How do I put this? BrickCon 2008 was amazing, but just a little bit more stressful than years past, as I demonstrate in this photo by Adam Hally:
Nevertheless, it was the best LEGO convention I’ve ever been to! Highlights for me included:
- Zombie Apocafest 2008
- Nannan crashing at my place
- 10193 Medieval Market Village
- A chance to have great one-on-one conversations with guys like Mark Larson, Joe Meno, Jonathan Bender, and Kelly McKiernan
- Paul Hetherington’s “Casa Baron” winning “Best of Show” (hey, it was part of the zombie layout; I can be proud)
- LEGO Playthemes Creative Director Matt Ashton autographing my 7979 Castle Advent Calendar (photo by Nannan below), which he designed
Various bloggers have posted their observations about the con:
- Read more about the Zombie Apocafest on Valve’s Left 4 Dead Blog.
- Listen to Wayne Hussey and Daniel Brown on LAML Radio, and hear from Bill Ward about recording for LAML Radio.
- Read Hillel’s thoughts on admitting he’s a “LEGO geek” (hurray!) and see tons of great pictures on the Jackson Fish Market blog.
- Read about the “Minifig Beauty Pageant” on Model Building Secrets.
I love seeing the looks of wonder and amazement on people’s faces as they find something cool that they never thought could be made from the little plastic bricks they have lying around their house. But I tend to find the public hours a bit overwhelming:
Of course, as attendees get home, they’ve started uploading pictures they took at BrickCon. Abusing the HTML list tag even further, here are a few that I’ve found so far:
- Adam Hally
- Ashley Glennon
- Brandon Griffith
- Brendan Mauro
- Caylin Feiring
- Derek Schin
- Don Solo
- Heather “LEGO Girl”
- “House of Fur and Fir”
- Joe Meno
- Josh Wedin
- Lino Martins
- Mark Neumann
- Mark Sandlin
- Lonnon Foster
- Ryan “Chief” Wood
- Steve Witt
- Ted Godwin
- Thomas Wunz
- The Tomster
- Trevor Van Aalst
And with that, I’m taking a week off. :D But fear not, dear readers! There are plenty of other LEGO blogs to sate your LEGO appetite.
I can’t wait for next year. Until then, build on!