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Coaster Con XL (2017)

Coaster Con XXXIX (2016)

Photo Albums Coaster Con XL

Host Parks: Six Flags Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld San Antonio, ZDT’s

Dates: June 18–22, 2017

PTC Manufacturer’s Award (Spirit of ACE Award):
    
David Lipnicky

Logo Contest:
    
Brody Rose

Photo Contest:
     1) Jonathan Hymes
     2) Jonathan Hymes
     3) Curt Schimmel

Video Contest:
   
1) Rolling Stock Rock by Luke Fillion
    2) Night Before Coastermas by Luke Fillion
    3) Adventures of my Evil Twin by Jason Wollenberg

Group Photos:
     1) Six Flags Fiesta Texas
     2) SeaWorld San Antonio
     3) ZDT’s Amusement Park

In Memoriam
 

Photo Albums Coaster Con XXXIX

Host Parks: Six Flags St. Louis, Holiday World

Dates: June 19–23, 2016

PTC Manufacturer’s Award (Spirit of ACE Award):
    
Maggie Altman

Logo Contest:
    
Mike Matscherz

Photo Contest:
     1) Jill Ryan
     2) Alex Nagel
     3) Jill Ryan

Video Contest:
   
1) The Haystack Dilemma by David P Hahner III
    2) Heavy Metal Coaster Reviews by Jason Wollenberg
    3) The Final Coutdown by Ken Riling

Group Photos:
     1) Six Flags St. Louis
     2) Six Flags St. Louis
     3) Holiday World

In Memoriam
   

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Coaster Con XXXVIII (2015)

Coaster Con XXXVII (2014)

Photo Albums Coaster Con XXXVIII

Host Parks: Six Flags Great Adventure, Storybook Land, Morey’s Piers

Dates: June 21–26, 2015.

PTC Manufacturer’s Award (Spirit of ACE Award):
    
Chris Smilek

Logo Contest:
    
David Hahner III
     Honorable Mention, Mike Matscherz

Photo Contest:
     1) Bret Ulozas
     2) Tom Zeliff
     3) Bret Ulozas

Video Contest:
   
1) The Dog Days are Over by Mike Matscherz
    2) How to Make a Coaster Con Video by Jason Wollenberg
    3) Building the Future by Preserving the Past by Joel Brewton

Group Photos:
     1) Six Flags Great Adventure
     2) Storybook Land
     3) Morey’s Piers

In Memoriam
 

Photo Albums Coaster Con XXXVII

Host Parks: California’s Great America, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Gilroy Gardens

Dates: June 15–20, 2014.

PTC Manufacturer’s Award (Spirit of ACE Award):
    
Jeffrey Seifert

Logo Contest:
    
Howard Gillooly

Photo Contest:
     1) Jonathan Hymes;
     2) Jonathan Hymes
     3) Chase Fiore

Video Contest:
   
1) The All Coaster Network by Jordan May
    2) An Oldie but a Goodie by Nicholas Laschkewitsch
    3) Coaster Con XXXVI by Leo Krasnahill

Group Photo at California’s Great America

In Memoriam

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Coaster Con XXXVI (2013)

Coaster Con XXXV (2012)

VIDEO Slide Show

VIDEO Six Flags New England

Host Parks: Six Flags New England, Canobie Lake Park, Palace
Playland, Funtown/Splashtown USA

Dates: June 16–21, 2013.

Weather: Pleasant and mostly sunny with a brief rain shower right before ERT in the waterpark and another during indoor presentations

Highlights: The amazing hospitality and fantastic food — including Lobster and New England Clam Chowder. ERT on Bizarro, one of the best steel coasters on the planet.

PTC Manufacturer’s Award
(Spirit of ACE Award):
May Coryell

Logo Contest: Mike Matscherz

Photo Contest:
     1) Sarah Windisch;
     2) Mike Matscherz
     3) Gary Slade

Video Contest:
   
1) Then and Now by Bret Ulozas
    2) Ride it Maybe by Joel Brewton
    3) Funtown Pier by Bret Ulozas

Group Photo at Six Flags New England

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VIDEO Carowinds

Host Parks: Dollywood, Carowinds

Held: June 17–22, 2012

Weather: Warm and sunny with beautiful blue skies

Highlights: A personal appearance by Dolly Parton. ERT on America’s first Wing Coaster. Dollywood’s incredibly friendly staff. ERT at Carowinds on the tallest B&M coaster in the United States.

PTC Manufacturer’s Award
(Spirit of ACE Award): 
Reverand Cliff Herring

Logo Contest: Jonathan Hymes  Version 1   Version 2

Photo Contest:
     1) Jonathan Hymes;
     2) Jason Hammond;
     3) Mike Matscherz

Video Contest:
    
1) Orientation by Jon Edwards
     2) Deception by Jordan May
     3) Beautiful Life by John MacGregor

Regional Newsletter Contest:
     1) The Rebel Yell, Rep Elizabeth Ringas
     2) The Southern Scream, Rep Josh Herrington
     3) The Fun Times, Rep Bill Linkenheimer III

Regional Website Contest: 
     1) Western Pa. Region
     2) Northwest Region
     3) Southeast Region

Group Photos:
     1) Dollywood
     2) Dollywood
     3) Carowinds
 

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Coaster Con XXXIV (2011)

Coaster Con XXXIII (2010)

VIDEO Slide Show

VIDEO Midway Olympics

Host Parks: Six Flags Over Texas, Sandy Lake Park, Hurricane Harbor

Held: June 19–22, 2011

Weather: Hot and windy with a storm rolling in just before Tuesday evening’s ERT

Highlights: ERT on all 13 coasters including multiple sessions on New Texas Giant. The incredible Texas hospitality.

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PTC Manufacturer’s Award (Spirit of ACE Award):
   
Dave Bird

Logo Contest:  Mike Matscherz

Photo Contest:
     1) Jonathan Hymes;
     2) Dave Madore;
     3) Ken Simmons

Video Contest:
    
1) Six by Paul Coulombe
     2) Cedar Point in Blue by John Gerard
     3) Living on a Blue Streak by Joel Brewton

Regional Newsletter Contest:
     1) The Queue Line Chronicle, Rep David Lipnicky
     2) The Rebel Yell, Rep Elizabeth Ringas
     3) The Fun Times, Rep Bill Linkenheimer III

Regional Website Contest:
     1) Southeast Region 
     2) Western Pa. Region
     3) Northwest Region

Group Photos:
     1) Six Flags Over Texas
     2) Six Flags Over Texas
     3) Six Flags Over Texas
 

PHOTO Slide Show

VIDEO Slide Show

Host Parks: Kennywood, Sandcastle, Idlewild, Conneaut Lake Park, Waldameer

Held: June 20-25, 2010

Weather: Pleasant with a brief shower at Idlewild.

Highlights: Four parks, each from the previous century, all steeped in history and tradition. Night rides on Thunderbolt (with the lights off, Phantom's Revenge and Ravine Flyer II and a surprise ERT on Sky Rocket prior to being open to the public.

PTC Manufacturer’s Award (Spirit of ACE Award):
   
Howard Gillooly

Logo Contest:  Brody Rose

Photo Contest:
    1) Allan S. Reid;
    2) Gary Slade;
    3) Richard Bostic

Video Contest:
   
1) The Adventures of Super Cre-Ho by Paul Coulombe
    2) Lost & Found by Paul Coulombe
    3) Kennywood Woodies by Joel Brewton

Regional Newsletter Contest:
    1) Metroline, Rep Colleen Whyte
    2) Dipper Clipper, Rep Scott Short
    3) The Rebel Yell, Rep Elizabeth Ringas

Regional Website Contest:
    1) Southeast Region
    2) Midwest Region
    3) Western Pa. Region

Group Photos:
    1) Kennywood
    2) Waldameer
 

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Coaster Con XXXII (2009)

Coaster Con XXXI (2008)

PHOTO Slide Show

Host Parks: Silver Dollar City and Worlds of Fun

Held: June 21–26, 2009

Weather: Hot and humid with a few thunderstorms at Worlds of Fun

Highlights: Silver Dollar City’s incredibly friendly staff and the overabundance of outstanding food. Legendary night rides in the dark on Worlds of Fun’s Prowler.

PTC Manufacturer’s Award (Spirit of ACE Award):
    
B. Derek Shaw

Logo Contest:  Mike Matscherz

Photo Contest:
     1) Jon Edwards;
     2) Ken Carmichael;
     3) Rich Koppelman

Video Contest:
    
1) Reminiscing by Jon Edwards
     2) Beautiful Noise by Jon Edwards
     3) The Circle by Paul Coulombe

Regional Newsletter Contest:
     1) Airtime, Rep Jeff Mast
     2) The Southern Scream, Rep Robert Ulrich
     3) The Queue Line Chronicle, Rep David Lipnicky

Regional Website Contest:
     1) South Central Region
     2) Western Great Lakes Region
     3) Northwest Region

Group Photos:
     1) Silver Dollar City
     2) Silver Dollar City
 

PHOTO Slide Show

Host Parks: Six Flags Over Georgia and Wild Adventures

Held: June 15–21, 2008

Weather: Hot and sunny and no rain, perfect for picture taking.

Highlights: The Southern hospitality, ERT sessions on Mind Bender and Goliath.

PTC Manufacturer’s Award (Spirit of ACE Award):
    
Lee Ann Draud and Nikki Blake

Logo Contest:  Mike Matscherz

Photo Contest:
     1) Curt Schimmel;
     2) Jeffrey Seifert;
     3) Kari Lipnicky

Video Contest:
     1) Birthday Party by Paul Coulombe
     2) Jon Edwards
     3) Jon Edwards

Regional Newsletter Contest:
     1) The Rebel Yell, Rep Elizabeth Ringas
     2) The Southern Scream, Rep Robert Ulrich
     3) The Queue Line Chronicle, Rep David Lipnicky

Regional Website Contest:
     1) Western Pennsylvania Region
     2) South Central Region
     3) New Jersey Region

Group Photo at Six Flags Over Georgia
    

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 Coaster Con XXX (2007)

Coaster Con XXIX (2006)

PHOTO Slide Show

Host Parks: Kings Island, Stricker’s Grove, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and Beech Bend

Held: June 17–23, 2007, 532 attendees

Weather: Warm and sunny most of the time. A threat of rain at Holiday World and a steady rain at Beech Bend.

Highlights: Night time ERT sessions on The Beast, The Voyage, and a final ERT on Kentucky Rumbler after the rain cleared.

PTC Manufacturer’s Award (Spirit of ACE Award):
    
Tom Halterman

Logo Contest:  Chris Murray

Photo Contest:
    
1) Jon Edwards;
     2) Jon Edwards;
     3) Kitty Wintemute

Video Contest:
     1) Jon Edwards
     2) Cre-Ho Road Trip by Paul Coulombe
     3) Jon Edwards

Regional Newsletter Contest (Judges’ Choice):
     1(tie) The Southern Scream, Rep Robert Ulrich
     1(tie) The Rebel Yell, Rep Elizabeth Ringas
     3(tie) The New England Dispatch, Rep Peg Batchelder
     3(tie) Dipper Clipper, Rep Jonathan Hymes

Regional Newsletter Contest (Members’ Choice): 
     1) The Southern Scream, Rep Robert Ulrich
     2) The New England Dispatch, Rep Peg Batchelder
     3) The Queue Line Chronicle, Rep David Lipnicky

Regional Website Contest:
     1) South Central Region
     2) New England Region
     3) Southeast Region

Group Photos
     1.) Kings Island
     2.) Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
     3.) Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
     4.) Stricker’s Grove
 

PHOTO Slide Show

Host Parks: Walt Disney World, Old Town, Cypress Gardens Adventure Park and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Held: June 18–24, 2006, 364 attendees

Weather: Hot and sunny most of the time

Highlights:  Our first national event at a Disney Park. Space Mountain ERT with the lights on. ERT on America’s first Diving Coaster at Busch Gardens. Some of the prettiest parks ACE has ever been to for a convention.

PTC Manufacturer’s Award (Spirit of ACE Award):
    
Bill Linkenheimer III

Logo Contest: Mike Matscherz  Front   Back

Photo Contest:
     1) Kevin Moran;
     2) Jonathan Hymes;
     3) Dave Jackson

Video Contest:
     1) John MacGregor
     2) Cre-Ho Fantasies by Paul Coulombe
     3) Jon Edwards

Regional Newsletter Contest (Judges’ Choice):
   
1) The Southern Scream, Rep Robert Ulrich
    2 (tie) The New England Dispatch, Rep Peg Batchelder
    2 (tie) The Northern California Dispatch, Rep Steven Wilson

Regional Newsletter Contest (Members’ Choice):
   
1) The New England Dispatch, Rep Peg Batchelder
    2) The Southern Scream, Rep Robert Ulrich
    3) The Queue Line Chronicle, Rep David Lipnicky

Group Photos:
     1) Silver Dollar City
     2) Silver Dollar City

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