COVID-19 Information

Due to the ever evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic BrickCon will be complying with the guidance from the Washington State Department of Health and the City of Seattle. Please check back here for the latest details and notifications.

Convention Registration

Registration will open on June 1st

Registration for the AFOL Convention will be opening on June 1st

2020 Registration Costs

Registration TypeCost
Early Bird registration (until July 15th)$70
Standard Registration (July 16th to September 14th)$90
Late Registration (September 15th to 23rd)1:$90
Walk-in Registration (At the Door)$125

What do I get for registering?

Lots of stuff! A goody bag packed with fun things, entry into the BrickCon prize pool, and admission to all sessions, events, and ceremonies.

During registration, you have the option to pre-order the BrickCon Commemorative Model and a BrickCon T-shirt. You may purchase these on-site as well; please note that quantities are limited and unless pre-ordered, we cannot guarantee availability.

Which registration is right for you? See our helpful chart below.

Registration TypeDescription
AdultOpen to all attendees 18 years or older
Adult + TeenFor minors 14-17 years old, and their designated parent/guardian. Teens cannot register separately; requires an adult registration
Children of Adult FansIf you are the registered attendee then your children are welcome to be at BrickCon with you. You must contact the Registrar for specific directions to aid you with access for your children. Please read this page for more detail .
SpeakerFor adult attendees who lead a panel or session, we offer a compensated registration. To apply for consideration to be a presenter, fill out this form.

  1. Late registration does not include any pre-ordered items, such as event bricks, t-shirts, con-models or goody bags. ↩︎

Buddy Program

Our Buddy Program gives attendees an opportunity to connect closely with someone. For those who are new to BrickCon, you might appreciate a guide to help you learn the ropes. For seasoned folks, we’d love your help welcoming beginners into our family. Or maybe you’re a little of both and want to locate more people to hang out with? You might find yourself making a new best friend!

By checking the Buddy box on the registration page, you’re agreeing to be contacted in the future regarding participation in the program. A couple weeks before BrickCon we’ll double check that you still want to be involved, gather a few match-up questions, and then pair you with your new Buddy. We’ll share contact info between you and then it’s up to you from there! Please do not bail on your new friend! We’ll hold a Buddy Meet-up at some point during the Con (to be determined closer to the event).

Volunteering

BrickCon wouldn’t be the same without Volunteers, especially as we try to grow. Our staff does a huge amount of work behind the scenes and it’s really nice to have a little help. Tasks may include:

  • Set-up and tear down of the Expo Hall (tables, chairs, stanchions, etc.)
  • Stuffing goody bags
  • Building the giant photo-op logo
  • Delivering items between buildings
  • Scanning badges as people enter the theater
  • Directly aiding specific Sr. Staff members
  • And more!

When you check the Volunteer box on the registration page, you’re agreeing to be contacted in the future regarding participation in the program. At that time there will be a sign-up sheet made available. Up until that point you are free to opt out, but once you have signed up, we’re depending on you to fill that role. We understand things come up, so please contact the Volunteer Coordinator (Bre) right away if something comes up that prevents you from filling your assigned role so we can find a replacement. If you have questions regarding volunteering, please contact us! Please also note that, while we often reward our Volunteers, signing up for one or more slots does not guarantee you a prize. By definition, volunteering is not a paid gig

Hotels

If you plan on staying near the event, consider one of the following hotels. The official hotel of BrickCon is The Maxwell Hotel.

BrickCon is pleased to offer reduced rates at our two partner hotels:

Maxwell Hotel

  • Special BrickCon Rate: $189
  • To make reservations:
    • Call 1-866-866-7977 and mention that you have registered for BrickCon
    • Email reservations@staypineapple.com
    • Book online : check your registration confirmation email for the code

Important Info:

  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Parking is $15 per night
  • Check in @ 4:00 pm; Check-out @ 12:00 pm

Hampton Inn & Suites

  • Special BrickCon Rate: Please Call
  • To make reservations:
    • Call 206-282-7700 and mention that you have registered for BrickCon
    • Book online : check your registration confirmation email for the code

Important Info:

  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Part of Hilton Honors club
  • Parking is additional per night
  • Check in @ 4:00 pm; Check-out @ 11:00 am

Other area hotel options

Inn at Queen Anne (.3 miles)

505 First Ave. North
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 282-7357 or (800) 952-5043

MarQueen Hotel (.3 miles)

600 Queen Anne Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 282-7407 or (888) 445-3076

Mediterranean Inn (.3 miles)

425 Queen Anne Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
(866) 525-4700

Quality Inn & Suites (.7 miles)

618 John Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206-728-7666

Directions

BrickCon is located at Seattle Center in the Exhibition hall.

If you’re not familiar with Seattle, here are some helpful bits.

Most people arrive in Seattle via Seatac Airport.

Using our light rail is the best way to get from SeaTac Airport to Downtown Seattle (Westlake Station), then use our famous Monorail, which will get you from Westlake to the Seattle Center and to BrickCon.

Here is a map with driving directions for those who rent a car at the airport.

Another fun way to get to Seattle is by train. Check out Amtrak.

Once you are in Seattle proper, public transportation is relatively easy. The Metro bus system is comprehensive.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Brick Badges were used in much of BrickCon’s history, and are what they sound like: your badge for admission to the private event. We no longer use Brick Badges for entry purposes. We honor our long-standing tradition by providing each registrant with custom bricks each year.
It depends. Please send any changes via the Contact Us form prior to August 31. We cannot guarantee we can accommodate your request if submitted after that date.
No. Registration is only for persons attending the Private Convention (Thursday - Sunday).
You may receive a refund any time prior to two weeks before the first day of the event.
Only if you have another Attendee pick it up for you (and you haven’t requested your money back – see above). We cannot ship Convention items.
Yes. You won’t need him or her to be with you at all times, just when you are entering one of the BrickCon buildings. We need to know that there is someone to make legal-type decisions for you.
You can bring your creation at any time after Thursday at 8:00am. Staff and volunteers are available to guide you to where your creations belong. Check in at the registration desk before setting up any creations.
Yes, many contests. No, you won’t need to pay to play. For a few activities (Dirty Brickster, Draft, 101 Bricks, Wacky Races, etc.), you will need to bring items to participate. Building contests will have all necessary items provided.
You must use Sched.org to sign up for games. You will gain access to the system after you have completed your registration through Eventbrite. The deadline for games sign-up is one week prior to the start of the event. There is no on-site sign-ups for games unless otherwise specified.
Yes. Attendees between 14 and 17 are required to register with a parent or guardian .
Registration allows you to bring creations. Unlike some other events, BrickCon is organized into themes as opposed to individual builders. If your creation is large enough to require its own table, please work with your theme coordinator. We may not be able to accommodate your creation.
Both. There will be some space within the Exhibition Hall to build while visiting with the other attendees. The Public LOVES to watch people build.
No. Set-up can happen any time Thursday or Friday. We do recommend having everything completed prior to Keynote on Friday. Our Friends and Family event happens right after, with Public Hours beginning at 10:00 am Saturday morning.
Due to our limited Brick Bazaar Vendor space, we use an “Invitation Only” policy where people requesting to be vendors are vetted and invited (by email). If you would like to be placed on the invitation list for consideration please use the Contact Us page to send in your request.
Under restrictions, Yes. Registered attendee may sell only to other registered attendees – not to the public.
Yes. All sessions and ceremonies require registration to attend, as does access to all spaces that BrickCon uses.
Yes. If your guests are attending during Public Hours either Saturday or Sunday, they will require a paid ticket. We offer Friends and Family night, which takes place 8:30-10:00pm on Friday night. This event allows you to invite spouses, family, and friends to see the amazing creations with no charge. Please note you are expected to escort your guests into the event and remain with them.
No. Tickets are sold for individual days and times of entry. In order to manage crowds more effectively, please arrive as close to your arrival time as possible.
If you’d like to help BrickCon with a sponsorship, please use the Contact Us form. We are happy to discuss our levels of sponsorship with you.
Yes. Use the Contact Us and let us know what you’d like to do. We’ll provide an address for you to ship to, and we’ll transport it to BrickCon, where you can open your package(s). Shipping, along with return shipping, is at your own expense - we can help with the details, though. It is your responsibility to package up your creation to withstand shipping, to open and verify the contents when you arrive to the event, set up your creations, and re-pack them for return shipping.
No. You may register at the door, for the walk-in price. Walk-in attendees do not receive the same benefits (like Brick Badges) that other attendees receive.
BrickCon does will-call badges: you pick them up when you arrive, along with any other items you ordered.
The list of events and schedule will be available via Sched.org prior to BrickCon. You will sign up for games, events, sessions, and register your creations through this platform.
No. A parent/guardian does not have to hang on to the under 18 individual the entire weekend. But the parent/guardian needs to be nearby in the event of emergencies. This is to protect you, your parents, and BrickCon.
No. The primary focus of BrickCon is to create community with other adult LEGO fans. We provide numerous activities, seminars, discussion groups, challenges and other entertainment with the intent that each person will find something in which they would like to participate.
No. If you are curious about events in other cities, we suggest connecting with your local LEGO user group. New events are popping up every year.
No. We try to make sure everyone’s creations remain secure. There have been no reports of items gone missing in previous years. If would like to interact with the public, please do so – you are not obligated to. If you need a break, there will be places to get away to where it will be relatively quiet. You may come and go throughout BrickCon on your own schedule.
No. If you know you must leave before Closing Ceremonies on Sunday, you have two options: pack up your creation after 4pm on Saturday (and before 9am Sunday) and not have them on display Sunday, or work with a fellow attendee to take responsibility for your creation and it's safety and transportation. We have instructions for our security staff to not let creations leave the building during the Public Exhibition.
BrickCon is a Convention for adults. We recognize that people under the age of 14 may have an ability to build at an advanced level, but building is only a small part of what BrickCon is about. Our history has shown that children younger than 14 do not have the appropriate maturity level to be among our adult builders without causing disruption. We want BrickCon to be welcoming to all, but the reality is that we must set limits.
Yes. Everyone who wants to be inside the private portion of BrickCon must be registered.