"By Modelers, For Modelers"
Hobby Expo 2015 Participating Clubs
IPMS SONOMA COUNTY
A Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society
Serving California North Bay Area modelers since 1999
Devoted to the building and sailing of model yachts, both power and sail. Whether you are a builder, sailor, or just plain interested in this interesting and beautiful hobby, all are welcome!
There will also be a Victoria class sailboat race on Lucceshi Pond by the S.F. Model Yacht Club!!
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clubs to visit their website.
A good excuse for getting out and getting your RC boat wet in & around the Sonoma County, for get togethers, fun, & shared interest.
One of Northern California's oldest radio controlled car clubs promoting the general interests of all person engaged in the hobby/sport of radio controlled auto racing.
Bot Bash Parties
Builders of radio-controlled fighting robots who enter competitions that are like boxing match for robots. They will be displaying and have hands on play with battling robots.
Our members build and fight "Big Gun" scale warships. We are committed to all-out combat where ships can and do sink, but we do it in a safe and friendly environment. Our membership builds and fights, primarily, in 1/144th scale but we support and encourage the activities of 1/72 ship builders.
The club is a very casual group. Though labeled as a car club, they are more than that. Cars may be the majority of the models, but there are Sci-fi, figure, and military models. The Show and Tell is very interactive; as everyone goes through their models they ask a lot of questions and it is not uncommon for everyone to give a demo for the new techniques or products they have tried.
Join an organized group to discuss the fine art of model ship building. All ship types are represented including wooden sailing ships, radio control, and plastic kits.
Each meeting includes discussion of new events and a show and tell of the models brought to the meeting.
TCA embraces all aspects of the toy and model train collecting and operating hobby.
BAEM is a group of enthusiasts who make, discuss and share information on collecting and building miniature engines.
Mostly gasoline, ignition engines. Some internal combustion glow plug engines, and occasionally, a steam or a jet engine.
Wine Country Flyers Radio Controlled Model Airplane Club would like to extend a warm welcome to anyone interested in becoming a member of our organization and learning more about this wonderful hobby. We have been promoting model aviation in Sonoma country since ~1989. We moved to our current private flying site on the grounds of Trentadue Wineries in December 2008.
Fantasy Modelers Club
Fantasy Modelers Club is a Science Fiction and Fantasy model club. Models of all scales and types can be found at their meetings. A very casual but some of the most professional looking models in the Bay Area that can be found.
Display of R/C rock crawling trucks and possible demonstration.
Check out their forum from the link above for more information about their club.
Chimera is a community arts and maker space in Sebastopol, California. We’re a diverse group of artists, makers, hackers and inventors who share a common desire to create, share and learn from each other.
The Hobby Expo couldn't continue without the support of Fundemonium, year after year. Not only do they supply the means necessary for each of the clubs listed below to be at the show for free, but Fundemonium supports all of these clubs, community, and more year round.
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Fundemonium will be hosting the following activities at the Hobby Expo:
Free Make-and-Take model building
Free play with Legos
Demonstration of helicopters and quad-copters
Car racing (either slot cars or mini-RC)
NORTH BAY GAMING GROUP (NBGG) in Cotati, CA. meets most Friday nights during the month for face-to-face gaming with miniatures. We use scales from 10mm to 28mm in periods including Medieval, Ancients, Napoleonic, American Civil War, Colonial, and WWII (BOLT ACTION, FLAMES of WAR, ASL and CROSSFIRE). We also play Warmaster, WH40K,WHFB; Battle Cry- ACW, MEMOIR 44, and Command and Colors- Ancients, ALL in miniatures.