I was sorting some bricks the other evening when I came across a collection of magnetic bricks stuck together in a rectangular jumble. These are my name tags from the AFOL conventions I attended last year. It was a rare year for anybody in that I attended four adult conventions all across the country- each with it's own personality in addition to the many personalities that are on hand in the community.
With BrickWorld a little over a month away, I'm starting to miss the circuit. I never thought of myself as a conventioneer, heading to Vegas to sell washing machines over steaks or entertaining clients at boat shows. But adult fan of LEGO conventions are different. They revolve around three things: discovering how to build better, getting a chance to show what you do, and meeting a wide range of interesting people.
They're unconventional, but that's what makes them great conventions.
Photo by Captain Redstorm.