There is never a shortage of news and happenings when it comes to a National Convention.
The Nat-Con Board has decided to forgo with a formal banquet dinner in 2021 and instead has opted for a cocktail hour followed the awards presentation. The cocktail hour will feature a cash bar.
June 29, 2020 - Visit us on our new 21' Nats Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/270897917458272/
Feb 28th, 2021 - Model Registration Forms are now available in the ‘Forms’ section to be pre-filled out. We encourage you to use our fillable PDF’s which can be filled-out online, saved to your computer, printed and brought with you to the convention to save a LOT of time.
March 1, 2021 - All organized tours have been cancelled at this time due to government post openings and social distancing requirements of less then 50 people. We feel this would be unfair to all those interested and unable to secure a ticket. Check back for any changes.
April 14, 2021 - Nats News Flash - Nevada announced yesterday that ALL Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted on June 1st. That includes all social distancing restrictions, the opening of all shows, buffets, concerts, restaurants, pools, churches and above all - CONVENTIONS! As of yesterday we were expecting record breaking attendance levels, with this great news we are only going to see more. I urge everyone to pre-register NOW!
April 16, 2021 - With the official re-opening of Las Vegas and the release of all Covid-19 restrictions effective June 1st we are now able to restore our original vendor room layout consisting of 320 tables. Therefore there are now vendor tables available again for sale.
May 14, 2021 - Nevada has lifted all indoor and outdoor mask restrictions for vaccinated persons. We encourage those concerned to wear face masks at the convention. Neither the Rio or IPMS Las Vegas will be checking and/or verifying vaccine papers.
The fabulous City of Las Vegas awaits you!
Combine the incredible experience of a National Convention with a visit to one of the top-ten vacation destinations in the WORLD!
Experience world-class shopping, spectacular shows and concerts, as well as some the finest restaurants in the world. There are things to see and do all just minutes from
the resort, many of which are free or inexpensive. On a budget, no problem! There are inexpensive restaurants right in the resort or a short walk away.
Las Vegas is served by McCarren International Airport which is just 10 minutes from the Rio Resort. Airfares are direct from most major cities and inexpensive airfare can always be found.
If your driving, Las Vegas is served by 4 major interstate highways, one of which the I-15 runs right through the city and exits right at the door-step to the Rio Resort.
Experience the breath-taking views of the great outdoors such at Red Rock Canyon, Valley Fire State Park and Hoover Dam, all just a few minutes drive from the resort. Or, take a 10 minute helicopter ride to one of the true wonders of the world, the magnificent Grand Canyon.
Check out the video below or the drop-down menu for a quick look at what Las Vegas has in store for you!
Experience the Super Bowl of Model Shows!
Compete with the worlds finest modelers in over 160 categories plus special theme awards for the coveted
IPMS National Best Model Awards.
Be inspired by the work of the Master Modelers that raise the bar in the world of plastic modeling and see the
result of unbridled imagination and skill.
Hate long lines? So do we! That is why we encourage you to pre-register for the contest after as soon as possible.
We will not be taking any "pre-registration" forms for your models. However, we definitely encourage you to download the
forms you need, fill them out on your computer, print, and bring them with you to the convention. You'll save a lot of time
at the show and save everyone some eye strain trying to decipher your writing!
Pre-Registration Cost is $55
Pre-registration for juniors is $25
Pre-registration is now OPEN and will close on July 31st, 2021.
We want everyone to save your extra money for the vendors so we are keeping the pre-registration site open
to the last minute. Please register early.
On-Site Registration Cost is $65
You can register at the show. Mail-in Registration must be received prior to August 1st to qualify for the Pre-registration discount.
Note - you MUST be an IPMS member (either USA or your home country) in order to register for the convention.
Immediate Family members of a registrant can also get Convention Badges allowing access to all regular convention
activities and areas.
General Admission is $15 per day or $40 for 4-day Pass
which includes admission to all free seminars and
those not requiring reservations.
Those pre-registered will have a convention package waiting for you containing a decal sheet, lapel pin and a Las
Vegas Fun Book containing things to see and do, attraction discounts and directions to everything Las Vegas.
Those registering at the show will receive those items listed above while quantities last. Pre-register or get there early!
We reserve the right to make changes and corrections prior to the Convention.