BrickCon 2022 registration now open with Pixar director Angus MacLane as keynote [News]

The longest-running LEGO fan convention is gearing up for another epic year, with BrickCon returning this fall with a blackjack theme for its 21st year. Held in Seattle, BrickCon hosts a 4-day convention Thur-Sun, Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, for adult builders and fans with games, presentations, display opportunities, prizes, and more. BrickCon is continuing the successful hybrid model it pioneered last year to allow virtual attendees for those who cannot make it to Seattle in person, with special activities for online participants. Registration for the 4-day adult builder convention are $85 in-person, and $25 to attend online, available now on BrickCon.org.

This year BrickCon’s keynote speaker is Angus MacLane, an avid LEGO fan and builder who is best known as the director of movies like Finding Dory and Lightyear. Angus joked recently on twitter that the yellow canopy on Buzz Lightyear’s spaceship was because he wanted more LEGO trans-yellow windscreens, so we can’t wait to hear from him.

Pixar Director Angus MacLane is photographed on March 7, 2022 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)


The Brothers Brick is proud to be a sponsor of BrickCon. Read the full press release from BrickCon below.

BrickCon 2022 is Back In-Person and Online with Keynote from Pixar Director and LEGO Builder Angus MacLane

Washington’s original LEGO fan convention returns to the Seattle Center from
September 29th to October 2nd with registrations available now

SEATTLE, July 18, 2022: BrickCon 2022 is coming back to the Seattle Center this fall.
Washington’s original LEGO fan convention and public exhibition will be held Sept. 29 –
Oct. 2 and will offer adult builders a chance to display their LEGO creations, win prizes
and awards, participate in workshops, shop from vendors, and more. BrickCon is also
the only LEGO convention to offer a simultaneous online experience for international
builders and other LEGO fans who can’t travel.

Additionally, BrickCon 2022 welcomes Pixar director (and LEGO superfan) Angus
MacLane as its keynote speaker this year. MacLane directed Pixar’s Lightyear where he
used LEGO as a storytelling tool to help craft the development of the film. He also is the
fan designer behind the popular LEGO Ideas Wall-E set.
“This year should be a great exhibition for BrickCon. It’s our 21 st show, so I guess we’ve
finally come of age—which is something to be said for the longest-running fan-
organized LEGO convention. Our theme for the year is ‘21, Time for Fun!’” said Steven
Walker, Director of BrickCon. “We are also excited to continue offering a fully hybrid
event both in-person and online to make BrickCon as inclusive and accessible as
possible.”

To help encourage distancing, physical attendee registration is limited to 500
participants and public tickets will be both timed and limited to meet occupancy
regulations and help protect people’s health. Builders who attend in person are
encouraged to wear a mask.

Adult in-person convention attendees will have access to the annual keynote, general
sessions, display floor outside of public hours, LEGO games and building challenges,
swag bags, t-shirts and commemorative models for purchase, an awards ceremony,
LEGO-related classes and workshops, social events to meet with the AFOL (Adult Fan
of LEGO) community, and all online activities. BrickCon 2022 adult builder registrations
(14+) are now available for $85 USD per person at AFOL.BrickCon.org.

Online experience attendees will have access to presentation live streams, online
games, tours, the private BrickCon Discord server, general merchandise and
commemorative model for purchase, online social meet-ups, virtual door prizes, as well
as a virtual exhibition complete with awards for their LEGO creations. BrickCon 2022
Online attendees tickets are also available for $25 USD per person at
AFOL.BrickCon.org.

“It is important to us to offer an online convention to our global BrickCon family,” said
Walker. “The past few years have been challenging but brought out the best of the
LEGO community that we are eager to celebrate, no matter where our attendees are
located.”

General public tickets to see the LEGO creations on display at BrickCon 2022 in Seattle
will be available later this summer.

For more details, follow BrickCon on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. For
questions about the convention or if you would like to become a vendor, sponsor or
speaker at BrickCon 2022, please contact info@BrickCon.org.

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