ROCON - our annual scale model contest


A Full Day of Scale Modeling Fun and Competition

Every year ROC CITY Scale Modelers host ROCON, a one day scale model contest and convention. We've presented ROCON for nearly forty years! The 2019 show will be held on September 15, 2019, and this year there will be a change in venue. ROCON 38 will be held at the Genesee Valley-Henrietta Moose Lodge, 5375 West Henrietta, NY 14586. Please check back here for additional details as we move forward in the planning process. 

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the Preliminary Event Flyer and our Entry Form. Application forms for vendor tables and sponsorship opportunities will be posted soon.

Sunday, September 15, 2019


10:00 AM - 1:30 PM 

Registration & Viewing

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM 

Judging (Viewing area open for non-entrants)

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

Viewing & Awards


Over 68 Judged Categories, with Master, Out-of-the-Box, and Juniors

There's a category for everyone, no matter what you build or what your age is.  Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards are given for each category. In 2018, we also presented these special awards:

Best In Show
Best of The Masters (Previous Winners)
Best Aircraft
Best Armor
Best Automotive
Best Figure
Best Ship

Each year, we also have several themed awards that have traditionally been given out in honor of club members who are no longer with us. We anticipate these will be given out again in 2019.

Capt. Jeff Rich Memorial: Best USAF Jet
Tim Frederick Memorial: Best Military Figure
Herb Wood Memorial: Best US Naval Aircraft
Bob McRae Memorial: Best Japanese Aircraft

Large Vendor Area


At ROCON, we have vendors that range from local and regional hobby shops, kit collectors, and those of us who have found that our "stash" has gotten a little too big. You're sure to find the kits, decals, books, paints, tools, and modeling supplies you need for your next project. 

Great Raffles


Take your chance on the big ROCON kit raffle - you can't win if you don't play! Winners are announced throughout the day. In addition to the award you won in the contest, you may go home with more kits to add to your collection.

General Admission


 Bring the family for a fun day - you don't need to be a member to enjoy the superbly crafted models on display. Get the kids interested in a good old-time "analog" hobby! Modeling helps develop hand-eye coordination, three-dimensional thinking and problem solving, not to mention an appreciation for history.