Things might be a little quieter here on Brothers-Brick.com over the next four days, because about half the TBB team will be in Seattle for BrickCon 2013.
One thing I’ve learned about BrickCon over the years — this will be my eighth BrickCon since I first attended in 2006 — is that it’s an experience that you just have to be there for. Unfortunately, that means we haven’t been covering every single day of BrickCon like we did back in 2006-2007.
Nevertheless, you can still follow along at home through the photos, tweets, and blog posts by various attendees. First, there’s the BrickCon photo pool on Flickr, where you can follow along as people add photos of setup, events, and the LEGO models everyone comes to see.
Second, here are the Twitter users we’re aware of who are tweeting from BrickCon 2013 (when the awful data connection in the venue permits…):
(I’ll add to this list later as I find out who’s at BrickCon and who’s posting while they’re there.)
One day I’ll come :'(
“it’s an experience that you just have to be there for. Unfortunately, that means we haven’t been covering every single day of BrickCon like we did back in 2006-2007.”
I think most experiences of human life are those that “you just have to be there for”. But the very core of blogging (or any journalism) is that you still try to communicate these experiences to those who just can’t be there. Olympics, walk on the moon or your local country fair are all something that you just have to be there for. But that doesn’t make good reporters obsolete.
I get to come out of coincidence. I didn’t even realize that BrickCon as this weekend, and had originally planned to spend my vacation in the Olympic National Rainforest. Thanks to the shutdown, I spent a few hours looking up what I could do in Seattle instead, and I came across this. How fortuitous.