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Bricks by the Bay 2011

BRICKS BY THE BAY 2011 WHAT: BRICKS BY THE BAY The second-ever LEGO convention for northern California will be held on March 25-27 2011, at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara CA. Bricks by the Bay is a 3-day convention including a 1-day public expo where Adult Fans of LEGO (AFoLs) can congregate and display their creations. WHERE: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara 5101 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA WHEN: Convention: Friday-Sunday, March 25-27 2011 Public exhibition: Sunday, 10AM to 4PM, March 27 2011 WEBSITE: http://www.bricksbythebay.com COST: Admission to the 3-day convention is $55. Hotel: Convention Rate is $105 FAQ: http://www.bricksbythebay.com/wordpress/frequently-asked-questions/ WHO: All Adult Fans of LEGO! Any educators or vendors interested in using Lego components. WHY: Because it's fun! Please come and check it out!

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Brick Fiesta 2011

WHAT: BRICK FIESTA Brick Fiesta is the premier fan of LEGO event held in Texas. It is presented by the Texas LEGO User Group. Brick Fiesta is a 4-day convention including a 2-day public expo where Adult Fans of LEGO (AFoLs) can congregate and display their creations. WHERE: Omni Hotel Austin at Southpark 4140 Governor’s Row Austin, Texas 78744 WHEN: Brick Fiesta will take place on June 30th to July 3, 2011 with a public exhibition on both Saturday and Sunday suited for fans of all ages. Public Hours: Saturday, July 2, 2011 : 10 AM – 4 PM Sunday, July 3, 2011: 11 AM – 3 PM WEBSITE: http://brickfiesta.com/convention/ COST: Admission to the 3-day convention is $50. Brick Fiesta has negotiated a special rate for the hotel accommodations. VENDOR INFORMATION: http://brickfiesta.com/vendors/ WHO: All Adult Fans of LEGO! Any educators or vendors interested in using Lego components.

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Canberra Brick Expo 2011

WHAT: Canberra BrickExpo 2011 Brick Expo is an entertaining and interesting exhibition of rare and unique LEGO creations by interstate and local collectors and modellers. Hundreds of static, moving and robotic models in themes including: Star Wars, Trains, Planes, Space Ships, Racing Cars, Monuments and Sculptures Brick Expo is organized by the Canberra LEGO User Group. WHERE: Canberra Australia Corinna Ballroom Canberra Southern Cross Club - Woden 92-96 Corinna Street Phillip ACT 2606 WHEN: 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday 6th August 2011 10:00am to 4:00pm, Sunday 7th August 2011 WEBSITE: http://www.brickexpo.com.au/ CONTACT: http://www.brickexpo.com.au/Contact.html WHO: All Adult Fans of LEGO! Any educators or vendors interested in using Lego components. WHY: Because it's fun! ADVERTISEMENT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bvBmR5JYcc&fmt;=22

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Bricks by the Bay

Howdy all, The first-ever LEGO/brick convention for northern California will be held on April 9-11, 2010, at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley in Fremont, CA. Planning is going on right now!  Please see http://www.bricksbythebay.com for more information! Thought to share Richard

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2012 Bricks Cascade, Portland Oregon

BRICKS CASCADE 2012 WHAT: BRICKS CASCADE is a 3-day convention including a 2-day public expo where Adult Fans of LEGO (AFoLs) OR Adult LEGO Hobbyists (ALH) can congregate and display their creations. It is made up of two parts: Convention and Exhibition. The Convention provides a place for fans to get together and share their friendship, experiences and show off their fantastic creations. There are many smaller events within the Convention including contests, games, round-table discussions, seminars and presentations. The Exhibition invites LEGO fans of all ages to view hundreds of incredible hobbyist-built creations and meet, and hopefully be inspired by, their creators. WHERE: Oregon Convention Center,  Portland Oregon WHEN: The private convention is on Friday June 1. The public exhibition occurs on Saturday, June 2nd between 10:00AM and 4:00PM, and Sunday, June 3rd between 9:00AM and 3:00PM. The convention schedule is here: http://brickscascade.com/Schedule.html WEBSITE: http://brickscascade.com WHO: All Adult Fans of LEGO!

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Brickfest 2009 in Portland Oregon

Howdy all, I originally posted this as an instructable (along the lines of a travel guide). Folk thought this would be a better place for it. I think it is of interest to the instructables community.-RAttend BRICKFEST 2009 in Portland Oregon!WHAT and WHY:BRICKFEST is the one of the best gatherings of LEGO fans and models in the world. It is a chance to see awesome projects and meet some of the world's leading LEGO tinkerers. Enthusiasts show off their most incredible creations! In 2007 there were incredible ball machines, working grandfather clocks and the Portland skyline all created out of LEGO! Example projects:http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=244460WHEN and WHERE:Brickfest takes place on 3/27 - 3/29/09.The convention takes place on the first two days, with a public expo on the third day. It is held at the Oregon Convention Center, Hall A in Portland, Oregon USA. COST and INFORMATION:Admission to the 3-day convention is $65. Admission to the public expo is $7 per person, or $25 for a family.Website: http://www.brickfest.com/Links and FAQ: http://www.brickfest.com/links.phpLUGNET Forum: http://news.lugnet.com/events/brickfest/GETTING AROUND:The lightrail runs from the airport to the Oregon Convention Center!LODGING: There are a variety of hotels near the convention center. The official BrickFest 2009 hotel of choice is the Red Lion Hotel.MORE INFORMATION:General questions: http://www.brickfest.com/contact.phpWebsite: http://www.brickfest.comWatch for forum postings at: http://news.lugnet.com/events/brickfest/

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2012 BrickCon Seattle Washington

BRICKCON 2012 WHAT: BRICKCON BrickCon is a 4-day convention including a 2-day public expo where Adult Fans of LEGO (AFoLs) OR Adult LEGO Hobbyists (ALH) can congregate and display their creations. It is made up of two parts: Convention and Exhibition. The Convention provides a place for fans to get together and share their friendship, experiences and show off their fantastic creations. There are many smaller events within the Convention including contests, games, round-table discussions, seminars and presentations. The Exhibition invites LEGO fans of all ages to view hundreds of incredible hobbyist-built creations and meet, and hopefully be inspired by, their creators. This is BrickCon's 10th year of providing stimulating and fantastic displays! WHERE: Exhibition Hall at the Seattle Center, Seattle Washington WHEN: The private convention runs Oct 4-7. The public exhibition occurs on Saturday October 6 from 10am - 4pm, and Sunday October 7th 9am - 3pm. WEBSITE: www.brickcon.org WHO: All Adult Fans of LEGO!

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2009 BrickCon Seattle Washington

BRICKCON 2009 WHAT: BRICKCON BrickCon is a 4-day convention including a 2-day public expo where Adult Fans of LEGO (AFoLs) OR Adult LEGO Hobbyists (ALH) can congregate and display their creations. It is made up of two parts: Convention and Exhibition. The Convention provides a place for fans to get together and share their friendship, experiences and show off their fantastic creations. There are many smaller events within the Convention including contests, games, round-table discussions, seminars and presentations. The Exhibition invites LEGO fans of all ages to view hundreds of incredible hobbyist-built creations and meet, and hopefully be inspired by, their creators. This is BrickCon's 8th year of providing stimulating and fantastic displays! WHERE: Exhibition Hall at the Seattle Center, Seattle Washington WHEN: October 1 through 4th, 2009 Public Exhibition is October 3rd and 4th 11am to 3pm Convention is 8am to 11pm WEBSITE: www.brickcon.org HOTEL: There are many, but the Hampton Inn is the "preferred" hotel. BrickCon is going to post a code for you to use when you register at this hotel to receive a discount from their usual rates. COST: Convention fee is $50. Exhibition Admission is $7 individual, $20 family, children under 4 admitted free. WHO: All Adult Fans of LEGO! Several LEGO employees will be attending! THEME: Imagination in Motion!

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Instructables Show & Tell- in our town, and yours

Come to the first Instructables Show & Tell near you this March! Held in the Bay Area (Friday 3/9, 7pm at Instructables HQ), the Boston area (Saturday 3/10, 7pm, hosted by MITERS), Austin (Saturday 3/10 at SXSW, hosted by dorkbot ), NYC (Thursday 3/22, hosted by Etsy, Make, PopSci, and Create Digital Music) , Atlanta (Friday 3/30, 8pm), Savannah (Thursday, 3/22), and Orlando (Friday 3/23, 6pm). Contact me by private message if you'd like to host an Instructables Show & Tell in your area, and we'll add it to the list. Locations and times will be posted at the bottom of the page. We'll be doing this again, so plan ahead.The TheoryHow to Host an Instructables Show and TellBring your friends & family, drinks or a snack for the table, and something you've made (or are thinking about or working on) to share with the group. You'll meet a diverse group of smart, excited art and technology geeks who want to talk to you about your projects and ideas. Please RSVP so we'll have a decent guess how many people to expect.Examples: your new LED, LEGO, or K'nex project, a cool screen-printed T-shirt, neat origami, a cool bike mod, home-made kimchee, alternate uses for your ipod, a fire-breathing Godzilla, a neat example of vintage technology, or just a cool idea you'd like to explore with other like-minded people. Anything you'd put up as an Instructable is definitely fair game- bring it by and show it off. Email or message me if you've got specific questions.Note: NO PowerPoint. You've got 2-4 minutes to talk about your project; words and models are best way to do a quick demo.SCHEDULE:7pm Doors open for mingling and snacks. If you've got something to talk about, put your name on the whiteboard. If not, you'd best have brought extra snacks.~8-9:30 Show & Tell. We run through the list, giving everyone a couple of minutes to talk about their project/idea and answer a few questions. In-depth discussion is saved for later so everyone gets a chance to demo their project; there will be a gong.~9:30-10:30 Check out what you liked, ask the questions we didn't get to during Show & Tell, talk to the cute nerd you've been eyeing across the room, and help clean out the rest of the snacks.Now you can join your geographic group!LOCATIONS: Bay Area Instructables, Friday 9 March, 7pm2175 Monarch St, Alameda, CA directionsRSVP: canida(*at*) instructables.com Boston Area MITERS, Saturday 10 March, 7pm265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA directionsMost of the Instructables & Squid Labs founders built things at MITERS when they were in school; it's a neat clubhouse full of people who love to make fun things. They've got an Instructables group to show some of them off. NOTE: Please don't bring beer or wine as this event is on the MIT campus. Austin dorkbot Saturday, 10 March, 6-8pmBrush Square Park at 5th and Neches map(electronic art) Come to a special dorkbot during the SXSW Interactive Festival! We'll have a carnival style presentation of mad science fun spread across stations around the tent. Between scheduled presentations, show off your own project and get 30 seconds on the mike to tell the crowd about your demented electronic pursuits before being unceremoniously buzzed off the stage by 20,000 volts of raw power! Enormously raw POWER! Brush Square Park is adjacent to the Austin Convention Center, host of SXSW.Mandatory RSVP here or email rsvp@dorkbotaustin.org New York Etsy Labs Thursday, 22 March, 7pm325 Gold St., 6th Floor, Brooklyn, NY mapHosted by Etsy, MAKE, PopSci, & Create Digital Music Atlanta Taco Mac Perimeter Friday, 30 March 8pm1211 Ashford Crossing, Atlanta, GA mapRSVP: PM irollmyown or email jenny (*at*) hackaddict.net Orlando Panera Friday, 23 March 6pm11472 University Blvd., Orlando, FL mapRSVP: PM trebuchet03 or or send him email @gmail.com Savannah Thursday, 22 March, 6:30pmCafe at Books-A-Million, 8108 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA mapRSVP: PM royalestelYour City Here?Volunteer to host now! Libraries, schools, and other community venues will often let you reserve space. Just send me a personal message or an email and we'll coordinate.

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