COVID-19 Information

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. We are also going to offer a limited, simultaneous virtual event with access to presentations, interactive activities and games.

In-person attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination and adhere to the COVID-19 safety requirements established by of the State of Washington, the City of Seattle, the convention venue, and BrickCon. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal from the convention without a refund.

Health + Safety

Updated: September 4th

This page will be updated regularly with information on our onsite health and safety protocols for this event. Our attendees’ health and safety remain our top priority as we continue to monitor COVID-19 and look to venue, local, state, CDC, and WHO guidelines to make the best and most informed decisions around onsite safety and requirements.

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS

Mask Mandate

In order to best protect everybody’s health, masks will be required to be worn at the event. Exceptions are in outdoor spaces. Masks must be worn over the nose and mouth and must be made of a tight-knit, non-permeable material. KN95 or N95 masks are recommended. Cloth masks are acceptable. Bandanas, scarfs, and gaiters are not permitted to be used as masks. Participants should provide their own masks for the event, though extras will be available at event registration and information desks, as well as the event zone entrance areas for those that need them.

Washington State and King County Mask Mandate As of September 6, King County requires that everyone ages 5 and older, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in indoor public settings like grocery, retail, theaters, and entertainment establishments, and at outdoor events with 500 or more people. Masks are also recommended for everyone in crowded outdoor settings.

Masking helps to protect everyone, including those that currently aren’t able to be protected by the vaccine such as children under twelve, and those who are immune suppressed. More information can be found on their website

Vaccine Requirement

In-person convention attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks (14 full days) after the final dose of a government-approved vaccine.

Members of the Public be required to wear a mask but are not required to be vaccinated.

Accepted Vaccines

All vaccines approved for emergency or full use by the World Health Organization will be accepted for in-person attendance at this event. These currently include vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, J&J/Janssen, Sinopharm, Sinovac, AstraZeneca, and Covishield. This list will be updated as new vaccines are accepted.

Vaccine Verification

Event participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to the event in order to be admitted. We will be emailing registered participants prior to the event with a link and instructions on how to provide proof of vaccination. Our team will be able to assist with any questions or issues with uploading information and is available by contacting us via our contact form.

COVID Travel Refunds

We realize that international travel during COVID-19 is hard to predict and we would like to relieve some of this uncertainty.

For all of our International BrickCon fans, if the United States or your Country of Origin has not opened the border for non-essential travel in time to travel to BrickCon by September 24th, we will give you a full refund of your ticket costs. At that time you are welcome to purchase a virtual ticket and join us from the comfort of your home.

Please contact us via EventBrite to initiate this process and to provide us with the details.

If you have been refunded for your tickets and have purchased items from our store for pick up, we will contact you individually to coordinate shipping costs and delivery of your items.

General Policies

By attending BrickCon (as an attendee, guest, vendor, or otherwise), you agree to adhere to the following:
  • BrickCon is a two-part event: the public exhibition and private convention.
    • The Public Exhibition is intended for all ages.
  • In-person attendees will be required to adhere to the COVID-19 safety requirements established by of the State of Washington, the City of Seattle, the convention venue, and BrickCon. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal from the convention without a refund.
    • Builders who attend in-person will be required to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask in public areas.
    • Members of the Public be required to wear a mask.
  • BrickCon is a two-part event: the public exhibition and private convention.
    • The Private Convention is intended for and designed with adults in mind. Accommodations for children are not available. Presentation content may not be suitable for minors.
    • Registration is required for anyone attending BrickCon outside of the Public Exhibition. Anyone attending during public hours who is not a registered attendee must have a ticket for admission.
    • Attendees must be 18 years or older to register. Minors between 16-17 may attend with a parent or guardian.
    • Attendees between 16-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. If a minor is present without their parent or guardian, BrickCon reserves the right to contact the parent or guardian to remove the minor from the event.
    • Minors 15 years or younger are not permitted to attend.
  • Registered attendees are invited to display LEGO creations.
  • All creations must be registered by the date specified in order to be guaranteed display space.
  • BrickCon reserves the right to refuse creations. This includes:
    • Realistic weapons
    • Animals, living or deceased
    • Open flames
    • Creations made primarily with non-LEGO pieces (Mega Bloks, K'nex, etc)
    • Offensive subject matter, as determined by at least three BrickCon staff members
  • BrickCon offers vendors, selling various LEGO-related products and memorabilia. These vendors have BrickCon’s permission to sell to both the public and private attendees.
  • Attendees may buy, sell, and trade amongst each other as long as the following conditions are met:
    • The Code of Conduct is followed
    • Transactions are discreet
    • Transactions between attendees may NOT occur during Public Hours in the Exhibition Hall
  • Intoxicating substances are not permitted in the Exhibition Hall at any time. Individuals found consuming these substances will be asked to leave.
  • This includes, but is not limited to, alcohol and marijuana
  • Alcohol and marijuana may be consumed according to state law in private areas of the convention, as long as it also conforms to the private rules of the location.
  • Users must abide by the federal and state laws regarding age: if you are under 21, you are not permitted to drink alcohol or smoke. If you are caught doing so, you may be asked to leave.
  • No animals, except those protected by the American Disabilities Act
    • The ADA defines a service animal as a dog or miniature horse that is individually trained to do work or perform a task
    • For further clarification, please see the ADA definition

By submitting your registration and payment, you signify that you have read, understand and agree to all terms, regulations and conditions as stated here.

The applicant will indemnify and hold harmless BrickCon, BrickCon LLC and The Seattle Center from any liability, damage, expense, cause of action, suits, claims, judgments, and costs of defense arising from injury to persons or personal property which arise out of any act, failure to act, negligence of the applicant, its agents, or employees. All personal property of the applicant, its employees, agents, licensees, servants, clients, members, guests, or trespassers shall be at the sole risk of said parties; BrickCon, BrickCon LLC and The Seattle Center shall not be liable to any such person or party for any damage or loss to personal property thereof.

You will not be considered registered for BrickCon until both your completed registration form and your full registration fee have been received by the BrickCon organizers. BrickCon is not responsible for incomplete or missing registration forms or lost registration fees. BrickCon reserves the right to deny any incomplete or fraudulent registration.

Requests for refunds of paid registration fees will be honored until Two weeks prior to the first day of the event. After that day, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.

The BrickCon Guest consents to BrickCon’s use and display of the BrickCon Guest’s likeness in any video, photograph or other depiction for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without compensation or liability of any kind. The BrickCon Guest’s consent extends to minors and other persons in the care and charge of the BrickCon Guest.

Attendance at the BrickCon event is subject to compliance to all rules, terms and conditions set forth in this document and at the event.

Failure to follow posted or stated rules may result in being asked to leave the BrickCon event without refund.

Code of Conduct

BrickCon is an inclusive space intended for any fan of LEGO to hang out with like-minded people. To maintain and protect this supportive community and environment, all registered attendees, staff, vendors, visiting public, and anyone involved in this event commit to the following:

  • Inclusive: BrickCon commits to providing a safe, welcoming environment to everyone, regardless of gender, race, orientation, ethnicity, religion, nationality, age, disability, or any other identifying category.
  • Free of harassment: Harassment or insults in any form are not okay. This includes (but is not limited to) name calling, inappropriate touching, invading personal space, public or private communications with intent to disparage or intimidate, posting inappropriate or offensive photos
  • Free of abuse: BrickCon takes the safety of those in our community seriously. Abuse, whether physical, mental, sexual, or otherwise, will not be tolerated.
  • Consent is key: If someone tells you that your behavior is making them uncomfortable, stop. If someone tells you they do not appreciate your attention, leave them alone.

If someone violates this Code of Conduct, inform a staff member immediately. An additional staff member will be brought in to document and investigate the allegation. Staff will, with the assistance of the board of directors, recommend and execute a decision and any consequences, if necessary.

Expected Behavior

  • Be nice to people.
  • Be aware of your words and actions.
  • Protect others around you and the community by reporting violations.

Unacceptable Behavior

  • Violence, threats of violence, or violent language directed toward a person, their belongings, or a group of people
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory language or actions
  • Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.
  • Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).
  • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.
  • Inappropriate photography or recording.
  • Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone’s consent before touching them.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcome sexual advances.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person)
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
  • Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations.

Consequences

Once a violation is reported and investigated, if warranted, consequences will be applied. These include:

  • Discharged for the remainder of event
  • One year ban from the event
  • Lifetime ban from the event

If you are discharged from the event, you will not receive a refund of any monies paid.

Policy - Children of Adult Fans

Child Attendance at BrickCon

BrickCon recognizes that LEGO is an everlasting toy: it is as fun today as it was in 1958, when the brick we know and love received its patent. There are many ways for LEGO fans of all ages to engage with and enjoy our favorite toy.

With that said, BrickCon is an event put on by adults and intended for adults and young adults. If the primary LEGO fan who wants to attend is under the age of 16, BrickCon is not the right place for them.

LEGO fans of all ages are welcome to join us during public hours (Saturday and Sunday) with a paid public ticket; the private convention is for ages 16 and up (when accompanied by a parent or guardian) and fans 18 years and older.

Limited child tickets for vaccinated children age 12-15 may be available, contact us via the contact form for additional information and requirements.

We respect and encourage builders of any age: if you are not yet old enough to attend BrickCon as registered attendee, we encourage you to come on public days, and become involved in your local LEGO group. Build, create, and when you’re old enough - we’re excited to have you join us.