The team behind BrickCon 2021 has announced that the long running LEGO fan event will return to Seattle this October with a physical, in-person event alongside an online option.
LEGO fans will come together in Seattle for BrickCon 2021 this October, with this year’s convention marking the 20th edition of the annual event. The event will take place October 1 – 3 and promises displays, awards, classes, workshops, prizes, vendors and more. The event’s theme is ‘Two BrickCon Decades’.
‘Based on guidance from our local government about the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., we have decided that BrickCon 2021 will be back with an in-person event at the Seattle Center in October,’ said BrickCon Director Steven Walker. ‘After last year’s successful online event, we are also going to offer a limited, simultaneous virtual event with access to presentations, interactive activities and games.’
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Due to new occupancy regulations and in response to the coronavirus pandemic, only 400 participants will be able to attend the physical event and there will also be a limit on the number of public tickets available. Builders attending will need to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask in public areas.
Physical adult convention goers will enjoy the annual keynote speech, general sessions, display space, games, swag bags, t-shirts and commemorative models for purchase, building challenges, an awards ceremony, LEGO-related classes and workshops, as well as social events. Builders who attend in-person will be required to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask in public areas.
‘Though our online coordination will be scaled back from last year, we still felt it was important to offer a taste of the in-person convention to our global BrickCon family using what we learned from our virtual event during the pandemic,’ Steven added.
Those who purchase the hybrid ticket will have access to presentation livestreams, a few online games, the private BrickCon Discord server, general merchandise, online social meet-ups, as well as virtual tours of the exhibition.
In person tickets will go on sale August 1, virtual hybrid tickets will go in sale September 1. For full information on pricing and what each ticket includes, visit the BrickCon website.