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Coaster Con 2006 - 2019


Coaster Con
2006 - 2019

2019
Coaster Con 42

Host Parks:
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Knott’s Berry Farm

Dates:
June 16-20, 2019


PTC Manufacturer’s
(Spirit of ACE Award):

Jerry Willard


Logo Contest:
Mike Matscherz


Photo Contest:
1) Taxi Jam,Canada's Wonderland, Rus Ozana
2) Maverick, Cedar Point, Bob Kilner
3) Raptor and Valravn, Cedar Point, Bob Kilner


Video Contest:
General Category
1) Phoenix by Luke Fillion
2) Lost in Translation by Jason Wollenberg
Documentary Category
1) East Meets ACE by Leo Krasnahill
2)Hard Rock Park by Paul Coulombe



Group Photos:
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Knott’s Berry Farm


Photo Albums

2018
Coaster Con 41

Host Parks:
Six Flags America
Kings Dominion
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Dates:
June 17–22, 2018


PTC Manufacturer’s
(Spirit of ACE Award):

Elizabeth Ringas


Logo Contest:
Mike Matscherz


Photo Contest:
1) Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point, Joel Brewton
2) Banshee, Kings Island, Dave Jackson
3) Diamond Back, Kings Island, Cassie Titko


Video Contest:
1) Coasterface by Luke Fillion
2) There’s Another Boomerang by Jason Wollenberg
3) Sunshine: Whalom Park Remembered by Jason Pytka


Group Photos:
Six Flags America
Kings Dominion
Busch Gardens Williamsburg


In Memoriam


Photo Albums

2017
Coaster Con XL

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

Dates:
June 18–22, 2017


PTC Manufacturer’s
(Spirit of ACE Award):

David Lipnicky


Logo Contest:
Brody Rose


Photo Contest:
1) Gatekeeper, Cedar Point, by Jonathan Hymes
2) Incredible Hulk Coaster, Universal's Islands of Adventure,
by Jonathan Hymes
3) Dragon Coaster, by Playland Park, 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:
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
SeaWorld San Antonio
ZDT's Amusement Park


In Memoriam


Photo Albums

2016
Coaster Con XXXIX

Host Parks:
Six Flags St. Louis
Holiday World


Dates:
June 19–23, 2016


PTC Manufacturer’s
(Spirit of ACE Award):

Maggie Altman


Logo Contest:
Mike Matscherz


Photo Contest:
1) Nitro, Six Flags Great Advnture, Jill Ryan
2) Possessed, Dorney Park, Alex Nagel
3) Six Flags Great Adventure, 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:
Six Flags St. Louis 1
Six Flags St. Louis 2
Holiday World


In Memoriam


Photo Albums

2015
Coaster Con XXXVIII

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

Dates:
June 21–26, 2015


PTC Manufacturer’s
(Spirit of ACE Award):

Chris Smilek


Logo Contest:
David Hahner III
Honorable Mention, Mike Matscherz


Photo Contest:
1) Looping Coaster, Funtown Pier, Bret Ulozas
2) Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Tom Zeliff
3) Six Flags Great Adventure, 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:
Six Flags Great Adventure
Storybook Land
Morey’s Piers


In Memoriam


Photo Albums

2014
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
(Spirit of ACE Award):

Jeffrey Seifert


Logo Contest:
Howard Gillooly



Photo Contest:
1) The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Universal's Islands of Adventure, Jonathan Hymes
2) Millennium Force, Cedar Point, Jonathan Hymes
3) Bizarro, Six Flags New England, 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:
California’s Great America



In Memoriam


Photo Albums

2013
Coaster Con XXXVI

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
(Spirit of ACE Award):

May Coryell


Logo Contest:
Mike Matscherz


Photo Contest:
1) Blue Streak, Conneaut Lake Park, Sarah Windisch
2) Prowler, Worlds of Fun, Mike Matscherz
3) Iron Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, 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:
Six Flags New England



Videos:
Slide Show
Six Flags New England

2012
Coaster Con XXXV

Host Parks:
Dollywood
Carowinds


Dates:
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
(Spirit of ACE Award):

Reverand Cliff Herring


Logo Contest:
Jonathan Hymes - Version 1, Version 2


Photo Contest:
1) Tornado, Sarkanniemi, Jonathan Hymes
2) Flight Deck, Kings Island, Jason Hammond
3) Twister, Grona Lund, 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:
Dollywood
Carowinds


Videos:
Dollywood
Carowinds

2011
Coaster Con XXXIV

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


Dates:
June 19–22, 2011

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

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



PTC Manufacturer’s
(Spirit of ACE Award):

Dave Bird


Logo Contest:
Mike Matscherz


Photo Contest:
1) Raptor, Cedar Point, Jonathan Hymes
2) Racer, Kennywood, Dave Madore
3) Ninja, Six Flags Over Georgia, 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:
Six Flags Over Texas 1
Six Flags Over Texas 2
Six Flags Over Texas 3


Photos:
Video Slide Show
Midway Olympics

2010
Coaster Con XXXIII

Host Parks:
Kennywood
Sandcastle
Idlewild
Conneaut Lake Park
Waldameer

Dates:
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
(Spirit of ACE Award):

Howard Gillooly


Logo Contest:
Brody Rose


Photo Contest:
1) Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit, Universal Orlando, Allan S. Reid
2) Phoenix, Knoebel's Amusement Resort, Gary Slade
3) Montana Suiza, Parque de Atracciones Monte Igueldo, 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:
Kennywood
Waldameer


Photos:
Video Slide Show
Slide Show

2009
Coaster Con XXXII

Host Parks:
Silver Dollar City
Worlds of Fun

Dates:
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
(Spirit of ACE Award):

B. Derek Shaw


Logo Contest:
Mike Matscherz


Photo Contest:
1) Wild Thing, Valleyfair, Jon Edwards
2) Diamondback, Kings Island, Ken Carmichael
3) Texas Giant, Six Flags Over Texas


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:
Silver Dollar City 1
Silver Dollar City 2

Photos:
Slide Show

2008
Coaster Con XXXI

Host Parks:
Six Flags Over Georgia
Wild Adventures

Dates:
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
(Spirit of ACE Award):

Lee Ann Draud and Nikki Blake


Logo Contest:
Mike Matscherz


Photo Contest:
1) Wicked, Lagoon, Curt Schimmel
2) Judge Roy Scream, Six Flags Over Texas, Jeffrey Seifert
3) Tornado and Dragon, Adventureland, Iowa, 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:
Six Flags Over Georgia

Photos:
Slide Show

2007
Coaster Con XXX

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

Dates:
June 17–23, 2007

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. 532 attendees.




PTC Manufacturer’s
(Spirit of ACE Award):

Tom Halterman


Logo Contest:
Chris Murray


Photo Contest:
1) Hades and Zeus, Mount Olympus Theme and Waterpark, Jon Edwards
2) Wild Thing, Valleyfair, Jon Edwards
3) Tornado and Vortex, Canada's Wonderland, Kitty Wintemute


Video Contest:
1) Jon Edwards
2) Paul Coulombe
3) Jon Edwards


Regional Newsletter Contest (Judge's 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 (Member's 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:
Kings Island
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari 1
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari 2
Stricker’s Grove


Photos:
Slide Show

2006
Coaster Con XXIX

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

Dates:
June 18–24, 2006

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. 364 attendees.

PTC Manufacturer’s
(Spirit of ACE Award):

Bill Linkenheimer III


Logo Contest:
Mike Matscherz - Front, Back


Photo Contest:
1) White Cyclone, Nagashima Spa Land, Kevin Moran
2) California Screamin', Disney's California Adventure, Jonathan Hymes
3) Tornado and Dania Beach Hurricane, Boomers, Dave Jackson


Video Contest:
1) John MacGregor
2) Paul Coulombe
3) Jon Edwards


Regional Newsletter Contest (Judge's 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 (Member's 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:
Walt Disney World
Cypress Gardens
Busch Gardens



Photos:
Slide Show