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Event Report: Brickcon 2009

Oct 18, 2009 11:00 pm
by Joe Meno

The first weekend of October was once again the time for Brickcon, an Adult Fan of LEGO convention. Based in Seattle, Washington, this event has been running since 2002, making Brickcon the longest-running event in North America. This year, the event was the largest to date, with over 375 attendees and over 9300 guests during the weekend public hours.

Highlights of the convention include the many displays, including the Zombie Apocafest and the space and town layouts. Brickcon had the first showing of the Cube Dudes, which were built by Angus MacLane, a Pixar animator. Tommy Williamson presented his Colbert Report set and Iain Heath showed his built figures for display. Later, Matthew Ashton of the LEGO Group also gave previews of the upcoming LEGO Disney sets and also unveiled a new Imperial warship to round out the Pirates theme.

Next year, Brickcon's theme will be Tales of the Brick. You can see photos from the event at BrickJournal's Brickcon 2009 gallery.

Video is also available here:
Tommy Williamson
Iain Heath